Top Intel Desktop Innovations in the Past Year

minicomp4 2x1As technology continues to evolve and become more data-centric, the desktop PC remains a versatile go-to platform for gamers, content creators and prosumers. In fact, when people really need to get work done, over 80 percent turn to their PC1. At Intel, we’re excited by how far the PC has come and the opportunities that lie ahead. From the first Intel 8086 processor to the latest 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8086K processor delivering up to 5 GHz, here are some innovative ways Intel delivered leading performance in desktop PCs this past year, as we look to deliver new Intel Core X-series and S-series processors and 28-core processor leadership offerings later this year.

 

desktop 1 Processing to the Extreme: Intel® Core™ X-series Processors

New Intel® Core™ X-series processors became available in September 2017. Intel’s most scalable, accessible and powerful desktop platform ever, it includes the new Intel Core i9 processor brand and the Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition processor – the first consumer desktop processor with 18 cores and 36 threads of power. The Intel Core i9 processor takes mega-tasking content creation to the extreme with the optimal blend of processor performance and threads for managing massive workloads and platform capabilities with up to 44 PCIe lanes for multiple graphics cards and peripherals.

desktop 2 Intel’s Best Desktop Gaming Processor Ever: 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor

Introduced in September 2017, 8th Gen Intel® CoreTM desktop processors offer up to six cores for more processing power, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 to increase the maximum turbo frequency up to 4.7 GHz and up to 12MB of cache memory. With an unlocked 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8700K processor, enthusiasts can overclock2 the platform’s performance to its fullest potential for great gaming and VR experiences.

desktop 3 Blazing-Fast Gaming with Intel’s First Client Intel® Optane™ SSD

In October 2017, Intel announced the launch of the Intel® Optane™ SSD 900P Series, the first SSD for desktop PC and workstation users built on Intel Optane technology. The series is ideal for the most demanding storage workloads, including 3D rendering, complex simulations and fast game load times with incredibly low latency and endurance that gives users peace of mind.

desktop 4 Small and Mighty: Intel’s Trailblazing Hades Canyon NUC

At CES 2018 in January, Intel launched the Hades Canyon NUC, powered by an 8th Gen Intel® CoreTM i7 processor with Radeon™ RX Vega M graphics. This incredible 1.20-liter system is Intel’s smallest premium VR-capable system in the market and packs a powerful punch, allowing users to enjoy discrete-level graphics performance and amazing multimedia experiences for immersive gaming and home theaters.

desktop 5 Celebrating the Original: 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8086K Limited Edition Processor

In June this year, Intel announced the new 8th Gen Intel® CoreTM i7-8086K Limited Edition processor, celebrating 40 years since Intel introduced the x86 architecture to the industry with the Intel 8086 microprocessor. The commemorative processor is the first Intel processor with up to 5 GHz single-core turbo frequency and a 4 GHz base frequency out of the box, delivering incredible desktop gaming performance with the power for advanced content creation and productivity.

desktop 6 Intel’s Creator PCs Move the PC into the Next Era of Content Creation

At Computex 2018 in June, Gregory Bryant, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group, introduced the Creator PC category that Intel is enabling with its OEM partners. Creator PCs provide differentiated aesthetics and peripherals, upgradable form factors, and end-to-end technology optimized for the creator workflow, including Intel® Core™ i7 and Intel Core i9 processor performance, Thunderbolt™ 3 technology and Intel® OptaneTM SSDs.

1GIA Tech Attitudes Study 2018

2Altering clock frequency or voltage may damage or reduce the useful life of the processor and other system components, and may reduce system stability and performance. Product warranties may not apply if the processor is operated beyond its specifications. Check with the manufacturers of system and components for additional details.

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Intellectual Property Owner’s Association Recognizes Intel’s Patent Prowess

At Intel, “Innovation is everything.” The words of Intel co-founder Robert Noyce were true in 1961 when he received a patent for the integrated circuit, in 1968 when Intel was founded, and in the nearly 50 years since. The result has been Intel patents for foundational technologies such as the single-chip microprocessor, memory management and countless others. In total, Intel owns more than 90,000 worldwide patent assets covering a wide range of technologies from semiconductor manufacturing to wireless networking. And last week, with 3,414 patents granted in 2016, the Intellectual Property Owner’s Association (IPO) recognized Intel as ranking No. 4 on its annual list of the top 300 U.S. patent recipients.

