Intel to launch WiMax chip in Q2

TODAY'S Economic News from Taiwan is reporting that Intel will start selling a WiMax chip in the second quarter of 2004. According to the report, the 802.16a broadband chip will throw data over the aether at speeds of 70Mbs and at distance of a staggering 50 kilometres.

It's got partners in this cunning scheme including Askey, Zyxel and Ambit, who will use the Intel chip in their own products. The real surge in WiMax however, says EN, will come in 2006, with the technology bundled into mobile phones and notebooks, once people figure out a way to cut the energy consumption involved.

News source: The Inq

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