During the International Solid-State Circuits Conference, Intel provided new information about the upcoming Silverthorne ultra-mobile processor. Part of the Menlow ultra-mobile platform, we first heard about Silverthorne almost a year ago.
The new 45 nanometer processor will only consume between 0.5 and 2 watts of power at peak usage. It shares the same architecture as the Core 2 processors but consists of a single core. It will also support hyperthreading. Clock speeds were not revealed but could scale up to 2GHz.
The Menlow platform is expected as early as April. It remains to be seen what manufacturers decide to release products that use it but Lenovo showed off a new MID (Mobile Internet Device) based on it at a press dinner last month.