Intel gets thinner and lighter -

Chip giant Intel announced Core ultra low voltage processors aimed at the ultra-thin laptop market.

The 32 nanometer processors reduce power consumption by over 15 percent, claims Intel and it has over 40 design wins for low voltage chips - including Acer, Asus, Lenovo and MSI. Machines using the chips will be available next month.

The ULV processors are aimed squarely at the ultrathin segment of the market, according to Mooly Eden, general manager of Intel's PC client group.

Intel has gone a little Nuts in May over the number 32. The chips use the 32 nanometer process and Intel reckons they're 32 percent smaller and deliver 32 percent better performance.

This will lead to very slim notebooks, thinks Intel. The company gave no indication of pricing for the ULV microprocessors.