SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Responding to a rival in the mobile market, Intel Corp. today announced five new 0.13-micron microprocessors for notebook PCs, including a Celeron product that runs at 1-GHz.
The announcement was reportedly in response to Advanced Micro Devices Inc., which today announced its first 0.13-micron microprocessors--a line of chips for mainstream and thin-and-light notebook PCs. Sunnyvale, Calif.-based AMD made the announcement early Wednesday.
Hoping to stay one step ahead of AMD, Intel later in the day announced three 0.13-micron processors, based on its mobile Pentium III-M architecture, and two chips, built around its Celeron technology. The products include low-voltage and ultra-low-voltage chips.
"Intel's Low Voltage and Ultra Low Voltage mobile processor family can bring unparalleled performance and amazing battery life for today's new class of super-thin and light mobile computers such as PC tablets, mini- and sub-notebooks," said Don MacDonald, director of marketing of Intel's Mobile Platforms Group.
The three mobile Pentium III-M processors include a 933-MHz version of its Low Voltage product line. The chip, which includes 512-KB of cache, is $316 in 1,000-unit quantities.
It also rolled out two 800-MHz Ultra Low Voltage processors, including chips with 100- and 133-MHz buses. Both chips are $209, in 1,000-unit lots.
Meanwhile, Intel expanded its Celeron line by rolling out a 1-GHz version of the processor. That chip is $107 in similar quantities. It also rolled out a 733-MHz Low Voltage version, which sells for $134.