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$18 Billion in Dividends, Buybacks Returned to Stockholders

 

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 19, 2012 – Intel Corporation today reported full-year revenue of $54 billion, operating income of $17.5 billion, net income of $12.9 billion and EPS of $2.39 -- all records. The company generated approximately $21 billion in cash from operations, paid dividends of $4.1 billion and used $14.1 billion to repurchase 642 million shares of stock.

 

For the fourth quarter, Intel posted revenue of $13.9 billion, operating income of $4.6 billion, net income of $3.4 billion and EPS of 64 cents. The company generated approximately $6.6 billion in cash from operations, paid dividends of $1.1 billion and used $4.1 billion to repurchase 174 million shares of stock.

 

“2011 was an exceptional year for Intel,” said Paul Otellini, Intel president and CEO.  “With outstanding execution the company performed superbly, growing revenue by more than $10 billion and eclipsing all annual revenue and earnings records. With a tremendous product and technology pipeline for 2012, we’re excited about the global growth opportunities presented by Ultrabook systems, the data center, security and the introduction of Intel-powered smartphones and tablets.”

 

Business Outlook

Intel’s Business Outlook does not include the potential impact of any mergers, acquisitions, divestitures or other business combinations that may be completed after Jan. 19.

 

Q1 2012 (GAAP, unless otherwise stated)

  • Revenue: $12.8 billion, plus or minus $500 million.
  • Gross margin percentage: 63 percent and 64 percent Non-GAAP (excluding amortization of acquisition-related intangibles), both plus or minus a couple percentage points.
  • R&D plus MG&A spending: approximately $4.4 billion.
  • Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles: approximately $75 million.
  • Impact of equity investments and interest and other: approximately zero.
  • Depreciation: approximately $1.5 billion.

 

Full-Year 2012 (GAAP, unless otherwise stated)

  • Gross margin percentage: 64 percent and 65 percent Non-GAAP (excluding amortization of acquisition-related intangibles), both plus or minus a few percentage points.
  • Spending (R&D plus MG&A): $18.3 billion, plus or minus $200 million.
  • R&D spending: approximately $10.1 billion.
  • Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles: approximately $300 million.
  • Depreciation: $6.5 billion, plus or minus $100 million.
  • Tax Rate: approximately 29 percent.
  • Full-year capital spending: $12.5 billion, plus or minus $400 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 March 16 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 Jan. 26. Intel’s Quiet Period will start from the close of business on March 16 until publication of the company’s first-quarter earnings release, scheduled for April 17. 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.

 

Non-GAAP Financial Comparison

Annual

2011

2010

vs. 2010

Revenue

$54.2 billion

$43.6 billion

up 24%

Gross Margin

63.6%

65.5%

down 1.9 pts.

Operating Income

$18.4 billion

$15.7 billion

up 18%

Net Income

$13.7 billion

$11.5 billion

up 19%

Earnings Per Share

$2.53

$2.02

up 25%

Non-GAAP results exclude certain acquisition accounting impacts and expenses related to acquisitions and the related income tax effects of these charges. Also, McAfee Inc. and Intel Mobile Communications contributed revenue of approximately $3.6 billion in 2011 and were not included in the results for 2010.

 

GAAP Financial Comparison

Annual

2011

2010

vs. 2010

Revenue

$54.0 billion

$43.6 billion

up 24%

Gross Margin

62.5%

65.3%

down 2.8 pts.

Operating Income

$17.5 billion

$15.6 billion

up 12%

Net Income

$12.9 billion

$11.5 billion

up 13%

Earnings Per Share

$2.39

$2.01

up 19%

 

 

Non-GAAP Financial Comparison

Quarterly

Q4 2011

Q4 2010

vs. Q4 2010

Revenue

$13.9 billion

$11.5 billion

up 22%

Gross Margin

65.5%

64.8%

up 0.7 pts.

Operating Income

$4.8 billion

$4.0 billion

up 20%

Net Income

$3.5 billion

$3.2 billion

up 11%

Earnings Per Share

68 cents

56 cents

up 21%

Non-GAAP results exclude certain acquisition accounting impacts and expenses related to acquisitions and the related income tax effects of these charges. Also, McAfee Inc. and Intel Mobile Communications contributed revenue of approximately $1 billion in Q4 ’11 and were not included in the results for Q4 ’10.

