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Intel to Develop Energy-Saving Computer Chips
Intel Corporation announced in mid-August that it is employing breakthrough technologies for computers that will either reduce energy use tenfold or provide 10 times the performance of today's products. Intel will introduce a new micro-architecture for computer chips in late 2006, using an advanced 65-nanometer manufacturing process that places four computer processors on a single chip. Intel predicts that the computer industry will employ the chips to build a new category of ultra energy-efficient "Handtop PC" devices that provide both communications and personal computing, but require less than a watt of processing power and weigh under a pound. See the Intel press release.