Intel’s unrelenting commitment to innovation has kept Moore’s Law alive over the past half-century. Moore’s Law, in turn, has unleashed growth benefiting many industries and creating others. The strength of Intel’s patent portfolio is a testament to this unwavering investment in innovation. From 2005-2016, Intel spent more than $100 billion in R&D, spending $12.7 billion in 2016 alone, and yielding 55,000 granted patents for Intel.

Intel: R&D and Patent Powerhouse

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With its steadfast leadership in R&D, Intel developed new microarchitectures and advanced silicon manufacturing processes, and outpaced our peers with Intel’s 14 nanometer (nm) technology. But the most important impact of Intel innovation goes far beyond silicon. By selling and licensing our technology, Intel enables and powers the most sophisticated computers, data centers, sensors and other high-tech devices in the world. Together with our industry partners, we’re advancing amazing innovations in artificial intelligence, 5G, autonomous driving and virtual reality that are transforming the way we work and live.

Intel protects these diverse technological innovations with broad patent coverage, as shown in the chart below.

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Intel owns thousands of worldwide patents in technologies ranging from circuits and processors, to software, image processing and other AI-related areas. To anybody familiar with Intel’s world-class leadership in silicon manufacturing, it will come as no surprise that Intel’s patent portfolio contains over 6,000 patents related to semiconductor packaging and process technology and over 7,000 related to processor technology. Intel also owns nearly 13,000 patents on wireless technology.

Another strength of Intel’s patent portfolio is its wide geographical footprint. Intel’s international patent portfolio includes 4,700 patents granted in China, and tens of thousands in Europe. Intel’s European portfolio includes 11,000 granted German patents, over 2,000 in France, and nearly 1,000 in the Netherlands. Indeed, Intel has been among the top 10 non-European filers in the European Patent Office for the past three years. Intel also was the No. 1 patent filer in Taiwan in 2015 and 2016 and also has been consistently one of the top 10 U.S. filers in China over the past six years. Moreover, Intel has been granted patents in over 50 countries around the world. Intel’s patent portfolio spans from Argentina to Vietnam, with many stops in between including Australia, Japan, Russia and South Korea.

In addition to its technological and geographical breadth, the Intel patent portfolio boasts a diverse pedigree of accomplished inventors. In 1971, two Intel inventors were granted patents. To date, over 19,000 U.S. inventors have been granted at least one U.S. patent. But Intel’s innovation is not limited to U.S. inventors. Fifty-seven current or past Intel inventors, from over 40 countries, have been granted over 100 patents each. And Intel has a deep bench: Nearly 5,000 Intel inventors were granted one or more U.S. patents in 2016.

Moreover, Intel carefully protects its industry-leading advances with high-quality patents. Many of these patents have durability because semiconductor, hardware and wireless inventions are often persistent, remaining important components of products for decades. The high quality of Intel’s patents has been recognized by many industry organizations including The Wall Street Journal, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Intellectual Asset Magazine, Ocean Tomo, and the International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards (ILASA).

Robert Noyce was right when he said, “Innovation is everything.” At Intel, we are committed to innovation and protecting our inventions.

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Intellectual Property Owners Association Recognizes Intel’s Patent Prowess

At Intel, “Innovation is everything.” The words of Intel co-founder Robert Noyce were true in 1961 when he received a patent for the integrated circuit, in 1968 when Intel was founded, and in the nearly 50 years since. The result has been Intel patents for foundational technologies such as the single-chip microprocessor, memory management and countless others. In total, Intel owns more than 90,000 worldwide patent assets covering a wide range of technologies from semiconductor manufacturing to wireless networking. And last week, with 3,414 patents granted in 2016, the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) recognized Intel as ranking No. 4 on its annual list of the top 300 U.S. patent recipients.

