When Natalie Portman accepted her Oscar this week, many people likely did not know that in the 1990s she was recognized on a much different national stage for her outstanding research as a semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search, a program of Society for Science & the Public. As the New York Times describes today, past Science Talent Search finalists have gone on to win some of the most prestigious honors in math and science, but Natalie is our first Academy Award winner! Please join us in congratulating Natalie for both her Oscar win and her excellence in math and science.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., February 28, 2011 - Intel Corporation today announced the acquisition of McAfee, Inc. is complete.

 

McAfee will continue developing and selling security products and services under its own brand. Intel and McAfee plan to bring the first fruits of their strategic partnership to market later this year, with the intent of tackling security and the pervasive nature of computing threats in an entirely new way.

 

Intel and McAfee believe today's approach to security does not adequately address the billions of new Internet-ready devices, including PCs, mobile and wireless devices, TVs, cars, medical devices and ATM machines. With the surge in cyber threats, providing protection to a diverse online world requires a fundamentally new approach involving software, hardware and services. Together the two companies will work to help people more securely take full advantage of the potential of computing and connectivity.

 

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intel, McAfee reports into Intel's Software and Services Group. The group is managed by Renée James, Intel senior vice president, and general manager. McAfee's president, Dave DeWalt, will report to James.

 

"In the past, energy-efficient performance and Internet connectivity have defined computing requirements," said James. "Intel has added security as a third pillar of what people demand from their experiences with personal computers and other connected devices. Security challenges put the future potential of computing at risk. The acquisition of McAfee adds not only world-leading security products and technologies to Intel's computing portfolio, but also brings incredibly talented people focused on delivering products and services that help make connecting to the mobile Internet safer and more secure."

 

Intel's updated Business Outlook for Q1 2011 and full year 2011, published on January 31, 2011, reflected the impact of the closing of the McAfee transaction. The press release, including the Outlook and related risk factors, can be found at http://sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/50863/000005086311000020/exh991.htm.

 

 

Risk Factors

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements concerning McAfee's development and sale of products and services under its brand and the timing of products to market under the strategic partnership, that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. 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.

 

  • 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. These statements are not guarantees of results and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements.
  • These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risk that Intel may not realize the anticipated benefits of the McAfee acquisition, the risk that Intel may not retain the customer relationships of McAfee, and other risks associated with the acquisition, including the ability to successfully integrate the acquired technologies or operations, the potential for unexpected liabilities, our ability to retain key employees of the acquired business, and our compliance with commitments made to the European Commission (EC) in connection with the EC's approval of the McAfee transaction.

 

A detailed discussion of these and other factors that could affect Intel's results is included in Intel's SEC filings, including the report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended Dec. 25, 2010.

 

 

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 McAfee
McAfee, McAfee Labs and Global Threat Intelligence are registered trademarks or trademarks of McAfee, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Other marks and brands may be claimed as the property of others. © 2011 McAfee, Inc. All rights reserved.

 

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.

 

 

Intel AppUpSM center’s CameraBag brings you back to the days of film and dark rooms by transforming your snapshots into vintage masterpieces with the touch of button.  Want portraits? Sparkbooth Home simulates a classic photo booth effect, producing four-photo layouts.  Then use Shutterfly Express to touch up imperfections using its photo editing software. After you’ve taken all of your great shots, use Snapact Photo Manager to simplify digital photo organization and the online photo sharing experience.

Today, Intel released version 4.0 of Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers (GPA), the latest game developer toolset used to optimize the playability of PC games. New features include over 20 new hardware metrics to analyze applications running on 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processors. In GPA 4.0, the enhanced System Analyzer Head-Up Display enables developers to profile game code on a single PC. Additionally, GPA 4.0 fully supports workloads from the newest Windows graphics API, Microsoft DirectX® 11. GPA 4.0 will let developers easily identify bottlenecks in graphics and CPU processing with system-level performance context in Platform Analyzer. Download a free copy of GPA 4.0 and enter to win a laptop.

Intel has announced the latest in its solid-state drive (SSD) line up: The Intel® SSD 510 Series, featuring 6Gbps SATA performance for faster data transfers. Aimed at gamers, media creators and other performance-intensive users, it takes full advantage of Intel’s transition to higher speed SATA bus interfaces on the recently introduced 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor-based platforms. Go to www.intel.com/pressroom/kits/ssd.

 

Ideal for Gamers, Media Creators and Workstation Users, Intel's Newest SSD Takes Full Advantage of 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel SSD 510, next in series of Intel SSD introductions for 2011, transfers more data in less time.
  • Ideal for gamers, media creators, performance-intensive workstations, Intel SSD 510 offers fastest available sequential performance.
  • Intel SSD 510 with 6Gbps SATA interface outperforms 10,000 RPM HDDs by 50 percent for fast performance and high visual fidelity game play.1

 

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 28, 2011 – Intel Corporation announced today the next in a line of new solid-state drives (SSD), the Intel® Solid-State Drive 510 Series. The new Intel SSD 510 features fast SATA 6 Gigabits per second (Gbps) performance to take full advantage of Intel's transition to higher speed SATA bus interfaces on the recently introduced 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor-based platforms. Supporting data transfers of up to 500 megabytes per second (MB/s), the Intel SSD 510 doubles the sequential read speeds, and at up to 315MB/s more than triples the sequential write speeds of Intel's current 3Gbps SSDs, to transfer more data in less time. This makes it ideal for demanding gamers, media creators, performance-intensive workstation users and any technology enthusiast.

