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Encyclopedia > List of Intel codenames

Since many years, Intel names IC development projects after geographical names of towns, rivers or mountains near their development locations. Many of these are in the American West, particularly in the state of Oregon (where most of Intel's CPU projects are designed; see well-known project codenames) but since a few years also in Israel. Some older codenames refer to celestial bodies. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC, SEHK: 4335), founded in 1968 as Integrated Electronics Corporation, is an American multinational corporation that is best known for designing and manufacturing microprocessors and specialized integrated circuits. ... Official language(s) None Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... A project code name is a name (usually a single word or short phrase) which is given to a project being developed by industry, academia, government, and other concerns. ... ...

The following table lists known Intel codenames along with a brief explanation of their meaning and their likely namesake.

See also List of computer technology code names Following is a list of code names that have been used to identify computer hardware and software products while in development. ...

Codename Description Named after Family/Model/Stepping
Alderwood a Pentium 4/D/XE chipset probably named after a location in Snohomish County, Washington; see Alderwood.
Aliceton A successor to Tigerton unknown
Allendale a version of the Intel Core 2 processor Allendale is the name of several places in the USA; see Allendale.
Almador a Pentium III-M chipset Almador County, California?
Alviso a Pentium M chipset Mobile (915 Express series) Alviso, a small community in Santa Clara County, California.
Aries a 80486 chipset probably Aries (constellation)
Balboa a Pentium II chipset possibly named after Balboa, a subsection of the city of Newport Beach, Orange County, California.
Banias The first Pentium M processor Banias, an ancient site in the Golan Heights
Bearlake [1] Successor to the 965 series Bear Lake, a natural freshwater lake divided by the Utah-Idaho border in the Western United States.
Beckton/Becton (the correct spelling may be either Beckton or Becton) Nehalem-based MP-capable processor unknown
Bloomfield a processor based on the Nehalem microarchitecture Bloomfield is the name of several places in the USA; see Bloomfield.
Broadwater a Core 2 Duo chipset reference unknown; may be named after Broadwatera, a village in Morrill County, Nebraska.
Brookdale a Celeron/Pentium 4 chipset probably named after Brookdale, an unicorporated town in Santa Cruz County, California. For other meanings see Brookdale.
Bulverde The PXA27x family of Xscale processors Bulverde, a city in Comal County, Texas.
Calexico Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 or later 2200 (IEEE 802.11b) mini-PCI WiFi adapter, part of the Carmel platform Calexico, a city in Imperial County, California.
Calistoga Intel Mobile 945 Express-series chipset, part of the Napa platform Calistoga, a city in Napa County, California.
Camino a Pentium II/III / Celeron chipset Camino, California. A small town in El Dorado County, California. Apple Hill is located in Camino.
Caneland Xeon MP platform? reference unknown
Canterwood a Pentium 4 chipset reference unknown
Cantiga chipset part of Montevina reference unknown
Carmel first-generation Centrino platform as well as a Pentium II/III / Celeron chipset Mount_Carmel
Cascades Second version of the Pentium III Xeon Cascade Range, a major mountain range of western North America, extending from southern British Columbia through Washington and Oregon to Northern California.
Cedar Mill the final revision of the Pentium 4 Cedar_Mill]], a census-designated place and an unincorporated community in Washington County, Oregon, west of the Willamette Stone.
Clackamas later codename for the EM64T project, originally codenamed Yamhill Clackamas_River, a river in Oregon
Clovertown a Quad-core Xeon processor (A quad-core version of Woodcrest, consisting of two Woodcrest dies on a multi-chip module) reference unknown
Colusa a Xeon chipset either named after Colusa,_California or after Colusa County of which this city is the seat.
Conroe the desktop variant of the Intel Core 2 processor Conroe, Texas
Convington first-generation Celeron processor Covington is the name of many places in the US. Referred here is probably Covington, a city in King County, Washington.
Coppermine the second-generation Pentium III processor reference unkown; for various meanings see Coppermine.
Cranford an MP version of the Nocona reference unkown; for various meanings see Cranford.
Crestline Intel Mobile 965 Express chipset Several places in the USA are called Crestline. Probably Crestline, California is referred here, a place in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Deerfield the fourth version of Itanium 2 Deerfield is the name of many places in the US.
Dempsey the Dual-Core Xeon 5000-series reference unkown; for various meanings see Demspey.
Deschutes the second-generation Pentium II processor Deschutes County, Oregon or, more likely, Deschutes River, which runs through it.
