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This week, ASUS is launching the new Intel-based ASUS ZenFone line of smartphones in China, Taiwan and across South East Asia. The new ZenFone series delivers stylish and affordable Android phones in 4", 5" and 6"sizes, with multiple color choices. ZenFone-4.jpg Packed with features, each ZenFone boasts the great performance and battery life of the Intel® Atom™ processor Z2580. Read more at the Technology@Intel blog.

Americans are keeping their old technology devices long after they are useful, according to an Intel survey conducted by TNS to explore digital behavior. One in four Americans keep outdated technology devices because they contain important information they want to continue to access (such as photos, videos and music). While the majority of Americans consider themselves both digitally creative and tech-savvy, a disproportionate number of people are stifling their creativity by locking away their data on old technology and burdening themselves by continuing to use devices that are slow and bulky. Today's Intel-powered tablets, 2 in 1 devices, and portable all-in-one PCs are exponentially faster, lighter and more powerful, allowing users to unleash their creativity and work more productively. Whether spring or summer cleaning or searching for the perfect gift for mom, dad or a favorite grad, now is a great time to organize digital clutter and refresh outdated technology.

  • PC Client Group revenue of $7.9 billion, down 1 percent year-over-year
  • Data Center Group revenue of $3.1 billion, up 11 percent year-over-year
  • Net Income of $1.9 billion, down 5 percent year-over-year
  • EPS of 38 cents, down 5 percent year-over-year

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 15, 2014 -- Intel Corporation today reported first-quarter revenue of $12.8 billion, operating income of $2.5 billion, net income of $1.9 billion and EPS of 38 cents. The company generated approximately $3.5 billion in cash from operations, paid dividends of $1.1 billion, and used $545 million to repurchase 22 million shares of stock.

 

"In the first quarter we saw solid growth in the data center, signs of improvement in the PC business, and we shipped 5 million tablet processors, making strong progress on our goal of 40 million tablets for 2014," said Intel CEO Brian Krzanich. "Additionally, we demonstrated our further commitment to grow in the enterprise with a strategic technology and business collaboration with Cloudera, we introduced our second-generation LTE platform with CAT6 and other advanced features, and we shipped our first Quark products for the Internet of Things."

 

Q1 Key Business Unit Trends

  • PC Client Group revenue of $7.9 billion, down 8 percent sequentially and down 1 percent year-over-year.
  • Data Center Group revenue of $3.1 billion, down 5 percent sequentially and up 11 percent year-over-year.
  • Internet of Things Group revenue of $482 million, down 10 percent sequentially and up 32 percent year-over-year.
  • Mobile and Communications Group revenue of $156 million, down 52 percent sequentially and down 61 percent year-over-year.
  • Software and services operating segments revenue of $553 million, down 6 percent sequentially and up 6 percent year-over-year.

 

Financial Comparison
Quarterly
Q1 2014Q4 2013vs. Q4 2013
Revenue$12.8 billion$13.8 billiondown 8%
Gross Margin59.7%62.0%down 2.3 pts.
R&D and MG&A$4.9 billion$4.8 billionup 1%
Operating Income$2.5 billion$3.5 billiondown 29%
Tax Rate27.7%26.1%up 1.6%
Net Income$1.9 billion$2.6 billiondown 26%
Earnings Per Share38 cents51 centsdown 25%

 

Business Outlook

Intel's Business Outlook does not include the potential impact of any business combinations, asset acquisitions, divestitures, strategic investments and other significant transactions that may be completed after April 15.

 

Q2 2014

  • Revenue: $13.0 billion, plus or minus $500 million.
  • Gross margin percentage: 63 percent, plus or minus a couple of percentage points.
  • R&D plus MG&A spending: approximately $4.8 billion.
  • Restructuring and asset impairment charges: approximately $100 million.
  • Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles: approximately $75 million.
  • Impact of equity investments and interest and other: approximately $75 million.
  • Depreciation: approximately $1.9 billion.

