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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 23, 2013 – Intel Corporation's board of directors has declared a 22.5 cents-per-share (90 cents-per-share on an annual basis) quarterly dividend on the company's common stock. The dividend will be payable on March 1, 2013 to stockholders of record on Feb. 7, 2013.

 

"With the payout of this quarterly dividend, Intel's dividend and stock buyback program will have returned approximately $119 billion to stockholders since the program's inception," said Intel president and CEO Paul Otellini. "This is a testament to our commitment to return cash to our stockholders as we continue to generate strong cash flow driven by the combination of new products and design wins from the lowest power portable devices to the most powerful data center servers."

 

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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Science Stars Tackle Global Challenges in Prestigious Competition

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Intel Science Talent Search 2013, a program of Society for Science & the Public, selected 40 young innovators as finalists.
  • With the potential to solve the world's challenges, the Intel Science Talent Search finalists represent the nation's most promising high school seniors.
  • Finalists will gather in Washington, D.C. in March to compete for $630,000 in awards with the top winner receiving $100,000 from the Intel Foundation.

 

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 23, 2013 – Intel Corporation recognized 40 U.S. high school seniors as finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search 2013, a program of Society for Science & the Public and the nation's oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition.

 

The Intel Science Talent Search encourages students to pursue ambitious scientific questions and develop skills to solve the problems of tomorrow. Participants are judged on their original scientific research and their achievement and leadership, inside and outside the classroom. The 40 finalists will compete in Washington, D.C. from March 7-13 for $630,000 in awards. The top winner will receive $100,000 from the Intel Foundation.

 

"This year's Intel Science Talent Search finalists are presenting a wide range of research, from optimizing algae oil for biofuel to developing a new treatment for blood cancer," said Wendy Hawkins, executive director of the Intel Foundation. "It's exciting for the future of innovation because the U.S. needs these 40 high school seniors, and others like them, to question, explore and help solve some of the world's greatest challenges."

 

Society for Science & the Public, a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education, has owned and administered the Science Talent Search since its inception in 1942.

 

"We commend the 40 Intel Science Talent Search finalists on their successes so far and look forward to watching them progress not only during the finals in Washington, but also during their future careers," said Elizabeth Marincola, president of Society for Science & the Public. "They showcase how a background in science, technology, engineering and math education can provide insight into solutions for the future."

 

Intel Science Talent Search 2013 Fast Facts

  • The Intel Science Talent Search 2013 finalists are from 40 schools in 20 states.†
  • Among the 40 finalists, there is nearly an equal gender distribution, with 21 males and 19 females.†
  • California and New York represent over 30 percent of this year's finalists.
  • Finalist projects are distributed among 16 categories, including bioengineering, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, physics and space science, behavioral and social sciences, and plant science.
  • These 40 finalists were narrowed down from 300 semifinalists and more than 1,700 entrants.
  • For a list of this year's finalists, visit www.societyforscience.org/sts.

 

Finalists will gather in Washington, D.C. for a week-long event from March 7-13, during which they'll undergo a rigorous judging process and meet with national leaders. In past years, this has included a visit with the president of the United States, interaction with preeminent scientists and display of their research to the public at the National Geographic Society. Top winners will be announced at a black-tie gala awards ceremony at the National Building Museum on March 12.

 

Young innovators chosen to participate in the Science Talent Search over the past 72 years have gone on to receive some of the world's most prestigious honors. For example, Science Talent Search alumni have gone on to win seven Nobel Prizes, two Fields Medals, five National Medals of Science, 11 MacArthur Foundation Fellowships and even an Academy Award for Best Actress.

 

Intel has sponsored the Intel Science Talent Search for 15 years. Because Intel views education as the foundation for innovation, Intel and the Intel Foundation have invested more than $1 billion over the past decade, and Intel employees have donated close to 3 million hours toward improving education in more than 60 countries.

 

This is the first year that Intel Science Talent Search entrants, semifinalists and finalists will receive digital badges recognizing and rewarding their achievements in independent scientific and engineering research. Digital badges promote informal modes of education and provide recognition and credentialing for achievements beyond the classroom. Learn more about the badging initiative at http://badging.societyforscience.org.

 

To get the latest Intel education news, visit www.intel.com/newsroom/education, and join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

 

To learn more about Society for Science & the Public, visit www.societyforscience.org, and follow the organization on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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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† The late substitution of a finalist resulted in a change from 21 participating states with equal gender distribution of 50 percent males and 50 percent females. Release modified Feb. 27, 2012.

