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SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 7, 2014 – Beginning with the publication of Intel Corporation's first-quarter earnings report on Tuesday, April 15, the company will revise the presentation of its operating segments to reflect changes in our organizational model, which are aligned with our critical objectives. The company is providing our financial reporting structure now, as shown below, in order to give visibility into the new model. Actual results will be reported with the first-quarter earnings report.

 

These changes will be comprised of the following:

 

  • PC Client Group (PCCG): PCCG will now include the results of our gateway and set-top box business, previously reported as the Service Provider Group within the other Intel architecture (Other IA) operating segments.
  • Data Center Group (DCG): DCG will now include the communications infrastructure portion of the Intelligent Systems Group, which had been previously reported in the Other IA operating segments.
  • Internet of Things Group (IOTG): The newly formed IOTG includes the embedded portion of the Intelligent Systems Group. Wind River Software Group (Wind River) will also transfer from the software and services operating segments to be part of the newly formed IOTG.
  • Mobile and Communications Group (MCG): MCG includes the Phone Group, the Tablet Group and Multi-Comm, all previously part of the Other IA operating segments.
  • Software and services operating segments: The software and services operating segments will reflect the removal of Wind River. McAfee, Inc. (McAfee) and the Software and Services1 Group will continue to be part of the aggregated software and services operating segments.
  • All Other: All other will now include the remaining components of the Other IA operating segments, specifically: New Devices Group and Netbook Group. All other will continue to include Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) and Corporate.

 

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  • PC Client Group:Delivering platforms designed for the notebook (including Ultrabook devices and 2 in 1 systems) and the desktop (including all-in-ones and high-end enthusiast PCs); wireless and wired connectivity products; as well as gateway and set-top box components.
  • Data Center Group:Delivering platforms designed for the server, workstation, networking and storage computing market segments.
  • Internet of Things Group:Delivering platforms designed for embedded applications for medical, automotive, industrial, retail, and other market segments; as well as software-optimized products for the embedded and mobile market segments.
  • Mobile and Communications Group:Delivering platforms designed for the tablet and smartphone market segments; as well as mobile communications components such as baseband processors, radio frequency transceivers, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth*, global navigation satellite systems and power management chips.
  • Software and services operating segments consists of the following:
    • McAfee: A wholly owned subsidiary delivering software products for endpoint security, network and content security, risk and compliance, and consumer and mobile security.
    • Software and Services Group: Delivering software products and services that promote Intel architecture as the platform of choice for software development.
  • All other consists of the following:
    • Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group: Delivering NAND flash memory products for use in a variety of devices.
    • Netbook Group: Delivering platforms designed for the netbook market segment.
    • New Devices Group: Delivering reference devices and technology platforms ready to be used by customers as well as System-on-Chip architecture specifically designed for wearable and other emerging compute opportunities.
    • Corporate: Revenue, expenses and charges such as:
      • Amounts included within restructuring and asset impairment charges;
      • A portion of profit-dependent compensation and other expenses not allocated to the operating segments;
      • Divested businesses for which discrete operating results are not regularly reviewed by our chief executive officer;
      • Results of operations of startup businesses that support the company's initiatives, including our foundry business;
      • Acquisition-related costs, including amortization and any impairment of acquisition-related intangibles and goodwill.

 

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.

 

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1 Posted originally with a typo labelled as "Solutions"

Intel congratulates Adobe* on achieving a GPU support milestone as it introduces support for the Intel® Iris™ Graphics Family for the first time in Adobe Premiere Pro CC*. The massively accelerated Adobe Premiere Pro CC is loaded with features and enhancements authored in OpenCL that provides video editors with powerful capabilities that make editing films increasingly easier. Read more here.

Intel Clear spotlight.jpgA first in its 45-year history, Intel has created a proprietary, global font to be used across all communications. Called Intel® Clear, the font is exclusive to the company and is the new, official Intel typeface going forward. The font represents Intel’s continued commitment to leading innovation in all areas of technology. With the average person spending 9 hours a day reading from a screen, Intel Clear has been designed to provide optimal communication online as well as outperform other fonts across any medium. Go behind the scenes, get more information and follow the discussion with #intelclear.


http://newsroom.intel.com/servlet/JiveServlet/showImage/38-7605-4171/Moon_Island-closedsm.jpgAt the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in Shenzhen, China, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced the availability of the Intel® Gateway Solutions for Internet of Things (IoT), a family of integrated solutions based on the Intel® Quark™ SoC X1000 and Intel® Atom™ processors, in addition to a Intel® Galileo-based development platform. The new platforms will enable businesses to reduce costs and offer new services by unlocking valuable data from legacy systems that were not previously connected to each other or the cloud. The Intel solutions integrate Wind River* and McAfee software to help accelerate time to market, while providing built-in security.

