2/28/2006

Intel to use new micro-architecture in 2006

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 12:52 pm

Intel Corp. said on Tuesday it would implement an Israeli-designed new micro-architecture in all segments of the computer market around the world beginning in the second half of 2006.

Intel said the 64-bit microprocessor at the heart of the new architecture was code-named “Merom” and would be implemented in desktop computers, laptops and servers, to be made with Intel’s 65 nanometre chip-making technology.

It also noted that its dual-core Conroe processor for desktop computers and the Woodcrest processor for servers are based on Intel’s new micro-architecture and were developed at Intel’s two main development centers in Israel, where the Centrino mobile processor was designed.

The announcements, part of a strategy to shift its focus on power efficiency and away from raw speed amid stiff competition from its smaller rival, Advanced Micro Devices come as Intel on Tuesday broke ground on a $4 billion chip plant in the southern Israeli town of Kiryat Gat.

Source: Reuters

 

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