Intel to launch East Fork - Centrino for desktops

Posted on Friday, Nov 12 2004 @ 23:25 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel is gearing up to create a Centrino-style brand and platform for 'digital home'-oriented PCs, it has emerged. Codenamed 'East Fork' - after the Ohio state park, apparently - the platform centres on 'Smithfield', the upcoming dual-core Pentium 4 CPU, and 'Lakeport', Intel's next-generation desktop chipset.

Like Centrino, East Fork will also have a wireless component - almost certainly the 'Caswell 2' module that Intel chipset marketing chief Sunil Kumar was reported to have mentioned this week as a Lakeport component. Caswell 2 contains is believed to contain Intel's 'Calexico 2' tri-mode Wi-Fi chipset.

Read more at The Register


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