Ed Hardy over at Brighthand.com is reporting that Intel is planning to sell it’s XScale line of processors. The XScale line has long been used in mobile devices, from Pocket PCs & Smartphones, to Palm and BlackBerry devices.
Marvell Technology Group, Ltd. is the company that will be purchasing the devision, along with about 1,400 employees that will make the transition to the new company.
The immediate impact on the XScale line & its direction is unknown, but it is my opinion that Intel just wasn’t focusing a lot of attention on expanding the capabilities of the line of processors. Maybe Marvell will be able to take the chip to another level of integration and features that could leverage more functionality for all of us in the end.