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Intel Labs Europe to co-innovate with Dublin City Council on a ground breaking Smart City project for a city wide environmental sensing platform

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel® QuarkTM processor based Gateway platforms to enable environmental sensing across the city of Dublin.
  • The intelligent city pilot will give Dublin the infrastructure to be one of the most densely sensed cities in the world.
  • Intel Labs Europe and Dublin City Council will engage and involve citizens and various others sources of public data such as social media.

 

Dublin, April 1, 2014 - Intel and the Dublin City Council announced that they would work together to implement a city wide Internet of Things (IoT) demonstration platform in Dublin City. As urban populations grow worldwide, this collaboration will accelerate a shared vision for high-tech, sustainable cities that utilize low power and small core technology along with ubiquitous sensor capability and seamlessly connect citizens to these capacities and to each other.

 

Intel will deploy a wide scale IoT demonstration platform in Dublin to enable environmental monitoring detecting important city parameters such as air quality and micro-climate conditions. Under the co-innovation project, Intel will adapt its technology, and work with Dublin City Council to come up with new and innovative ways of engaging citizens. The project will also involve the management of data to support decision making and the development of a community of co-innovators drawn from national and local stakeholders.

 

More than 50% of the planet’s population now live in cities, increasing to 75% by 2050 and cities worldwide need to start preparing infrastructure cost effectively. The demonstration platform will incorporate multiple distributed IoT gateways based on Intel Quark processors with various sensor devices to detect and make environmental data available to the city administration as well as to citizens.

 

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on March 27th by Intel President Renee James, Dublin City Manager Eoin Keegan, Dublin Lord Mayor Oisin Quinn and Martin Curley, VP Intel Labs Europe at Intel’s site in Leixlip, Ireland.

 

“Cities are the nexus for the explosion of Internet of Things technologies and we are pleased to partner with the city of Dublin on Intel Quark processor based sensor technology to improve the quality of life and help make the city run more efficiently,” said Intel President Renee James. “We imagine Dublin can serve as a global reference for how these technologies might transform cities.”

 

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Oisín Quinn, said: “This is a very exciting development for Dublin and for Intel. People cycling to work or exercising during the day will be able to find the most environmentally friendly routes. In addition there will be the opportunity for smart phones to be used as sensors giving further real time information as to how people are using the city to move about and for exercise."

 

He continued: “I hope that the city will respond by providing better cycle ways, more trees and making traffic adjustments to reduce areas where air quality is poor or noise levels high. This is in keeping with Dublin’s objective to remain one of Europe’s leading digital cities and I’d like to pass on my compliments to everyone in Intel and Dublin City Council for placing Dublin firmly on the global city innovation map.”

 

Owen Keegan, Dublin City Manager, welcomed the announcement of the project and said “This project will facilitate better environmental management of the city with the potential for pro-active real time engagement of citizens, all of which should contribute to improved quality of life. Dublin will be the first city to roll out environmental sensors on this scale. This will bring increased global attention to Dublin from investors, companies and innovators.”

 

 

About Intel Labs Europe

Intel R&D/Innovation in Europe is driven by a network of research labs, product development labs and innovation labs spanning the region as well as a variety of Intel business units. Intel Labs Europe was formally established in early 2009 as the central means of coordinating activities across this diverse and extensive network, and to strengthen and improve Intel's alignment with European R&D.


About Intel

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.


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CONTACT:

Markus Weingartner

+49 89 9914 3145

markus.weingartner@intel.com

 

End-to-end solutions for businesses and consumer to enable smarter energy use through enhanced monitoring, real-time data analytics and automation

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel drives breakthrough solutions in energy through smart technology deployment and collaborations
  • Smart Home: The Intel® Puma™ 6 platform enables the networked home of the future
  • Smart Factory: Intelligent gateway solutions from Intel bring transparency to the factory
  • Smart Grid: Intel is working together with energy provider Westfalen Weser Energie on solutions for more efficient and secure power supply
  • McAfee announces comprehensive security strategy for the protection of smart grids
  • Intel Location: Nord LB/forum – CeBIT fairground, north side of hall 17

 

CeBIT, Hanover/Feldkirchen, March 10, 2014 – Energy is one of the greatest challenges for modern society and becoming more and more expensive for both consumer and businesses. The European Commission (EC) estimates electricity prices will rise by 31 percent in the period 2010 to 20201, making energy efficiency increasingly important. By 2050, renewable energy will account for 50 percent of electricity generation1 according to the EC. The increasing number of renewable energy sources and rising energy prices require optimization of energy distribution and consumption. To address these challenges additional intelligence and automation is required: from the Smart Home, the Smart Factory and the Smart Grid.

 

At CeBIT, Intel unveiled a range of technologies, innovative solutions and collaborations addressing these needs. Intel presented technologies that span a secure arc end-to-end based on Intel Architecture with a view to connecting the dots between the Smart Home, the Smart Factory and the Smart Grid all the way to the Data Center.

 

Smart Home: Energy-Saving and Secure Thanks to the Intel Puma 6 Platform

Sustainability and use of energy in a way that conserves resources begins in the Smart Home. Intel provides the Intel Puma 6 platform, allowing service providers to offer energy-efficient and secure gateway solutions for the Smart Home. Multi-purpose gateways based on the Intel Puma 6 platform are able to virtualize all kinds of services in one platform. This enables consolidation of different Smart Home functions like internet, TV, home security and energy management in one device. Thanks to the integrated Intel® Atom™ processor, the Puma 6 platform offers high performance and impresses with state-of-the-art security functions. The possibilities of Puma 6 are currently being tested for use in decentralized energy management together with energy supplier MVV Energie AG in Mannheim (Germany).

