“Intel will put NAND flash chips into notebook PCs beginning next year. The Santa Clara, Calif., chipmaker said Tuesday that the NAND flash feature in its forthcoming notebook platform, dubbed Santa Rosa, would offer the main benefit of decreasing the time it takes to turn on a PC,” Alexei Oreskovic reports for TheStreet.com. “‘We need to have devices that boot up very rapidly,’ Sean Maloney, the head of Intel’s mobility group, said at the Intel Developer Forum taking place here this week. ‘The same way you come off a plane and get a cell phone signal immediately.'”
“The news comes roughly three months after Intel announced that it was forming a joint venture with Micron to produce NAND flash chips. The joint venture’s first announced customer was Apple, which will purchase $500 million worth of NAND chips to go into its iPod players,” Oreskovic reports. “At some point, [Maloney] said, there is the potential of running a PC’s entire operating system from NAND instead of from the hard drive, where it currently resides.”
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