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Intel announced plans to increase its investment in non-volatile memory technology to better serve customer needs and keep pace with the strong demand for Intel® Solid State Drive solutions. Rob Crooke, senior vice president and GM of the Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group, blogged about the manufacturing investment and about 2015 being a "memory-able" year for Intel.

With features of silicon chips shrinking to single-digit nanometers, measurement tools long used to monitor chip production are approaching their limits. Factor in the growing complexity of chip design, and it's easy to understand why Intel is working with the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) on new measurement capabilities. Today, researchers from NIST and Intel reported success using an X-ray scattering technique to accurately measure features on a silicon chip to within fractions of a nanometer, or about the width of a single silicon atom. Read about it here: http://nist.gov/mml/nist-and-intel-get-critical-dimensions-with-x-rays.cfm

In support of its commitment to diversity and inclusion, Intel today announced industry-leading enhancements to its U.S. benefits to provide a range of choices for employees. For 2016, Intel will quadruple its fertility benefit coverage, increasing it to $40,000 for medical services and $20,000 for prescription expenses; triple its adoption benefit coverage, increasing it to $15,000 per adoption; and remove the lifetime spending cap for adoptions. Read more about new family benefits for 2016, and Intel's existing family benefits. These build upon Intel's existing programs, including eight weeks paid bonding leave for each parent, split sabbaticals, and doubled reimbursement for emergency back-up childcare and near-site childcare centers.


Infographic: Power Your Life with Intel Benefits


Intel has received the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Sustained Excellence in Green Power Award for its continued commitment to green power, marking the eighth consecutive year the company's leadership has been recognized by the EPA. Since 2008, Intel has been the nation's largest voluntary purchaser of green power. Further demonstrating Intel's sustainability leadership, Marty Sedler, Director of Global Utilities and Infrastructure at Intel, also received the Center for Resource Solutions' Green Power Leader of the Year Award. Click to learn more about Intel's renewable energy initiatives.

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich joined President Obama and other industry CEOs for the American Business Act on Climate Pledge event. Today's White House event focused on what industry can do to address climate change, including sharing best practices. Krzanich discussed Intel's Climate Change Pledge, an ambitious set of sustainability goals that the company plans to achieve by 2020.These goals include increasing renewable energy use, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and increasing the energy efficiency of Intel products. Click to learn more about Intel's climate change efforts.

Intel today introduced the Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1200 v5 product family for entry-level workstations – a powerful processing and graphics platform for designers, engineers, scientists and animators to develop more quickly their complex product designs and research. Based on Intel's 14nm Skylake architecture, the product family delivers up to 27 percent higher compute and graphics performance compared to the previous generation Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v3 product family. The processors feature 4 cores, ranging in frequency from 2.0 GHz to 3.7 GHz, and have an integrated Intel® HD Graphics P530 graphics solution with certification from the leading workstation software vendors. The product family features 20 PCIe Gen3 ports to enable the use of the latest generation, high performance SSDs, and supports Error Correcting Code (ECC) memory to keep applications running reliably and the data uncompromised. For additional information on Intel mobile, pedestal and data center-hosted workstation platforms, visit: www.intel.com/workstations.


Arduino 101 will be incorporated into the physical computing course for elementary and secondary schools, created by Arduino.

Today, Intel along with the founders of Arduino, unveiled Arduino 101 (U.S.) and Genuino 101 (outside the U.S.) the first maker development board based on the tiny, low power Intel® CurieTM module. Arduino 101 is affordable and easy-to-use for both foundational learning exercises and prototyping smart, connected devices making it ideal for entry-level makers and education environments. The board will also be incorporated into Arduino's physical computing course, Creative Technologies in the Classroom (CTC), in an effort to build students' technology skillsets through hands-on projects in coding, collaborating and making. Arduino 101 will be available in the first quarter of 2016 for a suggested retail price of $30 USD. Learn more about Arduino 101 here.

