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FOLSOM, CA - Intel CEO, Brian Krzanich, met with Intel active U.S. Guard and Reservists, (L-R) Sean Day, Jeff Lee, Bryan Nishimura, and Ryan Ochsner, and accepted two awards from the California Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. These awards, the Extraordinary Employer Support Award and the Above and Beyond Award, support Intel's belief that the skills and values gained in the military make veterans an ideal fit for Intel's culture. Learn more about Intel's work with veterans, guardsmen and reservists here.

Today, Intel Corporation completed the acquisition of Kno, a leading developer of education software. This acquisition supports Intel Education's strategic effort to develop an ecosystem of hardware, software and digital content specifically designed to help students learn, while offering educators tools to effectively integrate technology into the classroom. The acquisition boosts Intel's global digital content library to more than 225,000 higher education and K-12 titles through existing partnerships with 75 educational publishers. Even more, the Kno platform gives administrators and teachers the tools they need to easily assign, manage and monitor their digital learning initiatives. To learn more about Intel's education solutions, visit the Intel Education newsroom.

Intel Capital congratulates FocalTech on its initial public offering on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE). FocalTech is the second Intel Capital portfolio company to list in Taiwan in 2013 and fifth overall IPO this year. Founded in 2005 in Taiwan, FocalTech is an integrated circuit (IC) design house specializing in digital signal processing algorithm and mixed-signal circuit design for applications including touch panel controller ICs. It is currently the largest touch controller IC provider in China. Intel Capital invested in FocalTech in October 2012.

Intel has created a new organization to accelerate and broaden its reach into market segments and applications commonly referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT). Called the IoT Solutions Group, this new organization will include the Intelligent Systems Group and Wind River organizations, bringing together the intelligent systems hardware, software, services and platform elements together into one organization. This is the next step in the company’s ongoing activities supporting the proliferation of IoT implementations across the industry. Intel will deliver solutions for companies that are investing in technologies to both drive operating efficiencies and create new services by connecting devices to each other and the cloud to transform their businesses. The new organization will be led by Vice President and General Manager, Doug Davis, a long-time Intel leader and embedded industry veteran and will report directly to the executive office (President and CEO).

Running the gamut from big data to digital literacy, Intel and its executives offer up their predictions for the new year as the current one comes to a close. We hear from CEO Brian Krzanich and President Renée James, along with Gregory Bryant, vice president and general manager of Intel Asia Pacific and Japan; and Intel Fellow and Futurist Genevieve Bell; among others – each highlighting key trends and predictions for the year ahead. See the full list of Intel predictions for 2014 and a review of 2013.

Today during the Fujitsu Forum in Munich, Fujitsu demonstrated the world's first server solution featuring an Intel® Optical PCIe Express-based server connected to an external expansion box containing additional compute and storage nodes using Intel® Silicon Photonics. The solution demonstrated opportunities that Intel Silicon Photonics can bring to the data center with the ability to connect separate boxes with compute or storage nodes in a way that appears to the CPU to be on the main motherboard while actually being fully virtualized. Read a blog from Vic Krutul, director of marketing for the Silicon Photonics Operation at Intel, who explains in detail why this demonstration shows the future of the data center.

Today at the annual Intel Education Summit, Intel released findings from the International Center for Research on Women study of the Intel Teach program’s impact on female students and teachers in Chile, India and Jordan. The study finds that Intel Teach cultivates greater knowledge, skills and self-confidence among female educators to use technology in their personal lives and strengthen opportunities to enhance their careers. Learn more about Intel Teach.

Today, Cloudian announced a cooperation with Intel and Penguin Computing to deliver an ultra low power, high density cloud storage solution based on 22nm Intel® Atom™ processor C2000 SoC. The new scale-out, multi-datacenter capable system will be built by Penguin Computing and sold as a bundled turnkey solution for OpenStack users.

Today Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory together with Cray and Intel announced a unique high-performance computing cluster called "Catalyst" aimed to serve research scientists in providing a proving ground for new HPC and big data technologies and architectures. "Catalyst", made of 324 nodes powered by the latest 12-core Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2695v2 product family will deliver 150 teraflops of performance. Additionally, installed Intel SSD-based NVRAM storage of 800GB per compute node and 3.2 terabytes per Lustre node will allow for exploration of new approaches to big data analytics, application check-pointing and in-situ visualization.