 

GAAP Financial Comparison

Quarterly

Q4 2011

Q4 2010

vs. Q4 2010

Revenue

$13.9 billion

$11.5 billion

up 21%

Gross Margin

64.5%

64.6%

down 0.1 pts.

Operating Income

$4.6 billion

$4.0 billion

up 14%

Net Income

$3.4 billion

$3.2 billion

up 6%

Earnings Per Share

64 cents

56 cents

up 14%

 

Q4 and 2011 Key Financial Information (GAAP)

 

Q4 Business unit revenue:

  • PC Client Group revenue of $9 billion, up 17 percent year-over-year.
  • Data Center Group revenue of $2.7 billion, up 8 percent year-over-year.
  • Other Intel® architecture group revenue of $1.1 billion, up 35 percent year-over-year.
  • Intel® Atom™ microprocessor and chipset revenue of $167 million, down 57 percent year-over-year.
  • McAfee Inc. and Intel Mobile Communications contributed revenue of approximately $1 billion.

 

Full Year Business unit revenue:

  • PC Client Group had revenue of $35.4 billion, up 17% from 2010.
  • Data Center Group had revenue of $10.1 billion, up 17% from 2010.
  • Other Intel architecture group had revenue of $5.0 billion, up 64% from 2010.
  • Intel Atom microprocessor and chipset revenue of $1.2 billion, down 25% from 2010.
  • McAfee Inc. and Intel Mobile Communications contributed revenue of $3.6 billion.

 

Risk Factors

The above statements and any others in this document that refer to plans and expectations for the first 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.
  • 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; 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 quarter ended Oct. 1, 2011.

 

Earnings Webcast

Intel will hold a public webcast at 2:30 p.m. PST today on its Investor Relations website at www.intc.com. A webcast replay and MP3 download will also be made available on the site.

 

Intel plans to report its earnings for the first quarter of 2012 on April 17. 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 2:30 p.m. PST 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, Intel Atom 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.

FORTUNE Magazine's annual "100 Best Companies to Work For" list is out, with Intel coming in at #46 (#51 in 2011). Driving the ranking is employee surveys across America covering a range of topics, including management credibility, job satisfaction, benefits, trainings, diversity efforts and internal communication. Intel was also featured in FORTUNE's "They're Hiring" (#9) as well as the "25 Top Paying Companies" (#15). To learn more about why Intel is a 'best company', visit Intel's Jobs Blog.

Intel Corporation announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Imperial College London (ICL) and University College London (UCL) for the creation of an Institute for Sustainable Connected Cities research in London. Justin Rattner, Intel CTO said "The collective goal is to establish a new, open, collaborative research institute focused on understanding and enhancing the sustainability of cities and their inhabitants' quality of life. Intel and the two universities are already hard at work defining a robust research agenda including plans to engage the communities in and around London in defining the future of sustainable city life." The collaborating institutions, who together offer uniquely broad and deep expertise spanning technology, user experience, business model innovation, the built environment, and commerce, will conduct world-leading research that draws on these areas. It is expected that details of individual projects will be confirmed in the first half of 2012.

Intel and Inwindow Outdoor are showcasing the latest advancements in digital signs at the National Retail Federation Expo from January 15-18, 2012. The new “Experience Stations” allow consumers to use touch and gestures to explore an interactive sign demo via 3-D cameras. Upon approaching the station demo, Intel® Audience Impression Metrics Suite (Intel® AIM Suite) anonymously determines the attendee’s gender and age bracket to display personalized, relevant advertising. The interactive digital signs also enable consumers to make transactions with mobile devices using near field communication (NFC). For more, visit the NRF Press Kit.

Intel is showcasing the future of retail at the National Retail Federation Expo from January 15-18, 2012, featuring solutions developed with the Home Shopping Network (HSN), Kraft Foods and Macy’s. Expo attendees can experience technology demos with interactive displays and entertaining shopping features that adapt to consumers’ needs. These engaging experiences are enabled by Intel® Core™ processor-based technology, which delivers high-performance, intelligent connectivity and rich graphics. See additional press materials and photos on the NRF Press Kit.

