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The October/November 2014 issue of Working Mother recognized Pia Wilson-body, global diversity workforce initiatives manager, as Intel’s Working Mother of the Year. Wilson-body was nominated as a “Master Mentor” and will be honored today at Working Mother’s Work Life Congress Conference and Gala Dinner. Intel was featured on the 2014 Working Mother 100 Best Companies list.

Intel® Data Protection Technology for Transactions Aims to Bolster Consumer Confidence

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014 – Intel Corporation today introduced Intel® Data Protection Technology for Transactions, the industry's first solution to provide end-to-end encryption of consumer and financial data that is built into the point of sale (POS) platforms. Developed in collaboration with NCR*, a leader in consumer transaction technologies, the Intel Data Protection Technology for Transactions combines software optimized for retailers with Intel hardware, including Intel® Core™ and select Intel® Atom™ processors, to deliver a higher level of security from the start of a transaction until transaction data is stored on a bank server.

 

Intel Data Protection Technology for Transactions adds an extra layer of software to protect the payment process, complementing current retail investments in EMV (Europay*, MasterCard* and Visa*) credit card authorization, tokenization and other data protection technologies. The software resides and runs on the Intel chipset for enhanced security and helps close the gaps between data transmitted between POS devices and the data center.

 

The mounting number of data breaches has cast doubt on retailers' ability to secure consumer data and sustain consumer confidence in sharing data, creating a barrier to the adoption of Internet of Things technologies.

 

It's estimated that enterprise businesses will spend $114 billion dealing with malware-related cyberattacks in 20131 and, per multiple industry reports, tens of millions of credit cards have been compromised this year.

 

Intel Data Protection Technology for Transactions was developed to address these issues and speed the deployment of the Internet of Things in retail environments.

 

News Facts

  • Intel Data Protection Technology for Transactions creates a secure pathway between the transaction endpoint, point of sale (POS) system and server networks to securely carry consumer information.
  • Intel Data Protection Technology for Transactions helps mitigate risks by establishing a secure pipeline through which transactions can request payment authorization and provides a common security management capability for retailers to utilize regardless of the original POS or peripheral vendor.
  • The solution supports all modern forms of credit and debit payment including EMV (Europay, Mastercard and Visa), magnetic stripe and near field communication (NFC) transaction readers, including Google Wallet*, Softcard* and Apple Pay*.
  • The technology works with all retail POS form factors that have select Intel processors in their retail POS networks, including tablets.
  • The solution will be initially available on Intel Core second- and third-generation processors as well as succeeding Intel Core processor generations. In addition, tablets with the Intel Atom processor code-named "Bay Trail-T" and future Intel Atom processors will support this new Intel technology.
  • Intel Data Protection Technology for Transactions may be applied to non-retail industries and applications, such as to secure the way airports handle passport and driver's license identity information, or helping pharmacies protect customer information related to prescription refills.
  • This new Intel technology builds flexibility into data protection, helping merchants shift resources used to deal with security issues to improving the customer satisfaction and purchasing experience.
  • The client software is available now. The full solution based on Intel Data Protection Technology for Transactions will be available to retailers in the first half of next year.

 

Supporting Quotes

 

"This solution introduces a significant improvement in today's retail transaction data protection without costly hardware upgrades, and provides retailers a path for adopting new Internet of Things technologies," said Michelle Tinsley, director of Mobility Retail and Payments, Intel. "It also sets the stage to expand to other industries such as financial services, healthcare or even government agencies."

 

"Consumers and retailers need solutions that help narrow the risk of information making its way into the wrong hands," said Chris Lybeer, vice president of Strategic Development at NCR. "NCR and Intel recognized the need to add a new level of security into transactional systems. With Intel Data Protection Technology for Transactions, in conjunction with NCR DataGuard, all important data from consumer information to payments to confidential business information are shielded from possible misuse."

