Intel Corp.’s chief executive officer Paul Otellini said during a conference call with financial analysts that the chipmaker has initiated shipments of its new microprocessors based on Nehalem micro-architecture. The new chips will enable higher performance and will also utilize radically different platform architecture that will resemble that of Advanced Micro Devices. Intel Core i7/Nehalem Now Shipping “I am pleased to announce that we began shipments of our Nehalem product family during the third quarter and expect to formally launch these products in November. Nehalem brings a new micro-architecture and new performance features. This new product family will further extend our performance leadership in microprocessors,” said Mr. Otellini while announcing financial results for the third quarter. Mr. Otellini said that despite of economy crisis Intel intends to release its Core i7 as well as Xeon processors based on Nehalem micro-architecture as soon as possible in order to boost demand in certain market segments, which would naturally offset lowering demand from corporate segment in the USA. “We are trying to pull them in as fast as possible. I think having those products simply makes us even more competitive and I think they generate some demand in some segments where we haven’t been participating, so that’s one where I feel pretty good about the product line and the sooner we get to it, the better across the board,” said chief executive of Intel Corp. The release of Intel Xeon processors powered by Nehalem micro-architecture will particularly improve Intel’s positions on the market of servers, where AMD still can offer a lot of advantages over rival’s offerings. Given that Intel’s desktop processors aimed at professionals and entertainment enthusiasts are already faster than those from AMD, the chip giant only needs new chips in that segment to encourage end-users for upgrades.