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Today, SGI and DownUnder GeoSolutions (DUG), a geosciences company, announced a new SGI custom HPC system featuring a total of 3,800 Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors, making it one of the largest commercial deployments of Xeon Phi coprocessors. With added compute capacity of up to six peak petaflops, the system significantly accelerates DUG’s turnaround times for processing seismic data. In an industry where time is invaluable, the Intel Xeon Phi-based system allows DUG to test more and faster, leading to better results in a much shorter period of time. This has enabled DUG’s customers to bring their oil and gas projects online earlier, potentially saving them millions of dollars. For more information, please read the Intel blog and SGI news release.

Intel Capital, Intel’s global investment organization, announced its first investments totaling approximately US$28 million in five Chinese companies. The investments demonstrate Intel’s commitment to fostering Chinese technology innovation and accelerating China Technology Ecosystem (CTE) development in smartphones, tablets, wearable devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) market. Read more.

Today Microsoft announced the new Azure “G-series” – designed to deliver the most powerful VM sizes available in the public cloud. The G-series is powered by a high performance, customized SKU of the latest Intel® Xeon® E5 v3 processor. Customers will have access to up to 32 cores, 448GB RAM and over 6TB of local SSD storage, providing significant performance gains relative to existing VM sizes. The new G-series will benefit customers running large SQL, Oracle and MongoDB databases, big data workloads and enterprise applications that demand powerful processing along with large memory and fast disk performance. For more information, read the Intel blog.

E FUN, the fifth largest tablet supplier in the U.S., released its first Windows-based Nextbook, a new Intel-powered 2 in 1 tablet. The 10.1-inch ultra-portable Nextbook tablet leverages the power of an Intel® AtomTM processor for lightning-fast performance and long-lasting battery life, ensuring productivity and constant portability for users. The device comes packed with features such as a free one year subscription to Office 365 Personal, which includes 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage, as well as a detachable POGO keyboard and dual cameras with microphone. The Nextbook will be available in mid-November at Walmart stores nationwide and Walmart.com and in December at SamsClub.com.

Intel and AT&T announced today a new joint research effort in collaboration with notable university researchers and open source contributors designed to enable Software Defined Networking (SDN) in carrier networks. The Intel Strategic Research Alliance (ISRA), established by Intel, will focus on enabling software packet processing and flexible service architectures, while the ON.Lab, with funding from AT&T, will develop open source tools and platforms.

Intel’s LTE momentum continues with more wins from Samsung. The Intel® XMM™ 7260 LTE Advanced modem is in the international version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. In the United States, the XMM 7260 modem is also in the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4” and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5” tablets on AT&T’s network. The tablets are the first devices in the U.S. with the XMM 7260 LTE-Advanced modem. The international version of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha smartphone also sports an XMM 7260 modem.  The Intel XMM 7260 LTE Advanced modem supports carrier aggregation, Cat. 6 speeds, and support for 22 bands in a single SKU. Devices based on Intel XMM 726x are expected to reach commercial markets in Australia, China, Europe, Latin America, North America, South Korea and other regions by the end of 2014.

Today, Samsung announced the launch of its Chromebook 2, powered by an Intel® Celeron® (N2840) processor. This ultra-mobile device, weighing just 2.6 pounds and measuring half an inch thin, offers premium, high quality performance with up to 9 hours of battery life and brilliant screen quality with anti-reflective technology. Available for pre-order now, and available in-store the week of October 20, 2014, the Chromebook 2 retails for just $249.99. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

Intel released the first suite of tools for the development of native applications across architectures, operating systems and integrated development environments (IDE.)  Intel® Integrated Native Developer Experience (Intel® INDE) is a productivity suite of C++ and Java tools and libraries that speed development of mobile and PC applications through code reuse and integrated workflow support. Intel INDE enables creation of Windows applications on Intel® architecture and Android applications on ARM and Intel® architecture. Developers have the freedom to use Intel INDE within the IDE they prefer, including Microsoft Visual Studio, Google Android Studio and Eclipse. Intel INDE also provides developers access to advanced platform capabilities like media acceleration, context sensing, OpenCL 2.0, and threading libraries, with a selection of compilers, analyzers and debugging tools. Intel INDE is available immediately in three editions: Starter, Professional and Ultimate. For additional information, view the Intel INDE announcement blog in the Intel® Developer Zone.

