Note from Pat Gelsinger to Intel

Pat Gelsinger, who today was named chief executive officer of Intel Corporation, effective Feb. 15, 2021, sent the following note to all Intel employees:

Intel Pat GelsingerI am thrilled and humbled to be returning to Intel as CEO. I was 18 years old when I joined Intel, fresh out of the Lincoln Technical Institute. Over the next 30 years of my tenure at Intel, I had the honor to be mentored at the feet of Grove, Noyce and Moore. Intel then helped me continue my education at Santa Clara University and Stanford University. The company also gave me the opportunity to work on the forefront of silicon innovation with the best and brightest talent in the industry.

My experience at Intel has shaped my entire career, and I am forever grateful to this company. To come back “home” to Intel in the role of CEO during what is such a critical time for innovation, as we see the digitization of everything accelerating, will be the greatest honor of my career.

I have tremendous regard for the company’s rich history and the powerful technologies created here that have transformed, and continue to transform, the world’s digital infrastructure. We have incredible talent and remarkable technical expertise that is the envy of the industry.

I look forward to working with all of you to continue to shape the future of technology. While Intel’s history is rich, the transformation from a CPU to multi-architecture XPU company is exciting and our opportunity as a world-leading semiconductor manufacturer is greater than it’s ever been. I will be sharing more in the near-term about my vision and strategy for Intel, but I know we can continue to accelerate innovation, strengthen our core business and create value for our shareholders, customers and employees.

I want to extend my gratitude to Bob for his leadership and significant contributions to Intel through this critical period of transformation. I welcome his counsel and ongoing guidance through the transition period to make it as seamless as possible for our customers and all of you.

I’m sure you will have many questions about what is to come, and I look forward to hearing them, even if I won’t have all the answers on day one. I can’t wait to resume this journey with all of you.

– Pat

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Intel Appoints Tech Industry Leader Pat Gelsinger as New CEO

News Highlights:

  • Bob Swan will remain in CEO role until February 15
  • Intel expects to exceed its previously communicated guidance for fourth-quarter 2020 revenue and earnings per share (EPS). Full fourth-quarter results will be released Jan. 21, 2021, as scheduled.
  • The company has made strong progress on its 7nm process technology and will provide an update on its Jan. 21 earnings call.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 13, 2021 – Intel today announced that its board of directors has appointed 40-year technology industry leader Pat Gelsinger as its new chief executive officer, effective Feb. 15, 2021. Gelsinger will also join the Intel board of directors upon assuming the role. He will succeed Bob Swan, who will remain CEO until Feb. 15.

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Intel Corporation’s board of directors has named Pat Gelsinger as its CEO. He will take on the role on Feb. 15, 2021.
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Today’s announcement is unrelated to Intel’s 2020 financial performance. Intel expects its fourth-quarter 2020 revenue and EPS to exceed its prior guidance provided on Oct. 22, 2020. In addition, the company has made strong progress on its 7nm process technology and plans on providing an update when it reports its full fourth-quarter and full-year 2020 results as previously scheduled on Jan. 21, 2021.

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Gelsinger is a highly respected CEO and industry veteran with more than four decades of technology and leadership experience, including 30 years at Intel where he began his career.

“Pat is a proven technology leader with a distinguished track record of innovation, talent development, and a deep knowledge of Intel. He will continue a values-based cultural leadership approach with a hyper focus on operational execution,” said Omar Ishrak, independent chairman of the Intel board. “After careful consideration, the board concluded that now is the right time to make this leadership change to draw on Pat’s technology and engineering expertise during this critical period of transformation at Intel. The board is confident that Pat, together with the rest of the leadership team, will ensure strong execution of Intel’s strategy to build on its product leadership and take advantage of the significant opportunities ahead as it continues to transform from a CPU to a multi-architecture XPU company.”

