Intel has a new UltraMobile PC processor under development and expects the first devices based on it to appear later this year. The UMPC chip is one of the first six processors to be manufactured as part of Intel’s 45nm process. Intel now has five 45-nm processors running on six operating systems: a notebook dual-core processor, dual- and quad-core desktop processors, and dual- and quad-core DP server processors. The UMPC processor, which would be the sixth 45-nm processor, is designed for much lower power devices but will be able to run Windows Vista. Intel aims to develop standards and common building blocks for UMPCs even as it gets ready to ship its much-anticipated Verified By Intel (VBI) solution for its “Santa Rosa” Centrino Duo chipset in mid-2007.

Intel has a new UltraMobile PC processor under development and expects the first devices based on it to appear later this year. The UMPC chip is one of the first six processors to be manufactured as part of Intel’s 45nm process. Intel now has five 45-nm processors running on six operating systems: a notebook dual-core processor, dual- and quad-core desktop processors, and dual- and quad-core DP server processors. The UMPC processor, which would be the sixth 45-nm processor, is designed for much lower power devices but will be able to run Windows Vista. Intel aims to develop standards and common building blocks for UMPCs even as it gets ready to ship its much-anticipated Verified By Intel (VBI) solution for its “Santa Rosa” Centrino Duo chipset in mid-2007.