Monday, January 04, 2010

"CHIPS: Report: Intel to launch 32-nm MPUs at CES"

Intel will demonstrate its wide lead in moving to 32-nanometer processor technology at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week by announcing more than a dozen new multi-core microprocessors for both laptop and desktop computers. Look for Intel to widen its lead in process technology in 2010. R.C.J.

Intel Corp. plans to unveil more than a dozen 32-nanometer "Westmere" processors—including those code-named "Clarksdale" for desktops PCs and "Arrandale" for laptops—later this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), according to a report by The Inquirer, a London-based IT news site.
The announcement is set to precede Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini's keynote speech at CES, scheduled for Thursday (Jan. 7), according to reports. The new Core i3, i5 and i7 chips will include new peripherals on-chip, including graphics processors and hyper-threading capabilities. Some of the high-end processors will also include Intel's new Turbo Boost capability that allows one core to be overclocked for short periods to provide a burst of speed for short periods before being throttled back to prevent overheating.
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