Abigail Klein Leichman
June 10, 2018

At COMPUTEX Taipei 2018 this week, Intel announced the launch this fall of two new-generation processors developed in Israel: the Whiskey Lake for laptops and Amber Lake for 2-in-1 computers.

These processors will enable a double-digit performance improvement and support 1Gbps surfing. They’ll be integrated into 140 models of computers, according to a statement from Intel.

Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake are part of the mobile lineup of eighth-generation Intel Core processor family and will be released in October 2018.

“With Intel’s 50th anniversary next month, it’s a perfect time to celebrate one of the most important technologies of Intel’s legacy: the PC. As we transition to the data-centric era, the PC remains a critical facet of Intel’s business, and it’s an area where we believe there are still so many opportunities ahead,” said Intel Corporate Vice President Gregory Bryant.

Intel established a presence in Israel in 1974 in Haifa with five employees. Today the company directly employs about 10,000 Israelis at development centers in Haifa, Yakum, Petah Tikva and Jerusalem, as well as manufacturing-related facilities in Kiryat Gat and Jerusalem. Some 60% of Intel’s Israeli employees are in R&D, while half support high-volume manufacturing of microprocessors that power the world’s computing devices.

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