Intel has demonstrated Moorestown in action at the Intel Developers Forum (IDF) in Taipei.
Moorestown is a mobile device platform comprised of an ultra low power processor codenamed Lincroft - around ten times less idle power use than Atom - and an I/O hub codenamed Langwell. It's expected to make an appearance by 2010.
Intel may well say that Moorestown is intended for use in MIDs (mobile internet devices), but the real potential of it will be in mobile phone handsets. Accordingly this will reverberate among mobile phone incumbents as evidence of a growing competitive threat.
"As the next billion people connect to and experience the Internet, significant opportunities lie in the power of technology and the development of purpose-built devices that deliver more targeted computing needs and experiences," said Anand Chandrasekher, senior VP and GM of Intel's Ultra Mobility Group.
There was also a bit more revealed about the arrival of Core i7 (Nehalem) next month. Kirk Skaugen, GM of Intel's Server Platforms Group said there would also be a server Core i7 codenamed Nehalem-EP.
Additionally he gave us a bunch of other codenames to remember for the second half of next year. There will be a derivative of Nehalem-EP designed for expandable servers, codenamed Nehalem-EX and four desktop and mobile variants codenamed Havendale, Lynnfield, Auburndale and Clarksfield.