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Computerworld recognizes Malcolm Harkins, Intel VP and Chief Information Security Officer, as one of Computerworld's 2012 Premier 100 IT Leaders, an award which honors individuals who guide the effective use of information technology to improve their company's business performance. Harkins distinguished himself by implementing a novel approach to enterprise security at Intel, that balances business growth with reasonable levels of risk mitigation. As a result, Intel maintains a secure environment while embracing new usage models, such as social media and BYOD.

Intel® Solid-State Drive 520 Series

Intel® Solid-State Drive 520 Series

Intel Corporation announced today its fastest, most robust client/consumer solid-state drive (SSD) to date, the Intel® Solid-State Drive 520 Series. Aimed at delivering world-class performance for even the most demanding PC enthusiasts, gamers, professionals or small-medium businesses (SMBs), the Intel SSD 520 has fast throughput performance, new security features and unmatched reliability to meet even the most intensive user requirements. Visit the Intel SSD online press kit for multimedia and other related content.

Intel® Solid-State Drive 520 Series So Fast and Reliable, It Dramatically Impacts User Experience

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel SSD 520 speeds performance for the most demanding applications and intense multitasking, to dramatically improve user experience.
  • Intel SSD 520 gives users more capacity choices to drive increased SSD adoption across all corporate client/consumer computing platforms.
  • Highly reliable, the Intel SSD 520 6gbps SATA III SSD is backed by extensive Intel validation and comes with a 5-year warranty.

 

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 6, 2012 – Intel Corporation announced today its fastest, most robust client/consumer solid-state drive (SSD) to date, the Intel® Solid-State Drive 520 Series (Intel® SSD 520), a 6 gigabit-per-second (gbps) SATA III SSD produced using Intel compute-quality 25-nanometer (nm) NAND memory process technology. Aimed at delivering world-class performance for even the most demanding PC enthusiasts, gamers, professionals or small-medium businesses (SMBs), the Intel SSD 520 has fast throughput performance, new security features and unmatched reliability to meet even the most intensive user requirements.

 

Any consumer application requiring high throughput and bandwidth, low latencies and accelerated speed will benefit from the Intel SSD 520. Software developers, architects, accountants, engineers, musicians, media creators and artists are just some of the professionals that will find that the Intel SSD 520's full package of features can make a dramatic impact on their productivity. With faster performance for graphic renderings, compiling, data transfers and system boot-ups, users can speed through multi-tasking or once-cumbersome application wait times with an Intel SSD 520 Series.

 

"We tapped Intel engineering to create a client SSD that delivers performance on all fronts with obsessively high reliability," said Rob Crooke, Intel vice president and general manager of the Intel Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group. "The Intel SSD 520 once again raises the industry bar on SSD performance, quality and reliability to dramatically improve user experience."

 

Unlike a traditional hard disk drive (HDD) with spinning disks and moveable parts, an SSD is based on silicon, NAND flash memory specifically, to create a lower power, more reliable and drastically faster storage solution that can keep up with today's most demanding applications, Internet streaming and intense multi-tasking. Based on its own industry-leading 25nm Intel compute-quality NAND flash memory and a 6gbps SATA III interface, the Intel SSD 520 uses an LSI SandForce Flash Storage Processor with an Intel co-defined and validated firmware release, to create an SSD that sets new industry performance benchmarks. The Intel SSD 520 delivers up to 80,000 maximum 4K random write Input-Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) and up to 50,000 4K random read IOPS to speed through every day operations. High sequential read performance of up to 550 megabytes-per-second (MB/s) and up to 520MB/s sequential writes also markedly accelerate and improve user productivity. This is backed by thousands of hours of Intel testing and validation, including more than 5,000 individual tests, as well as a 5-year limited warranty.

 

"We worked closely with Intel to leverage their deep understanding of the NAND flash, ultimately providing a unique and optimized solution for client computing applications with the LSI SandForce Flash Storage Processor," said Michael Raam, vice president and general manager of LSI's Flash Components Division, formed by LSI's acquisition of SandForce. "Working through Intel's extensive validation process ensures the Intel 520 SSD will raise the bar in delivering top-tier performance and superior quality and reliability over the life of the drive."

