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CEO Paul Otellini revealed broad restructuring of the chip maker’s operations at a shareholder meeting on Thursday

On the heels of a 38 percent profit drop in first quarter profits last week and slowing sales growth in the personal computers market, Intel CEO Paul Otellini stated that there would be major changes in the company to improve efficiency. Otellini said Intel will look at ways of cutting costs per unit, increasing employee productivity and implementing immediate changes to underperforming business units over the next 90 days.

Otellini also stated that this restructuring will focus on every aspect of the chip maker’s operations. "No stone will remain unturned or unlooked at," claimed the CEO. “You will see a leaner, more agile and more efficient Intel Corp."  Intel underwent a similar change under Otellini's direction two years ago, which resulted in several project terminations such as LCoS research.  Flash memory looks to be one of the largest projects on Intel's cutting board, losing over $100M  USD in Q1'06  alone. 

Intel will also be introducing three new chips over the summer to refresh its product lines. Woodcrest for servers will be released in June, Conroe for desktops in July and Merom for notebooks in August.

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RE: Woodcrest in June also
By bamacre on 4/27/2006 4:11:28 PM , Rating: 2
From what I hear, the Pentium D 940 and the X2 3800+ offer basically the same performance, at stock speeds, which is what I am looking at, well, that and the 940 is about $40 cheaper than the X2. However, the X2 3800+ will OC much better than the Pentium D, I assume. I'm not into OC'ing.

RE: Woodcrest in June also
By cgrecu77 on 4/27/06, Rating: 0
RE: Woodcrest in June also
By bamacre on 4/27/2006 5:47:44 PM , Rating: 2
"then you're hearing might be impaired ... :)"

I don't think so...

In the gaming benchmarks, the 840 is extremely close to the x2 3800+, even beating it in one out of the three games. And I imgagine the 940, with a larger cache, is a little faster than the 840, at minimum.

"when it comes to retail cpus 98%+ of the units are sold to gamers"

Nah, no way. Nowhere near that high. If you can prove, please do. Gaming is a very small market.

"Also, all in all I have the feeling that mb+ram prices are slightly more expensive for intel cpus"

Nope. Although I have been having a tougher time finding ones that support Pentium D's at a cheaper price, all in all, mobo's and DDR2 memory, recently, and at times before, are slighly cheaper than amd-based boards and DDR memory.

And, not only am I gamer, I do sell desktops for a living, both Intel and AMD based. Come see me on ebay. :D

RE: Woodcrest in June also
By TomZ on 4/27/2006 5:20:06 PM , Rating: 2
The 9xx series can be overclocked quite well, so I wouldn't dismiss that capability if you're interested in that.

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