Intel unveiled its latest Haifa innovation Tuesday as the world's largest chip maker with the launch of its first quad-core microprocessor.
"Today's announcement ushers in another new era in computing," said Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini. "The capabilities of quad-core microprocessors will bring new possibilities for science, entertainment and business."
Whereas the dual-core technology launched last year uses two microprocessors to perform tasks at the same time, quad-core doubles the equation, thus further increasing computer processing speeds and energy savings. In the company's words, the technology delivers four "computing brains" inside a single microprocessor enabling it to multi-task more effectively.