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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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(From left to right) Su Balasubramanian, United Nations Foundation, Rosalind Hudnell, Chief Diversity Officer of Intel and Holly Gordon, Executive Director of 10x10 join together to promote awareness and action around the importance of girls’ education with the film, Girl Rising.

Yesterday, Intel and the Women in the World Foundation co-hosted the first of several events to highlight Girl Rising, a feature film encouraging girls’ education, of which Intel is a strategic founding partner. Rosalind Hudnell, Chief Diversity Officer of Intel, and Tina Brown, Editor-in-Chief of Newsweek & The Daily Beast, spoke at the event, as did members of 10x10, the makers of the film, with whom Intel is working to empower and educate girls around the world. Learn more about this inspiring film and how you can host your own screening.

Today Intel announced its Intel® Cache Acceleration Software for Linux* (with Windows version already available) that provides a multi-level cache and utilizes both Intel SSDs as well as DRAM to improve the I/O performance throughput of existing HDD based storage by up to 50 times. This will enable solid-state drive level of speed for read intensive workloads without migration costs in use cases including database, virtualization, cloud and big data. The solution can be easily integrated in any existing storage server infrastructure to take full advantage of the caching technology.

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel launches new Cache Acceleration Software to complement the Intel® SSD data center family of products for a comprehensive caching solution.
  • The software prioritizes application performance with unique, policy-based cache control that accelerates applications without backend storage or application changes.
  • When combined with the Intel® SSD DC S3700 or Intel® SSD 910 Series, the solution allows IT to easily integrate with existing Windows* and now Linux* storage infrastructure, delivering SSD levels of performance without requiring full data migration.

 

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 12, 2013 -- Intel Corporation today announced its Intel® Cache Acceleration Software (CAS) for Linux* that prioritizes application performance, providing solid-state drive (SSD) levels of speed without migration costs, and built-in data integrity for Intel's SSD data center family of products.

 

The Linux version of the software will be generally available within 30 days as an enterprise subscription and open source release. It will complement the existing Intel CAS 2.0 for Windows that is available today.

 

Intel® CAS 2.0 is based on technology from Intel's August 2012 acquisition of NEVEX Virtual Technologies, and provides key capabilities that enhance the company's SSD data center family of products. Intel's CAS 2.0 solution provides significant input/output (I/O) and application performance improvements in use cases including database/OLTP, virtualization, cloud and big data (Hadoop)*.

 

"Intel CAS complements our SSD data center family by providing a total caching solution that delivers even more value and capability for our customers," said Chuck Brown, product line manager for Intel's Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group. "Intel® CAS delivers a multi-level cache across the SSD and DRAM for optimal performance. Compared to short-stroked hard-drive technology, we've seen up to 50 times the improvement in I/O performance throughput for read intensive workloads by adding Intel CAS with the Intel SSD 910 series1."

 

"With the combination of Intel CAS and the Intel 910 PCIe SSD, Intel has a solution that is a game changer for server-side caching," said James Bagley, senior analyst at Storage Strategies-NOW. "It allows IT to easily add more performance to their existing storage infrastructure, delivering SSD levels of speed without a complete data migration."

 

"The idea of improving application performance without breaking the bank is one that has obvious appeal in today's increasingly complex and demanding IT environments," said Mark Peters, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. "Intel's CAS delivers on this aspiration in two ways: First, it is based upon Intel's high-performance and highly reliable solid-state solutions, which ensures easy integration and data integrity; and second, it is differentiated from 'vanilla' solid-state solutions in its use of multi-level caching across DRAM and SSD, which helps to simultaneously drive overall performance above, and overall costs below, that of less-sophisticated SSD-only solutions."

 

 

Provides Hassle-Free Application Acceleration and Performance

The Intel CAS solution provides significantly1 improved performance for I/O-intensive applications running on dedicated servers or virtual machines (VMs). With its unique policy-based caching, Intel CAS can target performance to specific applications, files, VM or individual database tables. Selective optimized caching allows administrators to focus performance on applications and data that directly impact the business while enabling consistent I/O acceleration by avoiding contention with other applications and server actions. A scalable application server tier with direct-attached SSD provides low latency and consistent performance, complementing SAN technologies for capacity storage tiers such as archive, backup, recovery and more. By balancing CPU and I/O performance, Intel CAS offers companies lower TCO with an optimized, integrated solution. "Attempts to solve I/O performance issues at the SAN tier have resulted in wasted spend, wasted productivity, and frustration to both users and IT administrators," said Steve Dalton, General Manager of Attached Platform Storage Software at Intel. "We have the seamless answer with our Cache Acceleration Software solution. Intel® CAS allows administrators to target storage performance to those applications that need it the most, offloading IOPS from primary storage to the servers themselves, providing a win-win with previous storage spend."

