IDF, Intel Developer Forum, takes place twice a year in the USA and, in a reduced version, in several other countries. During this 3-day event Intel and other partner companies show the technologies they are developing. This edition, Fall 2005, was again in San Francisco, CA, during August 23rd, 24th and 25th, 2005.
Jeff McCrea, Intel Americas president, using the impact statement “The best way to predict the future is to invent it”, opened IDF Fall 2005. Following this, McCrea invited Paul Otellini, Intel CEO, to the stage.
Otellini opened his presentation stating that the technology industry growth is back. After the bubble burst in 2001, the number of sold PCs stopped to increase for a while, but it is now growing again and this year 200 million PCs should be sold worldwide.