 

Full-Year 2014

  • Revenue: approximately flat, unchanged from prior expectations.
  • Gross margin percentage: 61 percent, plus or minus a few percentage points, 1 percentage point higher than prior expectations.
  • R&D plus MG&A spending: $18.9 billion, plus or minus $200 million, higher than prior expectations of $18.6 billion.
  • Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles: approximately $300 million, unchanged from prior expectations.
  • Depreciation: approximately $7.4 billion, unchanged from prior expectations.
  • Tax rate: approximately 27 percent for each of the remaining quarters of the year.
  • Full-year capital spending: $11.0 billion, plus or minus $500 million, unchanged from prior expectations.

 

For additional information regarding Intel's results and Business Outlook, please see the CFO commentary at: www.intc.com/results.cfm.

 

Status of Business Outlook

Intel's Business Outlook is posted on intc.com and may be reiterated in public or private meetings with investors and others. The Business Outlook will be effective through the close of business on June 13 unless earlier updated; except that the Business Outlook for amortization of acquisition-related intangibles, impact of equity investments and interest and other, restructuring charges, and tax rate,  will be effective only through the close of business on April 22. Intel's Quiet Period will start from the close of business on June 13 until publication of the company's second-quarter earnings release, scheduled for July 15, 2014. During the Quiet Period, all of the Business Outlook and other forward-looking statements disclosed in the company's news releases and filings with the SEC should be considered as historical, speaking as of prior to the Quiet Period only and not subject to an update by the company.

 

Risk Factors

The above statements and any others in this document that refer to plans and expectations for the second quarter, the year and the future are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “may,” “will,” “should” and their variations identify forward-looking statements. Statements that refer to or are based on projections, uncertain events or assumptions also identify forward-looking statements. Many factors could affect Intel’s actual results, and variances from Intel’s current expectations regarding such factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements. Intel presently considers the following to be important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the company’s expectations.

  • Demand for Intel's products is highly variable and, in recent years, Intel has experienced declining orders in the traditional PC market segment. Demand could be different from Intel's expectations due to factors including changes in business and economic conditions; consumer confidence or income levels; customer acceptance of Intel's and competitors' products; competitive and pricing pressures, including actions taken by competitors; supply constraints and other disruptions affecting customers; changes in customer order patterns including order cancellations; and changes in the level of inventory at customers.
  • Intel operates in highly competitive industries and its operations have high costs that are either fixed or difficult to reduce in the short term.
  • Intel's gross margin percentage could vary significantly from expectations based on capacity utilization; variations in inventory valuation, including variations related to the timing of qualifying products for sale; changes in revenue levels; segment product mix; the timing and execution of the manufacturing ramp and associated costs; excess or obsolete inventory; changes in unit costs; defects or disruptions in the supply of materials or resources; and product manufacturing quality/yields. Variations in gross margin may also be caused by the timing of Intel product introductions and related expenses, including marketing expenses, and Intel's ability to respond quickly to technological developments and to introduce new products or incorporate new features into existing products, which may result in restructuring and asset impairment charges.
  • The tax rate expectation is based on current tax law and current expected income. The tax rate may be affected by the jurisdictions in which profits are determined to be earned and taxed; changes in the estimates of credits, benefits and deductions; the resolution of issues arising from tax audits with various tax authorities, including payment of interest and penalties; and the ability to realize deferred tax assets.
  • Gains or losses from equity securities and interest and other could vary from expectations depending on gains or losses on the sale, exchange, change in the fair value or impairments of debt and equity investments; interest rates; cash balances; and changes in fair value of derivative instruments.
  • Intel's results could be affected by adverse economic, social, political and physical/infrastructure conditions in countries where Intel, its customers or its suppliers operate, including military conflict and other security risks, natural disasters, infrastructure disruptions, health concerns and fluctuations in currency exchange rates.
  • Intel's results could be affected by the timing of closing of acquisitions, divestitures and other significant transactions.
  • Intel's results could be affected by adverse effects associated with product defects and errata (deviations from published specifications), and by litigation or regulatory matters involving intellectual property, stockholder, consumer, antitrust, disclosure and other issues, such as the litigation and regulatory matters described in Intel's SEC reports. An unfavorable ruling could include monetary damages or an injunction prohibiting Intel from manufacturing or selling one or more products, precluding particular business practices, impacting Intel's ability to design its products, or requiring other remedies such as compulsory licensing of intellectual property.

 

A detailed discussion of these and other factors that could affect Intel's results is included in Intel's SEC filings, including the company's most recent reports on Form 10-K.

