Intel formally launched two new lultra low voltage Core Solo processors this week.
Intel Senior Vice President and General Manager David Perlmutter announced the chips during his keynote address Wednesday morning in Beijing, where Intel was holding one of its Intel Developer Forums.
Two versions will be available at first, the U1300 Core Solo processor clocked at 1.06GHz, and the U1400 Core Solo running at 1.2GHz.The single-core 65-nm chips sport 533 MHz frontside bus and 2 MB of L2 cache.
The Ultra Low Voltage Core Solo chips consume only 5.5 watts of power when running at their maximum, allowing PC makers to use them without cooling fans in really small notebooks such as Gateway's NX100X and Fujitsu's Q2010.
Both notebooks were announced with the chips before Intel got around to confirming their existence. Intel has released Ultra Low Voltage and Low Voltage versions of its Pentium M processors in the past.