I drove through Penryn today

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On I-80 on the way to Yuba Gap to do some sledding. I remembered their Granite Bay chipset named for an affluent city in the Sacramento area which I assumed some of the execs lived, but Penryn is a 15K population blip that looks run down.

Where the hell do they get these names?
 

jpeyton

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Originally posted by: HeroOfPellinor
Where the hell do they get these names?
A map, a dart, and a blindfold.
 

0roo0roo

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core/pentium is what most people know the chips as.
code names arent that important non geeks.
 

olds

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They might have a plant there. It also might be in Roseville or Lincoln. All are in the same general area.
Dated a girl who worked there but I don't recall exactly where it was.
 

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I'm looking forward to the Weed series of processors on the Gilroy chipset.

Let's hear it for crappy CA towns and their silicon namesakes!
 
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Originally posted by: oldsmoboat
They might have a plant there. It also might be in Roseville or Lincoln. All are in the same general area.
Dated a girl who worked there but I don't recall exactly where it was.
Folsom. I'm not sure what they do there, but I have an acquaintence who works there and he's in finance, so I suspect it's mostly an operations campus. Most of the manufacturing is done in Oregon and Arizona.

 

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Originally posted by: HeroOfPellinor
Originally posted by: oldsmoboat
They might have a plant there. It also might be in Roseville or Lincoln. All are in the same general area.
Dated a girl who worked there but I don't recall exactly where it was.
Folsom. I'm not sure what they do there, but I have an acquaintence who works there and he's in finance, so I suspect it's mostly an operations campus. Most of the manufacturing is done in Oregon and Arizona.
The Folsom site is a large Intel campus. It most likely has several thousand Intel employees there.
 

olds

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Originally posted by: HeroOfPellinor
Originally posted by: oldsmoboat
They might have a plant there. It also might be in Roseville or Lincoln. All are in the same general area.
Dated a girl who worked there but I don't recall exactly where it was.
Folsom. I'm not sure what they do there, but I have an acquaintence who works there and he's in finance, so I suspect it's mostly an operations campus. Most of the manufacturing is done in Oregon and Arizona.
The folsom site is not the only one. There is a manufacturing site around Rocklin/Penyrn/Roseville.
 

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I was always told that Intel used geographic locations as their codenames because there is no possibility of being a trademark infringement if it were to ever get out.

Yup....looks like that's what wikipeida says (and you know everything on the internet has to be true)

Intel Codenames
 

compman25

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I lived in Santa Rosa for 28 yrs, which is in Sonoma County, which is next to Napa County. Do I get a free laptop or something?
 
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Drove through Penryn yesterday. We usually stop at Auburn from our snowboarding trips for a dinner run but this time they stopped at a totally different town. Whipped out my GPS and I was like wtf? Penryn? Wow.
 

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Originally posted by: oldsmoboat
They might have a plant there. It also might be in Roseville or Lincoln. All are in the same general area.
Dated a girl who worked there but I don't recall exactly where it was.
not neccesarily. the merom version of intel's c2d was designed in haifa and thus, named after the biblical name for a dried up lake in israel...

intel's banias was named after the banias river in israel and so on. dothan was named after a town in alabama.

jpeyton got it right on.
 

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