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Intel announced today a new Intel® Solid-State Drive (SSD) Toolbox version 3.1 that is Windows* 8-compatible. Offered in 11 languages, the Intel SSD Toolbox helps users keep their Intel SSD in prime condition. Other new features include RAID 0 Trim support with RST 11.x drivers, Plug and Play Support and proactive user notifications. Download the updated toolbox at: www.intel.com/go/ssdtoolbox.

The latest commercials for the Intel-inspired Ultrabook™ debut today, sending viewers to Egypt and England to hear about the new category of computing devices that makes "everything else seem old-fashioned," as the ads suggest. Featuring the new Ultrabook convertible, the spots "signal a significant shift in the computing experience," according to Kevin Sellers, vice president, Sales and Marketing Group and director, Creative Services and Digital Marketing. In "Egypt," the appearance of a bulky laptop transports an Ultrabook convertible user back to the days of pyramids and pharaohs. A modern train station is transported back to Victorian times via the simple twist of an Ultrabook convertible in "London Train." Shot in and around London, the spots air starting today in the United States and will roll out worldwide throughout the fall.

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Intel has made available the new HD Graphics driver version, which includes support for Microsoft* Windows* 8, Open GL 4.0 and Ultra HD video playback & display (4K resolution). Additionally, this driver improves the gaming fun delivered on dozens of recent PC game titles including Runic* Games' Torchlight* 2, Arkane* Studios’ Dishonored*, and EA's Warhammer* Online: Wrath of Heroes. With support for Ultra HD resolution, 3rd generation Intel® Core™ based PCs can support  playback of content at resolutions beyond 1080p  up to 4096x2048 on Ultra HD displays. This driver supports both Windows* 7 and Windows* 8 and be downloaded from these links: 32-bit driver, and 64-bit driver.

First Silicon Deployment Uses Intel Puma and Intel Atom Processor CE4200



  • Intel's first-to-ship silicon solution supports common framework that cable operators can easily deploy.
  • The XG1 multi-tuner gateway Comcast is using with its X1 service is based on the Intel® Puma™, Intel's gateway solution, and Intel® Atom™ CE4200 Media Processor, and is shipping in select U.S. markets.
  • Next-generation set-top-box solutions will usher in new television experiences across multiple devices in the home.



SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 24, 2012 – Intel Corporation today announced it has licensed the Reference Design Kit (RDK) from Comcast, which will allow it to work with Comcast and other cable operators to develop and deploy new set-top box solutions for consumers around the globe. The first deployed RDK silicon solution in the industry is featured in the XG1 multi-tuner gateway Comcast is using with its X1 service, and is based on the Intel® Puma™ and the Intel® Atom™ CE4200 Media Processor. The Intel Puma family features specialized network processing capabilities including industry-leading DOCSIS (Data on Cable System Interface Specification) for broadband cable connectivity.


"We are excited to be working with Comcast and the RDK ecosystem to evolve television with premium entertainment experiences on all screens in the home," said Alan Crouch, Intel vice president and general manager, Service Provider Division. "With the RDK, TV will become more personal, social and immersive while keeping the TV viewing experience simple and fun. The ultimate winners are consumers who have more entertainment choices with powerful services that are easy to use."


The RDK is a pre-integrated software bundle that creates a common framework for powering tru2way®, IP or hybrid set-top boxes and video gateway devices. It accelerates the development and deployment of next-generation video services such as cloud-based functionality and improved guide experiences. Comcast licenses the RDK to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), semiconductor manufacturers, software vendors, software integrators and multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) to create a community of innovators focused on bringing rich, multi-screen TV home entertainment experiences to consumers faster.


"Our goal is to make the RDK available to companies such as Intel Corporation in order to accelerate development of an advanced software solution throughout the industry and across geographies," said Steve Reynolds, senior vice president, CPE and Home Network for Comcast. "Support from Intel and others is helping to pave the way for broader industry adoption and deployment of this platform that enables developers, operators and device vendors to create rich, multi-screen TV home entertainment experiences and bring them to consumers faster."


