Intel sheds light on 2005 desktop strategy

Intel's products for the digital home and digital office in 2005 will give consumers and IT managers more capabilities than just raw performance, and the company plans to highlight those products as it did with its Centrino mobile technology, Intel executives say.

During a presentation for financial analysts in New York that also was webcast, Intel President and Chief Operating Officer Paul Otellini promised that Intel learned a great deal during a tumultuous 2004, when the company tore up its road map for desktop and server processors after realizing that its planned high-frequency single-core products would be too difficult to manufacture in volume. Earlier this year, Intel canceled two single-core desktop and server designs and announced plans to accelerate the development of dual-core processors.

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