Intel CEO outlines new computing opportunities
Chip manufacturer wants to expand investments with OEMs, ODMs and software developers
Intel Corporation CEO Brian Krzanich has outlined the company's plans to build upon its nearly 30-year history in China, and collaborate with the growing technology ecosystem, particularly in Shenzhen, to accelerate new innovation and reshape the computing industry.
During his keynote at the Intel Developer Forum held recently, Krzanich discussed how Intel and the Shenzhen technology ecosystem can re-ignite growth, both locally and globally, and deliver differentiated computing products and experiences, spanning multiple market segments, operating systems and price points.
Krzanich announced the establishment of an Intel Smart Device Innovation Centre in Shenzhen and a $100m Intel Capital China Smart Device Innovation Fund.
Intel said building on the company's history of enabling and collaborating with customers to deliver innovative platforms, it will establish the Smart Device Innovation Center to accelerate the delivery of Intel technology-based devices to the world.
According to Intel, the centre will expand its work beyond tablets and provide local OEMs, ODMs, and software developers with access to Intel technology platforms and enabling support, including master reference designs for turnkey solutions, development tools, supply chain sourcing, quality management and customer support - acting as a bridge between product conception and commercial deployment.
Krzanich also detailed several new products and technologies the company will begin offering this year, including Intel Edison, a product-ready, general-purpose computing platform first imagined in the company's research labs in China. He also announced the availability of the Intel Gateway Solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) based on Intel Quark and Intel Atom processors, and demonstrated for the first time SoFIA, Intel's first integrated mobile SoC platform for entry and value smartphones and tablets.
"The China technology ecosystem will be instrumental in the transformation of computing," said Krzanich. "To help drive global innovation, Intel will stay focused on delivering leadership products and technologies that not only allow our partners to rapidly innovate, but also deliver on the promise that 'if it computes, it does it best with Intel' - from the edge device to the cloud, and everything in between."