Intel's Dream Home
Intel has already put the building blocks for a cheaper, consumer-friendly wireless LAN chipset in place with the announcement of its Celeron M processor this week. The new Celeron is a version of the Pentium M mobile CPU that is at the heart of the Centrino wireless LAN chipset from the firm.
Centrino was the subject of a similar push last year when Intel put together a $150 million fund to invest in wireless LAN startups and stumped up $300 million to promote its chipset (see Intel's WiFi Wad and Centrino: How Much?). Now, it's apparently the turn of the digital dream home…
Here at Unstrung we're just hoping that one particular Intel innovation makes it to prime time. Just imagine how much better life will be with a WiFi chair! (See WLAN Gets a Bum Steer.)
— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung