At Computex, Intel reiterated its Atom System on a Chip (SoC) roadmap, highlighting “Medfield,” which will be built using Intel’s 32nm high-k metal gate process technology. The purpose-built solution will provide lower power, a smaller footprint and more integration of features and performance for the tablet market. “Medfield” will enable sub-9mm tablets that weigh less than 1.5 pounds and provide all day battery life. The processors will be in production later this year for tablet designs in market the first half of 2012 and support a range of operating systems including Google Android (“Honeycomb”), Windows and MeeGo.

The ecosystem around MeeGo-based netbooks expands with the introduction of devices including the Acer Aspire One Happy 2, Asus Eee PC X101, Samsung N100 and Lenovo IdeaPad S100 at Computex. These systems are based on the new, 1.33 GHz single-core Intel® Atom™ processor N435. These netbooks will provide new levels of affordability for market expansion. Acer and Asus netbooks will come pre-loaded with the Intel AppUpSM center in select countries. Also at Computex, Acer demonstrated a MeeGo-based tablet on stage at the Intel netbook, tablet and software focused satellite event.

At Computex, Intel unveiled “Keeley Lake ” an innovative, newly-developed convertible design based on the upcoming Intel® Atom™ netbook platform, codenamed “Cedar Trail.” Whether creating with a keyboard or browsing with touch, “Keeley Lake” will offer customers the best of both worlds with stylish designs, sleek form factors, new capacitive multi-touch displays and thinness from 17mm-20mm. Designs like “Keeley Lake” based on “Cedar Trail” will provide the most flexible platform of choice by enabling operating systems including Chrome OS, MeeGo and Windows.  Intel has enabled ODMs with the “Keeley Lake” design and already started to see the demand.

New Roadmaps Across Intel® Core™ and Atom™ Processor Families to Usher in Next Wave of Laptops and Connected Mobile Devices

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel defines new category of mainstream thin and light mobile computers, called Ultrabook™.
  • Intel aims to shift 40 percent of consumer laptops to the Ultrabook™ by end of 2012.
  • Separately, Intel is accelerating the Atom™ processor roadmap to a one-process-generation per year cadence to enable a wider range of optimized solutions for multiple market segments.
  • Intel highlighted its next-generation, fanless netbook platform, codenamed “Cedar Trail,” a range of new Atom processor-based tablets available today, and a “Medfield” tablet reference design for sub-9mm designs, weighing less than 1.5 pounds and supporting a choice of operating systems.

 

 

COMPUTEX, Taipei, May 31, 2011 – Intel Corporation Executive Vice President Sean Maloney today said that by the end of 2012, 40 percent of the consumer laptop market segment will encompass an emerging new breed of no-compromise computers, called “Ultrabook™,” which will increasingly combine best-in-class performance, improved responsiveness and security in thin, elegant form factors.

 

During the opening keynote speech at Computex, one of the world’s largest technology trade shows, Maloney provided further details on the significant changes Intel is making to the Intel® Core™ processor roadmap to enable this new category. He also reiterated Intel’s push to accelerate the pace of innovation for Intel® Atom™ processor-based system-on-chips (SoCs) for netbooks, smartphones, tablets, and other companion devices.

 

“Computing is taking many forms,” said Maloney. “Technology innovation is a catalyst, and we believe the changes Intel is making to its roadmaps, together with strong industry collaboration, will bring about an exciting change in personal computing over the next few years.”

 

The “Ultrabook™”

 

Intel’s vision is to enable a new user experience by accelerating a new class of mobile computers. These computers will marry the performance and capabilities of today’s laptops with tablet-like features and deliver a highly responsive and secure experience, in a thin, light and elegant design. The Ultrabook™ will be shaped by Moore’s Law and silicon technology in the same way they have shaped the traditional PC for the past 40 years.

 

Maloney described three key phases in the company’s strategy to accelerate this vision, which begins to unfold today with the company’s latest 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processors. This family of products will enable thin, light and beautiful designs that are less than 20mm (0.8 inch) thick, and mainstream price points under US$1,000. Systems based on these chips will be available for the 2011 winter holiday shopping season and include the UX21, ASUS* Ultrabook™. ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih joined Maloney on stage to showcase the company’s new ultra-thin laptop based on the latest 2nd Generation Intel Core processor.

 

“At ASUS, we are very much aligned with Intel’s vision of Ultrabook™,” said Shih. “Our customers are demanding an uncompromised computing experience in a lightweight, highly portable design that responds to their needs quickly. Transforming the PC into an ultra thin, ultra responsive device will change the way people interact with their PC.”

 

Building on the latest 2nd Generation Intel Core technology, Maloney outlined the next generation Intel processor family codenamed “Ivy Bridge,” which is scheduled for availability in systems in the first half of 2012. Laptops based on “Ivy Bridge” will bring improved power efficiency, smart visual performance, increased responsiveness and enhanced security. “Ivy Bridge” is the first high-volume chip based on Intel’s 22 nanometer (nm) manufacturing technology that uses a revolutionary 3-D transistor design called Tri-Gate announced in May. Maloney also highlighted complementary USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt™ technologies which are part of Intel’s ongoing work to drive the PC platform forward.

 

Following “Ivy Bridge,” planned 2013 products codenamed “Haswell” are the third step toward achieving the Ultrabook™ and reinventing the capabilities of the laptop in ultra thin and light, responsive and more secure designs. With “Haswell,” Intel will change the mainstream laptop thermal design point by reducing the microprocessor power to half of today’s design point.

 

Accelerating the Intel® Atom™ Processor Roadmap

 

Maloney highlighted key milestones and additional details on upcoming generations of Intel Atom processor-based platforms for tablets, netbooks and smartphones. The Atom processor will outpace Moore’s Law, accelerating from 32nm through 22nm to 14nm within 3 successive years. Having a cadence of a new-process-generation every year will result in significant reduction in transistor leakage, lower active power and an increase of transistor density to enable more powerful smartphones, tablets, and netbooks with more features and longer battery life.

 

Reaching its 100 million-unit milestone this month, Intel is preparing its next-generation netbook platform, codenamed “Cedar Trail.” “Cedar Trail” is the first netbook platform based on Intel’s 32nm technology, and will enable ultra-thin, fanless designs with new capabilities such as Intel® Rapid Start technology which provides fast resume, Intel® Smart Connect Technology which enables an always updated experience even during standby, Intel® Wireless Display and PC Synch, which let users wirelessly update and synchronize documents, content and media across multiple devices. In addition, the new platform is expected to enable more than 10 hours of battery life and weeks of standby. “Cedar Trail” will support leading operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows*, Google Chrome* and MeeGo*.

 

In addition, Maloney showcased more than 10 tablets, running on three different operating systems, that are available today based on the Intel Atom processor Z670. The platform already has more than 35 design wins since its launch in April, with several convertibles, sliders and other innovative designs on shelves now and more coming through the rest of the year.

 

Maloney also discussed “Medfield,” Intel’s first purpose-built 32nm platform for smartphones and tablets.  “Medfield” has been optimized for both low power and high performance and will deliver long use-time, rich media and gaming, and advanced imaging capabilities. To illustrate this point in tablets, Intel showcased a “Medfield” design running Google Android* 3.0 (“Honeycomb”) for the first time. In production later this year, the platform will enable sub-9mm designs that weigh less than 1.5 pounds for tablet designs in market the first half of 2012. It will support a range of operating systems including Android and MeeGo.

 

According to Maloney, “The work Intel is doing with the Intel® Atom™ processor roadmap, coupled with the significant changes we are making to our Intel® Core™ processor roadmaps, will continue to enhance Intel’s ability to deliver complete hardware solutions with a choice of software platforms across a full spectrum of computing -- from back-end servers that power the cloud to the billions of devices that access the cloud.”

