SOURCE: CherryPal

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 that time.

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.

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