 

Intel CAS 2.0 for Windows and Linux supports the Intel SSD data center family including the Intel® DC S3700 and 910 Series. The open source code release will be available on intel.com. Additional information about Intel's new and innovative caching solution can be found at www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/software/intel-cache-acceleration-software.

 

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 Results have been estimated based solely on internal Intel analysis, using only Intel SSDs, and are provided for informational purposes only. Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance. Configurations:  Measurements made using Intel Server model 2600CO (Copper Pass Server); Intel® E5-2680 processor (2.7GHz), 32GB DDR2/1333 memory;  Microsoft* Windows 2008R2 SP1, Intel® CAS 2.0 release candidate 1; IOMeter 10.22.2009 ; 4K Random Read test; 32-queue depth; 800Gig Intel SSD 910 series, Intel RAID RS25AB080 with MR54p1 firmware; 8 x 10K SAS HDD in a RAID0 array.

 

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. 

Kimberly Stevenson,VP & CIO, was awarded the 2012 Transformational CIO Leadership Award by HMG Strategy, LLC. The award honors CIOs who have demonstrated leadership, innovation, transformation, industry give-back, and management of extreme growth and legacy leadership. Presented in front of over 300 top level executives and based on extensive in-depth research, the award represents the transformational relevance of a CIO in a corporation.

SSD_335_FlatAngle300dpi.jpgThe Intel® SSD 335 Series is adding a new 180 gigabyte (GB) capacity version to its current 240GB product offering. Both capacities are available in a standard 2.5-inch form factor and will be sporting a new case design by the end of the quarter. Check with resellers or online retailers for current pricing. Visit the Intel Solid-State Drive press kit for information.

Note to Editors: Materials and multimedia available at: www.intel.com/newsroom/mwc.

 

WHEN:

Feb. 25 – 28, 2013

WHERE:

Where: Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain

Intel Booth: Hall 3, Booth #3C34

Intel in App Planet: Hall 8.2, Booth #8.1E20

WHAT:

What: Intel Corporation will showcase leading mobile and communications solutions at Mobile World Congress 2013. In addition to the main Intel booth, the company will have a presence in the App Planet Exhibition and at the Vodafone* Booth in the GSMA Connected City.

 

Media, Blogger and  Analyst Reception with Intel Executives

Feb. 25, 4 – 5 p.m. CET

Intel Booth, Hall 3, Booth #3C34

Intel will host a reception on Monday, Feb. 25 from 4 5 p.m. Intel executives, including Mike Bell  and Hermann Eul, will be on-hand to showcase the latest devices based on Intel technology, discuss Intel's mobile strategy and progress toward expanding its presence in new and existing markets. Food and beverages will also be served at the reception.

 

Intel Booth

Fira, Hall 3, Booth #3C34

Feb. 25 – 27, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. CET

Feb. 28, 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. CET

Intel will showcase how its products and technologies are transforming mobile experiences -- from turning big data into insights and business actions, to transforming networks, to delivering performance driven devices including smartphones, tablets and Ultrabooks™ targeted at a range of developed and emerging market segments.

 

Specifically, Intel will showcase its latest smartphone technologies and devices running the Android* platform, including a new dual core, dual graphics platform, as well as OEM- and service provider-supported devices based on the company's new Intel® AtomTM Z2420 platform targeted at emerging markets. The company will also showcase a range of Windows* 8 tablet and convertible designs that deliver a complete computing experience, and will also spotlight a range of top selling consumer devices based on the company's leading-edge wireless technologies.

 

Intel in App Planet

App Planet Booth

Fira, Hall 8.1, Booth #8.1E20

Feb. 25 – 27, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. CET

Feb. 28, 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. CET

Intel delivers software solutions and services that fuel the mobile world. Learn about the tools and resources that help developers create the most innovative apps and the content that delights end users. Intel will feature demos on HTML5, perceptual computing, the latest mobile software development tools, Intel® Cloud Services Platform and Telmap M8, Intel® Developer Zone and Intel® Common Connectivity Framework.

