Chipmaker Intel has given details of new initiatives aimed at reducing the power consumption of notebook displays and at adding communications capabilities to portable computing devices.

On Wednesday, the company launched the 855GME, a new chipset that features a power-saving technology for displays, at the Intel Developer Forum here. It also introduced an XScale processor for handhelds, code-named Bulverde, which is designed to add computing capabilities to cell phones, wireless handhelds and similar devices.

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