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Intel to Tout Secure, Low-Power Chips at Show

When engineers building the computers of tomorrow convene this week to hear the latest technology from Intel, the world's largest chipmaker will discuss plans to make server chips more secure and ways to boost battery life for laptops and cell phones. The three-day Intel Develop Forum begins Tuesday at the San Jose Convention Center and features keynote speeches by Paul Otellini, president and chief operating officer of Intel Corp., Pat Gelsinger, chief technology officer, and others.

"This is engineers talking to engineers," Nathan Brookwood, principal analyst at market research firm and consultant Insight 64, said on Friday. "It is the premiere conference now for technical folks involved in the PC, server" and other computing areas. Otellini will disclose specifics about future 64-bit Itanium and Xeon server chips for the first time, and executives will discuss other technologies designed to improve computing beyond just boosting the speed of the processor, such as beefing up security, said Intel spokeswoman Laura Anderson. Executives also will disclose more information about processors for cell phones, personal digital assistants, and new low-power components for laptops using Intel's Centrino wireless chips and networking software, Anderson said.

News source: Reuters

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