 

 

Intel in Vodafone* Booth, GSMA Connected City

Fira, Hall 3, Booth #3B2 and 3C2

Feb. 25–27, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. CET

Feb. 28, 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. CET

Intel is showcasing a simulated look at how everyday activities such as shopping, entertainment and social activities can be transformed when our digital lives are seamlessly connected as we travel between our homes, work and beyond. Intel's Intelligent System Alliance ecosystem and new wireless products will also be presented to demonstrate how connectivity is enabled.

 

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

Editor's Summary:

  • Acer expands smartphone portfolio with Acer Liquid C1, the first Intel Inside® smartphone in Thailand
  • Great for professional users looking for full featured specifications with high speed data connectivity, quad-band capability and Acer Cloud, great performance2 and an advanced graphic engine
  • Smart design comes with a 4.3-inch IPS LCD touch display and 8 megapixel camera at a weight of only 140 grams

 

Bangkok: 31 January 2013 – Acer and Intel Corporation today announced the introduction of the Acer Liquid C1 with Intel Inside®, the first smartphone based on Intel® Atom™ processor Z2420for the Asia Pacific region. The Liquid C1 smartphone will first be made available with a special promotion1 during Mobile Expo on 7-11 February, with wider retail availability at a retail price of THB9,990 (VAT inclusive) in the weeks following. The device comes with a 4.3 inch LCD touch display and great price performance2.

 

Mr. Alan Chiang, General Manager, Acer Computer Co., Ltd. said: "Acer, together with Intel, is making exciting history for the smartphone market. Today we are introducing Acer Liquid C1 with Intel Inside® -- the first of its kind in Asia Pacific. Acer Liquid C1 marks a successful milestone and proves that the smartphone is a small form factor of computing device which requires expertise from leading technology companies who truly understand and lead in innovation. Intel introduced the Intel® Atom™ processor Z2420 (code-named Lexington) at CES early this month. Today Acer is the first to introduce a product based on this new technology in this region."

 

Mr. Accharas Ouysinprasert, Country Manager, Intel Microelectronics (Thailand) Ltd. said: "Mobile is a major component of Internet behaviour in Thailand and often times, mobile phone is the primary or only device for internet access. By working closely with Acer, we are offering the market a powerful option, for a device that deliver a great user experience in terms of amazing battery life3, rich graphics for casual gaming, advanced camera features, smooth web browsing and multi-tasking. Today marks a significant milestone for Intel and Acer as this effort builds on our already strong and broad strategic collaboration across many compute segments."

 

Mr. Boonchai Ngouvisitkul, Associate Director, Mobility Business Division, Acer Computer Co., Ltd. said "Acer Liquid C1 with Intel Inside® comes with 4.3 inch display, Android Ice Cream Sandwich, Intel® Atom™ processor Z2420 at 1.2Ghz with Intel® Hyper Threading Technology4, offers supreme experiences for data connectivity, and supporting up to 21 Mbps data download on HSPA+ Intel® XMM™ 6265 slim modem. Together these solutions help to enable fast and responsive user experiences, including video playback and multi-tasking. The 2000mAh battery also offers great battery life3, for entertainment on the go. It is a good option for the consumers in Thailand who look for performance, entertainment and connectivity."

 

Acer Liquid C1 with Intel Inside™ features and specifications:

  • Intel® Atom™ processor Z2420 (1.2GHz)
  • Intel® XMM™ 6265 slim modem with quad-band capability
  • 4.3" IPS qHD touch screen (960x540, 16:9 ratio)
  • Android* Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System
  • 8 megapixel main camera at 5 frames per second, AF & LED
  • 0.3 megapixel front camera
  • 4GB Storage
  • Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n (/n HT20)
  • GPS / Bluetooth® 2.1 with EDR
  • Microphone
  • Integrated Speaker
  • MicroSD up to 32GB, SDHC 2.0 compatible
  • 2,000 mAh battery
  • Micro-USB (charging and PC connect) with USB 2.0
  • Dimensions 127.3 x 65.5 x 9.95 mm.
  • Weight 140 g

 

 

Acer Liquid C1 Smartphone with Intel Inside® - Black

The Acer Liquid C1 Smartphone with Intel Inside® - Black

Acer Liquid C1 Smartphone with Intel Inside® - White

Acer Liquid C1 Smartphone with Intel Inside® - White

 

 

About Acer
Established in 1976, Acer is an information and communication technology company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale and support of innovative products that enhance people's lives. Acer's green supply chain delivers environmentally friendly PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets and smartphones — tools our customers need to explore beyond limits and experience more. Ranked No. 2 for notebooks globally (Gartner 2011), Acer employs 8,000 people, and 2011 revenues reached US$15.7 billion.

