Intel, Department of Science and Technology partner for Digital India innovation

IndiaNEW DELHI: Chip giant Intel has partnered the Department of Science and Technology (DS&T) to develop solutions for driving the technology adoption in the country.  It has also roped in IIM Ahmedabad’s Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) as the execution partner for the programme.  “The ‘Innovate for Digital India Challenge’ focusses on creating products to make technology simpler and increasing adoption in India. It will be open to entrepreneurs, in ..

Spreadtrum, Rockchips team up with Intel to take on MediaTek

China.gifAfter lagging behind its rivals in chip development for mobile devices, US chipmaker Intel has been gearing up to assign more resources to enter the low- to mid-range mobile communications chip turf by joining forces with Chinese counterparts, Guangzhou’s 21st Century Business Herald reports. In turn, a move by Intel to cooperate with Spreadtrum Communications and Fuzhou Rockchips Electronics is expected to help the two Chinese integrated circuit designers take on competition from Taiwan-based counterpart MediaTek in the mobile communications chip market.

Micron raises NAND flash quotes

TaiwanMicron Technology has raised its prices for NAND flash memory amid short supply from SanDisk, according to industry sources. Micron ships NAND flash chips mainly to Intel and Seagate based on long-term, fixed-price contracts, said the sources. While having the majority of its production capacity reserved for orders placed by the two biggest clients, Micron has told its other clients that prices for NAND flash chips have been adjusted upward on tight capacity, the sources noted.

Intel acquisition of Altera not expected to hurt TSMC: analysts

TaiwanTaiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world’s largest contract chip maker, will likely not be affected by Intel’s rumored acquisition of chipmaking partner Altera, industry analysts said Sunday. Analysts familiar with Taiwan’s semiconductor sector said that because Altera has already shifted most of its orders to Intel from TSMC, the deal would not affect the bellwether Taiwanese company significantly.

Cadence and Intel collaborate to release 14nm library characterization reference flow, from TW

TaiwanCadence Design Systems and Intel have delivered a 14nm library characterization reference flow for customers of Intel Custom Foundry, continuing their collaboration on enabling digital and custom/analog flows for the Intel 14nm platform, according to the companies. The library characterization reference flow is centered on the Cadence Virtuoso Liberate Characterization solution and Spectre Circuit Simulator and enables accurate 14nm logic libraries.

SKT, Intel unveil world’s first network boost technology at MWC

KoreaSK Telecom said Monday that alongside Intel it has showcased a mobile network technology that dramatically enhances data transmission capacity at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. “Together with global network companies such as Intel and Kumu, we have reached an important milestone in commercializing a fifth-generation (5G) mobile network,” said SK Telecom Chief Technology Officer Choi Jin-sung. “We plan to further cooperate in establishing a 5G network system and demonstrating related services for the first time in the world.”

Intel reportedly to delay launch of 14nm Skylake desktop CPUs, from TW

TaiwanIntel reportedly has informed its motherboard partners that it will delay the release of its 14nm Skylake desktop CPUs and corresponding 100-series chipsets to the end of August, compared to its original schedule set for the second quarter of 2015, according to sources in Taiwan’s motherboard industry.

Intel bets on women-owned startups in India

IndiaNEW DELHI: Semiconductor giant Intel is looking at investing in women owned startups in India as a part of global program to increase diversity in the technology business. “We are also looking at investing in women owned startups, which is something we haven’t done before. We will be doing this worldwide,” Intel President Renee James, told ET in an exclusive interview in New Delhi last week.

Intel cooperates with Spreadtrum, Rockchip to tap China mobile chip solution market

ChinaIntel has closely cooperated with China-based IC design houses Spreadtrum Communications and Rockchip Electronics to promote its platforms in the China market in order to compete with Qualcomm and MediaTek for smartphone- and tablet-use chip solutions, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers. Intel is set to ship 44 million tablet processors in 2015 and the volume is estimated to account for one-third of non-Apple tablet shipments.

New Wintel hard to drive PC replacement, say Taiwan makers

Although Windows 10 and Intel’s 14nm-based Skylake CPUs are both expected to launch in the third quarter, sources from the upstream supply chain are conservative about the new Wintel combination’s ability to stimulate the replacement of PCs and expect their shipments for notebooks in 2015 to remain at around the same level as in 2014 with the only exception being Apple’s Mac series products.

