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25 Posts authored by: Markus Weingartner

 

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.

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

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

Next Wave of Ultrabook™ Devices Now Available;

Intel Signs Agreements for Touch Capacity to Meet Expected Demand

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • The next wave of Ultrabook™ devices powered by 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors is more responsive and offers enhanced security in a choice of designs.
  • Intel announced agreements with Cando*, HannsTouch*, TPK* and Wintek* to ensure capacity of touch technology for the expected growth of touch-enabled Ultrabook convertible designs.
  • New Ultrabook systems offer enhanced security with Intel® Anti-Theft technology built in and free, limited-time service subscriptions out of the box from Absolute Software*, McAfee*, Norton* and Intel in select global markets.
  • Bringing the best of Intel technology to mobile devices with three Intel-based smartphones now available from Lava* International, Lenovo* and Orange*; 20 tablet design wins based on the Intel® Atom™ SoC, codenamed “Clover Trail,” designed for Microsoft* Windows* 8.

 

COMPUTEX, Taipei, Taiwan, June 5, 2012 – Intel Corporation Senior Vice President Tom Kilroy officially introduced the next wave of Ultrabook™ systems during a keynote address at Computex Taipei 2012. Making a bold statement around the importance of touch technology,

Kilroy also announced that Intel has signed agreements with several leading touch panel manufacturers to ensure adequate capacity to meet the expected demand for touch-enabled Ultrabook experiences over the next several years.

He also highlighted the company’s efforts to deliver user-centric experiences across a range of mobile devices from the Ultrabook to smartphones and tablets, pointing to momentum across all three.   

More than 35 new ultra-sleek, ultra-responsive Ultrabook systems are available now or will be for purchase within 30 days, with more than 110 designs expected in the next year. Powered by 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors and made with the world’s most advanced 22nm 3-D tri-gate transistors, these new Ultrabook devices are more responsive and offer enhanced security in a selection of stylish designs for consumers and business users.

“Our life experiences are defined by our senses -- by what we see, hear and touch,” said Kilroy. “These human senses are also at the foundation of Intel’s vision for the Ultrabook to deliver a no-compromise, must-have computing experience.

“Today, thanks to the work of the industry at-large, we are one step closer to meeting that vision with the arrival of the next wave of 3rd generation Intel Core processor-powered devices. The innovation must continue as we move to touch-based Ultrabook convertible designs, and in the future aim to give them and other devices senses, making our interaction with them natural and intuitive.”

 

 

 

Next Wave of Ultrabook Devices Bring More Responsiveness, Enhanced Security

In addition to increased responsiveness and enhanced security features, Ultrabook devices powered by the new 3rd generation Intel Core processors deliver up to two times the media and graphics performance compared to the previous generation, long battery life and offer more choice of stylish, thin designs.

This new wave of Ultrabook devices wakes up in a flash, meaning systems will transition from hibernation mode to an active state in less than 7 seconds and will also load favorite applications quickly1. Intel® Smart Connect Technology helps keep email and social networks automatically updated even while the Ultrabook sleeps, thus conserving power and battery life.

As security becomes more important to consumers who want peace of mind in the protection of their data and personal assets, the next wave of Ultrabook systems is equipped with enhanced security features, including Intel® Anti-Theft technology that lets users automatically disable the system if it is lost or stolen. Kilroy announced that people in several major markets worldwide can activate free, limited-time service subscriptions right out of the box from Absolute Software*, McAfee*, Norton* and Intel.

Additionally, all 3rd generation Intel Core processor-based Ultrabook devices have Intel® Identity Protection technology built in to keep peoples’ identity safe and ensure that their favorite websites and social networks know it’s really them when logging in.

The Ultrabook is also now coming to the enterprise. Built with the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor platform, these Ultrabook devices provide businesses the security and performance to compute with confidence in the stylish and innovate designs business users desire.

 

Touch-Enabled, Ultrabook Convertible Designs Offer No-Compromise Experiences

First announced by Intel just over a year ago, the Ultrabook category ushers in a new era of computing that has been quickly fueled by innovation from the broad industry.

“Thank you to our partners here in Taiwan and the computing industry at-large for the unprecedented innovation to bring the Ultrabook to life in such a short time,” said Kilroy. “But we’re just getting started.”

Later this year, Intel and the industry will further evolve Ultrabook devices with the addition of touch-based experiences. Intel believes that touch capability is a key component to the Ultrabook experience and will be increasingly important across a wide range of devices. Kilroy said touch will also help fuel even more innovation and new experiences, particularly for Ultrabook convertibles that offer a truly no-compromise computing experience.

To that end, Kilroy announced touch capacity agreements with several leading touch vendors including Cando, HannsTouch, TPK and Wintek. The agreements are an important element of Intel’s overall industry enabling effort and the future of the Ultrabook experience.

 

Bringing the Best of Intel Technology to Smartphones, Tablets

Highlighting the company’s progress in its smartphone business, Kilroy pointed to the imminent in-store availability in the United Kingdom and France of Orange’s new high-performance Android* smartphone based on Intel technology. The Intel-powered Lenovo* LePhone* K800 launched online and in retail stores on May 30 in China. These phones join Lava’s XOLO* X900, the first smartphone with Intel inside, which launched in India in April.

Kilroy said Intel is committed to delivering a great all-around and secure smartphone experience, including fast browsing and downloads, great multitasking, a brilliant camera, great graphics and video performance with competitive battery life.

