TCS launches Center of Excellence for IoT with Intel

IndiaTata Consultancy Services  (TCS) today launched a new Center of Excellence for Internet of Things solutions in collaboration with Intel.  Located at the TCS Hyderabad campus, the Center of Excellence would focus on developing new use cases for various vertical industries and create solution accelerators around Intel technologies for global customers in manufacturing, retail, hi-tech, semiconductors, healthcare and telecom industries, the company said in a statement.

Intel, HPE to build IoT lab in Singapore

SingaporeIoT Hub — HP Enterprise and Intel will build three IoT discovery labs, including one in Singapore. The two vendors have created an alliance where they will bring “open standards based IoT solutions” to market, and establish the labs as places that customers can come and experiment with and test applications of IoT.

Intel Capital commits to $22m across 10 startups, plans for $500m in Asian startups

APACDeal Street Asia — Intel Capital, the Intel Corporation’s global investment and M&A arm, announced at the Intel Capital Global Summit on 4 November 2015 that it had committed to new investments totalling more than $22 million in 10 startup ventures across a range of industries. Commenting on this development in a release, Wendell Brooks, Intel corporate vice president and incoming president of Intel Capital stated: “With today’s announcement, we’re on track to invest more than $500 million in startups in 2015.

Intel Corporation Is Swapping Processors for Memory Chips in China

ChinaFool — Intel recently stated that it would convert one of its semiconductor plants in Dalian, China to produce memory chips. Intel plans to invest up to $3.5 billion over the next three to five years, then boost that amount to as much as $5.5 billion. The decision might seem odd, since Intel is generally known for manufacturing PC processors instead of memory chips, but it actually makes sense in current market conditions.

AliCloud partners BGI and Intel to drive cloud solutions for precision medicine and gene research

ChinaMIS Asia — AliCloud, Alibaba Group’s cloud computing arm; together with Intel Corporation and BGI, a Beijing-based genomics research centre, have recently launched Asia’s first cloud platform that focuses on precision medicine and its applications. The new cloud platform is expected to accelerate the advent of precision medicine in China, benefiting the medical, healthcare and wellness industries with new applications and research discoveries.

Intel says may invest up to US$5.5 billion in China memory chip plant

ChinaChannel News Asia — REUTERS: Intel Corp said it may invest up to US$5.5 billion in manufacturing semiconductors in China, stepping up efforts to improve ties with Beijing as it seeks new revenue streams while demand for its core computer processing chips falters. The U.S. firm said it would convert a facility in Dalian, its first plant in China, for memory chip production.

Intel, Samsung launch their fastest SSDs with up to 5Gbps speeds

KoreaNetwork Asia — Intel and Samsung separately announced new solid-state drives (SSDs). Intel’s boasts the company’s fastest speed to date at 5Gbps. Intel’s new P3608 Series PCIe SSD comes in 1.6TB, 3.2TB and 4GTB capacities and delivers up to 850,000 I/Os per second (IOPS) random reads and 150,000 random writes. The drive has a sequential read/write speed of up to 5,000MBps (5Gbps) and 3,000MBps (3Gbps), respectively.

Intel Capital sinks $67m into eight Chinese companies

ChinaZDNet — Intel Capital, the chip giant’s global investment arm, has injected $67 million into eight Chinese technology companies. The companies include 99cloud, Bluebank, Hampoo, Ninebot, Nuovo Film, PraFly, and AWcloud, which cover a range of industries including smart devices, robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud, big data, and data analytics. Intel Capital also signed an investment agreement with semiconductor design firm, Telink.

Intel, Wipro Join Trade Group to Expand Markets for IoT

IndiaPRNewswire — LONDON: Intel, a world leader in computing innovation, and Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting, and business process services company, today announced that they are joining the International M2M Council (IMC), a global trade association for the growing industry known as the Internet of Things. IMC, which has quickly gained over 10,000 members, comprised almost entirely of OEMs, enterprise users, and applications developers, aims to boost understanding and sales in IoT.

Intel’s Invent 50 competition encourages tech innovation among Singapore students

SingaporeMIS Asia — As part of the celebration for Singapore’s 50th anniversary and the 50th year of Moore’s Law, Intel Singapore has launched Invent 50, a competition that aims to drive and inspire innovation amongst tertiary students. Supported by the Ministry of Education (MOE), this initiative aligns with Singapore’s Smart Nation vision of harnessing technological innovation to support better living, create more opportunities, and foster stronger communities.

India x86 server market on a growth path in 1Q15, says IDC

IndiaDigi Times — According to IDC APeJ Server Tracker, the x86 server market in India grew 7.5% in terms of shipments, while in terms of revenues the market witnessed a double-digit percentage on-year growth in the first quarter of 2015. A key highlight of this quarter was the increased uptake of higher priced density and rack optimized servers that led to an increase in the ASP of the servers in the first quarter of 2015 and in-turn resulted in a higher growth percentage in terms of revenues rather than shipments.

Intel keen to partner ‘Digital India’ initiative

IndiaThe Hindu — Global computer chip-maker Intel is looking to leverage on India’s digital initiatives. The company is partnering several Indian states in their digitalisation efforts with a focus on about 10 States. “Intel’s technology leadership makes it an exclusive expert in delivering end-to-end solutions which are vital for Digital India,” Srinivas Tadigadapa, Director – Enterprise Solutions, Intel South Asia, said while addressing media roundtable on Intel’s roadmap to a Digital India.

Digitimes Research: Intel processor shipments rely on Windows tablets for growth, from TW

ChinaObserving the Intel mobile platform’s development in the non-Android tablet market, Digitimes Research expects Windows tablets to replace Android tablets and become Intel’s new focus. Intel’s Education Tablet, which achieved success in the education sector in 2014, is also expected to benefit the CPU giant’s mobile processor shipments in 2015.

Intel shows foresight in hookup with Shenzhen’s white boxers

ChinaWant China Times — Intel, the world’s largest semiconductor chip maker, has spared no efforts implementing its CTE (China technology ecosystem) initiative in Shenzhen over the past two years to set up a Chinese technology ecosystem and white-box industry chain as part of its efforts to build a solid presence in the mobile terminal market, the Beijing-based Caixin Weekly reports.

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.