 

Please visit www.acer.com for more information.

 

© 2013 Acer Inc. All rights reserved. Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks of Acer Inc. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and/or service marks, indicated or otherwise, are the property of their respective owners.1 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. Accessible capacity varies.

 

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.

 

Intel, Intel Atom, Intel Core, Intel Inside, 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.

 

 

1 Please check with Acer PR for more information

 

2 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 information go to http://www.intel.com/performance.

 

3 Actual battery life varies by usage, settings and operating conditions.

 

4 Intel® Hyper Threading Technology is available on select Intel® processors. Requires an Intel® HT Technology-enabled system. Consult your device manufacturer. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software used. For more information including details on which processors support HT Technology, visit http://www.intel.com/info/hyperthreading.

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its latest Green Power Partnership rankings update, recognizing Intel for using more than 3.1 billion kWh of green power annually, enough green power to meet 100 percent of the company’s U.S. electricity use. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Intel has topped the list as the largest voluntary purchaser of green power in the country. Learn more about Intel’s sustainability initiatives.

New 6Gb/s Intel® SSD 525 Series Provides Small, Fast and Efficient Storage Performance

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel SSD 525 is Intel's first 6Gb/s mSATA product that offers a low-power, small form factor SSD with big performance.
  • One-eighth the size of a 2.5-inch HDD, new SSD increases storage performance for Ultrabook, notebook, embedded systems and workstation upgrades.
  • Beyond notebook, Intel's latest mSATA SSD allows for creative automotive, digital signage, embedded video and retail applications.

 

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 28, 2013 – Intel Corporation announced today the Intel® Solid-State Drive 525 Series (Intel SSD 525 Series) in a small mSATA form factor with 6-gigabit-per-second (Gb/s) performance. The Intel SSD 525 Series gives OEM customers, channel and tech enthusiasts an ultra-portable, low-power storage solution in one-eighth the space of a traditional 2.5-inch hard disk drive (HDD) to drive innovative Ultrabook™, tablet and embedded applications.

 

The Intel SSD 525 is the latest entry to the Intel 500 Series SSD Family aimed at higher-performance, enthusiast solutions. Measuring 3.7mm x 50.8mm x 29.85mm and weighing 10 grams, the mSATA with PCI Express (PCIe) mini-connector delivers the performance of the company's Intel SSD 520 Series client drive. This makes the Intel SSD 525 suitable for All-in-One desktops, notebooks, Ultrabooks and workstation upgrades, as well as automotive, digital signage, embedded video and retail solutions.

 

With random read performance of up to 50,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS) and sequential read performance up to 550 megabytes per second (MB/s), systems using the Intel SSD 525 Series will receive a performance boost for the most demanding applications and intense multi-tasking needs. This is coupled with random write performance of up to 80,000 IOPS and sequential writes of 520 MB/s to deliver a top-performing mSATA SSD.1

 

"The Intel SSD 525 Series is Intel's latest 6 Gb/s mSATA product, which brings high performance to an ultra-portable form factor targeted for Ultrabooks and a myriad of embedded solutions," said James Slattery, product line manager for Intel Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group Client SSDs. "Intel SSDs reduce the risk of data loss due to shock, vibration or jarring. With these new performance thresholds available in a small form factor package, and backed by Intel quality and reliability, the Intel SSD 525 opens the door to an unlimited number of creative embedded solutions such as in-flight entertainment, mobile workstations, microservers and IP phone storage."

 

The Intel SSD 525 Series will be available in 30 gigabyte (GB), 60GB, 90GB, 120GB, 180GB and 240GB capacities. The company has begun shipping the 120GB and 180GB options, with additional capacities and volume shipments to follow this quarter.

 

The Intel SSD 525 Series features Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 128-bit encryption capabilities for added data protection should a device be stolen or lost. It uses Intel® 25-nanometer (nm) multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash memory and is backed by a 5-year limited warranty.

 

Also available for Intel SSD purchasers is the Intel® SSD Toolbox with Intel® SSD Optimizer, a free utility that provides Microsoft Windows* users with a powerful set of management, information and diagnostic tools to help maintain the health and out-of-box performance of the drive. Available in 11 languages, the Intel SSD Toolbox is also Windows* 8-compatible. To help ease the installation process, all Intel SSD users can download the free Intel® Data Migration Software to help clone the entire content of a previous storage drive (SSD or HDD) to any Intel SSD.