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, more than 50 active designs, including off-the-shelf solutions from OEMs and the ecosystem, are based on Intel's Communications Platform, formerly codenamed "Crystal Forest." With today's outrageous data volume challenges, network providers need to keep pace with the insatiable hunger for bandwidth. The Intel Communications Platform handles data processing across the communications network more efficiently and securely, while addressing the specialized needs for handling cloud connectivity and content processing. The scalable platform offers a range of configurations from one core single socket to 16 core dual socket designs which enable a faster time to market and lower development costs for equipment manufacturers with better network efficiency for service providers. [Infographic]

Today Newsweek unveiled its annual Green Rankings and Intel is ranked #7 on the U.S. 500 list (up from #15 in 2011) and #35 on the Global 500 list (up from #47 in 2011). Intel was recognized for its green initiatives including buying more green power than any company in the U.S., reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 60 percent since 2007, and tying employee compensation to green performance.

The Intel Perceptual Computing SDK 2013 Beta, announced in September at Intel Developer Forum, is now available as a free download. Developers can add perceptual computing usages to create immersive software applications that incorporate close-range hand and finger tracking, facial analysis, speech recognition and 2D/3D object tracking on 2nd and 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor-powered Ultrabook™ devices and PCs. The SDK includes APIs to help reduce development time and testing costs. Also available for use with the SDK is the Creative* Interactive Gesture Camera Developer Kit a small, light-weight, USB-powered, depth-sensor camera tuned for close-range interactivity powered by technology from SoftKinetic. Download the SDK and order the Creative Interactive Gesture Camera Developer Kit today!

Coloring books are customary for keeping kids busy, but with Crayola Creative Studio, kids can create endless works of art using digital tools that imitate crayons, pencils, paint and markers without the worry of anything winding up on walls. While today’s kids may not know that the Sega GameGear* was a big deal in the 1990s, they can relive those days by rolling like a hedgehog on an Ultrabook™ device with the Sega Classics – Sonic Series 3-pack. Cassette-tape camcorders may carry retro sentiment, but the Video Easy for HD app lets you edit and create impressive digital videos easily from your PC.

Parallel JavaScript technology being developed by Intel Labs will enable more powerful and immersive web-based applications for PCs, laptops, and Intel inspired Ultrabook™ devices. Parallel JavaScript promises to speed up web applications across future HTML5 platforms by taking advantage of the parallel processing capabilities inherent in the latest Intel multi-core microprocessors.  Intel Labs has developed a prototype implementation of Parallel JavaScript technology codenamed River Trail, available on GitHub.com, as well an interactive game called "Tour de Blocks" to demonstrate its benefits. Click here for platform requirements and instructions on installing the necessary software packages. Keep in mind that Tour de Blocks is not a commercial game, but instead a fun way to experience the benefits of a research prototype.

Intel has launched the Intel® Ethernet Controller I210 Family for desktop, server, and embedded systems. These new low-power gigabit Ethernet controllers include advanced features, such as IEEE 802.1AS Time Stamping and 802.1Qav Audio-Video Bridging for better streaming of content. The I210 also comes with innovative power management features that reduce overall platform power consumption, and can withstand industrial temperatures, making it ideal for Industrial Automation, In-Vehicle Infotainment, Medical, Print Imaging, Telecommunications Infrastructure, and Military platforms.  Like other embedded products, Intel offers 7-year extended lifecycle support so customers can protect their development investment. Additional information can be found here.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 16, 2012 - Intel Corporation today reported quarterly revenue of $13.5 billion, operating income of $3.8 billion, net income of $3.0 billion and EPS of $0.58. The company generated approximately $5.1 billion in cash from operations, paid dividends of $1.1 billion and used $1.2 billion to repurchase stock.


"Our third-quarter results reflected a continuing tough economic environment," said Paul Otellini, Intel president and CEO. "The world of computing is in the midst of a period of breakthrough innovation and creativity. As we look to the fourth quarter, we're pleased with the continued progress in Ultrabooks and phones and excited about the range of Intel-based tablets coming to market."


