Intel Demonstrates Willamette Processor

Intel demonstrated the new Willamette processor capable of running at speeds of more than 1 gigahertz today at the Intel Developers Forum. Willamette is the new generation of Intel’s 32-bit chip which will eventually replace the Pentium III series. Intel Senior Vice President Albert Yu also demonstrated a production version of the Willamette chip, which will be available shortly in limited quantities. Yu said, “We will be shipping hundreds of thousands by the end of the year and millions next year.” Intel declined to give the formal brand name of the new chips at the forum.

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