Sean Maloney, executive vice president and general manager of Intel's Mobility Group, said Intel's next platform for notebooks, code named Santa Rosa and expected to be available in systems in 2007, attempts to provide some of the immediate response capabilities for mobile computing that people have come to expect from consumer electronics devices.Maloney presented a demo system with 256MB NAND flash memory but he says it's up to the system makers to choose how much they'll provide.
"We need to have devices that boot very, very rapidly the same way that we get off the plane and immediately get a cell phone signal," he said at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco Tuesday.
Santa Rosa will feature the new Merom processors, they will be faster while keeping the battery life consistent with current Intel mobile chips.
Maloney said Intel also will support 802.11n, Wi-Fi with MIMO, in the Santa Rosa platform. Maloney also showed off a radio that will support Wi-Fi and the emerging Wi-Max broadband wireless standard. Intel expects to have this available in the second half of the year.The company is also investigating 3G support. More details can be found over at Information Week.