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Collaboration to Provide More Options for a Safer and Simpler Check-Out Process for Online Merchants and Consumers

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and PURCHASE, NY – Nov. 14, 2011 – Intel Corporation and MasterCard Incorporated announced today a multi-year strategic collaboration to further enhance the security and consumer payment experience for online shopping.

 

The collaboration will combine MasterCard's expertise in payment processing and commerce with Intel's strengths in silicon innovation and chip-based security. It is designed to provide more options for a safer and simpler checkout process for online merchants and consumers using Ultrabook™ devices and future generations of Intel-based PCs.

 

The two companies are working together to optimize a variety of emerging payments technologies, including MasterCard's PayPass® and Intel® Identity Protection Technology (IPT). Intel® Identity Protection Technology can enable consumers to use strong two-factor authentication and hardware-based display protection. This provides increased online security against malware. Additionally, when used with an Intel® Identity Protection Technology-enabled reader, consumers will be able to pay for online purchases with a simple tap of their PayPass-enabled card, tag, or smart phone on an Ultrabook device.

 

"MasterCard is constantly working to improve the shopping experience for consumers and merchants," said Ed McLaughlin, chief emerging payments officer, MasterCard. "The collaboration with Intel will deliver enhanced security and faster checkout – with the convenience of a simple click or tap."

 

Consumers continue to shift their shopping to the Internet. Online sales reached $176.2 billion last year in the United States alone and are expected to grow at double-digit percentage rates annually for the next 5 years, according to Forrester Research.

 

"Our goal is to enable users of Ultrabook devices and future generations of Intel-based PCs to enjoy the convenience of e-commerce while making online payments safer from malware and hackers with the advanced security capabilities of Intel Identity Protection Technology," said George Thangadurai, general manager of PC Client Services Division, Intel Corporation. "Online commerce is a key focus area for Intel, and through this partnership with MasterCard, we intend to deliver an innovative, personalized and safer e-commerce experience to consumers."

 

About MasterCard
MasterCard (NYSE: MA) is a global payments and technology company. It operates the world's fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard's products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. Learn more at www.mastercard.com, follow us on Twitter @mastercardnews or join the conversation on The Heart of Commerce Blog.

 

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.

 

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Second-Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Family ‘Goes Extreme’ on the Eve of the 40th Anniversary of the Intel 4004 CPU

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel announces two new six-core, 12-thread desktop processors targeted at PC power users and enthusiasts: the Intel® Core™ i7-3960X and the Intel Core i7-3930K.
  • These best-in-class enthusiast products are the first six-core client processors in the second-generation Intel Core processor family, and the first-ever Intel client processors supporting quad-channel memory.
  • More software titles are being optimized for multiple cores and more people are working with advanced applications, especially in content creation, 3-D rendering and gaming.

 

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 14, 2011 – Intel Corporation today advanced its highest-end six-core processor family with the introduction of two new processors: the Intel® Core™ i7-3960X processor Extreme Edition and the Intel Core i7-3930K processor. These are the first six-core client processors in the second-generation “Sandy Bridge” Intel Core processor family. With over 2 billion transistors, Intel’s latest client processors offer the processing power equivalent of approximately 365,000 Intel 4004 processors**. The 40th anniversary of the Intel microprocessor is being celebrated this month.

 

Users and developers of the most advanced applications — especially in content creation, 3-D rendering and gaming — will see benefits from the additional cores, large CPU caches and new quad-channel memory support. With more people posting rich media online and playing immersive games, software developers are welcoming the performance and features offered by these new processors. Game developers such as id Software* are hungry for more CPU cores.

 

“To render our uniquely textured worlds, RAGE uses a very compute-intensive real-time process to transcode texture data from highly compressed form on disk to a compression format the GPU can use directly for rendering,” said John Carmack, technical director, id Software. “With two more available cores, a six-core system can transcode over 50 percent more texture data per second during gameplay than a four-core system, bringing new surfaces to full resolution quicker.”