The official trailer for Girl Rising was released at Sundance Film Festival during an event hosted by 10x10 and, strategic partner, Intel. The film reveals the extraordinary stories of girls around the world tackling nearly impossible odds on the road to education. Girl Rising makes its theatrical debut on March 7 and will be shown in New York and Los Angeles, as well as on demand in hundreds of cities across the country through Gathr, a new model for theatrical distribution. Learn more about the film.

At a ceremony at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology in Cambridge, Intel presented a unique birthday gift to Professor Stephen Hawking. The gift featured the message “Happy Birthday Stephen Hawking” inscribed hundreds of times on a one of a kind 300mm silicon wafer typically used for mass production of Intel chips. The new COSMOS Mk IX supercomputer, hosted at the Stephen Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology and part of the UK DiRAC Facility, is based on Intel technology and will help answer fundamental questions about the origin and structure of the universe. Find out all about this announcement in the European Intel Newsroom post.

Generates $18.9 Billion in Cash from Operations

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 17, 2013 – Intel Corporation today reported full-year revenue of $53.3 billion, operating income of $14.6 billion, net income of $11.0 billion and EPS of $2.13. The company generated approximately $18.9 billion in cash from operations, paid dividends of $4.4 billion, and used $4.8 billion to repurchase 191 million shares of stock.

 

For the fourth quarter, Intel posted revenue of $13.5 billion, operating income of $3.2 billion, net income of $2.5 billion and EPS of 48 cents. The company generated approximately $6 billion in cash from operations, paid dividends of $1.1 billion and used $1.0 billion to repurchase 47 million shares of stock.

 

"The fourth quarter played out largely as expected as we continued to execute through a challenging environment," said Paul Otellini, Intel president and CEO. "We made tremendous progress across the business in 2012 as we entered the market for smartphones and tablets, worked with our partners to reinvent the PC, and drove continued innovation and growth in the data center. As we enter 2013, our strong product pipeline has us well positioned to bring a new wave of Intel innovations across the spectrum of computing."

 

Full-Year 2012 Key Financial Information and Business Unit Trends

  • PC Client Group had revenue of $34.3 billion, down 3 percent from 2011.
  • Data Center Group had revenue of $10.7 billion, up 6 percent from 2011.
  • Other Intel architecture group had revenue of $4.4 billion, down 13 percent from 2011.

 

Q4 Key Financial Information and Business Unit Trends

  • PC Client Group revenue of $8.5 billion, down 1.5 percent sequentially and down 6 percent year-over-year.
  • Data Center Group revenue of $2.8 billion, up 7 percent sequentially and up 4 percent year-over-year.
  • Other Intel® architecture group revenue of $1.0 billion, down 14 percent sequentially and down 7 percent year-over-year.
  • Gross margin of 58 percent, 1.0 percentage point above the midpoint of the company's expectation of 57 percent.
  • R&D plus MG&A spending $4.6 billion, in line with the company's expectation of approximately $4.5 billion.
  • Tax rate of 23 percent, below the company's expectation of approximately 27 percent.

 

Business Outlook

Intel's Business Outlook does not include the potential impact of any business combinations, asset acquisitions, divestitures or other investments that may be completed after Jan. 17.

 

Full-Year 2013

  • Revenue: low single-digit percentage increase.
  • Gross margin percentage: 60 percent, plus or minus a few percentage points.
  • R&D plus MG&A spending: $18.9 billion, plus or minus $200 million.
  • Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles: approximately $300 million.
  • Depreciation: $6.8 billion, plus or minus $100 million.
  • Impact of equity investments and interest and other: net gain of approximately $100 million.
  • Tax Rate: approximately 25 percent.
  • Full-year capital spending: $13.0 billion, plus or minus $500 million.

 

Q1 2013

  • Revenue: $12.7 billion, plus or minus $500 million.
  • Gross margin percentage: 58 percent, plus or minus a couple percentage points.
  • R&D plus MG&A spending: approximately $4.6 billion.
  • Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles: approximately $75 million.
  • Impact of equity investments and interest and other: net loss of approximately $50 million.
  • Depreciation: approximately $1.7 billion.

 

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

 

Status of Business Outlook

Intel’s Business Outlook is posted on intc.com and may be reiterated in public or private meetings with investors and others. The Business Outlook will be effective through the close of business Mar. 15 unless earlier updated; except that the Business Outlook for amortization of acquisition-related intangibles, impact of equity investments and interest and other, and tax rate, will be effective only through the close of business on Jan. 24. Intel’s Quiet Period will start from the close of business on Mar. 15 until publication of the company’s first-quarter earnings release, scheduled for April 16, 2013. During the Quiet Period, all of the Business Outlook and other forward-looking statements disclosed in the company’s news releases and filings with the SEC should be considered as historical, speaking as of prior to the Quiet Period only and not subject to an update by the company.

