Intel Continues Opposition to Chinas Wireless Security Protocol

CEO Craig Barrett visits China this week.

Intel Corp. stands by its decision to not support the security protocol that is at the heart of a trade dispute over Chinas WLAN standard even as the company hopes for an end to the impasse, Intel CEO Craig Barrett said Monday. "Well sell our Centrino mobile technology up until June 1 and hopefully well get this issue resolved before then," Barrett said, adding that the company continues to discuss WAPI with Chinese officials.

The Chinese government requires that all WLAN equipment sold in China after June 1 support the countrys own WAPI (WLAN Authentication and Privacy Infrastructure) protocol.

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