As part of Intel's (INTC) efforts to lower power consumption, the chip giant's Haswell CPUs will...

|About: Intel Corporation (INTC)|By:, SA News Editor

As part of Intel's (INTC) efforts to lower power consumption, the chip giant's Haswell CPUs will sport integrated voltage regulators, a move that could eliminate the need for as many as 7 third-party chips. That could spell trouble for ON Semi (ONNN), Intersil (ISIL), and Texas Instruments (TXN), believed by Gartner to be the three largest vendors in an Intel CPU voltage regulator market worth an estimated $325M. Intel officially launches Haswell on Monday; look for Apple to launch Haswell-powered MacBooks at its June 10-14 WWDC conference.