 

GAAP Financial Comparison
Annual
20122011vs. 2011
Revenue$53.3 billion$54.0 billiondown 1.2%
Gross Margin62.1%62.5%down 0.4 pts.
Operating Income$14.6 billion$17.5 billiondown 16%
Net Income>$11.0 billion$12.9 billiondown 15%
Earnings Per Share$2.13$2.39down 11%

 

 

Non-GAAP Financial Comparison
Annual
20122011vs. 2011
Gross Margin63.2%63.4%down 0.2 pts.
Operating Income$15.5 billion$18.2 billiondown 15%
Net Income$11.6 billion$13.5 billiondown 14%
Earnings Per Share$2.24$2.50down 10%
Non-GAAP results exclude the amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets and the related income tax effect of these charges.

 

 

GAAP Financial Comparison
Quarterly
Q4 2012Q4 2011vs. Q4 2011
Revenue$13.5 billion$13.9 billiondown 3%
Gross Margin58.0%64.5%down 6.5 pts.
Operating Income$3.2 billion$4.6 billiondown 31%
Net Income$2.5 billion$3.4 billiondown 27%
Earnings Per Share48 cents64 centsdown 25%

 

 

Non-GAAP Financial Comparison
Quarterly
Q4 2012Q4 2011vs. Q4 2011
Gross Margin59.0%65.4%down 6.4 pts.
Operating Income$3.4 billion$4.8 billiondown 30%
Net Income$2.6 billion$3.5 billiondown 26%
Earnings Per Share51 cents67 centsdown 24%
Non-GAAP results exclude the amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets and the related income tax effect of these charges.

 

Risk Factors

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

  • Demand could be different from Intel's expectations due to factors including changes in business and economic conditions; customer acceptance of Intel's and competitors' products; supply constraints and other disruptions affecting customers; changes in customer order patterns including order cancellations; and changes in the level of inventory at customers. Uncertainty in global economic and financial conditions poses a risk that consumers and businesses may defer purchases in response to negative financial events, which could negatively affect product demand and other related matters.
  • Intel operates in intensely competitive industries that are characterized by a high percentage of costs that are fixed or difficult to reduce in the short term and product demand that is highly variable and difficult to forecast. Revenue and the gross margin percentage are affected by the timing of Intel product introductions and the demand for and market acceptance of Intel's products; actions taken by Intel's competitors, including product offerings and introductions, marketing programs and pricing pressures and Intel's response to such actions; and Intel's ability to respond quickly to technological developments and to incorporate new features into its products.
  • The gross margin percentage could vary significantly from expectations based on capacity utilization; variations in inventory valuation, including variations related to the timing of qualifying products for sale; changes in revenue levels; segment product mix; the timing and execution of the manufacturing ramp and associated costs; start-up costs; excess or obsolete inventory; changes in unit costs; defects or disruptions in the supply of materials or resources; product manufacturing quality/yields; and impairments of long-lived assets, including manufacturing, assembly/test and intangible assets.
  • The tax rate expectation is based on current tax law and current expected income. The tax rate may be affected by the jurisdictions in which profits are determined to be earned and taxed; changes in the estimates of credits, benefits and deductions; the resolution of issues arising from tax audits with various tax authorities, including payment of interest and penalties; and the ability to realize deferred tax assets.
  • Gains or losses from equity securities and interest and other could vary from expectations depending on gains or losses on the sale, exchange, change in the fair value or impairments of debt and equity investments; interest rates; cash balances; and changes in fair value of derivative instruments. The majority of our marketable equity security portfolio balance is concentrated in ASML Holding, N.V, and declines in value could result in impairment charges, impacting gains or losses on equity securities.
  • Intel's results could be affected by adverse economic, social, political and physical/infrastructure conditions in countries where Intel, its customers or its suppliers operate, including military conflict and other security risks, natural disasters, infrastructure disruptions, health concerns and fluctuations in currency exchange rates.
  • Expenses, particularly certain marketing and compensation expenses, as well as restructuring and asset impairment charges, vary depending on the level of demand for Intel's products and the level of revenue and profits.
  • Intel's results could be affected by the timing of closing of acquisitions and divestitures.
  • Intel's current chief executive officer plans to retire in May 2013 and the Board of Directors is working to choose a successor. The succession and transition process may have a direct and/or indirect effect on the business and operations of the company. In connection with the appointment of the new CEO, the company will seek to retain our executive management team (some of whom are being considered for the CEO position), and keep employees focused on achieving the company's strategic goals and objectives.
  • Intel's results could be affected by adverse effects associated with product defects and errata (deviations from published specifications), and by litigation or regulatory matters involving intellectual property, stockholder, consumer, antitrust, disclosure and other issues, such as the litigation and regulatory matters described in Intel's SEC reports. An unfavorable ruling could include monetary damages or an injunction prohibiting Intel from manufacturing or selling one or more products, precluding particular business practices, impacting Intel's ability to design its products, or requiring other remedies such as compulsory licensing of intellectual property.

 

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

 

Earnings Webcast

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

 

Intel plans to report its earnings for the first quarter of 2013 on April 16, 2013. Immediately following the earnings report, the company plans to publish a commentary by Stacy J. Smith, executive vice president, chief financial officer, and director of corporate strategy, at www.intc.com/results.cfm. A public webcast of Intel's earnings conference call will follow at 2 p.m. PDT at www.intc.com.

 

About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. 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.

New Photonic Architecture Promises to Dramatically Change Next Decade of Disaggregated, Rack-Scale Server Designs

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel and Facebook* are collaborating to define the next generation of rack technologies that enables the disaggregation of compute, network and storage resources.
  • Quanta Computer* unveiled a mechanical prototype of the rack architecture to show the total cost, design and reliability improvement potential of disaggregation.
  • The mechanical prototype includes Intel Silicon Photonics Technology, distributed input/output using Intel Ethernet switch silicon, and supports the Intel® Xeon® processor and the next-generation system-on-chip Intel® Atom™ processor code named "Avoton."
  • Intel has moved its silicon photonics efforts beyond research and development, and the company has produced engineering samples that run at speeds of up to 100 gigabits per second (Gbps).

 

 

OPEN COMPUTE SUMMIT, Santa Clara, Calif., Jan. 16, 2013 – Intel Corporation announced a collaboration with Facebook* to define the next generation of rack technologies used to power the world's largest data centers. As part of the collaboration, the companies also unveiled a mechanical prototype built by Quanta Computer* that includes Intel's new, innovative photonic rack architecture to show the total cost, design and reliability improvement potential of a disaggregated rack environment.

 

"Intel and Facebook are collaborating on a new disaggregated, rack-scale server architecture that enables independent upgrading of compute, network and storage subsystems that will define the future of mega-datacenter designs for the next decade," said Justin Rattner, Intel's chief technology officer during his keynote address at Open Computer Summit in Santa Clara, Calif. "The disaggregated rack architecture includes Intel's new photonic architecture, based on high-bandwidth, 100Gbps Intel® Silicon Photonics Technology, that enables fewer cables, increased bandwidth, farther reach and extreme power efficiency compared to today's copper based interconnects."

 

Rattner explained that the new architecture is based on more than a decade's worth of research to invent a family of silicon-based photonic devices, including lasers, modulators and detectors using low-cost silicon to fully integrate photonic devices of unprecedented speed and energy efficiency. Silicon photonics is a new approach to using light (photons) to move huge amounts of data at very high speeds with extremely low power over a thin optical fiber rather than using electrical signals over a copper cable. Intel has spent the past two years proving its silicon photonics technology was production-worthy, and has now produced engineering samples.

 

Silicon photonics made with inexpensive silicon rather than expensive and exotic optical materials provides a distinct cost advantage over older optical technologies in addition to providing greater speed, reliability and scalability benefits. Businesses with server farms or massive data centers could eliminate performance bottlenecks and ensure long-term upgradability while saving significant operational costs in space and energy.

 

Silicon Photonics and Disaggregation Efficiencies

Businesses with large data centers can significantly reduce capital expenditure by disaggregating or separating compute and storage resources in a server rack. Rack disaggregation refers to the separation of those resources that currently exist in a rack, including compute, storage, networking and power distribution into discrete modules. Traditionally, a server within a rack would each have its own group of resources. When disaggregated, resource types can be grouped together and distributed throughout the rack, improving upgradability, flexibility and reliability while lowering costs.

 

"We're excited about the flexibility that these technologies can bring to hardware and how silicon photonics will enable us to interconnect these resources with less concern about their physical placement," said Frank Frankovsky, chairman of the Open Compute Foundation and vice president of hardware design at supply chain at Facebook. "We're confident that developing these technologies in the open and contributing them back to the Open Compute Project will yield an unprecedented pace of innovation, ultimately enabling the entire industry to close the utilization gap that exists with today's systems designs."

 

By separating critical components from one another, each computer resource can be upgraded on its own cadence without being coupled to the others. This provides increased lifespan for each resource and enables IT managers to replace just that resource instead of the entire system. This increased serviceability and flexibility drives improved total-cost for infrastructure investments as well as higher levels of resiliency. There are also thermal efficiency opportunities by allowing more optimal component placement within a rack.


