Today we will be talking a lot about the desktop and mobile solutions from Intel. But before we start I would like to stress that the entire forum, all the sessions and classes were conducted under the sign of unleashed information on the new dual and multi core solutions from Intel. Today we are going to reveal the most interesting architectural and technical details of the new dual-core designs, which are now present within all the major initiatives that Intel introduced and talked about at the Forum.
And you know what these initiatives are: Digital Home Concept and Digital Office Concept from the desktop and mobile prospective.
The first keynote today was dedicated to mobile platforms. Sean Maloney, Executive Vice President and Manager of Intel Mobility group was talking about Intel end-to-end wireless networks and wireless clients technology, which continued to fuel the market growth of mobile computing. It is true, the mobile devices market is exploding lately. Besides the notebooks, which have always been the #1 system in the mobile market segment, we also see a lot of other device types picking up. Cell phones, PDAs, handhelds. The overall industry focus is moving towards these products which are at the crossroads of PC and consumer electronics.
Mobility itself is driving the requirements for more performance and innovation. The idea is to address the mobility market in an optimal way. There are basically three major tendencies in the today’s mobile market that determine its growth and expansion:
Phones Get Smart
Right now you may see that data phones are overtaking voice phones. But the major strategy is still to expand so that the products could cover all market levels. And to be successful these products should also acquire full support on the software side, which we see happening. For example, the today’s cell phones already have real time operating systems running on them.
Besides, the flash memory technology which is very important for the growing mobile market got at another evolutionary stage of its development. According to Intel, there are already 90nm flash wafers produced and they also have first 65nm flash engineering samples at their disposal.
All the above mentioned breakthroughs in the technologies that are essential for the mobile market have are leading to one result, which is actually implied by the tendency. When Intel says that phones get smarter they actually mean that there is no more evident interception between the laptop and the phone. It is very likely that at the current pace of the technological advancements you will have a phone in 2-3 years that will be able to offer you good camera quality, and will know to jump on and off high-speed networks. In this respect it is one of the primary goals to make these devices communicate with one another, namely to make the notebook and phone much more aware of each other’s presence and make them able to communicate with one another in an easy one-click way.