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Key Assets from Cray Accelerate Intel’s Drive to Achieve ExaFLOPS Performance

 

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 24, 2012 – Intel Corporation today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Cray Inc. to acquire certain assets related to its high-performance computing (HPC) interconnect program. With the agreement, Intel gains access to Cray’s world-class interconnect personnel and intellectual property.

 

The Cray interconnect team is responsible for the award-winning Gemini interconnect as well as the upcoming Aries interconnect, designed to work in Cray’s next-generation  supercomputer, codenamed “Cascade,” which will integrate Intel® Xeon® processors. The transaction is expected to close before the end of the current quarter, subject to customary closing conditions being met.

 

“Delivering continued advancement in high-performance computing, including breaking the Exascale barrier, requires tremendous innovation in interconnect technology,” said Diane Bryant, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Datacenter and Connected System Group. “The acquisition of Cray’s industry-leading interconnect technology and expertise provides exceptional strategic assets that further enhance Intel’s HPC portfolio. We’re excited about the value this will allow us to bring to our customers.”

 

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, Xeon 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.

In support of 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ processors, today Intel announced the Intel® SDK for OpenCL Applications 2012. The latest addition to Intel’s line of tools and APIs, the software development kit (SDK) gives developers more programming options on Intel platforms, enabling them to improve application performance and create better user experiences. OpenCL provides consumer video, media, 3D and other visual computing applications an additional capability to make the most of Intel processors and Intel® HD Graphics. Intel SDK for OpenCL Applications 2012 is available to developers as a free download.

Celebrate Earth Day straight from your computer thanks to Intel AppUpSM center with Vital Almanac, a guide for growing organic fruits and vegetables. Take pictures of your progress and share them using Snapseed, an app that delivers extraordinary visual enhancements. You can also see how others are celebrating the holiday with iStreamer, a continuous 3D timeline that shows what’s happening around you. Or, if gardening isn’t your forte, maybe your green thumb is better served cutting fruits with our favorite Fruit Ninja.

Intel’s Digital Innovation Gazette (DIG) has won the 2012 Internet Advertising Competition Award for Outstanding Achievement in Internet Advertising from the Web Marketing Association. Created and distributed together with Studio One Networks, a content marketing company, DIG is a magazine platform delivering the latest insights, tools and technologies on gaming, graphics, animation, video and programming. The award, honoring excellence in online advertising, recognizes DIG’s achievements in syndication and reaching new audiences. Since launching in November 2010, DIG has already been syndicated to more than 90 websites, reaching software and game developers passionate about digital arts around the world. Learn more about DIG.

60 Second Insights, a video series launched earlier this year, brings together a variety of unique perspectives from entertainment, art, technology, business, culture, youth and more to explain how mobility touches various parts of our lives. We continue the conversation with a new set of videos launching today. Featuring leaders from Intel, HP,CrowdOptic and Hipstamatic, this latest group discusses everything from device evolution to the rise of mobile technology to what consumers want when it comes to their technology.

World’s First 22nm Quad-Core Processors Bring Up to Twice the Visual Performance for Unmatched Overall PC Experiences

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Quad-core processors available starting today in powerful, high-end desktop, laptop, and sleek and beautiful all-in-one designs.
  • Accelerates Intel’s “Tick-Tock” cadence for first time to simultaneously bring to market the world’s first processors developed on 22nm manufacturing process using innovative 3-D tri-gate transistor technology and a new graphics architecture.
  • Up to twice the HD media and 3-D graphics performance, as well as significant processor performance, deliver stunning visual experiences from mainstream gaming to HD video editing.
  • Ultrabook™ devices, all-in-one (AIO) platforms, business PCs and Intelligent systems in retail, healthcare and other industries will benefit from Intel’s newest processors, with formal announcements in the coming months.

 

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 23, 2012 – Intel Corporation today introduced the quad-core 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor family, delivering dramatic visual and performance computing gains for gamers, media enthusiasts and mainstream users alike. Available now in powerful, high-end desktop, laptop and sleek all-in-one (AIO) designs, the new processors are the first chips in the world made using Intel’s 22-nanometer (nm) 3-D tri-Gate transistor technology.

