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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).

 

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.

Intel’s newest TV commercials for Ultrabook

 

A unique online experience is letting visitors at intel.com/ultrabook direct their own video based on Intel’s newest TV commercials for Ultrabook. Launched today in the U.S. and widening to 50 countries across 26 languages through the end of April, the interactive experience is part of Intel’s biggest marketing campaign since 2003. Expanding the commercials and making them more personal, fun and sharable, the interactive feature asks individuals to make real-time decisions that seamlessly change the story and action scenes. There are over 6,900 unique options a user can experience when personalized through Facebook. For example, at certain points the consumer must choose the path of the hero who personifies the Ultrabook versus one that exemplifies the opposite -- Ultra Responsive vs. Not So Quick, Ultra Sleek vs. Not So Cool, Long Lasting vs. Totally Drained and so on. Via Facebook Connect, such features as the individual’s profile picture showing up here and there adds to the personalized fun.

This year, let Intel AppUpSM center help plan your spring break vacation by using HRS Hotel Portal, a hotel search service with access to more than 250,000 hotels worldwide. Once you reach your destination, plug into Public Radio On Location Win, a geo-active audio player that brings up rich stories, music and interviews based on your location. To learn about all the nearest attractions, tap into Local Recon and Arrivalguides To Go, and get your vacation started!

New Intel 900 SSD Family Expands SSD Product Line with PCIe Interface SSD for Accelerated Data Center Storage

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • PCIe-based 400GB and 800GB Intel SSD 910 Series provides extreme performance, endurance and reliability for rigorous data center demands.
  • Intel SSD 910 Series offers easy-to-install, seamless post-deployment server storage upgrade with no changes to existing server design.
  • Using Intel High Endurance Technology, Intel SSD 910 offers 10 full drive writes a day for 5 years for 30x endurance.*

 

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 12, 2012 – Intel Corporation introduced today the Intel® Solid-State Drive 910 Series (Intel® SSD 910 Series), a super high-performing SSD to address rigorous data center storage demands driven by cloud computing, virtualization and online transactions.

 

The Intel SSD 910 Series delivers accelerated storage performance, endurance and reliability critical to today's data center performance applications. It includes Intel High Endurance Technology and optimized multi-level cell (MLC) 25-nanometer NAND flash memory, that allows up to 10 full drive writes a day for 5 years, or a 30x endurance improvement* over its standard MLC-based flash products, for a cost-effective storage solution.

 

The Intel SSD 910 is PCIe-based and offers an easy-to-install, seamless post-deployment server storage upgrade that requires no changes to existing server design. It can be used in storage tiering and caching of hot files for high-performance processing and access to mission-critical data. One Intel 910 SSD can replace multiple 15K rpm hard disk drives (HDDs) to not only save on space and power consumption, but also improve sequential performance and storage scalability and reduce latencies. It is built using an Intel controller and Intel SSD management firmware. The firmware is optimized for less wear and includes NAND error reduction and system error management.

 

"The Intel SSD 910 Series is a complete solution that delivers on all fronts: highperformance, endurance and reliability, making it ideal for replacing I/O-intensive HDDs," said Roger Peene, director of data center SSD marketing for the Intel Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group. "As a leader in SSD technology, data center IT professionals can have confidence in a tier-one, easy-to-install SSD solution backed by Intel quality, reliability and technical support."

 

"Supermicro works closely with leading technology companies so we can offer our customers Data Center Optimized (DCO) server solutions with the highest performance and highest efficiency," said Tau Leng, general manager of High Performance Computing at Super Micro Computer Inc. "With the Intel SSD 910, server systems can achieve higher levels of CPU utilization to take advantage of increased processing power from advanced products like the Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 Series. This is yet another example of working with Intel to test and qualify products, so we can lower our customers' total cost of ownership and reduce their time-to-market."

 

The Intel SSD 910 Series expands Intel's offerings for data center applications with its first entry in the 900 family of its highest-performing, PCIe-based SSDs. The Intel SSD 900 Family joins Intel's other high-volume SSD solutions for the data center including the Intel 700 SSD Family of SATA-based SSDs with High Endurance Technology and the Intel SSD 300 Family of SATA SSDs for a broad range of server and storage applications.

 

Performance measures of the Intel SSD 910 Series 800GB drive include 2 gigabytes-per-second (GB/s) sustained sequential reads and 1GB/s sequential writes; up to 180,000 4K random read Input-Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) and 75,000 4K random write IOPS. It comes in 400GB and 800GB capacities. Samples are now available for data center customers to begin quality and validation cycles. General production availability is scheduled for mid-2012.

