An IlSole24ore.com interview with Intel executive Dario Bucci reveals that the processor in the Apple iPhone will be based on the XScale architechture. Google Translation: XScale is an implementation of the ARM architecture originally designed by Intel. Intel's PXA family of XScale processors, aimed at mobile phone applications, was sold to Marvell in June 2006. When the iPhone was first released, there had been speculative claims that Samsung's ARM chip would be used but this had never been verified. If Bucci's comments are accurate, then it appears that Marvell will be supplying the CPUs for the iPhone. Marvell currently lists 3 families of mobile application processors on their website: PXA3xx, PXA 27x, and PXA255. The 2006 sale of the technology to Marvell would explain an early denial by Intel that it is producing the processor for the iPhone.