 

The combination of Intel’s cutting-edge 3-D tri-gate transistor technology and architectural enhancements help make possible up to double the 3-D graphics and HD media processing performance compared with Intel’s previous generation of chips. As a result of the stunning, built-in visual performance, all the things people love to do on their PCs — from creating and editing videos and photos, surfing the Web, watching HD movies or playing mainstream games — are quicker, crisper and more life-like. With as much as 20 percent microprocessor performance improvements and new technologies to speed the flow of data to and from the chips, the new processors further extend Intel’s overall performance leadership.

 

In the coming months, additional versions of the 3rd generation Intel Core processors will be available to power a new wave of systems ranging from Ultrabook™ devices, to servers and intelligent systems in retail, healthcare and other industries.

 

"The 3rd generation Intel Core processors were created from the ground up to generate exciting new experiences," said Kirk Skaugen, Intel vice president and general manager of the PC Client Group. "Our engineers have exceeded our expectations by doubling the performance of media and graphics versus the best processors we’ve built until today, which means incredible new visual experiences are here for new all-in-one PCs and upcoming Ultrabook devices. What makes all this possible is the combination of Intel’s leading manufacturing and processor architecture, and our unwavering commitment to drive computing innovations forward."

 

“Tick-Plus” – The Intel Advantage
The performance gains found in the new processors are due in part to the groundbreaking, three-dimensional structure of the new Intel transistors. Until today, computers, servers and other devices have used only two-dimensional planar transistors. Adding a third dimension to transistors allows Intel to increase transistor density and put more capabilities into every square millimeter of these new processors. Intel has once again re-invented the transistor and delivered an unprecedented combination of performance and energy efficiency, thus sustaining the pace of technology advancement and fueling Moore’s Law for years to come.

 

Intel engineers also reworked the graphics architecture of the 3rd generation Intel Core processors, helping to deliver dramatic improvements in the overall visual experience. Changing the chips’ architecture while at the same time shrinking the size of the underlying transistors is an acceleration of Intel’s “tick-tock” model. Previously, the company adhered to a strict “tick-tock” model in which a new manufacturing process was introduced in 1 year (the “tick”), and the architecture of the chip (the “tock”) was altered the next. The ability to accelerate the roadmap and change both the chips’ architecture and the manufacturing process at the same time was made possible because Intel is one of the few companies that both designs and manufactures its chips, a method called Integrated Device Manufacturing.

 

Get Visual and Get Your Game On
The 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor with Intel® HD Graphics 4000 delivers up to two times better 3-D graphics performance compared to the previous-generation processor, bringing more gaming fun with richer detail at higher resolutions. Intel HD Graphics 4000 supports Microsoft* DirectX 11, OpenGL 3.1 and OpenCL 1.1.

 

“The 3-D graphics capabilities in 3rd generation Intel Core processors represent a major step forward for PC gaming,” said Gabe Newell, co-founder and managing director of Valve Software, a leading online game provider. “Mainstream gamers are going to have a blast playing titles like our upcoming DOTA 2 on Intel HD Graphics 4000.”

 

Great visual experience is about more than just gaming. Online video continues to grow dramatically, and is expected to comprise half of all Internet traffic this year.** The key to making video fun is the ability to quickly convert it for online sharing with friends and family. With Intel® Quick Sync Video 2.0 technology built into the new processors, people can convert their videos up to two times faster than even last year’s processors and up to 23 times faster than PCs just three years old.

 

Experiences, Secured. Platform, Enhanced.
The 3rd generation Intel Core processor also adds security features, including Intel® Secure Key and Intel® OS Guard to safeguard personal data and identity. Intel Secure Key consists of a digital random number generator that creates truly random numbers to strengthen encryption algorithms. Intel OS Guard helps defend against privilege escalation attacks where a hacker remotely takes over another person's system. These two features join existing platform security features such as Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT) and Intel® Anti-Theft technology (Intel® AT) to help make Intel platforms some of the most secure in the industry. When paired with the Intel® Series 7 Chipset, the new processors with Intel IPT can make a portion of the screen unreadable to spyware with the “protected transaction display” feature, helping prevent a hacker from obtaining login credentials that could lead to identity theft.

 

Platforms based on 3rd generation Intel Core processors also deliver faster data transfer capabilities made possible by USB 3.0 integrated into the Series 7 Platform Controller Hub (PCH) and PCI Express 3.0 integrated into the processor. These next-generation I/O technologies bring bigger data pipes to the platform to keep data moving, minimizing any interruption to the PC experience.