Intel’s unrelenting commitment to innovation has kept Moore’s Law alive over the past half-century. Moore’s Law, in turn, has unleashed growth benefiting many industries and creating others. The strength of Intel’s patent portfolio is a testament to this unwavering investment in innovation. From 2005-2016, Intel spent more than $100 billion in R&D, spending $12.7 billion in 2016 alone, and yielding 55,000 granted patents for Intel.

Intel: R&D and Patent Powerhouse

intel-ip-chart1

With its steadfast leadership in R&D, Intel developed new microarchitectures and advanced silicon manufacturing processes, and outpaced our peers with Intel’s 14 nanometer (nm) technology. But the most important impact of Intel innovation goes far beyond silicon. By selling and licensing our technology, Intel enables and powers the most sophisticated computers, data centers, sensors and other high-tech devices in the world. Together with our industry partners, we’re advancing amazing innovations in artificial intelligence, 5G, autonomous driving and virtual reality that are transforming the way we work and live.

Intel protects these diverse technological innovations with broad patent coverage, as shown in the chart below.

intel-ip-chart2

Intel owns thousands of worldwide patents in technologies ranging from circuits and processors, to software, image processing and other AI-related areas. To anybody familiar with Intel’s world-class leadership in silicon manufacturing, it will come as no surprise that Intel’s patent portfolio contains over 6,000 patents related to semiconductor packaging and process technology and over 7,000 related to processor technology. Intel also owns nearly 13,000 patents on wireless technology.

Another strength of Intel’s patent portfolio is its wide geographical footprint. Intel’s international patent portfolio includes 4,700 patents granted in China, and tens of thousands in Europe. Intel’s European portfolio includes 11,000 granted German patents, over 2,000 in France, and nearly 1,000 in the Netherlands. Indeed, Intel has been among the top 10 non-European filers in the European Patent Office for the past three years. Intel also was the No. 1 patent filer in Taiwan in 2015 and 2016 and also has been consistently one of the top 10 U.S. filers in China over the past six years. Moreover, Intel has been granted patents in over 50 countries around the world. Intel’s patent portfolio spans from Argentina to Vietnam, with many stops in between including Australia, Japan, Russia and South Korea.

In addition to its technological and geographical breadth, the Intel patent portfolio boasts a diverse pedigree of accomplished inventors. In 1971, two Intel inventors were granted patents. To date, over 19,000 U.S. inventors have been granted at least one U.S. patent. But Intel’s innovation is not limited to U.S. inventors. Fifty-seven current or past Intel inventors, from over 40 countries, have been granted over 100 patents each. And Intel has a deep bench: Nearly 5,000 Intel inventors were granted one or more U.S. patents in 2016.

Moreover, Intel carefully protects its industry-leading advances with high-quality patents. Many of these patents have durability because semiconductor, hardware and wireless inventions are often persistent, remaining important components of products for decades. The high quality of Intel’s patents has been recognized by many industry organizations including The Wall Street Journal, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Intellectual Asset Magazine, Ocean Tomo, and the International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards (ILASA).

Robert Noyce was right when he said, “Innovation is everything.” At Intel, we are committed to innovation and protecting our inventions.

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X86: Approaching 40 and Still Going Strong

By Steven Rodgers and Richard A. Uhlig

It’s been nearly 40 years since Intel introduced the first x86 microprocessor, the Intel 8086. Launched on June 8, 1978, the 8086 powered the first IBM Personal Computer and literally changed the world. Through discipline, imagination and the relentless advancement of Moore’s Law, Intel continues to innovate, introducing enhancements to its x86 instruction set architecture (ISA) with every new generation of microprocessors. Intel’s innovations have achieved spectacular commercial success, and Intel carefully protects its intellectual property rights in these inventions.