Intel Retail Solutions Make Shopping More Personal, Memorable

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel’s retail solutions developed with HSN*, Kraft Foods* and Macy’s* enter pilot phase in the United States to deliver memorable experiences to consumers.
  • Deployments with adidas*, the LEGO Group* and Petrobras* deliver a range of innovative retail solutions worldwide.
  • Intel® Core™ processor-based technology enables high-performance, intelligent connectivity and rich graphics.
  • Intel® AIM Suite allows retailers to anonymously collect valuable shopper metrics while providing a personalized shopping experience.

 

 

NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION CONVENTION, New York, Jan. 16, 2012 – Intel Corporation is working with retailers to apply technology in new and innovative ways. The company announced that it is collaborating with HSN*, Kraft Foods* and Macy’s* to pilot a series of new retail solutions designed to deliver more relevant and entertaining experiences to shoppers.

 

By using Intel-based technologies, retailers are able to integrate the information-rich experience of online shopping with the advantages of physical locations. Built on 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors these solutions allow retailers to create visually stunning experiences that engage shoppers, deliver customized content and help them make better-informed purchases. For retailers, these solutions are easy to manage, cost-effective and can result in increased satisfaction, higher sales and fewer returns.

 

“Today’s consumers are increasingly mobile, connected and inundated with information,” said Michelle Tinsley, general manager of Intel’s Personal Solutions Division. “As a result, retailers are searching for new ways to deliver more personalized brand interactions that effectively reach their target audience. Intel is working with these industry leaders to drive the transformation of shopping through high-tech retail solutions that will change how brands engage and connect with shoppers.”

 

In an effort to expand its reach and interaction with shoppers beyond TV and the Internet, Intel collaborated with HSN to develop a massive interactive touchwall. The solution allows HSN the opportunity to engage with consumers at various food and wine events throughout 2012 by offering a virtual cooking class with world-renowned chef Wolfgang Puck. This initiative encapsulates all of HSN’s recent digital advancements – mobile, gaming and social – into a fun shopping experience that can be offered virtually anywhere.

 

As digital signage quickly becomes a new method for marketers, it is imperative that the industry be able to provide measurable results to advertisers while delivering more relevant content to consumers. Retailers that integrate Intel Audience Impression Metric Suite (Intel® AIM Suite) into solutions are able to quickly change featured content to meet the demographic of the consumer, providing a more personalized shopping experience. Intel AIM Suite also anonymously collects valuable shopper data so retailers can more accurately measure campaign success.

 

Using Intel AIM Suite, Kraft Foods and Intel developed the DIJI-TASTE Sampling Experience, an interactive solution that distributes product samples based on audience metrics to target a specific demographic. The first deployment of the DIJI-TASTE Sampling Experience anonymously detects the age bracket of the user and offers a complimentary sample of TEMPTATIONS by JELL-O desserts to adults who approach the station. The JELL-O DIJI-TASTE experience is currently deployed at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago and South Street Seaport in New York.

 

Macy’s is also testing the Beauty Spot at four of its stores in an effort to assist shoppers in finding and evaluating cosmetics and fragrances. Shoppers can use the stations to get detailed information about beauty products, as well as download useful information to their mobile devices about cosmetic trends, new products and seasonal promotions.

 

These pilot solutions build on a number of other efforts in which Intel has worked closely with leading brands over the last year to roll out innovative solutions. Intel has also collaborated with adidas*, the LEGO Group* and Petrobras* to bring engaging consumer experiences worldwide.

 

Intel is showcasing these solutions in its booth at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Annual Convention & Expo, Jan. 15-18, in New York. More information on the demonstrations is available in the NRF press kit.

 

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 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.