 

"It's never been more important, or more difficult, for retailers to manage and protect data across the payment ecosystem," said Karen Webster, CEO, Market Platform Dynamics. "Intel's Data Protection Technology for Transactions security architecture does the obvious thing – it separates transaction processing from the POS – making that data less accessible and therefore more likely to be out of the reach of hackers. That can only help give both retailers and consumers more confidence that their POS experience is secure."

 

Supporting Resources

 

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 Core, Intel Atom 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 IDC White Paper, sponsored by Microsoft, The Dangerous World of Counterfeit and Pirated Software, March 2013.

PadFone X mini Available Exclusively on the Nation's Most Reliable 4G LTE Network1 with No Annual Contract for $199.99

 

 

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ASUS Padfone X mini powered by an Intel Atom processor and Intel LTE solution

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ASUS Padfone X mini powered by an Intel Atom processor and Intel LTE solution converts from a 4.5" LTE smartphone to a 7" tablet, when docked.

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • ASUS, AT&T and Intel introduce the ASUS PadFone X mini in the U.S. with no annual contract for $199.99 on GoPhone®.
  • The PadFone X mini will be available in select national retailers in October and in all AT&T retail stores that offer GoPhone on Oct. 24.
  • Powered by an Intel® Atom™ processor and Intel® XMM 7160™ LTE modem, the 4.5-inch 4G LTE smartphone transforms into a 7-inch tablet-like experience when docked.

DALLAS, FREMONT, CA, AND SANTA CLARA, CA — (Oct. 15, 2014) — ASUS, AT&T and Intel Corporation today announced the availability of the ASUS PadFone X mini, a 4.5-inch 4G LTE2 smartphone powered by the Intel® Atom™ processor and Intel® XMM™ 7160 LTE modem. The PadFone X mini transforms into a 7-inch 4G LTE tablet-like experience when docked into its companion docking station. It will be available in AT&T retail stores on Oct. 24 and in national retailers by November. Exclusively on the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network, covering more than 300 million Americans, the PadFone X mini will retail for $199.99 on GoPhone®, AT&T's branded prepaid service.3 Plans start at only $40 per month for 500 MB of data and 500 minutes of talk time.

 

"The PadFone X mini is a powerful device with great features from ASUS and Intel – and all on the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network," said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Device Marketing and Developer Services, AT&T. "Offered at budget-friendly prices, consumers that want a quality device with no annual contract will be thrilled with the performance and value of the PadFone X mini."

 

For ASUS, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Mobile Communication, Benson Lin stated, "ASUS is passionate about providing incredible experiences. We are excited to work with AT&T and Intel to bring the ASUS PadFone X mini to the U.S. This unique device offers the compelling combination of a 4.5-inch LTE smartphone and the power and versatility of a 7-inch handheld tablet that allows people the best of both world experiences."

 

"The combination of Intel's processor and cutting-edge LTE solution gives the PadFone X mini a robust, one-two punch for U.S. consumers," said Hermann Eul, vice president and general manager of Intel's Mobile Communication Group. "People are demanding more from their devices, and the phone's unique smartphone and tablet form factor allows consumers to have more capabilities on one data plan, all at an affordable price. Intel, ASUS and AT&T have proven to be a powerful trio to deliver a fast and easy-to-use phone for on-the-go multi-taskers."

 

Power, Convenience and Beauty Converge

The PadFone X mini is the first smartphone for the U.S. market powered by an Intel application processor and an Intel LTE solution. The device has an Intel XMM 7160 LTE modem and an Intel Atom processor with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, which supports four simultaneous application threads for smooth and seamless multitasking and responsive web browsing. Additional features include:

  • Automatic charging with up to 28.3 hours of battery life when the phone is docked into the station, and up to 15.8 hours of battery life on a single charge when used in the smartphone mode.4
  • ASUS exclusive 5-megapixel (5MP) PixelMaster camera for high-quality photos.
  • ASUS DynamicDisplay5 technology that resizes apps for the different display sizes, as well as the ASUS ZenUI, an exclusive user interface for smart devices that includes features such as ASUS ZenUI What's Next and Do It Later. These new features put users' next task in front of them or allows them to mark items for follow-up.

