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Intel to release three Sandy Bridge Pentium processors on May 22

Once the backbone of Intel's desktop processor lineup, the Pentium brand has since become a value line, sitting between the budget Celeron family and the better performing Core i3 series. Now the chip giant is refreshing its Pentiums with a trio of new CPUs based on the Sandy Bridge platform, releasing them on May 22 according to Fudzilla.

April 14, 2011 by

Report: MacBook Air to move to Sandy Bridge chipset

Online reports suggest that Apple will be moving the MacBook Air to the recently launched Intel Sandy Bridge chipset in June.The shift will be part of a summer refresh for the line-up that is essentially using the same processor — in this case, an Intel Core 2 Duo — as when the MacBook Air was announced in January 2008, ZDNet UK sister-site CNET News said in a report citing sources "familiar with Apple's plans".

February 11, 2011 by

Intel's fixed chipsets to ship as early as next week

A week after Intel announced a design flaw in a support chipset used in its second-generation Intel Core processor, widely known as Sandy Bridge, the company said today that it would resume shipments for use in PCs that are not impacted by the flaw.Meanwhile, the company said it expects to begin shipping a new version of the chip in mid-February, which could presumably be as early as next week.

February 7, 2011 by

Intel announces new chips, excited about notebooks, WiMax

Intel offered a sneak peek Monday afternoon at some news it plans to announce today at the Computex show in Taiwan. The company said it will introduce three new Intel Core 2 Duo processors, a new ultra low voltage Pentium processor and a new mobile chipset.

June 1, 2009 by

Energy-efficient chips are cool, but Intel is reaching much deeper in eco-innovation

OK, OK, we've all heard a gazillion and one things this week about why Nehalem, er the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series, is like, a total breakthrough in terms of energy efficiency. Intel calls the chip its most revolutionary product in the past 15 years (shades of Pentium) and all manner of software companies, including Sun Microsystems, are falling all over themselves to optimize their operating systems or applications for the platform.

March 31, 2009 by

VIA introduces HD performance for netbooks

VIA, the X86 processor platform manufacturer, today announced its Surfboard C855 Reference Design, a compact mainboard incorporating the VIA C7-M ULV processor and the new VIA VX855 unified IGP chipset that has been specifically designed for easy integration into devices targeted at the rapidly growing mini-notebook, or netbook, market.

March 16, 2009 by

Intel shipping Atom N280 Netbook processor

Intel confirmed on Thursday that it is shipping the Atom N280 processor to PC manufacturers, which is intended to bring improved performance and graphics to Netbooks.The new single-core Atom processor is paired with a chipset that allows users to watch high-definition content on Netbooks while drawing less power.

February 6, 2009 by

Netbooks vs. Laptops: Nvidia 9400M 'Ion' chipset stirs competition

Just because there isn't an Apple netbook doesn't mean there isn't a chance to crowd the market.Nvidia is launching its GeForce 9400M "Ion" graphics chipset for Netbooks and small desktops today, with the intention of replacing Intel as the go-to provider of the 945 chipset that supports the Atom processor.

December 17, 2008 by

Apple's PA Semi buyout: A defensive move?

According to reports, Apple purchased embedded chip maker PA Semi this week and the rumors are flying: that Apple is back in chipset business; or that Apple is going back to the PowerPC for some future device (since PA Semi made PowerPC-based processor). However, some chip analysts say that it could be that Apple is playing defense and covering its rear end in case of litigation.

April 25, 2008 by

Intel, PGP cooperate on selling encryption products

Intel and PGP have teamed up to sell encryption products on systems with Centrino Pro and vPro processors.The latest version of Intel's Centrino product set -- a Core 2 Duo processor, chipset and wireless chip -- was launched on Wednesday in the US.

May 10, 2007 by

Inside Intel's Santa Rosa platform

Improvements to the processor, chipset and wireless components of Intel's latest mobile platform should result in a new generation of faster notebooks with longer battery life. Business systems will also get Intel's Active Management Technology (AMT) for the first time, while Turbo Memory should reduce the frequency of hard disk accesses, saving power and boosting performance.

May 9, 2007 by

HTC Shift to use Intel’s new Ultra Mobile Platform

As I wrote about in March HTC is expanding their market beyond smartphones and Pocket PC Phone Edition devices with their upcoming HTC Shift. Sue sent in a note that makes the HTC Shift even more enticing and attractive. At the Intel Developer Forum in Bejing, HTC announced that the HTC Shift new mobile computer would use Intel's new Ultra Mobile platform 2007. The Intel Ultra Mobile platform 2007 is comprised of the Intel A110 processor, Intel 945GU Express chipset, and Intel ICH7U I/O controller hub. This new Intel architecture is designed to significantly extend the battery life of small form factor computers, which is the current Achilles heel of mobile devices with today's battery technology.

April 18, 2007 by

Intel's Nehalem processor: Biggest leap since the Pentium Pro

At a press gathering this morning, Pat Gelsinger, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Digital Enterprise Group, revealed details about a next generation processor, Nehalem, which brings an entirely new microarchitecture (and motherboards), and will include onboard memory and graphics controllers. Nehalem-based desktop, server and mobile processors and systems are slated to be available in 2008.

March 28, 2007 by

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