 

These processors also support the new Intel® Advanced Vector Extension (AVX) instructions which benefit 3-D rendering and physics.

 

“MAXON Cinema 4D and Cinebench are designed to take advantage of all available processor threads” said Harald Schneider, CTO, MAXON* Computer. “Our new, optimized render engine intelligently divides render tasks across the threads for a more evenly distributed workload, giving us maximum throughput and performance. In addition, our upcoming service update will include Bullet-based dynamics optimized with the new Intel AVX instructions for faster physics simulations. This means faster previews and final rendering, and the ability to create even more complex scenes with more objects, more effects and higher resolutions.”

 

The Intel Core i7-3960X and the Intel Core i7-3930K are fully unlocked so overclockers and enthusiasts who want to modify performance settings can do so with simple utilities***. Based on Intel’s industry-leading 32nm manufacturing process, the new CPUs run at base speeds of 3.3 and 3.2 GHz with 15MB and 12MB of L3 cache respectively. The Intel® X79 Express chipset that supports this new LGA 2011 socket platform delivers the must-have capabilities and performance for enthusiasts such as 6Gb/s Serial ATA (SATA*) ports and additional PCIe* 2.0 lanes, leading to new levels of performance and expandability for high-end desktop platforms.

 

“We are excited to deliver the ultimate desktop platform to enthusiast PC users,” said Zane Ball, general manager for Intel’s Desktop Client Platforms Group. “With uncompromised performance, quad channel memory, amazing Turbo headroom and more robust PCI Express capabilities, this platform is sure to create a lot of excitement for our customers and the industry.”

 

In addition to the new processors, Intel is launching a liquid-cooled CPU thermal solution. Co-developed with Asetek*, this solution will provide robust system cooling while requiring zero maintenance. This solution has been optimized to work not only on the LGA2011 socket, but also the LGA1366 and 115x sockets.

 

Intel is also releasing two new enthusaist motherboards -- the Intel® DX79SI and Intel DX79TO -- with robust features for this high-end platform. Information on these boards can be found at www.intel.com/extremeboards.

 

The Intel Core i7-3960X and the Intel Core i7-3930K are available now at 1KU prices of $990 and $555, respectively. More information is available at www.intel.com/corei7EE.

 

More information on the 40th anniversary of the Intel microprocessor is available at http://newsroom.intel.com/docs/DOC-2383.

 

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.

 

** Intel estimates based on analysis of historically reported MIPS and SPEC™ CPU values.

 

*** Altering clock frequency and/or voltage may: (i) reduce system stability and useful life of the system and processor; (ii) cause the processor and other system components to fail; (iii) cause reductions in system performance; (iv) cause additional heat or other damage; and (v) affect system data integrity. Intel has not tested, and does not warranty, the operation of the processor beyond its specifications. Intel assumes no responsibility that the processor, including if used with altered clock frequencies and/or voltages, will be fit for any particular purpose.  For more information, visit www.intel.com/consumer/game/gaming-power.htm.

Intel Foundation Bestows $100,000 for Entrepreneurial Research

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Team Forward from China won the 2011 Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley, receiving a $50,000 award from the Intel Foundation.
  • Forward invented a photo-editing platform that simplifies every aspect of image processing and design for Chinese consumers.
  • Other top-placing teams were Maxygen-mobile DNA of Russia, which developed an inexpensive and portable DNA test solution, and NanoDiagX of Egypt, which developed a cheaper and more effective test for detecting viruses, such as Hepatitis C.

 

 

BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 11, 2011 – Forward, a team of student entrepreneurs from China, has won the 7th annual Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley (formerly the Intel+UC Berkeley Technology Entrepreneurship Challenge), for creating Gaitu, a one-stop image processing platform that matches Chinese consumers with designers who add special effects, provide image-sharing services and turn edited photos into art or merchandise.

 

The Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley is a global business plan competition that encourages student entrepreneurs and rewards innovative ideas that have the potential to have a positive impact on society. The Intel Foundation will award a total of $100,000 in cash prizes, $50,000 of which went to Forward.