 

The Intel SSD 520 will mark the high end of its client SSD offerings and include these new features: a wide range of user capacities from 60GB to 480GB, Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256 bit encryption capabilities and stronger password protection for added security in the event of theft or power loss. According to PCMark Vantage benchmarking, users of the Intel SSD 520 may see significant productivity gains through an up to 78 percent boost in overall PC responsiveness, and gamers will see an up to 88 percent jump in performance to enhance their gaming experience.** IT professionals will not onlyprovide this additional performance and productivity to their customers/employees, but find that the Intel SSD 520 also delivers on reliability, improved security, smoother operations and lower total operational costs.

 

"Our game development workflow involves a combination of large batch process and aggressive interactive pre-visualization, all highly parallelized to the point that the storage performance becomes a major bottleneck," said John Carmack, founder and technical director of id* Software, a gaming software developer and creators of Doom and Quake. "For many of our workloads, Intel SSDs have doubled throughput, and in some cases involving mapping tens of gigabytes of image data, we have seen an honest order of magnitude performance improvement, which is a rare and wonderful thing."

 

With a broad range of capacity choices, the Intel SSD 520 Series is priced as follows, based on 1,000-unit quantities: 60GB for $149, 120GB at $229, 180GB at $369, 240GB at $509 and 480GB at $999. It comes with a 5-year limited warranty. To download the multimedia press kit go to http://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).

 

SSD_Rope_03.jpgLatest Consumer Solid-State Drive (SSD) from Intel
Any consumer application requiring high throughput and bandwidth, low latencies and accelerated speed will benefit from the new Intel SSD 520 Series. Software developers, architects, accountants, engineers, musicians, media creators and artists are just some of the professionals that will find that the Intel SSD 520’s full package of features can make a dramatic impact on their productivity.

 

 

 

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.

 

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**Based on Intel research and comparative testing of an Intel SSD 520 Series and 10K RPM 6Gbps HDD using PCMark Vantage Productivity and PCMark Vantage Gaming benchmarks.

This week, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ranked Intel first on its Green Power Partnership Rankings list, which showcases the annual green power purchases of leading organizations in the United States and across individual industry sectors. Previously, Intel was named the EPA Partner of the Year in 2008, 2009 and 2011, and received the EPA Green Power Leadership Award in 2010. Learn more about Intel’s environment initiatives.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 31, 2012 – Intel Corporation today announced that its board of directors has promoted Mooly Eden and Richard Taylor to the position of senior vice president.  The promotions recognize outstanding performance.

 

Eden, 60, is senior vice president and was recently named president and general manager of Intel Israel. In this role, Eden is responsible for Intel Israel’s operations and strategy, including the Israel Development Centers and Intel’s Fab 28 manufacturing facility. In his 30 years at Intel, Eden has held many management and technical positions in microprocessor design, including the Intel® Pentium® processor with MMX™ technology. He also was responsible for the development of Intel’s mobile PC microprocessors and chipsets, including Intel® Centrino® Processor Technology, which included a low-power processor and bundle of chips that offered WiFi. This product helped make WiFi a standard, integrated feature on laptops worldwide and is considered a key driver of the mobile revolution. Eden most recently led the PC Client Group, Intel’s largest product group.

 

Taylor, 57, is senior vice president and director, Human Resources. In this role, he oversees all human resources policies and programs for Intel worldwide. Taylor joined Intel’s European operations in 1986. He has held a number of geography-specific positions, including director of operations in Europe, and finance roles including corporate controller. Taylor has led Intel’s Human Resources organization since 1999.

 

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.