The Intel Capital China Smart Device Innovation Fund was announced at the annual Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in Shenzhen. The fund will provide capital to Chinese companies focused on accelerating innovation of smart devices, including tablets, smart phones, PCs, 2in1s, wearables, the Internet of Things and other related technologies in China. The new fund reinforces Intel’s commitment to China and developing the China technology ecosystem and was announced in conjunction with the establishment of the Intel Smart Device Innovation Center.

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel CEO announces Intel Smart Device Innovation Center in Shenzhen and US$100 million Intel Capital China Smart Device Innovation Fund to accelerate smart device innovation including 2 in 1s, tablets, smartphones, wearables and the Internet of Things.
  • Makes first public, live call using China Mobile's TD-LTE network and Intel® XMM™ 7260 LTE advanced platform.
  • Demonstrates Intel SoFIA for the first time just months after adding the new family of integrated Intel® Atom™-based mobile SoCs for entry and value smartphones and tablets to its roadmap.
  • Announces availability of the Intel® Gateway Solutions for the Internet of Things based on Intel® Quark™ and Intel® Atom™ processors.

 

 

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The Intel® Gateway Solutions for Internet of Things (IoT) based on the Intel® Quark processor.

INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, Shenzhen, China, April 2, 2014 – As the computing industry landscape undergoes rapid transformation, Intel Corporation CEO Brian Krzanich today outlined the company's plans to build upon its nearly 30-year history in China, and collaborate with the growing technology ecosystem, particularly in Shenzhen, to accelerate new innovation and reshape the computing industry.

 

During his keynote, Krzanich discussed how Intel and the Shenzhen technology ecosystem can re-ignite growth – both locally and globally – and deliver differentiated computing products and experiences, spanning multiple market segments, operating systems and price points. Underscoring this point, he announced the establishment of an Intel Smart Device Innovation Center in Shenzhen and a US$100 million Intel Capital China Smart Device Innovation Fund.

 

Intel's CEO also detailed several new products and technologies the company will begin offering this year, including Intel® Edison, a product-ready, general-purpose computing platform first imagined in the company's research labs in China. He also announced availability of the Intel® Gateway Solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) based on Intel Quark™ and Intel® Atom™ processors, and demonstrated for the first time SoFIA, Intel's first integrated mobile SoC platform for entry and value smartphones and tablets.

 

Krzanich was joined at the opening day of its annual developer forum by Ian Yang, president of Intel China, who kicked off the conference, and Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Data Center Group, whose keynote outlined Intel's data center technologies as the foundation of modern computing and emerging business opportunities presented by the growth of smart, connected devices.

 

"The China technology ecosystem will be instrumental in the transformation of computing," said Krzanich. "To help drive global innovation, Intel will stay focused on delivering leadership products and technologies that not only allow our partners to rapidly innovate, but also deliver on the promise that 'if it computes, it does it best with Intel' – from the edge device to the cloud, and everything in between."

 

Investing in Innovation in China
Building on the company's history of enabling and collaborating with customers to deliver innovative platforms, Intel will establish the Intel Smart Device Innovation Center in Shenzhen to accelerate the delivery of Intel technology-based devices to the China market and beyond.

 

The center will expand Intel's work beyond tablets and provide local OEMs, ODMs, and software developers with access to Intel technology platforms and enabling support, including master reference designs for turnkey solutions, development tools, supply chain sourcing, quality management and customer support – acting as a bridge between product conception and commercial deployment.

 

Further accelerating this effort, Krzanich announced the US$100 million Intel Capital China Smart Device Innovation Fund focused on accelerating innovation of smart devices, including 2 in 1s, tablets, smartphones, wearables, IoT and other related technologies in China. The new investment reinforces Intel Capital's commitment to the China IT industry and ecosystem development. Since 1998, Intel Capital has invested more than US$670 million in 110 companies in China across two already-established investment funds.

