June 17, 2008 09:01 ET
CherryPal to Launch Two-Watt PC Using Freescale Processor Based on Power Architecture Technology
New Line of PCs to Be the Greenest and Most Affordable on the Market
ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - FREESCALE TECHNOLOGY FORUM -- CherryPal, Inc.,
a new PC maker, will reintroduce the Power Architecture® technology to the
personal computer market with the forthcoming launch of its CherryPal cloud
computer -- the most energy efficient and affordable computer available.
The CherryPal uses 80 percent fewer components than a regular PC, has no
moving parts and consumes just two watts of power. Weighing just 10.5
ounces, the CherryPal is ideal for anyone who wants a no-hassle,
no-software upgrades, no-virus computer experience.
"The CherryPal PC is inexpensive to buy, inexpensive to operate and saves
people the aggravation of managing increasingly complex operating systems,
not to mention dealing with viruses," said Max Seybold, C.E.O., CherryPal,
Inc. "Cloud computing has always made sense on paper; CherryPal is the
first product that delivers on that promise to consumers."
The CherryPal is powered by Freescale Semiconductor's mobileGT® MPC5121e
processor, a Power Architecture technology-based chip that enables
ultra-low power consumption at 400 MHz operation.
"The advent of the CherryPal PC will help accelerate the emergence of cloud
computing as a preferable alternative to traditional application-intensive
desktop and laptop PCs," said Mike Bryars, manager of Freescale's global
Infotainment, Multimedia and Telematics Operation. "Freescale's MPC5121e is
an ideal processing platform to help drive the shift to easy-to-use, green
computing solutions like the CherryPal PC."
The CherryPal features:
-- Freescale's MPC5121e mobileGT processor, 800 MIPS (400 MHz) of
-- 256GB of DDR2 DRAM
-- 4GB NAND Flash-based solid state drive
-- WiFi 802.11b/g Wi-Fi
-- Two USB 2.0 ports
-- One 10/100 Ethernet with RJ-45 jack
-- One VGA DB-15 display out jack
-- Headphone level stereo audio out 3.5mm jack
-- 9vDC 2.5mm 10 watt AC-DC adapter power supply
-- 10.5 ounces
-- 1.3" high, 5.8" x 4.2" wide
About the Freescale MPC5121e processor
Freescale's 32-bit MPC5121e processor, built on Power Architecture
technology, is the latest member of Freescale's mobileGT processor family.
Manufactured on 90-nanometer low-power CMOS technology, the MPC5121e device
is designed to deliver exceptional multimedia performance and feature-rich
user interfaces within a low power envelope, without sacrificing
flexibility and robustness.
The MPC5121e processor is built around an efficient triple-core
architecture consisting of a Power Architecture core, a 3-D-graphics
processor core and a CD-quality audio processor core. The powerful
3D-graphics processor is engineered to provide a graphics pipeline capable
of gaming-class 3-D rendering while keeping the DRAM bandwidth requirements
to a bare minimum. The triple-core MPC5121e architecture is designed to
allow the costly distributed DRAM memory systems within a PC to be merged
into a single shared DRAM memory system.
CherryPal is a new company founded and headed by serial entrepreneur Max
Seybold and is backed by Voras Family, based in the UK, and Tristate
Limited, a Hong Kong-based private equity group. The CherryPal will be
available in Q3. Pricing, software and additional features will be given at
About CherryPal, Inc.
CherryPal makes personal computing environmentally friendly, user friendly
and affordable. Its headquarters are in Mountain View, Calif., with offices
in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong.