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SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 2, 2015 – Today Intel Corporation's CEO, Brian Krzanich, announced a series of leadership and organizational changes in a message to employees.


Intel President Renée James informed the board that she will be stepping down as President of Intel to pursue an external CEO role. She has agreed to stay at Intel until January in order to transition the Executive Office. In connection with today's news, James today distributed an employee message about her plans.


In addition, other leadership and organizational changes that are being made to streamline operations and better position Intel for growth include:


Arvind Sodhani, President of Intel Capital, will retire in January after a distinguished 35-year career with the company. President of Mergers and Acquisitions Wendell Brooks will take an expanded role to also become President of Intel Capital. Merging these teams under one leader will allow clear focus across all investment opportunities for Intel.


On July 1, the Intel Security organization – formerly the independent McAfee division – was formally integrated into Intel operations under the leadership of General Manager Chris Young. This integration will deliver better technologies for our customers and more effective operations that enable Intel Security to advance the state of security across the industry.


Intel Communication and Devices Group General Manager Aicha Evans has been elevated to the company's Management Committee, reflecting the leadership role she plays across Intel's business and the importance of communication and mobility to the company's growth strategy and product portfolio.


Josh Walden, General Manager of Intel's New Technology Group, now leads all product and research teams that create and deploy new technology categories, such as interactive computing devices, perceptual computing and wearable devices. He is responsible for expanding the power of Moore's Law into entirely new categories.


Associated with these changes, Intel executives Hermann Eul and Mike Bell will leave the company after a transition period.


"We are aligning our leadership structure to continue to become more efficient in order to deliver the benefits of our strategy even faster than before," said Krzanich.


"Over the past 28 years, Renée has contributed immeasurably to Intel," he continued. "On behalf of the Board and management team, we sincerely thank Renée for her tireless efforts toward building the business that we have today, and we fully support her in this decision."


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Intel’s Healthcare Marketplace Collaborative (HMC), which successfully implemented new clinical processes for treating medical conditions, was featured in the July/August 2015 issue of the Harvard Business Review. Through the Healthcare Marketplace Collaborative, Intel secured better, faster and more affordable healthcare for its employees by creating innovative efficiencies outside of traditional healthcare processes. More information about how Intel is uniquely positioned to drive transformation in employee healthcare can be found in the Harvard Business Review.

LEGO® Minifigures Online, an online adventure for LEGO fans of all ages, is now available on PC, Mac, Linux, iOS and select Android devices. Intel worked with LEGO Minifigures Online developer and publisher, Funcom, to achieve full cross-platform play, which means everyone can play together no matter which Intel-based device they own. The result is an online game in which players can enjoy fast load times, snappy graphics and longer battery life. In LEGO Minifigures Online, players can collect over 100 Minifigures and build a team to journey through classic LEGO worlds with thousands of other LEGO fans around the globe. Get ready to play and learn more about LEGO Minifigures Online.

Honeywell* industrial control customers will now have new choices for enhanced security software to protect their critical infrastructure from malware and misuse. Today Intel Security and Honeywell announced a collaboration to integrate Intel Security's McAfee technologies with Honeywell's Industrial Cyber Security Solutions (HPS), combining the latest advances in cyber security technology with Honeywell's unique industrial process domain knowledge to provide tailored security solutions for industrial environments. Initially, Honeywell will qualify Intel Security's Application Whitelisting and Device Control with its own proprietary cyber security for its Experion Process Knowledge System, providing a fully vetted and qualified solution that guarantees maximum security without sacrificing reliability.


Imagine stepping into a car that recognizes your facial features and begins playing your favorite music. A pair of gloves that knows the history of your vehicle from the time of its inception on the factory floor. A vehicle that detects the relevancy of upcoming road signs and displays them on your dashboard. Today at Automobil Elektronik Kongress, Intel’s Doug Davis highlighted several key Intel-supported initiatives to deliver automotive innovation including a collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover using Intel RealSense technology, Intel’s strategy for a next-generation software-defined cockpit and demonstrated a professional-grade wearable for use in automobile manufacturing. More information on these innovations, as well as Intel’s work with the broader automotive ecosystem, can be found in Doug Davis’s latest blog post.

At the Red Hat Summit, Intel and Red Hat announced extensions to the On-Ramp to Enterprise OpenStack program collaboration designed to accelerate the adoption of OpenStack in the enterprise. Industry leaders Cisco and Dell have also joined the program to bring solutions to the market based on the collaboration. The expanded program will focus on integrating enterprise-class features that deliver high-availability and resiliency to Open Stack workloads and services, and features that simplify ease the deployment and allow for rolling upgrade of OpenStack for zero downtime. Speaking at the event, Doug Fisher, senior vice president and general manager of the Software and Services Group at Intel, shared his insights on the transformation of software defined infrastructure (SDI) and how contributions to the OpenStack community will support the modern data center. Check out the Intel and Red Hat blogs for more info.