 

The Cloud’s Rapid Expansion

 

More people and devices connecting to the Internet will lead to unprecedented growth in cloud-based services for storage, synchronization and entertainment, according to Maloney, and Intel is poised to grow with it. He said that one new Intel-based server is needed for roughly every additional 600 new smartphones or 122 new tablets connecting to the Internet. He also reiterated the company’s “Cloud 2015” vision of a world of interoperable “federated” clouds that allow enterprises to share data securely across public and private clouds; “automated” networks that allow the movement of workloads between servers in the data center for better utilization and energy efficiency, and “device-aware” clouds that know what types of applications, commands and processing.

 

In closing, Maloney stressed the critical role of the Taiwan IT industry in the next transformation of computing. He called for collective innovations that will lead the industry into the next era as computing takes many new forms and becomes ever more pervasive and affordable. “The Taiwan IT industry will be instrumental in realizing this vision,” said Maloney.

 

More information about today’s announcements is available at www.intel.com/newsroom/computex

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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If you’re spending those long summer weekends exploring a new city or hot spot, Intel AppUpSM center can help develop your itinerary. If you want to find a restaurant, go shopping or experience the night life, Local Recon lists the options available by proximity to help you create an itinerary. While Earthcomber has a convenient split-screen that lets you search categories including “health & style,” “stuff kids like” and “on the road” against a map that displays the relevant locations closest to you.

Intel’s own Rosalind Hudnell was recognized in Black Enterprise magazine’s 2011 list of "Top Executives in Diversity." This recognition places Rosalind in an elite group of diversity officers and vice presidents that are considered to be the nation’s highest-ranking and most influential executives leading corporate diversity initiatives. As the Chief Diversity Officer, Rosalind oversees Intel's strategic approach to the development of a diverse workforce worldwide, college relations and the global branding and marketing of Intel’s image as a workplace of choice. Learn more about diversity at Intel.

The new edition of Citrix XenClient XT unveiled today includes a virtual desktop solution, which provides hardware-rooted security with Intel® vPro™ technology integration. This new version of XenClient offers the high levels of security, isolation and performance and leverages vPro’s Intel® Trusted Execution Technology to ensure a secure system launch and Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard-New Instructions to speed up encryption by up to four times. Additionally, XenClient 2 has expanded support for the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor platform and its built-in Intel® HD graphics. These innovative solutions from Intel and Citrix deliver the confidence and control IT needs with the best possible user experience.

Today Intel announced Intel AppUpSM Small Business Service, a service running on the Intel® Hybrid Cloud platform that offer small businesses the key advantages of cloud computing, but with applications and data running on their own premises. The service consists of a server reference design, a catalog of prepackaged small business applications from a range of software providers, and Intel-developed software to securely manage and track use of the application software. Customers access the solution through service providers, paying on a monthly basis for the software they use, just like in the cloud, but getting the responsiveness and control of running their applications and data onsite.

Innovative Hybrid Cloud Design Enables Partners to Offer Small Businesses Catalog of Pay-As-You-Use Software with Onsite Server that's Managed Remotely

 

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Intel AppUpSM Small Business Service lets small businesses use "hybrid cloud," offering benefits of cloud computing with server and data onsite.
  • Intel's unique reference design includes server, on-line application catalog and an Intel-developed service to securely manage software usage. Small-business customers pay monthly for what they use.
  • Intel® Xeon® processor capabilities, Intel software and usage tracking service provide foundation for industry to offer small businesses a compelling new IT option.

 

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 24, 2011 – Intel® Corporation today launched the Intel AppUpSM Small Business Service, an innovative service running on the Intel® Hybrid Cloud platform that enables server manufacturers, software vendors, and service providers to offer small businesses key advantages of cloud computing with applications and data running on their own premises.

 

Intel's AppUp Small Business Service, enabled by the Intel Hybrid Cloud platform, represents a new business model for Intel. The solution consists of a server, a catalog of prepackaged small business applications from a broad range of software providers, and Intel-developed software to securely manage and track use of the application software. Small business customers access the solution through service providers, paying on a monthly basis for the software they use, just like in the cloud, but getting the responsiveness and control of running their applications and data onsite.

 

"We developed the Intel AppUp Small Business Service to build a foundation on which the industry can innovate and provide small business customers with a more convenient, secure, and high-performance experience," said Bridget Karlin, general manager, Intel Hybrid Cloud. "Small businesses are the ultimate beneficiaries because this service gives them a compelling new option for improving their business results through IT.This Intel-based solution comes ready to use, and doesn't require their own IT staff or the capital cost of a server."

 

The Intel AppUp Small Business Service's innovations include use of a subscription-based delivery model for software applications. Intel-developed software activates, deactivates, and then tracks the customer's usage of those applications on a platform that is secured using Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT) in Intel® Xeon® processors.

 

Each month, that server tracks software usage and sends a secure encrypted report to an Intel data center. Intel invoices the small business's service provider, which bills the small business customer.

 

In addition, service providers can remotely manage their customers' servers that employ this Intel Hybrid Cloud reference design by using a Web portal hosted by Intel and secured by a Web application firewall and HTTPS encrypted communication. Using Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT), service providers can remotely troubleshoot, diagnose, and support the servers, saving the time and cost of sending a technician onsite in most cases.

 

Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) and virtualization software enable delivery of "virtual appliances" to the small business user, providing pre-integrated operating systems and small business software that can be turned on or off as needed, and easily maintained by the service provider.

 

The Intel AppUp Small Business Service provides an innovative delivery mechanism and a catalog of a wide variety of software for small businesses from software providers including, Astaro, GFI Software, gloStream, Intuit, Level Platforms, Microsoft, SIOS, Tally, and Vembu. A growing number of applications will be soon available in the catalog from additional software providers including Allscripts, Apani, Asigra, ClearCenter, Coversant, Critical Links, Elina Networks, Ensim, eTurns, Fonality, KineticD, Lumension, McAfee, Novell, Pragma Systems, StorageCraft, Symantec, and WorkSpace Communications.

 

Service providers work with their small business customers to choose what they need from the catalog. The service provider orders the solution and the Intel AppUp Small Business Service delivers the software to the Intel Hybrid Cloud server deployed at the customer's premises

 

Initial server platforms include the Lenovo ThinkServer TS200v and a white box server. A range of additional server models from Acer, NEC and others will soon be available.

 

The Intel AppUp Small Business Service is available now to qualified IT service providers and MSPs in North America and India. Intel expects to expand the program to other countries.

 

 

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.

Today at the MeeGo Conference in San Francisco, four operating system vendors announced plans to integrate the latest version of the MeeGo common code base, MeeGo v1.2. Linpus, 4tiitoo AG, China Standard Software Company, and Red Flag Software will deliver the first MeeGo-based tablet operating systems that will feature a MeeGo-based user interface. The MeeGo-based Linpus and Red Flag Software operating systems will also support netbook devices. In addition, Red Flag will update its in-vehicle infotainment operating system to incorporate MeeGo 1.2.

Celebrates Milestone of $10 Billion Invested Worldwide

 

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel Capital invests in 4 companies totaling $24.5 million.
  • Intel Capital crosses $10 billion total invested milestone.
  • New Intel Capital investments support innovation across the compute continuum.

 

 

NEW YORK, May 23, 2011 – Intel Capital, Intel Corporation's global investment organization, today announced four U.S. investments to drive continued innovation across the entire continuum of computing.

 

The new deals total approximately $24.5 million and include CrowdStar, a developer of social games on Facebook and mobile platforms; iStreamPlanet, a provider of live Web broadcast management and automated video workflow; Music Mastermind, an independent entertainment and technology company; and PerspecSys, a cloud data security provider. The new investments were announced at an Intel Capital event in New York.

 

The computing continuum is Intel's vision of delivering a smarter, more secure, and always-connected computing experience that spans a range of device segments – including laptops, cars, smartphones and smart TVs – and the Internet data centers to which they connect.