For the second consecutive year, Intel is supporting the Retail Orphan Initiative (ROI) at the National Retail Federation Expo (NRF) from January 15-18, 2012. At NRF 2011, Intel gave $50 to ROI for each person who toured the Intel booth, providing funds to build the only school in Marshall, Liberia. At NRF 2012, Intel will continue its support for the children of Marshall by donating $75 to ROI for each booth (#2251) visitor, helping build a playground and new bathrooms for the school and providing education and better hygiene for more than 400 children each day.

In his CES Day 1 keynote, Intel CEO Paul Otellini demonstrated Acer’s new Aspire S5 Ultrabook with built-in Thunderbolt technology running Windows 7 for the first time. Elsewhere at CES, Thunderbolt sightings included Lenovo’s ThinkPad S430 laptop, an AOC display, as well as Seagate and Western Digital external hard-drives. In all, more than 20 Thunderbolt-enabled products were shown that are either shipping now or will be soon. Thunderbolt technology is already found on most lines of Apple Mac computers (MacBook Pro, iMac, MacBook Air, and Mac Mini) and Apple Thunderbolt Display, as well as products from LaCie, Blackmagic Design, Promise, Matrox, and Sonnet. Others including OCZ, Belkin, Elgato, AJA, G-Tech by Hitachi, Atto, Magma, Avid, and Universal Audio have announced products that are expected to be shipping this year.

At CES 2012, Intel announced a strategic relationship between Intel and Technicolor to deliver M-GO, an app that will bring HD premium digital content for television, movies, music and apps to Ultrabook devices and other Intel-based devices enabled by Intel® Insider™. Available in Q2'2012, M-GO will provide digital content from the major Hollywood studios and help manage HD premium content across multiple devices and platforms via a single intuitive, secure user interface.

 

WHEN:

Noon PST, Jan. 11

WHAT:

Three-hundred seniors will be named semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search 2012, a program of Society for Science & the Public. Visit www.societyforscience.org/sts at noon PST for more information on each semifinalist.

 

As the nation’s oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition, the Intel Science Talent Search brings together the best and brightest young scientific minds in the United States to compete for $1.25 million in awards. Each semifinalist receives a $1,000 award from the Intel Foundation with an additional $1,000 going to his or her school, resulting in $600,000 in total semifinalist awards.

WHO:

Semifinalists were selected from 1,839 entrants – the most the competition has seen in over a decade, and a 5 percent increase over the total number of 2011 applicants. They hail from 180 high schools in 28 states and the District of Columbia, and from one American high school overseas. To learn about specific semifinalists and view a state-by-state breakdown, visit the above link after noon PST on Jan. 11.

NEXT STEPS:

On Jan. 25, 40 of the 300 semifinalists will be named as finalists. They will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. from March 8-13. There, they will compete for more than $630,000 in awards provided by the Intel Foundation. Winners will be selected based on rigorous judging sessions and announced at a black-tie gala award ceremony at the National Building Museum on March 13. The top award is $100,000; the remaining top 10 will receive awards totaling $305,000.

QUOTES:

"Math and science are the foundations of innovation, which propels society forward through the development of new ideas, products, companies and jobs," said Wendy Hawkins, executive director of the Intel Foundation. "The Intel Science Talent Search encourages high school students to embrace and explore their interests in these subjects, and pursue paths that may lead to solving the world’s most pressing issues."

 

"With their dedication and achievement in disciplines ranging from environmental science to bioengineering, the 300 Intel Science Talent Search 2012 semifinalists have distinguished themselves as the nation's top young researchers," said Elizabeth Marincola, president of Society for Science & the Public, the nonprofit organization dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education that has owned and administered the Science Talent Search since its inception in 1942. “Together with Intel we congratulate these exceptional students and commend the mentors, teachers, schools, parents and communities that have contributed to their success."

MORE INFO:

The Intel Science Talent Search encourages students to tackle challenging scientific questions and develop the skills to solve the problems of tomorrow. Projects submitted for consideration cover all disciplines of science, including biochemistry, chemistry, physics, mathematics, engineering, behavioral science, and medicine and health.

 

Over 70 years, more than 144,000 students from U.S. high schools in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and many territories have submitted independent research projects for the Science Talent Search. 2012 marks Intel's 14th year sponsoring the Science Talent Search.

