The Inquirer reports Intel's Merom, the successor to the upcoming Yonah, is way ahead of schedule. This chip has been developed by Intel Israel and Merom is already taped out and working a month ahead of its original schedule.
Intel is already on schedule with its Yonah processors. As we reported last week, pricing and name/numbering for these dual and single core CPUs are available for its partners, and a launch is scheduled for early January 2006.
The Merom processor is planned for the second half of 2006 and will be a 64-bit mobile processor with 4MB of L2 cache.