NYT: ‘Intel Says Chips Will Run Faster, Using Less Power’

John Markoff reports on a new breakthrough in chip manufacturing that Intel is set to announce on Monday. He writes:

The microprocessor chips, which Intel plans to begin making in the second half of this year, are designed for computers but they could also have applications in consumer devices.

There’s no need for a “but” there: consumer electronics, increasingly, are computers. Apple understands this, and that’s why they think they’re five years ahead of anyone else with the iPhone.

Saturday, 27 January 2007