Delhi: Intel chairman Craig Barrett is visiting India
next week and there are indications that he would announce
an investment of US$500mn in India during his visit to
of this investment will go into Intel''s research lab and
marketing division, the rest will be used for developing
a community personal computer in tie-up with Xenitis.
Monday, Intel and Xenitis will sign a memorandum of understanding
(MoU) for the low-cost PC project. Priced at Rs11,000
the PC would be the cheapest machine with an Intel chip
and would also be available in eight languages including
Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi and Marathi.
new Intel-powered PC, which will be made primarily for
the rural and semi-urban areas of the country, will be
a rugged version of the existing computers.
power supply and lack of proper air-conditioning would
be some of the problems that the new product will address.
will also have the option to choose Microsoft software.
sells low-cost PCs under brand names like Amar PC and
Apna PC, powered by Cyrix chips and are sold at Rs9,999.