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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 19, 2012 – Intel Corporation today announced that Sean Maloney, Intel executive vice president and chairman of Intel China, plans to retire in January.

 

"I am very proud of my 30 years at Intel," said Maloney. "Through those years I've had the honor of working with some of the most brilliant minds in the world, from Andy Grove to Paul Otellini, and on the most cutting-edge technology. I worked on three continents and saw the world as a representative of Intel. I saw firsthand the astonishing growth and potential of China and the Asian region."

 

Maloney, 56, is a veteran of the semiconductor industry. He joined Intel in 1982 and has held a number of senior management positions with the company during his career. Most recently, he served as the first chairman of Intel China. In this role, he has been responsible for the implementation of an Intel-wide strategy for long-term success in China as well as leadership development for Intel China's management team. He has lived in Beijing since July 2011. Previously, he served as co-general manager of the Intel Architecture Group and chief sales and marketing officer.

 

"Intel will always be part of my life, and I feel privileged to have been one of the company's leaders," Maloney said. "I look forward to my retirement and spending more time with my family. Intel is full of the best and brightest people I have ever known."

 

"Sean is a well-known visionary for Intel and the computing industry," said Otellini, president and CEO of Intel. "In the '90s he identified the impact Asia would have as a technology market as well as an innovation hub for the industry, and last year he unveiled Intel's efforts to re-invent computing with Ultrabook devices. He leaves a major mark on Intel and the industry, and I wish Sean and his family well as they move on to the next chapter in his life."

 

In February 2010, Maloney suffered a stroke and took a medical leave of absence from Intel. His arduous path to regain his speech and make a full physical recovery inspired Intel employees and countless others.

 

Maloney began his Intel career in the company's European headquarters where he spent 9 years in management roles in applications engineering, sales and marketing. From 1992 to 1995, he served as technical assistant to Grove, Intel's chairman and CEO. In 1995, Maloney moved to Hong Kong to manage Intel's sales and marketing activities in Asia Pacific and returned to the United States in 1998 to become head of Intel's worldwide sales organization. Three years later he took over as head of Intel Communications Group and became co-manager of the Intel Mobility Group in 2004.

 

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.

For the sixth consecutive year, Intel was included on the 2012 Working Mother 100 Best Companies list. Working Mother recognized Intel for its constant quality-of-life improvements and saluted the opening of three primary care centers, on-site spas and updated fitness amenities. Also highlighted were Intel's Development Opportunity Tool, a new internal jobs board that allows employees to locate mentors and find stretch assignments and sponsorship and coaching programs for high-potential female employees.

Say Hello to the Full-screen Phone

 

LONDON – Sept. 18, 2012  – Motorola Mobility in partnership with Intel Corporation introduced the powerful Motorola RAZR i with Intel Inside®: the new full-screen smartphone that fits in the palm of your hand. Its Super AMOLED Advanced 4.3-inch display spans from edge-to-edge with virtually no border -- giving you more screen with less phone. RAZR i is the first smartphone that can achieve speeds of 2.0 GHz thanks to a fast Intel® Atom™ processor. Jump from a game to a text and over to a playlist, then off to browse the Web - all without stopping and on a long-lasting battery that is 40 percent more powerful than the competition1.

 

The power of Intel Inside means you also get an instant-launch 8-megapixel camera that can load in less than a second2. Just use the dedicated camera key so you get the shot you want. When there's action involved, multi-shot mode lets you snap 10 pictures in less than a second. And with the illuminated sensor located on the back and High Dynamic Range (HDR) capabilities, you'll get a great shot, even in challenging lighting conditions.

 

"Together with Intel, we're redefining what people can expect from a mobile device. A camera that launches in an instant, Web pages that load blazingly fast and a device that's the perfect balance of screen size and fit in hand," said Jim Wicks, senior vice president, Consumer Experience Design, Motorola Mobility. "RAZR i delivers just that when you put an Intel-fast processor in a beautifully designed phone and add in extra long battery life."