 

Earnings Webcast

Intel will hold a public webcast at 2 p.m. PDT today on its Investor Relations website at www.intc.com. A webcast replay and MP3 download will also be available on the site.

 

Intel plans to report its earnings for the second quarter of 2014 on July 15, 2014. Immediately following the earnings report, the company plans to publish a commentary by Stacy J. Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, at www.intc.com/results.cfm. A public webcast of Intel's earnings conference call will follow at 2 p.m. PDT at www.intc.com.

 

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 10, 2014 – Intel Corporation today announced the eight winners of the company's most prestigious award for suppliers, the Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) award. These companies set themselves apart from the thousands of suppliers that work with Intel by demonstrating industry-leading commitment across all critical focus areas on which they are measured: quality, cost, availability, technology, customer service, labor and ethics systems, and environmental sustainability.

 

This honor, which recognizes outstanding commitment to broad performance excellence, distinguishes these suppliers as truly world class within Intel's greater supply chain. This elite group of top-performing suppliers is truly exceptional and makes major contributions to Intel's technology leadership, affordability and customer responsiveness. Providing products and services deemed essential to Intel's business success, the 2013 winners help Intel "Deliver the Present and Create the Future," which is the theme of the ceremony tonight in Santa Clara, Calif., where these suppliers will be honored.

 

"Intel is pleased to recognize these truly exceptional suppliers for their outstanding performance and commitment in 2013," said William Holt, executive vice president and general manager of Intel's Technology and Manufacturing Group. "Their world-class velocity and innovation define them as role models for continuous improvement, and we appreciate their efforts across all critical focus areas this year."

 

The SCQI award is part of Intel's SCQI program, which encourages Intel's key suppliers to strive for best-in-class levels of excellence and continuous improvement. To qualify for SCQI status, suppliers must exceed the highest expectations and aggressive performance goals while scoring at least 95 percent on an integrated report card that assesses performance throughout the year. Suppliers must also achieve 90 percent or greater on a challenging improvement plan and demonstrate outstanding quality and business systems. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at www.intel.com/go/quality.

 

The SCQI winners provide Intel with the following products or services:

 

  • Cabot Microelectronics Corporation*: CMP slurries and CMP pads
  • Daewon Semiconductor Packaging Industrial Co. Ltd.*: plastic injection molded shipping tray, BDTR
  • Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation*: dry etching, ashing, metrology and advanced packaging systems
  • JSR Corporation*: advanced photoresists, packaging materials and CMP consumables
  • Moses Lake Industries (Tama Chemical)*: plating, lithography, cleans and reagent chemicals
  • Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd.*: multilayer ceramic capacitors, inductors and electromagnetic interference components
  • Senju Metal Industry Co. Ltd.*: soldering material (solder sphere, flux, paste, bar, wire)
  • SUMCO Corporation*: 200mm and 300mm epitaxial and polished silicon wafers

 

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 is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

 

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

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 10, 2014 – Intel Corporation today announced that 18 companies will receive the 2013 Intel Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award, which recognizes commitment to performance excellence and continuous improvement. These companies achieve PQS status by demonstrating industry-leading commitment across all critical focus areas on which they are measured: quality, cost, availability, technology, customer service, labor and ethics systems, and environmental sustainability.

 

In addition to the PQS award, Intel recognized one supplier with the Supplier Achievement Award, which is a focused recognition for extraordinary accomplishments in one or more key performance areas. This year's winner was acknowledged for significant contributions to Intel's success by delivering on challenging volume expectations and for demonstrating robust working hours management and extensive monitoring of its own global supply base. The 2013 PQS and Achievement winners will be honored at a ceremony tonight in Santa Clara, Calif.

 

"Every year, the world appears faster and more complex. It was especially true last year for supply chain as the market dynamics heightened the pressure on our agility, velocity, affordability and innovation," said Jacklyn Sturm, vice president, Technology and Manufacturing Group and general manager of Global Sourcing and Procurement at Intel. "We could not be successful without the Intel's Preferred Quality Supplier Award winners traveling with us, aligning their strategic capabilities and improvement plans to deliver exceptionally strong performance on all fronts, from technology innovations to corporate responsibility. Thank you for your exemplary commitment to your customers."

