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Today at the ninth annual Research at Intel event, Intel showcased more than 35 futuristic, breakthrough technology demonstrations. For more information, photos, videos and to view the event via Livestream, visit www.intel.com/newsroom/research.

Today at the ninth annual Research at Intel event, Justin Rattner, chief technology officer announced the opening of the Intel Science and Technology Center (ISTC) for Secure Computing. The new ISTC will be hosted at U.C. Berkeley and will drive collaborative research with Intel and other leading universities, including Carnegie Mellon, Drexel, Duke, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The ISTC for Secure Computing is part of Intel’s $100 million investment in academic research announced earlier this year to launch a series of ISTCs at major U.S. universities.

Sydney's Customs House

The Electric Canvas lights up Sydney's Customs House with 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 processors

Intel Australia is the event partner for Vivid Sydney, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest light and music festival. As part of the event, large-scale image projection experts, The Electric Canvas, transformed Sydney’s Customs House with a series of 3D-mapped animation sequences created using visibly smart 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 processors and Intel Solid-State Drive 510 Series, demonstrating Intel's strong support for innovation and creative endeavours. Thousands viewed the Customs House transformation and also lined the edge of Sydney Harbour to view the ‘lighting of the sails’ at the Sydney Opera House and other light displays along the event route.

Intel moved up to #16 (from #18 in 2010) in the 2011 Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 ranking, which highlights global supply chain leaders. Intel’s focus on Supply Chain Excellence include a continued focus on customer responsiveness and satisfaction; adapting the supply chain to support our adjacent businesses for an Intel competitive advantage; improving speed, cost, and inventories; and ensuring leadership performance in Environmental and Social Governance throughout our Supply Chain. See the “Supply Chain” section of Intel’s Corporate Responsibility Report for more.

Justin Rattner, Intel Chief Technology Officer, will host Intel’s ninth annual Research@Intel media event on June 7 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. Intel will showcase more than 35 must-see innovations from Intel’s R&D labs from around the world including the latest in user experience, energy efficiency, context aware computing, visual computing, security, platform innovation and cloud computing. The event kicks-off with a presentation by Rattner at 10:00 a.m. PDT and the technology demo showcase displaying Intel’s vision of the future will take place from 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PDT. Media interested in additional details or would like to attend the event, please email Robin Shin at robin.shin@ogilvypr.com. If you can’t join us in person, you can still experience the event via LiveCast, videos and photos by visiting Intel’s Newsroom.

The magazine Fast Company named Eric Dishman, Intel Fellow and director of Health Innovation at Intel, to its list of The 100 Most Creative People in Business 2011.  Fast Company writes that Dishman's "research on aging is behind evolving systems to provide more effective home care. His goal is to enable 50% of care in the U.S. to be delivered in the home by 2020.” Other notables on the list include TV personalities Conan O'Brien and Oprah Winfrey, writer Tina Fey, publisher Arianna Huffington, among others.

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.

 

Intel, Intel Core, Atom, 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.

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.

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