C|Net News.com heeft een url;http://www.news.com/News/Item/0,4,31236,00.html?st.ne.fd.mdh target=new>nieuwsartikel over de plannen van Intel met Slot1 en toekomstige processors:
Intel will graduate to a more advanced processor technology by the middle of the year, a shift that will boost performance, cut costs, integrate more functions onto the processor, and let the company get rid of the "Slot 1" package.
The chipmaker today will provide more details on its shift to the 0.18-micron manufacturing process. The micron measurement refers to the dimension of the circuits on a microprocessor.
Current Intel processors are made on the 0.25-micron manufacturing process. Smaller circuits mean a smaller overall chip is needed, which means lower costs. In addition, electrons have to cover less ground on smaller chips, which boosts speeds.
A shift from 0.35 microns to 0.25 microns in 1997 yielded gains in performance and cost. A shift to 0.18 will result in Pentium III chips running at around 700 MHz before the end of the year that will likely cost less than the historical equivalents in the Pentium II line.