  • The Side Flip Cover and TriCover, a stylish and practical cover lined with microfiber with a tough polyurethane outer cover for the phone and docking station that helps prevent scratches, scrapes, and dents in two different landscape orientations.


Availability and Pricing

On Oct. 24, customers can purchase an ASUS PadFone X mini from AT&T for $199.99 with GoPhone plans that start at only $40 per month. Customers can also get the PadFone X mini online at www.asus.com or www.att.com  or in AT&T retail stores that offer GoPhone. Starting in October, the ASUS PadFone X mini will be available at national retailers.

 

View b-roll video for the ASUS Padfone X mini powered by an Intel Atom processor and Intel LTE solution.

 

ABOUT ASUS
ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world's best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,256 awards in 2013 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 13,600 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 4,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2013 was approximately U.S. $14 billion.

 

ABOUT AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide based on offering roaming in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV service with the AT&T U-verse® brand. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.

 

Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at www.att.com/aboutus or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/att and YouTube at www.youtube.com/att.

 

© 2014 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

 

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 Atom, XMM 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.


SPECIFICATIONS6
ASUS PadFone X mini
Processor1.6GHz 2x2 Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core processor with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Operating systemAndroid 4.4 (KitKat) with ASUS ZenUI
Storage/memory1GB RAM;up to 64GB micro SD card supported
Connectivity4G LTE: B4/B17/B2/B5, Category 3 3G: 850/1900/2100 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi Bluetooth 4.0 GPS (A-GPS with SUPL 2.0)
Data-transfer speedLTE Category 3
DisplaySmartphone: 4.5-inch IPS+ panel / 854 x 480 FWVGA Station: 7-inch IPS+ panel / 1280 x 800 WXGA
CamerasSmartphone: 5MP (rear); 2MP(front) Station: 1MP (front)
BatterySmartphone: 2060mAh (removable) Station: 2200mAh (non-removable)
Ports3.5mm headphone jack; micro USB
ColorsBlack
DimensionsSmartphone: 5.20 (L) x 2.61 (W) x 0.25-0.50 (H) inch Station: 8.02 (L) x 4.70 (W) x 0.44-0.83 (H) inch
WeightSmartphone: 5.25 oz Station: 8.81 oz

 

Full specifications are available at www.asus.com/us/.

 

1 Reliability based on data transfer completion rates on nationwide 4G LTE networks. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G LTE not available everywhere.

 

2 LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G LTE not available everywhere.

 

3 GoPhone devices are restricted to GoPhone service during the first six months after activation, and cannot be used with any other carrier’s service. Commercial resale is prohibited except by AT&T’s authorized agents or retailers.  You may not alter any of the hardware or software in GoPhone devices or export them from the US.  Activation and use of GoPhone device requires GoPhone service. GoPhone service is subject to the Terms of Service described in the User Guide and Plan Terms described in the rate brochure.  You must be in the GoPhone coverage area to place or receive calls.  Service may not be accessible at all times due to equipment limitations and certain equipment features may not be functional with GoPhone service.

 

4 ASUS measures the talk time/standby time by conductive test with RF equipment (Anritsu 8820 or CMU200 or Agilent 8960). The talking/standby time is derived from “the typical capacity of battery divided from the current measurement.”

 

5 Not all applications are DynamicDisplay compatible.

 

6 Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

News Highlights:

  • Third-Quarter revenue of $14.6 billion, up $1.1 billion or 8 percent year-over-year
  • Record quarterly unit shipments of PCs, servers, tablets, phones and Internet of Things, the first time Intel has shipped more than 100 million microprocessors in a quarter
  • Operating income of $4.5 billion, up 30 percent year-over-year
  • Completed $4.2 billion share repurchase

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., October 14, 2014 -- Intel Corporation today reported third-quarter revenue of $14.6 billion, operating income of $4.5 billion, net income of $3.3 billion and EPS of $0.66. The company generated approximately $5.7 billion in cash from operations, paid dividends of $1.1 billion, and used $4.2 billion to repurchase 122 million shares of stock.