 

Processor and System Availability
Systems based on quad-core 3rd generation Intel Core processor products will be available beginning this month from leading system makers. Boxed versions of these processors will also be available this month from online, retail and channel resellers. Additional versions of the 3rd generation Intel Core processor products for servers, intelligent systems in retail, healthcare and other industries, Ultrabook devices and laptops and more will be available later this year.

 

For more information, visit the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor multimedia press kit.

 

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 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.

 

Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchase, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more information go to www.intel.com/performance

 

**Source: Cisco Visual Networking Index Report, February 2012

XOLO X900 Brings the Best of Intel Computing to Mobile Users in India

 

XOLO X900 Smartphone from Lava International with Intel Inside®

XOLO X900 Smartphone from Lava International with Intel Inside®

XOLO X900 Smartphone from Lava International with Intel Inside®

New Delhi, India, April 19, 2012 – Intel Corporation and Lava International Ltd., one of India’s fastest-growing mobile handset companies, today announced the general availability of the XOLO X900, the first smartphone with Intel inside. The device will be available to customers for purchase beginning 23rd April at a best-buy street price of approximately INR 22000.

 

Lava also announced its long-term partnership with Croma, a national chain of mega stores of consumer electronics and durables, for promotion and sale of the XOLO X900.

 

The partnership between Intel and Lava was announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February. The XOLO X900 is based on Intel’s smartphone reference design featuring the Intel® Atom™ processor Z2460 with Intel® Hyper Threading Technology and supporting HSPA+ 3G connectivity.

 

The high-performance 1.6 GHz Atom™ processor with Hyper Threading Technology brings speed and multi-tasking performance to consumers’ fingertips. The leading-edge 400 MHz graphics clock and the full 1080p HD video encoding and playback make this phone a perfect entertainment device, providing users with an immersive gaming and video experience. It also features an 8-megapixel camera delivering advanced imaging capabilities including burst mode that allows 10 pictures to be captured in under a second.

 

The XOLO X900 is housed in a sleek design with a 4.03-inch high-resolution LCD touch screen for crisp text and vibrant images. At launch, the X900 will run on Android Gingerbread*, with a planned over-the -air software upgrade to Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich* platform shortly thereafter. Intel’s technology enables a high-performance user experience, all while maintaining great battery life – up to 5 hours of 3G browsing, 45 hours of audio and 8 hours of talk time1.

 

“Through XOLO X900, we are happy to bring to the Indian market a device that addresses the needs of those for whom speed and performance matters. After our success in feature phones with over 10 million happy customers in under 3 years, XOLO will be a differentiated player in the fast-growing smartphone segment. The initial reviews of XOLO X900 have been very positive and independent benchmarks clearly point to the fact that when it comes to speed and performance, XOLO X900 is the gold standard,” said Vishal Sehgal, co-founder and director, Lava International.

 

“The first smartphone with Intel inside is now available to Indian consumers,” said Mike Bell, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of the Mobile and Communications Group. “The boundaries of personal computing are expanding. As we enter the India market with our first smartphone from Lava, the device not only showcases the rich capabilities and user benefits of Intel computing, but also highlights the exciting possibilities of what’s still to come.”

 

Commenting on the long-term strategic partnership with Lava, Ajit Joshi, MD and CEO, Infiniti Retail Limited, said “We at Croma are extremely pleased to collaborate with Intel and Lava to get this exciting new product into the market. We always endeavor to get the latest and best products first to our consumers and this is a step in that direction. We are very optimistic about the prospects of this exciting new product.”

 

Starting 23rdApril, the XOLO X900 will be available for purchase to customers from Croma and Xolo.in, followed by availability in other retail chains, general trade and online stores from early May.

 

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.

 

About Lava
Lava international is one of the fastest growing brands in Indian mobile market today. The organization started operations only 30 months back and is rapidly growing its market share. “Get the power in your hand” -- with this motto as the guiding principle, Lava embarked on its journey to empower people with innovative products. Today the brand has a wide range of handsets in its portfolio. The company has already expanded its operations in all the states of India and has a network of 1,000 distributors and presence in ~50,000 retail counters.