 

"Motorola RAZR i with Intel Inside naturally blends together the value propositions of high performance Intel Architecture and great battery life, Motorola Mobility device innovation and the Android™ platform," said Erik Reid, general manager, Intel's Mobile and Communications Group. "Intel's goal is to provide compelling technology options that translate into great user benefits and experiences. RAZR i is a great proofpoint in the collaboration and we're thrilled to be working with Motorola to bring this edge-to-edge experience enhanced with Intel Inside to people around the world."

 

Powered by Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich (upgradeable to Jelly Bean), RAZR i puts the Google universe in your hand. Google Play™ gives you access to more than 600,000 apps and games, millions of books and thousands of movies. Get where you need to go with Google Maps for Android™ with free turn-by-turn directions and voice guidance. And when your hands are full, use Voice Actions for Android™ on RAZR i to compose a text, get directions, make a call, play a song...or simply Google something. RAZR i also features near field communication (NFC) technology so you can send contacts, links, maps and more directly to compatible phones with Android Beam™. Just hold the phones together and tap the screen.

 

Designed with premium protective materials, RAZR i is built to go everywhere. A diamond cut aircraft-grade aluminum4 frame surrounds the display, which is made of Corning® Gorilla® Glass, to deflect both scratches and scrapes. On the back, RAZR i is made DuPont™ KEVLAR® strong3. Spilled coffee? Caught in the rain? Don't worry. RAZR i is protected with a splash-guard coating—even on the electrical boards inside.

 

RAZR i already has a long battery -- and when you set up the SMARTACTIONS™ battery savings rule your phone will automatically adjust to squeeze more out of each charge. Whether you want to maximize your last ounce of power, or prevent your phone from ringing during a meeting, SMARTACTIONS will automatically trigger specific actions. Motorola's exclusive Guide Me app comes preloaded with interactive, swipe-by-swipe tutorials for tons of features – no instruction manual required. Also unique to Motorola, the interactive Circles Widget allows quick access to notifications, weather, time and more.

 

Availability and pricing

Motorola RAZR i will be available in black beginning in October in select European and Latin American markets including the U.K., France, Germany, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico with more to be announced. A stand out white version will also be coming to select markets. Pricing and availability will vary by country, so please visit www.motorola.com/razri for the latest information.

 

For more information and multimedia assets for Motorola RAZR i, please visit our press kit at http://mediacenter.motorola.com

 

About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, owned by Google, fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people's lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit www.motorola.com/mobility.

 

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 As compared to Apple iPhone 4S

 

2 Excludes starting camera with the display off

 

3 KEVLAR® not available on all smartphones. See Motorola.com for details.

 

4 Diamond cut aluminum only available on black model.

 

Certain features, services and applications are network dependent and may not be available in all areas; additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply. Contact your service provider for details. All features, functionality and other product specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

 

MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC. Android, Google Play, Google Maps, Google Voice Actions and Android Beam are trademarks of Google, Inc. Intel™, Intel™ Atom®, Intel Inside® and the Intel Inside logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. DuPont™ and Kevlar® are registered trademarks of DuPont used under license by Motorola Mobility, LLC. Corning and Gorilla are trademarks of Corning, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.© 2012 Motorola Mobility LLC. All rights reserved.

Intel has become a case study for the benefits of the consumerization of information technology. According to Intel IT's first mid-year performance report, approximately 19,000 employees are participating in the company's bring-your-own-device (BYOD) program, improving productivity for each employee by an average of 57 minutes-per-day due to increased access to corporate and personal applications. The report also discusses how Intel's private "cloud" has helped save the company $3 million in 2012, while 4,500 employees embraced Intel IT's social computing initiatives by participating in a crowdsource forum on new business opportunities that generated more than 250 ideas.

For the 14th consecutive year, Intel was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, the first global indexes tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. To learn more about why this recognition is so important to Intel, check out this blog post.

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel Labs demonstrated the first all-digital WiFi radio integrated into the same chip with other digital building blocks that scales in size and energy efficiency to enable more things to connect to each other.
  • Featuring a new biometric identification technique, Intel Labs demonstrated how to eliminate passwords while making access to cloud-based services more secure.
  • WiGig, the newest WiFi standard, will dramatically reduce the number of wires and enable completely wireless docks and displays.
  • New technologies and collaborations with Verizon, China Mobile and Cisco to improve system efficiency while improving the overall user experience.

