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Summer is upon us and everyone is looking for fun summer activities. Intel-based devices offer fun for everyone in the family. From ultra-portable tablets, 2 in 1s, smartphones and Chromebooks to all-in-one PCs, Intel-powered devices make road trips, beach vacations and barbecues more exciting. With devices for every member of the family and every price point, Intel can help power the perfect family summer. Check out this interactive photo capsule to learn more about some great Intel-based devices for a cool summer.

 

Interactive Photo Capsule: Intel Powers Summer Fun

 

Today at the Red Hat Summit, Intel’s Sarah Sharp was recognized with the first Women in Open Source Award for her efforts in fostering collaboration among the open source community and encouraging women to get involved in open source. An embedded software architect in the Open Source Technology Center at Intel, Sharp works with Linux kernel mentors for Outreachy, which helps underrepresented groups get involved in open source projects. Sharp also advocates for improving communication among kernel developers and making open source communities more collaborative and welcoming. Among other achievements, Sharp also was the author of the Linux USB 3.0 host controller driver. From everyone at Intel, congratulations, Sarah Sharp, on this achievement!

Today at DockerCon, Intel announced it is teaming with a broad coalition of industry leaders as inaugural members of the Open Container Project (OCP). The OCP was established to create open, common standards for software container technology to ensure true interoperability across container environments, protecting against industry fragmentation and assisting in the broad proliferation of container-based solutions to the enterprise. As part of this effort, Intel is demonstrating secure containers through the integration of Intel® Cloud Integrity Technology (CIT) 3.0 software with Docker containers. The integration is designed to assure a trusted launch of containerized applications by extending the chain of trust up through the Docker container image and application itself. The demo will be showcased in Intel booth #P1. For more information, check out the OCP and CIT blogs.

On June 24 at Red Hat Summit, Doug Fisher, senior vice president and general manager of the Software and Services Group at Intel, will share his insights on software defined infrastructure (SDI) transformation and how contributions to the OpenStack community from companies such as Intel and Red Hat are helping to light up the power of SDI and provide the support needed to capitalize on these opportunities in the modern data center. Fisher’s keynote is available for live streaming at 9:30 a.m. ET on June 24.

Curious about details of Intel’s Broadwell SoC, Intel’s 14nm SoC process, and potential Moore’s Law technologies such as gallium nitride and Tunneling Field Effect Transistors? Intel will provide a look at these and other topics, including three papers highlighted by show organizers, at the 2015 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits this week in Kyoto, Japan. For highlights of Intel’s papers at the conference, check out this blog post.

Renowned cultural anthropologist Dr. Genevieve Bell today delivers the Caltech commencement address, entitled “Being Human in the Digital Age: A Moral Obligation to Make a Better World.” She informs graduates that Intel Co-Founder and Caltech alumnus Dr. Gordon Moore used his technical acumen to not just imagine a better world but spent his life ensuring it would exist. Her challenge to them: think about how will they make the world a better place, and what will they do today, tomorrow and 50 years from now to make it happen. It can be watched today, beginning at 10am PT, at www.caltech.edu.

Today, Amazon Web Services announced it is using another customized Intel® Xeon® server processor to deliver M4 instances. M4 instances are a new Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance designed for small and mid-size databases and memory-intensive data processing tasks. The custom Intel Xeon processor E5-2676 v3 builds on the Amazon and Intel collaboration to develop and deliver optimal experiences for customers of Amazon EC2, a web service providing resizable compute capacity in the cloud. The custom Intel Xeon processor E5-2676 v3 for AWS runs at a base frequency of 2.4 GHz and can deliver clock speeds as high as 3.0 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost. For more information on the AWS EC2 instances powered by Intel Xeon processors, visit Amazon EC2 Instances.

Building on our Computex announcement of new 5th Generation Intel® Core™ mobile and desktop processors with integrated Intel® Iris™ Pro graphics, Intel has launched new graphics drivers and new gaming-focused webpages. Gameplay.intel.com provides lab tested in-game optimizations to improve the experience on Intel Graphics. This helps gamers find optimizations to enable better gameplay. Additionally, a new driver has been released with support for the newly launched 5th Generation Intel Core processors with Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200. This driver provides new enhancements and fixes. Download the drivers here: 32-bit, 64-bit

Intel Capital, Intel’s global investment organization, today announced the $125 million Intel Capital Diversity Fund to invest in technology startups run by women and underrepresented minorities. The largest of its kind, the fund launches with investments in four companies: Brit + Co, CareCloud, Mark One, and Venafi. Intel Capital is leading the way in helping entrepreneurs from myriad backgrounds turn their ideas into innovations that serve the needs of a diverse public. Find out more about the Diversity Fund.

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel Capital announced the Intel Capital Diversity Fund – the largest of its kind – to invest $125 million in businesses led by women and underrepresented minorities.
  • The fund launches with investments in four companies – Brit + Co*, CareCloud*, Mark One*, and Venafi* – across a wide spectrum of industries, including the Internet of Things, the maker movement, cloud computing and cybersecurity.
  • Fund will complement Intel's $300 million Diversity in Technology Initiative, announced in January, which aims for the company to reach full representation of women and underrepresented minorities in its U.S. workforce by 2020.

 

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 9, 2015 – Intel Capital, Intel Corporation's global investment organization, today announced the Intel Capital Diversity Fund, which will invest in technology startups run by women and underrepresented minorities. Also unveiled were the fund's first investments in four companies led by inspiring trailblazers. The largest of its kind, the fund totals approximately $125 million, and investments will cover a broad spectrum of innovative industries.

 

"We believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace is fundamental to delivering business results," said Intel CEO Brian Krzanich. "Our goal with this new fund is to meaningfully support a technology startup workforce more reflective of society, and ultimately to benefit Intel and the broader economy through its success."