 

Second place and $20,000 was awarded to Maxygen-mobile DNA of Russia for inventing a low-cost, portable DNA test solution that can be used at the point of care to quickly identify thousands of infectious diseases, genetic predispositions and hereditary conditions. The $10,000 third-place prize went to NanoDiagX of Egypt, which used gold nanoparticles to develop a virus test that can detect Hepatitis C in less than an hour, and at one-tenth the cost of current commercial tests.

 

"Intel has a strong commitment to fostering student innovation around the globe," said Shelly Esque, president of the Intel Foundation and vice president in Intel's Legal and Corporate Affairs group. "Through our education programs, we've seen firsthand how empowering entrepreneurs positively impacts individuals, communities and economies. The Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley helps students develop lifelong innovation skills to identify problems and develop solutions they will use throughout their careers."

 

The competition, held at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, drew 28 teams from more than 20 countries. Founded in 2005, the Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley is a joint project of Intel and the UC Berkeley Lester Center for Entrepreneurship. The project is designed to motivate young entrepreneurs to develop innovative technologies that solve real world challenges, build viable business models and move that technology out of university labs and into the market.

 

This year, the finalist teams presented business plans that reflect groundbreaking work in such fields as healthcare, technology, energy conservation and disaster management. These plans included ultraviolet radiation detection, a coconut-based packaging alternative, and an advanced fire protection and detection system. Representatives of more than 12 leading venture capital firms from the San Francisco Bay Area served as judges and provided valuable feedback to the teams.

 

In addition, three special awards, worth $5,000 each, were presented to Intel Global Challenge teams earlier this week. The Social Innovation Award went to NextDrop of Berkeley, Calif., for its water management solution that helps people in emerging markets better predict water availability in communities. aQuainnova of Thailand won the Emerging Impact Award for the team's Genovex business tool, which can provide early detection of viral diseases in shrimp. The Young Innovator Award was given to the entrepreneurs from team BUCKY'o'Zun of Denmark for their inexpensive chemical compound that when added to sun lotions, anti-aging creams, paints, among other products, provides 99.99 percent protection against all forms of UV radiation.

 

Intel has also launched a People's Choice Awards Contest for the public to vote for its favorite competing team of young entrepreneurs. The winning People's Choice Awards team will receive a $5,000 prize. Visit www.inspiredbyeducation.com/vote to learn more and vote.

 

Over the past decade alone, Intel has invested more than $1 billion, and its 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, join the Facebook group at http://intel.ly/intel-edu and follow Twitter updates at http://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 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.

Answer: To take over our planet and have Earth for dinner! Don’t let this happen by defending the world from these “angry birds” (yes, chickens are birds) by playing Chicken Invaders 4 available through the Intel AppUpSM center. Does thinking about Thanksgiving give you a craving for other apps that involve eating, gaming and fighting? Then shoot cannon balls at fridges and microwaves with Max Damage or abduct cows and collect stars with Alien Thief.

Intel and Toyota today announced the companies are working together to define next-generation in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems that will enable new usage models for mobile device connectivity in the car. Through this collaboration, the companies will focus research on developing user interaction methodologies including touch, gesture and voice technologies as well as information management for the driver. Intel will also work to optimize these features and services using the performance of the Intel® Atom™ processor family.

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel and Toyota engage in leading-edge research to enable new usage models for mobile device connectivity in the car.
  • Joint research to focus on developing user interaction methodologies including touch, gesture and voice technologies as well as information management for the driver.
  • The connected car is the third-fastest growing technological device, following smartphones and tablets.

 

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 9, 2011 – Intel Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation today announced that the companies are working together to define next-generation in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems that will enable new usage models for mobile device connectivity in the car.

 

According to Mobile Future, the connected car is the third-fastest growing technological device, following smartphones and tablets. With the car becoming an extension of today’s digital lifestyle, Intel and Toyota are working together to adapt features that drivers and passengers use in the latest consumer electronic devices to an automotive environment.

