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Intel plans end of floppy and co.

Intel plans end of floppy and co.

'The Register' reports that the processor and chipset manufacturer Intel will no longer integrate PS/2 and floppy controllers as well as serial ports into chipsets from the 3rd quarter of 2002, in order to slow down the technology that is outdated in some eyes but sure to be pushed out of the market.

A similar development can currently be observed with the ISA slot in current mainboards. USB and Bluethoot should succeed the technologies in the course of time. At the same time, the first Intel-based boards with USB 2.0 standard should come onto the market.