 

Today's news follows the January announcement of Intel's Diversity in Technology initiative, designed to encourage more diversity at Intel and within the technology industry at large. Intel has declared its intent to achieve full representation of women and underrepresented minorities in its U.S. workforce by 2020.

 

"We are proud to take a leading role toward broader participation in technology entrepreneurship and employment," said Lisa M. Lambert, managing director and vice president of Intel Capital, who is leading the Intel Capital Diversity Fund. "With this new fund, Intel Capital is committed to investing in the best talent from a myriad of backgrounds to cultivate brilliant innovations that serve the needs of a diverse public."

 

Only 15 percent of venture capital-funded companies in the United States have a woman on the executive team, according to a recent Babson College report, and companies with a woman CEO receive only 3 percent of total venture capital dollars.1

 

Furthermore, less than 1 percent of the founders of Silicon Valley companies are African American or Latino; nearly 100 percent of funded founders are white or Asian, according to industry surveys.2

 

The Intel Capital Diversity Fund launches with investments in four companies, which will gain access to Intel Capital's business development programs, global network, technology expertise and brand capital.

 

  • Brit + Co* (San Francisco) unlocks creativity by educating, inspiring and supporting women and girls. A media and e-commerce platform, its online classes and all-in-one kits let makers learn everything from calligraphy to building gadgets with Intel Galileo boards.
  • CareCloud* (Miami) is the leading provider of cloud-based practice management, electronic health record (EHR), and medical billing software and services for medical groups. Intel and CareCloud have jointly authored a whitepaper on cloud computing in healthcare.
  • Mark One* (San Francisco) uses the Intel® Curie™ hardware module to create a smart cup that automatically recognizes any beverage its user pours into it, displays its nutritional content, and syncs all drinking habits to the user's smartphone.
  • Venafi* (Salt Lake City) is the Immune System for the Internet™. Venafi protects the foundational element of all cybersecurity—cryptographic keys and digital certificates—so they can't be misused. Venafi constantly assesses which keys and certificates are trusted, protects those that should be trusted, and fixes or blocks those that are not. With Venafi's key and certificate security solution, Intel can continue to bring market-leading security and datacenter technology to market.

 

For more information about the Intel Capital Diversity Fund, please visit www.intelcapital.com.

 

About Intel Capital
Intel Capital, Intel's global investment organization, makes equity investments in innovative technology start-ups and companies worldwide. Intel Capital invests in a broad range of companies offering hardware, software, and services targeting enterprise, mobility, consumer Internet, digital media and semiconductor manufacturing. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested more than US$11.4 billion in over 1,400 companies in 57 countries. In that timeframe, 211 portfolio companies have gone public on various exchanges around the world, and 369 were acquired or participated in a merger. For more information on what makes Intel Capital one of the world's most powerful venture capital firms, visit www.intelcapital.com or follow @Intelcapital.

 

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

 

1 Babson College Diana Report, Women Entrepreneurs 2014: Bridging the Gender Gap in Venture Capital, September 2014.

 

2 CB Insights, Venture Capital Human Capital Report, January-June 2010.

Intel unveiled a new lab in France that will spearhead big data research initiatives for personalized healthcare, smart cities, and precision agriculture. The research initiatives aim to accelerate the deployment of big data solutions through the use of proof of concepts and real-world trials. The new lab is situated within the Teratec science and technology park which brings together more than 80 technology and industrial companies, laboratories, research centers and universities to collaborate on ways to use big data analysis to develop personalized healthcare, improve the efficiency of agriculture, and create more sustainable cities.  Read more about the new lab.

Announced at Computex yesterday, Intel® Unite™ offers businesses an easy and cost-effective way to transform existing conference rooms into modern and connected meeting spaces with enhanced security to help improve collaboration and productivity. With a select Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor-powered mini PC in the conference room and the Intel Unite application running on devices, meeting participants can present wirelessly using new or existing displays and projectors, and both on-site and remote attendees can view and interact with content real time. The Intel Unite solution includes capabilities that increase security within the collaboration session itself, including the use of a unique rotating PIN design and the hardware-enhanced security of an Intel Core vPro processor. To learn more about additional features of this new solution, read the Intel Unite blog post by Tom Garrison.

 

Interactive Photo Capsule:  Intel® Unite™

The Society for Information Display (SID) announced the winners of its 20th annual Display Industry Awards. Intel® RealSense™ technology was awarded the Silver award for display component of the year. Intel RealSense technology takes creativity and collaboration in a 3D world to a whole new level. It uses a camera, infrared sensing components and software to create a touch-free interface that responds to facial expressions as well as head and hand motions. Get more information about Intel RealSense technology.

Intel was once again included on DiversityMBA’s 50 Out Front Best Places for Women & Diverse Managers to Work list which recognizes the top 50 companies that are working to increase the advancement of women and people of color into leadership positions. DiversityMBA evaluated companies on recruitment and retention, representation, workplace inclusion, succession planning and accountability. Intel is dedicated to increasing the representation of women and under-represented minorities. Find out more about Intel’s diversity and inclusion goals.

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Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology

Today at Computex in Taipei Intel unveiled Thunderbolt™ 3 – marking the biggest advancement since the technology's inception. Thunderbolt 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at 40Gbps, creating one compact port that does it all – delivering the fastest and most versatile connection to any dock, display, or data device. For the first time, one computer port connects to Thunderbolt devices, every display, and billions of USB devices. A single cable now provides four times the data and twice the video bandwidth of any other PC cable, while also supplying power. Initial products with Thunderbolt 3 are expected to start shipping before the end of this year, and ramp in 2016. Read more in this blog post and visit the online press kit for more information.

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