Intel launches digital literacy projects in India

IndiaEnterprise Innovation — In a bid to bridge the digital divide, Intel India has launched three projects to accelerate digital literacy at the grassroots level by reaching out to the population in non-urban India, upskill citizens in tier two cities and beyond and encourage innovation from the local level.

Intel and Huawei take smart transportation to next level, from Dubai

UAEKhaleej Times — In line with the Dubai government’s vision of making Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world, Huawei and Intel Corporation today announced a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to introduce solutions that enable smarter buses and promote the uptake of smart transport.

Intel pushing IoT development, from TW

APACDigi Times — Intel has been strengthening its competitiveness in the Internet of Things (IoT) market, pushing integration between upstream R&D and downstream manufacturing to gain market share in China. Intel recruited ex-Qualcomm executive VenKata Murthy Renduchintala in 2015 to handle its IoT business.

Digitimes Research: Qualcomm to lead AP market in 2016, Intel to show strongest growth, from TW

TaiwanDigi Times — The global application processor (AP) market will grow 8.5% in 2016, reaching 1.78 billion units, according to a recent Digitimes Research Special Report. The growth rate in 2016 will surpass the annual growth of 7.9% seen in 2015. Intel is expected to show the strongest growth among vendors with 25% growth in 2016, as it launches new low-cost 4G solutions.

​Dell unites with Intel to open dedicated Internet of Things Lab

SingaporeReseller News — Dell has opened its first dedicated Internet of Things (IoT) lab in the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region, based within the Dell Solution Centre in Singapore. The new facility, launched in collaboration with Intel, was unveiled by Glen Burrows, Area Vice President, Dell OEM, Asia Pacific and Japan and Prakash Mallya, Managing Director, South East Asia, Intel.

Intel’s Latest China Venture Eases Spying Concerns

ChinaChina Tech News — Intel has teamed with Tsinghua University and Montage Technology Global Holdings Ltd for the founding of a special chip joint venture in China. This move will reportedly help eliminate China’s worries about the security of imported technologies. Prior to this, the Chinese government called to reduce the dependence on foreign-made semiconductor products, especially those used in systems that could be targeted by spies from abroad.

Intel’s Latest China Venture Eases Spying Concerns

China is the new battleground for Intel server dominance

China.gifMIS Asia — Intel has to keep a close watch on China, where an architectural battle could break its dominance in servers. Intel chips based on its x86 architecture are used in most servers worldwide. But the Chinese market is growing, and could kick-start emerging server architectures like ARM and IBM-backed OpenPower.

Intel gives Xiaomi special deal on notebook processors

ChinaDigi Times — To strengthen its partnership with China-based Xiaomi in the mobile device market, Intel has provided special deals to the China-based vendor. For every notebook processor Xiaomi purchases, Intel is giving away a free tablet processor, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

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.

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 ..