 

1 Performance and battery life estimates are based on internal Intel testing using the Intel Atom processor Z2460 Smartphone Reference Design and are provided for informational purposes only. Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance.  Final figures may vary based on final OEM device implementation and usage.

 

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

 

Lava, XOLO & the LAVA & XOLO logos are trademarks of Lava International Limited.

 

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

Where do entertainment, mobility and technology intersect? Artists, CEOs and executives discuss in the latest collection of videos as part of Intel's 60 Second Insights series. Listen to what Dr. Venkatesh Prasad (Ford Motor Company), Brent Weinstein (United Talent Agency), Tim Westergren (Pandora) and artist Charles Muench think about how technology is helping people realize what they need and want when it comes to their entertainment experience.

Intel ranked fourth on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s "100 Best Corporate Citizens 2012" list. Intel was selected for its transparency within its corporate sustainability initiatives, including environmental efforts and employee relations. Check out this blog post written by Michael Jacobson, director of Intel’s Corporate Responsibility Office, highlighting Intel’s “strategic objective to care for our people, the planet and inspire the next generation.” Learn more about Intel’s sustainability initiatives.

Schools Honored for Science and Math Programs

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • 18 U.S. schools named Schools of Distinction finalists.
  • Awards for Math and Science Excellence include cash, goods and services.
  • Six to be named Intel Schools of Distinction, one a “Star Innovator,” in September.

 

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 18, 2012 – Intel Corporation today named 18 U.S. schools as finalists in the 2012 Intel Schools of Distinction Awards.

 

The winning schools, to be honored in September at an awards reception in Washington, D.C., serve as outstanding examples of leaders in preparing tomorrow’s innovators.

 

Each of the 18 schools will receive $5,000 from the Intel Foundation and a trip to Washington, D.C. in September when six schools will be named Intel Schools of Distinction. These six schools will each win an additional $5,000 from the Intel Foundation and a package of goods and services with a total value of approximately $500,000 split among the schools.

 

One of the six schools will also be selected as “Star Innovator” and will receive $25,000 from the Intel Foundation, and additional prizes and services from sponsors.

 

Intel sponsors the Schools of Distinction Awards to honor schools for implementing innovative math and science programs and serving as models for other schools.

 

“The schools selected as Intel Schools of Distinction are leaders in preparing their students to become America’s next generation of thinkers and doers,” said Shelly Esque, vice president of Intel’s Corporate Affairs Group and president of the Intel Foundation. “Intel is recognizing these schools as exemplary models of what can be achieved through hard work and innovation in the areas of math and science.”

 

The Schools of Distinction program honors schools that provide a rich, rigorous science or mathematics curriculum incorporating hands-on investigative experiences which prepare students for 21st century jobs. Programs focus on solving real-life problems as a team and encourage student achievement while helping students become knowledgeable consumers of news and data in order to be active and informed citizens.

 

The 18 finalist schools are:

 

Mathematics

Elementary Schools:   Dana Elementary School – Dana, N.C.

                                         Forest Hills School – Florence, Ala.

                                         George Hall Elementary School – Madison, Ala.   

 

Middle Schools:          Dowell Middle School – McKinney, Texas

                                       St. Therese Chinese Catholic School – Chicago

                                       Technology Access Foundation Academy – Kent, Wash.

 

High Schools:              Baruch College Campus High School – New York

                                        Peachtree Ridge High School – Suwanee, Ga.

                                        School of Science and Engineering – Dallas   

 

Science

Elementary Schools:   Gary And Bobbye Jack Minshew Elementary School – McKinney, Texas

                                         Legacy Elementary School – Madison, Ala.

                                         West Melbourne Elementary School for Science – West Melbourne, Fla.

      

Middle Schools:          Edison Computech Middle School – Fresno, Calif.

                                        Ni River Middle School – Spotsylvania, Va.

                                        Penn Alexander School – Philadelphia

 

High Schools:              Boston Latin School – Boston

                                        Gatton Academy – Bowling Green, Ky.

                                        Ossining High School – Ossining, N.Y.

 

For more information on the Intel Schools of Distinctions Awards visit: www.intel.com/education/schoolsofdistinction.

 

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, visit: www.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.

 

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.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 17, 2012 – Intel Corporation today reported quarterly revenue of $12.9 billion, operating income of $3.8 billion, net income of $2.7 billion and EPS of $0.53. The company generated approximately $3.0 billion in cash from operations, paid dividends of $1.0 billion and used $1.5 billion to repurchase stock.

