Intel will extend its innovative and popular features designed for desktop business PCs called Intel® vPro processor technology into its forthcoming high-performance laptop offering. IT departments will be able to reliably manage both desktops and notebooks and deal with what plagues them most — security threats, cost of ownership, resource allocation, and asset management — and do so wirelessly. “Intel Centrino Pro processor technology brings the best of our offering with Intel vPro processor technology and adds it right into our highly successful Intel Centrino brand for laptops,” said Mooly Eden, vice president of Intel Mobile Products Group. “This is an ideal time for this product as we continue to see notebook penetration rates increasing in business.”

Under a new brand called Intel® Centrino® Pro processor technology, Intel
Corporation today announced it will extend its innovative and popular features
designed for desktop business PCs called Intel® vPro(TM) processor technology
into its forthcoming high-performance laptop offering. IT departments will be
able to reliably manage both desktops and notebooks and deal with what plagues
them most — security threats, cost of ownership, resource allocation, and asset
management — and do so wirelessly.

“Intel Centrino Pro processor technology brings the best of our offering with
Intel vPro processor technology and adds it right into our highly successful
Intel Centrino brand for laptops,” said Mooly Eden, vice president of Intel
Mobile Products Group. “This is an ideal time for this product as we continue to
see notebook penetration rates increasing in business.”

With Intel Centrino Pro processor technology, IT managers will be able to manage
and protect their notebooks over Wi-Fi. In addition, administrators can manage
both wired notebooks and desktop PCs regardless of their power state or the
health of the PC(3). The result is better protected PCs, increased IT department
compliance, more accurate PC inventories, fewer desk-side visits and less
interruption to business.

Major Companies Already Deploying vPro

Businesses have quickly recognized the significant potential time and cost
savings from the manageability features of Intel vPro processor technology, and
are rapidly deploying the technology. More than 200 business deployments are
underway worldwide, ranging from the thousands to tens of thousands of PCs per
customer including 3M(1), BMW(1), FujiFilm(1), ING(1), Johns Hopkins(1),
Pioneer(1) and Verizon(1). Many of these customers will add Intel Centrino Pro
processor technology to their deployments when it is available later this year.

There is broad industry corporate software support for Intel Centrino Pro
processor technology with software applications and solutions being offered from
such companies as Altiris(1), CA Inc.(1), Cisco(1), Credant Technologies(1),
Hitachi JP1(1), HP(1), Microsoft(1), LANDesk(1) and Trend Micro(1).

Intel Centrino Pro processor technology will be available in the second quarter
this year as part of the company’s planned introduction of the next generation
Centrino processor technology code named ‘Santa Rosa.’ Both business and
consumer notebook users will benefit from the highly acclaimed Core 2 Duo
processors, which are at the heart of the platform. The latest versions offer
higher performance while also delivering outstanding energy efficiency and
battery life.

A new wireless component, Intel® Next-Gen Wireless-N will give users more
freedom to do more, farther away from their access points with support for the
draft 802.11n specification delivering up to five times the performance(2) and
twice the wireless range(2). Users will also enjoy improved graphics performance
and support for Microsoft Windows Vista’s latest graphic interface Aero(1). In
addition, the optional Intel® Turbo Memory means users can experience up to two
times faster performance when loading frequently-used applications, and up to a
20 percent faster boot time.(4)