Benefits of x86 ISA Innovation

Intel’s investment in instruction set innovation over the past 40 years has enabled far-reaching advancements in computing and provided great benefits for consumers, businesses and entire industries. These innovations include:

Richer, More Exciting PC Applications: One of the earliest enhancements to the x86 ISA was MMX technology, introduced in 1996. “This extension accelerated calculations common in what at the time was called ‘the Multimedia experience’ and included audio, 2D and 3D graphics, video, speech synthesis and recognition, and data communications algorithms, enabling software developers to design richer, more exciting multimedia applications for the PC,” said Alex Peleg, Intel Fellow and co-inventor of Intel MMX technology.

Enhanced Visualization and Real-Time Rendering of Complex Worlds: Introduced in 1999, Streaming SIMD Extensions (SSE) included instructions targeting applications that operate on arrays of single-precision floating-point data elements (3D geometry, 3D rendering, and video encoding and decoding applications). “The performance increase afforded by the single precision SIMD-FP ISA improved the image quality for real-time 3D applications, thus improving visualization on PC platforms and enabling real-time rendering of complex worlds,” noted Mohammed Abdallah, Intel Fellow and co-inventor of Intel SSE technology.

Improved User Experience and Internet Streaming: Another leap in SIMD technology, Streaming SIMD Extensions 2 (SSE2) was introduced in the Pentium® 4 microprocessors and Intel® Xeon® processors with the SSE2 extension. The SSE2 included 144 new 128-bit SIMD instructions that improved performance for multimedia, content creation, scientific and engineering applications. “The Intel SSE2 extensions and the Intel® NetBurst® microarchitecture of the Pentium 4 processor enabled improved user experience in areas such as internet audio and streaming video, image processing, video content creation, speech recognition, 3D applications and games, multimedia, and multitasking user environments,” said Glenn Hinton, Intel Senior Fellow, who was responsible for the microarchitecture development of the Pentium 4 processor and is a co-inventor of Intel SSE2 Technology.

Multigeneration SIMD Performance Improvement: In the years that followed, Intel continued to enhance the SIMD capabilities of its processors with SSE3, SSSE3 and SSE4, which improved the performance of media, imaging and 3D workloads. Starting in 2011, Intel processors were further enhanced with the addition of the Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX), AVX2 and AVX-512, which accelerate performance for workloads and usages such as scientific simulations, financial analytics, artificial intelligence (AI)/deep learning, 3D modeling and analysis, image and audio/video processing, cryptography, and data compression.

Enhanced Scalability and System Manageability: The Intel Virtual-Machine Extensions (VMX) enabled a platform to function as multiple virtual systems, each capable of running operating systems and applications in separate partitions. For enhanced performance and ease of use, Intel introduced the Intel Transactional Synchronization Extensions (TSX).

Advanced Encryption: Intel added the AES New Instructions (AES-NI), an encryption instruction set for improving the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm and accelerating the encryption of data in Intel processors, thereby providing IT environments faster, more affordable data protection and greater security. Similarly, the added Intel SHA extensions provide a set of instructions that target the acceleration of the Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA), a cryptographic hashing algorithm heavily employed for message authentication, digital signatures and ensuring data integrity.

Security Enhancements: Intel invented the Intel Memory Protection Extensions (MPE) to harden software against malicious attacks designed to cause or exploit buffer overruns. Other security enhancements to the x86 ISA include the Intel Safer Mode Extensions (SMX), which are designed to provide a measured and controlled launch of system software that will establish a protected environment for itself and any additional software it may execute. The latest security enhancement, the Intel® Software Guard Extensions (SGX), provides a means to protect select code and data from disclosure or modification through the use of protected areas of execution in memory.

High-Performance Memory: Most recently, Intel has introduced patented ISA enhancements to enable Intel® Optane™ technology, featuring 3D XPoint™, a revolutionary memory solution that decreases latency and accelerates systems for workloads demanding large capacity and fast storage.

Thus, as Intel’s proprietary x86 ISA nears its 40th anniversary, Intel relentlessly races forward, advancing it with every generation, applying discipline and imagination to accomplish the impossible.

Protecting x86 ISA Innovation

Intel invests enormous resources to advance its dynamic x86 ISA, and therefore Intel must protect these investments with a strong patent portfolio and other intellectual property rights. The following graph shows that relentless instruction set innovation translates into a deep and dynamic patent portfolio with over 1,600 patents worldwide relating to instruction set implementations.

