Intel Rolls Out Gigabit Ethernet Trio
Intel Corp. Monday announced three single-chip Gigabit Ethernet products for desktop PCs, workstations and servers at the company's semiannual U.S. developers forum in San Francisco.Intel Corp. Monday announced three single-chip Gigabit Ethernet products for desktop PCs, workstations and servers at the companys semiannual U.S. developers forum in San Francisco. While sales of many technologies have been hard hit during the ongoing U.S. recession, sales of Gigabit Ethernet remain strong, according to industry analysts, as companies move to speed up their network connections to match improvements in computing performance. In fact, Gigabit Ethernet sales are expected to double every year through 2004, according to market researcher International Data Corp., at which time they are expected to overtake 100M-bps Fast Ethernet as the dominant switching technology for LANs.
Intel currently is the largest supplier of Gigabit Ethernet silicon, accounting for a 60 percent market share, according to industry analyst DellOro Group.