Intel's Sean Maloney, general manager of Intel’s Communications Group, offered a glimpse at what Intel sees for the future of wireless: While all of Intel's Wi-Fi chips so far have gone into computers, Maloney thinks in the future they will live in a wide array of electronics devices in the home.
He admits that Intel was late to wireless and comments that the company has caught up. I certainly wouldn't agree with that given Intel doesn't even have an 802.11g chip out yet.
Maloney offers the perfect example of how Intel may be torn about using the hype machine. He notes that Wi-Fi has been overhyped, which is certainly due in part to Intel's Centrino campaign, but says that on the other hand, broadband wireless is going to change everything. Maybe Intel has really high hopes for Wi-Fi but is partly afraid that the market may not lead to a genuine boom.