 

In addition, Intel is joining with the EE-BUS E.V. Initiative, whose members are committed to a standardized and energy-efficient exchange of intelligent devices.

 

Intel Gateway Solutions for the Smart Factory

Intel also touched on intelligent and secure gateways, which are based on Intel® Quark and Intel Atom. These offer an integrated, pre-validated hardware and software stack with open standards, which can be used in factories, for example, to connect legacy devices. This makes it possible to optimize productivity within the manufacturing process. In addition, both energy consumption and cost can be significantly reduced. One current example is a Johnson & Johnson manufacturing plant in Ireland. After a successful pilot phase, Johnson & Johnson is continuing to collaborate with Intel to understand on a commercial implementation of this new technology within their manufacturing network.

 

Smart Grid: Innovative Intel Technology for Higher Energy Efficiency

At CeBIT, Intel also presented how the company collaborates with the energy industry to drive secure and energy-efficient operation of Smart Grids. For example, Intel develops analysis solutions based on Intel® Core™ processors for secondary substations together with Westfalen Weser Energie, a large provider of power and gas networks in Germany. In this way, the increasing number of renewable energy sources, which feed into the "last mile" of the network can be determined. Westfalen Weser Energie thus receives a more detailed insight into the local grid and can react to changes in demand for power generation or energy consumption based on the data.

 

Real Time Analytics: Intel Advances in the Next Phase of Big Data Intelligence

Big data analytics play an integral part for Smart Grids becoming reality. With the newly introduced Intel® Xeon® E7 v2 product family, Intel now advances in the next phase of big data intelligence. The processors mark latest technology for mission critical computing and deliver the industry's most advanced in-memory analytics capabilities to gather real-time insights and to make data more valuable. Using analytics to unlock hidden insights in a matter of seconds provides organizations and companies, e.g. in the energy industry, with the ability to make quick decisions and better tailor products and services to customer needs. To help businesses maximize the value of their big data investment, Intel Corporation offers the Intel® Data Platform, a software suite based on open source technologies designed to make it easier and faster for companies to move from big data to big discoveries.

 

New Security Strategy from McAfee for the Protection of Smart Grids

Furthermore, computer security provider McAfee, part of the newly founded Intel Security Group, presented a new security strategy for the protection of Smart Grids at the Intel press conference. It is a holistic approach based on the combination of Intel hardware functions, McAfee security functions and the Wind River operating system. McAfee provides optimized security management for intelligent electricity networks, which analyzes possible security threats in real time and eliminates them in advance.

 

For further information and multimedia content please visit the Intel newsroom: http://newsroom.intel.com/docs/DOC-5197.

 

About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at http://www.intel.de/newsroom and http://blogs.intel.com.

 

Intel, Intel Atom, Intel Quark, Intel Xeon, Intel Core and Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.
*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

 

CONTACT:
Florian Ranner
+49-(0)89-99143-136
florian.ranner@intel.com

 

1: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/observatory/trends_2030/doc/trends_to_2050_update_2013.pdf

 

 

 

Innovative and secure usages – from smart homes and smart factories through the smart grid to big data

 

LOCATION:

At this year’s CeBIT from March 10-14, 2014, Intel will exhibit at the Nord LB/forum – CeBIT fairground, north side of hall 17. The company will showcase the latest tablets and 2in1 devices as well as demonstrations around smart energy, big data, security and Internet of Things. Bloggers are invited to meet us at the Intel Blogging Lounge.

MEDIA DATES:

Intel will host a press conference on March 10th as well as a tech briefing and an exclusive media booth tour on March 11th. We are happy to offer individual interviews with Intel Executives and technical experts.

 

Intel Press Conference

Monday, March 10, 2014, 5 p.m.
Ground floor Nord LB/forum, CeBIT fairground
Christian Morales, Vice President Sales and Marketing Group, General Manager EMEA, Intel Corporation, and his guest on stage will outline how Intel drives the subject of energy focusing on security, management and connectivity

 

Intel Technology Briefing

Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 03.30 p.m.
Ground floor Nord LB/forum, CeBIT fairground
Meeting point: Information counter at the entrance of Nord LB/forum
Intel will hold a technology media briefing on “mobile and secure business solutions”.

 

Guided Intel booth tour

Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 04.30 p.m.
Ground floor Nord LB/forum, CeBIT fairground
Meeting point: Information counter at the entrance of Nord LB/forum

 

Interviews

Monday, March 10, 2014 to Wednesday, March 12, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
First floor, Nord LB/forum, CeBIT fairground
Intel Executives and technical experts will be available for individual interviews. To fix an appointment please contact Tina Franke, Kristina Rehl or Marcel Moneke from Flutlicht in advance via intel@flutlicht.biz

 

Intel Blogging Lounge

Monday, March 10, 2014 to Friday, March 14, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
First floor, Nord LB/forum, CeBIT fairground
The Intel Blogging Lounge will be available again for registered bloggers. Please register in advance through the following link: http://ow.ly/sTUNH

ON-SITE CONTACTS:

Our colleagues at the information counter in the entrance area of Nord LB/forum will be glad to assist you with any queries.

Report Identifies Critical Strategies that Industry Needs to Adopt for Society to Realize the Promise of Big Data

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • The insight created by big data technologies has the potential to transform society by enabling new scientific discoveries, business models and consumer experiences. 
  • A group of common, fundamental barriers - like privacy concerns and unwillingness to share data - needs to be addressed in order to achieve the ‘Data Society’ that big data promises.
  • The Data Society Manifesto is a nine-point call to action, published by Intel, that outlines the steps industry leaders need to take in order to start overcoming these challenges.

