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Intel® Graph Builder for Apache Hadoop software uses Apache Hadoop to create graphs and structures that can yield insights from relationships hidden within a wide range of big data sources. Previously, specialized programming was required to build large graphs that could be efficiently distributed across servers for analysis. By providing a general-purpose graph-construction solution based on Apache Hadoop, Intel Graph Builder can cut development time from months to days by eliminating the need to develop a large amount of custom code. Learn more at the Intel Labs blog.

Aligned with the Government’s “TI Maior” Strategy, Agreement Supports Research in Energy, Transportation, Education, Software Activities and Plans for Integration of up to 300 Researchers in Intel’s Laboratory Network

 

 

BRASILIA, Brazil, Feb. 27, 2013 ‐ Intel Brazil, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, and the Ministry of Education today announced plans to collaborate in research and development for Information Communication Technology in areas of national interest.

 

The plan includes direct investments and is aligned with the Federal Government's Strategic Plan for Software and IT Services, the TI Maior (Greater IT), which aims to attract global centers of research and development to the country. The agreement aims to expand Intel and the Federal Government's activities in research, development, software and local innovation in partnership with entrepreneurs, universities and research centers in Brazil. The initiative amounts to an investment of R$ 300 million from Intel in Brazil.

 

Energy, Transportation, and Education will be the priority segments for the research projects. Intel's Software and Services Group expects to hire up to 80 engineers in the country over the next five years looking to support the 70,000 local software companies and 400,000 local software developers.

 

National and Global Challenge
"The joint efforts we are announcing today create exciting opportunities to develop cutting-edge technology that will create breakthrough innovations in energy, transportation, education and software development and explore new growth markets. We look forward to this new partnership between Intel and Brazil and the opportunity to position Brazil as a global center of IT innovation," said Justin Rattner, Intel's Chief Technology Officer."

 

The expectation is up to 300 researchers in the country will be connected to the Intel global research network, investigating issues related to cutting-edge technology. The work will be developed through research cells located in various centers of excellence across the country, connected to Intel Labs within a structure known as the "Intel Strategic Research Alliance."

 

Earlier, Intel Labs established the Intel Strategic Research Alliance (ISRA) in Brazil, focused on research for pre-silicon hardware validation with UNICAMP. Intel is now broadening the program with other partner universities, with work focused on the development of system-on-chip (SoC) security and encryption solutions in low-energy consumption environments. Five projects were selected from researchers presented by seven universities: UNICAMP, USP, UNB, UFMG, PUC-PR, UFPR and UTFPR.

 

Innovative Initiatives
These initiatives range from local development of reference designs to specific solutions for problems and needs of the country in the selected areas and even expansion and evolution of the Brazilian ecosystem in these segments.

 

Within the priority areas, the projects include:

  • Education ‐ Enable greater educational efficiency through the development of holistic solutions designed especially for Brazil through collaboration with research institutes, teachers and the local ecosystem.
  • Energy ‐ Cutting-edge research to create new simulation and visualization solutions built specifically for exploration of the oil and gas pre-salt layer by Intel researchers specializing in state-of-the-art, high-performance computing.
  • Transportation ‐ Joint development of solutions based on advanced technologies in machine-machine interface to increase efficiency in the management of passenger and cargo traffic. Technology transfer to foster the local ecosystem and enable local manufacturing for domestic companies is also planned.

 

Software Initiatives
Intel has also significantly expanded its activities in the area of ​​software and services in the country, through direct investment and local hires as well as through projects with companies and universities. The company plans to hire about 80 software engineers in the country in the next five years, to offer support and local software developers, creating access to Intel programs for more than 70,000 companies and 400,000 software developers in Brazil.

 

Through its incentive and community programs, Intel strives to leverage the production of locally developed software solutions, particularly in areas such as gaming, mobility, cloud computing and new platforms such as the Ultrabook ™, a new category of mobile devices inspired by Intel, as well as tablets and smartphones.

 

Intel will also collaborate with Brazilian universities for the revamping of curricula for courses in computer science and software development, as well providing academic researchers and laboratories access to high-performance computing (HPC).

 

"This agreement marks the beginning of a new phase for Intel Brazil, where we assume a direct role in stimulating innovation for sustainable growth of the country," said Fernando Martins, president of Intel Brazil. "In the next five years we hope to contribute a great deal through training of professionals through research and development in conjunction with Brazilian universities and national companies."

 

 

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About TI Maior
The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation conducted a broad analysis on deficiencies in the IT Software and Services sector in the country. Based on these studies, the MCTI developed the Strategic Program for Software and Information Technology Services for 2012-2015, known as the TI Maior (Greater IT). Participants included sector organizations, consultants and other branches of government. The plan considered the experience of countries that have had success with incentive programs for the software industry, including the United States, Israel, India, South Korea, Chile and England.

In the latest Mobile Insights from Mobile World Congress, we caught up with Renee James, executive vice president and general manager of Intel’s Software and Services Group, Shiyou He, EVP of ZTE, Hermann Eul, corporate vice president and general manager of Intel’s Mobile and Communications Group, and Dean Elwood, Founder and CEO of Voxygen. These thought leaders introduced us to new, future possibilities for engaging with mobile technology including gestural computing, facial recognition, voice recognition and search. The Mobile Insights program brings a variety of unique perspectives from thought leaders across industries to explain how mobility touches various parts of our lives.

Crunching one trillion bytes of data used to take four hours, but with the new Intel® Distribution for Apache Hadoop software in combination with Intel hardware, it can now take as little as seven minutes. Announced today, the Intel Distribution is built from the silicon up to deliver industry-leading performance and security that will serve as the company’s first step toward helping businesses maximize the full potential of their data. With support of the launch from more than 20 partners, including Cisco, SAP, Savvis and Red Hat, the Intel Distribution will help enable big data to deliver on its promise to enable new scientific discoveries, business models and consumer experiences. Get more information on Intel Distribution.

Intel is working with iHub to foster growth of the software development community in Africa with targeted investments in mobile application development, university training and expansion of technology hubs. Intel will also be providing developer resources and training through the Intel® Developer Zone and distributing Android devices to technology hubs as a part of a mobile development seeding program.

Growing Ecosystem Ships More than 50 Products Based on Intel Intelligent Systems Framework, Intel Releases New Software Tools

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS
  • Intel ecosystem lines up to support the Intel Intelligent Systems Framework with more than 50 products based on the reference platforms now shipping.
  • ADLINK* and Eurotech* join the growing ecosystem of companies that support the Intel Intelligent Systems Framework.
  • Intel unveils Intel® System Studio and Intel® Firmware Support Package, to help reduce time-to-market and product development costs.
  • Intel announces a PROFINET IO solution based on the Intel Ethernet Controller I210 and stacks from KW-Software, enabling Intel® architecture to deliver the highest level of PROFINET performance.

 

 

EMBEDDED WORLD, Nuremberg, Germany, Feb. 26, 2013 – Intel Corporation today announced several new advancements in support of the Intel Intelligent Systems Framework, including a ecosystem growth, framework-ready products and two new software tools designed to help reduce time-to-market and costs for developers.

 

Today, billions of devices are connecting to each other directly and through the cloud and generating enormous volumes of data in the process. A huge portion of the growth of "big data" comes from intelligent systems — a category of securely managed machines that autonomously connect to the Internet, execute native or cloud-based applications and analyze the data collected. To simplify the deployment of intelligent systems, which comprise what is frequently called the "Internet of Things," Intel recently released the Intel Intelligent Systems Framework. The framework is a set of interoperable specifications designed to address connecting, managing and securing intelligent devices in a consistent and scalable manner.

 

Since the Intel Intelligent Systems Framework was announced in September 2012, the embedded ecosystem has used it to develop and deploy more than 50 products in the communications, transportation, medical, mobile, industrial and retail industries.