 

"Intel Capital supports entrepreneurship all over the globe, helping to turn breakthrough ideas into successful companies," said Arvind Sodhani, president, Intel Capital and executive vice president, Intel. "The explosion of computing has created endless opportunities for the development of interesting applications that deliver unique user experiences. Intel Capital's investments in these companies will help advance applications ranging from cloud computing security to an enhanced entertainment experience."

 

With the four new investments announced today, along with recently announced deals in China and India, Intel Capital has surpassed $10 billion in total investments since its inception.

 

"This milestone is a significant achievement for Intel Capital and represents our dedication to continuously support companies pushing the edge of technology innovation," Sodhani said.

 

Details on the new investments follow:

 

CrowdStar is a global developer of social games with a growing community of 31 million monthly active users. CrowdStar is home to some of Facebook's most popular, fun and entertaining games, including "Happy Aquarium," "Happy Island," "Happy Pets," "CrowdStar's It Girl" and "Zoo Paradise." A YouWeb-incubated company, along with recently acquired former Intel Capital portfolio company OpenFeint, CrowdStar has quickly become one of the most successful developers in social gaming. CrowdStar will use the funding for hiring and acquiring talent.

 

iStreamPlanet develops and operates live and on-demand content creation, management, security, monetization and delivery products and services that bring media experiences to life by creating content once and delivering across multiple screens and devices. This includes Over-The-Top (OTT) and TV Everywhere (TVE) live and on-demand HD video delivery, content protection, management, monetization, rich media experiences, collaboration and analytics. iStreamPlanet has streamed high-profile events to millions of viewers, including "NBC Sunday Night Football," The Championships at Wimbledon, U.S. Open Golf, Notre Dame college football, the Ryder Cup and the 2011 Kentucky Derby. iStreamPlanet and Intel also worked closely together to build out the Olympic Cloud Origin Services for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games. The investment will be used to expand U.S. operations and continue to build out in European markets.

 

Music Mastermind is the developer of SoundBetter, the audio processing suite behind its consumer-focused platform. This groundbreaking technology eliminates the traditional effort required to make music, breaking down barriers hindering creativity and allowing anyone to instantly become a recording artist. Music Mastermind is currently preparing for the launch of its create-and-share music platform in the second half of this year, which will showcase the rich media capabilities of Intel-based PC, mobile and set-top platforms. The investment will be used to accelerate deployment of its product roadmap.

 

PerspecSys enables enterprise adoption of cloud computing by addressing sensitive data Privacy, Residency, and Security (PRS) concerns. The PerspecSys PRS Solution* preserves enterprise management and protection of sensitive data used in public and private cloud applications. This helps to remove the traditional barriers to enterprise cloud adoption such as regulatory compliance requirements, industry standards or internal data management policies that would not normally allow sensitive data to go into the cloud. PerspecSys' global customers include financial services firms, banks, management consulting firms and public sector services. The investment from Intel Capital aligns well with Intel's Cloud 2015 vision and will be used to drive growth and vertical market segment expansion.

 

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$10 billion in over 1,140 companies in 49 countries. In that timeframe, 191 portfolio companies have gone public on various exchanges around the world and 268 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 United States and Canada. For more information on Intel Capital and its differentiated advantages, visit www.intelcapital.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.

As summer approaches, so does the Atlantic hurricane season, which begins June 1 and runs through Nov. 30. Track those summer storms using these apps from the Intel AppUpSM center. AccuWeather.com provides detailed current conditions, a 15-day forecast, hourly weather details, radar and weather videos. Weather Station lists the latest weather stats quickly from this easy-to-use app. While tracking the weather, you can also track and follow earthquakes around the world in real time with Earthquake. The app has information on distance, magnitude and timeframe of earthquakes as well as a customized Bing Map.

Intel is launching the Intel AppUpSM show for developers, a series of programs which will feature technical interviews with Intel engineers and application developers from the Intel AppUpSM developer program about applications, operating systems and hardware. Show hosts, Rhonda Peters and Bob Duffy, will also review applications and components, highlight noteworthy community posts and seek industry perspective from Intel AppUp center partners. The first show launches today at the Intel AppUp developer program community. New shows will be released each month.

Confident in the enhanced reliability features of its recently introduced third-generation solid-state drive (SSD), Intel announced it has extended its limited warranty for the Intel® SSD 320 Series from three years to five years. The extended warranty term will apply to all Intel SSD 320 Series drives, including those already purchased. Additional limitations apply to enterprise usage levels. See full warranty details.

2010 Corporate Responsibility Report Published

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Education: Surpassed 9 million teachers trained worldwide through the Intel® Teach Program.
  • Environment: Intel maintained its position as the largest voluntary purchaser of renewable energy credits in the United States, according to the EPA, and completed nine solar electric installations at locations in four U.S. states and Israel. The company has also saved 40 billion gallons of water since 1998.
  • Community: In 2010, close to half of Intel's workforce donated more than 1 million hours of service in schools and nonprofit organizations globally.
  • Supply Chain Responsibility: Intel increased supplier assessment and audit activities and continued to take actions to address the issue of conflict minerals in the supply chain.

 

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 19, 2011 – Released today, Intel Corporation's 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report highlights the company's focus on applying its technology and the talents of its employees to transform education and technology access, and improve economic and environmental sustainability around the world. The report also discusses the actions Intel continues to take to further embed corporate responsibility into its culture and decision-making, from providing funding for innovative employee sustainability projects to linking a portion of employee compensation to environmental goals.

 

"At Intel, we don't separate corporate responsibility from our business - it is part of our global strategy," said Michael Jacobson, director of corporate responsibility at Intel. "Caring for our people, our planet and inspiring the next generation is a corporate strategic objective that will be achieved through the concerted efforts of our employees, whether they work in a factory, design products or interface with customers or suppliers."

 

Highlights from the 2010 report include:

 

Education

  • More than 9 million teachers worldwide have been trained through the Intel® Teach Program, which offers professional development for K-12 teachers of all subjects, helping them integrate technology into their lessons.
  • In conjunction with U.S. President Barack Obama's "Educate to Innovate" campaign, Intel announced a $200 million commitment to advance math and science education.
  • Over the past decade, Intel and the Intel Foundation have invested more than $1 billion to improve education globally, partnering with educators, governments and other companies to develop a range of transformative programs and technology solutions.

 

Environment

Intel maintained its position as the largest voluntary purchaser of renewable energy credits in the United States, according to the EPA, and worked with third parties to complete nine solar electric installations at Intel locations in four U.S. states and Israel, which collectively generate 3.8 million kilowatts of clean power per year.1/p>

 

A design center in Haifa, Israel was Intel's first Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)-certified building and the first in Israel to receive LEED Gold certification. Intel also achieved basic LEED certification for an Intel factory and office building in Kulim, Malaysia. Intel submitted an application to obtain certification for its entire Ocotillo manufacturing campus in Arizona, which was achieved in March 2011.

 

Since 1998, as a result of Intel's conservation efforts, 40 billion gallons of water, or enough for roughly 370,000 U.S. homes for a year, have been saved. Intel also completed a new water footprint analysis in collaboration with a third-party and expanded disclosure on water use in this report as a result.

 

  • In 2010, 62 individuals and teams were nominated for Intel Environmental Excellence Awards recognizing employees who have helped reduce Intel's environmental impact. These employee projects resulted in estimated cost savings of $135 million.

 

As part of the Sustainability in Action Grant program, Intel provided $100,000 in funding for 13 employee projects — including the creation of a proof-of-concept model which found that boiler emissions at a fabrication facility were well-suited to grow algae, which can be used to create clean-burning biofuel.

 

Workplace and Community

  • In 2010, close to half (48 percent) of Intel's workforce donated more than 1 million hours of service and the Intel Foundation provided $7.9 million in matching grants to about 4,900 schools and nonprofits where employees volunteered.
  • One of Intel's six values is "Great Place to Work," which reinforces the importance of positive employee relations as a key component of the company's success. In 2010, the workplace practices in support of this value earned Intel a spot on Fortune's annual "100 Best Companies to Work for" list.
  • Intel continued to invest in a range of diversity initiatives, including support of chartered employee groups such as the Women at Intel Network. Since 2004, Intel has achieved a 24 percent increase in the number of women in technical mid- to senior-level jobs. Furthermore, women make up 30 percent of the current board of directors.