 

"Intel is delighted to recognize our Preferred Quality Suppliers for their industry-leading performance in 2013 in the areas of technology, affordability, velocity and sustainability," added Robert Bruck, vice president and general manager of Technology Manufacturing Engineering at Intel. "The close collaboration with these suppliers has been one of the crucial factors in enabling Intel to extend our industry-leading silicon, packaging and test technologies, and in enhancing value and responsiveness to our customers."

 

The PQS award is part of Intel's Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) program that encourages suppliers to innovate and continually improve. To qualify for PQS status, suppliers must exceed high expectations and uncompromising performance goals while scoring at least 80 percent on an integrated report card that assesses performance throughout the year. Suppliers must also achieve 80 percent or greater on a challenging continuous improvement plan and demonstrate solid quality and business systems. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at www.intel.com/go/quality.

 

The PQS winners provide Intel with the following products or services:

 

  • Applied Materials*: wafer fab capital equipment, mask capital equipment, fab automation SW and services
  • Amkor Technology Inc.*: wafer probe, wafer bump, assembly, final testing
  • ASML*: semiconductor lithography equipment
  • Daifuku Co. Ltd.*: automated transport and storage of WIP
  • Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co. Ltd.*: wafer cleaning and anneal equipment and services for semiconductor manufacturing
  • Fujifilm Electronic Materials*: formulated chemicals, developers, precursors, slurries and advanced photoresists
  • Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.*: deposition and thermal film manufacturing equipment
  • KLA-Tencor Corporation*: process control capital equipment and services
  • Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Inc.*: chemicals for semiconductor device manufacturing
  • Nikon Corporation*: semiconductor lithography systems for technology development and high-volume manufacturing
  • Shin Etsu Handotai Co. Ltd.*: silicon wafers
  • Siliconware Precision Industries Co. Ltd.*: semiconductor assembly and test services
  • Siltronic AG*: polished and epitaxial silicon wafers
  • Taiyo Yuden Co. Ltd.*: ceramic capacitors, inductors, filters
  • Tokyo Electron Limited*: coater developers, dry etch, wet etch, thermal systems and test systems
  • Tosoh Quartz Inc.*: quartzware for semiconductor wafer processing equipment
  • Tosoh SMD Inc.*: sputtering targets for physical vapor deposition
  • Veolia Environnement*: waste management services

 

The Supplier Achievement Award winner is:

 

  • ModusLink Global Solutions Inc.*: integration and supply chain services for Intel customer products

 

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 is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

 

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

Forbes has named Intel as one of the most reputable companies in the world in its annual World’s Most Reputable Companies ranking, which published today. Intel ranked #12 on the 2014 list. Forbes’ World’s Most Reputable Companies ranking is based on the annual Global RepTrak* 100 study from the Reputation Institute, which identifies the 100 companies that have successfully established strong international reputations. Intel has been included on the list since 2008, including being ranked #11 in 2013.

The Internet of Things (IoT) has generated excitement and momentum across the world, and Intel is pleased to support Global IoT Day 2014. For IoT to reach its full potential innovators must address critical issues: bringing connectivity and intelligence to new and legacy infrastructure, security, defining industry standards and ecosystem collaboration. On these fronts, Intel has introduced intelligent gateways, including integrated Wind River and McAfee software to connect not only new devices and systems, but also legacy infrastructure. This is critical for unlocking useful information. Once connected, security is paramount. Intel, McAfee and Wind River are working closely to provide security solutions to ensure connected systems and data are protected. Lastly, Intel has been working with a network of industry leaders to establish interoperability and increase momentum for the IoT with the Industrial Internet Consortium. For more information on IoT, check out the new Intel IoT press kit and Wind River IoT microsite.

Today, Intel, 3M and SGI announced the implementation of a fully functional supercomputer that uses two-phase immersion cooling technology that can reduce cooling energy costs by up to 95 percent and reduce water consumption by eliminating municipal water usage for evaporative cooling. In this proof-of-concept, SGI ICE* X and Intel® Xeon® processors are immersed in 3M Novec* Engineered Fluid. The 3M Novec fluid is an efficient dielectric that keeps the hardware cooled with minimum additional energy, maximum performance and better reliability. Learn more here.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 7, 2014 – Beginning with the publication of Intel Corporation's first-quarter earnings report on Tuesday, April 15, the company will revise the presentation of its operating segments to reflect changes in our organizational model, which are aligned with our critical objectives. The company is providing our financial reporting structure now, as shown below, in order to give visibility into the new model. Actual results will be reported with the first-quarter earnings report.

