Intel talked about some of the new mobile technologies that will surface later this year or next year:
Intel unveils new Intel Anti-theft Technology to enhance existing solutions by leading OEMs and ISVs: In an effort to address the costly impact of identity theft, data breaches and computer theft, Perlmutter announced that Intel is developing a comprehensive set of security capabilities called Intel Anti-Theft Technology. This technology will enhance existing solutions in the areas of theft management and data protection. This collaborative effort is taking place with industry leaders Absolute Software, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Lenovo, McAfee, Phoenix Technologies, and Utimaco Safeware. Expected availability for laptops is the fourth quarter of 2008.
Intel Centrino 2 processor technology details: Perlmutter provided additional details including significant gains in visualization, 3-D graphics and native hardware support for high-definition with Blu-ray Disc DVDs. In addition, Dadi demonstrated the processor performance increase and the benefits of including Intel solid state drive technology in the platform. Intel Centrino 2 processor technology will debut on laptops in June.
“Calpella”: Perlmutter provided a first look at Intel’s 2009 notebook platform, codenamed “Calpella.” This next-generation Centrino platform will include a processor based on “Nehalem.” Nehalem will bring leading-edge performance advantages and enhanced power efficiency.
Demonstrated Netbooks: Two Intel-based concept netbooks were shown by Perlmutter. Intel is leading the industry and enabling a new class of affordable, easy-to-use laptops called “netbooks.” These simple, low-cost, Internet-centric devices are designed for basic tasks such as browsing, video viewing, social networking and education. Intel’s new purpose-built low-power architecture, coupled with its industry-leading high-K manufacturing process, is perfectly suited for this new market opportunity. Intel based netbooks will be available in June.