Five years ago: Intel poised to hog CeBit '97 limelight

The chip king will jointly announce a multimedia and satellite initiative with European satellite authority SES

First published 5 March, 1997

Intel is ready to hog the processor limelight next week at the CeBit '97 show in Hannover, Germany, making its first appearance with the Pentium II processor, formerly known as 'Klamath'. However, the chip giant was at pains to stress this will not be a launch.

Patrick Gelsinger, Intel's vice president and general manager for the desktops products group, will hold three press briefings comprising a processor update, an update on the 'Wired for Management' initiative, and a briefing on Microsoft and Intel's NetPC programme.

Also at CeBit, the chip king will jointly announce a multimedia and satellite initiative with European satellite authority SES (Société Européene des Satellites). At a separate Mobile Data Initiative (MDI) conference Intel will discuss the latest wireless communications and GSM developments, and MDI members will announce wireless products.

Intel's stand will feature remotely connected PCs, remote network management tools, Pentium processors running Java software and Pentium Pro chips running workstation, CAD and 3D applications.

Also meeting at the Intel stand will be members of the Enterprise Summit Unix working group, including Compaq, SCO, Fujitsu-ICL and Olivetti.

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