Intel, Arduino* Founders Debut Maker Board with Corresponding Education Program Designed for Young Learners




  • Arduino 101 is the first widely available development board based on the tiny, low-power Intel® Curie™ module, announced by Intel at CES 2015.
  • Easy to use and affordable, Arduino 101 is ideal for education environments, makers and embedded developers.
  • Incorporated as part of Arduino's physical computing course, Arduino101 is designed to build students' technology skillsets through hands on projects in coding, collaborating and making.




Arduino 101 will be incorporated into the physical computing course for elementary and secondary schools, created by Arduino.


Intel® Curie™ is a highly integrated hardware module that is ideal for creating smart, connected devices.

ROME, Oct. 16, 2015 – Today Intel Corporation, in conjunction with the founders of Arduino*, announced the upcoming release of Arduino 101 (U.S.) and Genuino 101 (outside the U.S.), an affordable learning and development board ideal for entry-level makers and education environments. Arduino 101 is the first widely available development board based on the tiny, low-power Intel® CurieTM module.


In addition to being easy to use and well-suited for foundational learning exercises, Arduino 101 can be used to prototype technology-based products that connect and compute, thanks to the powerful features of the Intel Curie module. It is priced comparably to entry-level microcontroller boards available today and features an accelerometer, gyroscope and Bluetooth Smart* connectivity to enable the development of smart, connected devices.


The board joins the ranks of Arduino's open-source electronics platform, which combines freely available hardware designs, an extensive ecosystem of third-party extension components, and a software programming environment that makes it easy for anyone to create interactive projects.


"Empowering budding entrepreneurs and young students has always been a priority for Intel, and by partnering with Arduino, we are bringing the power of Intel to a new generation of makers," said Josh Walden, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's New Technology Group. "With the advanced features of the Intel Curie module embodied in the Arduino 101 board, young learners as well as developers can now bring to life truly unique, smart and connected creations."


The Intel Curie-based board will also be the featured prototyping tool for contestants on America's Greatest Makers, a new reality competition coming to Turner Broadcasting* television and digital platforms in 2016, and produced by United Artists Media Group* CEO Mark Burnett.


Arduino 101 in the Classroom
Arduino 101 will be incorporated into the Creative Technologies in the Classroom (CTC) physical computing course developed and tested by Arduino and currently deployed in over 300 schools. CTC is the world's first formal physical computing course for elementary and secondary school classrooms and provides educators with the tools, support and confidence needed to introduce their students to the foundations of programming, electronics and mechanics. Intel will work closely with Arduino to bring the CTC program to schools across the globe in coming years. As it is introduced to classrooms, Arduino 101 will nurture the next generation of technology industry professionals, entrepreneurs and inventors.


"We worked closely with Intel on the development of this board and are expanding our educational courseware to incorporate the connectivity and advanced features expected by today's student developers," said Massimo Banzi, co-founder and CEO, Arduino. "Through our work with Intel, we're able to reach a global community of entry-level makers and students with a comprehensive introduction to physical computing and now with a more advanced, powerful technology solution that will help them bring their creative visions to reality."


Arduino 101 will be available in the first quarter of 2016 for a suggested retail price of US$30 (approximately 27 euros). The Intel-manufactured board will be sold under the Arduino 101 brand in the United States and under the Genuino 101 brand outside the United States. It will be available through catalog distributors and retailers selling other Intel maker and innovator products such as Amazon*, Conrad Electronic*, Farnell Element 14*, Microcenter*, Mouser*, RadioShack*, RS Components* and SparkFun*.



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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. 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 Curie are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.


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


About Arduino.cc
Arduino is an open-source electronics platform launched in 2005 to simplify the process of electronic prototyping and enable people with little or no technical background to build interactive products. A worldwide community of makers – students, hobbyists, artists, programmers, and professionals – has contributed to this open-source platform to create an incredible resource of knowledge accessible to novices and experts alike. Genuino is Arduino.cc's sister brand. Created by Arduino co-founders Massimo Banzi, David Cuartielles, Tom Igoe, and David Mellis, the Arduino.cc team and community, Genuino is used for boards and products sold outside the U.S., certifying their authenticity and consistency with Arduino's long-held values and philosophy of open-hardware and open-source. Genuino makes the Arduino open-source project available worldwide through alliances with local market-leading manufacturers in Asia, Europe, South America, Canada and Africa. Additional information about Arduino and Genuino is available at arduino.cc.