 

"In just under 6 months since the Intel Intelligent Systems Framework was released, we've seen impressive support and adoption from this rapidly expanding ecosystem," said Jim Robinson, general manager, Segments and Broad Market Division at Intel. "The framework provides a consistent and scalable way for the embedded community to develop intelligent systems and shift resources from the development phase for extracting greater value from their data."

 

As the intelligent systems ecosystem has grown, so has the network of companies in support of the Intel Intelligent Systems Framework. ADLINK and Eurotech have joined an existing and growing network of system vendors, Internet service providers, system integrators and cloud-to-device services that build upon the Intel Intelligent System Framework and both companies will be demonstrating their Intelligent System Framework ready demos in the Intel booth. Current ecosystem companies include Advantech*, Arrow Electronics*, Avnet*, Axeda*, Dell*, Digi International*, Kontron*, McAfee*, Portwell*, WebHouse* and Wind River*.

 

To further enable the development of high-performance, scalable systems for industrial control, Intel unveiled a new solution that enables industrial designs built on Intel® architecture and the Intel Ethernet Controller I210 to achieve the highest level of PROFINET IO performance, enabling even the most demanding industrial applications with standard off-the-shelf components and platforms. The new solution is based on KW-Software's PROFINET software stacks which are optimized for the Intel Ethernet Controller I210.

 

In an effort to help reduce development costs and time-to-market, Intel is releasing two new software tools – the Intel® System Studio and the Intel® Firmware Support Package to support ISF.

 

Intel® System Studio is a new software suite that integrates multiple development tools into one comprehensive package, enabling embedded and mobile software developers to quickly and efficiently deliver reliable systems based on Intel processors and SoCs. Intel System Studio includes powerful system and application debuggers to help get systems running, a memory and thread error checker to strengthen reliability and tools to optimize code that can boost power efficiency and performance.

 

The Intel Firmware Support Package provides low-level Intel CPU, Intel chipset and memory firmware initialization capability using a standardized interface. Previous firmware solutions for embedded devices were highly customized and offered no backward compatibility, creating an inability to scale products to meet rapid growth. The Intel Firmware Support Package can be easily integrated into any boot loader of the developer's choice, such as coreboot*, Wind River VxWorks*, BIOS, Real-Time Operating Systems, Linux* and open source firmware.

 

The Intel System Studio single user license is available for $3,499 and a floating license (one seat) is available for $5,299. The Intel® Firmware Support Package and the Intel Intelligent Systems Framework are available free of charge. More information on the Intel Intelligent Systems Framework is available online.

 

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Mobile World Congress 2013 has kicked off and Intel’s Mobile Insights team caught up with Mr. Shiyou He, EVP of ZTE, Wayne Chen, vice president of Lenovo’s Mobile Business Unit, Hermann Eul, co-VP and general manager of Intel’s MCG, and Daniel Weisbeck, CMO of Netbiscuits to discuss the future of mobile adoption and network innovation. The Mobile Insights program brings together a variety of unique perspectives from thought leaders across industries such as security, healthcare, business, and entertainment to explain how mobility touches various parts of our lives.

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will.i.am, Intel's director of creative innovation, and Latin American artist Joan Sebastian collaborate on "Hey You," a song inspired by will.i.am's most recent visit to Mexico as part of the Intel Ultrabook Project.

will.i.am, Intel's director of creative innovation, has written and produced a song that can be downloaded for free. The track, "Hey You," a collaboration with Latin American powerhouse Joan Sebastian, is available for a limited time and on a limited basis exclusively from the Intel® Ultrabook™ Project - Mexico City website. The song was inspired by will.i.am's most recent visit to Mexico, his travels being part of the Intel Ultrabook Project, a documentary series that followed the artist as he created music on his Ultrabook in five global cities. Additional songs will be released soon.

