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Intel is introducing Intel Galileo Gen 2, an Arduino-certified development board for makers, hobbyists, students, educators and DIY electronics enthusiasts. With Galileo Gen 2, artists, designers and other enthusiastic developers who may not have technical backgrounds can more easily create interactive objects. Imagine building light displays that respond to social media, automating home appliances, or building life-size robots controlled by a smartphone.  Go to maker.intel.com/galileo for more information.

Today at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Intel announced that it has joined Microsoft and other industry leaders as a participant in the Microsoft Cloud OS Partner Matching program. In its second year, the program helps customers transform their data center with private cloud and hybrid cloud solutions. This program aligns incentives across software, server, storage, networking and services partners to offset the cost of deploying these Microsoft solutions, accelerates deals, and helps drive competitive wins. Intel will invest in initiatives to align sales teams and channel partners around the proof of concept phase in order to help customers simplify the path to private and hybrid cloud deployments powered by the leading performance and energy efficiency provided by the latest Intel® Xeon® processors, Intel® 10GbE Ethernet Controllers, and Intel® SSDs. More information on Cloud OS is available here.

Intel-World-Cup.jpgWatching a lot of soccer lately? Intel helps you stay in on the action. Whether it's 2 in 1s, tablets and mobile phones, Intel has any number of options that makes sure that you won’t miss a game - and in any number of sizes. This photo depicts a worker using his Asus Memo Pad 7* to catch the big game, as his co-workers can’t help but look on. Visit www.Intel.com to learn more!

Today, Intel announced that its Intel® Atom™ processor Z3700 series, the Intel® Celeron® processor N/J series, and the Intel® Pentium® processor N/J series, are now OpenGL ES 3.1 compliant. Intel is one of the first chip vendors to receive the certification on a commercial platform. The Khronos Group released the OpenGL ES 3.1 specification at the Game Developers Conference in March earlier this year and completed the certification test definitions in June. OpenGL ES is a royalty-free, cross-platform API for full-function 2D and 3D graphics on embedded systems - including consoles, phones, appliances and vehicles. New features in OpenGL ES 3.1 include compute shaders, independent vertex and fragment shaders, and indirect draw commands. Compliant devices will now be able to offer more feature-rich applications that combine graphics and compute functionality.

Cray Inc. today announced it has been awarded a $174 million contract to provide the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) with a multi-petaflop supercomputing system powered by future Intel® Xeon® processors code-named “Haswell” and future Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors code-named “Knights Landing.” The system, named “Trinity” by the NNSA, will provide the NNSA with a world-class supercomputer for ensuring the safety, security and effectiveness of the United States’ nuclear stockpile. Intel Xeon and Intel Xeon Phi processors will provide Trinity with the superior combination of performance, programmability and reliability needed to advance the mission for the agency’s stockpile stewardship program. Visit the Cray and NNSA releases to learn more.

Two Intel employees have been named to Business Insider’s list of the 22 Most Powerful Female Engineers in Tech. Carolyn Duran, ranked at #2, leads Intel’s efforts to remove conflict minerals from its supply chain and end human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mauri Whelan, ranked at #8, is a vice president in Intel’s Software and Services Group and directs the company’s open source software development work. To learn more about Duran and Whelan, view the full list.

Atmel, Broadcom, Dell, Intel, Samsung and Wind River Join Forces to Drive Seamless Device-to-Device Connectivity


  • New consortium will seek to define connectivity requirements to ensure the interoperability of billions of devices projected to come online by 20201 – from PCs, smartphones and tablets to home and industrial appliances and new wearable form factors.
  • The Open Interconnect Consortium intends to deliver a specification, an open source implementation, and a certification program for wirelessly connecting devices.
  • The first open source code will target the specific requirements for smart home and office solutions, with more use case scenarios to follow.



SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 8, 2014 – Technology industry leaders Atmel Corporation, Broadcom Corporation, Dell, Intel Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., and Wind River, are joining forces to establish a new industry consortium focused on improving interoperability and defining the connectivity requirements for the billions of devices that will make up the Internet of Things (IoT). The Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) is focused on defining a common communications framework based on industry standard technologies to wirelessly connect and intelligently manage the flow of information among personal computing and emerging IoT devices, regardless of form factor, operating system or service provider.


