Intel today announced expanded life cycle support for the Intel® Core™2 Duo E6400 and T7400 processors for embedded applications, ranging from bank ATMs to point-of-sale cash registers. Based on the revolutionary Intel® Core™ microarchitecture, these two Intel dual-core processors expand the portfolio of high-performance, power efficient solutions with long life cycle support for 5 to 7 years for its embedded customers. Intel is also announcing extended lifecycle support for the latest chipset to pair with the Core 2 Duo E6400, the Intel® Q965 Express chipset. The Intel Core 2 Duo T7400 processor has been validated with the Intel® 945GM Express chipset, an extended lifecycle chipset announced earlier this year. The Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 and T7400 processors are currently available and priced at $ 224 and $ 423 respectively, in 1,000-unit quantities.

Intel Corporation today announced expanded life cycle support for the Intel®
Core™2 Duo E6400 and T7400 processors for embedded applications, ranging from
bank ATMs to point-of-sale cash registers.

Based on the revolutionary Intel® Core™ microarchitecture, these two Intel
dual-core processors expand the portfolio of high-performance, power efficient
solutions with long life cycle support for 5 to 7 years for its embedded
customers.

The Intel Core 2 Duo embedded processors meet the demands of a wide range of
performance-intensive, low-power embedded applications that require smaller form
factors. Beyond ATMs and point-of-sale terminals, the processors are ideal for
interactive computers such as gaming platforms, industrial control and
automation, digital security surveillance, medical imaging and communications
applications.

The Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 and T7400 processors offer a range of performance and
performance-per-watt capabilities to provide embedded customers with the design
flexibility to create new solutions and to solve small form factor design
challenges typical of embedded market segments. Taking advantage of the Intel
Core microarchitecture, these new products offer a power-sensitive blueprint
design providing enhanced energy-efficient performance to help equipment
manufacturers balance processing capabilities within power and space
constraints.

System-enhancing hardware innovations such as Intel® Virtualization Technology
(Intel® VT) are also supported in the E6400 and T7400 processors. With Intel VT,
embedded applications running on separate platforms can be consolidated onto a
single platform, helping to fuel cost savings and improve reliability and
manageability.

“For decades Intel has been a leader in embedded products, and today we have
raised the bar for embedded performance while maintaining the low thermals and
long life cycle support that are critical to embedded applications,” said Joe
Jensen, general manager, Marketing and Platform Programs, Intel Communications
Infrastructure Group. “The remarkable performance and energy efficiency that
Intel Core 2 Duo processors offer desktop and laptop PCs are significant
benefits now available to our embedded customers.”

Intel is also announcing extended lifecycle support for the latest chipset to
pair with the Core 2 Duo E6400, the Intel® Q965 Express chipset. This innovative
chipset provides Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) capabilities,
which allows for remote management and minimizes productivity loss due to system
down-time. The Intel Core 2 Duo T7400 processor has been validated with the
Intel® 945GM Express chipset, an extended lifecycle chipset announced earlier
this year.

“Intel’s continued innovation in multi-core processors delivers the increased
performance and capabilities needed by our customers for distributed real-time
systems,” said Dr. James Truchard, president, co-founder and CEO of National
Instruments. “With the new Core 2 Duo processor platform, Intel has taken
another step forward in delivering high performance, while also providing a
platform for our customers to quickly design, prototype and deploy systems that
are critical to the digital factory.”

The Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 and T7400 processors are currently available and
priced at $ 224 and $ 423 respectively, in 1,000-unit quantities.