 

A new research report, The Data Society Manifesto, reveals nine strategies critical for society to realize the full potential of big data technologies. Published by Intel, the manifesto is based on in-depth interviews with industry experts in big data, security, technology and privacy.

 

Big data technologies are transforming industries as diverse as healthcare, retail, logistics and manufacturing.  The ability to combine and analyze huge and disparate data sets to create real insight has the potential to transform society by enabling new scientific discoveries, business models and consumer experiences. Barriers remain, though, if we are to achieve the benefits of the ‘Data Society’ that big data promises.  The Data Society Manifesto outlines the steps that must be taken by industry leaders in order for us to start overcoming these challenges.

 

“Big data has such tremendous potential to transform society and enrich our lives,” said Patrick Buddenbaum, Director, Enterprise Segment, Datacenter & Connected Systems Group, Intel, “but there are common barriers that the industry faces that hinders the mass adoption of big data analytics technologies. For example, an unwillingness to share data, a lack of data analysis skills, and uncertainty from the public about how their data might be used. Rather than talk more about the challenges, Intel is outlining nine areas  industry leaders can focus on to  overcome these barriers, and help realize the potential of big data.”

 

The nine strategies recommended in the manifesto are:

  1. Win over the experts: To win the support of experts who might feel threatened by big data, run big data projects alongside them. Compare the machine predictions with their own and show them how big data, combined with their expertise, produces the best results.
  2. Encourage data sharing: To enable small businesses and research organizations to benefit from big data, we need to move to a culture where anonymized data is openly shared.
  3. Educate tomorrow’s data scientists: Few people today have the technical and statistical knowledge required. We must start educating tomorrow’s data scientists today.
  4. Make the tools easier to use: We need tools for business managers, not data scientists. Ultimately, big data will enable automated decisions that are integrated into business processes.
  5. Build in security from the start: Security cannot be an afterthought. It must be built in to every data project, from the very beginning.
  6. Stop storing everything: To prepare for tomorrow’s data volumes, be selective now. Start with the business case, and work out what data you need. Don’t try to keep everything forever.
  7. Write privacy policies that build trust: Without a clear understanding of how you can use their data, customers will become increasingly unwilling to provide it.
  8. Remember that data represents real people: Don’t cause offence by using or seeking information that you couldn’t politely discuss in person.
  9. Regulate use and abuse of data: The legal framework must switch from regulating data collection to regulating its use. It should prevent the deliberate re-identification of people in anonymized data.

 

The Data Society Manifesto was released at Intel's Internet-of-Things meets the Data Centre Event, in London on 7th November 2013. There is a one page summary of the manifesto, backed by an in-depth report that explains each strategy in more depth, including quotes from experts interviewed. More information on the manifesto is available here:

 

 

Presentations and Keynotes from the London event:

Opening Keynote - Rod O'Shea - Intel

The Internet of Things starts with intelligence inside - Kumar Balasubramanian - Intel

IoT Meets Telecommunication - Jon Jadersten - Intel

BMW ConnectedDrive - Simon Euringer - BMW

Re-architecting the Datacenter for the Internet of Things - Patrick Buddenbaum - Intel

 

 

About Intel

 

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.  

 

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*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

 

CONTACTS:  Mike Bonello                         

                        Mike.bonello@intel.com                    

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel establishes Intel® Parallel Computing Center Program
  • Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Secure Computing begins collaboration with University of Helsinki
  • Intel Labs St. Petersburg celebrates its 10th anniversary
  • Intel Labs Honors Top European Faculty and Doctoral Students

 

 

On October 22 and 23, 2013 Intel will bring together over 300 delegates from academia, government, industry and the media at the Research@Intel Europe and the Intel European Research and Innovation Conference (ERIC) in Nice, France.

 

Intel European Research and Innovation Conference

The theme of ERIC 2013 is ‘building a smart, sustainable and inclusive society through research and innovation partnership.’ The focus includes connected cities, computer architecture and design, high performance computing and exascale, mobility and network technologies. Attendees have the opportunity to deepen their areas of expertise, network, as well as collaborate with academia, industry, government and Intel representatives.

 

Research@Intel Europe

Christian Tordo, the deputy mayor of Nice, officially opens the Research@Intel Europe technology showcase 2013. Martin Curley, Intel vice president and director of Intel Labs Europe, will unveil more than 14 innovative research projects. The research projects explore technologies that enrich lives with smarter cities, homes and offices, and with smarter ways to learn, communicate and interact.

 

Intel establishes Intel Parallel Computing Center Program

Intel Parallel Computing Centers are universities, institutions and labs that are leaders in their field. The centers are focusing on modernizing applications to increase parallelism and scalability, as well as to enable significant performance increase. The centers are developing a curriculum to equip scientists, students, partners and computer scientists with the skills to fully leverage the capabilities of parallel computing resources. By enabling the advancement of parallelism, the Intel Parallel Computing Centers will accelerate discovery in the fields of energy, finance, manufacturing, life sciences, weather and beyond. Initially the Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin, CINECA Bologna, the University of Texas, the University of Tennessee and the Purdue University will be part of this new program.


Expansion of the Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Secure Computing

At ERIC 2013, Intel announced the launch of a “spoke” institute in Finland, which is affiliated with the Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Secure Computing in Darmstadt, Germany. The new institute will be a collaborative venture between Intel and the University of Helsinki. It will be jointly led by Prof. Asokan (University of Helsinki) and Matthias Schunter (Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Secure Computing). The goal of this venture is to conduct research that creates new areas of “Usable Mobile Security” to make smartphones and tablets safer.


Intel Labs St. Petersburg celebrates its 10th anniversary

The Intel Labs Europe founding member, Intel Labs St. Petersburg, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. It focuses on research in system-on-a-chip (SoC) design, development and architecture. The lab has achieved more than 300 invention disclosures and 100 patents in the last 10 years. It also influenced numerous Intel products and contributed to many international standards.