He also said Intel-based tablets will extend the smartphone experience while offering compatibility with the extensive library of existing applications and devices. The company has 20 design wins based on the forthcoming 32nm Intel® Atom™ SoC, codenamed “Clover Trail,” and designed for Microsoft* Windows* 8. Whether in slate, convertible or other innovative designs, these tablets will be capable of delivering an always-on, always-connected experience that includes very thin solutions and all-day battery life.

The combination of Windows 8 with Intel inside is designed to give users the ability to run new applications offered in the fast and fluid Windows 8 user interface, while also supporting the existing Windows applications people know and use today.

 

The Future: Computers that See, Hear and Feel

Kilroy challenged the industry to shape the future of computing experiences by giving computers senses, or the ability to see, hear and feel much like people do. The addition of the touch-enabled experiences to the Ultrabook is only the beginning.

Kilroy demonstrated for the first time a multi-language voice experience based on Nuance’s Dragon* engine and speech technology optimized for Intel® architecture on an Ultrabook™. Announced in January, the companies are collaborating to provide a great voice experience to consumers. With this solution, users can check and update their social media sites, initiate voice over IP calls, search the Internet and control their media. Users can also control the Ultrabook when not connected to the Internet by using their voice to quickly and easily launch applications, play local media and multi-task.

Kilroy said the company is working on future technologies that could let people engage more naturally and intuitively with a variety of devices, from the Ultrabook or smartphone to everyday intelligent systems. Such applications could include perceptual computing, intuitive and immersive short-range gesture recognition, using smartphones to interact with and control an Ultrabook or desktop PC, or even track a person’s heart rate through technology that “sees” and analyzes the movement of a person’s cheeks.

As part of its investment in the Ultrabook category, Intel is launching the Ultrabook™ Experience Software Contest for software developers in EMEA, aimed at fostering innovation for a more immersive and intuitive user experience. Software developers are invited to submit their creative ideas for software applications taking advantage of the latest Ultrabook functionality – with focus on the perceptual computing experience, including touch, gesture and voice recognition. Submissions will close on July 25th and the winners will be announced in September 2012. For more details please see the Ultrabook™ Experience Software Contest website at www.ultrabook-software-contest.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.  

 

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Intel, Intel Atom, Intel Core, Ultrabook, Thunderbolt 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.

Any codenames featured are used internally within Intel to identify products that are in development and not yet publicly announced for release. Customers, licensees and other third parties are not authorized by Intel to use code names in advertising, promotion or marketing of any product or services and any such use of Intel's internal code names is at the sole risk of the user.

All products, dates, and figures specified are preliminary based on current expectations, and are subject to change without notice.

Intel may make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time, without notice.

No system can provide absolute security under all conditions.  Requires an Intel® Identity Protection Technology-enabled system, including a 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor enabled chipset, firmware and software, and participating website. Consult your system manufacturer. Intel assumes no liability for lost or stolen data and/or systems or any resulting damages. For more information, visit http://ipt.intel.com. No system can provide absolute security under all conditions. Requires an enabled chipset, BIOS, firmware and software, and a subscription with a capable service provider. Consult your system manufacturer and Service Provider for availability and functionality. Intel assumes no liability for lost or stolen data and/or systems or any other damages resulting thereof. For more information, visit www.intel.com/go/anti-theft.

1 Requires 16GB of NAND cache and minimum PCMark Vantage benchmark scores.

New Intel Labs Europe UK network to coordinate nine R&D locations in the UK

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel, Imperial College London and University College London launch the Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Sustainable Connected Cities
  • Intel Labs Europe launches the Intel Labs Europe UK R&D network
  • The new London-based institute will be Intel’s global centre for research and innovation to drive the development of compute solutions that enhance the sustainability of cities and their inhabitants' quality of life

 

LONDON, United Kingdom, May 24, 2012 – Intel has announced the launch of the Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Sustainable Connected Cities in partnership with two of the world’s leading universities, Imperial College London and University College London. The new London-based institute will be Intel’s first research centre and global hub dedicated to exploring how technology can support and sustain the social and economic development of cities worldwide. It will also collaborate with the emerging Tech City cluster in East London, using the social media expertise of Tech City-based start-ups to identify and analyse emerging trends within cities. The launch of the centre was unveiled at an event in 10 Downing Street, bringing together key decision makers and influencers from academia, industry and government. Simultaneously, Intel Labs Europe launched the Intel Labs Europe UK R&D network.

Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Sustainable Connected Cities will be a core member of the newly formed Intel Labs Europe UK R&D network. It will consist of nine R&D locations including London, Brighton, Swindon and Aylesbury, with further locations to be added by the end of 2012. The R&D network has been established to facilitate further collaboration between Intel and the UK R&D community and will act as a subset of Intel Labs Europe, focusing on research areas such as information security and high performance computing.

The new London based institute aims to address the social, economic, and environmental challenges of city life with computing technology, helping to provide practical solutions to problems ranging from droughts and long commute times to wasteful use of energy. Using London as a test bed, researchers will explore technologies to make cities more aware by harnessing real-time user and city infrastructure data. For example, a sensor network could be used to monitor traffic flows and predict the effects of extreme weather conditions on water supplies, resulting in the delivery of near real-time information to citizens through citywide displays and mobile applications.

Speaking at Intel’s launch event at No 10, the Chancellor George Osborne said: “This new investment from Intel is great news for the UK economy and is recognition of the Government’s commitment to ensuring that the UK becomes the technology centre of Europe building on success such as Tech City and the recent investments in supercomputing.

