Chip Shot: Intel Helps Retailers Protect Shopper Data & Achieve PCI Compliance

Intel announced today the Intel® Expressway Service Gateway has validated interoperability with RSA® Data Protection Manager as part of the Secured by RSA ® Certified Partner Program. The interoperable solution helps existing RSA customers who are tier 2 retailers or e-tailers address PCI compliance mandates with a zero impact gateway proxy that effectively removes apps from PCI compliance scope. The gateway proxy is designed to manage encryption, network security, and data tokenization with RSA Data Protection Manager that is engineered to provide enhanced management features like granular application permissions, full key and token lifecycle management for end-to-end data security and lower the total cost of ownership. Get more information on Intel’s cloud security and PCI Compliance solutions.

Wield The SHIELD: It’s Zombie Grillin’ Season with ‘Burn Zombie Burn!’ on Project SHIELD

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Picture this: the world as we know it has been compromised by a massive zombie infestation. It’s your job to defeat a seemingly never-ending gang of the undead. Sounds simple enough? Here’s the catch: that wicked zombie barbequing flamethrower could be your ultimate demise.

Burn Zombie Burn! by Tick Tock Games blazes onto the mobile scene for the first time, powered by Tegra 4.

This former PS3-only game puts the same graphics and fast-paced action on Tegra 4, and will have you mowing down zombies faster than Rick and Carl on The Walking Dead.

Is a flame-thrower not your thing? Don’t worry, you’ll have a slew of weapons at your disposal to put the flesh-eaters out of their misery.

Take the risk and be rewarded in this zombie-scorching game on Project SHIELD. Tegra 4-specific enhancements include: full console-quality graphics, light bloom, better fire and flame effects and improved explosions.

Stay up-to-date with all things Project SHIELD. Hit the “Notify Me” button at http://shield.nvidia.com/.

Chip Shot: Intel Awarded for Reducing Greenhouse Gases, Advances in Energy Efficiency

Today Intel was honored in the second annual Climate Leadership Awards for its demonstrated precedence in managing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in its internal operations. Intel also received this award in 2012. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, along with the Climate Registry, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and the Association of Climate Change Officers, awarded 23 recipients. Learn more about Intel’s sustainability initiatives.

Five Big Things We Brought to This Year’s Mobile World Congress

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We’ve been in a headlong rush keeping up with NVIDIA’s Tegra mobile processor business. So, with Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona, nearly behind us, we thought it would be worth recapping our latest news.

There’s been a lot of it:

  • Tegra 4 performance details were unveiled — prompting the press to hail it as “screamer”
  • Tegra 4i (aka Project Grey), our first mobile processor  to include integrated LTE connectivity, was announced
  • Phoenix, our Tegra 4i reference phone – which promises to help our customers create superphone features at mainstream prices – was launched
  • A boatload of key endorsements came in from customers, partners and developers — including a commitment from ZTE to build a new phone, and Toshiba to build a new tablet, using Tegra 4
  • Our Chimera Computational Photography Architecture, supported by our entire family of Tegra 4 processors, uses some of the same computational imaging technologies relied on by deep space telescopes and spy satellites to deliver a bundle of new features, including the ability to take high-quality, high-dynamic range photos and videos with a single flash.

So if you’ve been stranded on a desert island for the past few weeks, consider yourself caught up.

The tale behind these headlines, however, is more interesting. That story is about much more than performance numbers.

It’s about putting new capabilities into the hands of developers like NV3 Games, TickTock Games and Exor Studios – who are among those building amazing new content for Tegra customers.

It’s also about innovationsthat deliver a better user experience, like Chimera and our power-saving PRISM 2 technology.

There’s more coming. We invite you to follow us on twitter.com/nvidiategra, visit us at facebook.com/nvidia or download the TegraZone app for your Android tablet for the latest news from NVIDIA — and the latest games from our partners — in the months to come.

Chip Shot: Intel Labs Aids Hadoop

Intel® Graph Builder for Apache Hadoop software uses Apache Hadoop to create graphs and structures that can yield insights from relationships hidden within a wide range of big data sources. Previously, specialized programming was required to build large graphs that could be efficiently distributed across servers for analysis. By providing a general-purpose graph-construction solution based on Apache Hadoop, Intel Graph Builder can cut development time from months to days by eliminating the need to develop a large amount of custom code. Learn more at the Intel Labs blog.

Intel, Federal Government of Brazil Announce Plans to Collaborate in Areas of National Interest

Aligned with the Government’s “TI Maior” Strategy, Agreement Supports Research in Energy, Transportation, Education, Software Activities and Plans for Integration of up to 300 Researchers in Intel’s Laboratory Network



BRASILIA, Brazil, Feb. 27, 2013 ‐ Intel Brazil, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, and the Ministry of Education today announced plans to collaborate in research and development for Information Communication Technology in areas of national interest.


The plan includes direct investments and is aligned with the Federal Government's Strategic Plan for Software and IT Services, the TI Maior (Greater IT), which aims to attract global centers of research and development to the country. The agreement aims to expand Intel and the Federal Government's activities in research, development, software and local innovation in partnership with entrepreneurs, universities and research centers in Brazil. The initiative amounts to an investment of R$ 300 million from Intel in Brazil.


Energy, Transportation, and Education will be the priority segments for the research projects. Intel's Software and Services Group expects to hire up to 80 engineers in the country over the next five years looking to support the 70,000 local software companies and 400,000 local software developers.


