At the upcoming Computex Taipei 2007 (June 5-9), Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system (OS) and Intel's Santa Rosa notebook platform will be among the highlights, according to PC makers.
PC sales are expected to be stimulated this year by Microsoft's promotion of Vista, solutions to Vista bugs, and anti-piracy measures, as well as new platforms from Intel, the PC makers indicated.
Besides pushing platforms for UMPCs (ultra-mobile PCs), Intel will highlight its Santa Rosa platform at the show, with the new 800MHz FSB CPUs supported by the platform expected to take up 80% of the notebook processor market before year end, the PC makers noted.
Additionally, Intel will launch the Bearlake family of chipsets for desktop PCs on June 6, the PC makers said.
Intel also plans to demonstrate its 45nm quad-core server processors (Harpertown) and Penryn 45nm processors at the show, according to sources at server makers. Intel will only demonstrate Harpertown-based products in its own booth, and the 45nm dual-core processor, Wolfdale-DP, will be absent from the show, added the sources.