 

Velocity in Mobile Devices
As 4G LTE service expands in China, Intel is well-positioned to provide a growing share of LTE chipsets. Intel's 2014 LTE platform, the Intel® XMM™ 7260, meets the five-mode requirement of China Mobile* today, including support for TD-LTE, and TD-SCDMA protocols required in China.

 

Intel is actively engaged in China for certification of the Intel XMM 7260, paving the way for commercial availability in the second half of 2014 for performance and mainstream device market segments. Krzanich demonstrated the Intel XMM 7260 by conducting the first public, live call using China Mobile's TD-LTE network, and spoke to strong ecosystem demand for a competitive LTE alternative.

 

Intel is also developing its SoFIA family of integrated mobile SoCs for entry and value smartphones and tablets. Krzanich demonstrated the family's first silicon, booting up the new integrated Intel® Atom™ platform just months after adding the product to its ultra-mobile roadmap. He also noted the strategic opportunity these market segments present for Intel and the China technology ecosystems. Intel's SoFIA 3G platform is on track to ship to OEMs in the fourth-quarter of 2014.

 

Krzanich also said that Intel is on track to ship 40 million tablets this year, and showcased a variety of innovative designs developed in China by OEMs and ODMs.

 

Enabling the Growing Internet of Things
Intel is actively pursuing a range of solutions, from the edge device to the cloud, to address the growing opportunities presented by IoT.

 

Krzanich announced availability of the Intel® Gateway Solutions for IoT, an integrated solution based on Intel Quark™ and Intel Atom™ processors, in addition to an Intel® Galileo-based development platform. These platforms will help businesses reduce costs and offer new services by unlocking valuable data from legacy systems that traditionally haven't had a means to communicate with each other and the cloud.

 

The first platforms integrate Wind River* and McAfee software to help accelerate time to market and will be available from the ecosystem this quarter. Customers developing gateway solutions include Shaspa* for energy and building automation, RocKontrol* for energy management, TransWiseway* and Vnomics* for transportation, and Zebra Technologies Corp* for locating solutions in retail, healthcare and manufacturing.

 

Turning to other smart, connected devices that help make up the IoT, Krzanich said Intel® Edison technology is on track for availability later this summer.

 

The Intel Edison technology disclosure in January drove enthusiastic responses from the pro maker and entrepreneurial communities as well as consumer electronics and industrial IoT companies. Krzanich said Intel is extending Intel® Edison technology to a family of development boards that will address a broader range of market segments and customer needs.

 

The first Intel® Edison board will now include use of Intel's leading-edge 22nm Silvermont microarchitecture in development of a dual core Intel® Atom SoC, increased I/O capabilities and software support, and a new, simplified industrial design.

 

Diane Bryant Keynote
During her keynote address, Bryant shared how Intel's data center technologies are the foundation for modern computing, and that the opportunity to collaborate and drive local and global innovation is just getting started. As companies shift to the rapid delivery of digital services, new demands are placed on the data center, creating opportunities for new innovations from partners. The three key growth areas in particular are the cloud, big data analytics and high performance computing.

 

Bryant was joined by Xuefeng Yuan, director of the Guangzhou Supercomputing Center to showcase how high performance computing technologies are improving society and increasing economic growth. The Milky Way 2 system has more than 54 petaflops of performance – about twice the performance of the second largest system on the current TOP500 supercomputer list. Intel technology has enabled local companies to get the massive system ready to start making important scientific breakthroughs and new discoveries.

 

Intel also disclosed that the next-generation Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 product family based on the Haswell microarchitecture will be in production in the second half of this year.

 

Day 2 IDF Preview
Doug Fisher, vice president and general manager of Intel's Software and Services Group, Hermann Eul, vice president and general manager of Intel's Mobile and Communications Group, and Kirk Skaugen, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's PC Client Group, will open the second day of IDF. Each will highlight Intel's advancements in mobile hardware and software development across Windows* and Android*, address the opportunities and collaboration Intel sees in China and with the China technology ecosystem, and outline how Intel works with customers to help them differentiate and take full advantage of Intel's products and technologies.

 

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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.