“I am thrilled to rejoin and lead Intel forward at this important time for the company, our industry and our nation,” said Gelsinger. “Having begun my career at Intel and learned at the feet of Grove, Noyce and Moore, it’s my privilege and honor to return in this leadership capacity. I have tremendous regard for the company’s rich history and powerful technologies that have created the world’s digital infrastructure. I believe Intel has significant potential to continue to reshape the future of technology and look forward to working with the incredibly talented global Intel team to accelerate innovation and create value for our customers and shareholders.”

“The board and I deeply appreciate Bob Swan for his leadership and significant contributions through this period of transformation for Intel,” continued Ishrak. “Under his leadership, Intel has made significant progress on its strategy to transform into a multi-architecture XPU company to capitalize on market shifts and extend Intel’s reach into fast-growing markets. Bob has also been instrumental in reenergizing the company’s culture to drive better execution of our product and innovation roadmap. He leaves Intel in a strong strategic and financial position, and we thank him for his ongoing guidance as he works with Pat to ensure the leadership transition is seamless.”

“My goal over the past two years has been to position Intel for a new era of distributed intelligence, improving execution to strengthen our core CPU franchise and extending our reach to accelerate growth,” said Swan. “With significant progress made across those priorities, we’re now at the right juncture to make this transition to the next leader of Intel. I am fully supportive of the board’s selection of Pat and have great confidence that, under his leadership and the rest of the management team, Intel will continue to lead the market as one of the world’s most influential technology companies.”

Most recently, Gelsinger served as the CEO of VMware since 2012, where he significantly transformed the company into a recognized global leader in cloud infrastructure, enterprise mobility and cyber security, almost tripling the company’s annual revenues. Prior to joining VMware, Gelsinger was president and chief operating officer of EMC Information Infrastructure Products at EMC, overseeing engineering and operations for information storage, data computing, backup and recovery, RSA security and enterprise solutions. Before joining EMC, he spent 30 years at Intel, becoming the company’s first chief technology officer and driving the creation of key industry technologies such as USB and Wi-Fi. He was the architect of the original 80486 processor, led 14 different microprocessor programs and played key roles in the Core and Xeon families.

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CES 2021: Thomas Friedman and Prof. Amnon Shashua

Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Friedman and Mobileye’s Dan David laureate Prof. Amnon Shashua will explore the global impact of artificial intelligence. During the intimate 30-minute fireside chat, the two will explore the technological mega shifts shaping the world, from the ethics and values governing today’s technology to the challenges facing a rapid pace of change and automation. They will also collectively share their vision for maximizing opportunities in the era of disruption.

Tune in to the livestream on this page: Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 6:45 a.m. PST

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CES 2021: Under the Hood with Prof. Amnon Shashua

mobileye garage 2x1 1On the heels of Monday’s Intel news conference, Prof. Amnon Shashua will take a deeper and more technical dive into the company’s latest progress on automated driving technologies. He will get under the hood of RoadBook™ and how Mobileye is building a scalable, autonomous vehicle map that differs greatly from traditional high-definition maps, from how the data is harvested to the state-of-the-art algorithms that automate the map creation. He will also discuss the company’s lidar ambitions, its RSS progress and the recent announcement of SuperVision™, Mobileye’s most advanced hands-free driving system.

Tune in to the livestream on this page: Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 10 a.m. PST

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CES 2021: Intel Announces Four New Processor Families

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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • At its CES news conference, Intel highlighted how it is driving technology leadership with the introduction of more than 50 processors, resulting in more than 500 new designs for laptops and desktops coming to market in 2021.
  • Intel launched the 11th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro® platform and Intel® Evo™ vPro® platform, delivering the highest performance and most comprehensive hardware-based security1.
  • Intel introduced the new N-series 10-nanometer Intel® Pentium® Silver and Intel® Celeron® processors that offer an unmatched balance of performance, media and collaboration for education systems.
  • Intel announced a new line of 11th Gen Intel® Core™ H-series mobile processors for gaming platforms that deliver an industry-leading balance of mobility and enthusiast-level gaming.
  • Intel also previewed products coming to market later in 2021, including 11th Gen Intel® Core™ S-series desktop processors (code-named “Rocket Lake-S”) and its next-generation processors (code-named “Alder Lake”).