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sep. 13, 2012 – In his keynote today at the Intel Developer Forum, Intel Chief Technology Officer Justin Rattner said, "In the future, if it computes, it connects. From the simplest embedded sensors to the most advanced cloud datacenters, we're looking at techniques to allow all of them to connect without wires."

 

Rattner demonstrated for the first time a working, all-digital WiFi radio, dubbed a "Moore's Law Radio." The CTO explained that an all-digital radio follows Moore's Law by scaling in area and energy efficiency with such digital chip processes as Intel's latest 22nm tri-gate technology. System-on-chip designs for smartphones and tablet computers would be the most likely spot for the all digital radios to be integrated. The small size and lower cost of integrated digital radios will enable a host of new applications from wearable devices to "The Internet of Things" where devices such as home appliances with sensors can communicate with each other, exchange data and can be operated remotely.

 

Rattner went on to describe a next-generation wireless standard called WiGig that operates in the millimeter wavelengths of the radio spectrum and delivers bandwidths well over 5 gigabits per second. The WiGig standard is an industry-wide effort to consolidate a number of proprietary 60 GHz wireless technologies under the existing WiFi standard.

 

"WiGig is so fast it will let you wirelessly dock your enabled Ultrabook™, tablet or smartphone without wires," said Rattner. "Even multiple displays can be docked at one time."

 

Delivering Convenience and Increasing Battery Life for Cloud Connected Devices

Users love the ability to receive email and social media updates while their devices are asleep. To bring this always on, always connected capability to the Ultrabook™ platform, Intel® Smart Connect technology currently wakes up the Ultrabook™ just long enough to receive the incoming packet traffic and then it goes back into standby mode to ensure long battery life.

 

Showing how the benefits of Smart Connect technology could be enhanced to include active operation for file transfer and video streaming, Rattner demonstrated "Spring Meadow," which manages communication between the cloud and the device more intelligently. By pre-processing incoming network traffic and proactively managing traffic flow, "Spring Meadow" makes more efficient use of the host processor, allowing it to remain in a low-power state longer without impacting system performance.

 

Eliminating Passwords, Increasing Security

Passwords remain the common, yet inconvenient way of protecting access to valuable or sensitive information. In an effort to eliminate the need for passwords, Intel Labs has developed a replacement scheme called Client Based Authentication Technology. Not only does it replace passwords, it dramatically simplifies and accelerates the process for accessing bank accounts, stock portfolios and other cloud-based personal information.

 

The technology allows the user to authenticate once to the physical device such as an Ultrabook™ or smartphone using a biometric sensor and then lets the device automatically authenticate itself with one or more cloud-based services. Reading a person's unique vein patterns in the palm of the hand, the user is then directly taken to his or her bank account, social network page or any kind of secure service. It also provides presence monitoring capability that locks the device and the secure service connection when the user puts his or her device down. A new biometric scan unlocks the platform and immediately restores the previous secure service connections. The whole process is virtually transparent, easy to use and more secure.

 

Cloud-Based Radio Access Networks, Future of Wireless Broadband

Rattner was joined onstage by Dr. Chih-Lin I, chief scientist at the China Mobile Research Institute in Beijing, to discuss the research collaboration between Intel Labs and China Mobile to design and prototype a full-scale Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN). C-Ran is an alternative to traditional RAN, which is the basis for modern cellular communications. Instead of simply moving the proprietary base station hardware to the data center, it is replaced by standard Intel-based servers running a software-defined radio application. Dr. I explained that C-RAN technology will dramatically reduce both capital and operational expenses for wireless service providers while providing superior levels of wireless services to users with fewer dropped connections during periods of peak demand.

 

Rattner described another research area, called a Video Aware Wireless Network (VAWN), where both service providers and end users will benefit from the latest wireless research. VAWN is the focus of a joint academic research program sponsored by Intel, Cisco and Verizon. With mobile video traffic expected to grow significantly over the next 5 years, according to Cisco Visual Networking Index, wireless networks could be constrained and video quality limited without new innovations. VAWN aims to increase the streaming video capacity of wireless networks while improving the viewing experience by optimizing network performance on an end-to-end basis.

 

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.

