Prescott will scale up to to 5GHz

Posted on Wednesday, October 23 2002 @ 16:44 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
During a conference call on Tuesday, Intel Corp. unveiled what it called a “one-generation ahead” chip-manufacturing strategy designed to keep the microprocessor giant one step ahead of its rivals.

Intel also announced it would deliver its long-awaited, 3-GHz Pentium 4 microprocessor in the fourth quarter of 2002. The company also disclosed that its initial 90-nm processor will “scale” to 5-GHz, with the follow-on chip due to operate at 6-GHz

The Intel CEO was referring to several technologies within the company, including its recently-introduced 90-nm process. The company's first 90-nm product, code-named Prescott, is a Pentium 4-like processor that is due out in the second half of 2003.

“We believe [Prescott] will scale to 5-GHz,” said Paul Otellini, president and chief operating officer of Intel. “The next processor will scale to 6-GHz,” Otellini said during the conference call. Read more @ SiliconStrategies

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