Intel is developing world's first dual-core processors with a power consumption of only 9W:
This will allow to install such chips into embedded applications as well as very thin and light notebooks, providing relatively high performance amid extremely low power.
On June 25, 2006, Intel is projected to introduce its Intel Core Duo U2500, which works at 1.20GHz, has 2MB unified L2 cache and uses 533MHz processor system bus (PSB). The new model U2500 will have thermal design power of 9W, which is not too much higher compared to ultra low-voltage Intel Core Solo processors introduced several weeks ago and clocked at approximately the same clock-speed. The Core Duo U2400 will support all the capabilities found in the rest processors of such kind, like execute disable bit, virtualization, enhanced Intel Speed Step and so on.