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Intel is hosting a pre-IDF media session on the roles played by diverse types of computing in the field of disaster management. Moderated by Keri Carkeek, Intel’s eco-technology strategist, the panel session centers on the phases of disaster management. Joining Carkeek are real-world, on-the-ground experts, including: Perry Olson, IT risk and security management, Intel, Michael Bowers, senior director of strategic response and global emergencies, Mercy Corps, Frank Schott, senior global program director, NetHope  and Bob Marshall, president and CEO, Earth Networks.The panel is being streamed live Monday, Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. PT at http://www.facebook.com/IntelLabs or http://connectedsocialmedia.com/idf.

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel Capital invests $24 million in seven software companies.
  • Five new and two follow-on investments will help drive continued innovation to support Intel's software strategy.

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 8, 2011 – Intel Capital, Intel Corporation's global investment organization, today announced seven investments to drive continued innovation across the software ecosystem. The deals total over $24 million and include new investments in enterprise cloud automation software provider DynamicOps; building management software provider enLighted, real-time analytics provider Guavus; Platform-as-a-Service (Paas) for commerce company IP Commerce; and social games analytics service provider Swrve New Media.

 

Intel Capital also recently closed follow-on investments in predictive analytics company Revolution Analytics and cloud-based media streaming service Gaikai.

 

The seven companies have developed innovative technologies related to key initiatives of Intel's software strategy. Recognizing that software is tightly coupled with, and a vital element of, all Intel platforms and processors, Intel provides software products and services, design resources, technical expertise and consulting worldwide. Intel helps create the best platforms for delivering captivating user experiences and Intel Capital's efforts support software ecosystem development that help drive this strategy.

 

"The best computing experiences unite leading-edge hardware with amazing software," said Arvind Sodhani, president of Intel Capital and Intel executive vice president. "These investments in best-of-breed software vendors play an integral part in Intel's software strategy by fueling the creation of compelling and unique user experiences across devices. They also demonstrate our stage-agnostic approach to investing in support of this ecosystem."

 

The following is additional information on the new portfolio companies and their strategic engagements with Intel:

 

DynamicOps (Burlington, Mass.) provides an Operations Virtualization™ platform that enables enterprise IT to evolve existing infrastructure into on-demand private and public cloud services, achieving leading time-to-cloud and providing the ability to respond to market dynamics faster and more economically. Enterprises can leverage existing, cross-organizational processes while having the freedom to easily interchange technologies, creating a multi-vendor solution. Using DynamicOps' Cloud Development Kit™, enterprise IT can create next-generation cloud services. DynamicOps aligns with Intel's CloudBuilder vision of building an ecosystem of best-in-class companies across the cloud stack optimized for Intel® architecture.

 

enLighted (Sunnyvale, Calif.) is helping transform commercial energy management by providing a solution that offers simple installation and maintenance-free operation. enLighted's application brings distributed people-aware intelligence to traditional lighting fixtures. Intel's vision is to support embedded companies like enLighted in the intelligent building market segment by providing comprehensive open-source embedded software and hardware to accelerate deployment of embedded solutions.

 

IP Commerce (Denver) provides a Platform-as-a-Service that functions as a commerce operating system. Capabilities such as managing payments, security, underwriting risk, network connectivity and integration are important to the payments' value chain. IP Commerce enables application developers to create customized, intelligent multi-channel commerce applications and payment workflows that give retailers enhanced opportunities to interact with customers. IP Commerce is aligned with Intel's compute continuum strategy by allowing developers to embed rich payment functionality in applications that can run on billions of connected devices.

 

Guavus (Santa Clara, Calif) provides solutions for timely decision-making on big data for Fortune 1000 enterprises.  Guavus' technology, which stems from more than a decade of research and development, provides an integrated and scalable platform coupled with a business logic layer to rapidly codify industry-specific analytics applications.  Solutions on the Guavus' decisioning platform are being used every day by major communications service providers across North America to maximize revenue and control costs, and are among the largest analytics deployments.1

 

Swrve New Media (San Francisco) provides game personalization and testing for social games that redefine the relationship between game makers and game players. Swrve's real-time personalization allows design, product and marketing teams to continually test and adjust their games in the cloud, maximizing engagement across an unlimited range of players. This real-time feedback loop will help connect brands with their intended audiences and ultimately create better and customized experiences for consumers. Founded in 2010, the company is in private beta with a small number of social games. Swrve is aligned with Intel's visual computing software strategy and enables game designers to improve monetization through analysis of in-game events and transactions.