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New x86 Instructions and Related Patents

Intel carefully protects its x86 innovations, and we do not widely license others to use them. Over the past 30 years, Intel has vigilantly enforced its intellectual property rights against infringement by third-party microprocessors. One of the earliest examples, was Intel’s enforcement of its seminal “Crawford ’338 Patent.” In the early days of our microprocessor business, Intel needed to enforce its patent rights against various companies including United Microelectronics Corporation, Advanced Micro Devices, Cyrix Corporation, Chips and Technologies, Via Technologies, and, most recently, Transmeta Corporation. Enforcement actions have been unnecessary in recent years because other companies have respected Intel’s intellectual property rights.

However, there have been reports that some companies may try to emulate Intel’s proprietary x86 ISA without Intel’s authorization. Emulation is not a new technology, and Transmeta was notably the last company to claim to have produced a compatible x86 processor using emulation (“code morphing”) techniques. Intel enforced patents relating to SIMD instruction set enhancements against Transmeta’s x86 implementation even though it used emulation. In any event, Transmeta was not commercially successful, and it exited the microprocessor business 10 years ago.

Only time will tell if new attempts to emulate Intel’s x86 ISA will meet a different fate. Intel welcomes lawful competition, and we are confident that Intel’s microprocessors, which have been specifically optimized to implement Intel’s x86 ISA for almost four decades, will deliver amazing experiences, consistency across applications, and a full breadth of consumer offerings, full manageability and IT integration for the enterprise. However, we do not welcome unlawful infringement of our patents, and we fully expect other companies to continue to respect Intel’s intellectual property rights. Strong intellectual property protections make it possible for Intel to continue to invest the enormous resources required to advance Intel’s dynamic x86 ISA, and Intel will maintain its vigilance to protect its innovations and investments.

Steven Rodgers is executive vice president and general counsel for Intel Corporation. Richard A. Uhlig is an Intel Fellow in Intel Labs and director of Systems and Software Research.

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X86: Approaching 40 and Still Going Strong

By Steven Rodgers and Richard A. Uhlig

It’s been nearly 40 years since Intel introduced the first x86 microprocessor, the Intel 8086. Launched on June 8, 1978, the 8086 powered the first IBM Personal Computer and literally changed the world. Through discipline, imagination and the relentless advancement of Moore’s Law, Intel continues to innovate, introducing enhancements to its x86 instruction set architecture (ISA) with every new generation of microprocessors. Intel’s innovations have achieved spectacular commercial success, and Intel carefully protects its intellectual property rights in these inventions.

Benefits of x86 ISA Innovation

Intel’s investment in instruction set innovation over the past 40 years has enabled far-reaching advancements in computing and provided great benefits for consumers, businesses and entire industries. These innovations include:

Richer, More Exciting PC Applications: One of the earliest enhancements to the x86 ISA was MMX technology, introduced in 1996. “This extension accelerated calculations common in what at the time was called ‘the Multimedia experience’ and included audio, 2D and 3D graphics, video, speech synthesis and recognition, and data communications algorithms, enabling software developers to design richer, more exciting multimedia applications for the PC,” said Alex Peleg, Vice President of Intel’s Platform Engineering Group and co-inventor of Intel MMX technology.

Enhanced Visualization and Real-Time Rendering of Complex Worlds: Introduced in 1999, Streaming SIMD Extensions (SSE) included instructions targeting applications that operate on arrays of single-precision floating-point data elements (3D geometry, 3D rendering, and video encoding and decoding applications). “The performance increase afforded by the single precision SIMD-FP ISA improved the image quality for real-time 3D applications, thus improving visualization on PC platforms and enabling real-time rendering of complex worlds,” noted Mohammed Abdallah, Intel Fellow and co-inventor of Intel SSE technology.

