Intel will reveal a plan to support a USB-based 480Mbps wireless connectivity technology at the Intel Developer Forum next week.

The wireless USB development is a multi-company initiative. Supporters include Dolby Labs and others already supporting USB 2.0.

Apple recently adopted USB 2.0 in its pro desktop Power Macs, and has offered USB in its products since the original iMac was released.

The EE Times reports: "The wireless USB initiative and the Intel chip will be based on the multiband OFDM (orthogonal frequency division multiplexing) technology backed by an industry alliance that includes Intel."

The WiMedia Alliance is also involved, though the chips aren't expected to ship until 2005.