 

Intel Labs Honors Top European Faculty and Doctoral Students

Intel Labs’ University Program Office returns to ERIC to honor top European faculty and doctoral students through its Early Career Faculty Honor Program and its Doctoral Student Honor Program. A total of six professors and 13 doctoral students will be honored during the ERIC ceremonies. The Early Career Faculty Honor Program was created to promote the careers of the best and brightest early career faculty members at the top universities around the world. The Doctoral Student Honor Program awards fellowships to exceptional Ph.D. candidates pursuing leading-edge innovation in fields related to Intel’s business and research interests in Europe.

 

European students discover new ways of interacting with computers

            Perceptual computing will fundamentally change how people interact with their PCs in intuitive, natural and engaging ways using nothing more than gestures and spoken commands. The Creative® Interactive Gesture Camera is the cornerstone of Intel’s gesture-based interaction initiative. With the Intel® Perceptual Computing Software Development Kit (SDK) 2013, developers can create exciting new applications that take advantage of the SDK’s core capabilities: close-range hand & finger tracking, speech recognition, face analysis and augmented reality. During the Perceptual Computing Workshop as part of ERIC, students will have the opportunity to discover these new ways of interacting with computers.

 

Photos and supporting materials: http://newsroom.intel.com/docs/DOC-4301

 

CONTACT:  

Markus Weingartner  

+49 89 9914 3145

markus.weingartner@intel.com

News Release

 

 

Intel Content Management System Simplifies Digital Advertising

Across Multiple Retail Devices

Intel® Retail Client Manager now available across EMEA

 

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS                                                                                                             

  • Intel® Retail Client Manager enables personalized, meaningful marketing campaigns to reach the right audience, at the right time, with the right product.
  • New software is a simple content management system to create campaigns and promotions in minutes.
  • IT managers can use software to manage user access, receive real-time error reports and respond to end-user interactions.

 

PARIS, France, October 8th, 2013 – At the World Retail Congress, following the launch of the Intel® Retail Client Manager in June 2013, Intel announces the availability of this content management system in EMEA markets.

Digital signage is increasingly being integrated into every retail device consumers touch from ATMs and point-of-sale terminals to interactive kiosks and vending machines. In order to amplify the power of marketing programs with consistent messages across multiple retail devices, Intel Corporation announced today the availability of the Intel® Retail Client Manager (Intel® RCM). Intel RCM is a simple and cost-effective content management system (CMS) for digital signage solutions.

Industry experts estimate content management systems will reach 35 million units at a cumulative annual growth rate of 40 percent by 2017. However, creating, deploying and managing an effective digital marketing campaign is currently a time-consuming and resource-intensive proposition for marketers and businesses. The result is limited and localized marketing campaigns effectively minimizing the reach and impact on a large scale.

Intel RCM provides a simple interface for marketing professionals, enabling them to create new campaigns and promotions in minutes, customize content instantly and control each screen individually in a secure and manageable environment. Intel RCM also enables marketers to create multiple zones within each digital sign and supports most formats including HD video, Adobe Flash*, static image and web content, maximizing the impact by creating a consistent, powerful impression across multiple points of a consumer’s experience.

“Our experience working with retailers and advertisers has identified two major challenges in Digital Signage implementation” said Rod O Shea, Intel Embedded Group Director; “complete hardware/software solutions have been difficult to source and fragmentation exists within the supply chain of Digital Signage solutions. Intel’s recently launched RCM seeks to change the game by addressing both of these challenges and hence delivering complete and manageable solutions to market.”

When paired with Intel® Audience Impression Metrics Suite (Intel® AIM Suite), an anonymous viewer analytics technology, Intel RCM offers retailers a powerful tool for more personalized, meaningful and relevant advertising. This capability anonymously counts the number of viewers, gender and age group and dwell time for each digital sign, enabling brands to tailor advertising content based on audience demographics. Using Intel AIM suite, retailers can also gauge the effectiveness of content by measuring the length of time viewers spend looking at displays and which ads captured the attention of passersby.

Tesco is one of the largest retailers in the world with over 530,000 colleagues and operation in 12 markets. At their core, Tesco considers listening to their customers and better understanding their needs as central to success. The Intel® Retail Client Manager creates an environment which enables some of this valuable two way communication to take place.

“The opportunity to engage with today’s shoppers via Digital Content is significant.” said Tesco’s Head of Retail Innovations. “As one of the world’s leading retailers, Tesco understands the business drivers to adopt the latest content delivery and management technologies. Tesco is currently evaluating the Intel® Client Manager for deployment in 2013 and beyond.”

For those inside IT departments tasked with implementing and managing the tool, Intel RCM allows them to manage user access, receive real-time error reports and respond to end-user interactions. The platform is also optimized for Intel® CoreTM vProTM processors with Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) enabling remote management and diagnosis of digital signage networks. This reduces costly onsite maintenance visits, allowing centralized IT teams to power-cycle machines, repair software issues, power-down systems and install software updates and security patches.

            Digital signage solutions based on Intel RCM are immediately available through Avnet and Ingram Micro.

 

About Intel

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com

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Intel, Core, vPro and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries. 

*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

 

CONTACT:    Mike Bonello

                        +49 160 99 11 55 43 

                        mike.bonello@intel.com

Intel Capital believes on-the-ground presence and long-term commitment is key to successful investments


MOSCOW, July 5, 2013 – Intel Capital, Intel Corporation’s global investment and M&A organization, today celebrated 10 years of investing in Russia and CIS. Intel Capital entered Russia in 2003 with an investment in internet company Ru-Net/Yandex and since then has invested in 15 companies across the region.