The mechanical prototype is a demonstration of Intel's photonic rack architecture for interconnecting the various resources, showing one of the ways compute, network and storage resources can be disaggregated within a rack. Intel will contribute a design for enabling a photonic receptacle to the Open Compute Project (OCP) and will work with Facebook*, Corning*, and others over time to standardize the design. The mechanical prototype includes distributed input/output (I/O) using Intel Ethernet switch silicon, and will support the Intel® Xeon® processor and the next generation, 22 nanometer system-on-chip (SoC) Intel® Atom™ processor, code named "Avoton" available this year.

 

The mechanical prototype shown today is the next evolution of rack disaggregation with separate distributed switching functions.

 

Intel and Facebook: A History of Collaboration and Contributions

Intel and Facebook have long been technology collaboration partners on hardware and software optimizations to drive more efficiency and scale for Facebook data centers. Intel is also a founding board member of the OCP, along with Facebook. Intel has several OCP engagements in flight including working with the industry to design OCP boards for Intel Xeon and Intel Atom based processors, support for cold storage with the Intel Atom processor, and common hardware management as well as future rack definitions including enabling today's photonics receptacle.

 

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

 

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Since its debut in 2011, Intel and adidas have continued to refine and successfully pilot the interactive Virtual Footwear Wall in adidas stores worldwide. The Virtual Footwear Wall is an innovative way to provide in-store shoppers more product choices by accessing an expanded online inventory using an interactive digital display based on Intel technology. During testing, the adidas brand earned major points for innovation and the concept has helped adidas increase select product sales up to 500 percent in pilot programs. The Virtual Footwear Wall is on display at the National Retail Federation Annual Convention & Expo in New York this week. For more information, visit the press kit.

According to IHL Group, lost sales from out-of-stock merchandise and deep discounts on overstocked products are estimated to cost retailers $818 billion annually. Intel Corporation announced today multiple new retail solutions designed to help leading retailers improve inventory management as well as consumer engagement. They are being deployed worldwide with Costa Coffee, McCormick & Company and METRO GROUP and are now on display at the National Retail Federation Annual Convention & Expo on Jan. 14-15 in New York. For more information, visit the press kit.

Innovative Applications Now Deployed Worldwide by Costa Coffee*, McCormick & Company*, METRO GROUP*

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel is working with leading retailers to deploy solutions worldwide that address the most important challenges facing the industry today.
  • METRO GROUP collaborated with Intel to improve inventory management and reduce costs associated with over/under stocking.
  • Intel-based solutions with Costa Coffee and McCormick & Company help increase brand awareness and engagement for a lasting impression.

 

 

NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION CONVENTION, New York, Jan. 14, 2013 – Intel Corporation announced today that multiple new retail solutions designed to help leading retailers improve consumer engagement and inventory management are being deployed worldwide with Costa Coffee, McCormick & Company and METRO GROUP. These solutions are being showcased in Intel's booth (#1539) at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Annual Convention & Expo on Jan. 14-15 in New York.

 

"Retailers are facing increasing pressure to explore new ways to engage consumers across online and mobile platforms as well as in traditional storefronts while reducing inventory costs," said Michelle Tinsley, director of Intel's Retail Solutions Division. "Intel is working with industry leaders to provide technology solutions that enable retailers to deliver fun and memorable brand experiences as well as new ways to ensure the goods customers want are immediately available."

 

Increasing Satisfaction While Reducing Costs with Inventory Optimizations

Lost sales from out-of-stock merchandise and deep discounts on overstocked products are estimated to cost retailers $818 billion annually1. Intel, in collaboration with METRO GROUP, has developed a new solution that harnesses Intel-based technology to better monitor inventory and reduce costs.

 

METRO GROUP hypermarket REAL, a part of the fourth-largest retailer in the world, is using digital shelf labels installed on end-cap displays to increase awareness for new products with eye-catching animations and instantly change product pricing on soon-to-expire items. The shelf labels, which will be featured at a future store, contain an LCD module that can display price, product information and high-definition video. The content management system runs on an Intel® Core™ processor-based platform with Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) that allows the retailer to automatically update pricing throughout the store and reduce costs associated with regularly updating price tags.

 

 

Creating Memorable Experiences to Increase Brand Awareness

Social media has empowered today's consumer with the ability to share opinions and experiences instantly. In fact, research shows that 61 percent of U.S. consumers rely on product reviews before making a purchase decision2. As a result, Intel is working with retailers such as McCormick & Company and Costa Coffee to develop fun and interactive experiences for consumers, in hopes of leaving a positive, lasting brand perception.

