RMI Corporation, a leading provider of High Performance Processor Solutions for Networking, Communications and Media Rich Applications, and Clearview Technology, Inc., a leading innovator of mobile computing devices, announced that the miPC Infinity[tm], an innovative computing product bringing true “mobile computing” to the market, is powered by the RMI® Alchemy[tm] Au1250[tm] Processor, through its Windows CE 5.0 Pro embedded platform. RMI’s highly integrated, feature-rich and power optimized Alchemy Processor enables up to 12 hours of playback time in a true mobile computing platform.
The miPC Infinity, recently announced by Clearview as the world’s smallest and most versatile mobile internet PC, offers performance and capability not previously available in a mobile PC. Weighing approximately 310 grams (0.68 lb) and measuring 5.7 x 3.4 x 1.1 inches, the Infinity miPC is the size of a PDA with the power and features of a laptop with superior playback results of up to 12 hours. Clearview’s innovative technology will allow a person to access applications anytime, anywhere — whether it’s the living room, the automobile, an airplane or the office.
“Clearview undertook a ground-up redesign of the PC architecture resulting in radical miniaturization, extended battery life and high performance in a usable and affordable package that is finally small enough to be called mobile,” said president and founder Csaba Tomas, Clearview Technology. “This device represents a new PC category that will transform mobile computing as we know it and we wouldn’t have been able to achieve the level of performance and integration without the RMI Alchemy Au1250 Processor.”
Powered by the RMI Alchemy Au1250 Processor running at 600MHz, the Infinity miPC features the functionalities of a laptop, HPC, PPC, PDA and multimedia player, with digital video and picture recording capabilities integrated into a single compact device. In addition, through its WIFI B/G, Bluetooth, USB, and Serial connections, consumers can easily add peripherals such as GPS, keyboard, mouse, headset and a full-sized monitor, further extending the functionality and mobility of the miPC. The Infinity miPC offers consumers an enhanced mobile experience through a broad range of software applications: SoftMaker’s Office 2008 offers advanced productivity and compatibility with Microsoft’s Word, Excel and PowerPoint formats, Phatware’s Calligrapher 8.5 delivers “self learning” handwriting recognition, CE Agenda provides a very efficient PIM (personal information manager), and the Opera 9.0 with embedded Flash Light 3 delivers a rich desktop-like browsing experience.
“We are excited that Clearview has chosen the RMI Alchemy Au1250 processor solution for the Infinity miPC. The miPC is a very compelling product whose broad set of features, such as Digital Video Recording, Bluetooth, DVB, TV, FM Radio and optional GPS capabilities, takes full advantage of our highly integrated, scalable platform,” said Mike Wodopian, vice president and general manager, Media Processor Solutions, RMI.
About the Infinity miPC (Mobile Internet Personal Computer)
The Infinity miPC is a compact, high performance Windows-embedded computer with PC functionality. As a standalone mobile device, the Infinity miPC slips easily into a shirt pocket and offers extended battery life. With high-speed wireless access, it is also a portal to the Web, E-mail, Instant Messenger, Skype and VOIP. The Infinity miPC is an enhanced productivity solution with hand writing recognition, document, spreadsheet and presentation capable applications, digital video & picture recording and as well a media player that can hold many hours of multimedia files. The foldable Bluetooth keyboard further improves productivity and the “Video Out” cable allows for mobile professionals to make presentations with any TV screen or LCD projector. Use of the miPC’s optional connections to standard keyboard, mouse and monitor enables the device to serve as a full-featured desktop machine.
Pricing and Availability
The Infinity will be available second half of 2008 through select distribution partners and it will be priced at 599.00 USD for the base model and 749.00 USD for the GPS Navigation model.
About Clearview Technology
Clearview Technology Inc., headquartered in Quebec, Canada, has developed the Infinity miPC (mobile internet personal computer), a high powered, feature rich personal computer running Microsoft Windows CE 5.0 PRO in a pocket able form factor. Csaba Tomas founded the company in 2003 and set out to create the smallest and most versatile pocket size PC that would be in everyone’s reach. His vision was to transform mobile PCs through a device that would bring true meaning to “mobile computing.”
RMI Corporation is a fabless semiconductor company providing High-Performance Super System-on-a-Chip (SuperSoC[tm]) Processor solutions for the Infrastructure, Enterprise, and Consumer Media markets. Applications include Wireless, Networking Security, Thin Clients, and Connected Multi-Media. RMI offers a broad platform of advanced MIPS®-compatible processing solutions with both 32/64-bit architectures supporting frequencies from 300MHz to 1.2 GHz. RMI is headquartered in Cupertino, CA with branch and subsidiary operations in Texas, United Kingdom, India, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and China.
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