Intel to invest US$1.6bil in China factory

BEIJING: Intel Corp will invest US$1.6bil (RM5.51bil) to upgrade its factory in the city of Chengdu in western China, the latest sign of how the chipmaker is deepening ties in a market that is proving increasingly troublesome for some US technology peers.  As part of the upgrade, Intel said in a statement it would bring its most advanced chip-testing technology to China. In exchange it will receive local and regional government support for construction.

Digital India: Intel launches ‘Digital Skills for India’ initiative

Intel has today launched a new initiative called ‘Digital Skills for India’ that aims to empower people with locally relevant digital tools and services. Under the initiative, Intel has introduced Digital Skills Training Application that is comprised of modules on Digital Literacy, Financial Inclusion, Healthcare and Cleanliness in five Indian languages. The application will also be available on mobile platform (Google Play store) from December 6. Intel has also come up with an offline training module that will available in seven Indian languages.

Intel Labs, ITRI unveil new low-energy DRAM memory

TAIPEI–U.S.-based Intel Corp.’s research arm announced that it has created a new low-energy prototype memory array alongside Taiwan’s state-funded Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) that could boost device battery life. The prototype dynamic random access memory (DRAM) array can achieve four times lower latency at 25 times less energy than the standard double data rate synchronous (DDR) DRAM devices that are generally used in computers, according to Intel Labs.

Asustek said to be adopting Qualcomm solution for new ZenFone; looking for price cut from Intel

In addition to CPUs from Intel, Asustek Computer is said to be planning to develop second-generation ZenFone smartphones using Qualcomm’s solutions for 2015, according to sources from smartphone component makers, which added that Asustek is possibility looking to push Intel to cut prices on its third-generation platform. Asustek declined to comment about the news, while Intel pointed out that it will continue to provide subsidies to partners to help them cut costs.

Intel IoT Asia Mark the Arrival of IoT Era

As the trend of Internet of Things (IoT) is exploding and the market is rapidly evolving, Intel has been aggressive driving this industry transformation and working with partners to grasp huge business opportunities. At the “Intel IoT Asia” Conference held in Taipei recently, Intel teamed up with leading partners, including Chunghwa Telecom, Tatung, and Advantech, to unveil the latest development trends and solutions for IoT.

Industry experts gathers at Intel IoT Asia to unveil the latest market trends

The arrival of IoT (Internet of Things) era will bring unprecedented opportunities across industries and create new business models, which may have profound impact on global economics. Eyeing on the huge potentials of the emerging trend, Intel is making efforts to work with the eco-system in delivering comprehensive IoT solutions focusing to provide services that speak value for customers. At the “Intel IoT Asia” event held in Taipei recently, Intel invited important partners and Intel executives to introduce and demonstrate the latest development trends and various solutions for IoT.

Intel signs MoU with NIELIT to support digital literacy program in India

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Re-iterating its commitment towards building a digital India, Intel India today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) to enhance e-governance, education, innovation and to drive inclusive growth in the country. The MoU was announced at the National Level NIELIT Workshop – 2014 in New Delhi on supporting ‘Digital India’ by skilling, scaling and speeding operations through public-private partnerships. The event was inaugurated by the minister for Communications & Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Intel investing US$1.5 billion in two Chinese chip firms

Intel is investing 9 billion yuan (US$1.5 billion) in two Chinese chip companies with an eye to boosting its presence in the country’s booming mobile phone market. The two fabless semiconductor companies develop mobile chipset platforms for smartphones, feature phones and other consumer electronics products, which support 2G, 3G and 4G wireless communications standards, Intel said Friday.

Intel investments in Tsinghua may benefit China over processor development

Intel has signed a contract with China-based Tsinghua Unigroup and will invest CNY9 billion (US$1.5 billion) in the company. Sources from PC players believe China is looking to acquire some of Intel’s technologies through the cooperation and will use these technologies to improve its China-designed processors, while Intel is looking to expand its presence in the China market. Digitimes Research previously estimated that if Spreadtrum enters the x86 ecosystem, the vendor may outsource its chip manufacturing to Intel.

Intel partners with China’s Spreadtrum to make new chips in $1.5 billion deal

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) confirmed today that it’s paying RMB 9 billion (US$1.47 billion) to take a 20 percent stake in Chinese chip-maker Spreadtrum (NASDAQ:SPRD). Spreadtrum is part of Beijing-based Tsinghua Unigroup. That’s the state-owned spin-off of the renowned Tsinghua University, which owns the CPU maker as well as RDA Microelectronics. “The purpose of the agreements is to expand the product offerings and adoption for Intel-based mobile devices in China,” says today’s announcement by the company.