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August 27 2014

Intel Announces New Packaging and Test Technologies for Foundry Customers

New Technologies to Improve Time to Market and Reduce Costs

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 – Intel Corporation today announced two new technologies for Intel Custom Foundry customers that need cost-effective advanced packaging and test technologies.

Embedded Multi-die Interconnect Bridge (EMIB), available to 14nm foundry customers, is a breakthrough that enables a lower cost and simpler 2.5D packaging approach for very high density interconnects between heterogeneous dies on a single package. Instead of an expensive silicon interposer with TSV (through silicon via), a small silicon bridge chip is embedded in the package, enabling very high density die-to-die connections only where needed. Standard flip-chip assembly is used for robust power delivery and to connect high-speed signals directly from chip to the package substrate. EMIB eliminates the need for TSVs and specialized interposer silicon that add complexity and cost.

“The EMIB technology enables new on-package functionality that may have been too costly to pursue with previous solutions,” said Babak Sabi, Intel vice president and director, Assembly and Test Technology Development.

Intel also announced the availability of its revolutionary High Density Modular Test (HDMT) platform. HDMT, a combination of hardware and software modules, is Intel’s test technology platform that targets a range of products in diverse markets including server, client, system on chip, and Internet of Things. Until now, this capability was only available internally for Intel products. Today’s announcement makes HDMT available to customers of Intel Custom Foundry.

“We developed the HDMT platform to enable rapid test development and unit-level process control. This proven capability significantly reduces costs compared to traditional test platforms. HDMT reduces time to market and improves productivity as it uses a common platform from low-volume product debug up to high-volume production,” said Sabi.

EMIB is available to foundry customers for product sampling in 2015 and HDMT is available immediately.

About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world’s first commercially available “conflict-free” microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com and about Intel’s conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com.

Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

August 27 2014

Chip Shot: India’s Flipkart Launches Five New Tablets Powered by Intel

flipkart_tablet.jpgFlipkart, one of India’s largest e-commerce marketplaces, announced five new tablets under its brand Digiflip Pro powered by Intel® Atom™ Processors. The tablets include two 8”, two 9” and a 7” tablet and will be exclusively available on www.flipkart.com. These new Intel-based tablets offer amazing features, graphics, great performance with long battery life, all packed into sleek form factors.

August 27 2014

Chip Shot: Intel Brings Technology Innovation Accelerated Awards Back to IDF

At the 2014 Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco, held September 9-11, Intel will re-instate its annual Technology Innovation Accelerated (TIA) Awards. The Intel TIA Awards recognizes the best innovations based on the latest Intel technologies across 10 categories. In addition to category winners, three best of show winners will be selected for each award group – Hardware, Software & Services and Combined Solutions. Award finalists will be determined by a panel of judges and announced on September 9. Winners will be determined by participating press and analysts and announced on the evening of September 10 at the IDF Technology Showcase.

August 26 2014

Chip Shot: Intel Enhances Parallel Programming Tools with Explicit Vectorization Programming

Today, Intel launched Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2015, the latest release of its developer toolkit for high performance computing (HPC) and technical computing applications. The latest version includes first-to-market explicit vector programming capabilities which enable developers to optimize processing cycles through concurrent operations on Intel® Xeon® processors and Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors. Intel Parallel Studio XE 2015 also supports new standards including OpenMP 4.0 that delivers unprecedented vectorization support to developers. The updated release also gives developers comprehensive optimization reports that provide deep insights on code performance. For more information or to download Intel Parallel Studio XE 2015, visit the Intel® Developer Zone.

August 26 2014

Chip Shot: Intel’s Smallest Modem Designed to Connect the Internet of Things

XMM6255_art.jpgIntel commercially launched the Intel® XMM™ 6255, a 3G modem custom-designed for Internet of Things applications. At only ~300mm in size, XMM 6255 is the world’s smallest standalone 3G modem, making it perfect for devices with small, unconventional form factors such as networked sensors found in security devices, smart meters and wearables. The XMM 6255 modem is one example of Intel’s efforts to provide network connectivity for the billions of connected devices. Get more information on the Intel XMM 6255.

August 25 2014

Chip Shot: Intel Security Offers Controller-Based Solution for Software-Defined Security

Intel Security is introducing an innovative software-defined approach to securing virtualized environments that also leverages existing infrastructure. The first release of the Intel® Security Controller integrates McAfee Virtual Network Security …

August 22 2014

Chip Shot: Intel-based Devices that Do it All, for the Students Who Do So Much!

