SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Proving that it is making inroads in the embedded processor business, Intel Corp. here today announced that its StrongARM RISC chip is being used by six major suppliers of Pocket PC-based personal digital assistants (PDAs).
Compaq Computer Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co. and Symbol Technologies Inc. are continuing their existing relationship with Intel by announcing PDA products based on the StrongARM SA-1110 processor.
Casio Computer Co. Ltd., NEC Corp. and Toshiba Corp. for the first time have selected Intel's StrongARM technology in their new, respective devices.
The products introduced by the six companies today are based on the so-called Pocket PC architecture. This PDA-like, hand-held system is based on Intel's 206-MHz StrongARM chip and runs Microsoft's Windows Powered Pocket PC 2002 software. The software was rolled out today as part of the major announcement.
"The success of Intel StrongARM in the growing handh eld market segment has been tremendous," said Peter Green, general manager of Intel's Handheld Computing Division. "We are also seeing this success extend into platforms such as 2.5G and 3G phones," he said.