Based on the 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor, new InHand system defies traditional views of computing performance for portable and mobile electronics

Rockville, MD (April 9, 2008)– InHand Electronics, Inc., a leader in low-power handheld and wireless device platforms for OEMs, today announces the InHand FireFly system. The system is based on Intel’s new low-power processor and chipset, the Intel Atom processor Z500 series and Intel System Controller Hub (SCH) US15W. The Intel Atom processor is an Intel architecture product designed from the ground-up, which consumes 1/10th the power of ULV single-core Intel processors.

Designed specifically for battery-operated, handheld devices, and targeted towards the military, medical and infotainment markets, InHand’s product will be one of the smallest, full-function systems available. At approximately the same size as COM-Express modules, which require a carrier board, the InHand FireFly can be used as a stand-alone single board computer (SBC) or with an expansion board. Power supplies, battery charger, memory, wireless interfaces, SD slot, LCD interface, HDD interface, ExpressCard slot and standard peripheral connectors will all be included on-board. By integrating these features and connectors on a single board, InHand greatly reduces customers’ time-to-market, system complexity and device thickness.
“InHand’s new FireFly will challenge conventional thinking about performance vs. power consumption of portable and mobile electronics,” said Knut Skare, CEO of InHand Electronics. “With the combination of the new Intel Atom processor chipset and InHand’s BatterySmart power management software, we can substantially extend battery life and increase performance of mobile devices without increasing size, weight and power.”

Jonathan Luse, Director of Marketing, Low Power Embedded Products Division, Intel, has stated, “InHand Electronics offers a low-power embedded solution for developers of handheld wireless devices. Their low-power expertise and BatterySmart technology enhances the advanced power savings features of the new low-power, fanless Intel® Atom™ processors.”

InHand’s FireFly will be available in the second half of 2008.

For additional information about InHand Electronics or its Intel Atom based FireFly, stop InHand’s booth, #2424, at ESC-SV, April 15th – 17th, or contact InHand at 240-558-2014 Information is also available at

InHand Electronics, Inc. is a leading provider of low-power embedded systems to Original Equipment Manufacturers. Every InHand developed system includes BatterySmart, InHand’s patented run-time power management software for developers of battery-operated handheld and wireless devices, such as PDAs, wearable computers, industrial computers, and smart sensors. The company’s products are used in a variety of industries, including military, healthcare, entertainment, and instrumentation. InHand’s products are built on industry-leading technologies such as the Intel® Atom™ processor, Marvell’s PXA processors, and Linux and Microsoft Windows CE and XP operating systems. The company’s headquarters are in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, please visit