It looks like Intel is cooking up Timna-2. The original Timna had issues with the Rambus controller and was cancelled but with pressure coming from Transmeta's Crusoe and VIA's Matthew, Intel is feeling the heat, so to speak. Preliminary specs are the following:
- Pentium III architecture with enhanced ALU
- 0.13 micron process
- SpeedStep-like feature to decrease clock speed to save battery life
- 512KB L2 cache
- SSE2 support
- DDR memory controller
Lastly, they have more details on Asus planning a new slot which allows for a special two-in-one SCSI and network controller (Asus will make this card). Motherboards featuring this special slot are believed to debut on board the CUSL2-LS and the CUV4X-LS. The specs for the motherboards and controller are pretty self-explanatory (controller will be Ultra-160 SCSI with support for up to 30 devices).