The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) will host Forecast 2012: Shaping the Future of Cloud Computing, on June 12 in New York City. The event, held in conjunction with the 10th Annual International Cloud Expo, will be open to Alliance members, partner organizations and companies interested in addressing the most pressing challenges associated with cloud computing. Tracks at Forecast 2012 will include security in the cloud, cloud standardization, and simplified cloud management, and panels will focus on the ODCA usage models,  including the latest publications from the Alliance. Intel is technical advisor to the Alliance. Get information on registration and sponsorship opportunities at Forecast 2012.

Save the Date

The Creators Project - San Francisco 2012

In its third year, The Creators Project – an ongoing global initiative by Intel and VICE dedicated to supporting artists in realizing their creative visions through technology – will kick off 2012 with its first-ever San Francisco event. With towering multimedia art installations, live music performances, film screenings, and interactive panels, the event will be held Mar. 17-18 at the historic Fort Mason in the world’s epicenter of technology and innovation. Installations will include Origin, a striking 40-foot by 40-foot audiovisual installation by United Visual Artists, as well as many other art installations, bands, films, and workshops produced by The Studio, The Creators Project’s content-creation studio. The full line-up and schedule will be released in the coming weeks.

Beating out nearly 80,000 entries from across the country, Diane Scher, a technology assistant at North Myrtle Beach Primary School, won the “Catch Me Being Curious” national sweepstakes and the prize of an all-expenses-paid family vacation to Yellowstone National Park. “Catch Me Being Curious” is a part of Curiosity in the Classroom, an interactive, science-based educational tool from Discovery Education and Intel Corporation that brings concepts from Discovery Channel’s “Curiosity” series to life. Learn more about Intel’s commitments to education.

Collaboration Will Provide Technological Infrastructure to Train Health Workers in Emerging Markets

 

   

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), are working together to advance the quality of care provided to women and newborns by strengthening the skills of midwives and other frontline healthcare workers using technology.
  • The program will use software and technical assistance provided by Intel and training content provided by UNFPA.
  • Initial collaboration will focus on 3-5 high-burden maternal death countries in 2012.

 

 

UNITED NATIONS, New York and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 30, 2012 – The high number of unnecessary deaths during pregnancy and childbirth is unacceptable for Intel Corporation and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.

 

In an effort to combat that statistic, Intel and the United Nations agency, also known as UNFPA, today announced a joint commitment to strengthen the skills of midwives and community health workers through technology and training materials from the two organizations. The new initiative will increase the capacity of health workers around the world through software and technical assistance provided by Intel and wider availability of higher-quality education through training and materials furnished by UNFPA. Boosting the skills and quality of services provided by frontline health workers isthe goal of this effort.

 

Intel will build on its commitment to the United Nations "Every Woman, Every Child" initiative to help train 1 million frontline healthcare workers by 2015 under the Intel 1Mx15 Health initiative. According to the United Nations, every year, about 360,000 women die in pregnancy or childbirth and up to 2 million babies die within the first 24 hours of life, largely because they don't have access to properly trained health workers.

 

As part of the initiative, the Intel skoool™ Healthcare Education Platform will provide open access multi-media content delivery in an anytime, anywhere capacity. The content delivery and assessment platform will further educate and train midwives and other frontline healthcare workers. Additionally, Intel will work with various governments to help increase the availability, affordability and usage of technology in order to enable healthy lives.

 

UNFPA, a UN agency dedicated to improving maternal health, will develop the content and training for health workers, together with relevant partners and professional organizations at country and international levels. UNFPA will also engage national stakeholders to ensure the sustainability and multiplier effect of the program.

 

"We are looking forward to working with UNFPA to improve training for healthcare workers through technology and education," said Mike Gann, director of global healthcare for the World Ahead Program at Intel. "By increasing the accessibility and affordability of ICT solutions, we would be able to equip the workforce with the correct tools to improve women and children's health."

 

Countries with high rates of maternal and newborn death will pilot the program. The collaboration will bring new forms of technology and training to the hardest hit areas of India, Bangladesh and Ghana.

 

"With this innovative collaboration, we are putting game-changing technology into the hands of the people who are saving the lives of women and newborns around the world," said Werner Haug the UNFPA technical division director. "UNFPA is inspired by Intel's commitment and we look forward to strengthening the work for safe motherhood."

