Intel to add WiMax to notebooks

Intel said at its Intel Developer Forum in Beijing that it will be adding WiMax notebook PCs and other small devices in 2008. The company also added that its next-generation Centrino processor technology "Santa Rosa" is on schedule for May.

Intel said at its Intel Developer Forum in Beijing that it will be adding WiMax notebook PCs and other small devices in 2008.

The company also added that its next-generation Centrino processor technology "Santa Rosa" is on schedule for May.

Here's the timeline for when Santa Rosa will meet WiMax:

  • First half of 2008: Santa Rosa will be refreshed with Intel’s “Penryn” chip.
  • Later in 2008: Intel will deliver “Montevina” processor technology, also with Penryn, for greater performance and energy efficiency. Intel says that chip will have smaller components and be ideal for "mini- and sub-notebooks." It will also support high definition video.
  • Those Montevina notebooks will then have WiMax/Wifi as an option.

In addition, the company also introduced its UMPC platform for 2007. These Intel based devices are expected to be available in the summer. The next UMPC version will be released in the first half of 2008. 

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