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Intel Foundation Bestows $100,000 for Entrepreneurial Research

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Team Forward from China won the 2011 Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley, receiving a $50,000 award from the Intel Foundation.
  • Forward invented a photo-editing platform that simplifies every aspect of image processing and design for Chinese consumers.
  • Other top-placing teams were Maxygen-mobile DNA of Russia, which developed an inexpensive and portable DNA test solution, and NanoDiagX of Egypt, which developed a cheaper and more effective test for detecting viruses, such as Hepatitis C.

 

 

BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 11, 2011 – Forward, a team of student entrepreneurs from China, has won the 7th annual Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley (formerly the Intel+UC Berkeley Technology Entrepreneurship Challenge), for creating Gaitu, a one-stop image processing platform that matches Chinese consumers with designers who add special effects, provide image-sharing services and turn edited photos into art or merchandise.

 

The Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley is a global business plan competition that encourages student entrepreneurs and rewards innovative ideas that have the potential to have a positive impact on society. The Intel Foundation will award a total of $100,000 in cash prizes, $50,000 of which went to Forward.

 

Second place and $20,000 was awarded to Maxygen-mobile DNA of Russia for inventing a low-cost, portable DNA test solution that can be used at the point of care to quickly identify thousands of infectious diseases, genetic predispositions and hereditary conditions. The $10,000 third-place prize went to NanoDiagX of Egypt, which used gold nanoparticles to develop a virus test that can detect Hepatitis C in less than an hour, and at one-tenth the cost of current commercial tests.

 

"Intel has a strong commitment to fostering student innovation around the globe," said Shelly Esque, president of the Intel Foundation and vice president in Intel's Legal and Corporate Affairs group. "Through our education programs, we've seen firsthand how empowering entrepreneurs positively impacts individuals, communities and economies. The Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley helps students develop lifelong innovation skills to identify problems and develop solutions they will use throughout their careers."

 

The competition, held at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, drew 28 teams from more than 20 countries. Founded in 2005, the Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley is a joint project of Intel and the UC Berkeley Lester Center for Entrepreneurship. The project is designed to motivate young entrepreneurs to develop innovative technologies that solve real world challenges, build viable business models and move that technology out of university labs and into the market.

 

This year, the finalist teams presented business plans that reflect groundbreaking work in such fields as healthcare, technology, energy conservation and disaster management. These plans included ultraviolet radiation detection, a coconut-based packaging alternative, and an advanced fire protection and detection system. Representatives of more than 12 leading venture capital firms from the San Francisco Bay Area served as judges and provided valuable feedback to the teams.

 

In addition, three special awards, worth $5,000 each, were presented to Intel Global Challenge teams earlier this week. The Social Innovation Award went to NextDrop of Berkeley, Calif., for its water management solution that helps people in emerging markets better predict water availability in communities. aQuainnova of Thailand won the Emerging Impact Award for the team's Genovex business tool, which can provide early detection of viral diseases in shrimp. The Young Innovator Award was given to the entrepreneurs from team BUCKY'o'Zun of Denmark for their inexpensive chemical compound that when added to sun lotions, anti-aging creams, paints, among other products, provides 99.99 percent protection against all forms of UV radiation.

 

Intel has also launched a People's Choice Awards Contest for the public to vote for its favorite competing team of young entrepreneurs. The winning People's Choice Awards team will receive a $5,000 prize. Visit www.inspiredbyeducation.com/vote to learn more and vote.

 

Over the past decade alone, Intel has invested more than $1 billion, and its 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, join the Facebook group at http://intel.ly/intel-edu and follow Twitter updates at http://twitter.com/intel_education. To join Intel's community of people sharing their stories with the hope of becoming a catalyst for action and a voice for change in global education, visit www.inspiredbyeducation.com.

 

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Answer: To take over our planet and have Earth for dinner! Don’t let this happen by defending the world from these “angry birds” (yes, chickens are birds) by playing Chicken Invaders 4 available through the Intel AppUpSM center. Does thinking about Thanksgiving give you a craving for other apps that involve eating, gaming and fighting? Then shoot cannon balls at fridges and microwaves with Max Damage or abduct cows and collect stars with Alien Thief.

Intel and Toyota today announced the companies are working together to define next-generation in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems that will enable new usage models for mobile device connectivity in the car. Through this collaboration, the companies will focus research on developing user interaction methodologies including touch, gesture and voice technologies as well as information management for the driver. Intel will also work to optimize these features and services using the performance of the Intel® Atom™ processor family.

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel and Toyota engage in leading-edge research to enable new usage models for mobile device connectivity in the car.
  • Joint research to focus on developing user interaction methodologies including touch, gesture and voice technologies as well as information management for the driver.
  • The connected car is the third-fastest growing technological device, following smartphones and tablets.