  • Intel® XMM™ 7160 LTE modem is now shipping in the 4G version of the Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 (10.1) – available in Asia and Europe.
  • Intel® XMM™ 7160 provides multimode (2G/3G/4G LTE) voice and data with simultaneous support for 15 LTE bands for global LTE roaming.
  • Intel announces PCIe M.2 LTE wireless data modules expected to ship in 2014 tablet and Ultrabook™ designs from leading manufacturers.



SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2013 – Intel Corporation today announced the commercial availability of its multimode, multiband 4G LTE solution. The Intel® XMM™ 7160 platform is featured in the LTE version of the Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 (10.1)*, now available in Asia and Europe.


Intel has also expanded its portfolio of 4G LTE connectivity solutions, introducing PCIe (PCI Express) M.2 modules for 4G connected tablets, Ultrabooks™ and 2 in 1 devices as well as an integrated radio frequency (RF) transceiver module, the Intel® SMARTi™ m4G. These new products make it simple, efficient and cost effective for device manufacturers to add high performance wireless connectivity to their product designs.


"As LTE networks expand at a rapid pace, 4G connectivity will be an expected ingredient in devices from phones to tablets as well as laptops," said Hermann Eul, vice president and general manager of Intel's Mobile and Communications Group. "Intel is providing customers an array of options for fast, reliable LTE connectivity while delivering a competitive choice and design flexibility for the mobile ecosystem."


The commercial availability of the Intel XMM 7160 solution follows successful interoperability testing with major infrastructure vendors and tier-one operators across Asia, Europe and North America. The Intel XMM 7160 is one of the world's smallest and lowest-power multimode, multiband LTE solutions for phones and tablets. The solution provides seamless connectivity across 2G, 3G and 4G LTE networks,supports 15 LTE bands simultaneously and is voice-over LTE (VoLTE) capable. It features 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 LTE roaming in a single SKU.


Intel offers a broad portfolio of mobile platform solutions including SoCs, cost-optimized integrated circuits, reference designs and feature-rich software stacks supporting 2G, 3G and 4G LTE. Building on the Intel XMM 7160 platform, Intel today announced two multimode LTE solutions that pave the way for 4G connected devices in a variety of form factors.


New Intel PCIe M.2 LTE Modules and Intel SMARTi m4G Solution
Intel introduced Intel PCIe M.2 LTE modules, which are small, cost-effective, embedded modules in a standardized form factor for adding multimode (2G/3G/4G LTE) data connectivity across a variety of device types. The Intel M.2 module supports peak downlink speeds of 100Mbps over LTE. The modules support up to 15 LTE frequency bands for global roaming. In addition, those modules also feature support for Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) based on the Intel CG1960 GNSS solution.


For manufacturers, the M.2 module makes it simple to add 4G connectivity to their designs while reducing integration and certification expenses, and improving time-to-market. The M.2 module is currently undergoing interoperability testing with tier-one global service providers. Intel M.2-based modules will soon be available from Huawei*, Sierra Wireless* and Telit*. These modules are expected to ship globally in 2014 tablet and Ultrabook designs from leading manufacturers.


In addition to the new M.2 LTE module, Intel also offers the new Intel SMARTi m4G - a highly integrated radio transceiver module. The Intel SMARTi m4G was developed in cooperation with Murata* and integrates the Intel SMARTi 4G transceiver with most front-end components in one LTCC (low temperature co-fired ceramic) package. When paired with the Intel® X-GOLD™ 716 baseband, manufacturers can meet the certification requirements of service providers with minimal design cycles in an easy-to-place, low-profile solution. With the Intel SMARTi m4G, the overall component count can be reduced by more than 40 components and the required PCB area is reduced up to 20 percent.


Intel plans to deliver next-generation LTE solutions, including the Intel® XMM™ 7260 in 2014. The Intel XMM 7260 adds LTE Advanced features, such as carrier aggregation, faster speeds and support for both TD-LTE and TD-SCDMA. More information about Intel's mobile communications solutions is available at http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/wireless-products/mobile-communications.html.


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, XMM, and SMARTi are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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

Intel Research Finds Older PCs Reduce Employee Productivity, Raise Maintenance Costs, May Increase Security Risks



  • Small businesses are keeping PCs longer than in previous years, generating higher repair costs that can equal or exceed the price of new PCs.
  • Forty-two working hours are lost when an older PC needs repair.
  • Forty-seven percent of small businesses are unaware of Microsoft ending service support for Windows XP*.



SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 29, 2013 – On average, small business workers lose more than one work week per year due to old PCs, according to a recent multi-country study commissioned by Intel Corporation and conducted by Techaisle.


The Intel Small Business PC Refresh Study surveyed 736 small businesses in Brazil, China, Germany, India, Russia and the United States to gauge the state of their PC equipment. According to the findings, small businesses are holding onto PCs significantly beyond the recommended refresh date, with more than 36 percent owning PCs that are more than 4 years old. These machines require more maintenance, exerting a greater toll on employee productivity and higher equipment costs than the purchase of a new machine.


"Upgrading to new PCs is one of the wisest choices a small business can make," said Rick Echevarria, vice president of PC Client Group and general manager of Business Client Platform Division at Intel. "PCs are largely considered the foundation for many of these companies, and this study makes a clear cut case for refreshing them on a regular basis."


Key findings from the research:

  • Older PCs negatively impact work performance – On average, employees lose 21 more hours by using a PC that is 4 years or older due to time needed for repairs, maintenance and security issues as compared to PCs that are less than 4 years old. Repair and maintenance is 1.5 times more frequent on PCs that are 4 years or older.
  • Repair costs for older PCs either equal or exceed the purchase price of new PCs – Small businesses are spending an average of $427 to repair a PC that is 4 years or older. This is 1.3 times the repair cost of PCs that are less than 4 years old.
  • Security risks and other costs will increase in 2014 – Forty-seven percent of respondents were unaware that Microsoft is ending service support for the popular Windows XP* platform, placing a higher maintenance burden directly on small businesses. Moreover, since automatic updates will no longer be provided to help protect PCs, valuable business data is more vulnerable to security risks and viruses.
  • Small businesses in the United States are using the oldest PCs – Of the countries surveyed, 8 percent of small businesses in the United States are running PCs that are 5 years or older, in contrast to only 5 percent of small businesses worldwide and 1 percent in India.


New Intel-Powered PCs Are Lifting the Burdens of Small Businesses
New 2 in 1s, all-in-ones, desktop PCs and Ultrabooks powered by 4th generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors offer businesses lower total cost of ownership, better battery life and faster performance for business productivity applications over 4-year-old systems. Additionally, an alternative to Intel Core vPro processors, PCs with Intel® Small Business Advantage (SBA) can automate maintenance for small businesses without a dedicated IT staff.


Survey Methodology
The Intel Small Business PC Refresh Study was conducted by Techaisle on behalf of Intel in April. A total of 736 small businesses (1-99 employees) based in Brazil, China, Germany, India, Russia and the United States completed a 20-minute questionnaire. Respondents consisted of IT decision makers with a sampling quota fixed by employee size categories. Results on this study prepared by TechAisle are available for download at intel.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 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.

The Consumer Electronics Association's 20th Annual CE Holiday Purchase Patterns Study was released this week. The study found that almost 9 in 10 gift givers intend to buy consumer electronics (CE) as gifts this year. Tablets and laptops are the top two CE holiday gifts for adults, and they round out the top four holiday gifts for teens (behind video game consoles and smartphones). There are a number of different devices to choose from this holiday season, at a variety of price points, including incredible tablets with Intel level performance as well as 4th generation Intel Core-powered 2 in 1 devices (a laptop and tablet in one sleek device) with epic battery life and stunning graphics. Need help finding the perfect device for you or that special someone on your holiday list? Check out the Intel product finder.

Announced recently, the supercomputer located in BP's Center for High-Performance Computing in Houston will be the world's largest installation for commercial research. 2.2 Petaflops of computing power is delivered by 10,864 Intel® Xeon® processors (5432 nodes, 96,992 cores) and is aimed to enhance BP’s ability to find new energy resources by reducing the time needed to analyze massive quantities of seismic data, and enabling more detailed in-house modeling of rock formations before drilling begins. The supercomputer also relies on support of a Lustre-based storage system with over 100 petabytes of storage space.

16 Companies Spanning Nine Countries Receive Funding, Company Building Resources



  • Intel Capital announced 16 new investments spanning 9 countries and totaling $65 million.
  • More than 1,000 CEOs, global business executives and industry influencers gather at the 14th annual Intel Capital Global Summit to foster collaboration, innovation and growth.