HP unveiled the Stream 7 and Stream 8 tablets, two new Intel-powered tablets that will be available for the holiday season. The cloud-connected, Windows 8.1 tablets will run on Intel® Atom™ processor Z3700 series and include 1TB of Microsoft’s OneDrive storage as well as a one-year Microsoft Office 365 Personal subscription and 60 minutes of Skype credit per month. The Stream 8 tablet is equipped with 200 MB of no-contract 4G data. Unique features include a customizable Start screen, multi-user built in support and HP Connected apps that conveniently locate and bring  together digital content from multiple sources all in one place. Expected to be available for the holiday season, the 7- and 8-inch Stream tablets will be priced at $99.99 and $149.99 respectively.

Today Google unveiled Lollipop, their latest Android offering, and Nexus Player, the first device running Android TV.  Intel worked closely with Google on both projects offerings. Intel helped advance the features within Lollipop, including 64-bit support and the new Android Runtime which provides dramatic experiential benefits to users. Nexus Player is powered by the 22nm, quad core, 64-bit enabled Intel® Atom™ processor (Moorefield) and delivers both speedy performance and a smooth and responsive experience. Check out this blog to see what Intel’s Doug Fisher has to say about the news.

Hands-on Experiences Curated by Intel to Create "Wow" Moments for Shoppers

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visitors can explore the power of technology with cutting-edge experiences like 3-D printing, gaming meets augmented reality, digital disc jockey (DJ) remixing
  • Debuts in Oregon, arrives in 50 Best Buy stores by end of October
  • Eight in 10 Americans excited about new technologies, but half of Americans are frustrated by lack of hands-on access

 

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The Intel Experience provides a hands-on experience for Best Buy shoppers to try, explore and play with the latest, cutting-edge technologies like 3-D printing, gaming meets augmented reality, and digital disc jockey (DJ) remixing.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014 – Intel launches "The Intel Experience" exclusively in 50 Best Buy retail stores nationwide. The hands-on experience zone gives everyone – from tech enthusiasts to technophobes – the opportunity to try, explore and play with the latest, cutting-edge technologies like 3-D printing, gaming meets augmented reality, and digital disc jockey (DJ) remixing.

 

Seventy-nine percent of Americans are excited about the chance to learn and try out new technologies, but half of Americans are frustrated by the lack of access to these new technologies, beyond what they read about and see on television, according to a new Intel study conducted by Toluna*.

 

"We wanted to give our customers a new way to experience Intel technology," said CJ Bruno, corporate vice president and general manager of Intel Americas. "It's an innovative way for Best Buy's customers to see, touch and engage with our latest products and experiences."

 

Intel, whose technology powers devices from PCs and tablets to wearable smart bracelets and car communication systems, will bring a new set of technology experiences into The Intel Experience each season to inspire, empower and create wonder for visitors. The area will be staffed by specially trained Best Buy Blue Shirts. This fall the Intel Experience offers four distinct experiences for customers to explore:

  • 3-D Printing Experience: On a touch-enabled, Intel-powered laptop, shoppers can design their own 3-D model of a robot and experience 3-D printing as featured robot designs get highlighted in the stores.
  • Mars Escape Augmented Reality Game: Use powerful Intel tablets to design and race a Mars Rover. While being immersed in an augmented reality world, the users navigate their virtual space rovers through a physical Mars landscape.
  • DJ Remixing Ne-Yo Experience: Budding musical artists can feel what it's like to perform in front of thousands of fans in an immersive, on-stage DJ experience on an Intel-powered 2 in 1 device. In collaboration with singer-song writer Ne-Yo, shoppers can remix his track and create a full-stage experience through controlling the stage lights.
  • The Product Gallery: Experience the latest laptops, 2 in 1 devices and tablets powered by Intel processors.

 

"People don't normally have the opportunity to experience the kind of cutting-edge technology that will be featured in these shops," said Jason Bonfig, senior category officer for computing and tablets at Best Buy. "It's a natural extension of our goal to showcase the endless possibilities of technologies and ignite our customers' imaginations."

 

The Intel Experience will reach across the U.S. from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Austin and Boise across to Annapolis and Daytona Beach. For more information about The Intel Experience, including a list of stores, visit www.bestbuy.com/theintelexperience.

 


 

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 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.

 

BEST BUY is a trademark of Best Buy and its affiliated companies.

Atom ASUS, AT&T and Intel Corporation today announced the availability of the ASUS PadFone X mini, a 4.5-inch 4G LTE smartphone powered by the Intel® Atom™ processor and Intel®  XMM™ 7160 LTE modem. The ASUS Padfone X mini is the first smartphone in the United States that is powered by an Intel Atom processor and Intel LTE solution. 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. The PadFone X mini will retail for $199.99 on GoPhone®, AT&T’s branded prepaid service. Plans start at only $40 per month for 500 MB of data and 500 minutes of talk time. View and download the related b-roll.

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.

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