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Intel plans high-tech products

Calcutta, Aug. 24: Next year will see Intel Corp introducing a range of next-generation technology products for mobile computing, client server and networking requirements. The chip major has focussed heavily on research and development and has already set aside $ 8 billion for the purpose during 2001 and 2002.

For those with seamless mobile computing requirements, Intel will deliver the Banias platform, the next-generation mobile processor designed and optimised to meet the needs of mobile users.

Avtar Saini, director, South Asia says, “The Banias platform excels on all vectors of mobility — high performance, low power, seamless wireless connectivity and longer battery life. With telecom services growing at a compounded rate of 20 per cent every year, it is necessary to build and invest in products and solutions to help support the infrastructure.”

Intel is working closely with industry players to reduce power consumption of other components in mobile PCs. The company is also working on multimodal antennae that can be used for multiple frequencies.

Saini feels that there is a continuous need to build and invest in e-business infrastructure to meet the growing demands of internet users. India is at a strategic inflection point and with its qualified human resources it has the capability to supply web services and engineering resources to meet global demands, he said.

According to Saini, the demand for PCs is expected to surge in the next few years, thus propelling a growth in internet usage. Though the penetration of the internet is far below the global standards, India has the capability to catch up given the proper infrastructure.

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