 

Speaking at an Intel Capital event to mark the occasion, Arvind Sodhani, President of Intel Capital and Intel Executive Vice President, detailed Intel Capital’s history and success in the region: “As one of the first international venture capital investors in the country, we have invested in and worked alongside the strong local engineering talent behind many of the region’s most exciting technology innovations. In turn, these companies have benefitted from the unique global perspective Intel Capital provides entrepreneurs along with the resources, network and expertise to help them grow their businesses.”

 

“We are delighted to  mark this milestone in our  investment activity,” added Marcin Hejka, Managing Director Intel Capital Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia/CIS, “We first came to Russia after identifying the huge technology talent and the opportunity for local innovations to be globally successful. The past 10 years have confirmed Russia has talent that rivals or exceeds many mature markets, while maintaining the characteristics of high growth emerging market – a combination that is a perfect environment for innovative investors like Intel Capital.”

 

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Intel Capital is one of the most established and successful venture capital firms in the world, often entering markets before others. In Russia and CIS, Intel Capital’s Moscow-based team, currently run by investment directors Igor Taber and Maxim Krasnykh, has led investment rounds in consumer and enterprise focused companies including most recently:

 

  • AlterGeo, a geo-location social network in Russia.
  • DeNovo, an enterprise class data center and cloud provider in Ukraine.
  • Eruditor (USD$4 million), a Moscow-based provider of online marketplaces for freelancers and businesses.
  • Sapato, an ecommerce retailer specializing in footwear that was acquired by Ozon, the largest ecommerce company in Russia. Intel Capital remains invested in Ozon.
  • Rock Flow Dynamics (USD$2 million), a developer of high performance modeling software for dynamic simulations of hydrocarbon underground reservoirs.

 

In addition to leading the above investments, Intel Capital also participated in a $45m investment round in KupiVIP Holding, one of the largest fashion ecommerce websites in Russia, and a round in Speaktoit, a natural language processing company.

 

 

 

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Contacts        

 

Maria Kibkalo

  1. maria.kibkalo@intel.com

+ 7 926 237 64 21

 

 

About Intel Capital

Intel Capital, Intel's global investment and M&A organization, makes equity investments in innovative technology start-ups and companies worldwide. Intel Capital invests in a broad range of companies offering hardware, software, and services targeting enterprise, mobility, health, consumer Internet, digital media and semiconductor manufacturing. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested more than US$10.8 billion in over 1,284 companies in 54 countries. In that timeframe, 202 portfolio companies have gone public on various exchanges around the world and 320 were acquired or participated in a merger. In 2012, Intel Capital invested US$352 million in 150 investments with approximately 57 percent of funds invested outside North America. For more information on Intel Capital and its differentiated advantages, visit www.intelcapital.com or follow @Intelcapital.

Promoting entrepreneurship and showcasing innovation to empower young people to become the business leaders of tomorrow


NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Italian team, Sensing ElectroMagnetic Plus (SEM+), won the top prize for their technology that introduces the third touch dimension in consumer electronics enabling a more natural interaction between humans and devices
  • Prizes awarded to five teams from Italy, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Denmark. The five winners will now compete at the Intel® Global Challenge at UC Berkeley in October 2013
  • Competition reached thousands of students across 27 EMEA countries. Top 24 teams from 9 countries were selected for the European Finals in Dublin, Ireland
  • In its eighth year, the challenge continues to drive what it initially set out to do: catalyse entrepreneurialism, inspire young people to create and to produce, and to become owners of their own destiny

DUBLIN, June 19, 2013 – Intel Corporation today announced the winners of the Intel Business Challenge Europe 2013, the result of an eight month long business plan competition that helps identify and support some of the most creative and innovative students and graduates across Europe. Set alongside the Euro Nano Forum, a forum bringing together European experts on nanotechnologies, the Intel Business Challenge Europe is a competition fostering innovative solutions and the smart technologies of the future. Finalists developed concepts which spanned healthcare & medical devices; energy and cleantech; people and society; ICT; biotechnology and nanotechnology. The participants had to demonstrate to the jury of venture capitalists, academics and business leaders that their solution was capable of becoming a real-world business by articulating a clear value proposition, business strategy and potential market.


Following a series of intensive training workshops and a two day pitching process, five winners were awarded a place at the global finals, selected by a judging panel chaired by Marcin Hejka, Managing Director of Intel Capital Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia.  The five winning teams will now represent Europe at the Intel® Global Challenge 2013 Finals at UC Berkeley in October 2013.


The first place was awarded to Sensing ElectroMagnetic Plus (SEM+) from Italy. SEM+ develops and markets a new patented technology that introduces the third touch dimension in touch sensors.  SEM+ layer detects the position and intensity (pressure) of multiple contacts on a surface even if it is curved or flexible.  The technology, applied in consumer electronic devices, enables a more natural interaction between humans and devices.

Security solution – Excalibur - from Slovakia received second place. With the rise of the Internet of Things, Excalibur aims to provide seamless and omnipresent authentication, with all of a user’s accounts being secured centrally using their mobile phone.


Third place was awarded to implantable biomaterials solution, Tensive, from Italy; in fourth place was Bulgarian game design platform, Gameleon; and in fifth position was the innovative Catheter coating technique from the Danish team, BioRepeller.  All five award winners have been granted a place at the Intel® Global Challenge at UC Berkeley, Silicon Valley.

 

Bernadette Andrietti, Vice President, EMEA Director Marketing at Intel said:

 

“I have been blown away by the talent we have seen at this year’s final here in Dublin. The standard has been so high and the drive, ambition and creativity showcased by all 24 teams have made the jury’s decision very difficult. What has really stood out this year is that so many of the projects not only aim to generate revenue, but also look to use technology and science to advance society as a whole.”


