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Intel to Provide Additional Support for Developers of Wireless Applications, Services and Devices.

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INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM Intel Developer Forum (IDF), is a twice yearly gathering of technologists to discuss Intel products and products based around Intel products. The first IDF was in 1997. There is usually a Spring IDF and a Fall IDF.

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, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 29, 2001

AT&T Wireless, Compaq, HP, Palm and Symbian Among Companies

Participating in Intel PCA (tool, programming) PCA - A dynamic analyser from DEC giving information on run-time performance and code use.  Developer Network

Intel Corporation (company) Intel Corporation - A US microelectronics manufacturer. They produced the Intel 4004, Intel 8080, Intel 8086, Intel 80186, Intel 80286, Intel 80386, Intel 486 and Pentium microprocessor families as well as many other integrated circuits and personal computer networking  today introduced a program designed to help developers successfully build and market wireless applications, services and devices.

To enable the growing developer community around the Intel(R) Personal Internet Client Architecture (Intel PCA), the Intel PCA Developer Network offers wireless companies development, technical and marketing support -- including access to more than 300 tools -- for designing cell phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and other mobile Internet devices and applications supporting Intel PCA. More than 200 companies are participating in the network, including AT&T Wireless, Compaq Computer Corporation (company) Compaq Computer Corporation - The largest US manufacturer and vendor of IBM PC compatible personal computers and servers. Compaq was started in 1982 by three ex-Texas Instruments employees.

Quarterly sales $2499M, profits $210M (Aug 1994).
, Hewlett-Packard Company, Palm, Inc. and Symbian.

"Intel PCA is an open hardware and software architecture that accelerates the development of wireless Internet devices and applications," said Ron Smith Ron Smith may refer to:
  • Ron Smith (artist), British comic artist
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, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Wireless Communications wireless communications

System using radio-frequency, infrared, microwave, or other types of electromagnetic or acoustic waves in place of wires, cables, or fibre optics to transmit signals or data.
 and Computing Group. "The Intel PCA Developer Network provides the framework that will allow developers to take full advantage of designing with Intel PCA to bring products to market faster."

Comprehensive Web Site Details Intel PCA Developer Network Features

Developers participating in the network gain access to an entire Web community at that provides development, technical and marketing support for all the ingredients needed to develop Intel PCA-based applications and devices. This includes:
-- development support materials such as the Intel PCA hardware and software
developer kits, a technical solutions catalog detailing more than 300 tools,
product reference design information and other collaterals;

-- technical support efforts such as online forums and seminars for member

-- marketing assistance involving networking and matchmaking opportunities
among members; and

-- advanced access to tools and technologies under development by Intel Labs
that will enable next-generation mobile applications showcasing the power and
flexibility of Intel PCA-based clients.

Companies from around the world are participating in the network and include device and equipment manufacturers such as Compaq and HP; application developers such as Adobe Systems Adobe Systems Incorporated (pronounced a-DOE-bee IPA: /əˈdoʊbiː/) (NASDAQ: ADBE) (LSE: ABS) is an American computer software company headquartered in San Jose, California, USA.  Incorporated and Macromedia, Inc.; and service providers such as AT&T Wireless.

About IDF (Intermediate Distribution Frame) A wiring rack located between the MDF (main distribution frame) and the intended end user devices (telephones, routers, PCs, etc.). Cables run from the outside world to the MDF and then to the IDFs. See MDF and wiring rack.

Intel Developer Forum is a worldwide program that gives developers the technical information and vision they need to succeed in creating innovative products for the Internet economy The Internet Economy refers to conducting business through markets whose infrastructure is based on the Internet and World-Wide Web. An Internet economy differs from a traditional economy in a number of ways, including: communication, market segmentation, distribution costs, and price. . The IDF Fall 2001 conference features a full slate of sessions and hands-on labs, along with numerous demonstrations of cutting-edge products and technologies. Industry participants include software and hardware developers of communications equipment, servers, PC and handheld clients. Visit for more on the IDF conferences (San Jose, Calif., Aug. 27-30; Tokyo, Sept. 26-27; Taipei, Taiwan, Oct. 22-23; Shenzhen, People's Republic of China, Oct. 25-26). For the latest information on technology developments throughout the year, visit Intel Developer Update at

Intel, the world's largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at

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