 

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 UNFPA
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.
More information about UNFPA is available at www.unfpa.org.

 

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

 

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Intel has signed an agreement with RealNetworks to purchase approximately 190 patents and 170 patent applications worldwide, as well as next-generation video codec software, for $120 million. As part of the agreement, Intel will acquire RealNetworks’ foundational streaming media patents, expanding Intel’s diverse and extensive portfolio of intellectual property.  The acquisition also enhances our ability to continue to offer richer experiences and innovative solutions to end users across a wide spectrum of devices, including through Ultrabook devices, smartphones and digital media. RealNetworks will retain certain rights to continue using the patents in current and future products.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 25, 2012 – Intel Corporation's board of directors has declared a 21 cents per share (84 cents per share on an annual basis) quarterly dividend on the company's common stock. The dividend will be payable on March 1, 2012 to stockholders of record on Feb. 7, 2012.

 

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 Science Talent Search 2012 Finalists Poised to Address the World's Greatest Issues

 

   

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Forty future leaders were recognized as finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search 2012, a program of Society for Science & the Public.
  • The Intel Science Talent Search finalists represent the nation's most promising high school seniors with the greatest potential to solve pressing challenges in the world.
  • Finalists will gather in Washington, D.C. in March to compete for $630,000 in awards with the top winner receiving $100,000 from the Intel Foundation.

 

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 25, 2012 – Forty future leaders were recognized as finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search 2012, a program of Society for Science & the Public. From alternative energy solutions and landmine detection technology, to diabetic research and photodynamic cancer therapy, these 40 high school seniors are poised to be the next scientific leaders and to help solve some of the world's greatest challenges. For a list of this year's finalists, visit www.societyforscience.org/sts.

 

The Intel Science Talent Search is the country's oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition, which encourages students to tackle challenging scientific questions and develop the skills to solve the problems of today and tomorrow. Participants are judged on both their original scientific research and on their achievement and leadership, inside and outside the classroom. The 40 finalists will gather in Washington, D.C. from March 8-13 to compete for $630,000 in awards. The top winner will receive $100,000 from the Intel Foundation.

 

"The U.S. needs these talented innovators to go as far and as fast as they can, solving the world's most critical challenges, imagining – and creating -- a new and better future for us all," said Wendy Hawkins, executive director of the Intel Foundation. "Math and science are the language and tools of this innovation – that's why Intel is so proud to invest in these students, and to advance math and science education for all students."

 

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

 

"Tackling real-world challenges from cancer to Internet security to alternative energy solutions, this year's finalists are a true inspiration," said Society President Elizabeth Marincola. "We join with Intel in congratulating them on this tremendous honor, and commend the mentors, teachers, schools, parents and communities that have contributed to their success."

 

Intel Science Talent Search 2012 Fast Facts

  • The Intel Science Talent Search 2012 finalists hail from 16 states and represent 39 schools.
  • More than 47 percent of this year's finalists go to school in either New York or California.
  • The independent research projects of this year's finalists include topics such as photodynamic cancer therapy; breast cancer research; innovative water conservation solutions; fiber optic research related to Internet data security; alternative energy solutions; and landmine detection technology.            
  • "Bioengineering" is a new category added to this year's competition. Two finalists have research projects in this category.
  • Finalists will gather in Washington, D.C. for a week-long event from March 8-13. They will undergo a rigorous judging process and meet with national leaders. In past years this has included a visit with the President, interaction with preeminent scientists and display of their research at the National Geographic Society. Top winners will be announced at a black-tie gala awards ceremony at the National Building Museum on March 13.

 

Young innovators chosen to participate in the Science Talent Search over the past 70 years have gone on to receive some of the world's most prestigious honors. For example, Science Talent Search alumni have gone on to win seven Nobel Prizes, two Fields Medals, three National Medals of Science, 11 MacArthur Foundation Fellowships and even an Academy Award for Best Actress.

