Intel's Barrett says cellphone standards not important

It can be done in silicon, claims CEO

Whether people are accessing their Web appliances in Canada, Japan, Korea, Europe or even the US is not imporant, the CEO of Intel said today. Responding to a question about whether wireless standards and wireless standard committees are or are not important, Intel CEO Craig Barrett, at a Dow Jones conference held in West London early today, said it can be done in silicon. Barrett said that while GSM was probably a major standard, future implementations in silicon "would sense" where your mobile was, and connect, thus delivering your email, et al. ®

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