Intel christens Merced family

Forget Merced, Intel is calling its new processor line ...

Dumping its Merced codename, Intel on Monday christened its IA-64 family of processors Itanium and aimed them squarely at the Internet Economy.

"The Intel Itanium processor represents a new level of processor capability that will be the driving force for the Internet economy," said Jami Dover, vice president of Intel's Sales and Marketing Group.

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