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June 12 2015

Chip Shot: Dr. Genevieve Bell Delivers Caltech Commencement Address

Renowned cultural anthropologist Dr. Genevieve Bell today delivers the Caltech commencement address, entitled “Being Human in the Digital Age: A Moral Obligation to Make a Better World.” She informs graduates that Intel Co-Founder and Caltech alumnus Dr. Gordon Moore used his technical acumen to not just imagine a better world but spent his life ensuring it would exist. Her challenge to them: think about how will they make the world a better place, and what will they do today, tomorrow and 50 years from now to make it happen. It can be watched today, beginning at 10am PT, at www.caltech.edu.

June 12 2015

Chip Shot: Custom Intel® Xeon® Sever Chip Boost Cloud Processing Power for Amazon Web Services Customers

Today, Amazon Web Services announced it is using another customized Intel® Xeon® server processor to deliver M4 instances. M4 instances are a new Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance designed for small and mid-size databases and …

June 10 2015

Chip Shot: Intel Releases Game Optimizations and New Drivers for Intel Graphics

Building on our Computex announcement of new 5th Generation Intel® Core™ mobile and desktop processors with integrated Intel® Iris™ Pro graphics, Intel has launched new graphics drivers and new gaming-focused webpages. Gameplay.intel.com provides lab tested in-game optimizations to improve the experience on Intel Graphics. This helps gamers find optimizations to enable better gameplay. Additionally, a new driver has been released with support for the newly launched 5th Generation Intel Core processors with Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200. This driver provides new enhancements and fixes. Download the drivers here: 32-bit, 64-bit

June 09 2015

Chip Shot: Intel Capital’s $125M Fund for Women, Minority Entrepreneurs

Intel Capital, Intel’s global investment organization, today announced the $125 million Intel Capital Diversity Fund to invest in technology startups run by women and underrepresented minorities. The largest of its kind, the fund launches with investments in four companies: Brit + Co, CareCloud, Mark One, and Venafi. Intel Capital is leading the way in helping entrepreneurs from myriad backgrounds turn their ideas into innovations that serve the needs of a diverse public. Find out more about the Diversity Fund.

June 09 2015

Intel Capital Launches $125M Fund to Invest in Women and Underrepresented Minority Entrepreneurs

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel Capital announced the Intel Capital Diversity Fund – the largest of its kind – to invest $125 million in businesses led by women and underrepresented minorities.
  • The fund launches with investments in four companies – Brit + Co*, CareCloud*, Mark One*, and Venafi* – across a wide spectrum of industries, including the Internet of Things, the maker movement, cloud computing and cybersecurity.
  • Fund will complement Intel’s $300 million Diversity in Technology Initiative, announced in January, which aims for the company to reach full representation of women and underrepresented minorities in its U.S. workforce by 2020.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 9, 2015 – Intel Capital, Intel Corporation’s global investment organization, today announced the Intel Capital Diversity Fund, which will invest in technology startups run by women and underrepresented minorities. Also unveiled were the fund’s first investments in four companies led by inspiring trailblazers. The largest of its kind, the fund totals approximately $125 million, and investments will cover a broad spectrum of innovative industries.

“We believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace is fundamental to delivering business results,” said Intel CEO Brian Krzanich. “Our goal with this new fund is to meaningfully support a technology startup workforce more reflective of society, and ultimately to benefit Intel and the broader economy through its success.”

Today’s news follows the January announcement of Intel’s Diversity in Technology initiative, designed to encourage more diversity at Intel and within the technology industry at large. Intel has declared its intent to achieve full representation of women and underrepresented minorities in its U.S. workforce by 2020.

“We are proud to take a leading role toward broader participation in technology entrepreneurship and employment,” said Lisa M. Lambert, managing director and vice president of Intel Capital, who is leading the Intel Capital Diversity Fund. “With this new fund, Intel Capital is committed to investing in the best talent from a myriad of backgrounds to cultivate brilliant innovations that serve the needs of a diverse public.”

Only 15 percent of venture capital-funded companies in the United States have a woman on the executive team, according to a recent Babson College report, and companies with a woman CEO receive only 3 percent of total venture capital dollars.1

Furthermore, less than 1 percent of the founders of Silicon Valley companies are African American or Latino; nearly 100 percent of funded founders are white or Asian, according to industry surveys.2

The Intel Capital Diversity Fund launches with investments in four companies, which will gain access to Intel Capital’s business development programs, global network, technology expertise and brand capital.