 

"We are pleased by the progress the company is making," said Intel CEO Brian Krzanich. "We achieved our best-ever revenue and strong profits in the third quarter.  There is more to do, but our results give us confidence that we’re successfully executing to our strategy of extending our products across a broad range of exciting new markets."

 

Q3 Key Business Unit Trends

  • PC Client Group revenue of $9.2 billion, up 6 percent sequentially and up 9 percent year-over-year.
  • Data Center Group revenue of $3.7 billion, up 5 percent sequentially and up 16 percent year-over-year.
  • Internet of Things Group revenue of $530 million, down 2 percent sequentially and up 14 percent year-over-year.
  • Mobile and Communications Group revenue of $1 million, consistent with expectations.
  • Software and services operating segments revenue of $558 million, up 2 percent sequentially and up 2 percent year-over-year.

 

Financial Comparison
Quarterly
Q3 2014Q2 2014vs. Q2 2014
Revenue$14.6 billion$13.8 billionup 5%
Gross Margin65.0%64.5%up 0.5 point
R&D and MG&A$4.8 billion$4.9 billiondown 2%
Operating Income$4.5 billion$3.8 billionup 18%
Tax Rate27.1%28.7%down 1.6 points
Net Income$3.3 billion$2.8 billionup 19%
Earnings Per Share66 cents55 centsup 20%

 

 

Financial Comparison
Year-Over-Year
Q3 2014Q3 2013vs. Q3 2013
Revenue$14.6 billion$13.5 billionup 8%
Gross Margin65.0%62.4%up 2.6 points
R&D and MG&A$4.8 billion$4.7 billionup 2%
Operating Income$4.5 billion$3.5 billionup 30%
Tax Rate27.1%24.8%up 2.3 points
Net Income$3.3 billion$3.0 billionup 12%
Earnings Per Share66 cents58 centsup 14%

 

Business Outlook

Intel's Business Outlook does not include the potential impact of any business combinations, asset acquisitions, divestitures, strategic investments and other significant transactions that may be completed after October 14.

 

Q4 2014

  • Revenue: $14.7 billion, plus or minus $500 million.
  • Gross margin percentage: 64 percent, plus or minus a couple of percentage points.
  • R&D plus MG&A spending: approximately $4.9 billion.
  • Restructuring charges: approximately $45 million.
  • Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles: approximately $65 million.
  • Impact of equity investments and interest and other: approximately $175 million net gain.
  • Depreciation: approximately $1.9 billion.
  • Tax rate: approximately 28 percent.
  • Full-year capital spending: $11.0 billion, plus or minus $500 million.

 

For additional information regarding Intel's results and Business Outlook, please see the CFO commentary at: www.intc.com/results.cfm.

 

Status of Business Outlook

Intel's Business Outlook is posted on intc.com and may be reiterated in public or private meetings with investors and others.  The Business Outlook will be effective through the close of business on December 12 unless earlier updated; except that the Business Outlook for amortization of acquisition-related intangibles, impact of equity investments and interest and other, restructuring charges, and tax rate,  will be effective only through the close of business on October 21. Intel's Quiet Period will start from the close of business on December 12 until publication of the company's fourth-quarter earnings release, scheduled for January 15. During the Quiet Period, all of the Business Outlook and other forward-looking statements disclosed in the company's news releases and filings with the SEC should be considered as historical, speaking as of prior to the Quiet Period only and not subject to an update by the company.

 

Risk Factors

The above statements and any others in this document that refer to plans and expectations for the fourth quarter, the year and the future are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “may,” “will,” “should” and their variations identify forward-looking statements. Statements that refer to or are based on projections, uncertain events or assumptions also identify forward-looking statements. Many factors could affect Intel’s actual results, and variances from Intel’s current expectations regarding such factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements. Intel presently considers the following to be important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the company’s expectations.