New Intel® Distribution for Apache Hadoop* Software Features Best of Intel Computing Hardware, Software for Improved Performance, Security

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Intel® Distribution for Apache Hadoop* software is built from the silicon up to deliver industry-leading performance and security to better access and use big data.
  • New software offering now available with more than 20 partners supporting the launch.
  • Intel is committed to strengthening the Apache Hadoop* framework by contributingplatform enhancements into open source in collaboration with the developer community.
  • Intel is investing research and capital in disruptive technologies to spur innovation and enable the industry to build analytic solutions based on Apache Hadoop* software.

 

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 26, 2013 - To ensure that more organizations and people can use the vast amounts of data being generated, collected and stored everyday - also known as "big data" - Intel Corporation announced the availability of Intel® Distribution for Apache Hadoop* software (Intel® Distribution). The offering, which includes Intel® Manager for Apache Hadoop* software, is built from the silicon up to deliver industry-leading performance and improved security features.

 

The ability to analyze and make sense of big data has profound potential to transform society by enabling new scientific discoveries, business models and consumer experiences. Yet, only a small fraction of the world is able to extract meaning from all of this information because the technologies, techniques and skills available today are either too rigid for the data types or too expensive to deploy.

 

Hadoop* is an open source framework for storing and processing large volumes of diverse data on a scalable cluster of servers that has emerged as the preferred platform for managing big data. With even more information coming from billions of sensors and intelligent systems also on the horizon, the framework must remain open and scalable as well as deliver on the demanding requirements of enterprise-grade performance, security and manageability.

 

"People and machines are producing valuable information that could enrich our lives in so many ways, from pinpoint accuracy in predicting severe weather to developing customized treatments for terminal diseases," said Boyd Davis, vice president and general manager of Intel's Datacenter Software Division. "Intel is committed to contributing its enhancements made to use all of the computing horsepower available to the open source community to provide the industry with a better foundation from which it can push the limits of innovation and realize the transformational opportunity of big data."

 

Performance and Security: The Intel Difference

Intel is delivering an innovative open platform built on Apache Hadoop* that can keep pace with the rapid evolution of big data analytics. The Intel Distribution is the first to provide complete encryption with support of Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) in the Intel® Xeon® processor. By incorporating silicon-based encryption support of the Hadoop Distributed File System*, organizations can now more securely analyze their data sets without compromising performance.

 

The optimizations made for the networking and IO technologies in the Intel Xeon processor platform also enable new levels of analytic performance. Analyzing one terabyte of data, which would previously take more than 4 hours to fully process, can now be done in 7 minutes1 thanks to the data-crunching combination of Intel's hardware and  the Intel Distribution. Considering Intel estimates that the world generates 1 petabyte (1,000 terabytes) of data every 11 seconds or the equivalent of 13 years of HD video, the power of Intel technology opens up the world to even greater possibilities.

 

For example, in a hospital setting, the intelligence derived from this data could help improve patient care by helping caregivers make quicker and more accurate diagnoses, determine effectiveness of drugs, drug interactions, dosage recommendations and potential side effects through the analysis of millions of electronic medical records, public health data and claims records. Strict guidelines also exist globally for protecting health and payment information, making it imperative to maintain security and privacy while performing analytics.

 

The addition of the Intel® Manager for Apache Hadoop* software also simplifies the deployment, configuration and monitoring of the cluster for system administrators as they look to deploy new applications. Using the Intel® Active Tuner for Apache Hadoop* software optimal performance is automatically configured to take the guesswork out of performance tuning. Until now, this required a specialized understanding of each application's use of system resources along with the Hadoop configuration and performance benchmarks.