“It is investments like this that will help us put the UK on the path we need to take to create new jobs, new growth and new prosperity in every corner of our country.

“We are determined to make the UK the best place to do business in the world and a great place for technology companies to invest and build new business. It is encouraging to see major tech partners like Intel investing in this country as a result of the policies that the Government has put in place.”

“In 2050, most of the nine billion people in the world will live in cities,” says Justin Rattner, Intel chief technology officer and director of Intel Labs. “Therefore the demands of cities will be highly representative of the demands of humanity. Addressing these demands will be at the heart of the Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Sustainable Connected Cities, driving the development of new services to enhance people’s quality of life.”

The Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Sustainable Connected Cities is part of Intel’s new worldwide Intel Collaborative Research Institute program, also launched today. The new program aims to drive and fund collaborative university research to fuel global innovation and help address some of today’s greatest challenges across fields such secure computing, visual computing and computational intelligence. Three such institutes have been launched this week, which also includes new collaborations in Germany and Israel.

“Now, more than ever, it is vital that universities collaborate with each other and with businesses on projects such as this,” says Prof. Stephen Caddick, Vice-Provost Enterprise at University College London. “Delivering research which can be taken out of the lab and onto the market, creating new business opportunities and jobs, and contributing to the growth to the UK economy we so urgently need.”

The institute in London will initially employ about a dozen researchers focused on the application of computing technologies to enhance cities from a social, economic and environmental point of view. The institute will engage with local urban communities to understand how they want to live and involve them in designing technological innovations. These innovations will include making cities more ‘aware and adaptive’ by harnessing data gathered through sensor technologies embedded in city infrastructure and data shared by communities.  The institute will use this data to develop models for more sustainable behaviour, including community energy management or water conservation. The institute will also explore how fixed and mobile sensors across the city, and intelligent connected vehicles, can be used in the collection of weather, emission and traffic flow data, for use by city planners in the development of more sustainable cities in the future.

“The Institute could enable us to make all kinds of intelligent systems a reality in cities,” says Edward Astle, Pro Rector Enterprise at Imperial College London. “One example of how our research could work in practice is where there is a major leak from a water supply, flooding the roads. We could introduce a network of sensors that would detect the leak, divert the flow of water to prevent more damage and wirelessly transmit information to transport authorities so that traffic could be diverted, preventing congestion and general city-wide disruption.”

 

 

About Intel Labs Europe

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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel, Imperial College London and University College London today announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the creation of an Institute for Sustainable Connected Cities research, based in London.
  • The signing took place at 10 Downing Street prior to a high-profile roundtable, the conclusions of which focused on advancing UK competitiveness.
  • The new institute will join Intel's European network of Research & Development, Product, and Innovation Labs called Intel Labs Europe

 

 

LONDON, January 16, 2012 – Intel Corporation today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Imperial College London (ICL) and University College London (UCL) for the creation of an Institute for Sustainable Connected Cities research in London.

Speaking of the MoU, Intel CTO Justin Rattner said “The collective goal is to establish a new, open, collaborative research institute focused on understanding and enhancing the sustainability of cities and their inhabitants’ quality of life. Intel and the two universities are already hard at work defining a robust research agenda including plans to engage the communities in and around London in defining the future of sustainable city life.”

The collaborating institutions, who together offer uniquely broad and deep expertise spanning technology, user experience, business model innovation, the built environment, and commerce, will conduct world-leading research that draws on these areas. It is expected that details of individual projects will be confirmed in the first half of 2012.

Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts, who witnessed the signing of the MoU and opened the roundtable, commented “This agreement is a clear signal that the UK is a great place for high-tech research and that our significant investment in e-infrastructure will drive growth and innovation. It brings together leaders from the academic and business worlds and, using London as a test bed, will provide exciting new commercial opportunities to find technological solutions to everyday problems.”

The idea of bringing so many distinguished attendees together for the high-level roundtable was to generate ideas, options and relationships to help advance UK progress through developing new ways of innovating and collaborating.

Speaking at the roundtable at 10 Downing Street, Professor Martin Curley, Director of Intel Labs Europe commented, “Intel’s growing network of UK Labs and development centres has proved the UK’s R&D capabilities in a variety of technologies. This latest development with Imperial and UCL in London will create the opportunity to develop an environment which drives resource optimisation, creates new services and will help enhance the quality of life of those who live in large cities.”

Professor Stephen Caddick said "I am delighted that UCL has been able to work with Imperial College and Intel to create this ground-breaking new Institute for Sustainable Connected Cities. The partnership combines the research strengths of two world leading universities with the outstanding research and innovation strengths of a world class corporation. It is an exciting model for partnership working and demonstrates our commitment to collaboration in research and enterprise."

          Edward Astle, Pro Rector Enterprise at Imperial College London, said Imperial was very pleased to be working with UCL and Intel, adding: “The developments in technology over the last few decades have transformed everyone’s lives, but we’ve only begun to explore how technology can transform our cities. This new collaboration gives us the opportunity to explore how we can use the technologies in cities more effectively and develop new ones to improve the ways in which people live, work and play."

The new Institute for Sustainable Connected Cities research will participate in the Intel Labs Europe network of Research & Development, Product, and Innovation Labs which span the European region.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 Labs Europe consists of 25R&D centers employing more than 1500 R&D professionals.