 

McCormick & Company, a global leader in flavor, developed an engaging intelligent in-store experience designed to educate customers on the brand and its range of flavors. The experience features five destinations including "FlavorPrint" to explore personal flavor profiles, "Guess That Spice," a sensory experience, "Flavor Explorer" to learn about the company and history of flavors, and videos and a chef demo area. Powered by Intel Core processors, the digital experience is deployed at the McCormick World of Flavors Store in Baltimore where it consistently achieves 70-75 percent guest usage.

 

Additionally, the world's second-largest coffee chain, Costa Coffee, worked with Intel to develop an intelligent self-serve espresso bar that provides customers with quality espresso drinks in areas not feasible for a storefront. The Costa Express* features touchscreens and near-field communication technology for cashless payments. Using Intel® Audience Impression Metric Suite (Intel® AIM Suite), Costa Coffee is able to better understand consumer preferences anonymously and can offer the right product mix in each location. The Intel-based machines are currently deployed in 2,500 locations in the United Kingdom, with plans to expand into new markets throughout 2013.

 

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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 HL, "Inventory Distortion ― Retail's $800 Billion Global Problem," May 2012.

 

2 Ibid

Mirantis, the OpenStack® systems integrator, has closed $10 million in financing from Intel Capital and other investors. Mirantis helps service providers, SaaS vendors, and enterprises build and run OpenStack cloud infrastructure. Since the open source project launched in 2010, Mirantis has quickly established itself as a key OpenStack systems integrator and helped many organizations, such as NASA, PayPal and GAP, successfully launch production-grade clouds. Intel Capital’s investment will help accelerate Mirantis’ growth in the OpenStack market – helping advance the open source cloud movement globally. Intel is one of the founding members of the OpenStack Foundation and is an active participant in the OpenStack community. Click here for more information.

This year, resolve to lead a more organized life with help from Intel AppUp® center. Juggle schedules, meetings and appointments with Nest Family Organizer, a perfect solution for managing busy schedules at home or on-the-go. With Evernote, sync and save your ideas, notes, photos and more across multiple devices. Improve digital space by downloading Box, which makes it easy to access and edit your files with 5X more storage. Eliminate desktop clutter with DeskSpace, an innovative option for expanding your desktop into six separate 3D desktops and easily switching between each.

Report calls for doubling the number of women and girls in developing countries who are online to 1.2 billion in 3 years

 

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 10, 2013 – Intel Corporation released a groundbreaking report on "Women and the Web," unveiling concrete data on the enormous Internet gender gap in the developing world and the social and economic benefits of securing Internet access for women. To better understand the gender gap, Intel commissioned this study and consulted with the U.S. State Department's Office of Global Women's Issues, UN Women and World Pulse, a global network for women. The report issues a call to action to double the number of women and girls online in developing countries from 600 million today to 1.2 billion in 3 years.

 

On average, across the developing world nearly 25 percent fewer women than men have access to the Internet, and the gender gap soars to nearly 45 percent in regions such as sub-Saharan Africa, according to the report. Further, the study found that one in five women in India and Egypt believes the Internet is not appropriate for them.

 

"This study demonstrates the enormity of the global Internet gender gap and more importantly, identifies specific ways the public, private and civil society sectors can work together to dramatically increase Internet access for women and girls," said Shelly Esque, vice president of Intel's Corporate Affairs Group and president of the Intel Foundation. "Intel has worked for decades to improve education around the world. If we can empower women and girls with the tools, resources and opportunities they need to succeed, we will transform their lives and the lives of everyone they touch."

 

Seeing another 600 million women online would mean that 40 percent of women and girls in developing countries -- nearly double the share today -- would have access to the transformative power of the Internet. This goal, if realized, could potentially contribute an estimated US $13 billion to $18 billion to annual GDP across 144 developing countries.

 

"With the powerful capabilities the Internet enables -- to connect, to learn, to engage, to increase productivity, and to find opportunities -- women's lack of access is giving rise to a second digital divide, one where women and girls risk being left further and further behind."said Melanne Verveer, ambassador-at-large for Global Women's Issues at the U.S. Department of State."My hope is that this report will catalyze action to close the Internet gender gap. This will require knowledge, leadership, determination and collaboration among governments, public institutions, corporations, and civil society to tackle the wide range of gender-specific barriers to Internet access."

 

"There is wide acknowledgement around the globe that women's empowerment is a basic issue of social and economic justice and also essential to wider social progress and sustainable development," said Michelle Bachelet, under-secretary-general and executive director, UN Women. "This report demonstrates that expanding access to the Internet and technology for women and girls is critical to their improved education, increased opportunity and ability to foster entrepreneurship in countries around the world."

 

The report's findings are based on interviews and surveys of 2,200 women and girls living in urban and peri-urban areas of four focus countries: Egypt, India, Mexico and Uganda, as well as analyses of global databases. The findings were unveiled during a panel discussion today in Washington, D.C. as part of the 2-day international working forum on women, ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) and development hosted by the State Department and UN Women.