 

Gaikai (Los Angeles) provides a cloud gaming service that streams 3-D video games directly to the Web browser. By making game demos instantly playable on any website, Gaikai delivers players and drives sales for a fraction of the cost of traditional advertising. Gaikai is aligned with Intel's compute continuum and visual computing strategies for delivering games to any client that supports display of video.

 

Revolution Analytics (Palo Alto, Calif.) is a leading commercial provider of software and services based on the open source "R" project for statistical computing. The company's flagship Revolution R Enterprise product brings high performance, productivity and enterprise readiness to R, meeting the production needs of large organizations in industries such as finance, life sciences, retail, manufacturing and media. Revolution Analytics is aligned with Intel's visual and parallel computing and open source strategies.

 

About Intel Capital
Intel Capital, Intel's global investment organization, makes equity investments in innovative technology start-ups and companies worldwide. Intel Capital invests in a broad range of companies offering hardware, software, and services targeting enterprise, home, mobility, health, consumer Internet, semiconductor manufacturing and cleantech. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested more than US$10 billion in over 1,140 companies in 50 countries. In that timeframe, 191 portfolio companies have gone public on various exchanges around the world and 268 were acquired or participated in a merger. In 2010, Intel Capital invested US$327 million in 119 investments with approximately 44 percent of funds invested outside the United States and Canada. For more information on Intel Capital and its differentiated advantages, visit http://www.intelcapital.com/.

 

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1 Guavus company information modified from its originally posted form by request from Guavas.

For the 13th consecutive year, Intel was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, the distinguished global index that tracks the economic, environmental and social performance of leading companies. Learn more about Intel’s ongoing environment initiatives.

Today, Intel released Service Pack 1 for Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2011, a comprehensive tool suite for C, C++ and Fortran developers. The service pack contains numerous quality improvements and refinements to help further increase application performance. Notably it includes support for Cilk™ Plus v1.1, IEEE 754-2008, Intel Threading Building Blocks v4.0, and leading support for the latest C++ and Fortran standards. Intel Parallel Studio XE empowers developers to create scalable code for today’s Intel® Xeon® processors while easily extending to Intel® Many Integrated Core (Intel® MIC) architecture.

So long summer and hello Ultrabooks. This past weekend saw several OEMs announcing their newest Ultrabook designs at IFA in Berlin. Acer, Toshiba and Lenovo all previewed sleek Ultrabook designs that tout the superior performance synonymous with Intel’s 2nd generation Core processor family. These first Ultrabooks, available later this year, point to continued momentum in this new category of what promises to become the must-have, most complete and satisfying computing devices over the next couple of years.

Explore Earth’s natural wonders and exotic species with the Intel AppUpSM center. In Britannica Kids: Volcanoes, learn about volcanoes, lava, plate tectonics and more. With Britannica Kids: Rainforests, dive into rainforests and discover the unique animals and plants which inhabit them. Take a deeper look into some of the unique snakes that inhabit the rain forest with Britannica Kids: Snakes. Want to learn more about the history of reptiles? In Dino Discovery, discover dinosaurs from every continent. After brushing-up on exotic wildlife, take a quick break with another exotic animal from Angry Birds Rio. This app is free for first-time registrants with the Intel AppUp center.

Intel® Teach Program Transforms Millions of Classrooms Around the Globe, Prepares More than 300 Million Students to Succeed in the Global Economy

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Through the Intel® Teach professional development program, Intel has enabled 10 million teachers to effectively integrate technology into their lessons to promote problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills among their students.
  • The teachers trained through Intel Teach have reached more than 300 million students around the world, preparing them to learn, lead and succeed in the global economy.
  • Intel Teach is one part of Intel’s $100 million annual investment towards improving the quality of education around the world, an essential element of the company’s commitment to a better future for all.