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel reinforces commitment to ensuring HTML5 adoption accelerates and remains an open standard, providing developers a robust application environment that will run best on Intel® architecture.
  • New McAfee Anti-Theft product is designed to protect consumers’ property and personal information on Ultrabook™ devices.
  • The Intel® Developer Zone is a new program designed to provide software developers and businesses with a single point of access to tools, communities and resources to help them engage with peers.

 

 

INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Sept. 12, 2012 – Today at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF), Renée James, senior vice president and general manager of the Software and Services Group at Intel Corporation, outlined her vision for transparent computing. This concept is made possible only through an “open” development ecosystem where software developers write code that will run across multiple environments and devices. This approach will lessen the financial and technical compromises developers make today.

 

“With transparent computing, software developers no longer must choose one environment over another in order to maintain profitability and continue to innovate,” said James. “Consumers and businesses are challenged with the multitude of wonderful, yet incompatible devices and environments available today. It’s not about just mobility, the cloud or the PC. What really matters is when all of these elements come together in a compelling and transparent cross-platform user experience that spans environments and hardware architectures. Developers who embrace this reality are the ones who will remain relevant.”

 

Software developers are currently forced to choose between market reach, delivering innovation or staying profitable. By delivering the best performance with Intel's cross-platform tools, security solutions and economically favorable distribution channels, the company continues to take a leadership position in defining and driving the open software ecosystem.

 

Develop to Run Many Places

While developers regularly express their desire to write once and run on multiple platforms, currently there is little incentive for any of the curators of these environments to provide cross-platform support. Central to Intel’s operating system of choice strategy, the company believes a solution to the cross-platform challenge is HTML5. With it, developers no longer have to make trade-offs between profitability, market participation or delivering innovation in their products. Consumers benefit by enabling their data, applications and identity to seamlessly transition from one operating system or device environment to another.

 

During her keynote, James emphasized the importance of HTML5 and related standards and that the implementation of this technology by developers should remain open to provide a robust application development environment. James reinforced Intel's commitment to HTML5 and JavaScript by announcing that Mozilla, in collaboration with Intel, is working on a native implementation of River Trail technology. It is available now for download as a plug-in and will become native in Firefox browsers to bring the power of parallel computing to Web applications in 2013.

 

Security at Intel Provides an Inherent Advantage

Security at Intel provides an inherent advantage in terms of its approach. For over a decade, Intel has applied its technology leadership to security platform features aimed at keeping computing safe, from devices and networks to the data center. Today, the company extends the efficacy of security by combining hardware and software security solutions and co-designing products with McAfee. James invited McAfee Co-President Michael DeCesare to join her onstage to emphasize the important role security takes as the threat landscape continues to become more complex both in terms of volume and sophistication. DeCesare also highlighted the opportunity for developers to participate in securing the industry.

 

Touching on where McAfee is heading with Intel, DeCesare discussed the importance of understanding where computing is going overall. He noted examples including applications moving to the cloud, as well as IT seeking ways to reduce power consumption and wrestling with challenges associated with big data and the consumerization of IT. DeCesare also highlighted the value of maintaining the user experience and introduced McAfee Anti-Theft security software. Designed to protect consumers’ property and personal information for Ultrabook™ devices, this latest product enhancement is a collaborative effort with Intel to develop anti-theft software using Intel technologies that provide device and data protection.

 

DeCesare reiterated the opportunity for developers through the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance (SIA). The technology partnering program helps accelerate development of interoperable- security products, simplify integration of these products and delivers solutions to maximize the value of existing customer investments. The program also is intended to reduce both time-to-problem resolution and operational costs.

 

Developers’ Access to Resources Made Easy

James also announced the Intel® Developer Zone, a program designed to provide software developers and businesses with a single point of access to tools, communities and resources to help them engage with peers. Today’s software ecosystem is full of challenges and opportunities in such areas as technology powering new user experiences, expectations from touchscreens, battery life requirements, data security and cloud accessibility. The program is focused on providing resources to help developers learn and embrace these evolving market shifts and maximize development efforts across many form factors, platforms and operating systems.