 

The Intel SSD 510 offers the fastest sequential read and write speeds of any consumer SATA SSD available today, providing industry leading performance that beats a traditional hard disk drive (HDD) by more than 50 percent.1 In addition to better overall system responsiveness when compared to a mechanical hard drive, SSDs have no moving parts so are more rugged, consume less power and run quieter and cooler than HDDs. SSDs reduce boot times, launch applications and files faster and recover from sleep mode quicker, resulting in noticeable improvement. Conventional HDDs are also unable to effectively take advantage of 6Gbps platform technology, since HDDs fail to maximize even the current 3Gbps SATA interface.

 

"The Intel SSD 510 Series helps round out our SSD product line and was specifically designed for applications that require high sequential media transfers," said Pete Hazen, director of marketing for Intel's NAND Solutions Group. "Whether it's a gamer wanting impeccable visual performance and faster game loading, or a performance-intensive workstation user, the new 6Gbps SATA SSD from Intel is not only significantly faster than the top 10,000 RPM gaming HDD, it's also faster than two RAIDed gaming HDDs."2

 

"As a game developer the number one thing we try to optimize during development isn't our game's memory usage or frames per second, but our content creator's iteration time," said Dave Lang, CEO of Iron Galaxy, a Chicago-based game development studio. "By transitioning our team to Intel's 6Gbps SSDs, we've seen a dramatic 15 to 20 percent improvement in the time it takes one of our developers to make a change in the editor, then get to try it out in-game. Faster iterations mean more iterations, which means a better game for the consumer."

 

The Intel SSD 510 Series uses proven Intel 34-nanometer NAND flash memory to deliver best-in-class sequential performance of up to 500MB/s sequential read speeds and up to 315 MB/s writes for its high-capacity model. The product is available now and comes in a 250GB capacity priced at $584 and a 120GB at $284, for 1,000-unit quantities. Both products include a limited 3-year warranty. The 120GB version is an excellent choice for dual-drive desktops, a hybrid configuration gaining in popularity. In this type of set up, the operating system, favorite applications and games are accessed from the SSD for faster boot up and accelerated application performance, while the HDD is used to store data.

 

In addition to solid reliability, Intel SSD purchasers have the benefit of the Intel® SSD Toolbox with Intel SSD Optimizer, a free utility which provides Microsoft Windows* users with a powerful set of management, information and diagnostic tools to help maintain the health and out-of-box performance of the drive. To help ease the installation process, all Intel SSD users can download the free Intel® Data Migration Software to help clone the entire content of a previous storage drive (SSD or HDD) to any Intel SSD.

 

Intel SSDs can be purchased from a variety of resellers, retailers or Internet e-tailers such as Newegg.com or Amazon.com worldwide. More information on Intel SSDs can be found at www.intel.com/go/ssd or by accessing the multimedia press kit at www.intel.com/pressroom/kits/ssd. Follow Intel SSDs on Twitter: @intelssd, Facebook: Intel Solid State Drive (Official) or communities.intel.com.

 

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Intel SSD 510 Series - Intel has introduced its latest solid-state drive (SSD), the Intel® SSD 510 Series with 6Gbps SATA interface. The Intel SSD 510 is ideal for gamers, media creators or performance-intensive workstations.

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Fastest Sequentials - The Intel SSD 510 with a 6Gbps SATA interface offers the fastest available sequential read and write speeds to transfer more data in less time.

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Intel SSDs No. 1 in the Channel - The Intel SSD 510 is the next in a series of SSDs to be introduced in 2011. Intel SSDs are No. 1 in the channel and can be purchased from a variety of resellers, retailers or Internet e-tailers such as Newegg.com or Amazon.com. For more information go to www.intel.com/go/ssd.

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Inside the Intel SSD 510 Series - This photo shows the flash memory inside the Intel SSD 510. Based on 34-nm NAND flash memory, the Intel SSD 510 Series delivers best-in-class sequential performance of up to 500MB/s sequential read speeds and 315 MB/s writes for its high-capacity model. The product is available now and comes in a 250GB capacity priced at $584 and a 120GB at $284, for 1,000 unit quantities.

 

 

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.

1 Based on Intel research and benchmarking utilizing PCMark Vantage comparing one Intel® SSD 510 with one 10,000 RPM HDD. Intel test platform configuration included Intel® CoreTM i7-2600 2600 3.4Ghz 8MB L3 cache; Intel® DH67BL Express Chipset; 4GB DDR3 1333 DRAM; Windows* 7 Ultimate 64-bit;  Single Intel® SSD 510 Series SSDSC2MH250A2C 250GB SATA3 6.0Gbps with FW PWX6; Single Western Digital* VelociRaptor* 600GB WD6000HLHX 10,000 RPM HDD and 32MB cache.

2 Based on Intel research and benchmarking utilizing PCMark Vantage comparing one Intel SSD 510 with two Western Digital VelociRaptor 10,000 RPM HDDs in a RAID 0 configuration using same test platform as footnote 1. Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as PCMark Vantage, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions.  Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary.

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