Can the £20 smartphone upset Google and Samsung?

Intel and Mozilla have collaborated on a cut-price smartphone which will go on sale in India for just 1,999 rupees (£19.90) in a bid to grab a slice of the country’s rapidly expanding market. The Intex Cloud FX uses Mozilla’s Firefox operating system and is powered by a 1GHz processor and memory which can be expanded to a 4GB limit. Users will also get Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and dual-SIM slots.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11061470/Can-the-20-smartphone-upset-Google-and-Samsung.html

Intel, Chunghwa Telecom team up on Internet of Things

US chipmaker Intel Corp and Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan’s largest wireless carrier, signed a memorandum of understanding Thursday on the development of technology related to the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and software-defined networking. At a press conference, the two companies said they will jointly explore the software-defined infrastructure to optimize energy efficiency at cloud data centers.

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140822000069&cid=1204

Intel, Chunghwa Telecom team up on Internet of Things technology

Taipei, Aug. 21 (CNA) U.S. chipmaker Intel Corp. and Chunghwa Telecom Co., Taiwan’s largest wireless carrier, signed a memorandum of understanding Thursday on the development of technology related to the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and software-defined networking . At a press conference, the two companies said they will jointly explore the software-defined infrastructure to optimize energy efficiency at cloud data centers.

http://focustaiwan.tw/news/ast/201408210015.aspx

Intel launches first ‘Made-in-Vietnam’ CPU

This is the fourth generation of Intel CPU which is used for desktops, laptops and mobile phones, said CT Lau, Director of Intel Products Vietnam’s assembly and test factory. Intel expects that by the end of this year, 80 percent of its CPU for desktops provided for the world market will be made in Vietnam. Intel began production in Vietnam in June 2010 with chipsets for laptops and mobile devices. It later launched Atom SoC (System on a Chip) in late 2013.

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/108621/intel-launches-first–made-in-vietnam–cpu.html

China market: x86 server shipments up 22.9% in 1Q14, says IDC

Shipments of x86 servers in the China market during the first quarter of 2014 totaled 350,000 units, up 22.9% on year. Meanwhile, factory revenues of x86 servers during the quarter reached US$1.07 billion, growing 24.5% on year. “China’s x86 server market has seen steady growth, driven by the continuous investment of Internet companies in infrastructure as well as the emerging demands of the traditional IT enterprises for local products. The gap between domestic vendors and leading MNC vendors is narrowing down,” said Eric Peng, research manager with IDC China.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20140617VL200.html

Haswell Refresh already available in retail channels ahead of Intel announcement at Computex 2014

Intel’s Haswell Refresh processors and 9-series chipset-based motherboards are already available in retail channels worldwide despite Intel still having not yet made an official announcement, according to sources from motherboard players. Intel is expected to announce the launches at the Computex 2014 in early June.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20140519PD207.html

Digitimes Research: Intel to achieve 80% of 2014 tablet AP shipment goal

Intel is set to ship 40 million application processors (APs) for tablets in 2014, up 400% from the volume in 2013, though most market watchers believe the goal is rather difficult to achieve. Digitimes Research has found that Intel is currently placing its focus on penetrating into the Android tablet market and is persuading brand vendors and China white-box players to join its camp by offering subsidies and support from its China-based supply chain, which Intel has been nurturing.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20140516VL200.html

Xiaomi to work on tablet with Intel, Nvidia

TAIPEI — Xiaomi Corp., a fast-growing Chinese maker of cheap smartphones, is working on its first tablet computer with chipmakers Intel Corp. and Nvidia Corp. to cash in on China’s tablet market, according to the Topology Research Institute.  Xiaomi might choose only one of the two suppliers to provide the chipsets for its new tablet, which is expected to feature a 7.85-inch screen with an ultra-sharp resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, Topology researcher Michael Zuo said Tuesday in a technology industry conference in Taipei organized by Topology.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/company-focus/2014/04/23/406005/Xiaomi-to.htm

Asustek becomes large client for Intel, say Taiwan makers

Asustek Computer has comprehensively adopted Intel CPU platforms for motherboards, desktops, notebooks, tablets and smartphones, becoming a large client for Intel, according to Taiwan-based component makers. For mobile CPU platforms in particular, Asustek’s adoption is important for Intel because Intel has faced increasing competition from Qualcomm, Nvidia, MediaTek, Allwinner Technology and Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics and has be trying to gain adoption by China-based white-box tablet and smartphone vendors, the sources said.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20140422PD203.html

Hardware players able to earn 75% of wearable device profits, says Intel executive – from Hong Kong

TAG indexVice president of Intel Labs Jesse Fang, at the China Sourcing Fair: Electronics and Components Spring show in Hong Kong, said that wearable devices can be categorized into three major segments: the US$350 to US$500 and above multi-function model, the US$100-350 mid-range, and sub-US$100 single-function models, and about 75% of wearable device profits are earned by hardware players.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20140421PD206.html

Intel, MediaTek become favorites in China white-box tablet industry

TAG indexChina’s white-box tablet players have been turning to adopt application processor (AP) solutions from Intel and MediaTek for their 3G and LTE-enabled models because of Intel’s subsidies for tablet products and MediaTek solutions’ pricing advantages, according to sources from China’s white-box supply chain. In the past, low-cost solutions from chipmakers such as Allwinner Technology and Rockchip were the favorites among white-box manufacturers, but as demand for 3G and LTE tablets is picking up, white-box players have started seeking options to produce such tablets at lower costs, the sources noted.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20140418PD204.html

Intel aggressively promoting tablet CPUs in China

TAG indexIntel has resorted to an aggressive pricing strategy to promote sales of its tablet-use processors, particularly in China, a move which apparently will take on Qualcomm and MediaTek, while ramping up its market share, according to industry sources. Prices of Intel’s mainstream quad-core tablet CPUs have dropped to below US$5, which are almost on par with those offered by China-based chipset suppliers such as Rockchip Electronics and Allwinner Technology and even below those available from Nvidia, Qualcomm and MediaTek, said the sources.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20140414PD201.html

Intel CEO outlines new opportunities, investments and collaborations with China technology ecosystem

As the computing industry landscape undergoes rapid transformation, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has outlined the company’s plans to build upon its nearly 30-year history in China, and collaborate with the growing technology ecosystem, particularly in Shenzhen, to accelerate new innovation and reshape the computing industry.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20140403PR204.html

Intel places orders for 16 million education tablets with Taiwan makers

Intel is pushing aggressively into the education tablet market and reportedly placed orders for 10 million units with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and six million units with Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) recently, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Intel, ECS and Foxconn declined to comment about their orders.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20140324PD212.html

Intel’s Tryst With ‘Mobility’

Remember the song “Stayin-Alive” used in 1998 for the Intel Pentium 5 Processor advert? It said the world  was “on-the-go”, being powered by Intel . Intel was the top chip maker back then. Every server along with the “consumer and enterprise” grade computer had Intel etched on the circuit boards. Fifteen cycles later,  the world is different; mobiles have become the device of choice along with processors of other companies. This led Intel to create an entire program to win over new business that is consumer driven which is also impacting enterprises. Intel is investing on the future of mobility and has chalked out a device and tablet strategy.  Narendra Bhandari, Intel Technology India Private Limited’s Director for the APAC Software and Services Group, spoke to BW | Businessworld about what is happening in Intel in India and the Asia region.

http://www.businessworld.in/news/economy/intel%E2%80%99s-tryst-with-mobility/1268171/page-1.html