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 11, 2021 – In a world where computing is pervasive and intelligence is distributed across every surface – from the cloud to the network to the intelligent edge – Intel today at CES 2021 highlighted how it is driving technology leadership to define the future of computing for people, business and society.

To help people navigate through this extraordinary time, Intel introduced new processors for business, education, mobile and gaming computing platforms – all designed to offer the premium PC experiences people deserve, with the most choices and no limits.

More: Intel at CES 2021 (Press Kit) | Mobileye Innovation Will Bring AVs to Everyone, Everywhere (News Release) |  2021 CES Keynote News Conference (Press/Analyst Deck) | 11th Gen Intel vPro Platform (Product Brief) | 11th Gen Intel Core H Series Processors (Product Brief) | 11th Gen Intel Core H Series Processors for Ultraportable Gaming (Press Deck)

“Only Intel has the breadth of products spanning multiple architectures; the large, open ecosystem; sheer scale of manufacturing footprint; and deep technical expertise customers need to unlock opportunities in this era of distributed intelligence,” said Intel Executive Vice President Gregory Bryant. “With an intense focus on execution for our core products and across our broader portfolio, we’re introducing a series of leadership products at CES with more following throughout the year.”

Introducing 11th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro®: The Best Platform for Business

For business, Intel introduced the 11th Gen Intel vPro platform, an unrivaled business platform delivering the industry’s highest performance and world’s most comprehensive hardware-based security2. The new 11th Gen Intel Core vPro processors unveiled today are based on the world’s best business processor for thin-and-light laptops2 and, when combined with the new Intel Core vPro platform, offer:

  • Intel® Hardware Shield, providing the world’s most comprehensive security deep in hardware for business3 and the industry’s first silicon-enabled artificial intelligence (AI) threat detection to help stop ransomware and crypto-mining attacks. It is also equipped with Intel® Control Flow Enforcement Technology, ground-breaking technology to help shut down an entire class of attacks that long evaded software-only solutions4.
  • Intel 10-nanometer (nm) SuperFin technology, delivering industry-leading performance, Intel® Iris® Xe graphics and the world’s biggest Wi-Fi improvement in 20 years – with integrated Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) that enables up to six times faster uploads and downloads in the office and nearly three times faster speeds at home versus standard Wi-Fi 55.
  • Eight times6 better AI performance, enabling businesses new compute power to keep pace with the fast-changing software ecosystem, and up to 2.3 times faster7 creation and video editing compared to the previous generation.
  • Up to 23% faster productivity8 than the competition when using apps like Office 365 and the best business collaboration experience, enabling more than 50% faster9 office productivity compared to the competition while on a video conference call.

Intel also launched the Intel® Evo™ vPro® platform, the best laptop experience for business users10. Laptop designs verified on the Intel Evo vPro platform are stylish, thin and light and provide an amazing immersive visual experience. They also offer remarkable responsiveness, instant wake and real-world battery life. More than 60 new laptops from top manufacturers will be available this year, combining the security and manageability of vPro and the amazing on-the-go experiences of Intel Evo. Additionally, Intel announced Intel Evo Chromebooks, enabling a new class of premium Chromebooks.

New Processors and Partnerships for Best Education Platform

Use of the PC as an essential education tool has accelerated greatly worldwide over the past year. To meet the growing needs of students, Intel introduced new N-series Intel® Pentium® Silver and Celeron® processors with an unmatched balance of performance, media and collaboration for education systems. The processors are designed on Intel’s 10nm architecture, delivering up to 35%11 better overall application performance and up to 78% better graphics performance gen on gen. This enables smooth application performance and browsing while multitasking, plus advanced camera and connectivity features for an enriched video conferencing and viewing experience.