 

For more information on Intel SSDs go to www.intel.com/go/ssd or follow Intel SSDs on Twitter (@intelssd), Facebook (www.intel.com/go/ssdfacebook or communities.intel.com).

 

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Intel® SSD 525 Series Small, Fast and Efficient - Intel has introduced its fastest, most robust client mSATA solid-state drive (SSD) to date, the Intel® Solid-State Drive 525 Series (Intel® SSD 525). A 6 gigabit-per-second (Gb/s) SATA III SSD, it is produced using Intel compute-quality 25-nanometer (nm) multi-level cell (MLC) NAND memory process technology. The new SSD gives OEM customers, channel and tech enthusiasts an ultra-portable, low-power storage solution in one-eighth the space of a traditional 2.5-inch hard disk drive (HDD) to drive innovative Ultrabook™, tablet, and other low-power embedded applications.

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First 6 Gb/s mSATA form-factor SSD from Intel - The new Intel® Solid-State Drive 525 Series (Intel® SSD 525) offers a low-power, small form-factor SSD that increases storage performance for Ultrabooks, notebooks, All-in-One desktops, embedded systems and workstation upgrades. Measuring 3.7mm x 50.8mm x 29.85mm and weighing 10 grams the mSATA with PCI Express (PCIe) mini-connector allows for the design of creative automotive, digital signage, embedded video, All-in-Ones and retail applications.

 

 

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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.

 

Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

 

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

 

1 Based on the Intel Solid-State Drive 525 Series Product Specification. Performance varies by capacity. Performance is measured using Iometer* with Queue Depth 32 performed on 8GB of logical block address (LBA) range on a full SSD.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 28, 2013 –Intel Corporation today announced that its board of directors promoted five corporate officers and elected three new corporate vice presidents.

 

William M. Holt, 60, was elevated from senior vice president to executive vice president. He is general manager of the Technology and Manufacturing Group and jointly oversees all technology development and manufacturing activities across the company. Holt joined Intel in 1974, was named a senior vice president in 2006, and is based in Hillsboro, Ore.

 

Thomas M. Kilroy, 55, was promoted from senior vice president to executive vice president. He is general manager of Intel's Sales and Marketing Group and is responsible for all of the company's sales and marketing efforts worldwide. Kilroy joined Intel in 1990, was named a senior vice president in 2010, and is based in Hillsboro, Ore.

 

Sohail U. Ahmed, 53, was elevated from corporate vice president to senior vice president. He is director of Logic Technology Development in the Technology and Manufacturing Group. He is responsible for the development and deployment of next-generation silicon logic technologies that will produce future Intel microprocessors and systems-on-chips (SoCs). Ahmed joined Intel in 1984, was elected corporate vice president in 2006, and is based in Hillsboro, Ore.

 

Diane M. Bryant, 50, was promoted from corporate vice president to senior vice president. She is general manager of the Datacenter and Connected Systems Group. In this role, Bryant manages Intel's P&L, strategy and product development for enterprise and cloud server infrastructure, high-performance computing, storage, communications, networking and intelligent connected systems. She joined Intel in 1985, was elected corporate vice president in 2008, and is based in Santa Clara, Calif.

 

Kirk B. Skaugen, 42, was elevated from corporate vice president to senior vice president. He is general manager of the PC Client Group and is responsible for Intel's consumer and business computer business. In this role, he oversees Intel's efforts to once again transform the personal computer industry with the Ultrabook™ and new computing experiences. Skaugen joined Intel in 1992, was elected corporate vice president in 2010, and is based in Hillsboro, Ore.

 

Jonathan Khazam, 51, was elected corporate vice president and is general manager of the Visual and Parallel Computing Group in the Intel Architecture Group. He leads a worldwide organization responsible for the development of Intel's integrated processor graphics and many-core Xeon Phi™ computing products. Khazam joined Intel in 1991 and is based in Santa Clara, Calif.

 

Michael C. Mayberry, 55, was elected corporate vice president and is director of Components Research, which is the research arm for the Technology and Manufacturing Group. He is responsible for Intel's ongoing research – including internal research, university research, and other external collaborations – to enable future process options for Intel's technology development organizations. He joined Intel in 1984 and is based in Hillsboro, Ore.