 

  • Development Resources: Software tools, training, developer guides, sample code and support will help developers create new user experiences across many platforms. In the fourth quarter of this year, Intel Developer Zone will introduce an HTML5 Developer Zone focused on cross-platform apps, guiding developers through actual deployments of HTML5 apps on Apple* iOS*, Google* Android*, Microsoft* Windows* and Tizen*.
  • Business Resources: Global software distribution and sales opportunities will be available via the Intel AppUp® center and co-marketing resources. Developers can submit and publish apps to multiple Intel AppUp center affiliate stores for Ultrabook devices, tablets and desktop systems. The Intel Developer Zone also provides opportunities for increased awareness and discoverability through the Software Business Network, product showcases and marketing programs.
  • Active Communities: With Intel Developer Zone, developers can engage with experts in their field – both from Intel and the industry – to share knowledge, get support and build relationships. In the Ultrabook community, users will find leading developers sharing ideas and recommendations on how to create compelling Microsoft* Windows* 8 apps for the latest touch- and sensor-enabled Ultrabook devices.

 

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.

During Dadi Perlmutter’s speech at the Intel Developer Forum, Intel and MasterCard showcased for the first time an emerging, innovative online check-out experience with MasterCard’s PayPass* Wallet Service that uses NFC technology on an Ultrabook™ device. The MasterCard PayPass card - in conjunction with Intel® Identity Protection Technology - is simply tapped on the Toshiba Satellite U925t Ultrabook™ convertible to more easily and safely share the buyer’s information with the merchant. For more information, visit: http://intel.ly/ujCTLp.

Intel is pioneering software-defined networking (SDN) as a way to open networks for ultra-high scale, increased flexibility and control and reduced costs. SDN moves network control out of the networking gear, to SDN controllers such as OpenFlow, offering a new level of visibility and automation. With the IDF launch of the Intel® Ethernet Switch FM6764 and Seacliff Trail reference design, Intel is enabling the next-generation of cloud networks. The Seacliff Trail platform uses the FM6764, the Intel Crystal Forest AMC control plane module and SDN-enabled software from Wind River. More information on the IDF announcements can be found here.

Perceptual Computing to Reshape How People Interact with Devices

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • In 2013, 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor family based on "Haswell" microarchitecture will bring faster, thinner, lighter, cooler, more secure systems with built-in graphics to mainstream.
  • New line of low-power processors drives power lower to inspire even more innovative Ultrabook™, convertible and tablet designs with the performance of "Haswell" microarchitecture.
  • Intel Perceptual Computing Software Development Kit beta to help bring natural, intuitive experiences using gesture and voice interaction to Intel platforms.

 

 

INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Sept. 11, 2012 – Intel Corporation's chief product officer today described how its low-power processors, starting with the company's 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor family available next year, will set a new standard for mobile computing experiences and innovative Ultrabook™, convertible and tablet designs.

 

Speaking at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, David (Dadi) Perlmutter said Intel reduced the platform idle power of its 4th generation Intel Core processor family based on the next-generation "Haswell" microarchitecture by more than 20 times over the 2nd generation while delivering outstanding performance and responsiveness. He also said Intel will add a new line of even lower-power processors based on the same microarchitecture to its roadmap starting in 2013.

 

Both new products underscore the company's focus to aggressively drive power consumption down to enable longer battery life and a wave of new, more mobile designs, while delivering ever-increasing processor, graphics and media performance.

 

"The 4th generation Intel Core processor family and our new line of low-power processors will usher in an era of unprecedented innovation in mobile computing," Perlmutter said. "Our focus to deliver even lower power with the great performance that our processors are known for is as fundamentally significant as when we shifted our development focus beyond sheer processor speed in 2001. As a result, you'll see our customers delivering sleek and cool convertible designs, as well as radical breakthrough experiences across a growing spectrum of mobile devices."

 

Intel Powers the Spectrum of Mobile Experiences, Convertible Designs

Since Intel created and invested in the ecosystem for the new category of Ultrabook systems last year, it has already inspired dramatic innovation in personal computing. More than 140 different Ultrabook designs are in development, a number of which are convertibles, with more than 70 powered by 3rd generation Intel Core processors available today.

