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New Intel facility to go on stream

Staff Correspondent

MUMBAI: Intel Corporation, the world's leading chipmaker, has announced the setting up of a platform definition centre (PDC) in Bangalore. After Sao Paolo in Brazil and Cairo in Egypt, Bangalore is the third such centre Intel has set up outside of the U.S. The three centres are the fastest growing markets for Intel.

The PDC will define potential and new computing platforms and technologies specifically designed for India and South Asia. The centre reflects Intel's unique platform-focused approach to computing and communications.

While the Bangalore centre will be fully functional by the next quarter of the current year, products developed here will be on the market from the second half of next year. In Bangalore, Intel has an existing service microprocessor development centre, the Intel Centrino product development and now the PDC.

The Intel Centrino mobile technology is the first example of a platform and it brought new capabilities to wireless computing and significantly advanced the `anywhere, anytime' computing vision. Anand Chandrasekhar, Corporate Vice President, Intel Corporation, said, "Digital technology can play a major role in enabling a sustainable future. The challenge lies in producing technologies that suit local conditions.''

Intel on Saturday unveiled two new platforms for home and office PCs. The new platforms are designed to provide consumers the ability to do more with their digital content simultaneously, and better allow businesses to enhance PC security, system management and collaboration capabilities.The digital home platform, codenamed `Anchor creek', starts from Rs. 35,000 onwards.

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