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Intel's Busy 2010 Includes 32nm Ramp Up

Jan 15, 2010, 18:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Smith said that capital reuse and efficiencies allowed Intel to ramp up to 32nm manufacturing and still spend less on capital equipment purchases for the year than originally forecast. Intel spent $4.5 billion on new equipment instead of the projected $5.2 billion. Atom makes an impact

"On the subject of Atom, Otellini said Intel has racked up more than 600 Atom design wins and there are 2,500 design engagements across 230 customers, 93 of which are brand new to Intel. The company now has 18 months of data on Atom sales and has seen "not any meaningful cannibalization of the notebook market by netbooks. Ninety percent are clearly additive and going into markets not served by notebooks."

"Intel expects to refresh its entire server line in single, dual and multiprocessor designs with 32nm Xeons in the next three months. The current Nehalem-EP Xeon 5500 processors use 45nm designs."

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