 

Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

 

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To keep pace with the data explosion, large data centers being built require longer connectivity for fibers that are energy efficient yet won’t sacrifice the speed and integrity of the information being transported. Intel is addressing this need by convening industry supporters from numerous companies to form the 100G CLR4 Alliance, including: Arista, Brocade, Dell, Ebay, HP, Oclaro and others. The 100G CLR4 Alliance will create an open specification for a cost-effective, low-power 100G CWDM optical link with a reach of up to 2 km – a reach not supported today by any existing standard. This blog post from Dr. Mario Paniccia, Intel fellow and general manager of the Silicon Photonics Solutions Group, provides more insight on the 100G CLR4 Alliance and its goal to accelerate the industry to deploy solutions for optical links up to 2Km.

Today at EE Live, MinnowBoard.org released MinnowBoard MAX, a new low-cost embedded development platform for Linux and Android based on Intel® Architecture (IA). MinnowBoard MAX is smaller in size than its predecessor, but is big on compute power and customization. It uses open hardware, open source software and an embedded development platform manufactured by CircuitCo Electronics. MinnowBoard MAX is designed for use with the Intel® Atom™ processor with Linux graphics, codenamed BayTrail, and designed for development with the Yocto Project, Linux and Android. MinnowBoard MAX is a versatile, entry-level development option for IA embedded and product developers who need to reduce design and development costs by making modifications to the open hardware and software. Visit MinnowBoard.org for more information or stop by the Intel booth at EE Live.

PALO ALTO, Calif., and SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 27, 2014 – Intel Corporation and Cloudera today announced a broad strategic technology and business collaboration, as well as a significant equity investment from Intel making it Cloudera's largest strategic shareholder and a member of its board of directors. This is Intel's single largest data center technology investment in its history. The deal will join Cloudera's leading enterprise analytic data management software powered by Apache Hadoop™ with the leading data center architecture based on Intel® Xeon® technology. The goal is acceleration of customer adoption of big data solutions, making it easier for companies of all sizes to obtain increased business value from data by deploying open source Apache Hadoop solutions. Both the strategic collaboration and the equity investment are subject to standard closing conditions, including customary regulatory approvals.

 

Cloudera will develop and optimize Cloudera's Distribution including Apache Hadoop (CDH) for Intel architecture as its preferred platform and support a range of next-generation technologies including Intel fabrics, flash memory and security. In turn, Intel will market and promote CDH and Cloudera Enterprise to its customers as its preferred Hadoop platform. Intel will focus its engineering and marketing resources on the joint roadmap. The optimizations from Intel's Distribution for Apache Hadoop/Intel Data Platform (IDH/IDP) will be integrated into CDH and IDH/IDP and will be transitioned after v3.1 release at the end of March. To ensure a seamless customer transition to CDH, Intel and Cloudera will work together on a migration path from IDH/IDP. Cloudera will also ensure that all enhancements will be contributed to their respective open source projects and CDH.

 

The collaboration with Cloudera promises to enhance both Intel data center and Internet of Things (IoT) technology initiatives by enabling customers to manage and analyze machine-generated data from a variety of sources, spanning sensors to gateways and a range of devices.

 

"By aligning the Cloudera and Intel roadmaps, we are creating the platform of choice for big data analytics," said Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Data Center Group. "We expect to accelerate industry adoption of the Hadoop data platform and enable companies to mine their data for insights that inform the business. This collaboration spans our data center technology from compute to network, security and storage, and extends to our initiatives for the Internet of Things."

 

Both companies remain committed to the open source community that has been the driving force behind Hadoop. The companies will also execute joint go-to-market strategies that include coordinated product, channel and sales programs.

 

"Hadoop has changed the entire conversation around data," said Tom Reilly, chief executive officer, Cloudera. "Based on our ability to store, process and analyze all kinds of data, increasingly in new ways, the potential for advances in business, social and economic environments are vast. Teaming with Intel, the industry leader in data center technology innovation, presents an opportunity for us to layer Hadoop into a platform's core framework. The result is rapid performance improvements on workloads such as those extracting intelligent insight. Intel's vision for delivering open, performance optimized solutions for big data is synergistic to our vision to help companies accelerate time to achieving success."

 

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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.

 

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.

