Intel CEO Paul Otellini told the press that Nehalem is on track for the second half of this year:
"Nehalem ... is still scheduled to launch in the second half of the year," Otellini told the company's annual meeting of shareholders.
He also confirmed plans to quickly increase output of computer processors made with the latest technology, which can etch circuits 45 nanometers wide, 30 percent smaller than previous chips using a 65-nanometer process.
"On 45 nanometers, Intel is leading the industry by a long stretch," Otellini said. "We are on track to cross over in (the third quarter) of this year, so more than half our processors will be made on 45 nanometers."