 

 

Intel® Teach program trains 10M teachers

Intel is celebrating an extraordinary milestone in education: 10 million teachers have been trained through Intel® Teach, in turn impacting the lives of more than 300 million students around the world.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 7, 2011 – Intel Corporation today celebrated 10 million teachers trained through Intel® Teach, a professional development program that enables educators to effectively integrate technology into their lessons to promote problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills among their students. Working with national, regional and local educators and governments in more than 70 countries, Intel Teach is the largest and most successful program of its kind. In fact, according to Intel’s estimates, more than 300 million students have been prepared to learn, lead and succeed by teachers trained in Intel Teach.

 

“Solving tomorrow’s challenges begins in today’s classrooms,” said Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini. “We invest in teachers so that they will inspire our students to be innovative, creative and prepared with the critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are imperative to our future. While we celebrate reaching 10 million teachers through Intel Teach today, we continue to focus on developing the next generation by improving the quality of educational opportunities around the world.”

 

Intel Teach started as a simple idea, in which education is centered on student learning through project-based experiences instead of lecture and memorization. It included technology not just because technology was fun and different, but because computers and software appropriately integrated into the classroom promote students’ problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills, areas called 21st century skills by educators.

 

“Through my Intel Teach unit, my enthusiasm for teaching has been reborn,” said Angie Hillman, an Intel Teach Master Teacher and language arts specialist at Cottonwood Middle School in Arizona. “In this day and age, with all the state testing and other things weighing heavy on educators, I had lost my focus on how to make learning fun. In creating my Intel unit, I have been able to bring that fun back into my classroom with the highest level of instruction possible for my students.”

 

Independent evaluation of the Intel Teach program revealed participating teachers reported their students were “motivated and involved in the lesson” and that “student projects showed more in-depth understanding” than other comparable work.

 

In many countries, Intel Teach is the primary information and communications technology (ICT) training program for educators, recognized by various governments around the world as essential for teacher and student growth. In Jordan, for example, teachers must complete the Intel Teach program to be eligible for promotion and a 15 percent pay increase.

 

Now in its second decade, Intel Teach, which relies on a combination of online and face-to-face instruction, continues to build more flexible course offerings and train teachers around the world. To keep Intel Teach on the cutting edge of professional development for teachers, Intel has also created the Intel Engage community and several local language online educator communities to provide a platform for real-time educator dialogue, learning and idea exchange. To learn more about the Intel Teach program’s impact on teachers, visit www.intel.com/10millionteachers.

 

Intel Teach is but one element of Intel’s commitment to education, which includes extensive efforts by employee volunteers to help improve education around the world. To get the latest Intel Education news, visit www.intel.com/newsroom/education, join the Facebook group at http://intel.ly/intel-edu and follow Twitter updates at twitter.com/intel_education. To join Intel's community of people sharing their stories with the hope of becoming a catalyst for action and a voice for change in global education, visit www.inspiredbyeducation.com.

 

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 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.

Today the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) announced a best practices competition called “Conquering the Cloud Challenge” to find the most innovative cloud-related practices by corporations and institutions. The grand prize, $10,000, will be awarded to the entry selected by a panel of expert judges: Jan Drake, Disney Corporation; Ben Kepes, industry analyst; Frank Gens, IDC; Jeff Perdue, Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley; and Ravi Subramaniam, Intel. There are also four category prizes and crowd favorite prizes available.

Intel’s “Master of Curiosity” social media game launched today as part of Intel’s sponsorship of the new Discovery Channel series, “Curiosity: The Questions of Life.” The landmark series explores a range of topics, including intelligence, neuroscience and nanotechnology. A first-of-its-kind investment for Intel, “Curiosity” is being used by Intel as a global marketing platform with key partnership elements. The integration spans Curiosity.com, the exclusive online platform, and also Curiosity’s education initiatives with Discovery Education, as well as comprehensive social, mobile and marketing programs. A new game will launch weekly to coincide with the latest topic of the “Curiosity” episodes, which air at 8 p.m. ET and PT Sundays in the United States. The series expands worldwide this fall.