 

The winning teams were amongst thousands of submissions from 27 countries initially received for the Challenge. Teams competing in the Finals in Dublin came from 9 countries: Bulgaria, Denmark, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and United Kingdom. All participating teams received coaching and support from international experts throughout their preparations to refine their ideas, create viable business plans and hone their presentations to attract interest and investment.


Intel is the project organiser, with Junior Achievement-Young Enterprise and INVESTIN High Tech Foundation as the strategic partners. This year, the IBC Europe Finals have been approved by the Irish presidency of the European Union, which gives the participants even higher visibility on the European market and at a policy-making level. The winners will now go on to compete globally against finalists for the international title at the Intel® Global Challenge at UC Berkeley, based in the global technology hub, Silicon Valley.

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Note to Editors

Images and photos from the Intel Business Challenge Europe 2013 are available at:

https://www.facebook.com/IntelBusinessChallengeEurope

 

A video is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGd7HzFigDk

About Intel

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com

 

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*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.


Contact: Diana Kaaserer

Call: +49 172 89 20 686

diana.kaaserer@intel.com

                       

                       

Intel, with McAfee and Wind River, and Alstom Grid announced a strategic collaboration that will enable the companies to seamlessly integrate operational technology and information technologies in order to meet current and future challenges and opportunities in the Smart Grid industry. A key benefit of the collaboration will be increased expertise gained from cross-training through pilot projects run by both companies. To achieve this, Smart Grid pilot demonstrators will liaison between the companies with the goal to improve Smart Grid technologies, particularly in the field of security and hardware platforms. For more information, check out the press release and the whitepaper

Intel announced the introduction of eight new CPUs with extended lifecycle support featuring superior CPU, graphics and media performance and enhanced security. These platforms provide the features and performance to power the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and are ideal for retail, industrial, medical, digital security surveillance, aerospace and communications market segments.

  • Graphics and media improvements enable compelling visual experiences for digital signage, kiosks and Human Machine Interface (HMI) devices that display videos and 2D/3D graphics.
  • Enhanced Intel® AES-New instructions accelerates data encryption and decryption without slowing response times for applications like Digital Security Surveillance systems.
  • Enhancements in Intel® AVX deliver improved integer & floating point matrix-based calculation abilities for signal & image processing in medical, communications, avionics and weather applications.
  • The new processor family includes CPU + PCH in a single 15 Watt package enabling smaller form factor systems.

 

Read More Here

 

*IDC: Worldwide Intelligent Systems 2011 – 2015 Forecast. Sept 2011 market data

Nairobi, Kenya, January 24, 2013 -- Leading integrated communications provider Safaricom Limited today announced the Yolo™ smartphone, the first smartphone for Africa with Intel Inside®.

 

The device is aimed at the growing number of cost-conscious and first-time buyers in Kenya who do not want to sacrifice device performance or user experience for cost. The Yolo smartphone will be sold in Safaricom shops countrywide at the entry price of Kshs. 10,999 and comes bundled with free 500 MB data.

 

The phone is based on Intel’s latest smartphone platform for emerging markets, launched earlier this month at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). With Intel Inside, users of the Yolo smartphone are assured of fast Web browsing, impressive multimedia capabilities and a great Android* applications experience.

 

“We’re redefining what cost-conscious Kenyans can expect from a smartphone," said Peter Arina, general manager, Safaricom’ s Consumer Business Unit. "The Intel-based Yolo smartphone strikes a unique balance between price and performance – we consider it to be a real breakthrough. It’s great news that Kenya will be the launch country in Africa for smartphones with Intel Inside and we expect a great reception from our customers.”

 

“We are delighted to partner with Safaricom in bringing the first smartphone with Intel Inside to Kenyan consumers” said Aysegul Ildeniz, Regional Director for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa Region. “The new handset extends the benefits of Intel technology to more smartphone users around the world and we believe that Kenyan consumers will welcome the increased functionality and overall value of the device.  We look forward to our continued cooperation with Safaricom.”

 

The Yolo™ smartphone is based on the Intel Smartphone Reference Design for the value segment of the smartphone market.  The device is powered by the Intel® Atom™ processor Z2420 with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology that can achieve speeds of up to 1.2 GHz. The efficiency of this technology package helps to enable a smooth and responsive user experience, which includes support for1080p HD video capture, and a camera with advanced imaging capabilities, including burst mode that allows people to capture seven pictures in a second in 5-megapixel quality.

 

The device is housed in a compact design and features a 3.5-inch touchscreen display for crisp text and images, support for FM radio and an expandable memory slot for greater flexibility, and HSPA+ modem support with Intel’s XMM 6265 modem for global roaming. The handset can also be enabled with McAfee mobile security software, providing consumers with added protection as well as data backup and restore capabilities when needed1.

 

ENDS

 

1 *Device package includes information on how the end user can enable the free, limited 1- or 2-year License period.

 

Intel, the Intel logo, Intel Atom, Intel Inside, the Intel Inside logo and Yolo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. *Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

 

 

For more information:

Victoria Kaigai

Safaricom Limited

+254 4273272

vkaigai@safaricom.co.ke

Danie Steyn

Intel Corporation

+254 715 683 151

danie.steyn@intel.com

 

 

 

About Intel

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.

 

 

About Safaricom

Safaricom provides a comprehensive range of services under one roof. This includes mobile and fixed voice and data services on a variety of platforms. It is Kenya’s widest 3G network with a growing fibre optic cable footprint and its most expansive WIMAX presence.