 

Kimberly S. Stevenson, 50, was elected corporate vice president and is chief information officer. She is responsible for the corporate-wide use of information technology to enable Intel's business strategies for growth and efficiency. Stevenson joined Intel in 2009 and is based in Santa Clara, Calif.

 

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.

 

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.

Nairobi, Kenya, 24th January 2013 -- Leading integrated communications provider Safaricom Limited today announced the Yolo™ smartphone, the first smartphone for Africa with Intel Inside®.

 

The device is aimed at the growing number of cost-conscious and first-time buyers in Kenya who do not want to sacrifice device performance or user experience for cost. The Yolo smartphone will be sold in Safaricom shops countrywide at the entry price of Kshs. 10,999 and comes bundled with free 500 MB data.

 

The phone is based on Intel's latest smartphone platform for emerging markets, launched earlier this month at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). With Intel Inside, users of the Yolo smartphone are assured of fast Web browsing, impressive multimedia capabilities and a great Android* applications experience.

 

"We're redefining what cost-conscious Kenyans can expect from a smartphone," said Peter Arina, general manager, Safaricom' s Consumer Business Unit. "The Intel-based Yolo smartphone strikes a unique balance between price and performance – we consider it to be a real breakthrough. It's great news that Kenya will be the launch country in Africa for smartphones with Intel Inside and we expect a great reception from our customers."

 

"We are delighted to partner with Safaricom in bringing the first smartphone with Intel Inside to Kenyan consumers" said Aysegul Ildeniz, Regional Director for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa Region. "The new handset extends the benefits of Intel technology to more smartphone users around the world and we believe that Kenyan consumers will welcome the increased functionality and overall value of the device. We look forward to our continued cooperation with Safaricom."

 

The Yolo™ smartphone is based on the Intel Smartphone Reference Design for the value segment of the smartphone market. The device is powered by the Intel® Atom™ processor Z2420 with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology that can achieve speeds of up to 1.2 GHz. The efficiency of this technology package helps to enable a smooth and responsive user experience, which includes support for 1080p HD video capture, and a camera with advanced imaging capabilities, including burst mode that allows people to capture seven pictures in a second in 5-megapixel quality.

 

The device is housed in a compact design and features a 3.5-inch touchscreen display for crisp text and images, support for FM radio and an expandable memory slot for greater flexibility, and HSPA+ modem support with Intel's XMM 6265 modem for global roaming. The handset can also be enabled with McAfee mobile security software, providing consumers with added protection as well as data backup and restore capabilities when needed1.

 

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.

 

Intel, the Intel logo, Intel Atom, Intel Inside, the Intel Inside logo and Yolo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

 

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


About Safaricom

Safaricom provides a comprehensive range of services under one roof. This includes mobile and fixed voice and data services on a variety of platforms. It is Kenya’s widest 3G network with a growing fibre optic cable footprint and its most expansive WIMAX presence.


Safaricom pioneered commercial mobile money transfer globally through M-PESA, the most successful such service anywhere in the world.  Launched in March 2007 as a money transfer service, it now has over 15.2 million customers and over 45,000 Agent outlets countrywide.


1 *Device package includes information on how the end user can enable the free, limited 1- or 2-year License period.

Flashback to your favorite arcade games with Intel AppUp® center. Dive into the complete 3D redesign of Pinball with 10 original tables and different dimensions. Experience the re-release of Alien Versus Predator Classic 2000, battle for survival amid starships and space stations as either Alien, Predator or Colonial Marine. Play Fantastic 4 In A Row >with friends to relive the "old school" Checkers days. Reminisce with the classic PC version of Namco’s hit, Dig Dug, and hunt for Pookas and Fygars, while snaring your landscaping enemies.

Intel Capital has made a strategic investment in Apperian, bringing the total funding the company has raised to $28 million.  Apperian enables the world’s largest corporations to securely deploy and manage enterprise content and mobile apps. The investment comes at a time where Apperian is seeing significant growth due to the increasing demand for technology that can help enterprises manage and secure mobile applications and tackle BYOD head-on. Click here for more information.

For the 9th consecutive year, Intel has earned a spot among the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World, which aims to highlight the global corporations that are most proactive in managing environmental, social and governance issues. The Global 100 is the world’s most well-known and credible corporate sustainability ranking, selecting the top 100 from more than 4,000 companies. Learn more about Intel's sustainability efforts.

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