Intel’s next generation mobile processor technology NAPA

Intel’s next generation mobile processor technology NAPA

Intel is the world’s leading microprocessor manufacturer and they dominate the mobile computing market with their Centrino range of processor packages. However, growing competition from AMD has led to Intel working hard on improving further with their mobile processor technology. Intel has claimed that their codenamed technology Napa would bring better performance with low power consumption to mobile computers.

The company has said that its next-generation platform for laptop computers will use 25 percent less power while boosting performance. They expect this technology to help them stay ahead of competition in the ever-growing market of laptop computers. Napa uses the company’s recently unveiled Yonah microprocessor, which will be its first mobile chip to have two cores.

Yonah is also built with the latest technology that contains circuitry more than 100 times thinner than a human hair. Intel says that the combined package would offer 68 percent improved performance which consuming 28 percent less power. Keith Kressin, Intel’s marketing chief for mobile platforms said in a statement about their upcoming chips: “There are benefits to corporate users, there are benefits to consumers.”

Low power consumption is important for mobile computers as it helps in prolonging the life of the batteries helping them to continue working longer on their mobile PCs. And low power consumption leads to less release of heat from the package, which helps the PC manufacturers to develop even more compact solutions for these computers.

Intel’s competitor AMD is also continuously working on improving their own mobile technologies and plans to become the first one to offer 64 bit computing to mobile consumers with their upcoming line of Turion chips.

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