Member companies will contribute software and engineering resources to the development of a protocol specification, open source implementation, and a certification program, all with a view of accelerating the development of the IoT. The OIC specification will encompass a range of connectivity solutions, utilizing existing and emerging wireless standards and will be designed to be compatible with a variety of operating systems.


Leaders from a broad range of industry vertical segments – from smart home and office solutions to automotive and more – will participate in the program. This will help ensure that OIC specifications and open source implementations will help companies design products that intelligently, reliably and securely manage and exchange information under changing conditions, power and bandwidth, and even without an Internet connection.


The first OIC open source code will target the specific requirements of smart home and office solutions. For example, the specifications could make it simple to remotely control and receive notifications from smart home appliances or enterprise devices using securely provisioned smartphones, tablets or PCs. Possible consumer solutions include the ability to remotely control household systems to save money and conserve energy. In the enterprise, employees and visiting suppliers might securely collaborate while interacting with screens and other devices in a meeting room. Specifications for additional IoT opportunities including automotive, healthcare and industrial are expected to follow.


"Open source is about collaboration and about choice. The Open Interconnect Consortium is yet another proof point how open source helps to fuel innovation," said Jim Zemlin, executive director of The Linux Foundation. "We look forward to the OIC's contribution in fostering an open environment to support the billions of connected devices coming online."


Additional member companies including other leading appliance and device manufacturers, service and solution providers, chipset manufacturers and more are expected to join OIC in the coming months. For more information, visit www.openinterconnect.org.

Open Interconnect Consortium Member Quotes:


"Atmel is excited about our participation in OIC to establish an open source framework that goes beyond the digital home and supports services for multiple verticals including consumer, industrial and automotive markets," said Kaivan Karimi, vice president and general manager of Wireless MCUs at Atmel Corporation. "Together with other industry leaders, we are committed to building a strong technology infrastructure for the Internet of Things; one that is instrumental in solving the pain points where other industry standards fall short today."


"Interoperability will be a critical enabler as the IoT ecosystem continues to evolve," said Rahul Patel, Broadcom senior vice president and general manager, Wireless Connectivity. "Through our collaboration with other industry leaders in establishing an open IoT platform encompassing multiple connectivity technologies, we are removing the barriers to entry and opening up the opportunity for innovation to a broad range of inspired entrepreneurs."


"The explosion of the Internet of Things is a transformation that will have a major impact on our power to do more through technology. Having a connectivity framework that is open, secure and manageable is critical to delivering the foundational elements of that transformation," said Glen Robson, vice president and CTO for Client Solutions at Dell. "Consumers and businesses alike will need a strong base upon which to build the vast array of solutions enabled by a global Internet of Things. From our earliest days, Dell has embraced industry standards as a means to bring the best technology solutions to our customers, and the Open Interconnect Consortium is very much aligned with this model."


"The rise and ultimate success of the Internet of Things depends on the ability for devices and systems to securely and reliably interconnect and share information," said Doug Fisher, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of the Software and Services Group. "This requires common frameworks, based on truly open, industry standards. Our goal in founding this new consortium is to solve the challenge of interoperable connectivity for the Internet of Things without tying the ecosystem to one company's solution."

"In the Internet of Things era, everything – from PCs, smartphones and tablets to home and industrial appliances and new wearable form factors – should effortlessly connect and communicate with each other, regardless of who makes the device," said Jong-deok Choi, executive vice president and deputy head of Software R&D Center at Samsung Electronics. "We invite other industry leaders, whatever their background and vertical specialism, to join us in defining and embracing a common communications framework for the Internet of Things."


Wind River
"The nascent Internet of Things opportunity requires a robust ecosystem and defined set of standards to realize its full potential," said Barry Mainz, president of Wind River. "With connectivity requirements evolving at a rapid pace, and an increasing need to ensure device interoperability, the formation of the Open Interconnect Consortium to outline a common communications framework is a logical step in the right direction."


About Open Interconnect Consortium
The Open Interconnect Consortium, an Oregon non-profit corporation, is being founded by leading technology companies with the goal of defining the connectivity requirements and ensuring interoperability of the billions of devices that will make up the emerging Internet of Things (IOT). To learn more, visit www.openinterconnect.org or email info@openinterconnect.org.