 

Support for the study is part of Intel's commitment to bridge this gender gap and empower people through innovation and education.

 

Through access to technology, scholarships and community learning programs, Intel provides girls and women with opportunities for quality education and personal growth. Intel's programs equip women with access to information needed to excel.

 

Key highlights from the report:

  • Gender barriers are real. One in five women in India and Egypt believes the Internet is not "appropriate" for them. On average across the developing world, nearly 25 percent fewer women than men have access to the Internet, and the gender gap soars to nearly 45 percent in regions such as sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Bridging the Internet gender gap:
    • Boosts women's income and income potential. Across the surveyed countries, nearly half of respondents used the Web to search for and apply for a job, and 30 percent had used the Internet to earn additional income.
    • Increases women's sense of empowerment. More than 70 percent of Internet users considered the Internet "liberating" and 85 percent said it "provides more freedom."
  • Enabling Internet access for more women and girls in developing countries promises immediate, and immense, benefits. Seeing another 600 million women online would mean that 40 percent of women and girls in developing countries, nearly double the share today, would have access to the transformative power of the Internet. And, it could potentially contribute an estimated US$13 billion to $18 billion to annual GDP across 144 developing countries.

 

The full report can be viewed at http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/technology-in-education/women-in-the-web.html.

 

About Intel's Girls and Women Commitment
Today, millions of girls around the world have little or no access to education. Intel believes that education should be a fundamental right for everyone and recognizes the major role technology plays in improving both the quality of and access to education. Through access to technology, scholarships and community learning programs, Intel provides girls and women with opportunities for quality education and personal growth.

 

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Tablets and phones based on the latest Intel® Atom™ Processor-based SoC designs took home top honors at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The new Intel® Atom™ Processor Z2420 platform (Lexington) targeted at the value smartphone market segment, won the Popular Mechanics Editor’s Choice Award. Additionally, two tablets based on the Intel® Atom™ Z2760 processor (formally ‘Clover Trail’) and running Windows 8* (Lenovo’s ThinkPad* Tablet 2 and the ASUS* Vivo Tab TF810C) won CES Innovation Awards.

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Bouygues Telecom customers in France will have access to the full Bbox* TV experience on their Intel-based tablets, all-in-one PCs and Ultrabook™ devices.
  • Will enable customers to experience live TV and video on-demand anywhere on the Bouygues Telecom network.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, Las Vegas, Jan. 9, 2013 – Intel Corporation and Bouygues Telecom today announced a technology collaboration that will bring the full live and on-demand Bbox TV experience to the latest Intel-based devices from anywhere a broadband connection is available. The companies anticipate launching the Bbox TV applications in France for Ultrabook™ devices and Intel-based all-in-one PCs and tablets.

 

The new technology will provide access to live TV and video on demand (VOD) content for Bouygues Telecom customers inside and outside of the home via xDSL, fiber, cable and wireless networks.

 

"Bouygues Telecom successfully launched its Bbox Sensation, a high-end multimedia platform that features the Intel® AtomTM CE4200 Media Processor for French customers last year," said Yves Caseau, senior vice president, Technologies, Services and Innovation at Bouygues Telecom. "Through a simple, fast and intuitive interface, Bouygues Telecom customers gained access to a complete range of services including live and catch-up TV, VOD, Cloud Gaming and a media center. Through this collaboration we are eager to expand IPTV services to Ultrabook and other Intel-based devices. Working with Intel will be a great opportunity to expand IPTV services to the PC."

 

Historically, IPTV television content was only accessible through a set-top box solution connected to a television in the home. Today, service providers are taking advantage of the innovation in Ultrabook devices, all-in-one PCs and tablets to allow customers to watch their favorite shows when they want, where they want, inside and outside the home.

 

"Last year, Bouygues Telecom launched the award-winning, Intel-based Bbox Sensation to help revolutionize their customer's TV viewing experience in the home," said Alan Crouch, Intel vice president and general manager, PCCG Service Provider Division. "We are excited to expand that successful collaboration to bring great TV experiences to other Intel devices wherever their customers may take them."

