Intel's Slim Bid to Revive the Notebook

At the Computex trade show in Taiwan, Intel sketched out some of its mobile future with a new name for old devices and comments on chip strategies. The company plans to improve the energy efficiency of its Core processors and leverage a previously announced 3D chip technology in the first half of 2012. This silicon will power a class of notebooks called Ultrabooks, which Intel expects to account for 40 percent of the overall notebook market by the end of next year. Atom processors, currently used in netbooks, will see redesigns on a yearly basis—twice as often as previously.

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