 

Intel has sponsored the Intel Science Talent Search and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for 14 and 15 years, respectively. Because Intel views education as the foundation for innovation, Intel and the Intel Foundation have invested more than $1 billion over the past decade, and Intel employees have donated close to 3 million hours toward improving education in more than 60 countries.

 

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

 

To learn more about Society for Science & the Public and historical information on the Intel Science Talent Search, visit www.societyforscience.org, follow Society for Science & the Public on Twitter at www.twitter.com/society4science, or visit Society for Science & the Public's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/societyforscience.

 

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 White House announced that President Barack Obama will visit the Intel Ocotillo campus in Chandler, Ariz. on Jan. 25 as part of a U.S. tour in the days following his State of the Union address. The President visited the Intel Oregon campus in 2011 and, during that visit, Intel announced a $5 billion investment to build Fab 42 in Chandler, Ariz. This visit presents an opportunity to showcase progress on the construction of Fab 42 and the investment in action. When complete, Intel’s Fab 42 will be the most advanced high-volume semiconductor manufacturing facility in the world. The President’s remarks will be streamed live on whitehouse.gov/live around 5 p.m. MT tomorrow.

F42-Obama-1347lr.jpgPresident Barack Obama delivering remarks at Intel’s Fab 42 construction site Jan. 25, 2012.

F42-Obama-3135lr.jpgIntel Fab 42 Construction Manager Preston McDaniel welcoming President Barack Obama to Intel’s Fab 42 construction site Jan. 25, 2012.

Fab 42 Artist Rendering.jpgArtist's rendering of the $5 billion new chip manufacturing facility and support buildings to be built at Intel's site in Chandler, Ariz. The new factory, designated Fab 42, will be the most advanced, high-volume semiconductor manufacturing facility in the world. Construction is underway and is expected to be completed in 2013.

Recognizing the top processor products of 2011, industry analyst firm The Linley Group today announced the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor (code-name Sandy Bridge) is winner of their first annual Analysts' Choice Award for Best PC Processor. In another nod to Intel, The Linley Group noted that the initial prototype for the "Analysts' Choice Award for Best Technology of 2011" - Micron's Hybrid Memory Cube - was developed in collaboration with Intel Labs researchers, who paired the cube with an extremely energy efficient, high-bandwidth memory interface. In addition, the January 23, 2012 Microprocessor Report highlights 2011 as "Intel's Innovative Year," and mentions other noteworthy technologies including: Intel Tri-gate transistors, Intel® AVX2 instruction set (for the upcoming Haswell processor), Thunderbolt™ Technology, with origins in Intel Labs and Near-Threshold Voltage (NTV) technology. For more information about these accolades and technologies visit https://blogs.intel.com/technology/2012/01/intels-innovative-year-sandy-bridge-wins-best-processor/.

Technology and Expertise from QLogic Augment Networking Portfolio with Best-in-Class High-Performance Computing Fabric Technology

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 23, 2012 – Intel Corporation today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with QLogic to acquire the product lines of and certain assets related to its InfiniBand business. A significant number of the employees associated with this business are expected to accept offers to join Intel.

 

This acquisition is designed to enhance Intel’s networking portfolio and provide scalable high- performance computing (HPC) fabric technology as well as support the company’s vision of innovating on fabric architectures to achieve ExaFLOP/s performance by 2018. An ExaFLOP/s is a quintillion computer operations per second, a hundred times more than today’s fastest supercomputers.

 

The deal is expected to close by the end of the current quarter pending customary closing conditions being met.

 

“At the International Supercomputing Conference 2011, Intel unveiled a bold vision to redefine HPC performance and break the Exascale barrier by 2018,” said Kirk Skaugen, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Data Center and Connected System Group. “The technology and expertise from QLogic provide important assets to provide the scalable system fabric needed to execute on this vision. Adding QLogic’s InfiniBand product line to our networking portfolio will bring increased options and exceptional value to our datacenter 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 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.

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