Intel looks beyond its line of Santa Rosa processors
The next version of Intel’s Centrino notebook platform, called Santa Rosa, will hit the market next month, but the company is already looking ahead to other products, including an updated “Santa Rosa” and a quad-core mobile processor set. to take out next year.
The update for Santa Rosa will be based on a Penryn mobile processor, the name given to upcoming designs downsized to 45 nanometers from Intel’s current chip designs. The first Penryn chips will be produced later this year and the updated version of the Santa Rosa will be released in the first half of 2008.
“We will be able to catch the Penryn, the of 45 nanometers, and plug it into the exact same platform to facilitate rapid product release,” Mooly Eden, vice president and general manager of Intel’s mobile platform group, said in an interview.