Thin is getting thinner. That’s Intel’s message as a wave of affordable, ultra-thin laptops is expected to break this summer. Erik Reid described Intel’s strategy for its Consumer Ultra-Low-Voltage (CULV) processors–a segment that Intel describes as “ultra-thin”–and the chipmaker’s first “Nehalem” mobile processors. Ultra-thin is a big move for Intel. This will be Intel’s primary mobile market focus in the next few months–until Nehalem appears later this year, according to Reid. “It’s a big change in the market. Consumer ULV has great battery life, very low TDPs,” Reid said.