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A fresh codename for a future processor has appeared on an Intel roadmap and it is named after a beer rather than a city. A roadmap Intel's CEO Craig Barrett showed at a meeting with London business executives had the name Fosters as the next IA-32 processor after Cascades. But worse is to come. Other codenames on future roadmaps include Lilac (wine) and Koa, understood to be a codename for Kahlua, a particularly sweet confection. Fosters could be Intel's attempt to capture the Australian market, which, so far, does not have a great deal of PC penetration. On the other hand, more sober observers thought that it was a backfill for Katmai as it slipped away into the distance in the year 2001. ®

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