Intel is making a bigger effort to develop powerful PC chips suitable for smaller handheld and mobile devices.
The chipmaker has formed the Low Power Intel Architecture project (LPIA) in an attempt to develop energy-efficient versions of its x86 processors and components.
The company wants to support growing markets like smartphones and other portable devices, which now need more processing power as they carry ever more data and applications.
The project comes after the company said it intended to make a move towards smaller devices last year.
Intel has now built several small prototype devices that use more powerful chips. Further details of its plans are expected to be revealed at next week’s Intel Developer Forum in the US.