Intel to aggressively push wireless communication standard in 2003

Anticipating the potential of wireless communication, Intel is planning to concentrate more of its resources this year to promote the new Centrino notebook platform, said Kelly Wu, country manager of Intel Taiwan. Though unable to disclose any actual figures, Wu said that this would be a focal point and would receive even more attention than the company's Pentium 4 products.

Combining communication and computing functions is Intel's primary focus for 2003. Earlier, Intel CEO Craig Barrett also stated at the 2003 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that "unwiring the consumer is the next logical advance in consumer electronics" and that a young generation that has been brought up in an era of fast-moving technology innovation and introduced into the marketplace as digital consumers will "have higher expectations of what tomorrow's devices must do".

In addition to communications developments, Intel will of course continue to upgrade its processor technology this year. Starting in the second quarter, the chip maker will begin to introduce its latest Hyper Threading technology into P4 processors running at clock speeds of 2.4GHz and above. Intel predicts that the Hyper Threading-based processors are expected to account for more than 50% of its P4 output this year.

News source: DigiTimes

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