 

About Bouygues Telecom
As a full-service electronic communications operator (Mobile, Fixed, TV and Internet), Bouygues Telecom stands out for its innovative products and services and award-winning customer relations serving its 11 million mobile (including Simyo and Darty Telecom) and 1.8 million fixed broadband customers (including Darty Telecom), which include more than 1.5 million professional and corporate clients. After inventing the mobile talk-plan concept in France in 1996, Bouygues Telecom has always been a pioneer in innovation: it introduced the first unlimited call plans with Millennium (1999) and Neo (2006); in 2007, it launched the first fixed-mobile convergence offer for corporate customers; in 2009, it invented the "all-in-one" solution with ideo, the first quadruple play offer in the market; and, as early as July 2011, it invented mobile telephony 2.0 with B&YOU, the first SIM-only offer available exclusively on the Web. In June 2012, Bouygues Telecom launched Bbox Sensation, its new range of routers packed with the most innovative technologies on the market that will transform the digital home experience. Its mobile network covers 99 percent of the French population with 2G, 95 percent with 3G+ up to 7,2 Mbit/s and 55 percent with H+ up to 42 Mbit/s. Each day, the company's 9,800 employees develop solutions aligned with changing customer needs.Two-thousand customer relations advisers, a distribution network of 650 Clubs Bouygues Telecom stores -- with their 2,500 sales advisers -- and its websites combine to ensure optimum customer service on a daily basis. More information is available at www.bouyguestelecom.fr

  

 

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

 

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WHEN:

Noon PST, Jan. 9

WHAT:

Three-hundred high school seniors will be named semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search 2013, a program of Society for Science & the Public. Visit www.societyforscience.org/sts at noon PST for a list of semifinalists in your area.

 

As the nation's oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition, the Intel Science Talent Search brings together the best and brightest young scientific minds in the United States to compete for $1.25 million in awards. Each semifinalist receives a $1,000 award from the Intel Foundation with an additional $1,000 going to his or her school, resulting in $600,000 in total semifinalist awards.

WHO:

Semifinalists were selected from more than 1,700 entrants and hail from 190 high schools in more than 30 states and one American high school overseas. For a list of semifinalists, where they are from and what their research entails, visit the above link after noon PST on Jan. 9.

NEXT STEPS:

On Jan. 23, 40 of the 300 semifinalists will be named as finalists. They will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. from March 7-13. There, they will compete for $630,000 in awards provided by the Intel Foundation. Each finalist receives at least $7,500. Winners will be selected based on rigorous judging sessions and announced at a black-tie gala awards ceremony at the National Building Museum on March 12. The top award is $100,000; the remaining top 10 winners will receive awards totaling $305,000.

QUOTES:

"Each year, the Intel Science Talent Search honors high school seniors poised to lead in U.S. scientific innovation," said Wendy Hawkins, executive director of the Intel Foundation. "This year, these young scientists are tackling some of the world's greatest challenges in topics ranging from environmental conservation solutions to medical treatments."

 

"The 300 Intel Science Talent Search 2013 semifinalists have distinguished themselves as the nation's top, young scientists dedicated to independent hands-on research in the science, technology, engineering and math fields," said Elizabeth Marincola, president of Society for Science & the Public. "Together with Intel, we congratulate these exceptional students, look forward to watching their future progress, and commend the mentors, teachers, schools, parents and communities that have contributed to their success."

MORE INFO:

The Intel Science Talent Search encourages students to tackle challenging scientific questions and develop skills to solve tomorrow's problems. Projects submitted for consideration cover all disciplines of science, including biochemistry, materials science, physics, mathematics, engineering, behavioral science, and medicine and health.

 

This is the first year that Intel Science Talent Search entrants, semifinalists and finalists will receive digital badges recognizing and rewarding their achievements in independent scientific and engineering research. Digital badges promote informal modes of education and provide recognition and credentialing for achievements beyond the classroom. Learn more about the badging initiative at http://badging.societyforscience.org.

 

Over 70 years, more than 146,000 students from U.S. high schools in all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and many territories have submitted independent research projects for the Science Talent Search. 2013 marks Intel's 15th year sponsoring this competition.

 

In the past, the young innovators chosen to participate in the Science Talent Search have received some of the world's most prestigious honors. For example, Science Talent Search alumni have gone on to win seven Nobel Prizes, two Fields Medals, five National Medals of Science, 11 MacArthur Foundation Fellowships and even an Academy Award for Best Actress.

 

Over the past decade alone, Intel and the Intel Foundation have invested more than $1 billion, and Intel employees have donated close to 3 million hours toward improving education in more than 60 countries. To get the latest Intel education news, visit www.intel.com/newsroom/education, and join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Society for Science & the Public (SSP), the nonprofit organization dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education, has owned and administered the Science Talent Search since its inception in 1942. To learn more about SSP, visit www.societyforscience.org, and follow SSP on Facebook and Twitter.

CONTACTS:

Gail Dundas, Intel

503-264-2154, gail.dundas@intel.com

 

Sarah Wood, Society for Science & the Public

202-872-5110, swood@societyforscience.org

 

Maria Culp, North of Nine Communications, for Intel

415-268-4803, maria.culp@nof9.com

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