Improved User Experience and Internet Streaming: Another leap in SIMD technology, Streaming SIMD Extensions 2 (SSE2) was introduced in the Pentium® 4 microprocessors and Intel® Xeon® processors with the SSE2 extension. The SSE2 included 144 new 128-bit SIMD instructions that improved performance for multimedia, content creation, scientific and engineering applications. “The Intel SSE2 extensions and the Intel® NetBurst® microarchitecture of the Pentium 4 processor enabled improved user experience in areas such as internet audio and streaming video, image processing, video content creation, speech recognition, 3D applications and games, multimedia, and multitasking user environments,” said Glenn Hinton, Intel Senior Fellow, who was responsible for the microarchitecture development of the Pentium 4 processor and is a co-inventor of Intel SSE2 Technology.

Multigeneration SIMD Performance Improvement: In the years that followed, Intel continued to enhance the SIMD capabilities of its processors with SSE3, SSSE3 and SSE4, which improved the performance of media, imaging and 3D workloads. Starting in 2011, Intel processors were further enhanced with the addition of the Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX), AVX2 and AVX-512, which accelerate performance for workloads and usages such as scientific simulations, financial analytics, artificial intelligence (AI)/deep learning, 3D modeling and analysis, image and audio/video processing, cryptography, and data compression.

Enhanced Scalability and System Manageability: The Intel Virtual-Machine Extensions (VMX) enabled a platform to function as multiple virtual systems, each capable of running operating systems and applications in separate partitions. For enhanced performance and ease of use, Intel introduced the Intel Transactional Synchronization Extensions (TSX).

Advanced Encryption: Intel added the AES New Instructions (AES-NI), an encryption instruction set for improving the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm and accelerating the encryption of data in Intel processors, thereby providing IT environments faster, more affordable data protection and greater security. Similarly, the added Intel SHA extensions provide a set of instructions that target the acceleration of the Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA), a cryptographic hashing algorithm heavily employed for message authentication, digital signatures and ensuring data integrity.

Security Enhancements: Intel invented the Intel Memory Protection Extensions (MPE) to harden software against malicious attacks designed to cause or exploit buffer overruns. Other security enhancements to the x86 ISA include the Intel Safer Mode Extensions (SMX), which are designed to provide a measured and controlled launch of system software that will establish a protected environment for itself and any additional software it may execute. The latest security enhancement, the Intel® Software Guard Extensions (SGX), provides a means to protect select code and data from disclosure or modification through the use of protected areas of execution in memory.

High-Performance Memory: Most recently, Intel has introduced patented ISA enhancements to enable Intel® Optane™ technology, featuring 3D XPoint™, a revolutionary memory solution that decreases latency and accelerates systems for workloads demanding large capacity and fast storage.

Thus, as Intel’s proprietary x86 ISA nears its 40th anniversary, Intel relentlessly races forward, advancing it with every generation, applying discipline and imagination to accomplish the impossible.

Protecting x86 ISA Innovation

Intel invests enormous resources to advance its dynamic x86 ISA, and therefore Intel must protect these investments with a strong patent portfolio and other intellectual property rights. The following graph shows that relentless instruction set innovation translates into a deep and dynamic patent portfolio with over 1,600 patents worldwide relating to instruction set implementations.

x86-graph-2x1
New x86 Instructions and Related Patents

Intel carefully protects its x86 innovations, and we do not widely license others to use them. Over the past 30 years, Intel has vigilantly enforced its intellectual property rights against infringement by third-party microprocessors. One of the earliest examples, was Intel’s enforcement of its seminal “Crawford ’338 Patent.” In the early days of our microprocessor business, Intel needed to enforce its patent rights against various companies including United Microelectronics Corporation, Advanced Micro Devices, Cyrix Corporation, Chips and Technologies, Via Technologies, and, most recently, Transmeta Corporation. Enforcement actions have been unnecessary in recent years because other companies have respected Intel’s intellectual property rights.

However, there have been reports that some companies may try to emulate Intel’s proprietary x86 ISA without Intel’s authorization. Emulation is not a new technology, and Transmeta was notably the last company to claim to have produced a compatible x86 processor using emulation (“code morphing”) techniques. Intel enforced patents relating to SIMD instruction set enhancements against Transmeta’s x86 implementation even though it used emulation. In any event, Transmeta was not commercially successful, and it exited the microprocessor business 10 years ago.

