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Pentium M

A family of CPUs from Intel that are part of its Centrino brand for mobile computing. Introduced in 2003 at speeds up to 1.6 GHz, it was formerly code-named Banias. Introduced in 2004, the second-generation Pentium M (code-named Dothan) uses the same chip package but is built with 90 nm circuits rather than 130 nm. Dothan added support for the PCI Express bus, Serial ATA (SATA) and Gigabit Ethernet.

Pentium M supports multiple voltages so that power can be optimized based on user demand. Pentium M predecessors were the Pentium III M and Pentium 4 M.

Banias/Dothan Designations
Whenever Banias and Dothan chip speeds overlap, Intel uses "A" for Banias and "B" for Dothan. For example, Pentium M 1.7A is the Banias chip. See Centrino.
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Two hours later we reached the foot of a tall isolated mountain, which is crowned by the crumbling castle of Banias, the stateliest ruin of that kind on earth, no doubt.
We wondered how such a solid mass of masonry could be affected even by an earthquake, and could not understand what agency had made Banias a ruin; but we found the destroyer, after a while, and then our wonder was increased tenfold.
And as the evening drew near, we clambered down the mountain, through groves of the Biblical oaks of Bashan, (for we were just stepping over the border and entering the long-sought Holy Land,) and at its extreme foot, toward the wide valley, we entered this little execrable village of Banias and camped in a great grove of olive trees near a torrent of sparkling water whose banks are arrayed in fig-trees, pomegranates and oleanders in full leaf.
Al-Halaqi inspected the crude oil storage tanks project in Banias and the reversed pumping stations in Banias Refinery.
Oil for Assad: Last week, the Iranian oil tanker Tor-2 sailed into the Syrian port of Banias with another load of crude for the embattled Syrian regime.
5 MCM/d gas pipeline from Banias in southern Syria to Deir Ammar in northern Lebanon (see gmt20IraqGasExpMay14-07).
In June, the Syrian army discovered and seized a large cache of Israeli-made weapons and ammunition from Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Banias city of the Tartous governorate near the Lebanese borders.
According to Iloilo provincial administrator Raul Banias, these equipment are division of the US$7-million grant by KOICA for the Iloilo Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Area Health System.
Summary: Activists in the coastal town of Banias have accused the Red Crescent of bowing to regime pressure in the distribution of humanitarian food aid.
He is held responsible for the Banias massacre, which left at least 62 people dead, including 14 children, in Syria's Ras al-Nabeh neighborhood in Banias.
The two fields which also could produce crude oil, were linked to the Banias and other power stations.
The New York-based group said in its new report, released yesterday, that mass killings took place in the towns of Bayda and Banias on May 2 and 3.