1 International Data Corporation expects the installed base of the Internet of Things will be approximately 212 billion "things" globally by the end of 2020. This is expected to include 30.1 billion installed "connected (autonomous) things" in 2020. (Source: "The Internet of Things Is Poised to Change Everything, Says IDC," Oct, 2013)


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The latest Beta Intel® Graphics Driver allows GRID's Autosport* game to use a second screen connected wirelessly to the system. Downloads are now available for the latest 32-bit and 64-bit drivers for an improved gaming experience. Watch a video here to learn more about the dual screen setup these new drivers enable.


SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 7, 2014 – Intel Corporation today announced that it has entered into a manufacturing agreement with Panasonic Corporation's System LSI Business Division. Intel's custom foundry business will manufacture future Panasonic system-on-chips (SoCs) using Intel's 14nm low-power manufacturing process.


Panasonic's next-generation SoCs will target audio visual-based equipment markets, and will enable higher levels of performance, power and viewing experience for consumers.


"Intel's 14nm Tri-Gate process technology is very important to develop the next- generation SoCs," said Yoshifumi Okamoto, director, Panasonic Corporation SLSI Business Division. "We will deliver highly improved performance and power advantages with next-generation SoCs by leveraging Intel's 14nm Tri-Gate process technology through our collaboration."


Intel's leading-edge 14nm low-power process technology, which includes the second generation of Tri-Gate transistors, is optimized for low-power applications. This will enable Panasonic's SoCs to achieve high levels of performance and functionality at lower power levels than was possible with planar transistors.


"We look forward to collaborating with the Panasonic SLSI Business Division," said Sunit Rikhi, vice president and general manager, Intel Custom Foundry. "We will work hard to deliver the value of power-efficient performance of our 14nm LP process to Panasonic's next-generation SoCs. This agreement with Panasonic is an important step in the buildup of Intel's foundry business."


Five other semiconductor companies have announced agreements with Intel's custom foundry business, including Altera, Achronix Semiconductor, Tabula, Netronome and Microsemi.


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. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world's first commercially available "conflict-free" microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com and about Intel's conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com.


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This short video optimized for Vine shows Jimmy, an affordable, customizable and self-programmable 2-foot tall humanoid robot. Jimmy is based on Intel® Core™ i5 processor technology, and he walks, talks, makes hand gestures, and even uses social media channels. The robot is part of the 21st Century Robot Project that provides a forum for makers worldwide to collaborate and build affordable, personalized robots using open-source design files and available apps. Jimmy himself will soon be available to download and print for an affordable price. Once Jimmy is printed out and assembled, users will be able to program him and install apps to add to his capabilities in the same way as we now install apps on mobile devices. Combined with the growing maker culture, technologies such as Intel® Galileo, Intel® Edison, 3-D printing and open-source app development are making it easier for individuals to create inventions such as Jimmy. It is feasible that within the next five years people may be able to build affordable custom robots based on Intel technology for less than $1,000.

The new movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2” is the first that was developed using a new animation platform created by DreamWorks Animation*.Intel worked extensively with DreamWorks on two elements of that platform, PrEMO and Torch. The two tools are built-from-the-ground-up animation and lighting applications that give animators instantaneous feedback on changes made to a scene. These tools were built to ensure all aspects of the hardware and software were optimized to take advantage of the power of each core in Intel’s processors. Want to learn more? Check out the details.

The tablet revolution continues. People have more choices than ever when it comes to tablets that address specific needs. LAPTOP Magazine pulled together a list of the top 10 tablets presently on the market, and Intel processors power half of them. With a choice of operating system, size and features, Intel-based tablets provide all the power, agility and speed needed.

Barron’s ranked Intel No. 21 on its list of the World’s Most Respected Companies for 2014. The annual list is based on a survey of professional money managers about their views on the world’s 100 largest companies by market value. Intel has been a part of the list since 2008.

Customers Panasonic*, CTL* and M&A Technology* Announce New Intel Reference Design-Based Products



  • Panasonic*, CTL* and M&A Technology* announced education-specific products based on Intel reference designs – the Intel Education 2 in 1 and Education Chromebook – this week at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2014 conference in Atlanta.
  • The Panasonic 3E, the first product to market using the Intel Education 2 in 1 reference design, is a purpose-built education device for K-12 students featuring a thermometer probe, on-board cameras and an add-on lens to enable interactive, STEM-centered learning.
  • The CTL Education Chromebook and M&A Education Chromebook are the first products to market using the Intel Education reference design for Chromebook, which provides students with long battery life1 for all-day learning and the ability to multitask, open multiple tabs and support offline learning.