 

In the past, the young innovators chosen to participate in the Science Talent Search have received some of the world's most prestigious honors. For example, Science Talent Search alumni have gone on to win seven Nobel Prizes, two Fields Medals, three National Medals of Science, 11 MacArthur Foundation Fellowships and even an Academy Award for Best Actress.

 

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 hours toward improving education in more than 60 countries. To get the latest Intel education news, visit www.intel.com/newsroom/education, and join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

 

To learn more about Society for Science & the Public (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

 

Rick Bates, Society for Science & the Public

202-872-5136, rbates@societyforscience.org

 

Allison Kubota, North of Nine Communications, for Intel

415-268-4806, allison.kubota@nof9.com

will.i.am, Intel’s director of creative innovation and international recording artist, is gearing up for another world tour. This time, however, he will be traveling around the globe as part of the Intel Ultrabook™ Project. Mirroring the musician’s vision of a richer, more participatory music experience for his fans, the Ultrabook Project will put music at the epicenter of social content to create the ultimate musical expedition. Fans will be able to see what will.i.am sees and experiences, and showcases the inspiration for and creation process behind each of the pieces of music. The 12-city, 12-month tour will kick off in Mexico City at the end of the month and produce 12 original pieces of music inspired by the cities will.i.am visits. Ten-thousand downloads of each piece of music will be available exclusively on intel.com.

Strikes Multi-year, Multi-Device Strategic Partnership with Motorola Mobility*, Including Smartphones that Motorola Will Begin to Ship in 2H 2012

 

Lenovo K800 Smartphone Based on Intel® Technology Available in Second Quarter 2012 in China

 

 

INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, Las Vegas, Jan. 10, 2012 – Intel Corporation today announced a number of advancements across its smartphone business, including a multi-year, multi-device strategic relationship with Motorola Mobility*, Inc. and a handset by Lenovo* based on the company’s new Intel® Atom™ processor platform. Several smartphones based on the new Atom processor are expected to come to market in 2012.

 

“The best of Intel computing is coming to smartphones,” said Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini. “Our efforts with Lenovo and Motorola Mobility will help to establish Intel processors in smartphones and provide a solid foundation from which to build in 2012 and into the future.”

 

Otellini made the announcements during a keynote address at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show. He also detailed Ultrabook™ category momentum and described how the company is innovating to deliver superior experiences across a range of mobile devices.

 

Intel Computing Inside Smartphones and Tablets
Intel CEO highlighted the Intel® Atom™ processor Z2460 platform, formerly “Medfield,” which was specifically designed for smartphones and tablets, and delivers leading performance with competitive, energy efficiency.

 

Sanjay Jha, chairman and CEO of Motorola Mobility, joined Otellini onstage and the two executives detailed their companies’ multi-year, multi-device strategic relationship. The effort includes smartphones that Motorola will begin to ship in the second half of this year using Intel Atom processors and the Android* platform. The collaboration, which also covers tablets, combines Intel’s leadership in silicon technology and computing innovation with Motorola’s mobile device design expertise.

 

Liu Jun, Lenovo senior vice president and president of Mobile Internet and Digital Home, also joined Otellini onstage to debut the Lenovo K800*smartphone based on Intel technology and running the Android* platform. Liu Jun said the K800 smartphone will be available in China in the second quarter and will run on China Unicom’s 21Mbs network. The smartphone features the low-power Intel® Atom™ processor Z2460 with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology, support for HSPA+ with the Intel® XMM™ 6260 Platform, and the Lenovo LeOS user interface for a localized experience in China.

 

Otellini said enabling the best mobile experience is a priority for Intel. Michael Bell, general manager of Intel’s Mobile and Communications Group, also joined Otellini onstage to demonstrate the Intel® Smartphone Reference Design that aims to shrink device development time and costs for phone OEMs and carriers. This fully functioning smartphone features sleek packaging, a 4.03-inch high-resolution LCD touch screen for crisp text and vibrant images, and two cameras delivering advanced imaging capabilities, including burst mode that allows individuals to capture 15 pictures in less than a second with 8-megapixel quality.

