Throughout Intel Corporation’s developer forum that starts today,
company executives emphasized the importance of collaborating with
China’s government and industry to help create new business and
innovation opportunities for Intel and its 14 million developers
worldwide. The management team detailed its vision of how such
collaborations could potentially spawn the next-generation of advances
in business, consumer electronics and many more industries around the
“The impact of major global trends, such as the rapidly growing middle
class as well as the explosive growth of connected, mobile Internet and
cloud computing traffic, is playing out ten-fold in China,” said Sean
Maloney, executive vice president of Intel Corporation and chairman of
For example, China became the largest PC market in the world last year,
growing a remarkable 13 percent in 2011 and now represents 20 percent of
all PC demand, according to IDC, a global industry analyst firm. In
addition, IDC shows servers in China are growing at more than eight
times the rate of the worldwide average over the past 5 years, making
the country the second-largest data center market segment in the world.
With more than 1 billion subscribers**, China is also the world’s
largest segment for mobile phones.
To address these and other opportunities, Intel executives speaking in
Beijing highlighted several technology advancements and local
collaborations designed to bring richer, more connected computing
experiences from the cloud to computing devices of all types.
The announcements included the introduction of Intel® Small Business
Advantage (SBA) designed to help maintain and protect PCs automatically
and improved visual experience with built-in visuals on Intel’s
forthcoming 3rd generation Intel Core products with Intel® HD
Graphics 2500/4000. The company also revealed that Intel Labs China will
work closely with leading Chinese OEMs, operators and municipalities for
ongoing technology research and development in China.
In his first speech since being appointed chairman of Intel China last
year, Maloney opened the company’s largest two-day technical conference
in Asia by noting how overcoming barriers in technology represents more
than just physics or engineering problem.
“As the world continues to advance, so too must semiconductor
technology, and that is never more evident than today with the pending
release of Tri-Gate transistors and 22 nm process technology,” said
Maloney. “Few individuals and industries will be untouched as powerful
microprocessors, Internet-connections, and user experience breakthroughs
are applied across the worlds of business, healthcare, education and the
society at large.”
Transforming the Personal Computing Experience
During his keynote presentation, Kirk Skaugen, vice president and
general manager of Intel’s PC Client Group discussed how Intel is
helping drive a dramatic change in the personal computing experience for
consumers and businesses with new hardware, software and solutions.
Ultrabook™ devices have already begun this transformation, and Skaugen
showcased numerous systems on stage and reiterated that more than 75
designs are planned for 2012 with many touch-enabled systems expected.
This next wave of Ultrabook devices, powered by 3rd generation
Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® HD Graphics 2500/4000, will
bring significant performance improvements for even greater computing
To address the small business segment without IT support, Skaugen also
announced Intel SBA will be available on the 2nd generation
Intel® Core™ processors. With Intel SBA, small businesses can
maximize business productivity by keeping PCs performing at an optimal
level while securing data by reducing the risk of virus disruptions,
leakage of confidential data and data loss.