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Get ahead of class and put the laws of physics to the test in Algodoo Lite from the Intel AppUpSM center. In Algodoo Lite, you can build scenes with springs, water, chains, solid forms or hinges, then press “play” and see the effects of force, gravity and friction. Or explore physics beyond this world in Encyclopaedia Britannica Kids: Solar System with this educational app. For more advanced physics minds, Formula Buddy gives information about all the major formulae of Physics, Math and Chemistry.

Tune in for MashUp Radio this Friday, August 26th from 12:00-12:30 P.M. PT to hear two app addicts, Ubergizmo's Eliane Fiolet and Intel's own Peter Biddle, share their insight on the app phenomenon. They'll discuss the hottest new trend’s in mobile applications, share their favorites and talk about the future of this newest wave of the Web.

During the Hot Chips conference at Stanford University, Intel Corporation announced new architecture features of its upcoming Itanium processor, codenamed "Poulson." The new features: Intel Instruction Replay Technology, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology improvements and Itanium New Instructions are aimed to take full advantage of the next generation, 12-wide issue architecture. "Poulson", with eight cores and 3.1 billion transistors, will be the most sophisticated Intel processor to date, and is on track for launch in 2012. It is followed by a future "Kittson" processor, currently under development. Learn more here in a blog post by Pauline Nist, General Manager of Intel's Mission Critical Segment at Intel.

Today Discovery Education and Intel launched "Catch Me Being Curious," a national sweepstakes as part of Curiosity in the Classroom, a partnership designed to satisfy students' curiosity and extend learning found in Discovery Channel’s groundbreaking television series CURIOSITY. This sweepstakes will award one family with a dream vacation; 20 second place winners will also receive a Discovery Education prize pack. CuriosityintheClassroom.com is an interactive science-based educational tool to encourage conversation between educators, students and families. Enter the sweepstakes here and learn more about Intel’s education commitments here.

Intel’s The Escape — an interactive film experience launched in June — is now available as an iAd, Apple’s revolutionary new mobile advertising platform. The Escape iAd is the latest installment in a 2-year-plus cycle of mobile media and marketing innovation from Intel. This immersive ad highlights the Turbo Boost Technology, built-in HD Graphics and smart multi-tasking power of the 2nd generation Intel Core i5 processor.

Help your child get a jump start in math before the first day of school with the Intel AppUpSM center. Caillou Counting teaches the basics of counting and other fundamentals. Then have your child move on to Math Magic, an app with a simple, colorful interface and reward system to teach kids ages 3-8. In Testing 1,2,3: Basic Math, create customizable tests to suit any level. This app makes it easy to see how well your child is learning and where they may be having difficulties. For more advanced math students, meStudying: Algebra I has over 300 Algebra 1 questions with a detailed explanation for every question.

ViewSonic’s new ViewPad 10pro is the latest tablet to be powered by the Intel® Atom™ Processor Z670.  Offering a dual OS experience, the new tablet shows how consumers can move between Windows and Android experiences in a way that offers rich graphics, high-definition audio, easy Internet browsing and longer battery life in a slick form factor. Purpose-built for tablets, the Intel Atom technology brings support for multiple operating systems, full HD 1080p video playback, 2GB of integrated memory, and a smaller and thinner product design with longer battery life. Get more information here.

Team Funbox took top honors in the nine-week Dare to be Digital video game competition for digital art graduate students. “The Lost Memories” – a third-person action adventure – scored big for visual appeal and performance using Intel® Integrated Graphics. Additionally, Team Evolved Ape, used Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers in its game, “Dreamweaver,” and won one-of-three British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards for market potential, creativity/innovation and use of technology. As a sponsor supporting this global competition, the Intel® Visual Adrenaline program provided hardware systems and mentorship to the student competitors in the Visual Adrenaline challenge. For the full list of winners, visit daretobedigital.com.

Tune in to watch i.am FIRST – Science is Rock and Roll at 7 p.m. PDT Sunday on ABC. Showcasing the 20th Annual FIRST® Robotics Championship, the one-hour special, which was produced by willi.i.am, Intel’s director of creative innovation, seeks to promote science and technology education. Intel is a proud supporter of the show, which brings to the spotlight students who will be our rock stars of the future. The show includes performances by The Black Eyed Peas and Willow Smith, with special appearances by Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake and more -- all on hand to support education.

Intel Corporation and Micron Technology, Inc., received the Most Innovative Flash Memory Technology award Aug. 10 at the 2011 Flash Memory Summit for the companies' industry-leading 20 nanometer (nm) NAND Flash memory process technology. The breakthrough technology saves board space enabling tablet and smartphone manufacturers to offer such end-product improvements as a bigger battery, larger screen or another chip to handle new features.

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel Capital creates a $300 Million Ultrabook™ Fund to help accelerate the next revolution of personal computing.
  • Ultrabook™ Fund targeted at technologies that will help deliver new and enhanced user experiences, longer battery life and slim component and platform technologies.

 

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and TAIPEI, Aug. 10, 2011 – Intel Capital today announced a $300 million Ultrabook™ Fund to help drive innovation in this new category of devices. As announced at Computex earlier this year, Ultrabook systems will marry the performance and capabilities of today’s laptops with tablet-like features. Ultrabook devices will deliver a highly responsive and secure experience in a thin, light and elegant design at mainstream prices.

