2017 CES: Intel Technology at the Heart of Week’s News

Audience members react to a virtual reality experience as Intel CEO Brian Krzanich speaks Wednesday.
Audience members react to a virtual reality experience as Intel CEO Brian Krzanich speaks Wednesday.
The 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show continues through the weekend in Las Vegas. But by Friday afternoon many of the biggest announcements and presentations have been made.

Intel technology was at the heart of much of this week’s news. And company leaders were busy.

They introduced another round of 7th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors. They announced plans for the world’s first 5G modem supporting both sub-6GHz bands and mmWave spectrum. They laid plans – with BMW and Mobileye – to test autonomous vehicles on the streets. They helped New Balance debut its new RunIQ smartwatch. They introduced the new Intel® Compute Card. And CEO Brian Krzanich stretched the bounds of virtual reality during the Intel news conference.

At its pavilion, Intel displayed many of the amazing experiences that the company’s technology enables to tens of thousands of visitors.

Here’s a quick wrapup of Intel resources from the show and media coverage of Intel’s announcements and news through the event’s first days.

OVERVIEW

Press Kit: A one-stop shop for all Intel content related to CES: Editorials; new releases; produced and B-roll videos; news conference and booth photos; fact sheets; and contact information.

Intel.com @ CES: In just three years, we expect more than 50 billion intelligent things connected to the cloud. Intel is uniquely positioned to power every segment of this smarter future – from creating new devices to enabling a 5G network – and CES is where we unveil the technologies that will make it all possible.


Intel CEO Brian Krzanich (from left), Mobileye co-founder Amnon Shashua and Klaus Fröhlich of BMW Group discuss a BMW prototype at the BMW Group news conference on Wednesday.
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich (from left), Mobileye co-founder Amnon Shashua and Klaus Fröhlich of BMW Group discuss a BMW prototype at the BMW Group news conference Wednesday.
AUTONOMOUS DRIVING

“Intel: We’ll Be Your Net-Connected, Self-Driving Car’s Brains” (CNET): The company that almost certainly made the chip in your PC wants to be the one that also makes the chip for your self-driving car.

“Intel Announces ‘Go’ for Cars, Aiming to Gain in Self-Driving” (Bloomberg): “Intel Go” will feature processors ranging from its smallest Atom chips all the way up to its most powerful Xeon product packaged with other components and software.

“BMW and Intel to Bring a Fleet of Self-Driving Cars to the Road by the End of 2017” (Wired): BMW, working in collaboration with Intel and Mobileye, an Israeli tech company that develops vision-based driver assistance systems, says it will put a fleet of 40 autonomous test vehicles on the roads by the second half of 2017.

Intel Newsroom: Automated Driving Press Kit

Intel.com: The Next Era of Driving is Here


SPORTS

“Brain-training sunglasses, hearables and more: Top new sports tech at CES 2017” (Sports Illustrated): Intel has grand plans for VR. By placing a large number of cameras around a sports arena, the company can re-create the world inside, and allow a fan to watch a game from any position, even if there is no camera at that point.

Intel iQ: Voke VR Immerses Fans in Live Sports

From Intel.com: Experience Sports Like Never Before


Intel's Rob Topol holds on his fingertips the tiny transceiver chip that is a key component of the new Intel 5G modem, the world’s first global 5G modem supporting both sub-6GHz and mmWave bands.
Rob Topol holds the transceiver chip that is a key component of the Intel 5G Modem, which supports both sub-6GHz bands and mmWave spectrum.
5G

“Intel At CES 2017: ‘It’s On’ In Automotive and 5G and We Still Love PCs” (Forbes): The modem reflects Intel’s vision that 5G will exist in both mmWave and sub-6GHz bands of spectrum, which is really a good thing because it means that the entire industry will move towards supporting 5GNR outside of just mmWave.

“Intel Grabs 5G Spotlight from Qualcomm; AT&T Expands 5G Trials” (Investor’s Business Daily): Intel aimed to one-up rival Qualcomm at CES, announcing a new 5G wireless modem that works at both superhigh radio frequencies and lower-band airwaves.

Intel Newsroom: 5G Press Kit

Intel iQ: 5G: The Communications Key to Autonomous Driving

Intel.com: End-to-End 5G, Powered by Intel


A visitor to the Intel Corporation booth tries out a Project Alloy headset on Thursday.
A visitor to the Intel booth tries out a Project Alloy headset on Thursday.
VIRTUAL REALITY/MERGED REALITY

“Intel’s Project Alloy Is What a VR System Should Be” (Gizmodo): This is one of the few truly innovative products at CES and one I’m extremely glad I had a chance to play around with.

“10 tech trends that will rule CES 2017” (Mashable): It’s no secret the industry is working desperately for a high-end VR experience that’s truly mobile — which is to say, doesn’t tether your head to a PC.  Intel has already announced such a device in Project Alloy, and it’ll have a big presence at CES.

“Intel’s push into VR” (CNBC): Intel CEO Brian Krzanich speaks with CNBC’s Jon Fortt at the Consumer Electronics Show about its new VR headset project and the transition away from the traditional PC business.

 “Intel’s Krzanich Outlines a ‘Merged Reality’ Where People Won’t Be Isolated” (Barrons): He emphasized “merged reality,” which lets you interact with a virtual world without eliminating your real surroundings. Krzanich talked about Intel’s Project Alloy headset, launched in August, which factors your environment into your experience. One problem with VR is that you’re tethered with wires. Project Alloy cuts those out.

“Intel demos untethered Project Alloy virtual reality multiplayer experience” (VentureBeat): Intel showed off what the next generation of virtual reality will look like today with Project Alloy, during the company’s press event at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week.

Intel Newsroom: Virtual Reality Press Kit

Intel iQ: VR’s Breakthrough Moment: What Will it Take?

Intel iQ: How Computer Vision is Transforming VR into Merged Reality

Intel.com: Making Virtual a Reality