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Intel executive says powerful processors, Wi-Max to bring full Internet to mobile devices

Intel Corp. executive Sean Maloney today said more powerful microprocessors and high-speed Wi-Max wireless networks...


June 3, 2008  


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Intel Corp. executive Sean Maloney today said more powerful microprocessors and high-speed Wi-Max wireless networks will usher in a new era of the full Internet on mobile devices.

During the opening keynote speech at Computex 2008 in Tapei, Maloney also unveiled new chipsets that make high-definition (HD) images on a desktop computer’s screen look more realistic.

He also announced the availability of new versions of Intel Atom processors for an emerging class of compact devices called netbooks and nettops that will bring the Internet to new users.

“The convergence of mobile computers, WiMAX wireless broadband, and powerful, HD-rich computer technologies point to a tremendous growth opportunity,” said Maloney.

“Individuals — not households — will drive the next era of growth with people each owning one or more computing devices. People have an innate desire to be ‘connected’ all the time and see personalized, mobile technology as the way to meet that need.”