 

Safaricom pioneered commercial mobile money transfer globally through M-PESA, the most successful such service anywhere in the world.  Launched in March 2007 as a money transfer service, it now has over 15.2 million customers and over 45,000 Agent outlets countrywide.

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel presents Professor Stephen Hawking with a custom “Happy Birthday” 300mm silicon wafer.
  • The new COSMOS Mk IX supercomputer, hosted at the Stephen Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology and part of the UK DiRAC Facility, is based on Intel technology and will help answer fundamental questions about the origin and structure of the universe.
  • Intel to sponsor the annual International Conference on Particle Physics and Cosmology - COSMO 2013.

 

CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom, January 21, 2013 – At a ceremony at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology in Cambridge, Intel presented a unique birthday gift to Professor Stephen Hawking. The gift featured the message “Happy Birthday Stephen Hawking” inscribed hundreds of times on a one of a kind 300mm silicon wafer typically used for mass production of Intel chips. The messages were “printed” using Intel’s 32nm manufacturing technology. Nano-scale copper lines, typically used to produce high-performance, low-power chips such as the ones in the latest smartphones with Intel Inside®, were used to create the messages. Each letter is ten microns wide, which is approximately ten times smaller than the width of a human hair.

“This is a very special gift for an extraordinary scientist and an extraordinary man,” said Professor Martin Curley, Intel Vice President and Director of Intel Labs Europe, as he presented the award. “Professor Hawking’s ground-breaking scientific contributions and his remarkable resilience are an inspiration to us all.”

Professor Stephen Hawking is Director of Research and Founder of The Centre for Theoretical Cosmology. The Centre’s new supercomputer COSMOS Mk IX, part of the UK DiRAC Facility and built using Intel technology, aims to solve some of the most complex mathematical challenges facing researchers in cosmological research. It will be used to examine the origins of our universe, to analyse cosmic microwave background data from the Planck satellite, and to study the complexities of the origins of our universe with lattice field theory simulations of non-linear phenomena during the first fractions of a second.

The supercomputer will contribute to answering key questions such as: What happened in the first moments after the Big Bang? What were the primordial seeds that lead to the formation of galaxies, stars, planets and, ultimately people?

COSMOS Mk IX deploys 1,856 Intel Xeon® E5 processors cores, aided by 31 Intel Xeon Phi™ Coprocessors, which together generate a peak theoretical performance of approximately 75 TFLOPS (Tera Floating-point Operations Per Second).

“We have a long standing relationship with Professor Hawking,” said Justin Rattner, Intel Chief Technology Officer and Managing Director of Intel Labs. “We are very pleased to continue to support the work of the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology and to work closely with Professor Hawking on improving his personal communication system.”

The silicon wafer was presented to Professor Hawking as a follow-up to the State of the Universe symposium, held to celebrate his 70th birthday and contributions to fundamental physics and cosmology. The event was streamed live by Intel on the Internet.

Intel also announced its sponsorship for the COSMO 2013 International Conference on Particle Physics and Cosmology, to be held in Cambridge on September 2-6, 2013. A series of high-profile speakers, are scheduled to attend, and Professor Hawking, Professor Brian Cox and Professor David Spergel will give public lectures at the event.


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Professor Martin Curley hands over Intel's special

present to Professor Stephen Hawking.






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In front of the COSMOS Mk IX supercomputer:

Left to right: David Fleming, Technology Director, Intel Labs Europe; Eugene Lim, Lecturer Cambridge; Ulrich Sperhake, Lecturer Cambridge; Martin Curley, Vice President and Director of Intel Labs Europe, Professor Paul Shellard, Director, Centre for Theoretical Cosmology; Andrey Kaliazin, Cosmos System Manager


 

About Intel Labs Europe,

            Intel R&D/Innovation in Europe is driven by a network of research labs, product development labs and innovation labs spanning the region as well as a variety of Intel business units. Intel Labs Europe was formally established in early 2009 as the central means of coordinating activities across this diverse and extensive network, and to strengthen and improve Intel’s alignment with European R&D. Today, Intel’s European research and development network, Intel Labs Europe, consists of more than 40 labs employing more than 4000 R&D professionals.

 

About Intel

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.

 

About the Stephen Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology (CTC)

The CTC was founded by Stephen Hawking in 2007 to advance our mathematical understanding of the Universe.   It is part of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics within the University of Cambridge.   The CTC website can be found at www.ctc.cam.ac.uk. 

You can learn more about the COSMOS@DiRAC supercomputer at www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/cosmos.  The DiRAC Facility is funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council and the Department of Business Innovation and Skills through its Large Facilities Capital Fund.



CONTACTS:

Markus Weingartner

+49 89 9914 3145

Email: markus.weingartner@intel.com

Intel today released a report on “Women and the Web” looking at the enormous Internet gender gap in the developing world and issues a call to action to double the number of women and girls online in developing countries from 600 million today to 1.2 billion in three years.

 

Working with the U.S. State Department’s Office of Global Women’s Issues and UN Women and World Pulse, a global network for women, the Intel-commissioned research comprised interviews with 2,200 women and girls in urban and peri-urban areas of four focus countries: Egypt, India, Mexico and Uganda. The study represents the first attempt to quantify the internet gender gap, to assess what prevents women from accessing the internet, and to identify ways to get more women online.

 

The report highlights that on average, across the developing world nearly 25 percent fewer women than men have access to the Internet, and the gender gap soars to nearly 45 percent in regions such as sub-Saharan Africa. Further, the study found that one in five women in India and Egypt believes the Internet is not appropriate for them.

 

Doubling the number of women online would mean that 40 percent of women and girls in developing countries would have access to the transformative power of the Internet and its economic, educational and social benefits . This goal, if realised, could potentially contribute an estimated US $13 billion to $18 billion to annual GDP across 144 developing countries.

