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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.

 

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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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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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.

In celebration of World Water Day, Intel is highlighting a new Sustainability in Action project called Community Action for Clean Healthy Water. This project, hosted in Bangalore, India and supported by Intel employee volunteers, aims to drive awareness and education around water conservation in the area. On March 1st Intel, in partnership with Project WET and The Energy Resources Institute, rolled out its first Water Festival for 100 students at the Bangalore Government School. Learn more about this program and Intel's water initiatives here.

Intel is funding a program at Carnegie Mellon University combining technology and the arts and encompassing such areas as animation and special effects, gaming, sound design and development of learning media. The Intel support, which includes funding a research scientist position and donated laptops, tablets and development boards, is part of the Intel Design School Network. The network encompasses five leading design schools around the world and aims to promote creative thinking in areas where technology and user experience collide.

Big data may not seem like it belongs on a college basketball court, but thanks to technology like intelligent cameras and wearable sensors, more than 600,000 pieces of data are produced every game. During the college men’s basketball tournament, that data grows even more as millions of fans try to create the perfect bracket against astronomical odds, and social media explodes with 7.7 million comments per game. In this infographic, Intel illustrates how big data and analytics technologies are changing the game of basketball as we know it, from social media to devices, data visualization and more. Get more information.

By implementing and maintaining ethical business practices, Intel has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, the leading business ethics think-tank, as one of the 2014 World’s Most Ethical Companies. Intel has previously been recognized on this list three times – in 2009, 2012 and 2013. Learn more about Intel’s sustainability initiatives.

14nm SerDes is Second Generation of SerDes Family Extending Intel's 22nm Silicon Qualified SerDes Family


NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • 14nm SerDes extends operating range while reducing power by 20 percent and area by more than 40 percent.
  • 14nm SerDes offers extreme flexibility and programmability to cover broad range of SerDes protocols.

 

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 20, 2014 – Intel Corporation today demonstrated silicon results for its 1 to 16 Gbps 14nm general purpose SerDes (Serializer Deserializer). This 14nm SerDes is first in a family of SerDes that will include industry-leading 10 to 32 Gbps high-speed SerDes and 1 to 10 Gbps low-power SerDes. Intel's 14nm SerDes family is the second generation of SerDes offering that is built on the success of Intel's 12 and 28 Gbps SerDes, which is currently in production on Intel's 22nm Tri-gate process technology. Intel's 14nm SerDes extend the operating range while reducing power by 20 percent and area by more than 40 percent as compared to Intel's 22nm SerDes offering.

 

"The first pass success of 14nm SerDes development demonstrates the readiness of Intel Custom Foundry's 14nm design platform," says Mark Bohr, senior fellow, Technology and Manufacturing Group, Intel. "What's even more exciting is that it clearly presents evidence that power, performance and area can be simultaneously improved, even for complex analog circuits, on Intel's 14nm technologies. Clearly Moore's Law is alive and well."

 

The 1 to 16 Gbps 14nm SerDes spans a wide range of protocols, such as USB, PCIe, Ethernet and 10G-KR with extremely low jitter while maintaining power and area efficiency. The 10 to 32 Gbps high-speed 14nm SerDes will extend this efficiency to emerging protocols such as OIF, 100G Ethernet and 32 Fibre Channel used in high-performance networking. At the same time, the low-power version will provide these same benefits, plus extremely low standby power, to protocols such as MIPI M-PHY and USB SSIC used in wireless devices. Intel's SerDes architecture has continuously improved over multiple generations providing industry-leading power, performance and area.

 

The Intel 1 to 16 Gbps SerDes is a complete foundry offering. It includes extensive integration, test configuration and system simulation models. While the power, performance and area targets have improved so too have other features such as ease of integration, orientation flexibility and protocol configurability.

 

"Co-optimization of critical IP such as this SerDes along with the process can lead to clear benefits to our customers both in terms technology leadership and time to market," said Anurag Handa, senior director, Marketing and Business Development, Intel Custom Foundry. "This announcement is just the first of many exciting announcements we will make regarding the benefits of using Intel's industry-leading 14nm Tri-gate process technology and game changing advanced IP."

 

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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Desktop-Focused Platform Features, Software Partnerships, New Processor Technologies Coming in 2014


NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Outlines enhanced desktop roadmap with a new, unlocked 4th gen Intel® Core™ processor, an 8-core, 16-thread Intel® Core processor Extreme Edition and an Intel® Pentium® processor Anniversary Edition coming later this year.
  • Confirms plans to bring Intel® Iris™ Pro graphics to the desktop with unlocked versions of the upcoming 5th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family code-named "Broadwell."
  • Announces partnerships with software developers such as Sony Pictures Television* and Sesame Street* to deliver new multi-user, multi-touch consumer applications targeted for desktop all-in-one (AIO) computers, bringing total applications to more than 170.
  • Announces Intel® Ready Mode Technology that delivers a new power-friendly, readily available experience for desktop PCs.1

 

 

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Intel previewed a special unlocked 4th gen Intel® Core™ processor codenamed "Devil's Canyon". Due in mid-2014, it includes improved thermal interface and CPU packaging materials that are expected to enable significant enhancements to performance and overclocking capabilities.

GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE, San Francisco, March 19, 2014 – Intel Corporation unveiled a set of roadmap enhancements, platform features and software partnerships to help drive the reinvention of desktop computing.

 

Compelling new form factors such as mini PCs and desktop all-in-ones (AIOs) are driving excitement within the category, and Intel is helping to deliver new capabilities that consumers and businesses want. Enthusiast users are among the most important proponents of desktop computing, and Intel is announcing roadmap enhancements especially for them. Intel's desktop business was particularly strong in Q4 2013; on a year-over-year basis, desktop platform volume was up 7 percent2.

 

"The desktop business is a large and important segment for Intel, and we are investing in it – reinventing form factors, experiences and products for our customers," said Lisa Graff, vice president and general manager, Intel's Desktop Client Platform Group. "Enthusiasts are the heart and soul of the desktop and they asked us to give them more. We are delivering – more cores, better overclocking, faster speeds."

 

At a media event today at the Game Developers Conference, Intel previewed a special unlocked 4th gen Intel® Core™ processor code-named "Devil's Canyon." Due in mid-2014, it includes improved thermal interface and CPU packaging materials that are expected to enable significant enhancements to performance and overclocking capabilities. For those who demand the highest processor core count and memory bandwidth on the desktop, Intel will deliver an 8-core, 16-thread Intel Core processor Extreme Edition in the second half of this year. This product will support the new DDR4 memory standard and provide blazing performance for gaming, video editing, 3-D content and other high-end uses.

 

Intel also announced plans for an Intel® Pentium® processor Anniversary Edition commemorating more than 20 years of the Pentium brand, featuring unlocked multipliers that allow the ability to increase the core and memory frequencies independently from the rest of the system. Additionally, plans for unlocked desktop versions of the upcoming 5th gen Intel® Core™ processor with Iris™ Pro graphics, code-named "Broadwell," were confirmed.

 

Desktop Diversity: New Form Factors, New Usages, New Users
The breadth of new desktop form factors has driven growth in the market and shows people desire creative designs that use the full range of processor performance and features available from Intel. From mini/tiny PCs in unexpected places such as boats or kiosks, to a full lineup of new small form factor desktop Steambox* gaming systems, or portable AIO PCs in the kitchen – these platforms are delivering real value. Building on the new designs, Intel has partnered with many software developers to deliver compelling consumer multi-user, multi-touch (MU/MT) applications such as board games and educational titles perfect for the size and touch capabilities of AIO PCs.

 

Twelve new software titles are being announced today, for a total of more than 170 multi-user MU/MT applications now available. Sony Pictures Television’s  Wheel of Fortune*, Legacy's Crayola's Color, Draw and Sing* and Tarzan Unleashed*, Sesame Street's Prankster Planet: Banana Blast Off!*, Ubisoft's Chubby Kings Penguins* Black Mana's Home Interior Design*, Nuiteq's Snowflake ABC and Entertainment Suites*, Omnivision's Halli Clack and Halli Galli*, Konnect's Parking Friendzy*, and Playtales's* Interactive Storybook are now available in the ecosystem.

 

Intel also demonstrated a portable AIO PC reference design called "Black Brook," a thin and light system incorporating exciting new capabilities that enable compelling new user experiences anywhere in the home. Built for the purpose of enabling new technologies in the industry, Black Brook includes an integrated Intel® RealSense™ 3-D camera, a quad microphone array, premium audio and a full HD display.

 

Intel® Ready Mode Technology, available on select OEM systems now with many more coming throughout 2014, is a capability that takes advantage of power-saving states in Intel's 4th gen Core processor. Combined with software and board level optimizations, this technology enables OEM desktop computers that are instantly ready and always connected while sipping power1. With an Intel Ready Mode Technology-enabled system combined with new and existing third party software titles, your desktop PC can be instantly ready with your favorite apps updated or enable you to automatically sync and store your photos when you walk in your home.1

 

 

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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.

 

1 Requires the purchase of Intel® Ready Mode Technology-enabled desktop PC or motherboard, a genuine Intel® processor, internet connection, Windows* 7 or Windows* 8 OS, and 3rd party software. Results dependent upon hardware, applications installed, internet connectivity, setup and configuration. Performance may vary based upon hardware, applications installed, internet connectivity, setup and configuration. Enables an OEM to meet energy regulations per published testing guidelines from global energy regulatory bodies.

 

2 Intel CFO Commentary Q4'2013 at intel.com

Today Intel Corporation is announcing its development of three "hackathon" events in support of the White House's Climate Data Initiative. During these events, Intel will join with local partners to sponsor engineering and computer science student teams to develop new software applications and other tools to make good use of available data sets related to climate change resilience. The three events will take place in Chesapeake Bay, New Orleans and San Jose. Learn more about Intel's Code for Good program.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 19, 2014 – Intel Corporation’s board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of 22.5 cents per share (90 cents per share on an annual basis) on the company's common stock. The dividend will be payable on June 1, 2014, to stockholders of record on May 7, 2014.

 

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.

 

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