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Centrino takes center stage

With much fanfare and a $300 million publicity bill, Intel launches its Centrino notebook chip bundle in hopes of making mobile PCs as much a part of daily life as the toaster is.

roundup Intel launches its Centrino notebook chip bundle with a $300 million publicity blitz. The chipmaker is hoping the product will foster a new generation of portable PCs that run longer on battery power and connect more easily to wireless networks. Intel does the Centrino shuffle
The chipmaker officially pulls the wraps off its wireless Centrino processor bundle, which it hopes will be a shot in the arm for the computing and communications industries.
March 12, 2003 
Laptop makers mobilize Pentium-M models
PC makers are coming out with a slew of new notebooks containing Intel's Pentium-M processor, and executives claim that goes a long way toward improving the laptop experience.
March 12, 2003 
AMD launches cavalcade of mobile chips
Advanced Micro Devices is set to introduce 12 new processors for notebooks at the CeBit trade show, as part of an effort to ride the wireless wave.
March 11, 2003 
Intel wireless plans begin with new chip
The chipmaker is betting that wireless technology will be the biggest thing since the browser. New notebooks coming Wednesday may be an indication of whether the company is right.
March 10, 2003 
Intel funds four more wireless companies
The chipmaker, which is set to launch its Centrino technologies for wireless computing, invests in four new companies that provide wireless software and services.
March 9, 2003 
Commentary: Centrino is more than just chips
Intel's new Centrino products, built for wireless mobility, will boost Wi-Fi adoption and spur use beyond the corporate campus.
March 12, 2003