Freescale Semiconductor is developing a high-performance audio and power management solution for Intel-based MIDs (Mobile Internet Devices). The highly integrated chipset is designed to efficiently manage power, enabling smaller form factors and longer battery life. The audio and power management chipset will be manufactured on Freescale’s advanced SMARTMOS(tm) technology, a high-voltage CMOS-based process that enables high integration of precision analog, power devices, and logic. When paired with Intel’s low-power processors and chipsets, the new power management chipset is expected to provide an energy-efficient processing solution for a range of Mobile Internet Devices. Initial samples of Freescale’s power management ICs are expected to be available in the second half of 2008.
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