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Intel Corp.’s president and chief executive officer Paul Otellini said during an event in the company’s headquarters that the company plans to ship one million of the recently introduced Core 2 Duo processors in a little more than two months.

“We will ship 1 million processors in a little less than 10 weeks,” Paul Otellini is quoted as saying by CRN web-site.

Intel Corp. stresses that the Core 2 Duo chip is the fastest ramping in Intel’s history. Which seems to be correct, as it took the chip giant about 12 weeks to ship 1 million of 65nm microprocessors. Several news web-sites reported back in late January, 2006, that Intel had shipped 1 million 65nm dual-core processors – including Intel Core Duo and Intel Pentium D 900-series, starting from their production ramp beginning in mid-October.

While it is not completely correct to compare the ramp of Core Duo and Pentium D with the ramp Core 2, it should be considered that the Core 2 Duo family includes both desktop and mobile versions, whereas in the recent history Intel’s processors for different markets used totally different micro-architectures and designs. Intel Core 2 Duo products are based on the new micro-architecture from Intel, which offers reduced power consumption amid increased performance potential.

Currently a number of online and retail stores as well as computer makers offer Intel Core 2 Extreme processor-based systems or the chips themselves. Intel Core 2 Duo desktop processor-based systems will be available beginning in early August. Intel Core 2 Duo processor-based notebooks will be available at the end of August, according to Intel. In total the company plans to ship 60 million dual-core chips in 2006.

Currently Intel Corp. produces multi-core processors using 65nm production technology and 300mm wafers on on its Fab 12 in Arizona, D1D fab in Oregon and Fab 24-2 in Leixlip, Ireland.


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