 

Supply Chain Responsibility

  • To address the issue of conflict minerals, in 2010, Intel completed on-site reviews of 25 smelters in eight countries, laying the groundwork for third-party industry audits.
  • Intel improved transparency of its suppler responsibility actions, providing increased detail on the findings of assessments and audits, and publishing its top 75 suppliers list.

 

Intel has provided public reports on its environmental, health and safety performance since 1994 and produced an annual Corporate Responsibility Report since 2001. To read the new report, visit www.intel.com/go/responsibility. More information on Intel's corporate responsibility programs can be found at the CSR@Intel blog and on Twitter at @Intel_CSR.

 

 

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 The renewable energy credits generated by these installations are typically transferred to local utilities to support their regulatory obligations and programs.

Sony and Intel are venturing into the depths of the Great Lakes with Project Shiphunt.  Today, five high school students from Saginaw, Michigan will join scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary on Lake Huron. Using Sony* VAIO* laptops powered by 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processors, the students will find a lost shipwreck, investigate its identity and map it in 3D detail.  Follow the adventure on the Project Shiphunt site, starting in June.

Today at the Screenmedia Expo 2011, Intel is showcasing compelling shopper experiences through eight innovative and interactive demonstrations including the Intel® Digital Signage Endcap, Intel® Retail Interactive Fashion Experience, adiVERSE, developed with adidas and iSample, developed with Kraft Foods as part of The Connected Store. A concept showcasing the latest technology for retail and digital signage market segments, The Connected Store is based on the Intel® Core™ processor family and 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor family. A majority of the demonstrations also feature the Intel® AIM Suite, an anonymous video analytics software making it possible to obtain audience measurement data, including how many shoppers interacted with the demo, for how long, during what time of day, their gender and age bracket. For more information on the demos from Intel and other leading brands, please read the Demo Fact Sheet.

An Asia Pacific survey has shown that rapid business growth and technology advancements are forcing CIOs to evaluate their mission critical computing infrastructures and business strategies. The research, conducted across 1,091 organizations by Springboard Research in ten countries (Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan), found that virtualization and cloud computing are key to mission critical reviews, while Intel® Itanium® and Intel® Xeon® processors topped the list of mission critical processors.

San Francisco Bay Area Team Wins Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS
  • The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the world’s largest high school science research competition and a program of Society for Science & the Public, announced its top winners in Los Angeles.
  • A team from Lafayette, Calif. received the Gordon E. Moore Award, a $75,000 prize in honor of the Intel co-founder and retired chairman and CEO.
  • One team from Thailand and one individual from Reno, Nev. were named Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award winners and each received prizes of $50,000.

 

 

LOS ANGELES, May 13, 2011 – Matthew Feddersen and Blake Marggraff of Lafayette, Calif. were awarded the top prize at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a program of Society for Science & the Public. They received $75,000 and the Gordon E. Moore Award, in honor of the Intel co-founder and retired chairman and CEO, for developing a potentially more effective and less expensive cancer treatment that places tin metal near a tumor before radiation therapy.

 

Taylor Wilson of Reno, Nev. was named an Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award winner and received $50,000. Taylor developed one of the lowest dose and highest sensitivity interrogation systems for countering nuclear terrorism.

 

The team of Pornwasu Pongtheerawan, Arada Sungkanit and Tanpitcha Phongchaipaiboon from Thailand also received an Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award. This team determined that a gelatin found in fish scales could be successfully used in modern day food packaging – an invention that could have positive, long-term effects for the environment.

 

"We champion the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair because we believe that math and science are imperative for innovation," said Shelly Esque, vice president of Intel's Corporate Affairs Group. "This global competition features youth trying to solve the world's most pressing challenges through science."

 

This year, more than 1,500 young entrepreneurs, innovators and scientists were selected to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the world's largest high school science research competition. They were selected from 443 affiliate fairs in 65 countries, regions and territories, including for the first time France, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Macao SAR of the People's Republic of China.

 

In addition to the winners mentioned above, more than 400 finalists received awards and prizes for their groundbreaking work. Awards included 17 "Best of Category" winners who each received a $5,000 prize. The Intel Foundation also awarded a $1,000 grant to each winner's school and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair-affiliated fair they represent.

 

The following lists the 17 Best of Category winners, from which the top three were chosen:

CategoryNameCityState/Country
Animal SciencesAdrienne McCollSan PedroCalifornia
Behavioral and Social SciencesAndrew KimAthensGeorgia
BiochemistryDianna HuDix HillsNew York
Cellular and Molecular BiologyNithin TummaFort GratiotMichigan
ChemistryRaghavendra RamachanderanChennaiIndia
Computer ScienceLai XueChengduChina
Earth and Planetary SciencesJane CoxProvoUtah
Engineering: Electrical and MechanicalDemitri HopkinsTigardOregon
Forrest Betton
Eric ThomasBeaverton
Engineering: Materials and BioengineeringSamantha MarquesMidlothianVirginia
Energy and TransportationNathan KondamuriDyerIndiana
Environmental ManagementPornwasu PongtheerawanMeungThailand
Tanpitcha Phongchaipaiboon
Arada Sungkanit
Environmental SciencesJinyoung SeoGo-Yang CitySouth Korea
Dongju ShinSeoulSouth Korea
Mathematical SciencesMatthew BauerleFentonMichigan
Medicine and HealthMatthew FeddersenLafayetteCalifornia
Blake Marggraff
MicrobiologyErica PortnoyDix HillsNew York
Physics and AstronomyTaylor WilsonRenoNevada
Plant SciencesKira PowellOdessaWashington

 

Society for Science & the Public, a nonprofit organization dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education, owns and has administered the International Science and Engineering Fair since its inception in 1950.

 

"We congratulate the top winners for having the drive and curiosity to tackle these significant scientific questions," said Elizabeth Marincola, president of Society for Science & the Public. "Their work, and the work of all of the finalists at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, demonstrates what students can accomplish when they are inspired to pursue inquiry-based research.

 

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair finalists are evaluated onsite by hundreds of judges from nearly every scientific discipline, each with a Ph.D. or the equivalent of six years of related professional experience in one of the scientific disciplines. A full listing of finalists is available at www.societyforscience.org/intelisef2011. The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2011 is funded jointly by Intel and the Intel Foundation with additional awards and support from dozens of other corporate, academic, governmental and science-focused organizations.

 

To get the latest Intel International Science and Engineering Fair news, visit www.intel.com/newsroom/education, join the Facebook group at http://intel.ly/intel-edu and follow Twitter updates at http://twitter.com/intel_education. To join Intel's community of people sharing their stories with the hope of becoming a catalyst for action and a voice for change in global education, visit www.inspiredbyeducation.com.

 

To learn more about SSP, visit www.societyforscience.org, follow SSP on Twitter at www.twitter.com/society4science, or visit SSP's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/societyforscience.

 

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Young Top Award-Winning Scientists Celebrate at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
LOS ANGELES, May 13, 2011 – Today top winners were announced at The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the world's largest high school science research competition and a program of Society for Science & the Public. One team from Lafayette, Calif. received the Gordon E. Moore Award, a $75,000 prize in honor of the Intel co-founder and retired chairman and CEO. Additionally, one team from Thailand and one individual from Reno, Nevada were named Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award winners and each received prizes of $50,000. Credit: Intel/Chris Ayers.

 

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.

During a keynote today at Interop in Las Vegas, Intel Vice President Kirk Skaugen discussed Intel’s “Cloud 2015” vision, and also addressed the impact that the recently announced 22nm 3-D Tri-Gate Transistor technology will have on the compute continuum of cloud devices – from smartphones to datacenters. During an educational session at Interop, Iddo Kadim, Intel’s director of data center virtualization technologies, showed a video featuring experts from public cloud provider Terremark, as well as from Hytrust, RSA and Cisco discussing how Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT)  provides hardware-based defense against security breaches within the cloud. For more details on Intel’s activities at Interop, please go to: www.intel.com/go/cloudnews.