Bluetooth is a trademark owned by its proprietor and used by Intel Corporation under license.

'PC Does What' Joint Campaign Inspires People to Think about PCs in a Whole New Way


Oct. 15, 2015 – Dell, HP, Intel, Lenovo and Microsoft are collaborating for the first time on a joint advertising campaign that showcases the exciting innovation in today's newest personal computers (PCs).


The combination of Intel's best processors ever – 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processors – Microsoft's latest Windows operating system – Windows 10 – and some of the thinnest and most innovative designs ever from Dell, HP and Lenovo was the driving force for these companies to align around an aspirational and educational message for the PC category.


The six-week campaign, which begins Oct. 19 in the United States and China, highlights the significant innovation in today's PCs, prompting consumers to ask "PC Does What?" and inspiring them to question whether their current PC can do the same. The integrated campaign will run across TV, digital and social elements, complemented by native advertising, to reinforce the advanced capabilities of the modern PC.


PC Does What
Today's PCs categorically represent a major leap forward for all users, from mobile workers to gamers, delivering a range of exciting experiences and significant advancements over older systems. These include:


  • Leave the power cord behind – the latest PCs offer true wireless flexibility with battery power that lets you work uninterrupted for hours on end;1
  • Immerse yourself in the game – with higher resolution, better details and faster frame rates, these new PCs deliver amazing gaming experiences with up to 30 times better graphics versus a 5-year-old system;2
  • Smile and log in – no need to remember a password when you can log in to the PC with your face using facial recognition;3
  • Don't waste time waiting – get tablet-like responsiveness in the latest 2 in 1 PCs that power on instantly with the touch of a button.


The campaign's five TV spots each highlight a different feature that surprises and delights the consumer. The campaign uses native advertising to create storylines through editorial and video that will show, share and personalize PC experiences in a relatable way. The PCdoeswhat.com microsite serves as the campaign landing page, giving consumers direct links to the native content and interactive information about the various PCs and features showcased throughout the campaign.


The joint campaign is designed to complement each company's respective fourth quarter marketing efforts andwill conclude on Nov. 30.


The new PCs highlighted in the campaign and more are currently on the market, with more expected to arrive in time for the holidays.


Supporting Quotes
"The possibilities of today's PCs are endless, but millions of people are still using outdated systems," said Karen Quintos, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Dell. "For consumers and business users alike, entirely new benefits and features come standard in the latest devices. Now is the perfect time to experience what you've been missing."


"Today's PCs featuring new designs and innovative form factors reimagine the promise of personal computing, bringing to life new experiences," said Antonio Lucio, chief marketing officer, HP. "HP is excited to join forces with our partners and counterparts in the industry to tell the story of personal computing in a way that captures the imagination of what's possible."


"People buy integrated devices comprised of an operating system, processor and form factor," said Steven Fund, chief marketing officer, Intel. "With unprecedented, substantive innovation in the PC category, it only made sense for us to tell our story together."


"Collectively, we have made so many innovative strides that the 'everyday' PC experience that people have come to expect has changed profoundly," said David Roman, chief marketing officer, Lenovo. "We are talking revolution, not evolution, to such an extent that we stand unified in our commitment to educate and excite the market. In particular, the U.S. and China are the No. 1 and No. 2 PC markets in the world, and we believe that there are millions of consumers in these markets who will be interested in what today's PC can do."


"Powered by Windows 10, the modern PC has ushered in a new era of innovation," said Chris Capossela, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Microsoft. "It seems only appropriate that the key players in this industry rally behind a single campaign to drive awareness about the innovative hardware and software propelling this change."


