Intel to Rebrand Processors in 2008

Rumor has it that Intel will rebrand its processor line, beginning in January.  There is quite a bit of data, but it is still a rumor.

At the moment, the Intel Centrino mobile platform has five different logos with brands like Centrino, Centrino Duo and Centrino Pro. Starting from January 1, 2008, Intel will consolidate the Centrino Duo and Centrino brands under the Intel Centrino brand, and rename the Centrino Pro as Intel Centrino with vPro Technology.

According to our source, the new Intel Centrino with vPro Technology will be available in Q1, 2008. It will be based on the Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 and T8000 series (45nm Penryn) processors and the current Santa Rosa platform.

In Q2, 2008, it will be upgraded to the Montevina platform with a new Cantiga GM/PM chipset. The Cantiga GM/PM chipset will feature a 1GHz FSB, ICH9M, Enhanced Intel AMT 4.0 and improved Intel Virtualization Technology (VTx and VT-d). We will have more details for you shortly.

This story will likely be updated as January approaches.