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Today Dell announced its latest Dell PowerEdge C5220 - the world’s first microserver to be based on the Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v2 product family featuring the industry leading 22nm technology with 3D Tri-Gate transistors. The upcoming Intel Xeon family of single socket server processors will include lowest voltage Intel Xeon ever - 17 Watt as well as 45 Watt TDPs. Dell's micro servers with new processors are designed to deliver up to 95% more performance within the same rack and 50% more density compared to the previous generation of micro servers.

Nine out of 10 U.S. adults believe people are sharing too much information about themselves online according to Intel's 2012 "Mobile Etiquette" survey. Please join us Wed., May 9 at 9 a.m. PDT to hear Intel Fellow Genevieve Bell, director of user interaction and experience at Intel Labs, share her insights on the latest findings from Intel’s annual “Mobile Etiquette” survey and how the results compare to previous surveys commissioned by Intel in 2009 and 2011. A live Q&A session will follow. Register online now to receive conference call-in details.

Intel beta graphics drivers for the Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview are now available to support 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors with HD Graphics 4000/2500 and 2nd generation Intel Core processors with Intel HD Graphics 3000/2000. The 32-bit and 64-bit drivers provide support for Windows Display Driver Model version 1.2 (WDDM v1.2) features including flicker free rotation, native stereoscopic 3D and Microsoft DirectX* 11 video. Intel will provide regular driver updates for Windows 8 and encourages users to provide feedback and suggestions for future releases.

Dividend Increased to 90 cents Per Share on an Annual Basis


SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 7, 2012 – Intel Corporation today announced that its board of directors has approved a 7 percent increase in the quarterly cash dividend to 22.5 cents per share (90 cents per share on an annual basis), beginning with the dividend that will be declared in the third quarter of 2012.


Today's announcement is the third dividend increase in the past 18 months. Intel's dividend has increased every year over the past decade and was recently recognized as Dividend Channel’s ‘Top Dividend Stock of the Nasdaq 100.”


"2012 is expected to be another year of record revenues for Intel, with strong demand in our core business and significant progress in smartphones and other new growth areas,” said Paul Otellini, Intel president and CEO. “This latest dividend increase is one more example of our commitment to return cash to our stockholders as we continue to generate strong cash flow fueled by the global growth of computing.”


Taken together since their inception, Intel's dividends and stock buyback program have returned approximately $112 billion to stockholders.


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  • 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. 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.
  • Intel is in the process of transitioning to its next generation of products on 22nm process technology, and there could be execution and timing issues associated with these changes, including products defects and errata and lower than anticipated manufacturing yields.
  • 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 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.
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  • 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.


A detailed discussion of these and other factors that could affect Intel’s results is included in Intel’s SEC filings, including the company’s latest earnings release, Form 10-Q and Form 10-K.


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Intel next week will tap the Interop trade show in Las Vegas for a sneak preview of a powerful new data center switch reference platform, expected to be released this fall. The Seacliff Trail reference platform will combine Intel® Ethernet Switch FM6000 technology (which Intel attained via the Fulcrum Microsystems acquisition) with the Intel® 82599 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller and a Crystal Forest-based packet processing and control plane subsystem. Get more information.

Although cloud computing adoption is on the rise among enterprises, security still remains a major concern among IT decision makers. To address this challenge, Intel and McAfee provided insight into the security issues facing IT, and discussed how they are helping businesses build new lines of defense through joint innovation and currently available solutions. Based on the findings of a recent Intel-sponsered survey among IT professionals, both companies also outlined the areas that will have to be addressed in the future to make cloud computing safer and more secure. Jason Waxman, Intel GM of Cloud Infrastructure Group shares his thoughts in this blog on how Intel's and McAfee's joint efforts may accelerate Cloud adoption. More details about Intel's and McAfee's current technolgies and future plans can be also found here.

This year, celebrate Cinco de Mayo by learning or brushing up on Spanish with Superstar Spanish, an educational program that uses games and issues awards for progress. Or, if you’re interested in traditional help, download Tutor.com, a free online tutoring service that provides one-on-one assistance. To enhance your Spanish vocabulary, use the Intel AppUp℠ center’s English-Spanish Words Card Game, which lets you find word pairs right on your computer. Once you’ve mastered the language, award yourself with a special Mexican dish using recipes found on CookIt 123.