 

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 9, 2011 – Intel Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation today announced that the companies are working together to define next-generation in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems that will enable new usage models for mobile device connectivity in the car.

 

According to Mobile Future, the connected car is the third-fastest growing technological device, following smartphones and tablets. With the car becoming an extension of today’s digital lifestyle, Intel and Toyota are working together to adapt features that drivers and passengers use in the latest consumer electronic devices to an automotive environment.

 

“Intel has been conducting research related to the connected car for years, and with the support of Toyota will extend that research to advanced services that will benefit the driver and passengers in many ways,” said Staci Palmer, general manager of Intel’s Automotive Solutions Division. “Through this joint effort, we hope to improve the driving experience by enabling a seamless connection between mobile devices and the vehicle so when brought together they naturally adapt and work in harmony.”

 

As technology converges with the car, silicon solutions serving the infotainment and telematics market are expected to rise from $5.6 billion in 2010 to $8.7 billion in 2018.1 Intel and Toyota aim to integrate advanced technologies in the vehicle in a more intuitive manner that reduces driver distraction. To accomplish this, the companies will focus research on developing a user interaction methodology including touch, gesture and voice technologies as well as information management for the driver. Intel will also work to optimize these features and services using the performance of the Intel® Atom™ processor family.

 

“Toyota aims to lead the future mobile world through integration of vehicle, home and information communication technologies as announced in the ‘Toyota Global Vision’ earlier this year,” said Kenichi Murata, project general manager, Electronics Development Div. 1, Toyota Motor Corporation. “Toyota, along with Intel, will use information technologies to drive innovations into the vehicle to make the vision a reality.”

 

The companies will also explore emerging connectivity technologies and effective ways to integrate vehicles with the home to provide a seamless connection across all areas of people’s lives.

 

For more information, visit the Intel Intelligent Systems 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.

 

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1 Strategy Analytics, October 2011

Program Supports White House ‘Joining Forces’ Initiative

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Pilot program based in Alexandria, Va. teaches veterans resume building, job search and interview techniques.
  • Training program address an immediate need as troops return from Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Program leverages existing Intel Computer Clubhouse Network.

 

 

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Nov. 9, 2011 – In support of the White House ‘Joining Forces’ initiative, Intel Corporation announced a partnership to launch the Intel Veteran’s Employment Training program, or Intel VET, a new program designed to provide veterans with training and mentoring services as they transition from a military career to employment in the private sector.

 

This program is the result of an innovative community and industry collaboration to serve Washington, D.C. area veterans. Intel VET launches at 1:30 p.m. ET Nov. 9 at Gum Springs Community Center in Alexandria. Invited dignitaries include Rep. James Moran (D-VA) and Rodney Lewis, White House Fellow, Office of the First Lady.

 

“According to goals set by President Barack Obama, 39,000 men and women will return to the United States from Iraq and Afghanistan by the end of 2011,” said Ardine Williams, vice president and director of Human Resource Enterprise Services for Intel. “This creates a bold opportunity for industry to help veterans with the transition from a military career to employment in the private sector. We consider veterans highly attractive candidates and a good fit for Intel culture.”

 

Intel VET provides support to veterans by offering services such as behavioral interview training, mock interviews, mentor matching, one-on-one coaching and computer skills training. Resume decoding and translation training will be also be provided, helping veterans translate military occupation specialties and career experience into key corporate language.

 

Intel is leveraging its existing Intel Computer Clubhouse Network (ICCN) to provide technology training and coaching for veterans and their partners looking for employment. ICCN is a community-based after-school technology learning program that allows youth to use professional hardware and software to create computer-based projects. The ICCN resources will be expanded to open up computer and technology training to veterans.

 

For more information, visit http://www.intel.com/jobs/careers/veterans.

 

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Rep. James Moran (D-VA) and Rodney Lewis, White House Fellow, Office of the First Lady, join Intel VP Ardine Williams for the launch of the Intel Veteran Employment Training program.

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Intel VP Ardine Williams, Rep. James Moran (D-VA) and Rodney Lewis, White House Fellow, Office of the First Lady, listen as a veteran speaks about the need for employment assistance for the student veteran community.

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Rep. James Moran (D-VA), Rodney Lewis, White House Fellow, Office of the First Lady, Jyll Turner, manager of the Intel Computer Club House at Gum Springs and Jennifer Connor, George Mason Student Veteran program manager talk about the launch of Intel VET in the Intel Computer Club House at Gum Springs in Alexandria, VA.

 

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.

