Intel's CEO Criag Barett told the IDF audience that the company is well on track after a serie of troubles last year. Barett explained that Intel is going to focus on a platform strategy - the company will not just deliver chips but all electronic components and marketing efforts needed for customers to launch new products.
In the meantime Intel is also preparing a total of 15 dual core processors. By 2008 Intels plans to deliver consumer processors with multiple cores that are able to execute 8 programs simultaneously. The server processors shall be able to run as many as 32 programs at the same time.
He also said that AMD is doing well, but that Intel is well-positioned to compete with AMD's dual-core processors.
Later this year Intel will launch two dual-core processors - the Pentium Extreme Edition 840 and the Pentium D processor.
Meanwhile, Intel said it is gaining back ground lost to AMD in server chips. Recent market-share figures show that AMD's gains weren't as great as it expected.
Abhi Talwalkar, vice president of Intel's digital enterprise group, said the company's new Xeon chips introduced in August helped blunt AMD's progress in server chips.