  • Demand for Intel's products is highly variable. Demand could be different from Intel's expectations due to factors including changes in business and economic conditions; consumer confidence or income levels; customer acceptance of Intel's and competitors' products; competitive and pricing pressures, including actions taken by competitors; supply constraints and other disruptions affecting customers; changes in customer order patterns including order cancellations; and changes in the level of inventory at customers.
  • Intel's gross margin percentage could vary significantly from expectations based on capacity utilization; variations in inventory valuation, including variations related to the timing of qualifying products for sale; changes in revenue levels; segment product mix; the timing and execution of the manufacturing ramp and associated costs; excess or obsolete inventory; changes in unit costs; defects or disruptions in the supply of materials or resources; and product manufacturing quality/yields. Variations in gross margin may also be caused by the timing of Intel product introductions and related expenses, including marketing expenses, and Intel's ability to respond quickly to technological developments and to introduce new products or incorporate new features into existing products, which may result in restructuring and asset impairment charges.
  • Intel operates in highly competitive industries and its operations have high costs that are either fixed or difficult to reduce in the short term.
  • The amount, timing and execution of Intel's stock buyback program could be affected by changes in Intel's priorities for the use of cash, such as operational spending, capital spending, acquisitions, and because of changes to Intel's cash flows and changes in tax laws.
  • The tax rate expectation is based on current tax law and current expected income. The tax rate may be affected by the jurisdictions in which profits are determined to be earned and taxed; changes in the estimates of credits, benefits and deductions; the resolution of issues arising from tax audits with various tax authorities, including payment of interest and penalties; and the ability to realize deferred tax assets.
  • Gains or losses from equity securities and interest and other could vary from expectations depending on gains or losses on the sale, exchange, change in the fair value or impairments of debt and equity investments; interest rates; cash balances; and changes in fair value of derivative instruments.
  • Intel's results could be affected by adverse economic, social, political and physical/infrastructure conditions in countries where Intel, its customers or its suppliers operate, including military conflict and other security risks, natural disasters, infrastructure disruptions, health concerns and fluctuations in currency exchange rates.
  • Intel's results could be affected by the timing of closing of acquisitions, divestitures and other significant transactions.
  • Intel's results could be affected by adverse effects associated with product defects and errata (deviations from published specifications), and by litigation or regulatory matters involving intellectual property, stockholder, consumer, antitrust, disclosure and other issues. An unfavorable ruling could include monetary damages or an injunction prohibiting Intel from manufacturing or selling one or more products, precluding particular business practices, impacting Intel's ability to design its products, or requiring other remedies such as compulsory licensing of intellectual property.

 

A detailed discussion of these and other factors that could affect Intel's results is included in Intel's SEC filings, including the company's most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q.

 

Earnings Webcast

Intel will hold a public webcast at 2 p.m. PDT today on its Investor Relations website at www.intc.com. A webcast replay and MP3 download will also be available on the site.

 

Intel plans to report its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2014 on January 15. Immediately following the earnings report, the company plans to publish a commentary by Stacy J. Smith, Intel CFO and executive vice president, at www.intc.com/results.cfm. A public webcast of Intel's earnings conference call will follow at 2 p.m. PDT at www.intc.com.

 

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

 

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

Principled Technologies Labs recently completed tests comparing two Chromebooks powered by Intel® Core™ i3 and Intel® Celeron™ processors, respectively, against ARM-based Chromebooks. The results for both tests showed that when put through consumer scenarios looking at different aspects of the user experience, the Intel-based systems had both longer battery life and better performance overall. Read more about the test results for both Intel Core i3 and the Intel Celeron processors.

Google’s release of the 64-bit Android L Developer Preview last week brings a 64-bit emulator image for Intel® architecture—the first 64-bit emulator image for any CPU architecture—and the Intel® Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager (Intel® HAXM) within the L Developer Preview Software Development Kit (SDK). The addition of the 64-bit emulator image and 64-bit Intel® HAXM within the SDK provides fast Android app emulation on host machines for Intel® architecture. Developers can now write and test 64-bit software programs and applications for 64-bit Android devices and accelerate this emulation, before they do this testing on the actual hardware itself. Faster emulation speeds both development time and time-to-market. This release demonstrates Intel’s commitment to helping advance the Android ecosystem through its 64-bit heritage and innovation. Get more information on Intel and 64-bit.