Only time will tell if new attempts to emulate Intel’s x86 ISA will meet a different fate. Intel welcomes lawful competition, and we are confident that Intel’s microprocessors, which have been specifically optimized to implement Intel’s x86 ISA for almost four decades, will deliver amazing experiences, consistency across applications, and a full breadth of consumer offerings, full manageability and IT integration for the enterprise. However, we do not welcome unlawful infringement of our patents, and we fully expect other companies to continue to respect Intel’s intellectual property rights. Strong intellectual property protections make it possible for Intel to continue to invest the enormous resources required to advance Intel’s dynamic x86 ISA, and Intel will maintain its vigilance to protect its innovations and investments.

Steven Rodgers is executive vice president and general counsel for Intel Corporation. Richard A. Uhlig is an Intel Fellow in Intel Labs and director of Systems and Software Research.

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Chip Shot: ITU and Intel Announce Winners of Young Innovators Competition

ITU and Intel announced the two winners of the final ITU Telecom World 2015 Young Innovators Competition challenge, their Single Board Challenge. Ugur Can Bastik from Turkey developed TactiX, a mobile phone solution for the visually impaired. Ogbonnaya Bassey from Nigeria got recognized for SolarKobo, which provides cheap and reliable solar power systems. Both winners were selected from 124 applications from 34 countries on the basis of innovation, business potential and social value proposition. They will receive seed funding as well as networking opportunities at ITU Telecom World 2015, taking place from Oct. 12-15 in Budapest, Hungary.

Chip Shot: ITU and Intel Announce Winners of Young Innovators Competition

ITU and Intel announced the two winners of the final ITU Telecom World 2015 Young Innovators Competition challenge, their Single Board Challenge. Ugur Can Bastik from Turkey developed TactiX, a mobile phone solution for the visually impaired. Ogbonnaya Bassey from Nigeria got recognized for SolarKobo, which provides cheap and reliable solar power systems. Both winners were selected from 124 applications from 34 countries on the basis of innovation, business potential and social value proposition. They will receive seed funding as well as networking opportunities at ITU Telecom World 2015, taking place from Oct. 12-15 in Budapest, Hungary.

Chip Shot: ITU and Intel Announce Winners of Young Innovators Competition

ITU and Intel announced the two winners of the final ITU Telecom World 2015 Young Innovators Competition challenge, their Single Board Challenge. Ugur Can Bastik from Turkey developed TactiX, a mobile phone solution for the visually impaired. Ogbonnaya Bassey from Nigeria got recognized for SolarKobo, which provides cheap and reliable solar power systems. Both winners were selected from 124 applications from 34 countries on the basis of innovation, business potential and social value proposition. They will receive seed funding as well as networking opportunities at ITU Telecom World 2015, taking place from Oct. 12-15 in Budapest, Hungary.

Chip Shot: ITU and Intel Announce Winners of Young Innovators Competition

ITU and Intel announced the two winners of the final ITU Telecom World 2015 Young Innovators Competition challenge, their Single Board Challenge. Ugur Can Bastik from Turkey developed TactiX, a mobile phone solution for the visually impaired. Ogbonnaya Bassey from Nigeria got recognized for SolarKobo, which provides cheap and reliable solar power systems. Both winners were selected from 124 applications from 34 countries on the basis of innovation, business potential and social value proposition. They will receive seed funding as well as networking opportunities at ITU Telecom World 2015, taking place from Oct. 12-15 in Budapest, Hungary.

Chip Shot: Intel Capital Makes Investments in Eight Chinese Companies

Intel Capital today announced $67 million of investments in eight Chinese technology companies. Intel is celebrating its 30th anniversary in China and demonstrating its long-term commitment to fostering Chinese technology innovation and accelerating China Technology Ecosystem (CTE) development. The companies represent a broad spectrum of industries including smart devices, robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud, big data and data analytics. Learn more about the new Intel Capital portfolio companies: 99cloud, Bluebank, Hampoo, Ninebot, Nuovo Film, PraFly, AWcloud, and TELINK.