As critical as advancing technology for meeting students’ evolving needs is putting laptops in their hands. Even with accelerated adoption, up to 30% of U.S. school children still lack internet or laptops for learning, and the pandemic has only exacerbated those requirements. During the last 15 years, Intel has invested more than $1 billion globally in education, including training for more than 15 million teachers. Last April, Intel launched the Online Learning Initiative and has provided hundreds of thousands of devices, as well as connectivity and resources, to students worldwide. Intel will continue these efforts in 2021 along with partners from inside and outside the technology industry.

New Line of 11th Gen Intel® Core™ H-series Mobile Processors for the Best Gaming Platforms

Intel launched a new line of 11th Gen Intel Core H-series mobile processors for gaming that extends the 11th Gen mobile family of products and pushes the limits of what’s possible for enthusiast-level gaming in laptops as thin as 16 millimeters. Led by the Intel® Core™ i7 Special Edition 4-core processor with up to 5 gigahertz (GHz) Turbo, these H35 processors are specifically targeted for ultraportable gaming. They feature new Gen 4 PCIE architecture for connecting to latest discrete graphics and deliver amazingly low latency and immersive game play on the go. At CES, Acer, ASUS, MSI and Vaio announced new systems powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core H35-series processor for ultraportable gaming, with more than 40 designs from top manufacturing partners launching in the first half of 2021.

For mobile enthusiasts who want desktop-caliber gaming and creation performance, Intel also announced an 8-core processor that will start shipping later this quarter. This platform is unique in the industry with features that would normally only be found in high-end desktop systems – including up to 5GHz, 20 lanes of PCIe Gen 4.0 architecture for fastest storage and discrete graphics, and Intel® Killer™ Wi-fi 6E (Gig+).

Preview of Next-Generation “Rocket Lake” and “Alder Lake” Technologies for Leadership Desktop and Mobile Platforms

Intel also demonstrated next-generation desktop technology for gamers and enthusiasts coming to market in 11th Gen Intel® Core™ S-series desktop processors (“Rocket Lake-S”). Featuring 19% gen-over-gen instructions per cycle (IPC) improvement12 for the highest frequency cores and headlined by the Intel Core i9-11900K, these processors will bring even more performance to gamers and PC enthusiasts at launch in the first quarter of 2021.

Additionally, Intel demonstrated “Alder Lake,” the next-generation processor that represents a significant breakthrough in x86 architecture and Intel’s most power-scalable system-on-chip. Due in second half of 2021, Alder Lake will combine high-performance cores and high-efficiency cores into a single product. Alder Lake will also be Intel’s first processor built on a new, enhanced version of 10nm SuperFin and will serve as the foundation for leadership desktop and mobile processors that deliver smarter, faster and more efficient real-world computing.

In thin & light Windows-based devices, based on 1) unique features and performance testing on industry benchmarks and Representative Usage Guides across 3 key usages: productivity, creation, and collaboration, comparing Intel® Core™ vPro® i7-1185G7 to AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U and 2) an IOActive study (commissioned by Intel) comparing Intel® Hardware Shield security capabilities on 11th Gen Intel Core vPro processors with corresponding competitor technologies. All testing as of December 2020. Visit www.Intel.com/11thgenvpro for details. Results may vary.

In thin & light Windows-based devices, based on unique features and performance testing (as of December 1, 2020) on industry benchmarks and Representative Usage Guides across 3 key usages: productivity, creation, and collaboration of Intel® Core™ vPro® i7-1185G7, including in comparison to AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U. Visit www.Intel.com/11thgenvpro for details. Results may vary.

In thin & light Windows-based devices, based on unique features and testing by IOActive (commissioned by Intel; as of December 2020) comparing Intel® Hardware Shield security capabilities with corresponding technologies in an AMD Ryzen Pro 4750U-based system. Visit www.intel.com/11thgenvpro for details. Results may vary.

Intel Control-flow Enforcement Technology (CET) is designed to help protect against jump/call-oriented programming (JOP/COP) attack methods and return-oriented programming (ROP) attack methods, malware known as memory safety issues and which comprise over half of ZDI-disclosed vulnerabilities.  Visit www.intel.com/11thgenvpro for details.  Results may vary.