Last year, computer users did one thing that enabled nearly 95% of all cybercrime incidents. What was it, you ask? They clicked a bad link: a malicious URL disguised as a good one. In conjunction with October’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Intel Security is raising awareness about how consumers can identify potentially dangerous links with the #ClickSmart Challenge, available at Intel.com/ClickSmart. Partnering with YouTube* star and prankster Greg Benson, Intel Security is showcasing a brief video on the importance of being able to tell the difference between good and bad links to help consumers understand ways to keep safe both online and offline. For simple tips on how to click more safely online, visit blogs.mcafee.com/consumer/clicksmart.

Intel’s Doug Davis took the stage at GE Software’s Mind + Machines 2014 today to discuss the need to drive scale for the Internet of Things (IoT) and announced that Intel and GE* have combined the Intel® gateway platform with GE Predix software. The new combination will enable customers to manage their assets and focus their investment on developing applications that will drive business value. Davis also noted that Intel is defining a reference model as a foundation for the IoT to help drive scale. Some elements of the reference model will be integrated into products like the one announced with GE.

Today, Lenovo announced the availability of three new Intel-powered devices: the YOGA Tablet 2, YOGA 3 Pro and ThinkPad YOGA 14. The YOGA 3 Pro is a 2 in 1 based on the Intel Core M™ processor and includes an innovative watchband hinge design for easier mode change as well as an additional color option: champagne gold. The YOGA Tablet 2, based on Intel® Atom™ processors, provides lightning fast performance and long battery life with the ability to allow consumers to customize the device with their preferred operating system. The tablets are available in 8- and 10-inch size and also come with optional 4G LTE powered by the Intel® XMMTM 7160 modem. Lenovo’s ThinkPad YOGA 14, is the company’s first convertible device built specifically for small and medium businesses in North America.

Some internships consist of fetching coffee and running errands – but not at Intel. Check out this video featuring some of the amazing innovations from interns in Intel’s Collaborators project, a program designed to bring undergraduate and graduate students together to innovate new solutions for the future, and potentially create new designs, products, and services for Intel. The video features a smart bike helmet that helps detect concussions, a smart wheelchair with biometric sensors, and a Galileo-powered robot that measures soil and plant health in crops. To learn more about Intel’s college programs, visit the jobs page at jobs.intel.com.

 

Video

Intel's All-Star Interns: the Collaborators Project

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LonycFAHSxM

 

Alienware, manufacturer of blazing fast PCs for enthusiasts, today announced that all of its Intel® Core™ i7 processor-equipped Alienware 17 and Alienware 18 laptops will ship with factory-overclocked processors to reach speeds of up to 4.4Ghz. This helps make faster, more realistic gaming possible and will enable some of the highest-performance laptop PCs on the market. Alienware engineers really got creative and developed a new thermal solution to ensure reliable and cool operation in such a small system. Read more about these performance monsters.

Intel® Wireless Display (WiDi) continues its ramp with the introduction of the first Gen5 Intel WiDi certified adapter, the Actiontec Screenbeam Mini2. This adapter is a low cost, small form factor receiver which enables a user to share entertainment, apps, games and more from a device with Intel WiDi capability to a large screen HDTV. The Actiontec Screenbeam Mini2 has a simple and easy to use UI, online setup tool adaptive to different devices and OSs, and performs to Intel WiDi performance standard. Now available at Tigerdirect.com at just $39.99, the adapter will be available at more retailers in the US and worldwide later in Q4’ 2014. Check out more information about Intel Wireless Display.

Today, Autodesk released the latest mobile version of their popular sketching and painting software, Sketchbook Mobile. This new version of Sketchbook supports Intel® Atom™ processor-based Android mobile devices. In order to give consumers the best experience on their Intel-based mobile devices, Intel and the Autodesk Consumer group have worked together for the last two years, expanding upon the two companies’ strategic collaboration on enterprise solutions like AutoCAD and graphics rendering for workstations. For more information on Sketchbook Mobile, visit Autodesk for the company’s announcement.

