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Intel India to chip in for GeNext notebooks

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The Intel India Development Centre (IIDC) in Bangalore, which is the largest R&D centre for Intel outside the US will be making contribution to its next generation mobile platforms (notebooks) and server chips.

The next generation chipset for the mobile platforms will see the major design work done out of India. IIDC has already co-developed and designed for some of Intel's latest platform like Napa SFF which forms the core for the small form notebook. Some of the upcoming launches like the new mobile platform “Santa Roa” and the low cost notebook – Classmate PC also had its contributions from India.

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Further to the mobile platforms, Intel is also expecting a large portion of development work in server processors to be driven out of India. IIDC has already contributed to certain server processor line and the centre will play a critical role in future development. Intel announced that its low-cost laptop – Classmate PC will be launched in the latter part of this year and would be forming alliances with OEMs to manufacture these devices. The chip major also announced the availability of WiMax chip to support mobile WiMax network. Around 10 telecommunication equipment manufacturers are expected to deliver these products over the next six months.

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