The 2005 Lyndon platform will include the single-core chips with 2MB of cache, including the enhanced SpeedStep and 64-bit capabilities. Commercial chips designed for office PCs will include the iAMT management technology, with the dual-core chips carving out another performance tier. "The big change here is that were replacing Tejas with Smithfield," Otellini said, referring to the chip Intel canceled this past year. "Tejas" was a single-core chip Intel sacrificed to bring its dual-core plans forward.More than 150 customers will support the first-quarter launch of the "Sonoma" mobile platform, which includes the Dothan processor Intel began shipping this year. The platform will include Intels high-definition audio and support for output to TV monitors. In 2006, Intel plans to ship "Napa," with the dual-core Yonah processor, Calistoga graphics, a Wi-Fi minicard and optional support for both WiMax and 3G connectivity, Otellini said. Dual-core Xeon chips will have to wait until 2006, although the "Montecito" dual-core Itanium chip is scheduled to ship in 2005. In 2006, the Xeon will gain the ability for "I/O Packet Acceleration" and advanced controller technology, both designed to speed up network and I/O processing. Future "T" technology enhancements that Intel is "investigating" include 3-D and 3-D-animated graphics, data mining, network processing, speech recognition and text-to-speech, Curry said in an interview. Interestingly, Intel executives sidestepped its communications business. Barrett noted the "immense growth opportunity" in the communications and applications processor market, which, he said, "hasnt happened as rapidly as we hoped." Read eWEEKs interview with Craig Barrett here. Otellini, meanwhile, predicted that the company will ship about half of the approximately 20 million "Bulverde" communications processors it expects to sell next year into the cellular handset space, a market in which the company has traditionally struggled. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news in desktop and notebook computing. Editors Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly characterized the Smithfields release timetable.
In 2006, the "Bridge Creek/Averill" desktop PCs will ship, scheduled to include 65-nanometer dual-core processors, a second-generation iAMT technology and both the Vanderpool virtualization and LaGrande security technologies.