 

“Intel has been conducting research related to the connected car for years, and with the support of Toyota will extend that research to advanced services that will benefit the driver and passengers in many ways,” said Staci Palmer, general manager of Intel’s Automotive Solutions Division. “Through this joint effort, we hope to improve the driving experience by enabling a seamless connection between mobile devices and the vehicle so when brought together they naturally adapt and work in harmony.”

 

As technology converges with the car, silicon solutions serving the infotainment and telematics market are expected to rise from $5.6 billion in 2010 to $8.7 billion in 2018.1 Intel and Toyota aim to integrate advanced technologies in the vehicle in a more intuitive manner that reduces driver distraction. To accomplish this, the companies will focus research on developing a user interaction methodology including touch, gesture and voice technologies as well as information management for the driver. Intel will also work to optimize these features and services using the performance of the Intel® Atom™ processor family.

 

“Toyota aims to lead the future mobile world through integration of vehicle, home and information communication technologies as announced in the ‘Toyota Global Vision’ earlier this year,” said Kenichi Murata, project general manager, Electronics Development Div. 1, Toyota Motor Corporation. “Toyota, along with Intel, will use information technologies to drive innovations into the vehicle to make the vision a reality.”

 

The companies will also explore emerging connectivity technologies and effective ways to integrate vehicles with the home to provide a seamless connection across all areas of people’s lives.

 

For more information, visit the Intel Intelligent Systems 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 Atom 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.

 

1 Strategy Analytics, October 2011

Program Supports White House ‘Joining Forces’ Initiative

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Pilot program based in Alexandria, Va. teaches veterans resume building, job search and interview techniques.
  • Training program address an immediate need as troops return from Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Program leverages existing Intel Computer Clubhouse Network.

 

 

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Nov. 9, 2011 – In support of the White House ‘Joining Forces’ initiative, Intel Corporation announced a partnership to launch the Intel Veteran’s Employment Training program, or Intel VET, a new program designed to provide veterans with training and mentoring services as they transition from a military career to employment in the private sector.

 

This program is the result of an innovative community and industry collaboration to serve Washington, D.C. area veterans. Intel VET launches at 1:30 p.m. ET Nov. 9 at Gum Springs Community Center in Alexandria. Invited dignitaries include Rep. James Moran (D-VA) and Rodney Lewis, White House Fellow, Office of the First Lady.

 

“According to goals set by President Barack Obama, 39,000 men and women will return to the United States from Iraq and Afghanistan by the end of 2011,” said Ardine Williams, vice president and director of Human Resource Enterprise Services for Intel. “This creates a bold opportunity for industry to help veterans with the transition from a military career to employment in the private sector. We consider veterans highly attractive candidates and a good fit for Intel culture.”

 

Intel VET provides support to veterans by offering services such as behavioral interview training, mock interviews, mentor matching, one-on-one coaching and computer skills training. Resume decoding and translation training will be also be provided, helping veterans translate military occupation specialties and career experience into key corporate language.

 

Intel is leveraging its existing Intel Computer Clubhouse Network (ICCN) to provide technology training and coaching for veterans and their partners looking for employment. ICCN is a community-based after-school technology learning program that allows youth to use professional hardware and software to create computer-based projects. The ICCN resources will be expanded to open up computer and technology training to veterans.

 

For more information, visit http://www.intel.com/jobs/careers/veterans.

 

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Rep. James Moran (D-VA) and Rodney Lewis, White House Fellow, Office of the First Lady, join Intel VP Ardine Williams for the launch of the Intel Veteran Employment Training program.

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Intel VP Ardine Williams, Rep. James Moran (D-VA) and Rodney Lewis, White House Fellow, Office of the First Lady, listen as a veteran speaks about the need for employment assistance for the student veteran community.

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Rep. James Moran (D-VA), Rodney Lewis, White House Fellow, Office of the First Lady, Jyll Turner, manager of the Intel Computer Club House at Gum Springs and Jennifer Connor, George Mason Student Veteran program manager talk about the launch of Intel VET in the Intel Computer Club House at Gum Springs in Alexandria, VA.