 

“The first quarter was a solid start to what’s expected to be another growth year for Intel,” said Paul Otellini, Intel president and CEO. “In the second quarter we’ll see the first Intel-based smartphones in the market, ship products based on 22nm tri-gate technology in high volume, and accelerate the ramp of our best server product ever, providing a tremendous foundation for growth in 2012 and beyond.”

 

Business Outlook

Intel’s Business Outlook does not include the potential impact of any mergers, acquisitions, divestitures or other business combinations that may be completed after April 17.

 

Q2 2012 (GAAP, unless otherwise stated)

  • Revenue: $13.6 billion, plus or minus $500 million.
  • Gross margin percentage: 62 percent and 63 percent Non-GAAP (excluding amortization of acquisition-related intangibles), both plus or minus a couple of percentage points.
  • R&D plus MG&A spending: approximately $4.6 billion.
  • Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles: approximately $80 million.
  • Impact of equity investments and interest and other: loss of approximately $20 million.
  • Depreciation: approximately $1.6 billion.

 

Full-Year 2012 (GAAP, unless otherwise stated)

  • Gross margin percentage: 64 percent and 65 percent Non-GAAP (excluding amortization of acquisition-related intangibles), both plus or minus a few percentage points, unchanged.
  • Spending (R&D plus MG&A): $18.3 billion, plus or minus $200 million, unchanged.
  • Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles: approximately $300 million, unchanged.
  • Depreciation: $6.4 billion, plus or minus $100 million, down $100 million from prior expectations.
  • Tax Rate: approximately 28 percent down from prior expectations of 29 percent.
  • Full-year capital spending: $12.5 billion, plus or minus $400 million, unchanged.

 

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 June 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 April 24. Intel’s Quiet Period will start from the close of business on June 15 until publication of the company’s second-quarter earnings release, scheduled for July 17. 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

Quarterly

Q1 2012

Q4 2011

vs. Q4 2011

Revenue

$12.9 billion

$13.9 billion

down 7%

Gross Margin

64.0%

64.5%

down 0.5 pts.

Operating Income

$3.8 billion

$4.6 billion

down 17%

Net Income

$2.7 billion

$3.4 billion

down 19%

Earnings Per Share

53 cents

64 cents

down 17%


 

Non-GAAP Financial Comparison

Quarterly

Q1 2012

Q4 2011

vs. Q4 2011

Gross Margin

65.1%

65.4%

down 0.3 pts.

Operating Income

$4.0 billion

$4.8 billion

down 16%

Net Income

$2.9 billion

$3.5 billion

down 18%

Earnings Per Share

56 cents

67 cents

down 16%

Non-GAAP results exclude the amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets and the related income tax effect of these charges.

 

Q1 Key Financial Information (GAAP)

  • PC Client Group revenue of $8.5 billion, down 7 percent sequentially.
  • Data Center Group revenue of $2.5 billion, down 10 percent sequentially.
  • Other Intel® architecture group revenue of $1.1 billion, down 2 percent sequentially.
  • The first quarter of 2012 includes full-quarter revenue contributions from last year’s McAfee and Infineon Wireless Solutions acquisitions of $935 million.
  • The first quarter of 2012 had 13 weeks while the first quarter of 2011 had 14 weeks.

 

Risk Factors

The above statements and any others in this document that refer to plans and expectations for the second 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, including supply constraints and other disruptions affecting customers; customer acceptance of Intel’s and competitors’ products; 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.
  • Intel is in the process of transitioning to its next generation of products on 22nm process technology, and there could be execution and timing issues associated with these changes, including products defects and errata and lower than anticipated manufacturing yields.
  • 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 Intel’s non-marketable equity investment portfolio balance is concentrated in companies in the flash memory market segment, and declines in this market segment or changes in management’s plans with respect to Intel’s investments in this market segment could result in significant impairment charges, impacting restructuring charges as well as gains/losses on equity investments and interest and other.
  • 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 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 report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2011.

 

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 second quarter of 2012 on July 17. Immediately following the earnings report, the company plans to publish a commentary by Stacy J. Smith, senior vice president and chief financial officer, 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.