Intel Corporation announced today that the Intel® Atom™ processor powers the in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system in Kia Motors Corporation’s new K9 luxury sedan available in Korea. The IVI system features dual, independent displays. The dashboard display allows the driver to take advantage of state-of-the-art functions and services like voice recognition, smartphone remote start, stolen vehicle location tracking, and Internet access. The rear seat display features 3-D graphic performance and supports various video formats, as well as Bluetooth functionality. For more information, view the press release.

Intel released Intel® Media SDK 2012 R2, now supporting Blu-ray MVC, stereoscopic (two-view) video.  The new SDK also includes an Open CL sample, allowing developers to make the most of resources available on Intel platforms by supporting the newly released Intel® SDK for OpenCL Applications 2012 on both Intel processors and Intel® HD Graphics. Providing developers with a simple API to create media applications using Intel® Quick Sync Video, the SDK can enable hardware acceleration to significantly speed up media conversion on 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors. Developers can download a free copy of Intel® Media SDK 2012 R2.

In celebration of Administrative Professionals’ Day, check out the following apps from the Intel AppUpSM center to boost your productivity and creativity. With LibreOffice, an open source productivity suite, develop spreadsheets, presentations and word documents. Create post-it note reminders on your desktop with Sticky Notes. Working at a busy location? Enhance the privacy of your computer screen with LookAtMeWork, which lets you quickly hide your current window in a flash. After a hard day’s work, transform into a DJ with Zya Music by dropping massive beats and putting your personal spin on the world’s most famous songs.

For the fourth consecutive year, Intel is ranked first on the EPA’s “Top 50 Green Power Partnership” Rankings. EPA rankings honor organizations voluntarily using clean, renewable electricity from natural resources. Additionally, Intel ranked among the top five companies honored in this week’s updated Maplecroft Climate Innovation Indexes, which measure companies’ adaptations to climate change. Learn more about Intel’s sustainability initiatives.

Looking for an easier way to find people? Check out Ark, a new personal search company that has indexed more than 1 billion profiles across the top social networks around the world. A member of YCombinator’s recent Winter 2012 class, Intel Capital today announced an investment in Ark as part of the largest seed round ever raised by a YCombinator company. Ark will use this investment to expand their current mobile and search engineering teams and build out their personal search products. The site is currently in private beta with over 15,000 users, and has received over a quarter of a million requests for invites. To request your invite visit ark.com, and learn more about today's news.

Intel released a new version of Intel® Concurrent Collections for C++, a library which helps developers write and tune parallel software. Version 0.7 enables developers to deploy applications seamlessly on either a single Intel multicore workstation or a cluster of workstations, providing developers a way for the developer to easily control the execution of their application, offering greater potential for parallelism, scalability and productivity. Intel Concurrent Collections for C++ is available for Windows and Linux as a free download through the Intel Software Network.

Finding the right job at Intel is at your fingertips on your Android device and Apple iPhone thanks to the “Jobs at Intel” mobile app now available on Google Play and iTunes. The app provides an up-to-date listing of Intel’s job openings, job alerts, connections to Intel’s social media recruiting channels, and the ability to e-mail job postings so you can complete the application process or send to a friend. What are you waiting for? Download it now!

Key Assets from Cray Accelerate Intel’s Drive to Achieve ExaFLOPS Performance



SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 24, 2012 – Intel Corporation today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Cray Inc. to acquire certain assets related to its high-performance computing (HPC) interconnect program. With the agreement, Intel gains access to Cray’s world-class interconnect personnel and intellectual property.


The Cray interconnect team is responsible for the award-winning Gemini interconnect as well as the upcoming Aries interconnect, designed to work in Cray’s next-generation  supercomputer, codenamed “Cascade,” which will integrate Intel® Xeon® processors. The transaction is expected to close before the end of the current quarter, subject to customary closing conditions being met.


“Delivering continued advancement in high-performance computing, including breaking the Exascale barrier, requires tremendous innovation in interconnect technology,” said Diane Bryant, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Datacenter and Connected System Group. “The acquisition of Cray’s industry-leading interconnect technology and expertise provides exceptional strategic assets that further enhance Intel’s HPC portfolio. We’re excited about the value this will allow us to bring to our customers.”


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


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

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