At an analysts meeting, Sean Maloney from Intel said that by next year there should be 400 deployments of WiMAX all over the world. These will provide wireless broadband access to 150 million people.
By 2010, 650 million will be able to access WiMAX facilities and by 2012 Intel estimates 1.3 billion people will be able to use it.
Maloney also talked about the Penryn generation and said that its Xeon quad core Harpertown, due out sometime towards the end of this year, along with the Wolfdale dual core, would give 45 per cent performance improvement on bandwidth applications.
He claimed that compared to AMD, on the multi processor market it was ahead on some benchmarks but behind on others.
But, he claimed, on dual processor servers, and on desktop and notebooks Intel is ahead of AMD.