Today Google announced Chromebook devices from Samsung and Acer, powered by dual-core Intel® Atom™ processors, and running the Chrome open source operating system. To aid in delivering the best Internet experience, Intel Atom processors are specifically designed for low-power, energy-efficient performance with longer battery life. The Intel Atom processor continues to be the processor of choice for the netbook category, enabling over 90 million mobile companion devices since 2008.

Today Intel announces the Intel® Z68 Express chipset and Intel® Solid-State Drive 311 Series.  The Z68 chipset offers new overclocking and caching features for PC enthusiasts who want more control over their second-generation Intel® Core processor based desktops.  The 20GB Intel SSD 311 is optimized for the new Intel® Smart Response Technology caching feature in Z68 which helps speed boot times, application loads, and many other PC uses.

Brings Annual Dividend to 84 cents Per Share

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 11, 2011 – Intel Corporation today announced that its board of directors has approved a 16 percent increase in the quarterly cash dividend to 21 cents per share (84 cents per share on an annual basis), beginning with the dividend that will be declared in the third quarter of 2011.

 

Today's announcement is the second dividend increase in the past 6 months. Intel previously raised the dividend 15 percent in November 2010. Intel's dividend payout has steadily increased at a 33 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) since 2003, compared to the Standard & Poor (S&P) 500 growth rate of 6 percent over the same period.

 

"Worldwide demand for computing continues to increase at a very rapid rate, putting Intel on track for revenue growth of over 20 percent this year, delivering another record year for the company," said Paul Otellini, Intel president and CEO. "Intel's current and projected growth is generating strong cash flow, allowing us to further increase our dividend. We are delivering on our commitment to return cash to shareholders with annual dividend growth that's already more than five times the S&P 500."

 

In addition to raising the dividend over 30 percent in the past 6 months, Intel also increased the authorization limit for share repurchases by an additional $10 billion in January, bringing the total outstanding buyback authorization to $14.2 billion. In the first quarter of 2011, Intel used $4 billion of the total buyback authorization to repurchase shares. Since the company's stock buyback program began in 1990 and through the end of the first quarter of 2011, Intel repurchased approximately 3.6 billion shares at a cost of approximately $74 billion.

 

Intel began paying a cash dividend in 1992 and has paid out approximately $22 billion to its shareholders in dividends. Intel cash dividends for 2010 totaled approximately $3.5 billion.

 

Taken together since their inception, Intel's dividends and stock buyback program have returned approximately $96 billion to shareholders.

 

Risk Factors

 

  • The above statements and any others in this document that refer to plans and expectations for the second, third and fourth quarters, 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 the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the company's expectations.
  • Dividend declarations and the dividend rate are at the discretion of Intel's board of directors, and plans for future dividends may be revised by the board. Intel's dividend program could be affected by changes in Intel's operating results, its capital spending programs, changes in its cash flows and changes in the tax laws, as well as by the level and timing of acquisition and investment activity.
  • Demand could be different from Intel's expectations due to factors including changes in business and economic conditions, including supply constraints and other disruptions affecting customers; customer acceptance of Intel's and competitors' products; changes in customer order patterns including order cancellations; and changes in the level of inventory at customers. Potential disruptions in the high technology supply chain resulting from the recent disaster in Japan could cause customer demand to be different from Intel's expectations.
  • Intel operates in intensely competitive industries that are characterized by a high percentage of costs that are fixed or difficult to reduce in the short term and product demand that is highly variable and difficult to forecast. Revenue and the gross margin percentage are affected by the timing of Intel product introductions and the demand for and market acceptance of Intel's products; actions taken by Intel's competitors, including product offerings and introductions, marketing programs and pricing pressures and Intel's response to such actions; and Intel's ability to respond quickly to technological developments and to incorporate new features into its products.
  • The company'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; product mix and pricing; the timing and execution of the manufacturing ramp and associated costs; start-up costs; excess or obsolete inventory; changes in unit costs; defects or disruptions in the supply of materials or resources; product manufacturing quality/yields; and impairments of long-lived assets, including manufacturing, assembly/test and intangible assets.
  • Expenses, particularly certain marketing and compensation expenses, as well as restructuring and asset impairment charges, vary depending on the level of demand for Intel's products and the level of revenue and profits.
  • The company's effective 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.
  • The majority of Intel's non-marketable equity investment portfolio balance is concentrated in companies in the flash memory market segment, and declines in this market segment or changes in management's plans with respect to Intel's investments in this market segment could result in significant impairment charges, impacting restructuring charges as well as gains/losses on equity investments and interest and other.
  • 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 and divestitures.
  • 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 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 us 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 report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended April 2, 2011.

 

 

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.

Intel has just released an HD Graphics driver update for the 2nd Generation Intel Core processor family. Mainstream gaming just got more fun, with up to 40% performance improvements on select games, support for the latest games like Valve’s Portal 2 and Stereoscopic 3D playback on DisplayPort monitors. This driver also includes support for 1080p Blu-Ray playback and Intel Insider content playback over WiDi 2.0. Drivers can be found here in

32-bit and 64-bit flavors.

Intel to Unveil and Showcase the Latest Technology Innovations Spanning Mobile Computing
WHAT:

Intel Corporation is hosting a series of events to unveil and showcase its latest hardware and software technology innovations spanning a spectrum of mobile personal computing devices.

 

Intel’s presence at Computex 2011 will kick off with the opening keynote address by Sean Maloney, executive vice president and general manager, Intel Architecture Group,  at the Taipei International Convention Center (TICC), 3F Plenary Hall, on May 31.

 

Intel will exhibit a range of mobility products and technologies at the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC) Nangang Exhibition Hall from May 31-June 4.

DATES:

Opening Ceremony:

Tue.-Fri., May 31-June 3 (9:30 a.m-6 p.m.)
Sat., June 4 (9:30 a.m-4 p.m.)

WHERE:

Intel Exhibition Showcase at Computex
Booth M0410
TWTC Nangang, 4F
(Address: No. 1, Jingmao 2nd Rd., Nangang District, Taipei City, Taiwan)

 

Intel Events
Details below

PRESS ACTIVITIES:

Computex Opening Keynote
Tuesday, May 31, 2-3 p.m. (Reception: 1:30–2 p.m.)

Speaker: Sean M. Maloney, executive vice president and general manager of Intel Architecture Group
TICC, 3F Plenary Hall
(Address: No. 1, Xin-yi Rd., Sec. 5, Hsin-yi District, Taipei City, Taiwan)

 

PC Client Event
Tuesday, May 31, 3:30-5 p.m. (Reception: 3-3:30 p.m.)
Grand Hyatt Hotel, 3F, Ballroom A
(Address: No. 2, Song Shou Rd., Hsin-yi District, Taipei City, Taiwan)

 

PC Client Event Post-Keynote Press Q&A Session
Tuesday, May 31, 4:30-5 p.m.
Grand Hyatt Hotel, Crane Room, 3/F

Intel Speaker:
Shmuel (Mooly) Eden, vice president and general manager of PC Client Group

 

Netbooks and Tablets Event: Companion Computing Gets Personal
Wednesday, June 1, 3-5 p.m. (Reception time: 3-3:30 p.m.)
Grand Hyatt Hotel, 3F, Ballroom A

 

Netbooks and Tablets Event Post-Keynote Press Q&A Session
Wednesday, June 1, 4:30-5 p.m.
Grand Hyatt Hotel, Crane Room, 3/F

Intel Speakers:
Douglas L. Davis, vice president and general manager of Netbook and Tablet Group
Douglas W. Fisher, vice president and general manager of Systems Software Division

 