 

Intel is working with strategic partners to integrate this software into a number of next-generation platforms and solutions, and to enable deployment in public and private cloud environments. Partners supporting the launch include 1degreenorth*, AMAX*, Cisco*, Colfax Corporation*, Cray*, Datameer*, Dell*, En Pointe*, Flytxt*, Hadapt*, HStreaming*, Infosys*, LucidWorks*, MarkLogic*, NextBio*, Pentaho*, Persistent Systems*, RainStor*, Red Hat*, Revolution Analytics*, SAP*, SAS*, Savvis, a CenturyLink company*, Silicon Mechanics*, Simba Technologies*, SoftNet Solutions*, SuperMicro Computer, Inc.*, Tableau Software*, Teradata*, T-Systems*, Wipro* and Zettaset*.

 

A Comprehensive Approach to Big Data

The new software offering expands Intel's extensive portfolio of datacenter computing, networking, storage and intelligent systems products. The recently introduced Intel® Intelligent Systems Framework, a set of interoperable solutions designed to enable connectivity, manageability and security across intelligent devices in a consistent and scalable manner, sets the foundation to help to gather, analyze and deliver valuable information for end-to-end analytics from the device to the datacenter.

 

Additionally, Intel continues to invest in research and capital to advance the big data ecosystem. Intel Labs is at the forefront of advanced analytics research which includes the development of Intel® Graph Builder for Apache Hadoop* software, a library to construct large data sets into graphs to help visualize relationships between data. Intel Graph Builder is optimized for the Intel Distribution to help reduce development time by eliminating the need to develop large amounts of custom code. Meanwhile, Intel Capital has been making major investments in disruptive big data analytics technologies including MongoDB company 10gen and big data analytics solution provider Guavus Analytics.

 

View the Intel Big Data Launch keynote and download a copy of the keynote presentation.

 

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1 Based on internal Intel tests

 

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Research consultancy firm Signals Research Group (SRG) announced findings of their latest benchmark test of LTE chipsets. SRG published the first performance benchmark study of LTE baseband modem chipsets back in December 2011. SRG analyzed the data from a lab based testing approach on the Spirent 8100 LTE test solution while leveraging the 3GPP methodology for conducting UE throughput testing. While recently testing eight LTE baseband chipsets from eight different suppliers, three chipsets took the lead while SRG concluded that Intel’s solution captured top honors. View Spirent’s press release and get a preview of Signals Research Group’s report.

San Jose, Calif., Feb. 25, 2013 - Altera Corporation and Intel Corporation today announced that the companies have entered into an agreement for the future manufacture of Altera FPGAs on Intel's 14 nm tri-gate transistor technology. These next-generation products, which target ultra high-performance systems for military, wireline communications, cloud networking, and compute and storage applications, will enable breakthrough levels of performance and power efficiencies not otherwise possible.


"Altera's FPGAs using Intel 14 nm technology will enable customers to design with the most advanced, highest-performing FPGAs in the industry," said John Daane, president, CEO and chairman of Altera. "In addition, Altera gains a tremendous competitive advantage at the high end in that we are the only major FPGA company with access to this technology."

 

Altera's next-generation products will now include 14nm, in addition to previously announced 20nm technologies, extending the company's tailored product portfolio that meets myriad customer needs for performance, bandwidth and power efficiency across diverse end applications.

 

"We look forward to collaborating with Altera on manufacturing leading-edge FPGAs, leveraging Intel's leadership in process technology," said Brian Krzanich, chief operating officer, Intel. "Next-generation products from Altera require the highest performance and most power-efficient technology available, and Intel is well positioned to provide the most advanced offerings."

 

Adding this world-class manufacturer to Altera's strong foundation of leading-edge suppliers and partners furthers the company's ability to deliver on the promise of silicon convergence; to integrate hardware and software programmability, microprocessors, digital signal processing, and ASIC capability into a single device; and deliver a more flexible and economical alternative to traditional ASICs and ASSPs.

 

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ASUS today announced Fonepad™, a competitively priced handheld device that combines features of a smartphone with the versatility of a 7-inch tablet. Powered by a new Intel® Atom™ Z2420 processor with Android 4.1, Fonepad includes 3G and mobile data and a vibrant HD display with IPS technology for wide viewing angles and outstanding clarity. Fonepad will be available in March 2013. Intel will continue to build on this momentum as more OEMs and ODMs ship Android tablets based on Intel Architecture. Get the latest Intel news from Mobile World Congress.