 

 

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  • Citrix XenClient-based client virtualisation solution specially designed for business clients using Intel® vProTM technology
  • SmarTop® - Smarter Desktop: enables a range of modern usage scenarios, such as using multiple images on one client
  • Optimum security, user-friendliness, performance and mobility for users

 

 

Zurich, 17 November 2011 – Intel and Swisscom IT Services today unveil their Intel® vProTM technology-based intelligent desktop virtualisation solution for business clients at the Intel Channel and Customer Conference in Zurich. The service combines common usage scenarios  such as partitioning of personal and business content on the same device and other functions such as enhanced backup and restore options. It also features improved security and setup options optimised for international use. As a result, users can enjoy enhanced security, user-friendliness, excellent performance and a whole new approach to mobility, both in the office and on the move.

 

SmarTop® is an innovative workplace service featuring intelligent desktop virtualisation (IDV) based on Intel® vProTM technology. Aimed at business clients, the new service provides company IT departments with the necessary security in terms of access to company resources and sensitive data. It combines, for the first time, the advantages of centralised desktop environments with fully mobile application scenarios. IDV is based on the technical principles of centralised management with local execution, smart display of layered images and the use of device-specific security policies. PCs powered by Intel® Core™ vProTM processors are ideally suited to IDV, with their central and remote management, enhanced endpoint security, hardware-assisted virtualisation, out-of-band management and anti-theft technology.

 

The innovation in the SmarTop® service lies in its seamless expandability. It uses a platform that can be deployed cost-effectively for day-to-day use cases. SmarTop® can be used wherever increased employee mobility requires specific solutions. It boasts enhanced security options for protecting data in mobile applications, and also offers an ideal solution for the continuity scenarios associated with critical roles.

 

Equally, the trend towards consumerisation demands increasing hardware customisation – in some cases users can even use their own devices. This smart, upgradable ‘technology as a service’ enables business and private use to be combined on the same device, and multiple, separate workplaces to be supported on a single piece of mobile hardware.

 

SmarTop® is powered by Citrix* XenClient*, a high-performance bare-metal client hypervisor developed and optimised for Intel® vProTM technology. The XenClient exploits all the benefits of Intel® Virtualization Technology and Intel® Trusted Execution Technology. Citrix has incorporated these technologies into XenClient, thereby combining the advantages of local desktop virtualisation with the virtualisation and management functions of Intel® vPro™ technology-based devices.

 

Patrick Messmer, Business Development Manager at Intel Switzerland: “The Swisscom SmarTop offers centralised application and OS management with local execution – an excellent example of Intel’s intelligent desktop virtualisation. Users work with their usual environment and enjoy unbeatable user-friendliness without having to compromise on security.”

 

 

About Intel

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NEWSHIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) have signed a multi-year agreement to create the Intel and BSC Exascale Laboratory in Barcelona.
  • The Intel and BSC Exascale Laboratory will be Intel’s fourth European exascale R&D lab
  • The new lab will focus on scalability issues in the programming and runtime systems of exascale supercomputers.
  • The Intel and BSC Exascale Laboratory as well as the other European exascale labs are part of Intel’s strategy to reach exascale performance in the next ten years.

 

BARCELONA, Spain, November 16, 2011 –Today, Intel Corporation and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) have signed a multi-year agreement to create the Intel and BSC Exascale Laboratory in Barcelona. The new lab will be located at the premises of BSC and focus on software and extraordinary levels of parallelism which will be needed to utilize future Intel-architecture based supercomputers. Exascale supercomputers will deliver up to 1,000 times the performance of today’s fastest systems using as many as 100 million processor cores to do so.

The Intel and BSC Exascale Laboratory will be the latest member of Intel’s European research network -- Intel Labs Europe – which consists of 25 R&D centers employing more than 1500 R&D professionals.

Breakthroughs made possible with exascale computing may include, for instance, the ability to simulate extremely complex health care and biochemical phenomena such as the design of drugs which target very specific proteins or certain mutants of cancer genes. Exascale supercomputers could help solve other grand challenge problems in the areas of quantum physics, weather forecasting, climate research, biological modeling and physical simulations including the simulation of airplanes in wind tunnels or research in nuclear fusion. The results could mean breakthrough and life changing solutions to these grand challenges.

When building a system consisting of millions of cores, getting all of them to work together for an extended period of time also represents a major problem. Hence, completely new software concepts and methods will be required to bring power consumption to acceptable levels and to make the system fault tolerant. The Intel and BSC Exascale Laboratory will focus on highly scalable parallel run-time systems to support the enormous amount of parallelism. Future exascale supercomputers will be hugely complex and challenging to understand and to control. The new lab will try to solve many of these challenges by conducting R&D intended to enable better software tools to analyze and predict performance and behavior of highly complex exascale systems.

“We are looking forward to working with BSC on the challenges of exascale computing” said Stephen Pawlowski, Intel Senior Fellow and general manager of Intel’s Datacenter and Connected Systems Pathfinding. “BSC is one of Europe’s most renowned HPC labs and offers very interesting technology to scale run time systems, tools and applications up to exascale level. This cooperation is another proof-point of Intel’s commitment to exascale R&D in Europe.”

The Intel and BSC Exascale Laboratory will employ about a dozen R&D professionals and augment Intel’s European exascale R&D strategy. Previously Intel created new exascale research centers in Paris (France), Jülich (Germany) and Leuven (Belgium). All four European exascale R&D centers will seek close collaboration among each other as well as with the CERN openlab in Geneva (Switzerland).

“We feel delighted about this collaboration because it is a great challenge for our institution,” said BSC Director, Professor Mateo Valero. “With this joint center we intend to address new problems emerging from exascale machines, such as programming models and tools. The vast expertise of both Intel and BSC will set this joint center up for success.”