 

These changes will be comprised of the following:

 

  • PC Client Group (PCCG): PCCG will now include the results of our gateway and set-top box business, previously reported as the Service Provider Group within the other Intel architecture (Other IA) operating segments.
  • Data Center Group (DCG): DCG will now include the communications infrastructure portion of the Intelligent Systems Group, which had been previously reported in the Other IA operating segments.
  • Internet of Things Group (IOTG): The newly formed IOTG includes the embedded portion of the Intelligent Systems Group. Wind River Software Group (Wind River) will also transfer from the software and services operating segments to be part of the newly formed IOTG.
  • Mobile and Communications Group (MCG): MCG includes the Phone Group, the Tablet Group and Multi-Comm, all previously part of the Other IA operating segments.
  • Software and services operating segments: The software and services operating segments will reflect the removal of Wind River. McAfee, Inc. (McAfee) and the Software and Services1 Group will continue to be part of the aggregated software and services operating segments.
  • All Other: All other will now include the remaining components of the Other IA operating segments, specifically: New Devices Group and Netbook Group. All other will continue to include Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) and Corporate.

 

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Net Revenue
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Data Center Group
Internet of Things Group
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TOTAL NET REVENUE
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  • PC Client Group:Delivering platforms designed for the notebook (including Ultrabook devices and 2 in 1 systems) and the desktop (including all-in-ones and high-end enthusiast PCs); wireless and wired connectivity products; as well as gateway and set-top box components.
  • Data Center Group:Delivering platforms designed for the server, workstation, networking and storage computing market segments.
  • Internet of Things Group:Delivering platforms designed for embedded applications for medical, automotive, industrial, retail, and other market segments; as well as software-optimized products for the embedded and mobile market segments.
  • Mobile and Communications Group:Delivering platforms designed for the tablet and smartphone market segments; as well as mobile communications components such as baseband processors, radio frequency transceivers, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth*, global navigation satellite systems and power management chips.
  • Software and services operating segments consists of the following:
    • McAfee: A wholly owned subsidiary delivering software products for endpoint security, network and content security, risk and compliance, and consumer and mobile security.
    • Software and Services Group: Delivering software products and services that promote Intel architecture as the platform of choice for software development.
  • All other consists of the following:
    • Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group: Delivering NAND flash memory products for use in a variety of devices.
    • Netbook Group: Delivering platforms designed for the netbook market segment.
    • New Devices Group: Delivering reference devices and technology platforms ready to be used by customers as well as System-on-Chip architecture specifically designed for wearable and other emerging compute opportunities.
    • Corporate: Revenue, expenses and charges such as:
      • Amounts included within restructuring and asset impairment charges;
      • A portion of profit-dependent compensation and other expenses not allocated to the operating segments;
      • Divested businesses for which discrete operating results are not regularly reviewed by our chief executive officer;
      • Results of operations of startup businesses that support the company's initiatives, including our foundry business;
      • Acquisition-related costs, including amortization and any impairment of acquisition-related intangibles and goodwill.

 

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, 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.

 

1 Posted originally with a typo labelled as "Solutions"

Intel congratulates Adobe* on achieving a GPU support milestone as it introduces support for the Intel® Iris™ Graphics Family for the first time in Adobe Premiere Pro CC*. The massively accelerated Adobe Premiere Pro CC is loaded with features and enhancements authored in OpenCL that provides video editors with powerful capabilities that make editing films increasingly easier. Read more here.

Intel Clear spotlight.jpgA first in its 45-year history, Intel has created a proprietary, global font to be used across all communications. Called Intel® Clear, the font is exclusive to the company and is the new, official Intel typeface going forward. The font represents Intel’s continued commitment to leading innovation in all areas of technology. With the average person spending 9 hours a day reading from a screen, Intel Clear has been designed to provide optimal communication online as well as outperform other fonts across any medium. Go behind the scenes, get more information and follow the discussion with #intelclear.


http://newsroom.intel.com/servlet/JiveServlet/showImage/38-7605-4171/Moon_Island-closedsm.jpgAt the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in Shenzhen, China, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced the availability of the Intel® Gateway Solutions for Internet of Things (IoT), a family of integrated solutions based on the Intel® Quark™ SoC X1000 and Intel® Atom™ processors, in addition to a Intel® Galileo-based development platform. The new platforms will enable businesses to reduce costs and offer new services by unlocking valuable data from legacy systems that were not previously connected to each other or the cloud. The Intel solutions integrate Wind River* and McAfee software to help accelerate time to market, while providing built-in security.

