Intel Merom to launch in second half of August

Posted on Friday, Jun 30 2006 @ 08:25 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The desktop Conroe processor will arrive in July and the dual-core Merom notebook processor will be available in the second half of August.
Documents seen by TG Daily indicate that Intel is on track to introduce its Core 2 Duo E-series ("Conroe") in just about four weeks after the Xeon 5100 (formerly codenamed Woodcrest ). Following with a four-week-distance, the company will introduce The Core 2 Duo T-series ("Merom"). While Intel has not yet provided product announcement dates, preliminary information points to an availability of the new desktop processors starting in the week of 24 June; notebooks with Merom processors apparently will be shipping in the week of 22 August.

Intel's production plans for mobile processors hint to a quick transition to Core- architecture products. Merom will account for 10% of all processors shipped in Q3; the CPU's share of Intel's complete mobile portfolio will climb to more than 50% by the end of the year. The share of the current Core Duo (Yonah core) will account for almost 75% in Q3, but drop to about 35% in Q4.
More details at TG Daily.


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