We already heard rumours about plans from Intel to integrate notebook and desktop processors by introducing a single CPU, dubbed Jonah, which will be used in both lines. This is planned for the second half of 2005 at earliest, or in the first half of 2006 at latest, according to Taiwainese notebook makers.
Jonah will be the first CPU to have Intel’s next-generation common processor core, which was derived from the Pentium M line of notebook chips, but which will also contain characteristics found in Intel’s desktop CPUs.
The sources, who are familiar with Intel’s CPU development projects, said Intel plans to use a 65nm process for manufacturing Jonah.
With the mobile CPU core being Intel’s future, issues such as heat dissipation and power consumption that hamper Pentium 4 chips such as the Prescott, can be addressed, said the sources.