Dixon mobile Pentium II PE ("Performance Enhanced") Dixon is the name of many places in the US. Referred here may be Dixon, a city in Solano County, California.
Dothan a Pentium M processor, successor to Banias Dothan, an ancient town in Israel
Drake The first Xeon processor, released in 1998 as the Pentium II Xeon reference unkown
Dunnington A 45 nm successor to Tigerton, which may be either a quad-core or an octa-core processor reference unkown; Dunnington is a village in Yorkshire, UK but this is not a likely reference.
Fanwood the fifth version of Itanium 2 Fanwood, a borough in the US state of New Jersey?
Foster Initial variant of the 32-bit Xeon processor using the NetBurst architecture Foster is the name of various places in the US. Referred here is probably Foster, Oregon.
Foxton a power-management technology that was originally planned for inclusion in the first dual-core Itanium 2 processor Foxton is the name of various places in England and New Zealand. US location unknown.
Gainestown a quad-core processor based on Intel's upcoming Nehalem microarchitecture reference unkown
Gallatin Pentium 4 Extreme Edition Gallatin is the name of various places in the US. Reference unknown.
Gesher the successor to Nehalem Gesher, the Israeli word for 'bridge'
Gilo a processor based on the Nehalem microarchitecture probably named after Mount Gilo, a mountain close to Jerusalem; see Har_Gilo.
Glenwood a Core 2 Duo chipset Glenwood is the name of various places in the US. Referred here is probably Glenwood, Washington.
Golan Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG mini-PCIe WiFi adapter, part of the Napa platform Golan_Heights, a plateau on the border of Israel, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria
Granite Bay a Pentium 4 chipset Granite Bay, a census-designated place in Placer County, California.
Grantsdale a Pentium 4/D/XE chipset reference unknown; may be named after Grantsdale, Montana.
Harpertown a 45 nm, eight-core processor Harpertown, a place in Kern County, California.
Hondo the third version of Itanium 2 Hondo, the county seat of Medina County, Texas?
Irwindale Second version of the 64-bit Xeon processor Irwindale, a city in Los Angeles County, California.
Jayhawk the Xeon counterpart of Tejas reference unknown; for various meanings see Jayhawk
Katmai the first Pentium III processor Probably named after Mount Katmai, a volcano in the Katmai Park in Alaska, the site of a colossal 1912 eruption. Incidentally Katmai is also the codename of a Microsoft project: the next release of SQL Server.
Kedron Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n mini-PCIe WiFi adapter probably named after Kidron_Valley, a valley near Jerusalem. Also see Kedron.
Kentsfield the first quad-core version of the Core 2 processor reference unknown
Kevet a mini core [2] a place in Ventura County, California
Kiefer a mini core [3] reference unknown
Klamath the first-generation Pentium II processor Klamath, is the name of a river that flows through Oregon and California and the name of adjacent counties in both of these states.
Lakeport a Pentium 4/D/XE chipset Lakeport is a name of various places in the US. Referred here may be Lakeport, California, the county seat of Lake County.
Larrabee a graphics core [4], [5] Larrabee, Iowa, a city in Cherokee County, Iowa, United States or Larrabee, Wisconsin, a town in Waupaca County, Wisconsin, United States. See Larrabee
Lindenhurst a Dual Xeon chipset Lindenhurst is the name of several places in the US. Reference unknown.
Madison the second version of Itanium 2 Madison is the name of many places in the USA. Reference unknown.
McKinley The first Itanium 2 processor Mount_McKinley or Denali in Alaska is the highest mountain peak in North America
Mendocino second-generation (?) Celeron processor Mendocino is a census-designated place in Mendocino County, California family 6, model 6
[[ItaniumMerced The first version of the Itanium processor Merced_River, California
Mercury a Pentium chipset planet Mercury
Merom the first mobile version of the Core 2 processor Merom Lacus, a lake in the Hulah Valley of Israel
Monahans the successor to Bulverde Monahans, a city in Texas; the county seat of Ward County.
Montara a Pentium M chipset (855 series) Montara, a census-designated place in San Mateo County, California
Montecito a revision of the Intel Itanium 2 processor Montecito, California
Montevina successor to Santa Rosa i.e. fifth-generation Centrino platform Montevina is a wine out of the Sierra Foothills, after the Italian word for mountain wine.
Montvale an upgraded version of the Montecito Montvale, New Jersey?
Napa third-generation Centrino platform Napa is the county seat of Napa County, California, home to the famous Napa Valley wine.
Natoma a Pentium Pro/Pentium II chipset A census-designated place in Sacramento County, California. Lake Natoma is nearby.
Nehalem a processor microarchitecture that is being developed by Intel and is the planned successor to Penryn Nehalem, a city in Tillamook County, Oregon or rather Nehalem_River
Neptune a Pentium chipset planet Neptune
Nocona Initial version of the 64-bit Xeon processor Nocona, a city in Montague County, Texas
Northwood the second-generation Pentium 4 processor Northwood is the name of several places in the USA. See Northwood (disambiguation)
Odem a Pentium M chipset (855 series) Mount Odem in the Golan Heights