 

Showcasing the popular Angry Birds* application on the phone, Bell pointed to broad Android* applications support that allows Intel technology-based smartphones to run the vast majority of Android* applications, including those compiled for other architectures.

 

Otellini said Intel will raise the bar on tablet experiences by offering compatibility with the millions of existing applications and devices; an instant-on, software and apps experience; and support of the Metro* user interface. Onstage was the world’s first public demonstration of the forthcoming 32nm Intel Atom SoC for tablets and hybrids running on Microsoft* Windows* 8, codenamed “Clover Trail.”

 

Ultrabook to Completely Redefine PCs
Intel is leading the industry to re-invent personal computing again with the creation of the new category of Ultrabook devices, delivering a no-compromise computing experience in thin and elegant designs.

 

In just eight months, and built on a foundation of broad consumer appeal and ecosystem support, the category has gained strong momentum with a total of more than 75 ultra sleek, ultra responsive and secure Ultrabook systems expected to ship this year from industry partners.

 

Jeff Clarke, vice chairman of Global Operations and End User Computing Solutions at Dell*, joined Otellini onstage to announce the company’s first Ultrabook, the new XPS 13* powered by the Intel® Core™ i7 processor. Scheduled for February availability, the sleek and stylish design weighs only 2.99 lbs and provides up to 8 hours of battery life.

 

Intel is committed to the continued rapid improvement in user experience. The company’s engineers will further accelerate Ultrabook innovation in 2012 with 3rd generation Intel Core processors, codenamed “Ivy Bridge,” with the help of Intel’s revolutionary 22nm 3-D Tri-gate transistors.

 

This next generation of devices will expand the computing experience beyond anything realized today. Two Ultrabook concept designs powered by “Ivy Bridge” were demonstrated during the keynote speech.

 

Intel’s CEO promised that these devices will be more secure and eliminate the discussion on trade-offs for computing, like form factor, user interface or performance. He also said Ultrabooks will offer a flagship platform for a premium, no-compromise environment that helps deliver on the Microsoft* Windows* 8 promise of re-imagining Windows.

 

Applications specifically suited for the Ultrabook are available from the Intel AppUpSM center, a one-stop shop for the latest PC apps. Intel announced a strategic relationship between Intel and Technicolor* surrounding M-GO, an app powered by Intel AppUp that will bring high-definition, premium digital content for television, movies, music and apps to Ultrabook devices and other Intel-based devices with Intel® Insider™ in the second quarter of 2012. M-GO will provide movies and TV shows from major Hollywood studios and help manage HD premium content across multiple devices and platforms via a single intuitive, secure user interface.

 

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

Features Increased Performance, Greater Ruggedness, Stronger Security and Longer Battery Life

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • The next generation Intel classmate PCs offer an enhanced and more affordable student experience with increased performance, greater security and ruggedness, and up to 10 hours of battery life
  • The Intel® Learning Series Software Suite has new features that further enhance the learning experience with its collaborative, secure and easy-to-use solution.
  • Available in clamshell and convertible form factors, the platforms give students expanded flexibility and mobility.
  • Since its launch in 2007, more than 6 million Intel classmate PCs have shipped globally as part of the Intel Learning Series which includes over 500 alliance members in 70 countries.

 

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 11, 2012 – Intel Corporation today announced the availability of the latest Intel classmate PCs that will be powered by the new Intel® Atom™ processors. The clamshell and convertible platforms will be updated with designs that boast new, enhanced applications.

 

The upcoming classmate PCs offer an enhanced user experience, increased ruggedness, improved battery life and are more affordable. The increased battery life means students may be able to work up to 10 hours on a single charge. The improved ruggedness stems from such features as strengthened corners for shock and vibration absorption, and a keyboard that can withstand prying fingers and improved water resistance.

 

"To succeed in today’s global economy, students need to develop 21st century skills like problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration,” said Kapil Wadhera, general manager of Intel's Education Market Platforms Group. “Technology solutions that are purpose-built for education play a key role in supporting the development of these skills, and we look forward to further enriching the education experience with our new platforms.”