For more information about the data presented, visit www.intel.com/wifi6disclaimers.

As measured by MLPerf v0.7 Inference, Mobile Notebooks, Closed Division with Offline Scenario using OpenVINO 2021.1 Pre framework on MobileNetEdge model int8 GPU (Batch=16) on 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G7 Processor vs highest attainable MLPerfv0.7 Inference, Mobile Notebooks, Closed Division with Offline Scenario using OpenVINO 2021.1 Pre framework on MobileNetEdge model int8 GPU (Batch=1) on 10th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro® i7-10810U processor

As measured by Video Editing workflow. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro® i7-1185G7 Processor vs. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro® i7-10610U Processor

As measured by Microsoft Office 365 workflow. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro® i7-1185G7 Processor vs. MD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U

As measured by Productivity and Collaboration Workflow. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro® i7-1185G7 Processor vs. AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U

10 In thin & light Windows-based devices, based on 1) unique features and performance testing on industry benchmarks and Representative Usage Guides across 3 key usages: productivity, creation, and collaboration, comparing Intel® Core™ vPro® i7-1185G7to AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U and 2) an IOActive study (commissioned by Intel) comparing Intel® Hardware Shield security capabilities on 11th Gen Intel Core vPro processors with corresponding competitor technologies. All testing as of December 2020. Intel Evo vPro designs are co-engineered as part of Intel’s comprehensive laptop innovation program Project Athena then tested, measured, and verified against a premium specification and key experience indicators to ensure unparalleled user experiences. Visit www.Intel.com/11thgenvpro for details. Results may vary.

11 Source: Intel estimates as of January 2021. Based on measurements on Intel Pentium Silver and Celeron measured on platforms with Intel® Pentium® Silver N6000 Processor, PL1=6W TDP, PL2 = 20W 4C4T, Turbo up to 3.3GHz, Motherboard: JSL RVP, Graphics: Intel® UHD Graphics 605, Memory: 2x4GB DDR4- 3200, Storage: 512GB Intel SSD 660P, OS: Windows* 10 20 H1, OS Version 19041.546, BIOS : 2385.02_140 vs. Intel® Pentium® N5030 Processor, PL1=6W TDP, PL2 = 15W 4C4T, Turbo up to 3.1GHz, Motherboard: GLK RVP, Graphics: Intel® UHD Graphics 605, Memory: 2x4GB DDR4 -2400, Storage: 256GB Intel® SSD 540s Series, OS: Windows* 10 19H1, OS Version: 10.0.19041.630 BIOS : 0064_42

12 Source: Intel estimates as of January 2021. Based on measurements on Intel Internal reference platforms running SPEC CPU 2017 1-copy rate on 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900K vs 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10900K (running each at the same fixed frequency).

Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors. Learn more at www.Intel.com/PerformanceIndex​.

Performance results are based on testing as of dates shown in configurations and may not reflect all publicly available ​updates.  See CES 2021 Claim Appendix on intel.com/PerformanceIndex for configuration details.  No product or component can be absolutely secure.

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CES 2021: Intel News Conference – Gregory Bryant: Do More with the Power of Computing

bryant 2x1 1The transformative power of computing to help people do more is clear. At CES 2021, Intel Executive Vice President Gregory Bryant and other Intel executives will highlight how Intel is executing and driving innovation in process technology, packaging and architecture to deliver that transformative computing experience for consumers and businesses alike.

As we enter the era of distributed intelligence, computing is pervasive and intelligence is distributed. Put simply: Everything looks like a computer, and everything is in the cloud. At CES 2021, Bryant and team will expand on how Intel is delivering for its customers as the company embraces the incredible growth opportunity this data revolution has created. This includes Intel introducing more than 50 processors for business, education, mobile and gaming computing platforms – resulting in more than 500 new designs for laptops and desktops coming to market in 2021.