To complement and grow its HTML5 capabilities, Intel has acquired the developer tools and build system from appMobi. Intel also hired the tool-related technical staff to help extend Intel’s existing HTML5 capabilities and accelerate innovation and delivery of HTML5 tools for cross platform app developers. Software developers continue to embrace HTML5 as an easy to use language to create cross platform apps. Evans Data finds 43 percent of all mobile developers indicate current use of HTML5 and an additional 38 percent plan to use HTML5 in the coming year.  App developers can get started building HTML5 cross-platform apps today at: software.intel.com/html5. Visit the Intel Extends HTML5 Capabilities blog post for more information.

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Launches dual-core Intel® Atom™ Processor-based platform (formerly "Clover Trail+") aimed at performance and mainstream smartphone market segments, and providing double the compute performance and 3x graphics capabilities1 with competitive battery life. Product to also debut in Android* tablets.
  • Reveals one of the world’s smallest2 and lowest-power multimode-multiband LTE solutions for global roaming in one SKU with envelope tracking and antenna tuning. Shipping single mode now with multimode shipments beginning first half of 2013.
  • Demonstrates continued momentum in emerging markets with Intel® Atom™ Z2420 processor, including new smartphone engagement with Etisalat* in Egypt. ASUS* to also debut a new Android* tablet based on the Intel Atom Z2420 processor.
  • Announces support from leading ODMs for next-generation quad-core Intel® Atom™ processor SoC (“Bay Trail”), scheduled to be available for holiday 2013.
  • Extends mobile device enabling efforts to tablets, followed by phones.

 

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 25, 2013 – Intel Corporation today announced a range of new products, ecosystem and enabling efforts that will further accelerate the company’s presence in mobile and help usher in new devices and richer experiences with Intel Inside®.

 

The announcements include a new dual-core Intel Atom SoC (formerly "Clover Trail+") platform for smartphones and Android* tablets, and the company’s first global, multimode-multiband LTE solution that will ship in the first half of this year. Other disclosures included “Bay Trail” momentum, mobile device enabling efforts, and continued smartphone momentum in emerging markets with the Intel Atom Z2420 processor-based platform.

 

“Today’s announcements build on Intel’s growing device portfolio across a range of mobile market segments,” said Hermann Eul, Intel vice president and co-general manager of the Mobile and Communications Group. “In less than a year's time we have worked closely with our customers to bring Intel-based smartphones to market in more than 20 countries around the world, and have also delivered an industry-leading low-power Intel Atom processor SoC tablet solution running Windows* 8, and shipping with leading OEM customers today. Looking forward, we will build upon this foundation and work closely with our ecosystem partners, across operating systems, to deliver the best mobile products and experiences for consumers with Intel Inside®.”

 

New, Efficient Intel® Atom™ Processor SoC Platform
Intel’s new Intel® Atom™ processor platform (formerly "Clover Trail+") and smartphone reference design delivers industry-leading performance with low-power and long battery life that rivals today’s most popular Android* phones. The product brings Intel’s classic product strengths, including high performance that lets you enjoy smooth Web browsing,  vibrant, glitch-free, full HD movies, and an Android* applications experience that launches fast and runs great.

 

The platform’s 32nm dual core Intel® Atom™ Processors -- Z2580, Z2560, Z2520 -- are available in speeds up to 2.0 GHz, 1.6 GHz and 1.2GHz, respectively. The processor also features support for Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology, supporting four simultaneous application threads and further enhancing the overall efficiency of the Intel Atom processor cores.

 

The integrated platform also includes an Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator engine with a graphics core supporting up to 533MHz with boost mode, and delivering up to three times the graphics performance1 for rich 3-D visuals, lifelike gaming and smooth, full 1080P hardware-accelerated video encode and decode at 30fps.

