Intel® Edison Module Offers Brillo Support at Launch

The Intel® Edison compute module is one of the first platforms to support Brillo, which Google released source code for today via an invitation program. With an easy-to-use, open source development environment, Intel Edison solutions are well suited for makers interested in quick prototyping and fast time-to-market for IoT solutions such as Brillo. Newegg will be offering a Brillo-compliant solution built upon the Intel Edison kit for Arduino. Intel expects to support Brillo on additional SoCs (system-on-chip) and IoT maker boards in the future. Read more on Intel Developer Zone.

Chip Shot: Intel Drives OpenStack Adoption with New Innovation Center and Partner Collaborations

Today at OpenStack Summit Tokyo, Intel Software VP and GM of the Intel Open Source Technology Center Imad Sousou, shared progress on Intel’s Cloud for All initiative to accelerate cloud adoption by making public, private and hybrid cloud solutions easier to deploy. As part of this initiative, Intel and Rackspace announced the opening of the OpenStack Innovation Center, including the world’s largest OpenStack developer cloud consisting of two 1,000-node clusters – allowing developers to test OpenStack implementations at-scale. Additionally, Intel expanded its collaboration with Red Hat, delivering OpenStack-based distribution running on Intel Architecture-based Lenovo servers and with HP on joint […]

Chip Shot: Fossil Announces Availability of Connected Accessories with Intel, Google

Fossil today announce the Fossil Q line: a new line of stylish connected accessories that balance fashion and functionality. The products were created in collaboration with Intel and include two types of smartwatches (display and non-display) and two styles of connected bracelets (men’s and women’s). The entire line is engineered with Intel® Innovation and is compatible with phones running Android* 4.3 and higher, iPhone 5 and above, and connects via Bluetooth technology. The products also include a wireless charging base for stress-free recharging. The entire line will be available online at, Fossil stores and select wholesalers. Read the Fossil […]

Chip Shot: Intel® Xeon® Processors to Power DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration’s New CTS-1 Supercomputing Clusters

Penguin Computing today announced with Intel that the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) will install Penguin Computing’s Tundra™ Extreme Scale (ES) series, powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, to bolster computing for the NNSA’s mission of ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear stockpile. The systems are being procured under NNSA’s tri-laboratory Commodity Technology Systems program, or CTS-1, as part of the NNSA’s Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) program and will serve Los Alamos, Sandia and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories. The Tundra ES series, an instantiation of  the Intel® Scalable System Framework, is based […]

Chip Shot: Intel Expands Investments in Non-Volatile Memory

Intel announced plans to increase its investment in non-volatile memory technology to better serve customer needs and keep pace with the strong demand for Intel® Solid State Drive solutions. Rob Crooke, senior vice president and GM of the Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group, blogged about the manufacturing investment and about 2015 being a “memory-able” year for Intel.

Chip Shot: Intel and NIST Get Critical (Dimensions) with X-rays

With features of silicon chips shrinking to single-digit nanometers, measurement tools long used to monitor chip production are approaching their limits. Factor in the growing complexity of chip design, and it’s easy to understand why Intel is working with the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) on new measurement capabilities. Today, researchers from NIST and Intel reported success using an X-ray scattering technique to accurately measure features on a silicon chip to within fractions of a nanometer, or about the width of a single silicon atom. Read about it here:

Chip Shot: Intel Announces Industry-Leading Enhancements to U.S. Fertility and Adoption Benefits

In support of its commitment to diversity and inclusion, Intel today announced industry-leading enhancements to its U.S. benefits to provide a range of choices for employees. For 2016, Intel will quadruple its fertility benefit coverage, increasing it to $40,000 for medical services and $20,000 for prescription expenses; triple its adoption benefit coverage, increasing it to $15,000 per adoption; and remove the lifetime spending cap for adoptions. Read more about new family benefits for 2016, and Intel’s existing family benefits. These build upon Intel’s existing programs, including eight weeks paid bonding leave for each parent, split sabbaticals, and doubled reimbursement for […]

Chip Shot: EPA Recognizes Intel for Sustained Excellence in Green Power

Intel has received the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Sustained Excellence in Green Power Award for its continued commitment to green power, marking the eighth consecutive year the company’s leadership has been recognized by the EPA. Since 2008, Intel has been the nation’s largest voluntary purchaser of green power. Further demonstrating Intel’s sustainability leadership, Marty Sedler, Director of Global Utilities and Infrastructure at Intel, also received the Center for Resource Solutions’ Green Power Leader of the Year Award. Click to learn more about Intel’s renewable energy initiatives.

Chip Shot: Intel CEO Joins President Obama at White House Climate Event

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich joined President Obama and other industry CEOs for the American Business Act on Climate Pledge event. Today’s White House event focused on what industry can do to address climate change, including sharing best practices. Krzanich discussed Intel’s Climate Change Pledge, an ambitious set of sustainability goals that the company plans to achieve by 2020.These goals include increasing renewable energy use, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and increasing the energy efficiency of Intel products. Click to learn more about Intel’s climate change efforts.