Intel has decided to sell its xscale division (Link dead) which produces most of the chips for various PDA and Cell Phone devices and other media players. Xscale has always been somewhat of red-haired stepchild to intel. It’s an ARM chip, so they don’t own the arch. Thus, the Xscale tended to get the short end of the stick on many things. Now it’s being offloaded so Intel can focus on their new x86 CORE arch (which is just the same old Pentium Pro arch stepped up a bit.)

I wonder if they’re going to try and shoehorn Core into a cellphone/PDA form factor next? They’ve already repackaged it to go into set-top boxes with viiv.