 

“Our second-generation product delivers double the compute performance and up to three times the graphics capabilities1, all while maintaining competitive low power,” Eul said. “As we transition to 22nm Intel Atom processor SoCs later this year, we will take full advantage of the broad spectrum of capabilities enabled by our design, architecture, 22nm tri-gate transistor technology, and leading-edge manufacturing to further accelerate our position.”

 

The new Intel Atom processor platform also brings advanced imaging capabilities, including support for two cameras, with a primary camera sensor up to 16 megapixels. The imaging system also enables panorama capture, a 15 frame-per-second burst mode for 8 megapixel photos, real-time facial detection and recognition, and mobile HDR image capture with de-ghosting for clearer pictures in flight.

 

The platform is also equipped with Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT), helping to enable strong, two-factor authentication for protecting cloud services such as remote banking, e-commerce, online gaming and social networking from unauthorized access. Since Intel® IPT is embedded at chip-level, unlike hardware or phone-based tokens, it can enable more secure, yet user-friendly cloud access protection. Intel is working with partners including Feitian*, Garanti Bank*, MasterCard*, McAfee*, SecureKey* Technologies Inc., Symantec*, Vasco Data Security International* Inc. and Visa* Inc. to incorporate this technology into their services.

 

With WUXGA display support of 1920x12003, the platform will also enable larger-screen Android* tablet designs. It also includes support for Android* 4.2 (Jelly Bean), Intel Wireless Display Technology, HSPA+ at 42Mbps with the Intel® XMM 6360 slim modem solution, and the new industry-standard UltraViolet* Common File Format.

 

Customers announcing support for the new Intel® Atom™ processor platform for phones and tablets include ASUS*, Lenovo*, and ZTE*.

 

Debuting at CES last month, the Lenovo* IdeaPhone K900* is based on the Intel® Atom™ processor Z2580 and delivers rich video, graphics and Web content at fantastic speeds. The IdeaPhone is 6.9mm thin and also features the world’s first 5.5-inch full high-definition 400+ PPI screen for increased clarity of text and images. The K900 will be the first product to market based on the Intel Atom processor Z2580. Lenovo plans to introduce the smartphone in the second quarter of 2013 in China, followed soon by select international markets.

 

Building on the Intel Atom processor platform (fomerly "Clover Trail+"), Intel also highlighted its forthcoming 22nm smartphone Intel Atom processor SoC ("Merrifield"). The product is based on Intel’s leading-edge 22nm process and an entirely new Intel Atom microarchitecture that will help enable increased smartphone performance, power efficiency and battery life.

 

Long-Term Evolution (4G LTE)
Intel’s strategy is to deliver a leading low-power, global modem solution that works across multiple bands, modes, regions and devices.

 

The Intel® XMM™ 7160 is one of the world’s smallest2 and lowest-power multimode-multiband LTE solutions (LTE / DC-HSPA+ / EDGE), supporting multiple devices including smartphones, tablets and Ultrabook™ systems. The 7160 global modem supports 15 LTE bands simultaneously, more than any other in-market solution. It also includes a highly configurable RF architecture running real time algorithms for envelope tracking and antenna tuning that enables cost-efficient multiband configurations, extended battery life, and global roaming in a single SKU.

 

“The 7160 is a well-timed and highly competitive 4G LTE solution that we expect will meet the growing needs of the emerging global 4G market,” Eul said. “Independent analysts have shown our solution to be world class and I’m confident that our offerings will lead Intel into new multi-comm solutions. With LTE connections projected to double over the next 12 months to more than 120 million connections, we believe our solution will give developers and service providers a single competitive offering while delivering to consumers the best global 4G experience. Building on this, Intel will also accelerate the delivery of new advanced features to be timed with future advanced 4G network deployments.”

