Merom is the code name for various Intel processors that are sold as Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Solo, Pentium Dual-Core and Celeron. It was the first mobile processor to be based on the Core microarchitecture, replacing the Enhanced Pentium M based Yonah processor.
Merom is shared with Merom-2M and Merom-L that are very similar but have a smaller L2 cache. Merom-L has only one processor core and a different CPUID model. Merom was manufactured in a 65 nanometer process and was succeeded by Penryn, a 45 nm version of the Merom architecture. Together, Penryn and Merom represented the first ‘tick-tock’ in Intel’s Tick-Tock manufacturing paradigm, in which Penryn was the ‘tick’ (new process) to Merom’s ‘tock’ (new architecture).