 

To help realize that vision, the Intel Capital Ultrabook Fund aims to invest in companies building hardware and software technologies focused on enhancing how people interact with Ultrabooks, achieving all-day usage through longer battery life, enabling innovative physical designs and improved storage capacity. The overall goal of the fund, which will be invested over the next 3-4 years, is to create a cycle of innovation and system capabilities for this new and growing category of mobile devices.

 

“Ultrabook devices are poised to be an important area for innovation in the $261 billion global computer industry1,” said Arvind Sodhani, president of Intel Capital and Intel executive vice president. “The Intel Capital Ultrabook fund will focus on investing in companies building technologies that will help revolutionize the computing experience and morph today’s mobile computers into the next ‘must have’ device.”

 

“Celebrating 30 years of innovation, the PC is the ultimate Darwinian device and Intel is striving to again reinvent mobile computing,” said Mooly Eden, vice president and general manager of Intel’s PC Client Group. “In 2003, the combination of Intel’s Centrino technology with built-in WiFi, paired with Intel Capital’s $300 million in venture investments and other industry enabling efforts, ushered in the shift from desktop PCs to anytime, anywhere mobile computing. Our announcement today is about Intel mobilizing significant investments to achieve the next historic shift in computing.”

 

There are three key phases in Intel’s strategy to accelerate its vision for this new category. The company’s efforts begin to unfold this year with Intel’s latest 2nd Generation Intel® CoreTM processors. This family of products will enable thin, light and beautiful designs that are less than 21mm (0.8 inch) thick, and at mainstream prices. Systems based on these chips will be available for the 2011 winter holiday shopping season.

 

To ship Ultrabook devices this year required significant collaboration amongst the entire computing industry. Intel has worked very closely with its customers to ensure that Ultrabook devices deliver compelling and unique value to consumers. Many OEMs have been collaborating on this effort from the very beginning.

 

“Ultrabook takes the best technologies and marries them with sleeker designs and extraordinarily long battery life for a new kind of computing experience,” said Peter Hortensius, Lenovo’s Product Group president. “This new type of personal computing aligns with our continual focus on engineering innovative laptop solutions that push the boundaries on mobility.”

 

The second phase of Intel’s vision happens around the next-generation Intel processor family codenamed “Ivy Bridge,” which is scheduled for availability in systems in the first half of 2012. Laptops based on “Ivy Bridge” will bring improved power efficiency, smart visual performance, increased responsiveness and enhanced security.

 

Intel’s planned 2013 products, codenamed “Haswell,” are the third step in the Ultrabook device progression and expected to reduce power consumption to half of the “thermal design point” for today’s microprocessors.

 

Intel Capital has a strong track record of driving innovation and growth in computing through dedicated and consistent investments in start-ups and companies at the cutting edge of technology innovation worldwide. By employing Intel’s core assets of architecture, engineering and manufacturing leadership along with capital investment, Intel Capital has helped to create the technology ecosystems which underlie many of the most widespread applications of technology today.

 

In addition to the Intel Capital Ultrabook Fund, Intel Capital has a number of dedicated funds that drive innovations in specific geographies and technology areas. Country-specific funds include the India Technology Fund, China Technology Fund II, Brazil Technology Fund and Middle East and Turkey Fund. Past technology specific funds have included the Intel Digital Home Fund and  Intel Communications Fund.

 

Video

Ultrabooks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d61LiyoyM-Y

 

About Intel
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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 www.intelcapital.com.

 

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1 IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker Forecast, August 2011.

Get your slingshot ready! Angry Birds Rio has dropped into the Intel AppUpSM center. In Angry Birds Rio, the Angry Birds are kidnapped and taken to Rio de Janeiro, where they eventually escape their captors and set out to save their friends, Blu and Jewel – two rare macaws and the stars of the motion picture, Rio. Like the original edition, the app features 90 dedicated levels, physics-based demolition challenges and loads of replay value – all with unique twists based on the film. Take flight and save Blu and Jewel in this adventure on your netbook or PC!

Hitachi Ultrastar™ SSD400M

New Hitachi Ultrastar™ SSD400M uses Intel 25-nanometer multi-level cell NAND and SSD technology.

Hitachi GST unveiled a new enterprise-class solid-state drive (SSD) based on Intel NAND and SSD technology. The new Hitachi Ultrastar™ SSD400M uses 25-nanometer multi-level cell NAND as part of the two companies’ joint development. It will be on display at the Intel Booth #413 during Flash Memory Summit at the Santa Clara Convention Center from Aug. 9 to Aug. 11.

Intel has teamed up with leading audio, photography and video experts to develop a studio-in-a-box for hobbyist and aspiring professional content creators. Powered by 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 processors, Intel graphics and Intel® Solid-State Drives, the three offerings in the Intel® Digital Media Creators program boost performance on demand and speed multi-media tasks such as image rendering, video editing and audio mastering. Rok Boxes by PCAudio Labs come with Cakewalk SONAR X1 Essentials music software, GraVT by The3DShop.com is paired with CyberLink PhotoDirector 2011 and mediaBOXX by BOXX Technologies is bundled with CyberLink PowerDirector 9 - the first 64-bit consumer video editor.

Keep your children’s minds active as summer winds down with the new Encyclopædia Britannica Kids Apps from the Intel AppUpSM center! Nine new apps created for children aged 8 – 12 contain Britannica’s expert and curriculum-based content and are now available for download on Intel® Atom™ and Intel® Core™ processor-based netbooks and consumer laptops. They are fully interactive, offering a range of articles, games, puzzles, videos and photos and specifically designed to help children with homework, projects and exams. While supplies last, users who download will receive a free bundle of the “Dinosaurs” and “Solar System” apps.

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