Today, Intel released Intel® Cluster Studio XE tool suite to support the relentless pursuit of compute capacity of HPC cluster systems. The first software development suite of its kind, Intel Cluster Studio XE unites industry leading cluster and analysis tools to efficiently scale application performance on today’s and tomorrow’s systems. New capabilities include MPI (Message Passing Interface)-enabled thread profiling and correctness checking; and an MPI library that scales beyond 90,000 processes and is up to 6.5 times the performance of alternative MPI libraries in latency tests.

Tune in for MashUp Radio this Friday, Nov. 11 from 12:00-12:30 p.m. PT to hear insight on the Gamification phenomenon. Intel’s Peter Biddle and Scott Steinberg, CEO of Tech Savvy Digital and regular contributor to Rolling Stone, CNN, USA Today and more, will discuss the rise in the use of “Gamification” to engage audiences.  Learn what Gamification truly is and why this controversial technique has received backlash from game industry professionals, business consultants and other professionals.

Today Intel introduced new web service security and secure cloud single-sign on (SSO) capabilities core to enabling the Cloud Service Brokerage usage model in the 2011 Gartner Cloud Security Hype Cycle. Central to this emerging model is the ability to mediate and authenticate application services and user interactions from the enterprise to the cloud, or cloud to cloud. The Intel Cloud Access 360 product now includes an SSO portal providing a single access point for users to launch cloud applications. Intel Services Gateway delivers new cloud API management and high-assurance security certifications. These capabilities are included within the McAfee Cloud Security Platform update announced today.

At an event today in New York, the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) announced the results of a survey showing that members of the Alliance plan to triple cloud deployments in the next two years – an adoption rate that is five times faster than recent forecasts from IDC. The Alliance also announced that HP and CA Technologies have joined the organization which now boasts more than 300 members, and provided new details on collaborations with the Cloud Security Alliance (CA) and Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF). Intel serves as the technical advisor to the ODCA. View a webcast of the announcement event.

On January 10th at 4:30 p.m., Intel CEO Paul Otellini will deliver a keynote address at CES 2012. "Intel is at the forefront of the mobile revolution, powering computing, communications and entertainment platforms that are bringing amazing new experiences to consumers around the world," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association. "We are thrilled to welcome Paul Otellini back to the CES keynote stage to share his strategic vision for Intel and the future of consumer technology."

New Intel® Solid-State Drive Toolbox 3.0

New Intel® Solid-State Drive Toolbox 3.0

It’s easier than ever to use an Intel solid-state drive (SSD) with the new Intel® SSD Toolbox 3.0. SSDs make your computer super fast, and the free Intel SSD Toolbox makes it easier to optimize and keep that drive in out-of-box condition. New features include an even easier graphical user interface, integrated help, a system information button to help troubleshooting and the ability to update firmware under Microsoft Windows* instead of DOS. Now in 11 languages, Intel SSD owners can upload for free at www.intel.com/go/ssdtoolbox. Get the Intel SSD toolbox 3.0 fact sheet and download multi-language screenshots. Learn more by visiting the Intel SSD multimedia press kit.

Intel was selected by Computerworld as a Top-Green-IT Vendor for 2011. Computerworld identified 12 organizations that are reducing energy consumption in IT equipment and using technology to conserve energy and lower carbon emissions. One of Intel’s most impactful sustainability initiatives to-date is our data center refresh program, summarized in this 2011 Earth day video. To learn more, check out Intel IT’s Strategy for Sustainability paper.

Six new Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) TV adapters give people even more choice when wirelessly streaming content in 1080p Full HD and 5.1 surround sound from their PC right to their TV.  New adapters from NETGEAR, D-Link, Belkin, I-O Data, Buffalo, and Cameo are now available worldwide for people taking advantage of the Intel WiDi feature on their 2nd generation Core-based laptops.  Go here for more information about Intel Wireless Display and new Intel WiDi TV Adapters.

Intel Corporation and CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, have extended their agreement to collaborate on the CERN openlab project through 2014. Intel has been a major contributor to the CERN openlab since its conception in 2003. This year also marks the 10th anniversary of Intel working with CERN. Intel participates in joint research as well as providing CERN access to cutting edge hardware and software technology. Upcoming areas of research in the CERN openlab IV agreement will include cloud computing, security, exascale computing and data center efficiency.

Tune in for MashUp Radio this Friday, Oct. 28 from 12:00-12:30 p.m. PT to hear insight on the Bring Your Own Device boom. Intel’s Peter Biddle and Ahmed Datoo, CMO of mobile device management solution provider Zenprise, will discuss mobile device management, the consumerization of IT at work, and what developers can do to create applications that are optimized for mobile device management.

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