SAN DIEGO, Oct. 22, 2013 – Intel Capital, Intel Corporation's global investment and M&A organization, is announcing investments in 16 new technology companies totaling $65 million. Spanning nine countries, the investments will help drive innovations in the cloud, datacenter, mobile technologies and consumer-related services.


Announced at the 14th annual Intel Capital Global Summit held in San Diego, the new investments are part of Intel Capital's mission of cultivating global innovation by providing entrepreneurs with the resources necessary to scale from startup to global corporation level.


Designed to create growth opportunities for Intel Capital portfolio companies through structured networking, the Intel Capital Global Summit includes a full agenda of keynote presentations, expert panels and more than 2,000 targeted meetings between portfolio company CEOs and key business executives. Portfolio companies attending past Global Summits have gone on to sign business deals with leading corporations across a wide range of industries.


"The annual Intel Capital Global Summit brings together our vast worldwide network of decision-making Fortune 1000 executives with our portfolio company CEOs to network, exchange ideas and kick start partnerships and business deals," said Arvind Sodhani, president of Intel Capital and Intel executive vice president. "We are also excited to announce new investments in these 16 innovative companies and look forward to supporting them with our unmatched company-building programs like the Intel Capital Technology Days."


The investments include cloud consultancy CloudFX (Singapore); cloud storage software provider Cloudian (Japan/USA); community website and services platform CSDN (China); 3-D software developer DotProduct (USA); cloud file service Fileforce (Japan); interactive video platform Interlude (Israel); high-speed connectivity products company Lintes Technologies (Taiwan); mobile news syndicator Mobiles Republic (France/USA); business continuity and disaster recovery platform Perpetuuiti TechnoSoft Services (Singapore/India); visual merchandising and analytics solutions Prism Skylabs (USA); hybrid storage provider Reduxio Systems (Israel); chip simulation acceleration Rocketick (Israel); car rental company Savaari Car Rentals (India); semiconductor materials developer SBA Materials (USA); open source database solutions SkySQL (Finland); and wireless electricity developer WiTricity (USA).


More on the New Investments:
CloudFX (Singapore) provides cloud strategy consulting and implementation services, enabling enterprise and service providers to reduce IT expense and operational complexity while optimizing IT and business strategy alignment. CloudFX has transformed some of Asia's largest companies by re-architecting entire IT infrastructures, streamlining IT operational management processes and providing advanced cloud service management, automation and integration services.


Cloudian (Japan/United States) specializes in cloud storage software. Cloudian® is an S3-compatible object storage platform that enables service providers and enterprises to deploy reliable, affordable and scalable storage clouds on-premise. Cloudian is actively partnering with leading cloud computing environments including Citrix Cloud Platform, Apache CloudStack and OpenStack, along with cloud on-ramp providers and the vast ecosystem of tools and applications afforded through true S3 compatibility.


CSDN (China) is the largest community website and services platform for IT professionals in China, with more than 27 million registered users and 500,000 enterprise partner members. The company provides knowledge, career and development services and owns several leading brands including Chinese IT technology online communities CSDN and ITeye, Chinese IT professional journal Programmer, China IT senior managers community CTO Club, China mobile developer community CMDN, code hosting and social coding cloud platform CODE and IT recruiting website Pongo.


DotProduct (United States) develops high performance software for real-time capturing and processing of 3-D data on Android tablets. Use cases for the company's Phi.3D software range from creating 3-D documentation for capital asset construction to documenting crime scenes to imaging movies sets for gaming and entertainment applications. DotProduct's technology is designed to take full advantage of rapidly increasing tablet computing performance as well as emerging 3-D sensor technologies.


Wayz Japan (Fileforce) (Japan) provides a secure and scalable cloud file service for businesses of any size. Fileforce enables enterprises to safely store and securely manage, access, share and organize their business files anywhere and any device.


Interlude (Israel) provides a platform for creating interactive videos in which viewers can affect the course of a video in real time resulting in a highly engaging, seamless viewing experience. With the recent launch of Interlude's self service authoring suite --Treehouse -- video creators can now unleash their creativity as they map, build and publish Interlude videos on Web, mobile and social platforms.


Lintes Technologies (Taiwan) provides innovative high-speed connectivity products that expand PC and server capabilities and performance with leading-edge data transfer and communication technologies. Lintes combines advanced custom design capabilities and leading manufacturing capabilities. Products include Thunderbolt peripherals with electrical/optical cable and the Active Link for data center application which cover the data rate from 10 Gb/s to 100 Gb/s.