Tune in to the livestream on this page: Monday, Jan. 11, at 1 p.m. PST

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CES 2021: Mobileye Innovation Will Bring AVs to Everyone, Everywhere

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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Automated, worldwide autonomous vehicle (AV) mapping capability allows Mobileye to expand its AV test fleets; new vehicles expected in Detroit, Tokyo, Shanghai, Paris and (pending regulation) New York City early this year.
  • Intel brings its XPU strategy, expertise and manufacturing capability in silicon photonics to develop a lidar system-on-chip (SoC) for Mobileye use in AVs starting in 2025.
  • Mobileye plans a software-defined radar customized to autonomous vehicles.
  • Mobileye reveals that cars using its existing technology have mapped nearly 1 billion kilometers globally, with more than 8 million kilometers mapped daily.

Jerusalem, Jan. 11, 2021 — Mobileye, an Intel Company, today previewed the strategy and technology that will enable autonomous vehicles (AV) to fulfill their lifesaving promise globally. During two sessions at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show, Mobileye president and chief executive officer Amnon Shashua will explain how Mobileye is set up to win globally in the AV industry.

“The backing of Intel and the trinity of our approach means that Mobileye can scale at an unprecedented manner,” Shashua said. “From the beginning, every part of our plan aims for rapid geographic and economic scalability – and today’s news shows how our innovations are enabling us to execute on that strategy.”

The Mobileye Trinity

In describing the trinity of the Mobileye approach, Shashua will explain the importance of delivering a sensing solution that is orders of magnitude more capable than human drivers. He will describe how Mobileye’s technology – including Road Experience Management™ (REM™) mapping technology, rules-based Responsibility-Sensitive Safety (RSS) driving policy and two separate, truly redundant sensing subsystems based on world-leading camera, radar and lidar technology – combine to deliver such a solution.

More: Intel News Conference – Amnon Shashua:  It’s Time to Go (Video) | Intel at CES 2021 (Press Kit) | Mobileye News | Autonomous Driving News

Mobileye’s approach solves the scale challenge from both a technology and business perspective. Getting the technology down to an affordable cost in line with the market for future AVs is crucial to enabling global proliferation. Mobileye’s solution starts with the inexpensive camera as the primary sensor combined with a secondary, truly redundant sensing system enabling safety-critical performance that is at least three orders of magnitude safer than humans. Using True Redundancy™, Mobileye can validate this level of performance faster and at a lower cost than those who are doing so with a fused system.

New Radar and Lidar Technology

Shashua explained that the company envisions a future with AVs achieving enhanced radio- and light-based detection-and-ranging sensing, which is key to further raising the bar for road safety. Mobileye and Intel are introducing solutions that will innovatively deliver such advanced capabilities in radar and lidar for AVs while optimizing computing- and cost-efficiencies.

As described in Shashua’s “Under the Hood” session, Mobileye’s software-defined imaging radar technology with 2304 channels, 100DB dynamic range and 40 DBc side lobe level that together enable the radar to build a sensing state good enough for driving policy supporting autonomous driving. With fully digital and state-of-the-art signal processing, different scanning modes, rich raw detections and multi-frame tracking, Mobileye’s software-defined imaging radar represents a paradigm shift in architecture to enable a significant leap in performance.

Shashua also will explain how Intel’s specialized silicon photonics fab is able to put active and passive laser elements on a silicon chip. “This is really game-changing,” Shashua said of the lidar SoC expected in 2025. “And we call this a photonic integrated circuit, PIC. It has 184 vertical lines, and then those vertical lines are moved through optics. Having fabs that are able to do that, that’s very, very rare. So this gives Intel a significant advantage in building these lidars.”

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Worldwide Maps Bring AVs Everywhere

In Monday’s session, Shashua will explain the thinking behind Mobileye’s crowdsourced mapping technology. Mobileye’s unique and unprecedented technology can now map the world automatically with nearly 8 million kilometers tracked daily and nearly 1 billion kilometers completed to date. This mapping process differs from other approaches in its attention to semantic details that are crucial to an AV’s ability to understand and contextualize its environment.

