20 To Watch In 2010

5 Technologies: Intel Westmere Processors

The next big thing pushing enterprise hardware refresh cycles will be Intel's Westmere platform, its series of 32-nanometer Nehalem laptop, desktop and server processors. The die shrink promises to provide the same performance out of a smaller package, enabling the chips to consume less power. Westmere-class laptops and desktops debuted in January at CES, while the first servers to feature the platform are expected to hit in March.

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