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Intel: Apple shapes our roadmap, ARM MacBook is ridiculous

Intel: Apple shapes our roadmap, ARM MacBook is ridiculous

Intel hasn't just been annoying Microsoft this week; the chip company has also been admitting quite how valuable Apple's roadmap is, and how much it shapes Intel's own product plans. "Apple helps shape our roadmap" senior Intel VP Tom Kilroy told Reuters, "they push us hard." That reliance could be under threat, according to reports earlier this month that Apple was planning a switch to ARM processors for its mainstream notebook line, though Kilroy is quick to dismiss it as unfounded.

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PC notebooks to get MacBook Air style flash-standby in 2012

PC notebooks to get MacBook Air style flash-standby in 2012

Apple's MacBook Air could lose its super-speedy resume advantage if Intel has its way, with news that the chip company will be pushing "fast flash standby" support to PC manufacturers with the debut of the Chief River notebook processors in 2012. By shifting the standby system state from RAM to SSD storage, Fudzilla reports, Chief River based notebooks will be able to offer the same resume speed performance but with significantly reduced power consumption.

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Intel Ivy Bridge official: 22nm 3D Tri-Gate to revolutionize processors

Intel Ivy Bridge official: 22nm 3D Tri-Gate to revolutionize processors

Intel has announced its 22nm 3D Tri-Gate transistors, the world's first on a production technology, and with the potential to create not only smaller chips for smartphones, tablets and other ultraportables, but to make more powerful servers and desktop PCs. The 3D Tri-Gate transistors will be first used in Intel Ivy Bridge processors, demonstrated today and set to be the first high-volume CPUs based on the new technology. Intel isn't holding back on the hyperbole, saying Ivy Bridge will bring "an unprecedented combination of power savings and performance gains" - up to 37-percent more performance, in fact - and the company even managed to get Gordon E. Moore - who coined "Moore's Law" - to speak up on how important the 22nm evolution is to tech.

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