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Intel outlines plans for wireless notebook PCs, mobile phones and handhelds
Posted on 18-Sep-2003 17:45 | Tags Filed under: News

Intel outlines plans for wireless notebook PCs, mobile phones and handhelds
Intel Corporation outlined plans for next-generation wireless mobility products designed to improve productivity and drive new growth opportunities. The new disclosures include enhancements for the next Intel Pentium M processor, code-named Dothan; a computing platform based on Intel Centrino mobile technology, code-named Sonoma; and technology for upcoming Intel XScale technology-based processors for cell phones and PDAs, code-named Bulverde. The company also announced a chipset with new power-saving features and high-performing integrated graphics for mobile PCs based on Intel Centrino mobile technology.

Supporting its computing and communications convergence, Intel executives noted that in addition to the number of PCs with wireless communications capability, leading mobile phones and PDA makers have introduced devices running Intel silicon with the ability to bring higher levels of computing power to communications devices.

Ron Smith, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Wireless Communications and Computing Group described how Intel is delivering on convergence with newly available phones and upcoming technologies. The company is enabling top brand name phone makers to provide new features and services based on Intel technology and the company's ability to offer complete solutions.

"Success in delivering converged devices means offering far more than just hardware," said Smith. "It requires developing an ecosystem of software and tools to bring new and compelling capabilities and functions. The development community has recognized the key role Intel is playing in this segment and is actively working to help capture the opportunities enabled by the convergence of computing and communications."

In addition to the latest Intel-based designs, current and future technologies will enable convergence well into the future. For example, an upcoming Intel XScale technology based processor, code-named Bulverde, will add camera phone capabilities and enhance low-power and multimedia performance for cell phones and PDAs.

Another example includes the Intel PXA800EF cellular processor, the industry's first highly integrated chip for EDGE networks. Intel's communications expertise and ability allows the company to deliver a wide range of wireless support - from communications protocols such as GSM and GPRS to EDGE - all based on Intel's advanced "Wireless-Internet-on-a-Chip" process technology.

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