Intel readies advanced laptop chip

Intel readies advanced laptop chip


Global chip major Intel is continuing with its innovative efforts to churn out upgraded chips for the next gen laptop products. On Tuesday, the company officially confirmed that it is working on chips which will reduce the power consumption requirement of laptops by as much as 25%. But the company has claimed that despite utilizing less power, these chips will boost the performance of the laptops.

The company is presently engaged in sprucing up its Centrino technology, also code-named “Napa,” under which efforts are on to develop Yonah microprocessor. This state-of-the-art chip is slated to be built with two cores and will have a circuitry more than 100 times thinner than a human hair. According to Keth Kressin, Intel’s marketing chief for mobile platforms, chips developed under Napa system are likely to use 28 percent less power while performing 68 percent better than its predecessor. “There are benefits to corporate users, there are benefits to consumers,” Kressin told reporters.

The presence of twin cores in the chip will facilitate the users to undertake more than one function simultaneously. This coupled with lower power usuage capability of the chips under development are likely to keep Intel’s position intact as the global chip leader. Napa chips are likely to be unveiled in January and the industry observers are eagerly waiting for its launch. Intel is presently earning nearly a quarter of its $10 billion annual revenue from the sales of laptop processors and the company seems to further build up on this base since laptop sales in global market is picking up momentum, especially in emerging Asian economies.