 

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, Intel released Intel® Cluster Studio XE tool suite to support the relentless pursuit of compute capacity of HPC cluster systems. The first software development suite of its kind, Intel Cluster Studio XE unites industry leading cluster and analysis tools to efficiently scale application performance on today’s and tomorrow’s systems. New capabilities include MPI (Message Passing Interface)-enabled thread profiling and correctness checking; and an MPI library that scales beyond 90,000 processes and is up to 6.5 times the performance of alternative MPI libraries in latency tests.

Tune in for MashUp Radio this Friday, Nov. 11 from 12:00-12:30 p.m. PT to hear insight on the Gamification phenomenon. Intel’s Peter Biddle and Scott Steinberg, CEO of Tech Savvy Digital and regular contributor to Rolling Stone, CNN, USA Today and more, will discuss the rise in the use of “Gamification” to engage audiences.  Learn what Gamification truly is and why this controversial technique has received backlash from game industry professionals, business consultants and other professionals.

Today Intel introduced new web service security and secure cloud single-sign on (SSO) capabilities core to enabling the Cloud Service Brokerage usage model in the 2011 Gartner Cloud Security Hype Cycle. Central to this emerging model is the ability to mediate and authenticate application services and user interactions from the enterprise to the cloud, or cloud to cloud. The Intel Cloud Access 360 product now includes an SSO portal providing a single access point for users to launch cloud applications. Intel Services Gateway delivers new cloud API management and high-assurance security certifications. These capabilities are included within the McAfee Cloud Security Platform update announced today.

At an event today in New York, the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) announced the results of a survey showing that members of the Alliance plan to triple cloud deployments in the next two years – an adoption rate that is five times faster than recent forecasts from IDC. The Alliance also announced that HP and CA Technologies have joined the organization which now boasts more than 300 members, and provided new details on collaborations with the Cloud Security Alliance (CA) and Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF). Intel serves as the technical advisor to the ODCA. View a webcast of the announcement event.

On January 10th at 4:30 p.m., Intel CEO Paul Otellini will deliver a keynote address at CES 2012. "Intel is at the forefront of the mobile revolution, powering computing, communications and entertainment platforms that are bringing amazing new experiences to consumers around the world," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association. "We are thrilled to welcome Paul Otellini back to the CES keynote stage to share his strategic vision for Intel and the future of consumer technology."

New Intel® Solid-State Drive Toolbox 3.0

New Intel® Solid-State Drive Toolbox 3.0

It’s easier than ever to use an Intel solid-state drive (SSD) with the new Intel® SSD Toolbox 3.0. SSDs make your computer super fast, and the free Intel SSD Toolbox makes it easier to optimize and keep that drive in out-of-box condition. New features include an even easier graphical user interface, integrated help, a system information button to help troubleshooting and the ability to update firmware under Microsoft Windows* instead of DOS. Now in 11 languages, Intel SSD owners can upload for free at www.intel.com/go/ssdtoolbox. Get the Intel SSD toolbox 3.0 fact sheet and download multi-language screenshots. Learn more by visiting the Intel SSD multimedia press kit.

Intel was selected by Computerworld as a Top-Green-IT Vendor for 2011. Computerworld identified 12 organizations that are reducing energy consumption in IT equipment and using technology to conserve energy and lower carbon emissions. One of Intel’s most impactful sustainability initiatives to-date is our data center refresh program, summarized in this 2011 Earth day video. To learn more, check out Intel IT’s Strategy for Sustainability paper.

Six new Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) TV adapters give people even more choice when wirelessly streaming content in 1080p Full HD and 5.1 surround sound from their PC right to their TV.  New adapters from NETGEAR, D-Link, Belkin, I-O Data, Buffalo, and Cameo are now available worldwide for people taking advantage of the Intel WiDi feature on their 2nd generation Core-based laptops.  Go here for more information about Intel Wireless Display and new Intel WiDi TV Adapters.

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