National and Global Challenge
"The joint efforts we are announcing today create exciting opportunities to develop cutting-edge technology that will create breakthrough innovations in energy, transportation, education and software development and explore new growth markets. We look forward to this new partnership between Intel and Brazil and the opportunity to position Brazil as a global center of IT innovation," said Justin Rattner, Intel's Chief Technology Officer."


The expectation is up to 300 researchers in the country will be connected to the Intel global research network, investigating issues related to cutting-edge technology. The work will be developed through research cells located in various centers of excellence across the country, connected to Intel Labs within a structure known as the "Intel Strategic Research Alliance."


Earlier, Intel Labs established the Intel Strategic Research Alliance (ISRA) in Brazil, focused on research for pre-silicon hardware validation with UNICAMP. Intel is now broadening the program with other partner universities, with work focused on the development of system-on-chip (SoC) security and encryption solutions in low-energy consumption environments. Five projects were selected from researchers presented by seven universities: UNICAMP, USP, UNB, UFMG, PUC-PR, UFPR and UTFPR.


Innovative Initiatives
These initiatives range from local development of reference designs to specific solutions for problems and needs of the country in the selected areas and even expansion and evolution of the Brazilian ecosystem in these segments.


Within the priority areas, the projects include:

  • Education ‐ Enable greater educational efficiency through the development of holistic solutions designed especially for Brazil through collaboration with research institutes, teachers and the local ecosystem.
  • Energy ‐ Cutting-edge research to create new simulation and visualization solutions built specifically for exploration of the oil and gas pre-salt layer by Intel researchers specializing in state-of-the-art, high-performance computing.
  • Transportation ‐ Joint development of solutions based on advanced technologies in machine-machine interface to increase efficiency in the management of passenger and cargo traffic. Technology transfer to foster the local ecosystem and enable local manufacturing for domestic companies is also planned.

Software Initiatives
Intel has also significantly expanded its activities in the area of ​​software and services in the country, through direct investment and local hires as well as through projects with companies and universities. The company plans to hire about 80 software engineers in the country in the next five years, to offer support and local software developers, creating access to Intel programs for more than 70,000 companies and 400,000 software developers in Brazil.


Through its incentive and community programs, Intel strives to leverage the production of locally developed software solutions, particularly in areas such as gaming, mobility, cloud computing and new platforms such as the Ultrabook ™, a new category of mobile devices inspired by Intel, as well as tablets and smartphones.


Intel will also collaborate with Brazilian universities for the revamping of curricula for courses in computer science and software development, as well providing academic researchers and laboratories access to high-performance computing (HPC).


"This agreement marks the beginning of a new phase for Intel Brazil, where we assume a direct role in stimulating innovation for sustainable growth of the country," said Fernando Martins, president of Intel Brazil. "In the next five years we hope to contribute a great deal through training of professionals through research and development in conjunction with Brazilian universities and national companies."



About Intel
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About TI Maior
The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation conducted a broad analysis on deficiencies in the IT Software and Services sector in the country. Based on these studies, the MCTI developed the Strategic Program for Software and Information Technology Services for 2012-2015, known as the TI Maior (Greater IT). Participants included sector organizations, consultants and other branches of government. The plan considered the experience of countries that have had success with incentive programs for the software industry, including the United States, Israel, India, South Korea, Chile and England.

Chip Shot: Using Voice, Gestures and Facial Recognition to Control Our Phones

In the latest Mobile Insights from Mobile World Congress, we caught up with Renee James, executive vice president and general manager of Intel’s Software and Services Group, Shiyou He, EVP of ZTE, Hermann Eul, corporate vice president and general manager of Intel’s Mobile and Communications Group, and Dean Elwood, Founder and CEO of Voxygen. These thought leaders introduced us to new, future possibilities for engaging with mobile technology including gestural computing, facial recognition, voice recognition and search. The Mobile Insights program brings a variety of unique perspectives from thought leaders across industries to explain how mobility touches various parts of our lives.

Take a Walk on the Mobile Side at NVIDIA’s Mobile World Congress Booth

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We promise no sangria or tapas, but if you can’t be at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress this week, here’s some consolation: a video walk on the mobile side through our booth.

You’ll find our freshest quad-core mobile processors, LTE modem, GRID cloud gaming systems, Project SHIELD portable, and NVIDIA auto technologies.

This is the first time we’re showing how each technology in the NVIDIA ecosystem innovates and complements the others.

With our GRID Cloud Gaming system, for example, we’re showcasing how we use GPUs to stream games to your Tegra-powered tablet or phone, PC  and smart TV.

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Our booth at this year’s Mobile World Congress.

We’re also showing how our Tegra 4-powered Project SHIELD plays the best Android games, and streams the latest PC titles from your GeForce GTX-powered PC.

And to demonstrate Tegra 4’s media streaming, we’re streaming 4K-resolution movies from Tegra 4 reference tablets via HDMI to an 80-inch 4K TV. To round it all off, we’re featuring the latest games and apps on Tegra devices.

Then there’s our just-announced Tegra 4i mobile processor. It’s NVIDIA’s first mobile system-on-a chip with an integrated 4G LTE modem. You’ll see the demos we’re showing of it being used to live stream 1080p video, 100Mbps LTE data transfers – and, of course, the newest TegraZone games.