Dothan-powered notebooks could hit in January
This report over at DigiTimes suggests that Intel's "Dothan" Pentium M processor could be released by the end of the year and on shelves in notebooks as early as January of 2004. Dothan will be built on a 0.09-micron manufacturing process and feature a staggering 2MB of L2 cache.
What's particularly interesting about the DigiTimes article is this little snippet:
According to Taiwanese notebook makers, Centrino notebooks now account for about 50-60% of their total notebook shipments. The ratio is expected to rise to 75% later this quarter, thanks to Intel’s price cuts on October 5.
The article doesn't specify whether those notebook shipments include laptops based on AMD chips, but Centrino's quick uptake is impressive nonetheless.