Intel to push IoT business partnerships with China supply chain

China.gifDigi Times — Intel, in a move to tighten its partnerships with the China-based supply chain, is planning to host a summit prior to its Intel Developer Forum (IDF) San Francisco starting August 17 to unveil its newest strategy with the supply chain for the Internet of things (IoT) industry, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Intel could also be TSMC customer, says Chang

TaiwanTSMC is dedicated to providing foundry services for logic IC providers worldwide, and mergers in the industry will have little impact on the foundry’s operations, said company chairman Morris Chang in response to media queries on Altera’s recent announcement of being acquired by Intel. Many market observers consider that Intel’s acquisition of Altera, which makes use of TSMC’s foundry services, may have an adverse impact on TSMC.

IOT solutions are need of the hour in India

IndiaIntel at Computex announced products and solutions that will deliver new user experiences and support the computing ecosystem’s expansion into new areas. With the Indian government bullish on making India a technology empowered nation, Intel is pushing its envelope with relevant innovations. “The newly launched Intel® Internet Of Things Gateway product family is set to give developers and the ecosystem the flexibility to create and deploy innovative, cost-effective IoT solutions which are the need of the hour in a developing economy like India,” said Sandeep Aurora, director, marketing and market development, Intel South Asia.

Intel launches Internet of Things initiatives in Taiwan

TaiwanIntel Corp. has launched five Internet  of Things (IoT) initiatives in Taiwan, according to a press statement by the Santa Clara, California-based chip vendor. The pilot projects and deployments are in collaboration with various companies in Taiwan and these are to enable the development of smart cities, factories and homes.

Open Data Center Alliance Welcomes Board Members from China Unicom, Infosys and Intel

China.gifPORTLAND, Ore., May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA), the global organization where members work together to advance the deployment of enterprise cloud solutions and services that are interoperable, secure and free of vendor lock-in, today welcomed three new members to its Board of Directors – Samson David of Infosys, Edward Goldman of Intel, and Wanjing Li, of China Unicom Group. The Alliance also introduced nine new member companies, bringing its general membership to an all-time high as the organization approaches its fifth anniversary.

COMPUTEX: Intel unveils IoT solutions with Taiwanese partners

TaiwanIntel announced five new Internet of Things (IoT) pilot projects and developments with its Taiwanese partners Wednesday, showing momentum for IoT adoption for what it describes as a “transformation of business and better life experience.” The world’s largest chip maker hosted an IoT-themed press conference at the ongoing Computex Taipei trade show to announce the results and future expansion plans to make IoT — the concept of connecting household devices to the internet — a reality in Asia and elsewhere in the world.

Intel builds smart energy lab with Chinese company

China.gifUS-based semiconductor chip maker Intel announced on May 28 the completion of a smart energy union laboratory jointly built with China’s Smart Energy Industry Technology Innovation Strategy Union, reports yicai, the online portal of Shanghai’s China Business News. The Smart Energy Industry Technology Innovation Strategy Union signed the strategic cooperation agreement with Intel at the first Intel energy solution summit last year.

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.