For AVs to realize their life-saving promise, they must proliferate widely and be able to drive almost everywhere. Mobileye’s automated map-making process uses technology deployed on nearly 1 million vehicles already equipped with Mobileye advanced driver-assistance technology.

To demonstrate the scalable benefits of these automatic AV maps, Mobileye will start driving its AVs in four new countries without sending specialized engineers to those new locations. The company will instead send vehicles to local teams that support Mobileye customers. After appropriate training for safety, those vehicles will be able to drive. This approach was used in 2020 to enable AVs to start driving in Munich and Detroit within a few days.

Find out More  

Watch Mobileye’s day one press conference at 10 a.m. PST Monday, Jan. 11, and the deeper technology session at 10 a.m. PST Tuesday, Jan. 12. Both will be broadcast on the Intel Newsroom.

About Mobileye 

Mobileye is the global leader in the development of computer vision and machine learning, data analysis, localization and mapping for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and autonomous driving. Mobileye’s technology helps keep passengers safer on the roads, reduces the risks of traffic accidents, saves lives and has the potential to revolutionize the driving experience by enabling autonomous driving. Mobileye’s proprietary software algorithms and EyeQ® chips perform detailed interpretations of the visual field in order to anticipate possible collisions with other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, animals, debris and other obstacles. Mobileye’s products are also able to detect roadway markings such as lanes, road boundaries, barriers and similar items; identify and read traffic signs, directional signs and traffic lights; create a RoadBook™ of localized drivable paths and visual landmarks using REM™; and provide mapping for autonomous driving.

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CES 2021: Intel News Conference – Amnon Shashua:  It’s Time to Go

shashua lidar 2x1 1Prof. Amnon Shashua, senior vice president of Intel and chief executive officer of Mobileye, will explain what sets Mobileye’s autonomous driving ambitions apart from the pack. Joining him will be Ed Niedermeyer, author, columnist and co-host of Autonocast, who will provide his perspective on the significance of Mobileye’s news on the industry.

Shashua will kick off the virtual event with news on the company’s expanded global testing footprint before moving on to dissect the three core tenants of Mobileye’s ability to scale. During the 30-minute session, Shashua will unpack the Mobileye “trilogy:” a three-pronged differentiated growth strategy that encompasses the company’s automatically generated, crowdsourced high-definition maps; a driving policy based on Responsibility-Sensitive Safety (RSS); and the company’s camera-first mature sensing technology.

Tune in to the livestream on this page: Monday, Jan. 11, at 10 a.m. PST

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Intel Unveils New Partner Alliance to Unify the Channel

alliance 2x1 1What’s New: Intel today announced the official launch of the new Intel® Partner Alliance, going live Jan. 11, 2021. The alliance unifies longstanding Intel® partner programs, such as Intel® Technology Provider, Intel® IOT Solutions Alliance and Intel® Cloud Insider, into a single, streamlined offering for the full partner ecosystem. The new program is designed to enhance Intel’s relationship with valued partners and together accelerate new market opportunities in an increasingly data-centric world.

“The new Intel Partner Alliance will better reflect the diversity of business models among partners and give them the opportunity to maximize program benefits. We appreciate each of our partners for their continued collaboration to bring new technologies to life for our customers across the world.”
–Eric Thompson, Intel general manager of Global Partner Enablement

What It Will Look Like: The launch is anchored by a redesigned portal that will incorporate Intel® Partner University and Intel® Solutions Marketplace into one seamless platform, making it easier for partners to find the content they need, skill up on key technologies and collaborate for new opportunities.