 

About Cloudera
Cloudera is revolutionizing enterprise data management by offering the first unified Platform for Big Data: The Enterprise Data Hub. Cloudera offers enterprises one place to store, process and analyze all their data, empowering them to extend the value of existing investments while enabling fundamental new ways to derive value from their data. Founded in 2008, Cloudera was the first and is still today the leading provider and supporter of Hadoop for the enterprise. Cloudera also offers software for business critical data challenges including storage, access, management, analysis, security and search. With over 20,000 individuals trained, Cloudera is a leading educator of data professionals, offering the industry's broadest array of Hadoop training and certification programs. Cloudera works with over 900 hardware, software and services partners to meet customers' big data goals. Leading organizations in every industry run Cloudera in production, including finance, telecommunications, retail, internet, utilities, oil and gas, healthcare, biopharmaceuticals, networking and media, plus top public sector organizations globally.http://www.cloudera.com/ www.cloudera.com

 

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Cloudera, Cloudera's Platform for Big Data, CLoudera Enterprise Basic Edition, Cloudera Enterprise Flex Edition, Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub Edition and CDH are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cloudera Inc. in the United States, and in jurisdictions throughout the world. All other company and product names may be trade names or trademarks of their respective owners.

 

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the proposed transactions between Intel and Cloudera, including but not limited to statements regarding Intel's equity investment in Cloudera and in the development of and adoption of Hadoop and Intel data center technology. Actual events or results may differ materially from those contained in these forward-looking statements. Among the important factors that could cause future events or results to vary from those addressed in the forward-looking statements are risks and uncertainties arising from, among other things, the possibility that the closing of the transactions may be delayed or may not occur; the ability of Intel and Cloudera to align their product roadmaps; demand for and market acceptance of the products offered by Intel and Cloudera; and developments in competing technologies. For other factors that could cause Intel's results to vary from expectations, please see the risks detailed from time to time in Intel's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K. Intel undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements.

The Internet of Things (IoT) offers a tremendous opportunity for businesses to truly transform themselves by realizing the potential of data in existing, unconnected infrastructures. To support open interoperability standards and common architectures for connecting legacy devices to the cloud and enabling end-to-end analytics, Intel, along with AT&T, Cisco, GE and IBM, today announced the formation of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC). The IIC is a newly formed not-for-profit group with an open membership that will take the lead in establishing interoperability across various industrial environments for a more connected world.

What stands in the way of solving some of the toughest medical challenges? It often comes down to computational power and the speed at which technology can unravel the secrets of the human genome.  However, by optimizing the Broad Institute’s Genome Analysis Toolkit 3.1 for Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers, researchers can now analyze an entire human genome and cut the time it takes to only one day. These improvements also enable analysis of large data sets consisting of tens of thousands of DNA samples, a 100x improvement over previous iterations. This improved speed and scalability for variant analysis in large association studies will help enable new medical discoveries never before thought possible for conditions such as cancer, neurodegenerative disorders and cardiovascular disease. See the press release for more information.

Collaboration Will Optimize Integration of 14 nm Tri-Gate Stratix 10 FPGAs with Heterogeneous Technologies into a Single System-in-a-Package

 

San Jose and Santa Clara, Calif., March 26, 2014 – Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) and Intel Corporation today announced their collaboration on the development of multi-die devices that leverage Intel's world-class package and assembly capabilities and Altera's leading-edge programmable logic technology. The collaboration is an extension of the foundry relationship between Altera and Intel, in which Intel is manufacturing Altera's Stratix® 10 FPGAs and SoCs using the 14 nm Tri-Gate process.

 

Altera's work with Intel will enable the development of multi-die devices that efficiently integrates monolithic 14 nm Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs with other advanced components, which may include DRAM, SRAM, ASICs, processors and analog components, in a single package. The integration will be enabled through the use of high-performance heterogeneous multi-die interconnect technology. Altera's heterogeneous multi-die devices provide the benefit of traditional 2.5 and 3D approaches with more favorable economic metrics. The devices will address the performance, memory bandwidth and thermal challenges impacting high-end applications in the communications, high-performance computing, broadcast and military segments.