Perpetuuiti TechnoSoft Services (Singapore/India) offers real-time visibility and "availability management" of business continuity planning/disaster recovery (BCP/DR) infrastructure. The "continuity platform" fully automates BCP/DR processes and brings visibility tied to business impact, allowing single click BCP/DR invocation. Its products work with a variety of complex heterogeneous IT environments, orchestrating continuity and recovery procedures for virtual and physical computing resources across data centers.


Prism Skylabs (United States) helps companies visually understand and optimize offline commerce. Its unique cloud service transforms any video camera into a visual merchandising, auditing and business intelligence tool that can be accessed from any device. Some of the world's largest retailers, CPGs, supermarkets, malls and convenience stores use Prism Skylabs to gain insight into their business and to build and maintain the ideal experience for their customers.


Reduxio Systems (Israel) builds a next-generation storage platform that provides capacity savings and infinite data recoverability through unique real-time primary storage deduplication and protection technologies.


Rocketick (Israel) is active in software simulation acceleration for chip verification. Rocketick's flagship product, RocketSim is a GPU-based software solution that seamlessly attaches to existing simulators and accelerates them by an order of magnitude, thus enabling chip manufacturers to reduce time-to-market of new designs.


Savaari Car Rentals (India) is an online car rental company, offering car rentals across 60 cities in India to both retail and corporate customers.


SBA Materials (United States) develops nano-porous dielectrics. SBA's patented Liquid Phase Self Assembly technology enables the design of advanced siloxane-based materials with a broad range of porosities and a unique combination of electrical, optical and mechanical properties. This unique class of materials has applications in significant markets ranging from energy storage to high-performance logic chips. SBA's low-k dielectric has the potential to improve the performance of advanced chips used in mobile devices while significantly reducing their power consumption.


SkySQL (Finland) is a global software vendor specializing in high availability and high-performance SQL. SkySQL products and services bring ease-of-use and assistance 24/7 while providing an effective way to increase database productivity, reduce downtime, augment existing resources and prevent vendor lock-in. SkySQL was founded in 2010 and has more than 350 customers in more than 30 countries worldwide.


WiTricity (United States) specializes in wireless electricity delivered over distance. The company was founded in 2007 to commercialize technology for wireless electricity. With a growing list of global clients in industries including consumer electronics, automotive, medical devices and defense, WiTricity has emerged as a leading expert in highly resonant wireless power transfer.


Other investments, subject to satisfaction of closing conditions:
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About the Intel Capital Global Summit
The Intel Capital Global Summit is Intel Capital's pre-eminent technology networking event. The 2013 event brings together more than 1,000 registered attendees from Intel Capital portfolio companies, Intel's global customers and partners and industry leaders from around the world. The Intel Capital Global Summit 2013 is sponsored by Aon Corporation, Archpoint Partners, Bingham McCutchen, Credit Suisse, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, KPMG, Morrison & Foerster, NASDAQ OMX, Needham, Silicon Valley Bank, Strategic Executive Search Group and TriNet.


About Intel Capital
Intel Capital, Intel's global investment and M&A organization, makes equity investments in innovative technology start-ups and companies worldwide. Intel Capital invests in a broad range of companies offering hardware, software, and services targeting enterprise, mobility, consumer Internet, digital media and semiconductor manufacturing. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested more than US$11 billion in over 1,322 companies in 54 countries. In that timeframe, 204 portfolio companies have gone public on various exchanges around the world and 336 were acquired or participated in a merger. In 2012, Intel Capital invested US$352 million in 150 investments with approximately 57 percent of funds invested outside North America. For more information on Intel Capital and its differentiated advantages, visit www.intelcapital.com or follow @Intelcapital.


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.

Today Intel announced the Intel Parallel Computing Center program aimed to accelerate the creation of open standard, portable and scalable parallel applications by combining computational science, hardware, programmer tools, compilers and libraries, with domain knowledge and expertise. The first five centers are CINECA, Purdue University, Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas (TACC), The University of Tennessee, and Zuse Institut Berlin (ZIB). Raj Hazra, vice president and general manager of Technical Computing Group at Intel, shares his thoughts about this new initiative in his blog. Also James Reinders, from Intel Software Solutions Group talks about top 3 concerns he hears from programmers and how IPCC can help addressing them.

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