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Intel Penryn to account for 50% of total shipments in 2Q08

In reports similar to those for server platforms, Intel plans to ramp up its 45nm mobile processors (Penryn) and related platforms to account for over 50% of the company’s total notebook shipments in the second quarter of 2008, according to sources at notebook makers.

45nm-based Penryn processors for Santa Rosa Refresh will launch in first quarter of 2008 and are expected to account for 20% of total notebook CPU shipments for the quarter. In the second quarter, CPUs supported by the Montevina platform will launch and account for 15% of shipments, while the proportion of Santa Rosa Refresh CPUs will increase to 35%.

Montevina’s Cantiga PM and GM chipsets will be introduced in the second quarter 2008 and combined will account for around 20% of total shipments for the quarter. Meanwhile, PM and GM 965 chipsets will both see a drop of around 10 percentage points from their first quarter shipments proportions, falling to 20% and 40%, respectively.

Intel will also launch two further chipsets, Cantiga GS and Cantiga GL, in the third quarter. Cantiga GS will focus on the SFF (small form factor) desktop PC market, while Cantiga GL will target the value notebook market. All Cantiga chipsets will pair with the new ICH9M southbridge, according to the sources.

Intel declined the opportunity to respond to this report, saying it cannot comment on unannounced products.

Intel, Penryn, 45nm, Mobile Processor, Processors, CPUs, Santa Rosa, Intel News

Source:→ DigiTimes

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