Marvell, a worldwide provider of integrated silicon
solutions, and One Laptop per Child, a non-profit organization whose mission is
to help children gain access to a modern education, has demonstrated XO 3.0, a
low-cost, low-power, rugged tablet computer designed for classrooms at the 2012
International Consumer Electronics Show.
“We’re proud to introduce the XO 3.0 tablet,
showcasing the design, durability and performance features that make it a
natural successor for our current laptops, which have been distributed to more
than 2.4 million children in 42 countries and in 25 languages. The XO 3.0
builds on many of the technology breakthroughs we made with the XO 1.75,
including the use of the Marvell ARMADA PXA618 processor, resulting in a
significant decrease in power consumption,” said Edward McNierney, chief
technology officer of One Laptop per Child.
“Marvell is committed to improving education and the
human condition around the world through innovative technology for Smartphones,
tablets and a myriad of new cloud-delivered services. Partnering with One
Laptop Per Child is one way we can deliver a revolution where it matters most
to benefit children in some of the poorest places on the planet,” said Tom
Hayes, vice president of Corporate Marketing at Marvell Semiconductor.
Marvell has been with One Laptop per Child from the start
and we’re doing whatever it takes to help the organization realize its mission
of providing meaningful educational opportunities to the 500 million
school-aged children around the world.
Marvell and One Laptop per Child also announced that the
XO 1.75 laptop will begin shipping to customers in March 2012. Over 75,000
units of the XO 1.75 have already been ordered by OLPC projects in Uruguay and
The XO 1.75 uses the Marvell ARM-based ARMADA PXA618 SOC
processor, which compared to the earlier XO 1.5, maintains performance while using
only half the power. The XO 1.75 features a sunlight-readable screen and all
the other features and design characteristics of the two previous versions of
the XO laptop.
By Telecomlead.com Team