Intel confirms Yonah dual-core notebook chip

Intel executives will spend part of Wednesday at the Intel Developer Forum talking about Yonah, the company's first dual-core notebook chip, said Paul Otellini, president and chief operating officer at Intel.

Sources told IDG News Service in May that Intel is planning Yonah as the dual-core successor to the Pentium M processor. Otellini confirmed the code name for the project, but declined to provide any further details ahead of a keynote address by mobile executive Anand Chandrasekher on Wednesday.

Otellini's introductory address to attendees was short on many details about Intel's dual-core plans, but more information will be disclosed later the week about Yonah and the company's dual-core server processor, he said. The dual-core desktop processor will not get an airing this week, he said.

Many companies throughout the semiconductor industry have already shipped or are planning to release processors with more than one core processing unit. The design allows chipmakers to run the individual cores at slower clock speeds, which saves power while still providing more overall performance than a faster single-core chip.

Yonah should appear in 2005, around the time the rest of Intel's dual-core processors are released. It is expected to pave the way for Merom, a future project that sources say will be targeted at both the desktop and mobile PC markets. Intel has not confirmed the existence of Merom.

Analysts believe that Intel will have an easier time implementing a dual-core processor using the power-friendly architecture of the Pentium M processor. The company's current desktop and server chips are based on a different architecture that is built for speed, while the Pentium M was designed to minimize power consumption while maximizing performance.

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