In light of this, the company now intends to formally introduce its upcoming Montevina platform as Centrino 2 to give consumers the feeling of a tangible upgrade and hopefully spur replacement demand. The new Montevina platform is scheduled for a mid-2008 release along with six 45nm notebook CPUs, all with a 1066MHz FSB and core speeds between 2.26GHz and 3.06GHz. These will initially be introduced as dual-core parts, but Intel has confirmed that quad-core versions will appear in the second half of the year.
Montevina will be accompanied by the ‘Cantiga’ chipset and updated 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi adaptors, one of which will also incorporate WiMAX. Although the Centrino 2 re-branding part hasn’t been confirmed by Intel just yet, an official announcement is widely expected at this year's Computex in Taipei.