 

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 Labs Europe consists of 25R&D centers employing more than 1500 R&D professionals.

 

About Intel

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A Gaming world with 200 high-end PCs based on Intel® Core™ i3, i5 and i7 processors and finals of the Intel® Extreme Masters

  • In collaboration with Alternate/Wave, MEDION, MSI and MYSN Schenker Notebooks, Intel will be offering 10,000 sq metres of pure gaming fun in hall 23.
  • For eSport professionals, the Intel Gaming Hall will host the finals of the Intel Extreme Masters – the premier class of international eSports, the first Intel Friday Night Games of the Bundesliga ESL Pro Series Summer Season and the final of the Intel GP Series with the racing simulator iRacing.
  • Intel Experts’ Corner and daily Intel Tech Talks, featuring speakers including Shmuel „Mooly" Eden, Intel Vice President and General Manager, PC Client Group
  • Football fans will have the chance to take on the robot goalie “RoboKeeper”, which is driven by Intel® processors.

Feldkirchen, 23.02.2011 – The Intel Gaming Hall (hall 23) will once again be THE destination at CeBIT for all gamers, whether professional or amateurs. In an area roughly the size of a football pitch, Intel will join forces with hardware manufacturers such as Alternate/Wave, MEDION, MSI and MYSN Schenker Notebooks to create a world of experience for gamers. Here, amateur players will be able to indulge their gaming passion, with around 200 high-end systems based Intel® Core™ i3, i5 and i7 processors.

        Even the world’s top eSport professionals will once again be joining in. Hall 23 will play host to the finals of the Intel Extreme Masters, the first Intel Friday Night Games of the ESL Pro Series Summer Season and the world finals of the Intel GP Series. Additionally, there will be daily Intel Tech Talks on topics relating to games and technologies on the main stage in hall 23, as well as the Intel Experts’ Corner and “RoboKeeper”, the fastest goalie in the world.

    

Top-class eSport – The finals of the Intel Extreme Masters and much more

 

The first rounds of the World Championship finals of the fifth Intel Extreme Masters, the world’s highest eSport league, will kick off on the onset of CeBIT  - on 1 March. Here, eSport champions from Europe, Asia and America will battle it out in the disciplines Counter-Strike, StarCraft 2 and Quake Live to be named the best PC players in the world. This sporting event carries a total prize fund of USD 400,000 – making the Intel Extreme Masters one of the world’s most lucrative online leagues for professional gamers. Spectators can watch all the games of the Intel Extreme Masters live in hall 23 and online at www.intelextrememasters.com or www.esl.tv. The tournament will be broadcast on TV in seven languages. The finals of all three disciplines will be held on Saturday, 5 March.

On Friday, 4 March, the first Intel Friday Night Games of the Bundesliga ESL Pro Series Summer Season – the prelude to season 18 (www.eslproseries.de) will kick off in hall 23. More information on ESL and the subject of eSport is available at www.esl.eu/de.

        A further highlight will be the final races of the Intel GP Series on Friday, 4 March at 10 am (http://www.iracing.com/intel-gp-series/). Here the top ten drivers in the world from Europe, North America and Asia/Australia come together to battle it out on the iRacing racing simulator for the title of the world’s greatest iRacing driver. The prize money for the Intel GP Series, which originated as part of the Intel Extreme Masters from a partnership between iRacing.com and Intel, totals USD 23,000.

 

Games for visitors, Intel Tech Talk and Intel Experts’ Corner

 

Visitors can also put their driving skills to the test on the racing simulator in a dedicated area of the Intel Gaming Hall. Trade fair guests can also make use of around 200 high-end systems from Alternate/Wave, MEDION, MSI and MYSN Schenker Notebooks that are based Intel® Core™ i3, i5 and i7 processors. The games on offer will include Starcraft 2 and League of Legends.

        In addition to the gaming area, visitors to hall 23 will also find out interesting information about games and technologies in the daily Intel Tech Talks. The highlight will be a 45-minute Tech Talk featuring Shmuel „Mooly" Eden, Vice President, General Manager, PC Client Group and Intel Corporation on 4 March from 3 pm. The Mooly Eden talk will also be streamed live at intel.de/getsmart. In the Intel Experts’ Corner, visitors will also have the opportunity to speak to Intel specialists to find out about new gaming products.

 

RoboKeeper – The fastest goalie in the world

    

As a special treat, Intel is offering the opportunity to football fans to enter into a man vs. machine dual with RoboKeeper in the Intel Gaming Hall. This robot goalie works like a classic TIPP-KICK goalkeeper, with the engine control based on a fanless embedded computer from Kontron with an Intel multi-core processor. RoboKeeper was developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML) in Dortmund. The eyes of RoboKeeper are two cameras that can record up to 50 images per second. They focus on the ball and follow its trajectory. Based on the resulting pictures, image processing software calculates the probable impact point of the ball in the goal, to which the robot goalie reacts within just 0.3 seconds.

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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel Capital to invest $26 million in six mobility companies around the globe.
  • New investments will help drive continued innovation in mobile hardware, software and applications ecosystems.
  • Technologies bring new user experiences across a continuum of devices.

 

 

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, Barcelona, Feb. 14, 2011 – Intel Capital, Intel Corporation’s global investment organization, today announced six new investments to drive continued innovation across the mobile hardware, software and applications ecosystems. The new deals total approximately $26 million and include open source mobile software solutions company Borqs; location-based mapping platform and tools provider CloudMade; QuantumFilm™-based image sensor vendor InVisage; open source online video platform Kaltura; online authentication provider SecureKey Technologies; and unified communications and collaboration service software provider VisionOSS Solutions.