Q3 2012 Key Financial Information and Business Unit Trends (GAAP, unless otherwise stated)

  • PC Client Group revenue of $8.6 billion, flat sequentially and down 8 percent year-over-year
  • Data Center Group revenue of $2.7 billion, down 5 percent sequentially and up 6 percent year-over-year
  • Other Intel® architecture group revenue of $1.2 billion, up 6 percent sequentially and down 14 percent year-over-year
  • Gross margin of 63.3 percent, 1.3 percentage points above the midpoint of the company's updated expectation of 62 percent.
  • R&D plus MG&A spending $4.6 billion, unchanged.
  • Tax rate of 24 percent, below the company's expectation of approximately 28 percent.


Business Outlook

Intel's Business Outlook does not include the potential impact of any business combinations, asset acquisitions, divestitures or other investments that may be completed after Oct. 16.


Q4 2012 (GAAP, unless otherwise stated)

  • Revenue: $13.6 billion, plus or minus $500 million.
  • Gross margin percentage: 57 percent and 58 percent Non-GAAP (excluding amortization of acquisition-related intangibles), both plus or minus a couple of percentage points.
  • R&D plus MG&A spending: approximately $4.5 billion.
  • Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles: approximately $75 million.
  • Impact of equity investments and interest and other: approximately $75 million.
  • Depreciation: approximately $1.6 billion.
  • Tax Rate: approximately 27 percent.
  • Full-year capital spending: $11.3 billion, plus or minus $300 million.


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


Status of Business Outlook

Intel's Business Outlook is posted on intc.com and may be reiterated in public or private meetings with investors and others. The Business Outlook will be effective through the close of business Dec. 14 unless earlier updated; except that the Business Outlook for amortization of acquisition-related intangibles, impact of equity investments and interest and other, and tax rate, will be effective only through the close of business on Oct. 23. Intel's Quiet Period will start from the close of business on Dec. 14 until publication of the company's fourth-quarter earnings release, scheduled for Jan. 17, 2013. During the Quiet Period, all of the Business Outlook and other forward-looking statements disclosed in the company's news releases and filings with the SEC should be considered as historical, speaking as of prior to the Quiet Period only and not subject to an update by the company.


GAAP Financial Comparison
Q3 2012Q2 2012vs. Q2 2012
Revenue$13.5 billion$13.5 billionFlat
Gross Margin63.3%63.4%Flat
Operating Income$3.8 billion$3.8 billionFlat
Net Income$3.0 billion$2.8 billionup 5.1%
Earnings Per Share58 cents54 centsup 7.4%



Non-GAAP Financial Comparison
Q3 2012Q2 2012vs. Q2 2012
Gross Margin64.3%64.4%Flat
Operating Income$4.1 billion$4.1 billionFlat
Net Income$3.1 billion$3.0 billionup 4.8%
Earnings Per Share60 cents57 centsup 5.3%
Non-GAAP results exclude the amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets and the related income tax effect of these charges.


Risk Factors

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


  • 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. Uncertainty in global economic and financial conditions poses a risk that consumers and businesses may defer purchases in response to negative financial events, which could negatively affect product demand and other related matters.
  • 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 gross margin percentage could vary significantly from expectations based on capacity utilization; variations in inventory valuation, including variations related to the timing of qualifying products for sale; changes in revenue levels; segment product mix; the timing and execution of the manufacturing ramp and associated costs; 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.
  • The tax rate expectation is based on current tax law and current expected income. The tax rate may be affected by the jurisdictions in which profits are determined to be earned and taxed; changes in the estimates of credits, benefits and deductions; the resolution of issues arising from tax audits with various tax authorities, including payment of interest and penalties; and the ability to realize deferred tax assets.
  • Gains or losses from equity securities and interest and other could vary from expectations depending on gains or losses on the sale, exchange, change in the fair value or impairments of debt and equity investments; interest rates; cash balances; and changes in fair value of derivative instruments. The majority of our marketable equity security portfolio balance is concentrated in ASML Holding, N.V, and declines in value could result in impairment charges, impacting gains or losses on equity securities.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, disclosure and other issues, such as the litigation and regulatory matters described in Intel's SEC reports. An unfavorable ruling could include monetary damages or an injunction prohibiting Intel from manufacturing or selling one or more products, precluding particular business practices, impacting Intel's ability to design its products, or requiring other remedies such as compulsory licensing of intellectual property.