 

When the company's 22nm 4th generation Intel Core processor family comes to the Ultrabook and other PCs in 2013, it will bring Intel HD graphics support, new instructions for faster encryption and performance, new hardware-based security features and low-power processor sub-states to enable longer battery life.

 

To spur even more innovation in mobile computing, Intel's new low-power chips based on "Haswell" microarchitecture will broaden the company's mobile roadmap, initially operating at about 10 watts to enable thinner, lighter Ultrabook, convertible and tablet designs with better performance and battery life.

Turning his attention to the full mobility spectrum, Perlmutter detailed how Intel delivers the best choices for every mobile experience. Coming soon, the next-generation Intel® Atom™ processor (codenamed "Clover Trail") is a new system-on-chip (SoC) architected specifically for Windows* 8. Based on Intel's 32nm process technology, it powers lightweight tablets and convertibles, and includes outstanding battery life and always-on technology in sleek designs.

 

Perlmutter also articulated the advantages of Intel-based Windows 8 devices, noting that Intel Atom- and Intel Core-based tablets and convertibles will deliver a range of new features from enhanced media capabilities, security built for enterprise vertical market solutions, and support for the breadth of applications written for Intel processors, thus retaining the software investment of IT and consumers.

 

"We believe Windows 8 on Intel® architecture will deliver the best experience, performance and compatibility across computing platforms," he said.

 

The Rise of Natural, Intuitive Computing Experiences

The personal computing experience is shifting to one based on perceptual computing where devices will take on human-like senses to perceive the user's intentions, according to Perlmutter, adding that Intel is driving these capabilities across Intel platforms both now and into the future.

 

Perlmutter invited the developer community to work with Intel to bring the next wave of perceptual computing capability to Intel Core-based platforms with the release of the company's first Intel Perceptual Computing Software Development Kit (SDK) beta. The SDK, targeted for release early next quarter, will enable hardware and software developers to bring gesture interaction, facial and voice recognition, and augmented reality to life on existing and future Intel Core processor-based Ultrabook systems and PCs.

 

Perlmutter talked about progress made to bring voice recognition to the Ultrabook while showing a system running the Nuance Dragon Assistant* Beta optimized for Intel Core processors. Dell plans to make the Dragon Assistant* Beta available in the United States next quarter in its Dell* XPS13 Ultrabook.

 

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, Core, Atom 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.

With the release of the Intel® Perceptual Computing SDK 2013 Beta, developers will be able to add perceptual computing usages to create immersive software applications that incorporate close-range tracking, speech recognition, facial analysis and 2D/3D object tracking on 2nd and 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor-powered Ultrabook™ devices and PCs. The software development kit will be available in October, 2012, includes a standard API to help reduce development time and testing cost, and supports the Creative* Interactive Gesture Camera Developer Kit. Intel has also announced a Perceptual Computing Challenge with up to $1 million in awards and promotions for application developers. Learn more about Intel® Perceptual Computing.

Nation's Most Innovative Math and Science Schools Celebrated as Intel Schools of Distinction

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Schools with exceptional math and science programs were recognized in Washington, D.C. at the Intel Schools of Distinction Awards.
  • Ossining High School from Ossining, N.Y. won the top award of $100,000.
  • Other schools from Alabama, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington were recognized.

 

 

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 10, 2012 – Ossining High School in Ossining, N.Y. took top honors Monday in the Intel Schools of Distinction Awards. The Intel Schools of Distinction Awards recognizes K-12 schools that have some of the most successful educational programs in the country. Honored schools provide a rich, rigorous science or mathematics curriculum by incorporating hands-on investigative experiences that prepare students for future jobs.

 

Other winning schools include George Hall Elementary School (Mobile, Ala.), Legacy Elementary School (Madison, Ala.), Penn Alexander School (Philadelphia), School of Science and Engineering (Dallas) and Technology Access Foundation Academy (Kent, Wash.).

 

"Intel is proud to honor the Intel Schools of Distinction Award winners for their commitment to encouraging and engaging students in science and math," said Wendy Hawkins, executive director of the Intel Foundation. "Through the recognition of these innovative programs, Intel hopes to form a greater awareness of the tangible successes schools can achieve by cultivating a hands-on science and math environment."