Materials and multimedia available at: pcdoeswhat.com/newsroom



About Dell, HP, Intel, Lenovo and Microsoft

Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more information, visit www.dell.com/.


HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. With the broadest technology portfolio spanning printing, personal systems, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP delivers solutions for customers' most complex challenges in every region of the world. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com


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.


Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $46 billion global Fortune 500 company and a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology. Our portfolio of high-quality, secure products and services covers PCs (including the legendary Think and multimode YOGA brands), workstations, servers, storage, smart TVs and a family of mobile products like smartphones (including the Motorola brand), tablets and apps. Join us on LinkedIn, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@Lenovo) or visit us at www.lenovo.com.

Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT" @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.


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


1 Battery life will vary depending on various factors including product model, configuration, features, use and power settings. Battery capacity will naturally decrease with time and usage. Refer to manufacturer's individual websites for additional details.


2 Compared to 5-year-old PC. Measured using 3DMark 1.2.0 Cloud Gate for DX 10 graphics subtest. Performance may vary with configuration and content. Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information visit http://www.intel.com/performance.


3 Feature requires Windows 10 and specialized illuminated infrared camera for facial recognition or iris detection which supports the Window Biometric Framework


Intel ranked No. 67 on LinkedIn's Top 100 Most InDemand Employers in North America. The list is based on the analysis of billions of interactions between companies and LinkedIn's American and Canadian members. Company rank is determined by LinkedIn member awareness of a company and engagement with company pages, employee profiles and job postings on LinkedIn. Find out more about jobs at Intel or visit Intel's page on LinkedIn

The Intel Q3, 2015 earnings press release is available on our Investor Relations website: www.intc.com/results.cfm.


Q3 2015 Earnings Infographic


An ally of the LGBTQ community, Intel joins in the "National Coming Out" Day (Oct. 11th) celebration. Under CEO Brian Krzanich's leadership, Intel is committed to making its work environment a place for everyone to thrive without cultural, gender, or racial barriers to impede their progress. Intel encourages all employees to be themselves because diverse backgrounds and experiences help make our company stronger. "National Coming Out Day" is an annual civil awareness day internationally to recognize members of the LGBTQ+ community. Join the conversation #NationalComingOutDay.


Intel CEO Brian Krzanich Supports National Coming Out Day on Sunday, Oct. 11th


Today at re:Invent, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced new Amazon EC2 X1 instances, which will feature up to 2 TB of memory, a full order of magnitude larger than the current generation of AWS high-memory instances. Demonstrating the importance of obtaining the highest performance available, AWS selected the 4 socket Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-8880 v3 (Haswell) to power the new instances. Intel® Xeon® processor E7 v3 based platforms, commonly used for mission-critical workloads in enterprise environments, feature up to 6 TB of memory and up to 72 cores in a 4 socket configuration. This scale up horsepower can enable real-time analytics via in memory computing and increased data center efficiency and reliability. AWS expects to have the X1 instances available in the first half of 2016. Check out the Intel blog for additional details. For more information on the AWS EC2 instances powered by Intel Xeon E7 processors, visit Amazon EC2 Instances.

Intel Education today launched the Intel® Education Visionaries program, an elite group of approximately 40 education leaders who will be exemplars for global education transformation; inspire and share best practices with educators, administrators and parents worldwide; and help Intel design the future of education technology. The Visionaries come from all over the world and represent a diverse mix of cultures, but share Intel's passion for empowering student success through the integration of technology and curriculum. Learn more about Intel's commitment to education at www.intel.com/education.



Today, Intel Security announced the latest update to Battery Optimizer for Android. The enhancements have gone beyond battery life optimization, the app now cleans up memory and storage, which can help boost speed and performance; it will also make recommendations on how to track mobile data usage and help boost speed and performance on Android smartphones and tablets. As consumers are increasingly relying on their mobile devices for online video streaming, mobile game play, and heavy data use, this app is designed to help them control their battery usage, improve gaming speed, and monitor their data usage – in one simple, easy to use app. Intel® Security Battery Optimizer is available at no cost on Google Play Store.

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