The six companies each have developed innovative technologies to enhance the user experience across a continuum of devices, including handhelds, tablets and laptops, that run a variety of operating systems including MeeGo and Android*.

“As more devices compute and connect to the Internet, it creates an opportunity to deliver new end-user capabilities by supporting the development of mobile infrastructure, applications, services and components for Intel® architecture-based platforms,” said Arvind Sodhani, president, Intel Capital and executive vice president. “These six investments represent key growth areas of the mobile ecosystem and will contribute to bringing important features to the next generation of mobile devices.”

“These Intel Capital investments represent innovative companies that Intel is working with to help advance our mobile platform initiatives across smart device segments including handheld, tablet and notebook businesses,” said Anand Chandrasekher, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the company’s Ultra Mobile Group. “The investments, coupled with Intel’s expanding set of capabilities in silicon, software and communications, will help the company accelerate plans across a variety of smart devices and market segments.”

Details on the new investments follow:

Borqs Ltd. (Borqs) (Beijing) is an Android software integrator for mobile devices. The company works with name-brand smart phone OEMs, semi-conductor companies, and mobile operators to enhance the Android system to meet their requirements. With expertise ranging from kernel, device-level drivers to top-level user interfaces, Borqs Android solution has been deployed in more than 30 Android mobile devices for W-CDMA networks and TD-SCDMA networks. Borqs Android solution is Google CTS compliant. The investment from Intel Capital, subject to the satisfaction of closing conditions, aligns with Intel’s port of choice strategy to support multiple operating systems across a variety of devices and will be used by the company for business development.

CloudMade (Menlo Park, Calif.) was founded in 2007 to enable developers to build location-enabled applications and services. The company provides application developers with a range of innovative tools and application programming interfaces to enable the creation of unique location-based applications across all major web and mobile platforms. Today there are more than 16,000 developers using CloudMade's tools to create applications for mobile and Web consumers. The investment from Intel Capital will be used to further strengthen the platform and to work with developers to provide them with an unparalleled suite of tools designed for their specific needs. CloudMade will be certified under the Intel’s AppUp™ application store.

Kaltura (New York) provides a widely adopted open source online video platform. More than 100,000 media and entertainment companies, enterprises, small- and medium-size businesses, educational institutions, service providers, platform vendors and system integrators use Kaltura’s flexible platform to enhance their websites, Web services and
Web platforms with advanced customized rich-media functionalities that are delivered through any connected device. Kaltura’s features and products enable the easy deployment of custom workflows involving video, photo and audio creation, ingestion, publishing, management, distribution, engagement, monetization and analysis. The investment will be used to enhance rich-media functionalities on tablets, mobile phones and other connected devices, with a special emphasis on supporting the MeeGo™ mobile operating system and Intel’s AppUp application store.

InVisage Technologies, Inc. (Menlo Park, Calif.)  is harnessing the power of custom-designed semiconductor materials to develop QuantumFilm, the world’s first commercial quantum dot-based material for image sensors. QuantumFilm replaces silicon as the light capture material to enable high-fidelity, high-resolution images from such handheld devices as camera phones and digital cameras. Imaging is becoming an increasingly important capability across notebooks, handhelds and tablets. InVisage will use this funding round -- led by Intel Capital -- to bring its products and technology into mass production.

SecureKey Technologies, Inc. (Toronto) designs hardware and software solutions to enable the strong cryptographic capabilities of debit, credit and identity smartcards -- including those within Near Field Communication-based phones -- for online authentication and online purchases. SecureKey's solutions provide a powerful user experience that can be delivered across platforms improving both the security and convenience of online transactions. The company’s focus on secure transactions aligns with Intel’s vision of security as a key pillar of computing across all platforms, as more peoples’ lives are conducted online. The investment will be used to drive growth and expansion.

VisionOSS Solutions (Reading, UK) provides a unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) service delivery and management platform to service providers and large enterprise customers that are planning to, or have already launched, complex, multi-cluster IP-PBX and UC&C architectures. The VOSS technology is a real-time, fully automated, scalable and centralized UC&C service delivery and management platform, which reduces complexity, speeds implementation, and cuts costs for the fulfilment of UC&C services. VOSS will use the new funds to fuel its growth, and to support the evolution of its technology which has already been deployed in a significant number of tier-one service providers.

About Intel Capital

Intel Capital, Intel's global investment 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, home, mobility, health, consumer Internet, semiconductor manufacturing and cleantech. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested more than US$9.8 billion in over 1,100 companies in 48 countries. In that timeframe, 189 portfolio companies have gone public on various exchanges around the world and 258 were acquired or participated in a merger. In 2010, Intel Capital invested US$327 million in 119 investments with approximately 44 percent of funds invested outside the U.S. and Canada. For more information on Intel Capital and its differentiated advantages, visit www.intelcapital.com.

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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Two new investments in Jeeran and ShooFeeTV
  • Intel Capital expands Middle East portfolio with Nymgo
  • Intel Capital continues its commitment to fostering entrepreneurship in the Middle East

MARRAKECH, Morocco, Oct. 27, 2010 – Intel Capital, Intel Corporation’s global investment organization, continued its strong commitment to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in the Middle East with the announcement of three investments. The investments were announced today at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa.