Intel Booth Guided Tour for Media
Thursday, June 2, 10-11 a.m.
Booth M0410
TWTC Nangang, 4F

 

Computex Taipei Executive Speech 2011
Intel Session: Thursday, June 2, 2:35-3:05 p.m.
Speaker: Boyd A. Davis, vice president of Intel Architecture Group and general manager of Data Center Group
Marketing TICC, 3F, Banquet Hall

CONTACTS:

Intel Corporation:

Agnes Kwan, Intel U.S. PR manager

+1-408-765-5714, agnes.ck.kwan@intel.com

 

Ruby Au, Intel Asia-Pacific PR manager

+852-9849-6233, ruby.au@intel.com

 

Shardae Chiu, Intel Taiwan PR manager

+8862-2544-7752, shardae.chiu@intel.com

 

Pallas PR Agency:

Jennifer Chen, Pallas PR

+8862-2719-5077 Ext. 223, jennifer@pallaspr.com.tw

 

Elsa Chang, Pallas PR

+8862-2719-5077 Ext. 220, elsa.chang@pallasrp.com.tw

INTEL MEDIA SUPPORT AT COMPUTEX:

Please visit the reception of Intel Exhibition Showcase at 4/F, TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall, to access the latest Intel news releases, fact sheets and other press materials.

 

Please visit www.intel.com/newsroom/computex/index.htm during Computex for updated press materials, video streaming, discussion and more information.

MAPS:

Intel® Expressway Cloud Access 360 and Intel® Expressway Service Gateway are available as modules in the McAfee Cloud Security Platform which launched today at Interop Las Vegas. The unified platform provides identity and access control in addition to protecting content during transit to and from the cloud. The platform enables companies to securely transmit email, web, and web services information between the enterprise and private or public clouds with consistent security policies and reporting. For more information, see the McAfee Cloud Security Platform announcement.

Tune in for MashUp Radio this Friday, May 13 from 12:00-12:30 p.m. PT to catch Intel’s Peter Biddle and blogger Steve “Chippy” Paine rap about the current state of tablets and what we can expect in the months ahead from the year’s most talked about technology. Chippy is the owner and editor of Carrypad and UMPCPortal (Ultra Mobile Personal Computing) and an admitted tablet- devotee. Peter and Chippy will discuss Apple’s biggest adversaries in the tablet wars, where they think the technology will shake out in the consumer market, and whether tablets will significantly change the way people access their content.

Intel® Core™ Processors Provide Foundation for Strong Channel Growth; Excitement Mounts Around New Platforms for Tablets & Netbooks

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS
  • Intel reinforces the 2011 Technology Provider Program, intended to position channel partners for success in today's challenging business environment.
  • Intel to help channel partners create, support and sell Intel-based products and solutions beyond the PC and traditional computer systems; and in different business models.
  • The 2nd generation Intel® Core™; new Intel® Atom™; and Intel® Xeon® processors provide the foundation for growth opportunities in adjacent markets.

 

 

INTEL SOLUTIONS SUMMIT, Melbourne, May 9, 2011 – Intel today shared details of its 2011 channels membership program at its annual Asia Pacific channel customer conference, the most important partner event for the company in the region.

 

The Intel® Technology Provider Program is intended to assist its partners for sustained success amidst the changing realities of today's IT business environment, in the real world and online, and in the different economies of Asia. The program will now extend to partners that not only build systems but also those which resell Intel technology-based systems and solutions, supporting their product development, technical support and sales efforts.

 

Intel executives also outlined the company's focus areas for 2011 and discussed new product opportunities to ignite growth for channel partners, including tablets, new form factors for netbooks and laptops, and embedded technologies such as digital signage and point-of-sales systems.

 

Steve Dallman, general manager of Intel's Worldwide Reseller Channel Organization, said: "Our channel partners remain tremendously important to Intel and were a significant contributor to Intel's first quarter results.Our strategy is to empower and enable our Channel Partners to succeed in today's changing environment. The 2011 Intel Technology Provider Program is intended to help train, support and position our channel partners for sustained growth, both in their current PC segments, while helping them capture new opportunities in reselling integrated solutions, and in high-growth emerging segments such as SSDs and PC-like embedded solutions."

 

The Intel® Technology Provider program retains the most successful elements of earlier channel programs and adds support and recognition for business models which feature Intel-based systems from a range of manufacturers, other Intel-based hardware such as digital signage and point-of-sales systems, and a variety of fulfillment models including online and traditional storefront.

 

Intel Processor Technologies Provide the Foundation for Growth

Delegates to the event witnessed the wide range of opportunities enabled by the recent introduction of Intel's 2nd generation Core processor family in areas beyond the traditional PC. The new Intel Core processors demonstrate advancement in computing performance and capabilities with enhanced visual graphics built right into the chips.

 

Further opportunity is created with the Intel® Atom™ processor Z670 and Intel SM35 Express Chipset platform, formerly codenamed "Oak Trail." The latest Intel® Atom™ platform is leading to a wave of innovation around tablets and netbooks based on a variety of operating systems including MeeGo*, Windows* or Android*.

 

The Intel® Xeon® processor E7 family also provides the computing power required for a whole new range of users and usage models. In the enterprise space, Intel® Xeon® processors are helping IT managers address today's data-intensive workloads, setting new standards in high-end computing applications, including business intelligence, real-time data analytics and virtualization.

 

Kamil Hasan, Director of Intel's Reseller Channel Organization Asia Pacific,said: "The latest generation of the Intel Core, the Intel Xeon and the Intel Atom processors, with the multitude of form factors and vast improvements in performance and energy efficiency, will bring forth a whole new range of product and solution opportunities for our partners. There is huge opportunity to bring Intel technologies to many product segments that are seeing strong growth.

 

"Intel will now be an important player in the tablet market, strengthening our position in the netbook market, bringing innovation in the embedded devices market, and with solid performance in the Enterprise market. All of these efforts will indeed support channel growth and evolution," Hasan conculded.

 

The Intel Solutions Summit APAC is held annually in Asia Pacific, underpinning Intel's strong focus in the market. Held this year in Melbourne, Australia over three days, this year's event saw more than 400 attendees from all over APAC.

 

About Intel Channel
Intel first established a reseller Channel sales organization more than a decade ago to focus on the needs of our worldwide network of distributors, resellers, dealers, retailers and local integrators. This drove dramatic sales increases and the reseller channel now accounts between 20 to 30 percent of all Intel processor unit sales, selling products through a network of more than 255 distributors with 1,100 warehouse locations to a broad organization of 225,000 members in 165 countries. In aggregate, the Channel is Intel’s largest customer and represents a powerful Intel strategic advantage.

 

About Intel Solutions Summit
ISS provides Intel's Channel community with access to key marketing and business strategies, leadership, and information regarding specific customer solutions designed to help partners succeed in the marketplace. Along with informative learning opportunities, ISS is an ideal setting for partners to garner valuable knowledge from their peers and from Intel. Valuable programs include keynotes, the product and solution showcase, the annual Channel awards, education sessions and networking opportunities. More information can be found at https://Channeleventsponsors.intel.com/issapac/index

 

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.

Intel and Micron's 3-bit-per-cell (3bpc) NAND flash memory has won the EE Times Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Award for Most Popular Memory Product. Designed by the IM Flash Technologies (IMFT) NAND flash joint venture, the 64 gigabit memory device offers improved cost efficiencies for higher storage capacity for USB, SD flash cards and consumer electronics. The ACE Awards celebrate the creators of technology who demonstrate leadership and innovation in the global industry and shape the world we live in.

Intel Corporation’s Director of Creative Innovation will.i.am discusses future technologies with Genevieve Bell, Intel Fellow and director of Interaction & Experience Research, and Justin Rattner, Intel chief technology officer, at Intel TechFest Thursday in Portland, Ore. will.i.am was among 1,000 top senior technologists, Intel Fellows and experts from 22 countries who convened during a private, 3-day event at the Oregon Convention Center to share ideas and gain cross-discipline education. will.i.am was appointed Intel’s director of creative innovation in January.