Intel Corporation and Micron Technology, Inc., today announced that their industry-leading 20nm NAND was named Semiconductor of the Year in the 10th Annual Insight Awards hosted by UBM TechInsights. The Insight Awards recognize achievements in the semiconductor and electronics industry. Devices are analyzed by UBM’s team of experts and subjected to a rigorous judging process.

If all the world’s a stage at NAB, then all the players have a bit of Intel in them. From workstations, laptops, compositing servers, the new SightDeck system to the NewTek TriCaster 850 EXTREME, Intel® Xeon® E5 and Intel® Core™ i7 processors are powering this real world studio. Whether it's video graphics, animation, camera feeds, audio or lighting, Intel is behind the scenes to help bring the sight, sound and touch for the NAB Show's theater to life. At the Intel booth # SL 12810, the company will also showcase products and content from hardware and software partners including HP, Dell, Magix, Cakewalk, Adobe, Autodesk and NewTek.

Now Available Through Worldwide Retail and E-Tail Outlets, Intel SSD 330 Series Offers Latest SSD Technology at Affordable Prices

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • New Intel SSD 330 Series offers boosted system performance for the budget-conscious PC enthusiast.
  • An ideal PC upgrade, Intel SSD 330 Series is a SATA 6Gb/s-based SSD that blends performance, Intel quality and value.
  • Available in the most popular capacities, 60-, 120- and 180GB, Intel's newest SSD starts at a suggested channel price of $89.

 

 

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 16, 2012 – Intel Corporation announced today the Intel® Solid-State Drive 330 Series (Intel® SSD 330 Series), a SATA 6 gigabit-per-second (Gb/s) solid-state drive (SSD) that gives consumers a more affordable entry into the accelerated storage performance of SSDs.

 

Ideal for upgrading desktop or notebook PCs, the Intel SSD 330 Series offers the price-conscious PC enthusiast a brand-name SSD that blends performance, Intel quality and value. Offered in the most popular capacity points, 60 gigabytes (GB), 120GB and 180GB, the Intel SSD 330 Series boosts overall system performance and responsiveness for a broad range of applications.

 

"An SSD is still the single best upgrade you can make to your existing PC, and the Intel SSD 330 Series gives users the latest Intel SSD technology at a price to meet their budget," said James Slattery, product line manager for client SSDs, Intel Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group. "Backed by Intel's rigorous testing process, the Intel SSD 330 Series offers our users the speed they need at a great price, backed by world-class manufacturing, reliability and tech support."

 

Unlike a traditional hard disk drive (HDD) with spinning disks and moveable parts, SSDs offer a more rugged, low-power storage solution that dramatically improves system performance to keep up with today's I/O-intensive applications. The Intel SSD 330 Series contains Intel 25-nanometer (nm) multi-level cell (MLC) NAND memory. Its SATA 6Gb/s interface doubles the bandwidth of its current SATA 3Gb/s Intel® SSD 320 Series, providing up to 500 megabytes-per-second (MB/s) sequential read speeds and up to 450MB/s sequential write speeds for faster data transfers. Random read performance can go up to 22,500 Input-Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) and 33,000 write IOPS to boost overall application and system responsiveness, significantly outperforming a typical consumer hard disk drive.

 

Intel offers a broad range of SSD choices within four product families. The Intel SSD 300 Family is aimed at entry-level, mainstream client users. The Intel SSD 500 Family offers more fully featured, higher-performing client SSDs for computer and gaming enthusiasts. The Intel SSD 700 and Intel SSD 900 Families are targeted for data center applications.

 

The Intel SSD 330 Series comes in a standard 2.5-inch/9.5mm form factor as a replacement to a slower-performing HDD. It can be used in a dual-drive desktop PC configuration to speed up boot times and applications speeds, or as a single-drive notebook upgrade.

 

Available beginning today at worldwide retailers and online e-tailers, the Intel SSD 330 Series is offered at the suggested channel price of $89 for a 60GB drive, $149 for a 120GB drive and $234 for a 180GB drive. It is also backed by a 3-year limited warranty.

 

To download the multimedia press kit go to www.intel.com/newsroom/ssd. For more information on Intel SSDs go to www.intel.com/go/ssd or follow Intel SSDs on Twitter (@intelssd), Facebook (www.intel.com/go/ssdfacebook or communities.intel.com).

 

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