Summer is upon us and everyone is looking for fun summer activities. Intel-based devices offer fun for everyone in the family. From ultra-portable tablets, 2 in 1s, smartphones and Chromebooks to all-in-one PCs, Intel-powered devices make road trips, beach vacations and barbecues more exciting. With devices for every member of the family and every price point, Intel can help power the perfect family summer. Check out this interactive photo capsule to learn more about some great Intel-based devices for a cool summer.


Interactive Photo Capsule: Intel Powers Summer Fun


Today at the Red Hat Summit, Intel’s Sarah Sharp was recognized with the first Women in Open Source Award for her efforts in fostering collaboration among the open source community and encouraging women to get involved in open source. An embedded software architect in the Open Source Technology Center at Intel, Sharp works with Linux kernel mentors for Outreachy, which helps underrepresented groups get involved in open source projects. Sharp also advocates for improving communication among kernel developers and making open source communities more collaborative and welcoming. Among other achievements, Sharp also was the author of the Linux USB 3.0 host controller driver. From everyone at Intel, congratulations, Sarah Sharp, on this achievement!

Today at DockerCon, Intel announced it is teaming with a broad coalition of industry leaders as inaugural members of the Open Container Project (OCP). The OCP was established to create open, common standards for software container technology to ensure true interoperability across container environments, protecting against industry fragmentation and assisting in the broad proliferation of container-based solutions to the enterprise. As part of this effort, Intel is demonstrating secure containers through the integration of Intel® Cloud Integrity Technology (CIT) 3.0 software with Docker containers. The integration is designed to assure a trusted launch of containerized applications by extending the chain of trust up through the Docker container image and application itself. The demo will be showcased in Intel booth #P1. For more information, check out the OCP and CIT blogs.

On June 24 at Red Hat Summit, Doug Fisher, senior vice president and general manager of the Software and Services Group at Intel, will share his insights on software defined infrastructure (SDI) transformation and how contributions to the OpenStack community from companies such as Intel and Red Hat are helping to light up the power of SDI and provide the support needed to capitalize on these opportunities in the modern data center. Fisher’s keynote is available for live streaming at 9:30 a.m. ET on June 24.

Curious about details of Intel’s Broadwell SoC, Intel’s 14nm SoC process, and potential Moore’s Law technologies such as gallium nitride and Tunneling Field Effect Transistors? Intel will provide a look at these and other topics, including three papers highlighted by show organizers, at the 2015 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits this week in Kyoto, Japan. For highlights of Intel’s papers at the conference, check out this blog post.

Renowned cultural anthropologist Dr. Genevieve Bell today delivers the Caltech commencement address, entitled “Being Human in the Digital Age: A Moral Obligation to Make a Better World.” She informs graduates that Intel Co-Founder and Caltech alumnus Dr. Gordon Moore used his technical acumen to not just imagine a better world but spent his life ensuring it would exist. Her challenge to them: think about how will they make the world a better place, and what will they do today, tomorrow and 50 years from now to make it happen. It can be watched today, beginning at 10am PT, at www.caltech.edu.

Today, Amazon Web Services announced it is using another customized Intel® Xeon® server processor to deliver M4 instances. M4 instances are a new Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance designed for small and mid-size databases and memory-intensive data processing tasks. The custom Intel Xeon processor E5-2676 v3 builds on the Amazon and Intel collaboration to develop and deliver optimal experiences for customers of Amazon EC2, a web service providing resizable compute capacity in the cloud. The custom Intel Xeon processor E5-2676 v3 for AWS runs at a base frequency of 2.4 GHz and can deliver clock speeds as high as 3.0 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost. For more information on the AWS EC2 instances powered by Intel Xeon processors, visit Amazon EC2 Instances.

Building on our Computex announcement of new 5th Generation Intel® Core™ mobile and desktop processors with integrated Intel® Iris™ Pro graphics, Intel has launched new graphics drivers and new gaming-focused webpages. Gameplay.intel.com provides lab tested in-game optimizations to improve the experience on Intel Graphics. This helps gamers find optimizations to enable better gameplay. Additionally, a new driver has been released with support for the newly launched 5th Generation Intel Core processors with Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200. This driver provides new enhancements and fixes. Download the drivers here: 32-bit, 64-bit

Intel Capital, Intel’s global investment organization, today announced the $125 million Intel Capital Diversity Fund to invest in technology startups run by women and underrepresented minorities. The largest of its kind, the fund launches with investments in four companies: Brit + Co, CareCloud, Mark One, and Venafi. Intel Capital is leading the way in helping entrepreneurs from myriad backgrounds turn their ideas into innovations that serve the needs of a diverse public. Find out more about the Diversity Fund.

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