 

For more information, the full report can be viewed here.

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), a leading global index provider and pioneer in responsible investment, has presented Intel with the new Sir Mervyn Pedelty Award at the FTSE4Good ceremony, held at the London Stock Exchange today.

 

The award is designed to recognise companies which have made the most significant demonstration to environmental and social performance into corporate strategy of their businesses  in recent years.

 

This year, Unilever was awarded the top prize with, Diageo, Go-Ahead and Intel receiving highly commended awards for its approaches to social responsibility and governance. Intel has been included in the FTSE4Good Index since its inception and is the current technology super-sector leader in the FTSE4Good ESG Ratings.

 

“We are very honoured by this recognition from FTSE4Good” said Christian Morales, Vice President and General Manager Intel Europe, Middle East and Africa. “It will serve as a motivation to continue our work in 2013. We strongly believe that integrating corporate responsibility into our business creates long-term value for Intel, our employees, for society, and for our stockholders.”

 

Sustainability is in integral part of Intel’s business. We have an ambitious vision for the next decade: Create and extend computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of every person on earth. One of the four strategic objectives supporting our vision is to: “Care for our people, care for the planet, and inspire the next generation.”  We use a distributed model for managing corporate responsibility, as we believe that embedding responsibility within business groups across the organization is the most effective approach. Since 2008, we have linked a portion of every employee’s variable compensation—from front-line employees to our CEO—to the achievement of environmental sustainability metrics.

 

Check out the blog post from Intel’s Suzanne Fallender for more insight into Intel's CSR strategy!

 

The FTSE press release can be obtained here and a photo of the ceremony is attached.

 

For more information on Intel CSR pls. go to Intel annual CSR report.

Fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship is critical for

European competitiveness and job creation, especially in light of youth unemployment

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Total of $120,000 in prizes (($50,000 cash prizes and $70,000 for travel to global finals) awarded to five teams from Denmark, Bulgaria, Sweden and France for projects in biochemicals, image processing, infrared chemical analysis, solar technology and body heat energy
  • Top 24 teams from 15 countries chosen from 4,000 submissions to attend the European Finals in Sopot, Poland. The five winners will now compete at the Intel® Global Challenge at UC Berkeley in November 2012.
  • Biosyntia from Denmark won the top prize of $25,000 for a patent pending project to help chemical manufacturers move from chemical to biological production while reducing both costs and CO2 emissions.
  • Prizes were awarded by Jerzy Buzek, former President of the European Parliament during the European Forum for News Ideas and Christian Morales, VP and General Manager Intel Europe, Middle East and Africa.

 

SOPOT, September 26, 2012 – Intel Corporation today announced the winners of the Intel Business Challenge Europe 2012, a technology business plan competition that helps identify and support Europe’s strongest entrepreneurial students and graduates. Set alongside the European Forum for New Ideas (EFNI), which brings together politicians, academics and business leaders to discuss the future of Europe, the Intel Business Challenge Europe aims to shape the next generation of entrepreneurs and feed the innovation culture by identifying and nurturing talented young people that have the passion needed to turn a good idea into a great business.

Five winners were awarded a share of the $50,000 cash prize money by Jerzy Buzek, former President of the European Parliament and Christian Morales, VP and General Manager Intel Europe, Middle East and Africa, and will now represent Europe at the Intel Global Challenge 2012 Finals at UC Berkeley in November 2012. Chosen by a jury of venture capitalists, business leaders, academics and industry experts at the European finals, winning teams had to demonstrate a technology-based solution capable of becoming a real-world business by articulating a clear value proposition, business plan and potential market.

The first prize of $25,000 was awarded to Biosyntia from Denmark for their work in helping chemical manufacturers move to biochemical methods while reducing costs and CO2 emissions. Imagga from Bulgaria won the second prize of $15,000 for developing a series of products that automate image processing in the cloud. In third place with prizes of $5,000 were Black Silicon Solar from Sweden for a nanotechnology manufacturing system for solar cells that may make the cost of solar energy competitive with fossil fuels within the coming years and IRSee from Denmark for an infrared chemical analysis system. SmartSwitch from France received the investor’s award for a wireless and battery-free switch powered by body heat energy.

“Innovation is the competitive and social corner stone of the 21st century so it’s vital that we find new ways to spark entrepreneurial momentum,” said Christian Morales, Vice President and General Manager, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Intel Corporation. “Now in its seventh year, the Intel Business Challenge Europe shows that collaborating with NGOs, academia and government across Europe can catalyse entrepreneurialism and set young people on their way to becoming tomorrow’s job creators and innovators.”

The winning teams were amongst the initial 4,000 submissions received for the Challenge and had competed at more than 20 affiliated national competitions reaching 20.000 students in Europe and Israel. They then successfully completed two rounds that selected the final 24 teams for Sopot. All participating teams received coaching and support throughout their preparations to refine their ideas, create viable business plans and hone their presentations to attract interest and investment.

The Intel Business Challenge Europe was organised in cooperation with Junior-Achievement-Young Enterprise and Investin. This year’s winners will now go on to compete against US and APAC finalists for the international title at the Intel® Global Challenge at UC Berkeley, based in the global technology hub, Silicon Valley. In addition to the prize money and spot in the global finals, the contestants will get the opportunity to meet with some of Silicon Valley’s most prestigious investors.

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Note to Editors

Images and photos from the Intel Business Challenge Europe 2012 are available at: http://www.facebook.com/IntelBusinessChallengeEurope

 

About Intel

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.  

 

 

 

Intel, Intel Core and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

 

CONTACT:      Diana Kaaserer             

                        +49 172 89 20 686                    

                        diana.kaaserer@intel.com     

                        

                        

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