Intel Discontinues Family of Intel Pentium M, Celeron Chips

Intel Corp. announced intention to cease production of numerous Intel Pentium M and Intel Celeron M processors with 400MHz processor system bus. The plan includes various processors designed for older generation mobile infrastructure and indicates the company's intention to gradually shift to higher-speed 533MHz processor system bus for its mobile platforms. The world's largest chipmaker will discontinue all Intel Pentium M processors with 2MB L2 cache and support for 400MHz processor system bus, including models running at 1.60GHz – 2.10GHz clock-speed. Intel will also cease to supply various Intel Celeron M processors, including LV and ULV flavours. Customers should place orders on Intel's mobile processors to be discontinued until the 23rd of September, 2005.

Intel Celeron M and Intel Pentium M processors are designed for various notebooks with low power consumption and are usually sold under Intel Centrino brand-name being bundled with Intel chipsets and Intel wireless LAN controllers. Intel's most-recent plans were to accelerate deployment of Intel's latest version of Centrino platform that supported 533MHz processor system bus in addition to other advantages.

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News source: Xbit Labs

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