Intel today introduced the Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection, enabling both 802.11b and rapid 802.11g wireless networking capabilities. The technology delivers a new level of wireless network performance for notebook PCs based on Intel® Centrino™ mobile technology. The Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection is a standards-based and Wi-Fi CERTIFIED* wireless local area network (WLAN) solution that allows up to 54 million bits of data to be transferred per second. It is designed to maintain high throughput at longer ranges in office or home environments, along with efficient use of power to enable longer system battery life. The Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection will be featured in Intel Centrino mobile technology-based notebook PCs that will be introduced worldwide throughout the first quarter of this year. In Japan, Fujitsu, Matsushita Electric Industrial, NEC, Sony and Toshiba are expected to announce new notebook PCs based on Intel Centrino mobile technology with the Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection in the coming weeks. In 10,000-unit quantities, the Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection is priced at $ 25.

Intel today introduced the Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG network
connection, enabling both 802.11b and rapid 802.11g wireless networking
capabilities. The technology delivers a new level of wireless network
performance for notebook PCs based on Intel® Centrino™ mobile technology.

The Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection is a standards-based and Wi-Fi
CERTIFIED* wireless local area network (WLAN) solution that allows up to 54
million bits of data to be transferred per second. It is designed to maintain
high throughput at longer ranges in office or home environments, along with
efficient use of power to enable longer system battery life. The Intel
PRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection is also software upgradeable, allowing it
to support future security and other service enhancements.

"With support for open industry standards, the Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG network
connection offers more than three times higher performance than stand-alone
802.11b solutions," said Jim Johnson, Intel vice president and general manager
of the Wireless Networking Group. "The improved performance of 802.11g combined
with strong power management features help deliver leading connectivity
capabilities across a wide range of Wi-Fi CERTIFIED* access points."

"Standards-based solutions are critical to ensure Wi-Fi capable devices work
across a variety of networks, ensuring a high-quality, consistent user
experience," Johnson said. "The Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection is
a high-performance solution that will enhance the wireless networking experience
for business professionals and consumers using Intel Centrino mobile
technology-based notebook PCs."

The Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection consists of a communications
and radio chip, both designed and developed by Intel at its wireless networking
facilities in Haifa, Israel and San Diego.

Intel to Present Motion Picture Using Wireless Computing at Sundance Film
Festival
To demonstrate the types of advanced digital media applications that can be
transferred wirelessly over the Internet using the Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG
network connection, Intel and The Sundance Film Festival will host a technology
demonstration, Saturday, Jan. 17, at the festival in Park City, Utah. In the
demonstration, the InDigEnt motion picture November, directed by Greg Harrison
and starring Courtney Cox and Anne Archer, will be presented using 802.11g
technology to wirelessly broadcast the high-definition film to moviegoers who
will view it on new Sony VAIO* notebook PCs based on Intel Centrino mobile
technology.

"Out of the more than 250 films that will be screened at Sundance this year,
November is the only one that is going to be seen via broadband wireless
technology," said Sean Maloney, Intel executive vice president and general
manager of the Intel Communications Group. "Broadband wireless technology is
going to allow consumers to enjoy digital media in exciting and non-traditional
ways."

"In recent years the festival has been showing an increasing number of films
that have been produced and displayed digitally," said Ian Calderon, director of
digital initiatives for the Sundance Institute. "This year with the support of
Intel, the 2004 Sundance Film Festival will for the first time present a
wireless broadcast of a high-definition film to festival attendees. The
possibility of experiencing extraordinary quality images and sound on a notebook
computer through wireless opens new avenues for the film community, and it marks
the next stage in the delivery of digital films to the film-going audience."

Efficient Wireless Performance with Advanced Power Management and Security
The Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection comes in an embedded mini-PCI
adapter. The Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection delivers efficient
wireless performance with advanced power management features to enable a longer
system battery life**. The Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection fully
supports today’s security standards such as Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and can
be upgraded via software downloads for as future security standards such as
802.11i become available.

The Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection also features Intel PROSet for
Wireless software, which provides easy configuration, connection status
monitoring and the ability to turn the 802.11 radios on and off. It also
features advanced profile management that enables multiple setup profiles to
connect to different WLAN networks as the client moves between different access
points.

The Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection is the latest addition to Intel
Centrino mobile technology, which combines the Intel® Pentium® M processor, the
Intel® 855 chipset family and an Intel PRO/Wireless network connection WLAN
solution. Intel Centrino mobile technology enables integrated wireless LAN
connectivity, extended battery life, lighter PC designs and outstanding mobile
performance and reliability.

Availability and Pricing
The Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection will be featured in Intel
Centrino mobile technology-based notebook PCs that will be introduced worldwide
throughout the first quarter of this year. In Japan, Fujitsu, Matsushita
Electric Industrial, NEC, Sony and Toshiba are expected to announce new notebook
PCs based on Intel Centrino mobile technology with the Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG
network connection in the coming weeks. In 10,000-unit quantities, the Intel
PRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection is priced at $ 25.