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October 22 2014

Chip Shot: Intel CEO Brian Krzanich to Keynote at 2015 International CES

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced that Intel Corporation CEO Brian Krzanich will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming 2015 International CES in Las Vegas. Krzanich’s keynote is scheduled for 4:30 p.m., Jan. 6.  During the keynote, Krzanich will address what’s next in computing innovation, the forces driving the next wave of consumer technology, and the company’s plans for bringing amazing experiences that redefine computing to life.

October 21 2014

Chip Shot: UK ‘Young Design Engineer of the Year’ Vies for Intel ‘Make it Wearable’ Challenge $500K Prize

Open Bionics founder Joel Gibbard was newly named Britain’s “Young Design Engineer of the Year” for his skills, invention, and dedication in developing a lower cost 3D-printed prosthetic. Open Bionics is one of 10 final teams in the Intel “Make It Wearable” challenge vying for the $500,000 prize to be announced on Nov. 3.

October 21 2014

Chip Shot: Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessors Help Accelerate Oil and Gas Exploration

Today, SGI and DownUnder GeoSolutions (DUG), a geosciences company, announced a new SGI custom HPC system featuring a total of 3,800 Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors, making it one of the largest commercial deployments of Xeon Phi coprocessors. With added compute capacity of up to six peak petaflops, the system significantly accelerates DUG’s turnaround times for processing seismic data. In an industry where time is invaluable, the Intel Xeon Phi-based system allows DUG to test more and faster, leading to better results in a much shorter period of time. This has enabled DUG’s customers to bring their oil and gas projects online earlier, potentially saving them millions of dollars. For more information, please read the Intel blog and SGI news release.

October 21 2014

Chip Shot: Intel Capital Announces Investments of US$28 Million from China Smart Device Innovation Fund

Intel Capital, Intel’s global investment organization, announced its first investments totaling approximately US$28 million in five Chinese companies. The investments demonstrate Intel’s commitment to fostering Chinese technology innovation and accelerating China Technology Ecosystem (CTE) development in smartphones, tablets, wearable devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) market. Read more.

October 20 2014

Chip Shot: Intel® Xeon® E5 v3 Server Processors Power New Microsoft Azure G-series

Today Microsoft announced the new Azure “G-series” – designed to deliver the most powerful VM sizes available in the public cloud. The G-series is powered by a high performance, customized SKU of the latest Intel® Xeon® E5 v3 processor. Customers will have access to up to 32 cores, 448GB RAM and over 6TB of local SSD storage, providing significant performance gains relative to existing VM sizes. The new G-series will benefit customers running large SQL, Oracle and MongoDB databases, big data workloads and enterprise applications that demand powerful processing along with large memory and fast disk performance. For more information, read the Intel blog.

October 20 2014

Chip Shot: Intel Powers New E FUN 10.1-Inch Nextbook

E FUN, the fifth largest tablet supplier in the U.S., released its first Windows-based Nextbook, a new Intel-powered 2 in 1 tablet. The 10.1-inch ultra-portable Nextbook tablet leverages the power of an Intel® AtomTM processor for lightning-fast p…

October 20 2014

Chip Shot: Intel, AT&T Drive Research for Software Defined Networking

Intel and AT&T announced today a new joint research effort in collaboration with notable university researchers and open source contributors designed to enable Software Defined Networking (SDN) in carrier networks. The Intel Strategic Research All…

October 20 2014

Chip Shot: Intel’s Mobile Momentum Continues with Multiple Samsung Device Wins

Intel’s LTE momentum continues with more wins from Samsung. The Intel® XMM™ 7260 LTE Advanced modem is in the international version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. In the United States, the XMM 7260 modem is also in the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4” and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5” tablets on AT&T’s network. The tablets are the first devices in the U.S. with the XMM 7260 LTE-Advanced modem. The international version of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha smartphone also sports an XMM 7260 modem.  The Intel XMM 7260 LTE Advanced modem supports carrier aggregation, Cat. 6 speeds, and support for 22 bands in a single SKU. Devices based on Intel XMM 726x are expected to reach commercial markets in Australia, China, Europe, Latin America, North America, South Korea and other regions by the end of 2014.

October 17 2014

Chip Shot: New Samsung Chromebook 2 Powered by Intel – Available for Pre-Order at $249.99

Today, Samsung announced the launch of its Chromebook 2, powered by an Intel® Celeron® (N2840) processor. This ultra-mobile device, weighing just 2.6 pounds and measuring half an inch thin, offers premium, high quality performance with up to 9…

October 16 2014

Chip Shot: Intel® INDE Tools Suite Now Available for Cross-OS, Cross-Architecture Development

Intel released the first suite of tools for the development of native applications across architectures, operating systems and integrated development environments (IDE.)  Intel® Integrated Native Developer Experience (Intel® INDE) is a pr…