 

 

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Intel Corporation's Director of Creative Innovation will.i.am (center) discusses future technologies with Genevieve Bell, Intel Fellow and director of Interaction & Experience Research, and Justin Rattner, Intel chief technology officer, at Intel TechFest Thursday in Portland, Ore.

WHAT:

The world's largest high school science research competition, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2011, a program of Society for Science & the Public, comes to Los Angeles next week. More than 1,500 high school students selected from 443 affiliate fairs in 65 countries, regions and territories will share ideas, showcase cutting-edge research and inventions, and compete for more than $4 million in awards.

WHEN:

Opening Ceremony:

Monday, May 9 at 7 p.m. PT

  • Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation, will keynote the opening ceremony, which will celebrate the achievements of the young scientists from around the world that are gathered in Los Angeles for the competition.

 

Public Day:

Thursday, May 12 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. PT

  • Media and the public are invited to meet with finalists as they display, describe, and answer questions about their award-winning research. This year's finalists' research projects include such topics as earthquake detection, oil spill cleanup, energy-efficient wind turbine technology, response technology for natural disasters such as tsunamis, Alzheimer's research, and alternative chemotherapy treatments.
  • Interviews with select Intel International Science and Engineering Fair finalists will be live streamed from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. PT at http://mfile.akamai.com/70132/live/reflector:22328.asx?bkup=22329. View this on a mobile device at: http://nc.livecast.com/m/isef2011.

 

Awards Ceremony:

Friday, May 13 from 9 a.m.-noon PT

  • Media are invited to attend the awards ceremony where the winners will be announced. The top prizes include the $75,000 Gordon E. Moore Award given by the Intel Foundation in honor of the Intel co-founder and retired chairman and CEO. Two additional top winning projects will receive Intel Foundation Young Scientist Awards of $50,000 each; more than $4 million total prizes are also up for grabs.
WHERE:

Los Angeles Convention Center

1201 South Figueroa Street

*Please reach out to media contacts listed below to register and obtain additional specifics on the location of each event.

WHO:

More than 1,500 high school students from selected from 443 affiliate fairs in 65 countries, regions and territories. A full listing of finalists is available at www.societyforscience.org/intelisef2011.

In addition, Katzenberg will keynote the opening ceremony; Society for Science & the Public President Elizabeth Marincola will speak at the awards gala; Shelly Esque, vice president of Intel's Corporate Affairs Group and Wendy Hawkins, executive director of the Intel Foundation, will also be available for comment.

QUOTES:

"Via a global network of local, national and regional science fairs, this competition encourages roughly 6 million students worldwide to explore their curiosity for how the world works and develop solutions to help solve the global challenges of the future. The finalists gathering in Los Angeles next week represent the best of the best and will serve as the world's future innovators and leaders." - Shelly Esque, vice president of Intel's Corporate Affairs Group

 

"The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair provides an opportunity for the best young scientists from around the globe to share ideas and showcase their cutting-edge science projects. By inspiring and rewarding young scientists, this program, now in its 62nd year, will help the next generation usher in new solutions to global challenges, which are vital to our common future." - Elizabeth Marincola, president of Society for Science & the Public.

MORE INFO:

To get the latest Intel Science Talent Search news, visit www.intel.com/newsroom/education and follow updates at http://intel.ly/intel-edu and www.twitter.com/intel_education.  To join Intel's community of people sharing their stories with the hope of becoming a catalyst for action and a voice for change in global education, visit www.inspiredbyeducation.com.

To learn more about SSP, visit www.societyforscience.org, follow SSP on Twitter at www.twitter.com/society4science, or visit SSP's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/societyforscience.

CONTACTS:

Gail Dundas, Intel

503-264-2154, gail.dundas@intel.com

 

Caitlin Jennings, Society for Science & the Public

202-785-2255, ext. 155, cjennings@societyforscience.org

 

Allison Kubota, Burson-Marsteller, for Intel

646-525-6718, allison.kubota@bm.com

New Transistors for 22 Nanometer Chips Have an Unprecedented Combination of Power Savings and Performance Gains

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel announces a major technical breakthrough and historic innovation in microprocessors: the world's first 3-D transistors, called Tri-Gate, in a production technology.
  • The transition to 3-D Tri-Gate transistors sustains the pace of technology advancement, fueling Moore's Law for years to come.
  • An unprecedented combination of performance improvement and power reduction to enable new innovations across a range of future 22nm-based devices from the smallest handhelds to powerful cloud-based servers.
  • Intel demonstrates a 22nm microprocessor – codenamed "Ivy Bridge" – that will be the first high-volume chip to use 3-D Tri-Gate transistors.

 

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 4, 2011 – Intel Corporation today announced a significant breakthrough in the evolution of the transistor, the microscopic building block of modern electronics. For the first time since the invention of silicon transistors over 50 years ago, transistors using a three-dimensional structure will be put into high-volume manufacturing. Intel will introduce a revolutionary 3-D transistor design called Tri-Gate, first disclosed by Intel in 2002, into high-volume manufacturing at the 22-nanometer (nm) node in an Intel chip codenamed "Ivy Bridge." A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter.

 

The three-dimensional Tri-Gate transistors represent a fundamental departure from the two-dimensional planar transistor structure that has powered not only all computers, mobile phones and consumer electronics to-date, but also the electronic controls within cars, spacecraft, household appliances, medical devices and virtually thousands of other everyday devices for decades.

 

"Intel's scientists and engineers have once again reinvented the transistor, this time utilizing the third dimension," said Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini. "Amazing, world-shaping devices will be created from this capability as we advance Moore's Law into new realms."

 

Scientists have long recognized the benefits of a 3-D structure for sustaining the pace of Moore's Law as device dimensions become so small that physical laws become barriers to advancement. The key to today's breakthrough is Intel's ability to deploy its novel 3-D Tri-Gate transistor design into high-volume manufacturing, ushering in the next era of Moore's Law and opening the door to a new generation of innovations across a broad spectrum of devices.

 

Moore's Law is a forecast for the pace of silicon technology development that states that roughly every 2 years transistor density will double, while increasing functionality and performance and decreasing costs. It has become the basic business model for the semiconductor industry for more than 40 years.

 

Unprecedented Power Savings and Performance Gains

Intel's 3-D Tri-Gate transistors enable chips to operate at lower voltage with lower leakage, providing an unprecedented combination of improved performance and energy efficiency compared to previous state-of-the-art transistors. The capabilities give chip designers the flexibility to choose transistors targeted for low power or high performance, depending on the application.

 

The 22nm 3-D Tri-Gate transistors provide up to 37 percent performance increase at low voltage versus Intel's 32nm planar transistors. This incredible gain means that they are ideal for use in small handheld devices, which operate using less energy to "switch" back and forth. Alternatively, the new transistors consume less than half the power when at the same performance as 2-D planar transistors on 32nm chips.

 

"The performance gains and power savings of Intel's unique 3-D Tri-Gate transistors are like nothing we've seen before," said Mark Bohr, Intel Senior Fellow. "This milestone is going further than simply keeping up with Moore's Law. The low-voltage and low-power benefits far exceed what we typically see from one process generation to the next. It will give product designers the flexibility to make current devices smarter and wholly new ones possible. We believe this breakthrough will extend Intel's lead even further over the rest of the semiconductor industry."

 

Continuing the Pace of Innovation – Moore's Law

Transistors continue to get smaller, cheaper and more energy efficient in accordance with Moore's Law – named for Intel co-founder Gordon Moore. Because of this, Intel has been able to innovate and integrate, adding more features and computing cores to each chip, increasing performance, and decreasing manufacturing cost per transistor.

 

Sustaining the progress of Moore's Law becomes even more complex with the 22nm generation. Anticipating this, Intel research scientists in 2002 invented what they called a Tri-Gate transistor, named for the three sides of the gate. Today's announcement follows further years of development in Intel's highly coordinated research-development-manufacturing pipeline, and marks the implementation of this work for high-volume manufacturing.