Further building on Intel Capital’s commitment to provide continued support for its portfolio companies, Intel Capital provided a second financial boost to Jordan-based Jeeran (online social networking) and  ShooFeeTV (web-based entertainment guide), both of which were originally funded in May 2009. Intel Capital also announced expanding its investment portfolio in the region to a total of eight with the addition of United Kingdom and Lebanon-based Nymgo (VOIP telephony services).

The announcements follow Intel’s fifth year celebrations for the Digital Transformation Initiative, established in 2005. Initiated with a pledge to aid socio-economic development in the Middle East, Intel reaffirmed its commitment to help the region grow by inspiring innovation, promoting research and enhancing education in the Arab world.

“These investments highlight the innovative thinking and potential in the Middle East and we are excited about the on-going development and the regions evolving technology landscape,” said Arvind Sodhani, president of Intel Capital and Intel executive vice president. “We fully support and believe in prospects for the Middle East and look forward to supporting these companies in their growth in the coming years.”

Details on the new investments include:

Jeeran (Jordan) is a vibrant web community platform representing the next evolution of social networking. Jeeran introduced a breakthrough in the social networking industry with its young and innovative vision that provides Arab users with the latest tools and creative means to communicate and interact. Jeeran will use the funds to deploy city portals in each of the major Arab cities across the Middle East.

ShooFeeTV (Jordan) is a content provider and aggregator of Arab satellite channel listings, which centralizes information for more than 270 channels.  The information includes programming data, celebrity news, pictures and video clips with 800,000 unique entries, movies, trailers and photographs. ShooFeeTV will use the funds to enhance their working capital and expand their business model.

Nymgo (UK and Lebanon) launched in December 2008 and offers end VOIP services. With over two million downloads, Nymgo serves customers in over 200 countries worldwide. Since creation, Nymgo has served over 300 million minutes of international calls generated by a global customer base. With Intel’s help, Nymgo will accelerate infrastructure deployment, operations enhancement and global marketing.

Feroz Sanaulla, Intel Capital’s Director for the Middle East and Africa said: “We trust in local talent and believe that Arabic providers should be fully equipped to supply regional content. By investing in such companies that inspire, create or deliver local content, we are on the right path toward a positive future in the Middle East.”

The funding for investments in the region comes from the US$50 million Intel Capital Middle East and Turkey Fund. This fund invests in companies developing innovative hardware, software, local content, and services throughout the Middle East and Turkey.

          

About Intel Capital
Intel Capital, Intel's global investment 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, home, mobility, health, consumer Internet, semiconductor manufacturing and cleantech. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested more than US$9.5 billion in over 1,050 companies in 47 countries. In that timeframe, 175 portfolio companies have gone public on various exchanges around the world and 241 were acquired or participated in a merger. In 2009, Intel Capital invested US$327 million in 107 investments with approximately 50 percent of funds invested outside the U.S. and Canada. For more information on Intel Capital and its differentiated advantages, visit http://www.intelcapital.com.

About Intel Digital Transformation Initiative for the Middle East

The Intel Digital Transformation Initiative for the Middle East is a comprehensive, multi-year program aims at expanding Intel's commitment to foster local innovation and competitiveness throughout the region by enhancing education, inspiring entrepreneurship and promoting research.

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University Research Center Will Lead to New User Interfaces and Experiences

 

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

·   Intel Corporation, Nokia and the University of Oulu have announced the establishment of their first joint research center.

·   One of the first objectives of the new lab is to create new and compelling mobile user experiences that leverage the rapidly increasing capabilities of mobile devices.

·   The lab is the latest member of Intel Labs Europe – Intel’s European Research Network.

 

OULU, Finland, Aug. 24, 2010 – Intel Corporation, Nokia and the University of Oulu officially opened the Intel and Nokia Joint Innovation Center today. It will employ about two dozen R&D professionals and become the latest member of Intel’s European Research Network, Intel Labs Europe.

Initially the lab will conduct research for new and compelling mobile user experiences that could leverage the rapidly increasing capabilities of mobile devices. Creating interfaces that are more similar to interactions in the real world can enable experiences that are more natural and intuitive, in the same way that modern games and movies are more immersive through the use of realistic 3-D graphics.

The new lab is well aligned with the MeeGo open source platform recently launched by Intel and Nokia. MeeGo provides the greatest flexibility for developing new 3-D experiences on mobile devices as much of the lab’s research activity will also be open source.

  “The University of Oulu’s focus on future telecommunications solutions as well as electronics and photonics made it the perfect location for the Intel and Nokia Joint Innovation Center,” says Justin Rattner, Intel chief technology officer and director of Intel Labs.

Another potential area of research could look into technologies that allow displaying a 3-D hologram of the person you are talking to on the phone, a capability only found in science fiction movies today. Consumers will feel more involved and engaged with their mobile experience than with current methods.

“3-D technology could change the way we use our mobile devices and make our experiences with them much more immersive,” said Rich Green, Senior vice president and chief technical officer, Nokia. “Our new joint laboratory with Intel draws on the Oulu research community’s 3-D interface expertise, and over time will lay down some important foundations for future mobile experiences.”

The lab will be located at the Center for Internet Excellence at the University of Oulu, and will work closely with the Oulu Urban Living Labs, which provide a unique environment for sensor research, testing and piloting technological and social innovations. The Intel and Nokia Joint Innovation Center follows a successful industry and academia collaboration model similar to the ones of Intel Labs Barcelona and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Spain, the Intel Visual Computing Institute and the Saarland University in Germany or Intel Labs Berkeley at the University of California at Berkeley in the United States.