Earnings Webcast

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


Intel plans to report its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2012 on Jan. 17, 2013. Immediately following the earnings report, the company plans to publish a commentary by Stacy J. Smith, senior vice president and chief financial officer, at www.intc.com/results.cfm. A public webcast of Intel's earnings conference call will follow at 2 p.m. PDT at www.intc.com.


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


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


In honor of the UN's first International Day of the Girl, Intel employees around the world took part in activities and events to help educate and empower girls and women. Employees showed their commitment globally by raising funds in Arizona, hosting voting parties in Costa Rica, organizing school events in Egypt, creating science projects in India, organizing speaking engagements in Ireland, implementing classmate PCs in Rwanda and more. When given the opportunity to learn, girls and women will significantly catalyze social progress and help drive worldwide economic growth. Learn more about Intel’s girls and women initiatives.

Intel Advances Commitment through Diverse Partnerships, Including 10x10 Film and Social Action Campaign


SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 11, 2012 – In celebration of the United Nations' first International Day of the Girl today, Intel Corporation is expanding its global commitment to furthering education for girls and women by announcing multiple strategic partnerships and programs. Millions of girls around the world have limited or no access to education. Intel believes that broader access to education for girls and women will significantly catalyze social progress and help drive worldwide economic growth.


Intel's key engagement is with 10x10, a global action campaign that seeks to educate and empower girls around the world. "Girl Rising," 10x10's full-length feature film and the centerpiece of this campaign,  reveals the extraordinary stories of real girls tackling nearly impossible odds on the road to education. Scheduled for a March premiere, the documentary amplifies the importance of investing in girls and aims to increase understanding and empathy so people are compelled to take action.


To further the powerful message of "Girl Rising," Intel  is collaborating with notable partners and policy makers to provide insight into the economic development and policy challenges facing girls around the world. Research consistently proves that educating girls breaks the cycle of generational poverty. For example:


  • When 10 percent more girls go to school, a country's GDP can increases by 3 percent.1
  • Girls and women reinvest 90 percent of their income.2


"Intel has worked for decades to improve education around the world," said Shelly Esque, vice president of Intel's Corporate Affairs Group and president of the Intel Foundation. "If we can close the education gap with girls, we will have transformed their lives and the lives of everyone they touch."


Through access to technology, scholarships and community learning programs, Intel provides girls and women with opportunities for quality education and personal growth. Intel's programs equip women with the access to the information they need to excel. With a 21st century skill set and a newfound level of confidence, girls and women can advance their ideas and personal drive to change their lives. In addition to 10x10, Intel's influential programs include:


