“Exhibiting at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week, Intel Corp formally unveiled 16 new microprocessors based on the company’s 45-nanometer (nm) manufacturing process, several of which are expected to turn up in products from Apple Inc. over the next several months,” Slash Lane reports for AppleInsider.
“Among the 16 new chips, 12 are designed for new notebook and desktops systems and four are reserved for servers or high-end workstations. All of the chips are lead-free and include the company’s new transistor formula and 45nm manufacturing process that boosts speeds, reduces power requirements, saves on battery life, all while yielding smaller packages for more fashionable and compact computer designs,” Lane reports.
“Apple is expected to adopt one of the Core 2 Duo Penryn chips for its upcoming sub-notebook, while using the remainder of the chip family to boost the specs of its MacBook Pro notebooks around the same time, and its iMac desktop family shortly thereafter,” Lane reports.
“The Menlow platform is comprised of the ‘Silverthorne’ processor and the ‘Poulsbo’ chipset, the former of which is expected to turn up in a handful of devices from Apple Inc. a bit later in the year,” Lane reports.
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