 

Intel's 14 nm Tri-Gate process density advantage and Altera's patented FPGA redundancy technology enable Altera to deliver the industry's highest density monolithic FPGA die, offering greater integration of system components on a single die. Altera is leveraging its leadership in developing the largest monolithic FPGA die and Intel's packaging technology to integrate even more capabilities into a single system-in-a-package solution. Intel's manufacturing process is co-optimized to offer manufacturing simplicity consisting of turnkey foundry services that include the manufacturing, assembly and testing of heterogeneous multi-die devices. Intel and Altera are currently developing test vehicles aimed at streamlining manufacturing and integration flows.

 

"Our partnership with Altera to manufacture next-generation FPGAs and SoCs using our 14 nm Tri-Gate process is going exceptionally well," said Sunit Rikhi, vice president and general manager, Intel Custom Foundry. "Our close collaboration enables us to work together in many areas related to semiconductor manufacturing and packaging. Together, both companies are building off one another's expertise with the primary focus on building industry-disrupting products."

 

"Our collaboration with Intel on heterogeneous multi-die device development reflects a shared commitment by both companies to improve the bandwidth and performance of next-generation systems," said Brad Howe, senior vice president of research and development at Altera Corporation. "Leveraging Intel's advanced manufacturing and chip packaging capabilities will allow Altera to deliver system-in-a-package solutions that have been identified as critical to meeting overall performance requirements."

 

Forward Looking Statement
This press release contains a forward-looking statement regarding Stratix 10 devices that is made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainty that can cause actual results to differ from those currently anticipated, including without limitation dependence upon product development schedules, design performance of software and other tools, Altera's and third parties' development technology and manufacturing capabilities as well as other risks discussed in Altera's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, copies of which are posted on Altera's website and are otherwise available from the company without charge.

 

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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About Altera
Altera® programmable solutions enable designers of electronic systems to rapidly and cost effectively innovate, differentiate and win in their markets. Altera offers FPGAs, SoCs, CPLDs, ASICs and complementary technologies, such as power management, to provide high-value solutions to customers worldwide. Follow Altera via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and RSS, and subscribe to product update emails and newsletters.

 

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kimstevenson.jpgWith CIOs emerging as influential leaders in the business world, social media is an increasingly vital tool for those who need to stay current on trends and share valuable insight on the intersection of technology and business. In recognition of being a strong proponent of the power of social media, Intel CIO Kim Stevenson has been named a 2014 Top 100 Most Social CIO on Twitter by Vala Afshar, Huffington Post contributor and CMO at Extreme Networks. The ranking was determined by a combination of factors including Kim’s tweet content and volume, number of followers, and other metrics determined by social media influence score providers.

Improvement Will Help Accelerate Analysis of Genetic Samples for Cancer, Neurodegenerative Disorders and Cardiovascular Disease

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Broad Institute's new version of the Genome Analysis Toolkit (GATK) has been optimized for Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions found in Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers.
  • The Intel AVX-based acceleration is capable of speeding up the main computational kernel and yields three to five times overall improvement in variant discovery.

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March. 26, 2014 – Intel Corporation and the Broad Institute today announced dramatic improvements in the time it takes to analyze genetic information and detect genetic variants associated with medical conditions. By optimizing the latest version of the Broad's Genome Analysis Toolkit (GATK) 3.1 for Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel® AVX) in Intel® Xeon®-powered servers, Intel and the Broad were able to achieve three to five times overall improvement in variant discovery to meet the challenges of research and accelerate discovery.

 

These improvements enable a whole genome to now be analyzed in one day instead of three. Together with new methods, GATK 3.1 can now analyze data sets consisting of tens of thousands of DNA samples – a hundred times improvement over what was previously achievable. The improved speed for variant analysis in large association studies will help enable new medical discoveries never before thought possible for conditions such as cancer, neurodegenerative disorders and cardiovascular disease.

 

"Through this remarkable partnership with Intel, we've been able to significantly reduce the run time for our variant caller – one of the key tools within the GATK," said Eric Banks, Group Leader of Genome Sequencing and Analysis at the Broad Institute. "We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Intel to improve the quality and performance of the whole GATK pipeline to benefit people worldwide."

 

"Intel is privileged to work with the experts at The Broad Institute on solving some of today's most significant computational bottlenecks that stand in the way of scientific discovery," said Diane Bryant, senior vice president of Intel's Data Center Group. "We are committed to tackling ambitious challenges to make personalized medicine a reality for everyone."