Intel-Final-Seven_sm.jpgIt’s back to school time, which means new classes, new clubs, new teachers, new projects and the most fun of all, new devices! Intel-powered devices, with their lightning-fast processing times, portability and versatility are perfect to help overachieving students be ready for their first day of school. Check out the wide variety of Intel-based tablets, 2 in 1 devices and portable all-in-one PCs available for back to school in the 2014 Intel Buying Guide and at shop.intel.com

August 20 2014

Intel and Unity Collaborate to Extend Android Support across Intel-based Devices

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 2.9 million registered Unity developers can now write native Android* mobile apps for Intel processors and graphics technology.
  • Enhanced user experience on Intel-based Android devices with faster and better performing native apps.
  • Collaboration to cover a wide range of current and future Intel-based Android devices.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and SEATTLE, Aug. 20, 2014 – Intel Corporation and Unity Technologies today announced a strategic collaboration to advance the development of Android*-based applications on Intel® architecture. The agreement accelerates Intel’s mobility push as millions of developers using the Unity development platform can now bring native Android games and other apps to Intel-based mobile devices. Unity adds support for Android across all of Intel’s current and future processors including both the Intel® Core™ and Intel® Atom™ processor families.

Unity will ensure Intel product enhancements, including both graphics and CPU performance improvements and features, will be seamlessly integrated into future releases of the Unity 4 and Unity 5 product lines. As Intel architecture continues to gain market segment share on mobile devices, these improvements will help ensure that the Unity developers’ games run natively as well as look great and perform beautifully on Intel platforms.

In addition, developers using Unity can now easily add support for Intel architecture in their applications or produce native applications for Intel architecture only with minimal extra effort.

“We’ve set a goal to ship 40 million Intel-based tablets this year and expect more than 100 Android tablet designs on Intel in the market by the end of this year,” said Doug Fisher, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of the Software and Services Group. “Our collaboration with Unity will give its nearly 3 million developers the necessary software tools and support to build amazing Android experiences on Intel architecture.”

“Unity is used by half of all mobile game developers, and many of them have been asking for increased support for Intel-based devices running Android,” said David Helgason, CEO, Unity Technologies. “We are proud to be working with Intel to ensure that Unity provides the smoothest and highest performing experience possible on Intel platforms.”

“As a mobile gaming company, Kabam relies on the Unity game engine and the compelling performance and efficiency it provides us to publish our mobile games for players around the world,” said Kent Wakeford, COO of Kabam. “We are very excited to bring Unity-authored content, such as our upcoming title, ‘Marvel Contest of Champions,’ to the rapidly growing installed base of Intel-powered Android devices.”

More information on Unity’s support on Intel is available at www.intel.com/software/unity and our blog.

About Unity
Unity Technologies is the creator of Unity, a flexible and high-performance end-to-end development platform to create rich interactive 3D and 2D experiences. Unity’s powerful core engine and editor serve as the foundation for developers and designers to quickly build beautiful games or apps and easily bring them across multiple platforms: mobile devices, home entertainment systems, personal computers, and embedded systems.

At the heart of Unity’s democratization initiatives you will find solutions and services for building games and audiences. The Unity Asset Store digital content marketplace supports developer efforts by providing time and money saving solutions to tough production, design, and art challenges. New integrated services such as Unity Cloud Build extend the platform for greater productivity in creating, testing and deploying while Unity Everyplay and Unity Ads help developers to connect with their audiences and acquire users through sharing of game replays on social network and offering a high quality advertising network.

Unity Technologies serves over 600,000 monthly active developers including large publishers, indie studios, students and hobbyists around the globe. For more information, visit: http://unity3d.com.

About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world’s first commercially available “conflict-free” microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com and about Intel’s conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com.

Intel, the Intel logo, Intel Atom and Intel Core are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

August 18 2014

Chip Shot: Vote for Intel CIO’s ‘Get Social on Jobs, Money and Tech’ Panel at SXSW 2015

The SXSW 2015 Panel Picker is now open, and it’s time to cast your vote for the most creative, innovative and interesting submissions. This year, Intel CIO Kim Stevenson has submitted a panel titled: “Get Social on Jobs, Money and Tech,” which will focus on how to future-proof your career, create high-performing teams and engage customers by utilizing today’s most powerful tech trends including social, mobile, analytics, cloud computing and the Internet of Things. Vote for Kim’s session and learn more about the Panel Picker process.

August 18 2014

Chip Shot: Intel Ultimate MakerSpace at IDF14

This year at Intel Developer Forum (IDF) will be the company’s first Intel® Ultimate MakerSpace. This IDF experience includes a showcase area with maker demos and simple hands-on activities, including the ConnectAnyThing lab.  Attendees will also have an opportunity to work with on-site instructors to build new ideas on Intel® Galileo boards and Intel software.  At the end of each day, the Ultimate MakerSpace “Orbit Lounge” will be the place to check out the day’s maker projects and prize winners.  Creators and makers can sign up for free day passes at http://bit.ly/idfmakers