 

Pricing for the Intel SSD 910 Series is $1,929 for the 400GB capacity and $3,859 for 800GB. It comes with a 5-year limited warranty. See full warranty details at: www.intel.com/support/ssdc/hpssd/sb/CS-029645.htm.

 

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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Intel® SSD 910 Series For Extreme Data Center Storage Performance - Intel Corporation introduced today the Intel® Solid-State Drive 910 Series (Intel® SSD 910 Series), a super high-performing SSD to address rigorous data center storage demands driven by cloud computing, virtualization and online transactions. The Intel SSD 910 Series delivers accelerated storage performance, endurance and reliability critical to today’s data center performance applications.

 

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.

 

*Based on 8K random writes and comparing Intel HET SSD solutions to SSD solutions based on standard Intel MLC NAND flash memory.

This morning Pandora announced the "Inside the Music" program, presented by Intel. The program highlights Intel-Inspired Ultrabook™  systems and goes behind-the-scenes of the Pandora Music Genome Project, giving listeners interactive, in-depth views of the music they love. The "Inside the Music" program will explore six musical genres and the unique characteristics of each genre to create a memorable music experience for consumers. Additionally, for the first time ever, the program will enable listeners to launch new Pandora stations based on a specific track feature such as guitar effects, backbeat and vocal harmony.

Intel, Chinese ISV Feitian and RenRen (China’s top social media networking site) announced today that in the future Ultrabook users will benefit from the security enhancements provided by Intel Identity Protection Technology. See the full press release for details, and view the IDF press kit for more information on this and other announcements from the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing, China.

Small business owners should be free to focus on their businesses and not left worrying about the virus protection, security and software updates for their PCs. That’s why today, at IDF Beijing, Intel announced the availability of Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA) for laptop and desktop PCs based on the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor family. Designed with the small business owner in mind, Intel SBA automatically enables PCs to run at a higher performance, be more secure, and back up data. For additional details on other news from IDF Beijing, read the press release.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 11, 2012 – Intel Corporation today announced the 19 companies to receive the 2011 Intel Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award that recognizes commitment to quality and performance excellence. These companies distinguish themselves from the thousands of suppliers that work with Intel by exceeding high expectations and tough performance goals while demonstrating industry-leading commitment to quality.    

 

In addition to the PQS award, Intel recognized two suppliers with the Achievement Award for their extraordinary accomplishments in the areas of velocity, customer orientation and reduced cycle time. The 2011 PQS and Achievement winners will be honored at a ceremony tonight in Santa Clara, Calif.

 

"This year's Intel Preferred Quality Supplier award winners have truly distinguished themselves by driving and executing to world-class supply chain performance in execution, innovation and quality," said Jaclyn A. Sturm, vice president, Technology and Manufacturing Group and general manager of Global Sourcing and Procurement. "2011 was a year that tested all aspects of the supply chain from core challenges of business continuity and affordability to the need for continuous innovation, velocity improvements and growing expectations of sustainability. These winners distinguished themselves not only in their ability to overcome, but their ability to excel in the midst of these challenges."

 

"Intel's 2011 Preferred Quality Suppliers have excelled across an extremely demanding set of expectations, and have distinguished themselves as industry leaders in technology innovation, supply chain excellence, and corporate responsibility," added Robert Bruck, corporate vice president and general manager of Technology Manufacturing Engineering. "These suppliers have made a substantial contribution to Intel's success through their commitment to quality in support of Intel's industry-leading silicon, packaging and test technologies."

 

The PQS award is part of Intel's Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) program that encourages suppliers to innovate and continually improve. To qualify for PQS status, suppliers must score at least 80 percent on a report card that assesses performance and ability to meet cost, quality, availability, delivery, technology and environmental, social and governance goals. Suppliers must also achieve 80 percent or greater on a challenging improvement plan and demonstrate solid quality and business systems. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at www.intel.com/go/quality.

 

The PQS winners provide Intel with the following products or services:

 

  • Advantest Corporation supplies testers, test handlers, and test interface products.
  • Applied Materials, Inc. supplies semiconductor manufacturing equipment, software and support services.
  • ASML supplies semiconductor lithography equipment.
  • Cabot Microelectronic Corporation supplies chemical mechanical polishing slurries.
  • Daewon Semiconductor Packaging Industrial Co., Ltd. supplies plastic injected molded trays.
  • DISCO Corporation supplies cutting, grinding, and polishing equipment and services.
  • DuPont AirProducts NanoMaterials L.L.C. supplies chemical mechanical planarization slurries.
  • Ebara Corporation supplies electroplaters, chemical mechanical polishers and pumps and abatement systems.
  • FUJIFILM Electronic Materials supplies formulated chemicals, developers, precursors, slurries and advanced photoresists.
  • KLA-Tencor Corporation supplies inspection and metrology capital equipment and services.
  • Marvell Semiconductor supplies application-specific integrated circuit semiconductor products and engineering resources.
  • Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc. supplies chemicals for semiconductor device manufacturing.
  • Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. supplies multi-layer ceramic capacitors.
  • Rofin-Baasel supplies laser mark equipment.
  • Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd. supplies flip chip substrates.
  • Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd. supplies semiconductor assembly and test services.
  • STATS ChipPAC Ltd. supplies full turnkey packaging and test services.
  • TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD. supplies ceramic capacitors, inductors, and filters.
  • Tosoh Quartz Inc. supplies quartzware for semiconductor wafer processing equipment.

