Intel unveils low-power chips

Intel unveils low-power chips

Intel unveiled a new low-power chip design, part of the company's move towards targeting the mobile market.

Intel is under pressure to sign up chip buyers after trimming its third-quarter sales outlook last week amid a slump in personal-computer demand. The revised outlook adds to evidence of a shift toward smartphones and tablets, areas where Intel has struggled to win orders.

The company's answer is to produce chips that can get by with less power even as they run software faster. Intel is betting that it can drum up demand for a type of slimmed-down PC known as an Ultrabook, which the company views an alternative to such mobile devices as Apple's iPad.


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