Intel Corporation, Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corp. and C&S Technology announced a collaboration to develop next generation in-vehicle infotainment platforms based on the Intel® Atom™ processor. These platforms will bring new services and content, such as location-based applications, social networking capabilities and entertainment, to both drivers and passengers in future Hyundai and Kia vehicles. In addition, Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corp. will upgrade select IVI systems with the Intel® Atom™  processor to add more intelligent and innovative capabilities.

Wheezy Waiter – one of the most popular video creators on YouTube – created a humorous video that is currently posted to the Amazon.com/Intel PC Store page. If the video secures 200,000 views by Sept. 14, Intel will donate $25k to DonorsChoose.org to help bring technology into classrooms across America. To learn more about the planned donation as part of DonorsChoose.org’s Double Your Impact campaign, read the Intel Inside Scoop blog post on the same subject.

Intel CEO, Paul Otellini and U.S. Secretary of Energy, Dr. Steven Chu

Intel CEO, Paul Otellini and U.S. Secretary of Energy, Dr. Steven Chu, discuss the need to bolster engineering student opportunities at the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness hosted by Portland State University.

The White House and Intel CEO announces major commitments to a Jobs Council initiative focused on graduating 10,000 more engineers each year from U.S. colleges and universities. Intel will double its engineering internships along with major increases from 49 other companies – together offering 6300 additional internships next year.

With the Intel AppUpSM center, children can gear up for school by learning the alphabet and reading basics. In ABC Trace, children can practice tracing and writing numbers and letters. Caillou Alphabet will help children develop educational skills and learn about the alphabet. While Caillou Ready to Read helps children learn the building blocks of reading including letter identification, word recognition, beginning phonics and more. The Reader Rabbit 1st Grade capers app has fun activities in spelling and vocabulary with exciting songs and movies.

As the tablet market continues to grow and evolve, Intel is working closely with a range of customers to address the requirements of varied industries and market segments. Two recent examples are from Motion and Cisco. The rugged, lightweight Motion® CL900 Tablet PC incorporates the Intel® Atom™ Z670 processor, providing the ideal balance between power and battery consumption and is already gaining wide acceptance in the healthcare and retail segments. The Cisco Cius, also based on the Intel Atom processor-based platform, is designed for the enterprise and combines secure voice, video, collaboration, desktop virtualization and transformational business applications integrated into the user experience. The device provides customers with mobility, virtual content creation and computing capabilities and a seamless integration with a comprehensive suite of collaboration applications, including Cisco WebEx, Cisco Quad, and HD video interoperability with Cisco TelePresence. Cisco Cius tablets are already being used by companies such as Verizon, whose UCC sales team is increasing productivity by responding quickly to customers’ questions about service availability, while also leveraging the video features to communicate with specialists should customers have additional questions. The Cius is also now available to Verizon’s global enterprise customer base.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 30, 2011 – Intel Corporation today announced the formation of a wholly owned subsidiary, Intel Federal LLC, to provide strategic focus in order to better address new opportunities in working with the U.S. government. Initially Intel Federal will focus on the High Performance Computing segment, including work on exascale computing with the U.S. Department of Energy and other agencies. In time, the subsidiary will be open to working with all branches of the government.

 

“Reaching supercomputer performance levels of a hundred times more powerful than today by 2018 will require the combined efforts of both industry and government. An ExaFlop supercomputer’s performance is the equivalent of every person on Earth making about 150 million calculations per second. We look forward to collaborating more closely with the U.S. government on future supercomputing challenges,” said Kirk Skaugen vice president and general manager of Intel’s Datacenter and Connected Systems Group. “The creation of Intel Federal demonstrates the strategic importance of these programs and will give us the ability to establish and maintain the unique processes, procedures and controls needed to develop and manage programs with the government.”

 

Intel also announced that Dave Patterson has been appointed as president of Intel Federal LLC. Patterson brings an extensive array of experience to this role, most recently as president and CEO of Optelecom-NKF Inc., and prior to that as president and CEO of Siemens Government Services Inc. (SGS). Patterson will report directly to Skaugen.

 

Initially Intel Federal will have offices in Oregon, California and the Washington, D.C. area.  Over time Intel Federal will expand its focus to a wide variety of other programs within the government.

 

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 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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