 

The Achievement winners are the following:

 

  • Nikon Corporation awarded for velocity.
  • Powertech Technology Inc. awarded for customer orientation & cycle time reduction.

 

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.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 11, 2012 – Intel Corporation today announced the nine winners of the company's most prestigious award for suppliers, the Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) award. This honor, which recognizes outstanding commitment to quality and performance excellence, distinguishes these suppliers as world-class within Intel's greater supply chain.

 

Providing products and services deemed essential to Intel's business success, the 2011 winners will be honored at a ceremony tonight in Santa Clara, Calif. "Intel's SCQI award winners are role models for the continuous quality improvement cycle needed to deliver leading-edge products and services at sustained levels of excellence," said William Holt, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Technology and Manufacturing Group. "We are pleased to recognize their exceptional accomplishments."

 

"Our suppliers play a crucial role in our ability to deliver return to our investors and to delight our customers," said Brian Krzanich, senior vice president and chief operating officer. "This year's nine SCQI winners have distinguished themselves by demonstrating continuous improvement in innovation, affordability, agility, customer responsiveness, and environmental sustainability goals. Their results are world class."

 

The SCQI award is part of Intel's SCQI program, which encourages Intel's key suppliers to strive for excellence and continuous improvement. To qualify for SCQI status, suppliers must score at least 95 percent on a report card that assesses performance and ability to meet cost, quality, availability, delivery, technology and environmental, social and governance goals. Suppliers must also achieve 90 percent or greater on a challenging improvement plan and demonstrate solid quality and business systems. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at www.intel.com/go/quality.

 

The SCQI winners provide Intel with the following products or services:

 

  • Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation supplies etch and metrology equipment.
  • Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. supplies diffusion furnaces.
  • JSR Corporation supplies advanced photoresists, packaging materials and chemical mechanical planarization consumables.
  • JX Nippon Mining & Metals supplies sputtering targets for physical vapor deposition process.
  • Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd. supplies soldering material.
  • SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES CO., LTD. supplies plastic laminated package and heat spreaders.
  • Siltronic supplies polished and epitaxial silicon wafers.
  • SUMCO Corporation supplies 200mm and 300mm polished epitaxial silicon wafers.
  • Tokyo Electron Limited supplies coater-developers, dry etch, wet etch and test systems.

 

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INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, Beijing, April 11, 2012 – Intel Corporation announced today a joint agreement with the Beijing Municipal Government and Institute of Automation of Chinese Academy of Sciences to establish "China Intel Internet of Things" (IoT) Joint Labs to collaborate on IoT-related core technology research, development and business model innovation. The three organizations will invest 200 million RMB (US$31.7 million) over the next 5 years.

 

IoT is a global technology evolution through which data from billions of devices are seamlessly connected, intelligently managed and securely interacting over a network. This enables people, devices and systems to turn data into useful information and valued services.

 

The foundation of the joint research will address the core technologies associated with IoT including sensing, networking and processing, among others that will help address computing, storage and communication challenges of massive-scale systems derived from the large amounts of data gathered.

 

Tan Tieniu, director of National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition Institute of Automation of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Jesse Fang, vice president of Intel Labs and managing director of Intel Labs China, were named co-presidents of the China Intel IoT Joint Labs.

 

"The China Intel IoT joint labs is the largest of its kind that Intel has participated in research collaboration in China, and it is unique in that Intel not only contributed funding but also employees as dedicated senior research leaders," said Fang. "New applications from personalized energy management to smart traffic control to smart cities will be made possible by the research conducted at these labs."

 

Intel Developer Forum
IDF spans the world of mobility, digital enterprise, digital home, and technology and research. Held at the China National Convention Center on April 11-12, the event is geared toward the Chinese market in support of local innovation and Intel's industry leadership in the region. Next up on the IDF schedule is a 1-day conference in Brazil on May 15 and a 3-day event in San Francisco, Sept. 11-13 at Moscone Center West. Further information is available at www.intel.com/idf.

 

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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