 

GATK 3.1 is available for academic, noncommercial use through the Broad Institute's web site at www.broadinstitute.org/gatk/. Commercial and for-profit users can license GATK 3.1 through Appistry at www.appistry.com/gatk.

 

Broad Institute and Intel Collaboration
As part of a recently formed collaboration between Intel and the Broad Institute's Genomics Platform, Intel helped speed the performance of Broad's GATK software by using Intel AVX. The GATK 3.1 is a new software package developed at the Broad Institute to analyze next-generation re-sequencing data.GATK has tens of thousands of users worldwide, and offers a wide variety of tools, with a primary focus on variant discovery and genotyping as well as strong emphasis on data quality assurance. Its robust architecture, powerful processing engine and high-performance computing features make it capable of taking on projects of any size.

 

Intel AVX is a 256-bit instruction set extension to Intel® SSE found in Intel platforms ranging from notebooks to servers, and is designed for applications that are highly compute intensive. Intel AVX improves performance, better manages data and is ideally suited for applications like image, audio/video processing, scientific simulations, financial analytics and 3D modeling and analysis.

 

This achievement is the first of many projects that will reflect the collaboration's long-term goal of improving the quality and performance of the GATK pipeline on Intel servers.

 

About the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT was launched in 2004 to empower this generation of creative scientists to transform medicine. The Broad Institute seeks to describe all the molecular components of life and their connections; discover the molecular basis of major human diseases; develop effective new approaches to diagnostics and therapeutics; and disseminate discoveries, tools, methods and data openly to the entire scientific community.

 

Founded by MIT, Harvard and its affiliated hospitals, and the visionary Los Angeles philanthropists Eli and Edythe L. Broad, the Broad Institute includes faculty, professional staff and students from throughout the MIT and Harvard biomedical research communities and beyond, with collaborations spanning over a hundred private and public institutions in more than 40 countries worldwide. For further information about the Broad Institute, go to www.broadinstitute.org.

 

About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.

 

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

 

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

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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel has completed the acquisition of BASIS Science Inc., a privately held company and the creator of the Basis band, the world's most advanced health tracker and web and mobile service.
  • The acquisition accelerates Intel's wearable products focus. It also brings access to new technology, and further expands the leadership team with new people who have a proven track record of innovation in wearables for health and fitness applications.
  • The Basis band will continue to be sold and supported through its existing channels.

 

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif.,  March 25,  2014 – Intel Corporation today announced that it has completed the acquisition of BASIS Science Inc., a privately held company and a leader specializing in wearable device technologies for health and wellness applications. BASIS Science is also the creator of the Basis band, the world's most advanced health tracker. The wrist-worn device and web and mobile service captures physiological metrics such as heart rate to help people get fit, sleep better and stress less. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

 

Intel is actively pursuing a range of products and initiatives with the goal of accelerating wearable device innovation. The company's strategy is to create wearable reference devices, SoCs and other technology platforms ready to be used by customers in development of wearable products. Underscoring this point, Intel recently announced several innovations and initiatives focused on fit, function and style.

 

The acquisition of BASIS Science accelerates Intel's wearable products focus and extends the company's capabilities in this area. It also brings access to new technology, and further expands the leadership team with people who have a proven track record of innovation in wearable device technologies for health and fitness applications.

 

"The acquisition of BASIS Science provides immediate entry into the market with a leader in health tracking for wearable devices," said Mike Bell, Intel vice president and general manager of the company's New Devices Group. "As we accelerate our position in wearables, we will build upon this foundation to deliver products that bring people greater utility and value. I'm confident that our collective resources and expertise positions us well for the future."

 

"Intel is a great fit for Basis products, employees and consumers," said Jef Holove, former BASIS Science CEO and now a general manager in Intel's New Devices Group. "The acquisition brings access to Intel resources, expertise and global scale as we work together to explore new possibilities of wearable technology. Meanwhile, keeping our existing team intact ensures we can remain focused on our mission of improving the health and well-being of people."

 

The Basis band will continue to be sold through existing retail channels. The team will continue to work on its product roadmap and serve its existing Basis band users. The team will also begin work on future wearable initiatives, working closely with the broader Intel team.

 

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