 

Intel is currently shipping its single mode 4G LTE data solution and will begin multimode shipments later in the first half of this year. The company is also optimizing its LTE solutions concurrently with its SoC roadmap to ensure the delivery of leading-edge low-power combined solutions to the marketplace.

 

Intel® Atom™ Platform Z2420
As Intel expands its geographic presence, the company sees tremendous opportunity in delivering rich Intel-based mobile experiences to consumers across emerging markets.

 

As part of its strategy to take advantage of the fast growing market for value smartphones in emerging markets, which some analysts expect to reach 500 million units by 2015, Intel highlighted continuing momentum with the Intel Atom Processor Z2420 platform (formerly "Lexington"). Since it was first announced at CES, Acer* (Thailand, Malaysia), Lava* (India) and Safaricom* (Kenya) have all announced new handsets.

 

Etisalat Misr*, a leading telco operator based in Egypt and a subsidiary of Etisalat group UAE, in collaboration with Intel today announced plans for the Etisalat E-20 Smartphone with Intel Inside®. Set to debut in Egypt in April, the Intel-based handset will be the first in the Middle East and North Africa region, and the second introduction in Africa to-date, building on the recent launch of Safaricom* in Kenya.

 

Demonstrating the flexibility of the Intel Atom processor SoC platform to accommodate a range of device and market segment needs, ASUS* later today will announce a new Android* tablet based on the Intel® Atom™ Processor Z2420.

 

Tablets with Intel Inside®
Building on the device momentum and industry-leading power-efficiency of the award-winning Intel Atom processor Z2760, Intel’s first quad-core Intel Atom processor SoC ("Bay Trail"), will be the most powerful Intel Atom processor to-date -- doubling the computing performance of Intel’s current- generation tablet offering and providing the ecosystem with a strong technology foundation and feature set from which to innovate. The "Bay Trail" platform, scheduled to be available for holiday 2013, is already up and running on Windows* and Android* and will help enable new experiences in designs as thin as 8mm that have all-day battery life and weeks of standby.

 

Intel is currently working with Compal*, ECS*, Pegatron*, Quanta* and Wistron* to accelerate "Bay Trail" tablets to the market. Intel is also extending its work with leading OEM partners globally, building on the strong foundation of  Intel Atom processor Z2760-based tablet designs in market from Acer*, ASUS*, Dell*, Fujitsu*, HP*, Lenovo*, LG Electronics and Samsung*.

 

Enabling Mobile Devices with Intel Inside®
Intel today announced an expansion of its ecosystem enabling efforts to deliver new device and market innovations across a range of Windows*- and Android*-based mobile devices.

 

Intel platform and enabling programs have been the foundation of OEM and ODM innovation for decades. The new program will focus on accelerating time to market for leading-edge mobile devices based on Intel® architecture with top OEMs and ODMs. The program will focus first on tablets, followed by phones, providing pre-qualified solutions with simplified building blocks to scale designs quickly for mature and emerging markets. The Intel Atom processor Z2760 and the company’s forthcoming 22nm Intel Atom processor SoC, codenamed "Bay Trail," will be the starting foundation for the effort.

 

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About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.

 

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1 Compared to the Intel Atom Processor Z2460 platform; Graphics clock will vary based on SKU: Z2580, Z2560, Z2520.

 

2 Compared with competitive solutions shipping in market today.

 

3 Corrected from misprinted '1900x1200' to '1920x1200' - Feb. 27,21013

A Linux driver created by the Intel Open Source Technology Center is the first open source driver certified by the Khronos Group under the OpenGL ES 3D Graphics 3.0 specification. As one of the first drivers certified, Intel’s software helps mobile solution providers and independent software vendors make the most out of 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ processors’ advanced graphics capabilities. The driver enables desktop-like visuals for people that rely on mobile devices for gaming, entertainment, medicine, energy or design. Source code for Intel’s 3D graphics driver is targeted for release in Spring 2013 and will be made available to leading Linux operating system distribution vendors.

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