of Blu-Ray disc pick up heads is expected to ease in 2007. Lite-On will make
the add-on HD
DVD player for the Xbox 360. Intel expects to release 45
nm processors in the second half of 2007.
Codenamed Penryn, Intel's first 45nm dual-core design project has already
entered a phase of debugging in silicon, when the company manufactures samples
for internal use. Penryn will come out in server, desktop and mobile versions,
featuring new power management modes and 48 new SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple
Data) instructions, called SSE4, specific to multimedia and high-performance
computing applications, according to Intel. Compared to the company's current
dual-core CPUs based on the Intel Core microarchitecture, it will also have
higher core speeds and larger caches.