Today, Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute and author of the new book, The Innovators (2014), joined Intel and other industry luminaries for a forum to encourage action on data privacy in an effort to spur innovation. Isaacson was joined by Intel Director of Security Policy and Global Privacy Officer David Hoffman in a Q&A style discussion that focused on how innovation comes to life. Isaacson noted that big data will enable the next major wave of connections between humans and technology, and that although big data is an enormous boon for society, it's also up to us to figure out how it's controlled and used for the benefit of all mankind. Get more information.

Harris Poll*: Inherent Distrust is Inhibiting Discovery and Innovation

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Survey shows device owners' lack of understanding and inherent distrust in data usage but a willingness to share data if it will aid areas such as healthcare and education.
  • Intel calls on industry to be more accountable, transparent and provide better security in product development, privacy practices and policies.
  • Personal*, Sensity*, Siemens*, TrustLayers* and others join Intel to encourage action on privacy issues.

 

 

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Oct. 8, 2014 - Intel Chief Security and Privacy Officer Malcolm Harkins described the transformative and disruptive potential of big data technologies during an Intel event in San Francisco. The data opportunity is unprecedented, and therefore presents unique challenges related to consumer trust. According to survey results released by Intel and Harris Poll, consumers have both a lack of understanding and an inherent distrust regarding how their data is used. (Photo Credit: Intel/Michael O'Donnell)

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Oct. 8, 2014 - Intel Global Privacy Officer David Hoffman (far right) sat down with (from left to right) Scott Shipman of Sensity Systems, Robert Gratchner of Siemens, Shane Green of Personal, and Danny Weitzner of TrustLayers to discuss the importance of balancing consumer privacy in order to spur technological innovation via big data. (Photo Credit: Intel/Michael O'Donnell)

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 8, 2014 – Today, Intel Corporation convened thought leaders in technology, healthcare, education and smart cities industries to encourage action on data privacy issues. Malcolm Harkins, vice president and chief security and privacy officer for Intel, said that the potential to unlock revolutionary discoveries is at stake, and called on the industry to be more transparent and accountable when collecting and using consumer data.

 

During his keynote, Harkins highlighted the fact that we are experiencing the greatest era for innovation opportunity in history, largely as a result of increased computing, storage, and analytics capabilities associated with big data, but this also creates significant uncertainty and concern among people. He emphasized the importance of rethinking privacy to move beyond a "check-the-box" compliance obligation driven by legal to a business function driving innovation that is staffed for privacy engineering, architecture, and operations that will lead to greater trust among consumers.

 

"Innovation will be hindered due to an underlying mistrust among people about what businesses know about them and how they're using that information," said Harkins. "If we want to spur innovation and realize the true potential of big data to solve the world's greatest challenges, technology leaders and organizations have to assume responsibility for establishing transparent business practices, designing privacy-enhancing technologies, and encouraging legislation that helps instill trust."

 

Harkins provided examples of areas where Intel is already making strides in privacy in its own operations and practices, including Intel® vProTM Technology, which helps address threat management, data protection and remote monitoring, the internal deployment of security business intelligence that enables early detection and mitigation for advanced threats, as well as the pilot deployment of sensors and analytics at an Intel plant in Malaysia. In closing, Harkins challenged the industry to be more transparent while also providing better security by establishing accountability in all aspects of the business, from producing products to instilling practices within the organization that deliver the appropriate level of security and privacy.

 

Survey: Lack of Understanding, Trust in Data Privacy
A new survey of U.S. adults, conducted online by Harris Poll* on behalf of Intel, illustrates both a lack of understanding and an inherent distrust regarding how their data is used.

 

A majority of respondents (84 percent) believe that some kind of data about them or from their devices is being collected and sold to third parties. Nearly two-thirds of device owners in the survey admit they have no idea who has access to data from their devices or how it is used. In addition, half of Americans are unable to correctly identify the definition of "anonymized" data, underscoring that consumers lack awareness of how their data can be protected.