  • Brit + Co* (San Francisco) unlocks creativity by educating, inspiring and supporting women and girls. A media and e-commerce platform, its online classes and all-in-one kits let makers learn everything from calligraphy to building gadgets with Intel Galileo boards.
  • CareCloud* (Miami) is the leading provider of cloud-based practice management, electronic health record (EHR), and medical billing software and services for medical groups. Intel and CareCloud have jointly authored a whitepaper on cloud computing in healthcare.
  • Mark One* (San Francisco) uses the Intel® Curie™ hardware module to create a smart cup that automatically recognizes any beverage its user pours into it, displays its nutritional content, and syncs all drinking habits to the user’s smartphone.
  • Venafi* (Salt Lake City) is the Immune System for the Internet™. Venafi protects the foundational element of all cybersecurity—cryptographic keys and digital certificates—so they can’t be misused. Venafi constantly assesses which keys and certificates are trusted, protects those that should be trusted, and fixes or blocks those that are not. With Venafi’s key and certificate security solution, Intel can continue to bring market-leading security and datacenter technology to market.

For more information about the Intel Capital Diversity Fund, please visit www.intelcapital.com.

About Intel Capital
Intel Capital, Intel’s global investment organization, makes equity investments in innovative technology start-ups and companies worldwide. Intel Capital invests in a broad range of companies offering hardware, software, and services targeting enterprise, mobility, consumer Internet, digital media and semiconductor manufacturing. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested more than US$11.4 billion in over 1,400 companies in 57 countries. In that timeframe, 211 portfolio companies have gone public on various exchanges around the world, and 369 were acquired or participated in a merger. For more information on what makes Intel Capital one of the world’s most powerful venture capital firms, visit www.intelcapital.com or follow @Intelcapital.

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

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

1 Babson College Diana Report, Women Entrepreneurs 2014: Bridging the Gender Gap in Venture Capital, September 2014.

2 CB Insights, Venture Capital Human Capital Report, January-June 2010.

June 05 2015

Chip Shot: Intel Opens New Lab to Advance Big Data Solutions for Healthcare, Smart Cities

Intel unveiled a new lab in France that will spearhead big data research initiatives for personalized healthcare, smart cities, and precision agriculture. The research initiatives aim to accelerate the deployment of big data solutions through the use …

June 03 2015

Chip Shot: Intel® Unite™ Transforms Existing Conference Rooms into Secure, Connected Meeting Spaces

Announced at Computex yesterday, Intel® Unite™ offers businesses an easy and cost-effective way to transform existing conference rooms into modern and connected meeting spaces with enhanced security to help improve collaboration and productivity. With a select Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor-powered mini PC in the conference room and the Intel Unite application running on devices, meeting participants can present wirelessly using new or existing displays and projectors, and both on-site and remote attendees can view and interact with content real time. The Intel Unite solution includes capabilities that increase security within the collaboration session itself, including the use of a unique rotating PIN design and the hardware-enhanced security of an Intel Core vPro processor. To learn more about additional features of this new solution, read the Intel Unite blog post by Tom Garrison.

Interactive Photo Capsule:  Intel® Unite™

June 02 2015

Chip Shot: Intel® RealSense™ Technology Wins SID Silver Award

The Society for Information Display (SID) announced the winners of its 20th annual Display Industry Awards. Intel® RealSense™ technology was awarded the Silver award for display component of the year. Intel RealSense technology takes creativity and collaboration in a 3D world to a whole new level. It uses a camera, infrared sensing components and software to create a touch-free interface that responds to facial expressions as well as head and hand motions. Get more information about Intel RealSense technology.

June 02 2015

Brian Krzanich – Keynote, Society of Information Display

June 02 2015

Chip Shot: Intel Named a Best Place for Women & Diverse Managers to Work

Intel was once again included on DiversityMBA’s 50 Out Front Best Places for Women & Diverse Managers to Work list which recognizes the top 50 companies that are working to increase the advancement of women and people of color into leadership positions. DiversityMBA evaluated companies on recruitment and retention, representation, workplace inclusion, succession planning and accountability. Intel is dedicated to increasing the representation of women and under-represented minorities. Find out more about Intel’s diversity and inclusion goals.