 

The 3-D Tri-Gate transistors are a reinvention of the transistor. The traditional "flat" two-dimensional planar gate is replaced with an incredibly thin three-dimensional silicon fin that rises up vertically from the silicon substrate. Control of current is accomplished by implementing a gate on each of the three sides of the fin – two on each side and one across the top -- rather than just one on top, as is the case with the 2-D planar transistor. The additional control enables as much transistor current flowing as possible when the transistor is in the "on" state (for performance), and as close to zero as possible when it is in the "off" state (to minimize power), and enables the transistor to switch very quickly between the two states (again, for performance).

 

Just as skyscrapers let urban planners optimize available space by building upward, Intel's 3-D Tri-Gate transistor structure provides a way to manage density. Since these fins are vertical in nature, transistors can be packed closer together, a critical component to the technological and economic benefits of Moore's Law. For future generations, designers also have the ability to continue growing the height of the fins to get even more performance and energy-efficiency gains.

 

"For years we have seen limits to how small transistors can get," said Moore. "This change in the basic structure is a truly revolutionary approach, and one that should allow Moore's Law, and the historic pace of innovation, to continue."

 

World's First Demonstration of 22nm 3-D Tri-Gate Transistors

The 3-D Tri-Gate transistor will be implemented in the company's upcoming manufacturing process, called the 22nm node, in reference to the size of individual transistor features. More than 6 million 22nm Tri-Gate transistors could fit in the period at the end of this sentence.

 

Today, Intel demonstrated the world's first 22nm microprocessor, codenamed "Ivy Bridge," working in a laptop, server and desktop computer. Ivy Bridge-based Intel® Core™ family processors will be the first high-volume chips to use 3-D Tri-Gate transistors. Ivy Bridge is slated for high-volume production readiness by the end of this year.

 

This silicon technology breakthrough will also aid in the delivery of more highly integrated Intel® Atom™ processor-based products that scale the performance, functionality and software compatibility of Intel® architecture while meeting the overall power, cost and size requirements for a range of market segment needs.

 

 

 

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At yesterday’s 7th Annual EETimes Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards ceremony, Intel Fellow and director of the Intel Photonics Technology Lab, Dr. Mario Paniccia, was named Innovator of the Year. Mario brought home this award for his work in leading innovation in silicon photonics and developing 50Gbps Silicon Photonic Link – the world’s first silicon integrated photonic chip with hybrid lasers operating at 50Gbps. Over the last decade Dr. Paniccia has been a leader, innovator, and visionary driving Silicon Photonics research.  The EETimes ACE Awards celebrates the creators of technology who demonstrate leadership and innovation in the global industry and shape the world we live in. Additional information on Mario, his research and its impact can be found here http://blogs.intel.com/research/2011/05/mario-ace.php.

Intel® Wireless Display 2.0 (WiDi 2.0) has just been updated to deliver wireless streaming playback of protected content, including Intel Insider, DVD, and Blu-Ray movies. If you have a system based on 2nd Generation Intel® Core® processor, just update Wireless Display, and your HD Graphics drivers, and enjoy!

With popular gaming apps including Angry Birds, Pac-Man and Julius! FunKit, the Intel AppUpSM center is your source for gaming entertainment. From simple puzzles like Alchemy Classic to retro games like Missile Command, AppUp has a game for every player. Browse the Intel AppUp center’s gaming apps, and if you register by May 21st, you will receive Flight Control HD for free.

Schools Honored for Science and Math Programs

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • 18 U.S. Schools Named SODA Finalists.
  • Awards for Math and Science Excellence include cash, goods and services.
  • Six to be named Intel Schools of Distinction, one a "Star Innovator," in September.

 

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 3, 2011 – Intel Corporation today named 18 U.S. schools as finalists in the 2011 Intel Schools of Distinction Awards (SODA).

 

The winning schools, to be honored in September at an awards reception in Washington, D.C., serve as outstanding examples of leaders in preparing tomorrow's innovators.

 

Each of the 18 schools will receive a $5,000 award from the Intel Foundation and a trip to Washington, D.C. in September, when six schools will be named Intel Schools of Distinction. These six schools will each win an additional $5,000 from the Intel Foundation and a package of goods and services valued at approximately $100,000. The package will include hardware, software and teacher professional development products, all contributed by award sponsors which share Intel's commitment to improving and supporting math and science education in the United States.

 

One of the six schools will also be selected as "Star Innovator" and will receive $25,000 from the Intel Foundation, and additional prizes and services from sponsors.

 

Intel sponsors the Schools of Distinction Awards to honor schools for implementing innovative math and science programs and serving as models for other schools.

 

"It is essential that U.S. schools invest in quality math and science education," said Shelly Esque, vice president of Intel's Corporate Affairs Group and president of the Intel Foundation. "Because such investment is critical to maintain U.S. competitiveness in a global economy, the schools recognized as Intel Schools of Distinction are contributing in a significant way to prepare students for the future."

 

The Schools of Distinction honors schools in science which provide a rich science curriculum incorporating hands-on investigative experiences which prepare students for 21st century jobs. Programs encourage student achievement in sciences and engineering, while simultaneously helping students become knowledgeable consumers of news and data in order to be active and informed citizens.

 

The Schools of Distinction honors schools in mathematics which offer their students a rigorous, challenging and engaging program which teaches mathematics skills and how to apply them to solve real-life problems, approach projects as a member of a team and communicate succinctly on the subject.

 

The 18 finalist schools are:

 

Mathematics

 

Elementary:Crellin Elementary, Oakland, Md.
Hollin Meadows Elementary, Alexandria, Va.

TOSA School of Health Science & Technology, Wauwatosa, Wis.

Middle:Conyers Middle School, Conyers, Ga.
Millikan (Robert A.) Middle, Sherman Oaks, Calif.

Valley Christian Junior High, San Jose, Calif.

High:Andover High, Andover, Mass.
Byron Senior High, Byron, Minn.

Leadership Public Schools, Hayward, Calif.

 

 

Science

 

Elementary:Farmington View Elementary, Hillsboro, Ore.
Walton Elementary, Walton, Kan.

Zachary Elementary, Zachary, La.

Middle:New Bridge Middle, Jacksonville, N.C.
Preston Middle School, Fort Collins, Colo.

Sandy Run Middle School, Dresher, Pa.

High:Brooklyn Technical High, Brooklyn, N.Y.
California Academy of Mathematics & Science, Carson, Calif.

Lynbrook High, San Jose, Calif.

 

 

For more information on the Intel Schools of Distinctions Awards visit: www.intel.com/education/schoolsofdistinction.

 

Intel's sponsorship of the Schools of Distinction Awards is part of the Intel® Education Initiative, a sustained public-private partnership with governments in more than 50 countries. Through this $100 million a year initiative, Intel delivers programs which improve the effective use of technology to enhance 21st century skills and encourages excellence in mathematics, science and engineering. For more information, visit: www.intel.com/education.

 

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.

Intel has re-mastered its viral hit film, "The Chase," using Facebook and cutting-edge HTML5 technology to integrate a more social environment into the award-winning video. (A sneak peek of the new features was shared in this Intel Free Press story.) The intended environment is one where users are able to participate through gaming, Twitter feeds, downloads and other social features. The Facebook experience also offers deeper social engagement in which users can challenge their friends to an online game called "The Game." The action game takes the user through the same software and social networking sites seen in the film. The re-mastered HTML5 experience uses more than 78 unique windows to create the desktop takeover experience that replicates the original film using live windows on the user's desktop. The re-launch is in 12 languages spanning over 25 Facebook country pages. Debuted in January, "The Chase" demonstrates the performance of Intel's 2nd generation Core i5 processor by creating an action film out of multiple computer application windows. Note: This link will only run in an HTML5-compatible browser (Chrome, Internet Explorer 9, Firefox 4, Safari 5).

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