  • Intel Learn: The Intel Learn Program provides opportunities for young learners in developing countries to gain key skills needed for tomorrow's success, focusing on technology literacy, problem-solving and collaboration. The initiative has reached approximately 900,000 girls and young women in 18 countries around the world since its founding in 2004.
  • Intel Teach: This global program provides K-12 teachers with the tools they need, including next-generation technology training, to become stronger educators and to make a difference in the lives of their students. To date, Intel has trained more than 5 million women teachers globally.
  • Intel Easy Steps: Established in 2010, this technology literacy program provides adult women training in entrepreneurship and business skills, enabling them to elevate themselves professionally and break through barriers to personal economic growth. To date, Intel Easy Steps has reached approximately 95,000 women in 20 countries around the world.
  • Intel Computer Clubhouse Network: The Intel Computer Clubhouse Network offers an after-school, community-based learning program that allows girls and boys from underserved communities to explore ideas, develop skills and build self-confidence through the use of technology. The program reaches more than 25,000 youths through 100 clubhouses in 20 countries.
  • Ashoka Changemakers: Intel and  Ashoka Changemakers have launched "She Will Innovate: Technology Solutions Enriching the Lives of Girls," a competition open to innovators everywhere. On Nov. 14, more than $30,000 in prizes will be awarded to those with the most innovative digital technologies that enable girls and women to live healthier, smarter and more meaningful lives. Public voting began today.
  • Ashoka Fellows: Intel has partnered with Ashoka on the Ashoka Fellows program, which sponsors social entrepreneurs and a wider community of change-makers with innovative technology solutions to address pressing problems facing women and girls.
  • Half the Sky Movement: Intel is supporting Half the Sky Movement: The Game, which seeks to raise awareness and inspire action to turn oppression into opportunity for women and girls worldwide. The game launches Nov. 13 on Facebook.
  • Code for Good: Through the Code for Good initiative, Intel employees collaborate with Intel partners, including Room to Read and World Pulse, to develop mobile applications and solutions that address challenges facing girls in education.
  • Equal Futures Partnership: To further Intel's commitment to advancing girls and women through education and empowerment, Intel supports  U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's initiative, the Equal Futures Partnership, in which Intel is studying the gender gap in women's access to and use of the Internet.


About Intel's Education Commitment
In this increasingly global economy, Intel recognizes that curiosity, critical thinking and a strong foundation in math and science are necessary for tomorrow's workforce to compete for the high-tech jobs of the 21st century. Over the past decade alone, Intel and the Intel Foundation have invested more than $1 billion, and Intel employees have donated close to 3 million volunteer hours toward improving education in more than 60 countries.


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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 Source: Council on Foreign Relations


2 Source: Chris Fortson, "Women's Rights Vital for Developing World," Yale News Daily 2003

Intel announced the 2012 PhD Fellowship Award recipients. Intel contributes nearly $1M to support top PhD students across the nation engaged in innovative areas of computing research.  The Intel PhD Fellowship Program is a highly competitive process where students are first pre-selected by their universities to apply for this fellowship. Each student that is nominated by their respective university submits a comprehensive application which is then reviewed by Intel Fellows and senior technologists. The recipients of this fellowship award are all recognized leaders in their field of study.

Blaine Goes Without Sleep or Food for 72 Hours and Surrounded by 1 Million Volts of Electricity


NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2012 – Master magician David Blaine completed his most challenging feat to date, ELECTRIFIED, a performance controlled and enabled by the Intel-inspired Ultrabook™. For 3 days and 3 nights, Blaine stood surrounded by 1 million volts of electricity without food or sleep. For the first time, fans could interact and engage with Blaine during the performance using the Ultrabook, controlling the intensity and direction of the tesla coils.


An estimated 100,000 people attended the performance at Pier 54 in New York and at Ultrabook stations in cities around the world. Five million people worldwide tuned into the event via livestream and online videos.


"I appreciate all the support for my last long-endurance challenge and am excited to get back to doing what I love most …. magic," said Blaine upon completion of the performance.


Of the event, John Tierney of The New York Times said, "David Blaine, the magician and endurance artist, is ready for more pain. With the help a chain-mail suit and an enormous array of tesla electrical coils, he plans to stand atop a 20-foot-high pillar for 72 straight hours, without sleep or food, while being subjected to a million volts of electricity."


A writer at The Vine stated, "The stunt, appropriately called Electrified, is inspired by Intel's latest innovation – The Ultrabook – and is part of a series of events that are, at the risk of sounding simplistic, extraordinary."


Alex Maeland at Hypebeast said, "Despite prepping for one of his craziest displays to date … David Blaine seems surprisingly calm and collected. Taking place at New York's Pier 54, the storied American illusionist has aligned with the Intel's Ultrabook (sic) for the aptly titled, 'Electrified: One Million Volts Always On' – an incredibly impressive three-day and three-night public exhibition of unprecedented proportions."


Highlights from the event can be found here:


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.

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