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Intel Introduces Core™ i7, Xeon® 3400 and First Core™ i5 Processors

Intel Corporation introduced several high-performance desktop and server processors, bringing the next level of integration and intelligence to computers.
The new Intel Core™ i5 processor family, two new Intel Core™ i7 processors and the Intel® Xeon processor 3400 series bring Intel’s latest Nehalem microarchitecture to mainstream desktop and entry server markets.
New Intel® Core™ Processors for Consumers
Formerly codenamed “Lynnfield,” these new chips are based on Intel’s award-winning Nehalem microarchitecture and are designed for consumers who need top-notch performance for digital media, productivity, gaming and other demanding applications. These processors, along with the new Intel P55 express chipset, are available today.
All processors are lead- and halogen-free1 and feature Intel® exclusive Turbo Boost Technology. The top-of-the-line Core i7 processors …

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IBM Ships 50 Millionth Processor for the Nintendo Wii Game System

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced that it has reached a significant milestone as the microprocessor supplier for Nintendo Co., Ltd., by completing the shipment of 50 million processors for the Wii(TM) game system, which has tremendous worldwide sales momentum.
IBM first began supplying the processors that serve as the digital heartbeat for Nintendo’s Wii in 2006, as part of a multi-year, custom microprocessor design and production agreement. The chips are manufactured at IBM’s advanced chip fabrication facility in East Fishkill, N.Y. IBM’s worldwide supply chain supported consistent, dependable module deliveries and met strong consumer demand for the Wii console, including through three high-demand holiday seasons.
The chip is based on IBM’s Power Architecture® and features IBM’s silicon-on-insulator …

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