Bookmark and Share


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.


Comments currently: 0

Add your Comment

Related news

Latest News

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

10:40 pm | ARM Preps Second-Generation “Artemis” and “Maya” 64-Bit ARMv8-A Offerings. ARM Readies 64-Bit Cores for Non-Traditional Applications

7:38 pm | AMD Vows to Introduce 20nm Products Next Year. AMD’s 20nm APUs, GPUs and Embedded Chips to Arrive in 2015

4:08 am | Microsoft to Unify All Windows Operating Systems for Client PCs. One Windows OS will Power PCs, Tablets and Smartphones

Monday, July 21, 2014

10:32 pm | PQI Debuts Flash Drive with Lightning and USB Connectors. PQI Offers Easy Way to Boost iPhone or iPad Storage

10:08 pm | Japan Display Begins to Mass Produce IPS-NEO Displays. JDI Begins to Mass Produce Rival for AMOLED Panels

12:56 pm | Microsoft to Fire 18,000 Employees to Boost Efficiency. Microsoft to Perform Massive Job Cut Ever Following Acquisition of Nokia