Texas Instruments plans to release samples of its latest OMAP Chip, which will be the company's first 90-nanometer chip, in the first quarter of 2004.

The OMAP 1710 will run 10 percent faster than its OMAP 1610 predecessor and consume 50 percent less power, taking advantage of the drop in power consumption afforded by a process technology jump, TI says. The OMAP product line is designed for cell phones and other mobile devices. Nokia's cell phones use TI's OMAP chips, as well as PalmOne's Treo 600 smart phone.