Intel Sandy Bridge Coming Sooner Than Expected
Intel CEO Paul Otellini said the company is planning to quickly transition to its next-generation “Sandy Bridge” processor design.
“Due to the very strong reception of Sandy Bridge, we have accelerated our 32-nanometer factory ramp and have raised our capex (capital expenditure) guidance to enable us to meet the anticipated demand,” he said. Sandy Bridge will be an evolutionary step from processors based on the Nehalem architecture like the Core i5 and i7. The first processors will be based on 32nm technology; Intel will eventually transition to a 22nm process.