Last week, Lenovo announced its plans to introduce dual-core processors into PCs later this year. Lenovo, which has a 2,000-person operation based in RTP, won’t be alone as Intel is stepping up plans to drive dual-core technology in the marketplace.

“Intel is delivering high-performance, dual-core technology to desktop users with the launch of three new processors designed for multitasking professionals and consumers handling a variety of multimedia applications,” NewsFactor reports.