Orion a Pentium Pro chipset probably Orion (constellation) or Orion Nebula
Paxville the first Dual-Core Xeon Paxville, a town in Clarendon County, South Carolina
Penryn The successor to the Conroe Penryn, California, a town of about 2,000 and home to a granite quarry
Placer a Xeon chipset Placer County, California
Plumas a Xeon chipset Plumas County, California
Potomac an MP version of the Nocona the Potomac River, which flows through West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, USA.
Poulson a future generation of Intel's Itanium 2 processor family, expected to come to market in 2009, after Tukwila reference unknown
Prescott a Pentium 4 processor, successor to Northwood Prescott is the name of various places in the USA, including a city in Oregon.
Presler Pentium 4-based dual core processor (65nm part) reference unknown
Prestonia Second version of the 32-bit Xeon processor Prestonia, a neighborhood five miles southeast of downtown Louisville, Kentucky?
Robson a NAND flash-memory caching technology Possibly Mount Robson, the highest point in the Canadian Rockies. See Robson.
Santa Rosa fourth-generation Centrino platform Santa Rosa, California
Saturn a 80486 chipset planet Saturn
Seattle a Pentium II/III / Celeron chipset Seattle, the largest city in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located in King County, of which it is the county seat.
Shelton a Celeron M processor Shelton, a city in Mason County, Washington
Shiloh (wireless module part of Montevina) Shiloh,a river in the Samarian region of the West Bank or Shiloh|,an Israeli settlement on the site of Biblical Shiloh. Also the name of various places in the US; see Shiloh.
Smithfield the first version of the Pentium D processor Smithfield is the name of various places in the USA.
Solano a Pentium III/Celeron chipset Solano County, California
Sonoma second-generation Centrino platform Sonoma is the name of a town, a county, a valley and a stream in Northern California.
Sossaman the Dual-Core Xeon LV (Low Voltage) reference unknown
Springdale the 865 Pentium 4 chipset Springdale is the name of several places in the USA.
Stealey a single-core mobile chip reference unknown
Tanglewood a version of the Itanium processor, successor to Montvale Tanglewood, an estate and music venue in Lenox and Stockbridge, Massachusetts or Tanglewood, a neighborhood in Houston, Texas. See Tanglewood (disambiguation).
Tanner Initial version of the Pentium III Xeon Tanner probably refers to Tanner, a place in King County, Washington.
Tehema a Pentium 4 chipset Mount Tehama, an ancient volcano in northern California.
Tejas Intel's microprocessor which was to be a successor to the latest Pentium 4 with Prescott core Tejas has several meanings; see Tejas.
Tigerton A quad-core, MP-capable processor to be released in place of Whitefield Tigerton, a village in Shawano County, Wisconsin?
Timna Abanoned x86-based SoC project [6] Timna, a city in southern Isreal
Tolapai x86-based system-on-a-chip [7] possibly Tolapai Spring, Arizona
Tonga Pentium II Mobile processor Unknown; see Tonga (disambiguation)
Triton a Pentium chipset probably refers to Triton, a city in Washington, USA.
Tualatin third-generation Pentium III processor; also name of derived fourth-generation Celeron processor, nicknamed ‘’Tualeron’’ Tualatin Valley or the Tualatin River in Oregon, where Intel has large manufacturing and design facilities ...family 6, model 11
Tukwila Tanglewood renamed, after the Tanglewood Music Center in Massachusetts demanded a switch Tukwila, Washintgon
Tulsa the 7100 series, an improved version of Paxville MP Tulsa, the second-largest city in the U.S. state of Oklahoma and the county seat of Tulsa County.
Tumwater a Dual Xeon chipset Tumwater is a city in Thurston County, Washington next to the Deschutes River.
Vanderpool an x86 Virtualization technology Vanderpool, a small settlement in Bandera County, Texas.
Whitefield a quad-core processor, partially based on Woodcrest, using the new Common System Interface (CSI) bus Whitefield is the name of several places in the USA; see Whitefield.
Whitney a Pentium II/III / Celeron chipset Whitneyis the name of several places in the USA including Whitney, Oregon, Whitney, Texas and Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the continental United States.
Willamette the first Pentium 4 processor Willamette River or the Willamette Valley region of Oregon, where a large number of Intel manufacturing facilities are located
Windigo WWAN Internet access via HSDPA cellular networks Windigo?
Woodcrest a dual-core Xeon DP Woodcrest, a census-designated place in Riverside County, California
Wolfdale 45nm desktop dual-core processor (based on 'Penryn', the 45nm incarnation of the Core 2 Duo architecture) [8] possibly Wolfdale, a census-designated place in Washington County, Pennsylvania
Yamhill the EM64T CPU architecture Yamhill is the name of several places and geographical features in Oregon; referred here is likely the Yamhill River in Oregon's Willamette Valley.
Yonah Intel's Pentium M line, after Banias and Dothan, branded ’’Intel Core’’ Yonah pigeon in Hebrew, developed at Intel Development Center Israel.
Yorkfield the quad-core successor to the Kentsfield processor reference unknown



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