What You’ll See: These changes are driven by Intel’s commitment to partners to unify the Intel Partner Programs. The key elements of the new Intel Partner Alliance include:

  • New partner types: Expansion of the types of partner roles Intel engages with to increase collaboration across the ecosystem. New roles include field programmable gate array design services, cloud service provider, independent software vendor, distributor, manufacturer, solution provider, original equipment manufacturer and service integrator.
  • Intel Partner University: Deeper training for Intel’s partners to grow their expertise on a variety of topics, solutions and specialties.
  • Personalized experiences: More personalized content for customers through artificial intelligence, whether it be rewards, trainings or products.
  • Benefits: Expansion of the rewards system to simplify and maximize program benefits and rewards across all partner levels and roles.
  • Intel Solutions Marketplace: New opportunities for partner connections and matchmaking, lead generation and management, and storefront monitoring.

Why It’s Important: The new Intel Partner Alliance will focus on solutions and connecting Intel’s partners with each other and new customers. It will provide an improved customer experience by streamlining multiple programs and infrastructures into a more integrated, flexible and customized partner program framework. As the industry evolves and businesses adapt, Intel is focused on unifying partners into one powerful platform that enables collaboration and innovation.

What Partners Need to Do: Starting Jan. 11, partners can log in to the new Intel® Portal to activate their accounts and explore the updated interface and new offerings. Existing partners are invited to a webcast to celebrate the launch and to hear from leaders how Intel is supporting them in 2021. Partners can attend the webcast on Jan. 12 from 8 to 9 a.m. PST or from 7 to 8 p.m. PST. Registration for the webcast is on the Intel Partner Alliance website.

More Context: Intel Partner Alliance Program | Intel Announces 2020 US Partner of the Year Awards for Excellence in Accelerating Innovation | Intel Unveils New Programs to Help Partners Connect, Innovate and Grow in a Data-Centric World

Intel Partner Stories: Intel Customer Spotlight on Intel.com | Partner Stories on Intel Newsroom

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Turn a Touch Interface Touchless with Intel RealSense TCS

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Intel RealSense Touch Control Software (TCS) enables a safe, touchless way to interact with today’s touch-based public displays. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
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What’s New: Today, Intel announced Intel® RealSense™ Touchless Control Software (TCS), a simple solution for converting a touch-based kiosk or digital sign into a safer, touchless one while maintaining a familiar and intuitive user experience. With the pandemic affecting people worldwide, pay and check-in stations, automated teller machines and ordering kiosks could use the Intel RealSense software and camera to offer safer, touch-free options.

“Intel RealSense TCS leverages computer vision to seamlessly convert a touch interaction to a touchless one. TCS provides a smooth transition without changing existing user interfaces or writing a single line of code, creating a safer way of interacting with public displays.”
–Sagi Ben Moshe, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of Emerging Growth and Incubation

Why It’s Important: Intel RealSense TCS is a cost-effective solution that easily transforms touch-based interfaces to touchless for safer interactions, without the need to replace existing displays or their core software systems. Banks, malls, restaurant chains, retailers and more rely on interactive displays for business operations and the need for a touchless solution has never been greater.

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Intel RealSense Touchless Control Software (TCS), when combined with an Intel RealSense Depth Camera D435, provides a seamless transition from touch to touchless, requiring no change to the core software, user interface or user experience. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
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How It Works: When combined with an Intel® RealSense™ Depth Camera D435, TCS provides a seamless conversion from touch to touchless, requiring no change to the core software, user interface or user experience. Designed to be easily incorporated into new and existing systems, TCS runs on top of current software to deliver a safer way to interact with public displays.

TCS supports a variety of kiosks and digital signs, ranging in size from 11 to 32 inches, in both landscape and portrait layouts. The Depth Camera D435 is mounted directly above a screen and enables touchless interaction with public displays, allowing users to interact just as they did before.

For more information on TCS, join the Intel RealSense virtual demo at CES on January 12-13, 2021.

More Context: Intel RealSense (Intel.com) | Intel RealSense (Press Kit)

The Small Print:
Intel is committed to respecting human rights and avoiding complicity in human rights abuses. See Intel’s Global Human Rights Principles.  Intel’s products and software are intended only to be used in applications that do not cause or contribute to a violation of an internationally recognized human right. 

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