Digitimes and others are reporting that Intel is moving away from location-based naming (such as Carmel, Sonoma, Napa and Santa Rosa) and moving back to an easier-to-remember name. This means that Intel Montevina will now be simply known as “Intel Centrino 2”. It should be much easier to recognize and understand this as an improvement over the previous generation (people wouldn’t necessarily know Napa from Santa Rosa, but they would know that Centrino 2 is newer than Centrino).
In addition, Digitimes announced some news that ultraportable fans would find very interesting:
Intel will then launch seven 45nm SFF (small form factor) notebook CPUs, similar to those used in Apple’s MacBook Air and soon other ultra-portable notebooks, in the third quarter of this year.