At its developer conference today,
Intel Corporation demonstrated how from handhelds and netbooks for
light-computing to the balanced performance and style of ultra-thin
laptops to full-function laptop computing, the company delivers the
right combination of priorities for every mobile experience. The Intel
Developer Forum keynote by David (Dadi) Perlmutter, executive vice
president and general manager, Intel Architecture Group, also marked
the debut of three new super-fast and intelligent Intel Core i7
processors for laptops."Staying connected on an increasingly broad array of mobile devices has
become the most exciting and quickly evolving part of technology," said
Perlmutter. "Intel is delivering the total mobile experience on each
device, offering different levels of performance and power in sleek
form factors coupled with compatibility, a superior mobile Internet
experience and embedded WiMAX wireless broadband. We’re truly taking
mobility to the next level of cool."
Based on Intel’s award-winning Nehalem microarchitecture, the new
Intel Core i7 processors and a new chipset include such features as
Intel Turbo Boost Technology and Intel Hyper-Threading
Technology. The quad-core chips deliver unmatched processing power
on-the-go for the most demanding PC users who create digital video,
play intense games or run compute-intensive business applications. Perlmutter also highlighted Intel’s next generation of mobile
processors, codenamed "Arrandale," which brings the Nehalem
microarchitecture to mainstream laptops. These chips will integrate the
dual-core CPU and graphics in the package and incorporate the 32nm
manufacturing process and second-generation high-k metal gate
transistors for increased performance and power efficiency for
mainstream mobile PCs. This integration of platform components will
continue into the future with a fully monolithic processor on 32nm,
codenamed "Sandy Bridge."
Citing a combination of architectural, design and process
enhancements, Perlmutter detailed progress with Intel’s "Moorestown"
platform, scheduled for 2010 and targeting MIDs and smartphones. He
discussed some of the innovative techniques that Intel is implementing,
such as Distributed Power Gating, for improved performance and major
reductions in power and thermal envelope. These technologies help to achieve up to a 50x improvement in
platform idle power reduction compared to Intel’s first generation
"Menlow" platform. The reductions are enabling Intel to establish new
thresholds in ultra low power while making it possible to run the full
Internet and media-rich applications in handheld devices.
In addition, Perlmutter announced Intel Anti-Theft Technology
(Intel AT) version 2.03, an intelligent technology in PC hardware that
disables laptop PC and access to encrypted data if it’s lost or stolen.
Collaborating with key security ISVs, Intel AT will enable enhanced
data protection, PC theft deterrence for consumers as well as a broad
number of consumer and business laptops from leading PC OEMs in 2010.