The company says system builders in a mature notebook market no longer need the Verified by Intel initiative.
Intel will phase out its Verified by Intel initiative, designed to ensure standardization and interchangeability of notebook parts across suppliers, by the middle of 2008, the company said Oct. 11.
The notebook market has matured to the point that the VBI program is no longer necessary for system builders, said Steve Dallman, manager of worldwide reseller channel organizations at Intel.
"The market is mature enough that we dont have to test peripherals to make sure that they work with notebooks. That can really be left up to the ODMs at this point," Dallman said.
Sharon Linsenbach is a staff writer for eWEEK and eWEEK Channel Insider. Prior to joining Ziff Davis, Sharon was Assistant Managing Editor for CRN, a weekly magazine for PC and technology resellers. Before joining CRN, Sharon was an Acquisitions Editor for The Coriolis Group and later, Editorial Director with Paraglyph Press, both in Scottsdale, AZ. She holds a BA in English from Drew University and lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her significant other and two neurotic cats. When she's not reading or writing about technology, Sharon enjoys yoga, knitting, traveling and live music. Sharon can be reached at Sharon.Linsenbach@ziffdavisenterprise.com.