The Intel Capital China Smart Device Innovation Fund was announced at the annual Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in Shenzhen. The fund will provide capital to Chinese companies focused on accelerating innovation of smart devices, including tablets, smart phones, PCs, 2in1s, wearables, the Internet of Things and other related technologies in China. The new fund reinforces Intel’s commitment to China and developing the China technology ecosystem and was announced in conjunction with the establishment of the Intel Smart Device Innovation Center.

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel CEO announces Intel Smart Device Innovation Center in Shenzhen and US$100 million Intel Capital China Smart Device Innovation Fund to accelerate smart device innovation including 2 in 1s, tablets, smartphones, wearables and the Internet of Things.
  • Makes first public, live call using China Mobile's TD-LTE network and Intel® XMM™ 7260 LTE advanced platform.
  • Demonstrates Intel SoFIA for the first time just months after adding the new family of integrated Intel® Atom™-based mobile SoCs for entry and value smartphones and tablets to its roadmap.
  • Announces availability of the Intel® Gateway Solutions for the Internet of Things based on Intel® Quark™ and Intel® Atom™ processors.

 

 

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The Intel® Gateway Solutions for Internet of Things (IoT) based on the Intel® Quark processor.

INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, Shenzhen, China, April 2, 2014 – As the computing industry landscape undergoes rapid transformation, Intel Corporation CEO Brian Krzanich today outlined the company's plans to build upon its nearly 30-year history in China, and collaborate with the growing technology ecosystem, particularly in Shenzhen, to accelerate new innovation and reshape the computing industry.

 

During his keynote, Krzanich discussed how Intel and the Shenzhen technology ecosystem can re-ignite growth – both locally and globally – and deliver differentiated computing products and experiences, spanning multiple market segments, operating systems and price points. Underscoring this point, he announced the establishment of an Intel Smart Device Innovation Center in Shenzhen and a US$100 million Intel Capital China Smart Device Innovation Fund.

 

Intel's CEO also detailed several new products and technologies the company will begin offering this year, including Intel® Edison, a product-ready, general-purpose computing platform first imagined in the company's research labs in China. He also announced availability of the Intel® Gateway Solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) based on Intel Quark™ and Intel® Atom™ processors, and demonstrated for the first time SoFIA, Intel's first integrated mobile SoC platform for entry and value smartphones and tablets.

 

Krzanich was joined at the opening day of its annual developer forum by Ian Yang, president of Intel China, who kicked off the conference, and Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Data Center Group, whose keynote outlined Intel's data center technologies as the foundation of modern computing and emerging business opportunities presented by the growth of smart, connected devices.

 

"The China technology ecosystem will be instrumental in the transformation of computing," said Krzanich. "To help drive global innovation, Intel will stay focused on delivering leadership products and technologies that not only allow our partners to rapidly innovate, but also deliver on the promise that 'if it computes, it does it best with Intel' – from the edge device to the cloud, and everything in between."

 

Investing in Innovation in China
Building on the company's history of enabling and collaborating with customers to deliver innovative platforms, Intel will establish the Intel Smart Device Innovation Center in Shenzhen to accelerate the delivery of Intel technology-based devices to the China market and beyond.

 

The center will expand Intel's work beyond tablets and provide local OEMs, ODMs, and software developers with access to Intel technology platforms and enabling support, including master reference designs for turnkey solutions, development tools, supply chain sourcing, quality management and customer support – acting as a bridge between product conception and commercial deployment.

 

Further accelerating this effort, Krzanich announced the US$100 million Intel Capital China Smart Device Innovation Fund focused on accelerating innovation of smart devices, including 2 in 1s, tablets, smartphones, wearables, IoT and other related technologies in China. The new investment reinforces Intel Capital's commitment to the China IT industry and ecosystem development. Since 1998, Intel Capital has invested more than US$670 million in 110 companies in China across two already-established investment funds.

