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Intel launches Core 2 Duo processors in India’s silicon valley

The Intel Core Duo 2 and Intel Core 2 Extreme processors are suited for consumer and business desktop and laptop PCs as well as workstations.

July 30, 2006

BANGALORE: Intel Corp., the world’s largest chip major, unveiled its Core 2 Duo processors in India on Thursday -- Intel Core Duo 2 and Intel Core 2 Extreme.

Intel Director, Digital Home Brand Management, Charlotte Lamprecht said the chipmaker was buoyant about the market prospects of Core 2 Duo processors.

Lauding the the presence of a strong information technology sector in the country, Charlotte said the industry saw the “heart of the computer reinvented like this only after Intel launched its Pentium processor.

The firm’s Managing Director, Sales and Marketing, South Asia, Ramamurthy Sivakumar described the Core 2 Duo processors as "energy-efficient marvel", which had 291 million transistors but functioned on 40 per cent less power.

Intel said the Intel Core Duo 2 and Intel Core 2 Extreme processors were suited for consumer and business desktop and laptop PCs as well as workstations.

The Core 2 Duo processor family included of five desktop personal computer processors tailored for business, home, and enthusiasts like high-end gamers.

The five mobile PC processors on it are designed to suit the needs of mobiles.

Intel clarified that despite the launch of 10 Intel Core Duo 2 and Intel Core 2 Extreme processors, Pentium would remain a key brand of the chipmaker.

Charlotte pointed out that Pentium has an enormous reputation in India which the company doesn’t want to give away.

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