Intel plans to have UMPCs that use 20 times less power by 2009

Intel is really trying to keep the UMPC platform going since they announced their concept for a MID. If they are able to hold true to their roadmap, we will really see these devices take off sometime around 2009.

According to their announcement of the upcoming Moorestown platform which will be released in 2009, we will be seeing ultra-mobile devices that consume 20 times less power than the ones currently on the market. They claim that by then devices will be able to take roughly 24 hours of use before needing to be charged.

They plan to accomplish this by integrating the CPU, GPU and memory controller into the same chip. This follows in the footsteps of AMD's Fusion program which has similar intentions.

Intel Announces "Moorestown" UMPC Platform [via dailytech]