Intel will ship WiMax cards this year

Intel's General Manager of their mobility group, Sean Maloney, has announced that the company is planning on shipping WiMax cards sometime during the second half of this year. WiMax, the long-range wireless broadband technology, looked to be further away from deployment than Intel's announcement now indicates, but Maloney says that "we are now at the point where there is a clear coalescing around the 2.3GHz to 2.5GHz, 3.5 GHz, and 5GHz bands" which should cover most of the planet. During his keynote, Maloney also gave the first public demonstration of a chip that is both WiFi and WiMax-capable, designed to give consumers an option during the predicted-three-year transition period.