 

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 & development network, Intel Labs Europe, consists of 22 labs employing more than 900 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 www.intel.com/pressroom and blogs.intel.com.

 

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CONTACTS:

 

Intel CorporationNokiaUniversity of Oulu
Markus WeingartnerCommunicationsMinna Rautakorpi
+49-89-9914-3145+358-71-80 3-4900+358-45-261-6888
markus.weingartner@intel.compress.services@nokia.com minna.rautakorpi@cie.fi   

 

 

Pictures from the official Intel and Nokia Joint Innovation Center opening event will become available on August 24, at 8:00 AM (CET) here:

http://heikkala.kuvat.fi/kuvat/CIE_Intel_Nokia_PressPics

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

 

·   Intel Capital and MCI have each made a 5 million Euro investment in Netretail Holding, B.V., which operates e-commerce sites in five CEE countries

·   This is the second round of financing for MALL.CZ from Intel Capital

·   Intel Capital demonstrates its strong ongoing commitment to the Central Eastern European region through the follow-on investment in MALL.CZ

 

PRAGUE, CZECH   REPUBLIC, Sept. 16, 2010 – Intel Capital, Intel's global investment organization, today announced additional funding for MALL.CZ, operated by one of its portfolio companies in the Central Eastern European region. Intel Capital and MCI, a leading Polish investor, have each made a 5 million Euro investment into MALL.CZ’s holding company, Netretail Holding, B.V. (“Netretail Holding”). In addition, Ondra Tomek also invested €1M in the company in a separate investment.

            The investment demonstrates Intel Capital’s confidence in the future prospects for the company and its commitment to the Central and Eastern European region. 

MALL.CZ is located in the Czech Republic with Netretail Holding also having operations in Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Germany. The Group currently runs localised ecommerce shops in the region with 600 product categories – from consumer electronics to sporting equipment. MALL.CZ has more than 1,000,000 registered customers and a daily visitor rate above 100,000 users.

Arvind Sodhani, president of Intel Capital and Intel executive vice president, said: “This investment is a clear indication of Intel Capital’s commitment to the Central Eastern European region. It demonstrates our unwavering commitment to invest in technology innovation globally, and stimulate economic activity in the region by encouraging local entrepreneurship.”

Ondrej Fryc, CEO of Netretail Holding, commented: "Since 2000 we have pioneered a new approach to Internet retailing, investing heavily in customer services, infrastructure and large logistics warehouses.  Intel Capital has been a very valuable supporter in this endeavour. This approach has differentiated the company from the competition and enabled us to grow significantly in the last few years.  As a result of the second round of financing from Intel Capital and MCI, our group will be able to develop customer satisfaction and grow into other markets in the region. The e-commerce sector is growing rapidly and there are significant opportunities for new approaches and innovations.”

      Marcin Hejka, Managing Director Intel Capital Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “Intel Capital first recognised the company’s potential in 2008 when it originally invested in the company. Netretail Holding is one of the leading e-commerce companies in Eastern Europe and achieved strong growth in the last year despite tough economic conditions in the region and negative GDP growth. We have continued to support the company through challenging times and believe that it has excellent growth opportunities to expand into other markets in the region.”

 

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About Intel Capital
Intel Capital, Intel's global investment 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, home, mobility, health, consumer Internet, semiconductor manufacturing and cleantech. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested more than US$9.5 billion in over 1,050 companies in 47 countries. In that timeframe, 175 portfolio companies have gone public on various exchanges around the world and 241 were acquired or participated in a merger. In 2009, Intel Capital invested US$327 million in 107 investments with approximately 50 percent of funds invested outside the U.S. and Canada. For more information on Intel Capital and its differentiated advantages, visit http://www.intelcapital.com.

 

About MCI

MCI was created in the year 1999. It is the leading Private Equity group in Central Europe managing the funds: MCI.TechVentures (Venture Capital), MCI.EuroVentures (Growth Capital), MCI.BioVentures (Venture Capital & Seed Capital), Helix Ventures Partners (Seed Capital & Start-up), Internet Ventures (Venture Capital) & MCI Gandalf Aktywnej Alokacji (Absolut Return Hedge Fund). The value of assets managed by MCI reaches 554 million PLN (30/06/10, including Internet Ventures). It specializes in investments in innovative companies operating in: TMT, Internet & mobile technologies, BPO, VAS, SaaS, IT services, distribution, e-commerce, digital media & entertainment, financial services, medical services,  life science/biotechnology and clean technologies. The MCI Group has so far executed a total of 39 investment projects and executed 17 full exits and six partial exit transactions. MCI currently has direct investments in Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia, with an approach to Romania and Hungary. In the period between 01.01.1999 and 30.06.2010 MCI Management SA generated net IRR at the level of 19,84%. MCI Management SA is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange since February 2001. MCI is a member of the Polish Private Equity Association and the Polish Association of Stock Exchange Issuers.

 

About Netretail Holding

Netretail Holding is the leading regional online retailer in the CEE region, covering Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. Netretail Holding is currently running fully localised e- shops in the region with over 600 different product categories ranging from consumer electronics to sporting equipment. Netretail Holding has more than 1,000,000 registered customers and a daily visitors rate well above 100,000 users. In the last fiscal year (ended 31st March, 2010), the consolidated revenue of the group reached US$100 mil. (ex-VAT). For more information on Netretail Holding please visit http://www.nrholding.com

 

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