Intel India builds Centrino mobile platform for global market

Bangalore, May 17 (IANS) Intel India Development Centre (IIDC) of the world’s largest chipmaker, Intel Inc, has played a major role in designing, developing, testing and validating the Centrino mobile platform for the consumer and enterprise markets worldwide.

“The mobility group of the IIDC was involved in the development of the Centrino mobile platform, contributing about 70-80 percent of the new processor. Our development centres in Israel and the US chipped in to fabricate the chipsets for OEMs and ODMs,” Intel India mobility group director Sandeep Shah told reporters here Thursday.

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Formerly code-named Santa Rosa, the next-generation Centrino processor technology incorporates a robust central processing unit (CPU) with Intel core 2 duo processor, graphics memory controller hub (code-named Crestline), I/O controller hub (ICH8), 802.11n wireless technology, turbo memory and an active management technology for security and manageability.

“In addition to the four vectors – seamless wireless connectivity, new form factors, longer battery life and higher performance, we have introduced the fifth vector (security and manageability) to the mobile platform on the feedback received from our enterprise clients,” Shah said at a preview of the fourth-generation processor.

As one of the leading business units, the mobility group has several teams working in tandem with Intel’s global teams to provide post-launch support to playing a critical role in launching new products.

Of the 3,000-odd total tech workforce at the IIDC, about one-third of it work for the mobility group.

In the IT domain, the Bangalore facility, set up and expanded with a cumulative investment of $1.7 billion, has evolved into a primary competency centre for Intel’s supply chain applicat