Motorola leverages Intel’s low power system-on-chip (SoC) roadmap
Semiconductor chip maker Intel and Motorola Mobility are entering into a multi-year, multi-device strategic relationship that includes smartphones which Motorola will begin shipping later this year using Intel Atom processors and the Android platform.
The collaboration also covers tablets and will combine Intel’s leadership in silicon processor technology and computing innovation with Motorola’s mobile device design expertise to deliver products that have high performance, long battery life and convenience necessary for increasingly mobile lifestyles.
Under the strategic relationship, Intel and Motorola Mobility will expand opportunity for continued innovation in device design expertise as they work closely to leverage Intel’s low power system-on-chip (SoC) roadmap for Motorola Mobility’s converged mobile device portfolio.
In addition, the companies will collaborate across hardware, software and services to deliver complete offerings and disruptive new user experiences that offer long battery life, increased computing performance, advanced imaging and video capabilities and better wireless connections.
Intel president and CEO Paul Otellini said Intel’s long-term relationship with Motorola Mobility will help accelerate Intel® architecture into new mobile market segments.
"We expect the combination of our companies to break new ground and bring the very best of computing capabilities to smartphones and tablets, which in turn will help to create powerful new experiences that connect and enrich people’s lives wherever they may be," said Otellini.
Motorola Mobility chairman and CEO Sanjay Jha said Motorola is delighted to be partnering with Intel to deliver smartphones and tablets based on Intel’s Atom processor to consumers and businesses.
"Though there are 5 billion mobile subscribers in the world, less than 800 million are using a smartphone today. With Android as the leading smartphone OS globally and advancements in computing technology we see tremendous opportunity for the converged devices market," said Sanjay.