Intel is establishing a clear technology lead with our next generation of dual-core processors based on the Intel Core microarchitecture, said Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini. Our manufacturing capability is key to fueling Intels success.
Demonstrating the speed of its 65nm volume ramp, Intel has achieved an important manufacturing milestone with its three 65nm factories. Known as manufacturing cross-over, it means that Intel is currently producing more than half its PC and server microprocessors using this process technology. During a ceremony to officially open the Ireland factory, Otellini said that the 300mm wafers that began running through the new facility three months ago helped the company reach this milestone.
The Intel achievement comes at a time when most chip firms have not yet shipped products based on 65nm.
During the summer Intel will introduce Intel Core 2 Duo processors for desktop (formerly codenamed Conroe) and notebooks (formerly codenamed Merom) and the Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor 5100 series (formerly codenamed Woodcrest).
Intel is also on track to begin production using its next-generation 45nm process technology by the end of 2007 just two years after it started production using its 65nm process technology.