 

The new multi-touch and premium writing experiences, in conjunction with palm rejection technology, enable students to write directly on screen. The textured touch screen, special stylus and handwriting recognition software create a “write on paper” experience. The built-in camera, photo view, media player, and drawing applications allow students to create and consume multimedia learning content.

 

The comprehensive classroom-ready features and capabilities include LabCam* and McAfee AntiVirus*. LabCam, a touch-optimized application consisting of six easy-to-use scientific inquiry tools leveraging the camera in different ways, allows students to analyze the visual data present in their photos and videos. McAfee AntiVirus has been added for proactive protection to keep students’ digital lives more secure. Enhancements include classroom management, theft deterrence and webcam companion with anti-shake features for media capture and management, noise filtering, digital archiving, and annotation. An enhanced access management feature has also been added to enable teachers to set appropriate student access in school and at home.

 

Notable OEMs for the new devices include ASI, Babilon Technologies, Compumax, Computek, CTL, Equus, JP SaCouto, Koodoo, Lanix, Lenovo, M&A, Mustek, NTT System, Paradigit Computers, Positivo, RM, Sigong, Stone and Viper.

 

About the Intel Learning Series
Intel® Learning Series brings together digital content, teacher training, deployment support and purpose-built education technology to enable successful 1:1 eLearning environments for students. Through a strong ecosystem of PC manufacturers, operating system vendors, education service providers, content and software providers, the Learning Series delivers complete end-to-end education solutions. More than 500 alliance members in 70 countries are developing applications, peripherals and services optimized for the Learning Series. Learn more at www.intellearningseries.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, Intel Atom and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

 

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Motorola Mobility to Begin Shipping Intel®-Based Smartphone in 2H 2012

 

INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, Las Vegas, Jan. 10, 2012 - Intel Corporation and Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) announced that the two companies were entering into a multi-year, multi-device strategic relationship that includes smartphones which Motorola will begin shipping later this year using Intel® Atom™ processors and the Android* platform.

 

The collaboration, which also covers tablets, will combine Intel's leadership in silicon processor technology and computing innovation with Motorola's mobile device design expertise to deliver products that have the high performance, long battery life and convenience necessary for increasingly mobile lifestyles.

 

"When great silicon and software technology meets great mobile and design innovation, amazing things can happen," said Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini. "Our long-term relationship with Motorola Mobility will help accelerate Intel® architecture into new mobile market segments. We expect the combination of our companies to break new ground and bring the very best of computing capabilities to smartphones and tablets, which in turn will help to create powerful new experiences that connect and enrich people's lives wherever they may be."

 

"We are delighted to be partnering with Intel to deliver smartphones and tablets based on Intel's Atom processor to consumers and businesses," said Sanjay Jha, Chairman and CEO, Motorola Mobility. "Though there are 5 billion mobile subscribers in the world, less than 800 million are using a smartphone today. With Android as the leading smartphone OS globally and advancements in computing technology we see tremendous opportunity for the converged devices market."

 

Smartphones and tablets are quickly becoming an indispensible part of people's daily lives -- making them constant companions. The strategic relationship between Intel and Motorola Mobility will expand opportunity for continued innovation in these areas as they work closely to leverage Intel's low power system-on-chip (SoC) roadmap for Motorola Mobility's converged mobile device portfolio. The companies will collaborate across hardware, software and services to deliver complete solutions and disruptive new user experiences that offer long battery life, increased computing performance, advanced imaging and video capabilities, and seamless wireless connections.

 

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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.

 

About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people's lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.

 

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

 

MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC. Android is a trademark of Google, Inc. © 2011 Motorola Mobility, Inc.

 

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

Today Intel released Intel® Media SDK 2012, the latest version of the cross-platform software development kit for media applications, including video playback, editing and conversion software. Intel Media SDK provides developers with a simple API to create media applications along with sample apps and source code documentation and access to Intel® Quick Sync Video, which enables hardware acceleration to significantly speed up media conversion on Intel® Architecture. Now optimized for 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors, Intel Media SDK 2012 introduces transcode enhancements that increases video compression performance and accelerates video conferencing applications with lower latency and dynamic bit rate control.

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