Intel executives have been talking up the company's latest system-on-a-chip (SoC) products at the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing.
The firm is working on a new SoC product that includes an Atom processor core and will let companies build PCI Express-compliant devices that connect directly to the chip.
Intel claimed the development as an industry first, and said that it will improve the performance of embedded applications.
Doug Davis, corporate vice president and general manager of Intel's embedded and communications group, explained that the new SoC, codenamed Tunnel Creek, will be well suited for IP-enabled mobile phones and in-vehicle entertainment systems.
Along with the Atom core, Tunnel Creek also features a memory controller hub, and graphics and video engines.
Justin Rattner, chief technology officer at Intel, discussed how the use of smarter technology can save energy at home and in the workplace, and said that Intel's mission is to supply technology that can help organisations and individuals make more informed energy efficiency choices.
"Consumer empowerment is critical. Individual consumers must have the information, tools and incentives to conserve scarce energy resources, minimise their carbon impact and keep their energy budgets under control," he said.
"If we can make energy more personalised with real-time information, and offer visual tools that engage entire communities, it will lead to valuable changes in behaviour and save staggering amounts of energy."
Intel also demonstrated an energy display unit that it claimed can monitor and control energy use. Rattner estimated that the average household could save approximately £350 a year by using such systems.
The company has also announced its latest financial results, reporting record first-quarter revenues of $10.3bn (£6.6bn).
"The investments we are making in leading-edge technology are delivering the most compelling product line-up in our history," said Paul Otellini, Intel president and chief executive.
"These leadership products, combined with growing worldwide demand and continued outstanding execution, resulted in Intel's best first quarter ever."
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