 

When given a specific benefit to sharing their data, respondents showed a significant willingness to share if their data were anonymized. Nearly 60 percent of device owners who are parents would be open to sharing their children's anonymized educational data to improve graduation rates or school systems, and 57 percent of device owners would share health data (i.e., from fitness apps) to aid medical research as long as sensitive personal information was excluded. Millennial (ages 18-34) device owners are more inclined than their older counterparts to share their data when there is a direct benefit, but millennials also show greater concern with keeping their text messages (39 percent) and photos (31 percent) private than their health data (28 percent).

 

When considering emerging technologies, 45 percent of Americans say they are more concerned about privacy for wearable devices than they are about privacy for smartphones, tablets and PCs. Device owners show a willingness to explore privacy-related technologies, with more than half (53 percent) stating they would consider purchasing an app or service that allows them to choose what type of data their devices are automatically sharing and with which companies.

 

Industry Leaders Join the Discussion to Encourage Action
Intel was joined by Siemens*, Personal*, the creator of a virtual vault for individuals to easily and safely manage their digital information and identity; Sensity*, a developer of light sensory networks; and TrustLayers*, which develops automated data compliance tools for large data systems.

 

"As we generate more and more social value from big data, it's essential that consumer data is protected from misuse," said Daniel Weitzner, former White House deputy chief technology officer for Internet Policy, now principal research scientist at MIT* and co-founder of TrustLayers. "We can build systems today that allow confident use and analysis of personal data while providing strong transparency and accountability to detect and deter misuse. We're looking forward to being a strong voice in the next stage of the data revolution."

 

Leaders from the healthcare, education and smart cities industries joined the discussion including Privacy Analytics*, which provides risk-based data anonymization methodologies, software and services for enabling sophisticated analytics while ensuring individual privacy; Knewton*, which provides an infrastructure platform that allows others to build proficiency-based adaptive learning applications; and Streetline*, a developer of sensor-enabled mobile and web applications that make parking easier, and cities more efficient.

 

"Historically, critical data was being released in a trickle, if at all, due to privacy concerns. By addressing privacy using a defensible risk based approach, we are able to transform big data assets into useful, rich information for innovative analytics that benefit society," said Nathalie Holmes, vice president of business development and marketing at Privacy Analytics. "This can enable amazing discoveries, such as the ability to improve the treatment and care of HIV patients and developing cancer 'learning health systems' where treatment and outcome data from every previous patient are used to inform treatment options for new patients at the bedside."

 

"Data enables us to better understand how our children learn and to create a future in which every student has access to personalized learning materials that help him or her reach their learning potential. They have the power to provide valuable insight so educators can give targeted support for each student," said David Liu, chief operating officer of Knewton. "As we embark upon this journey, it's important for education companies to be transparent about and exceedingly careful with the data analyzed. Ultimately, we believe students should have control of their data."

 

"The proliferation of sensing technology in our cities opens up new opportunities to capture data from where we live, work, and play. While real-time data about everything from the availability of open parking spaces to road surface temperature to sound, light, and pollution data hold the promise of enhancing city services and improving quality of life, we as an industry must be mindful about the real privacy and security issues these new data sources expose," said Kurt Buecheler, senior vice president of Business Development and Channel Partners at Streetline, Inc.

 

To wrap up the day, Intel's global privacy officer, David Hoffman, interviewed Walter Isaacson, best-selling author of Steve Jobs (2011) and The Innovators (2014) – released yesterday. "The Innovators should be required reading for every high school student. The book provides a roadmap for how to combine science and the humanities to solve the world's largest challenges," said Hoffman. "Big data will play a critical role in the next step in the evolution of computing. Whether big data is successful in solving those challenges will largely depend on whether we get the privacy issues right."

 

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Methodology
This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of Intel from September 17-19, 2014 among 2,018 adults ages 18 and older, among which 1,973 own a smartphone, tablet and/or personal computer. This online survey was not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error could be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact Krystal Temple in Intel PR.

 

About Intel
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