ATLANTA, June 29, 2014 Intel Corporation announced that three customers launched products based on its new education-specific product reference designs this week at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2014 Conference in Atlanta. Created by Intel® Education, these reference designs draw on more than a decade of experience in student learning, providing customers with shorter development time, customization capabilities and the latest technologies, features and software. The three products are the Panasonic 3E*, the CTL Education Chromebook* and the M&A Education Chromebook*.


Designed for active learning and active students, the Panasonic 3E is a tablet that comes with a detachable keyboard to deliver laptop capabilities. Panasonic is the first company to offer Intel's purpose-built 2 in 1 reference design as a device for K-12 students.


The Panasonic 3E ships with a comprehensive software bundle of essential K-12 applications that makes learning more active and teachers' lives easier. It also features a thermometer probe, on-board cameras and an add-on lens that turn science and mathematics into hands-on, highly engaging, STEM-centered learning.


Based on Intel® Education's reference design for Chromebook, the CTL Education Chromebook and M&A Education Chromebook are lightweight, easy to use and can withstand daily student use – in class, at home and anywhere between. Developed for students, the Chromebooks feature a rugged, easy-carry handle; rotatable camera; optional snap-on lens for science exploration; and non-slip texture.


The Education Chromebooks are equipped with Intel Inside® for the best Chromebook experience, providing students with long battery life for all-day learning and the best ability to multitask, open multiple tabs and support offline learning. Intel is investing in the Chrome ecosystem to ensure that Intel® architecture offers the best experience in a Chrome browser.


"These new reference designs demonstrate the diversity of Intel's portfolio of education solutions," said John Galvin, vice president of the Sales and Marketing Group and general manager of Intel Education. "Instead of taking a one-size-fits-all approach to transforming education, we provide a variety of different tools – including devices, software, content and professional development services – to ensure that school districts can choose the right solution to achieve student success."


Below is an overview of Intel's additional activities at the conference. For general information, visit www.intel.com/iste.


  • Intel's booth at ISTE features:
    • Award-winning educators with real-world education technology experience sharing their unique perspectives and discussing how technology has changed learning and teaching in their classrooms;
    • Third grade teacher Suzy Brooks, who is sharing her experience at ISTE via social media on Twitter and Pinterest;
    • Free copies of "Transforming Education for the Next Generation: A Practical Guide for Learning and Teaching with Technology," a new guide for school leaders that includes step-by-step actions to help schools create systemic change and transform education;
    • Free codes for digital downloads of "Personalized Learning: A Guide for Engaging Students with Technology," an Intel® Education-underwritten and ISTE-published book designed to help educators and administrators understand the concepts behind personalized learning and share with them step-by-step guidance on planning, funding and implementing a school-wide personalized learning program;
    • A mobile device bar with the latest Intel processor-based education products; and
    • Interactive learning kiosks featuring:
      • The Kno* app, a turnkey solution for deploying a digital education curriculum that supports learning that inspires and prepares students;
      • Visionary strategies on personalized learning and transforming education; and
      • How to design active learning spaces.


About Intel Education
In our increasingly global economy, Intel Corporation recognizes that curiosity, critical thinking and a quality education are necessary to prepare tomorrow's workforce for jobs of the 21st century. That is why Intel collaborates with governments, NGOs and industry to advance education and enable individuals to develop skills for lifelong success. Intel gets directly involved in developing education solutions and programs as well as through advocacy and technology access efforts. Intel's programs are tailored based on local community needs, but are unified by the common theme of unlocking individual potential by providing the skills and opportunities for success. www.intel.com/education


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. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world's first commercially available "conflict-free" microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com and about Intel's conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com.


Intel, Intel Inside 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 Battery life testing conducted by Quanta using Google Chrome OS power_Load Test. Battery life will vary and the maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage. See www.chromium.org/chromium-os/testing/power-testing for test details.

Follow award-winning teacher Suzy Brooks as she tweets and pins her way through the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2014 Conference, June 28 through July 1 in Atlanta. On behalf of Intel, Suzy will share the most interesting parts of ISTE from a teacher’s point of view. You can follow Suzy as she plays with the latest education technology and learns about the latest trends and concepts that are transforming teaching and learning. To learn more about Suzy and Intel’s activities at ISTE, visit www.intel.com/iste.

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