Intel drops products, refocuses on “dual core”

May 7, 2004 – Intel Corp. said it has dropped plans for its fourth-generation Pentium 4 chip and a new similarly built Xeon processor, in order to focus on chips using the cores of each.

The abandonment of the 90nm-based “Tejas” and “Jayhawk” chips paves the way for the creation of “dual-core” chips, which promise faster speeds without generating excessive heat — functionality originally slated to be included in Intel’s Itanium chips.

“It’s kind of a matter of reprioritizing our resources and accelerating development of dual core,” said Intel spokesperson Laura Anderson, quoted by Reuters.

Intel said it now expects to ship versions of dual-core chips for desktop and notebook computers in 2005.


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