 

The Intel Foundation and sponsoring companies distributed $560,000 in cash grants and awards to the winning schools. Each winning school at a minimum won an estimated $75,000 in a combination of cash grants from the Intel Foundation and an award package that includes curriculum materials, professional development resources, hardware and software from such sponsors as Adaptive Curriculum, BrainWare Safari, DreamBox Learning, LanSchool, Pearson and SMART, which has been an anchor benefactor of this program since its 2004 inception.

 

Ossining High School received the Star Innovator Award, which brings an additional $15,000 from the Intel Foundation along with other prizes totaling $100,000. Since 1988, this high school has implemented a project-based science program that fosters involvement through an extensive network of mentoring and community partnerships. Through hands-on learning, the program has encouraged a wide variety of student programs, including the school's robotics program, where students create robots from the initial design through final development.

 

Winners were selected from a pool of 18 schools that were recognized as finalists from 176 applications from 35 states. Finalists were:

 

TopicSchool LevelSchool NameCityState
MathematicsElementary SchoolDana Elementary SchoolDanaNorth Carolina
Forest Hills SchoolFlorenceAlabama
George Hall Elementary SchoolMobileAlabama
Middle SchoolDowell Middle SchoolMcKinneyTexas
St. Therese Chinese Catholic SchoolChicagoIllinois
Technology Access Foundation AcademyKentWashington
High SchoolBaruch College Campus High SchoolNew YorkNew York
Peachtree Ridge High SchoolSuwaneeGeorgia
School of Science and EngineeringDallasTexas
ScienceElementary SchoolGary and Bobbye Jack Minshew Elementary SchoolMcKinneyTexas
Legacy Elementary SchoolMadisonAlabama
West Melbourne Elementary School for ScienceWest MelbourneFlorida
Middle SchoolEdison Computech Middle SchoolFresnoCalifornia
Ni River Middle SchoolSpotsylvaniaVirginia
Penn Alexander SchoolPhiladelphiaPennsylvania
High SchoolBoston Latin SchoolBostonMassachusetts
Gatton AcademyBowling GreenKentucky
Ossining High SchoolOssiningNew York

 

For more information on the Intel Schools of Distinctions Awards visitwww.intel.com/education/schoolsofdistinction. To get the latest Intel education news, follow Twitter updates at https://es.twitter.com/IntelK12Edu.

 

Intel's sponsorship of the Schools of Distinction Awards is part of the Intel® Education Initiative, a sustained public-private partnership with governments in more than 50 countries. Through this $100 million a year initiative, Intel delivers programs that improve the effective use of technology to enhance 21st century skills and encourages excellence in mathematics, science and engineering. For more information, visitwww.intel.com/education.

 

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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What kind of future do you want to live in? What kind of future should we avoid? Intel Futurist Brian David Johnson asks these questions of leading industry analysts and sci-fi authors. Check out their science fiction stories and podcasts about what our future may hold. Catch the Intel Developer Forum panel "Imagining the Future and Building It" with analysts Rob Enderle and Kathleen Maher (Sept 10th at 10:30am PDT). And take a look at blogs for more on what they envision for our future: "Intel's Tomorrow Project: Crafting a Better Future" by Rob Enderle, "Intel outsources the future" by Kathleen Maher, and "Prototyping the Distant Future" by Roger Kay. Still want more? Check out the IDF Media Kit on the Intel Newsroom!

Join Intel Labs on Monday, Sept. 10 via LiveCast to explore the transformation of how people are using technology to construct and design new ways of seeing the future. Intel Futurist, Brian David Johnson, will moderate a panel discussion with research scientists, Sci-Fi authors and industry analysts to investigate the evolution of relationships between people and technology. Following the panel discussion, there will be a technology demonstrations of interactive and context-aware innovations coming out of Intel Labs that will further demonstrate how people's relationship with technology is changing. LiveCast times (PT) and topics for Monday, Sept. 10, 2012:

  • 10:00am - 11:30 a.m. - Introduction and panel discussion
  • 12:00 p.m. - Demo: Display without Boundaries
  • 12:20 p.m. - Demo: Emotions Through Images
  • 12:40 p.m. - Demo: Interactive Shopping
  • 1:00 p.m. - Demo: Situational Sensitive Communication.

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