 

Velocity in Mobile Devices
As 4G LTE service expands in China, Intel is well-positioned to provide a growing share of LTE chipsets. Intel's 2014 LTE platform, the Intel® XMM™ 7260, meets the five-mode requirement of China Mobile* today, including support for TD-LTE, and TD-SCDMA protocols required in China.

 

Intel is actively engaged in China for certification of the Intel XMM 7260, paving the way for commercial availability in the second half of 2014 for performance and mainstream device market segments. Krzanich demonstrated the Intel XMM 7260 by conducting the first public, live call using China Mobile's TD-LTE network, and spoke to strong ecosystem demand for a competitive LTE alternative.

 

Intel is also developing its SoFIA family of integrated mobile SoCs for entry and value smartphones and tablets. Krzanich demonstrated the family's first silicon, booting up the new integrated Intel® Atom™ platform just months after adding the product to its ultra-mobile roadmap. He also noted the strategic opportunity these market segments present for Intel and the China technology ecosystems. Intel's SoFIA 3G platform is on track to ship to OEMs in the fourth-quarter of 2014.

 

Krzanich also said that Intel is on track to ship 40 million tablets this year, and showcased a variety of innovative designs developed in China by OEMs and ODMs.

 

Enabling the Growing Internet of Things
Intel is actively pursuing a range of solutions, from the edge device to the cloud, to address the growing opportunities presented by IoT.

 

Krzanich announced availability of the Intel® Gateway Solutions for IoT, an integrated solution based on Intel Quark™ and Intel Atom™ processors, in addition to an Intel® Galileo-based development platform. These platforms will help businesses reduce costs and offer new services by unlocking valuable data from legacy systems that traditionally haven't had a means to communicate with each other and the cloud.

 

The first platforms integrate Wind River* and McAfee software to help accelerate time to market and will be available from the ecosystem this quarter. Customers developing gateway solutions include Shaspa* for energy and building automation, RocKontrol* for energy management, TransWiseway* and Vnomics* for transportation, and Zebra Technologies Corp* for locating solutions in retail, healthcare and manufacturing.

 

Turning to other smart, connected devices that help make up the IoT, Krzanich said Intel® Edison technology is on track for availability later this summer.

 

The Intel Edison technology disclosure in January drove enthusiastic responses from the pro maker and entrepreneurial communities as well as consumer electronics and industrial IoT companies. Krzanich said Intel is extending Intel® Edison technology to a family of development boards that will address a broader range of market segments and customer needs.

 

The first Intel® Edison board will now include use of Intel's leading-edge 22nm Silvermont microarchitecture in development of a dual core Intel® Atom SoC, increased I/O capabilities and software support, and a new, simplified industrial design.

 

Diane Bryant Keynote
During her keynote address, Bryant shared how Intel's data center technologies are the foundation for modern computing, and that the opportunity to collaborate and drive local and global innovation is just getting started. As companies shift to the rapid delivery of digital services, new demands are placed on the data center, creating opportunities for new innovations from partners. The three key growth areas in particular are the cloud, big data analytics and high performance computing.

 

Bryant was joined by Xuefeng Yuan, director of the Guangzhou Supercomputing Center to showcase how high performance computing technologies are improving society and increasing economic growth. The Milky Way 2 system has more than 54 petaflops of performance – about twice the performance of the second largest system on the current TOP500 supercomputer list. Intel technology has enabled local companies to get the massive system ready to start making important scientific breakthroughs and new discoveries.

 

Intel also disclosed that the next-generation Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 product family based on the Haswell microarchitecture will be in production in the second half of this year.

 

Day 2 IDF Preview
Doug Fisher, vice president and general manager of Intel's Software and Services Group, Hermann Eul, vice president and general manager of Intel's Mobile and Communications Group, and Kirk Skaugen, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's PC Client Group, will open the second day of IDF. Each will highlight Intel's advancements in mobile hardware and software development across Windows* and Android*, address the opportunities and collaboration Intel sees in China and with the China technology ecosystem, and outline how Intel works with customers to help them differentiate and take full advantage of Intel's products and technologies.

 

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