Intel is the semiconductor leader with franchises such as the Xeon, Core and Atom processor lines. The chip giant is the market share leader and has been steadfast in its argument that manufacturing is a difference maker for the company. Intel is currently riding the PC and server upgrade cycles.

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Intel's annual Tech Innovation event

Intel's annual Tech Innovation event

Intel held its annual Tech Innovation Event in New York City on Wednesday, filled with tons of exciting and innovative products ranging from digital touch screens for in-store shopping to robots that could act as personal assistants. Let's take a look.

April 27, 2011 by in Intel

Inside the largest machine ever built

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Andrzej Nowak, staff researcher at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, explains how the organization is working to understand the universe and is processing the data it collects.

September 15, 2011 in Intel

Intel, Google partner on optimized Android phones

At the Intel Developer Forum, Google announced it is teaming up with the chipmaker to optimize Android for Intel-powered mobile devices. Google Senior Vice President Andy Rubin made an appearance during the keynote address with Intel CEO Paul Otellini to announce that all future versions of Android will use the x86 chip architecture.

September 13, 2011 in Intel

Intel CTO touts mobile-sensing devices

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel CTO Justin Rattner discusses "context-aware computing." The new technology will soon be embedded in mobile devices and will be able to learn about who you are, where you are, how you're feeling, and what you want. Tim Jarrell, publisher of Fodor's Travel, demos how the technology works as a personal vacation assistant for travelers to San Francisco.

September 16, 2010 in Intel

Intel brings WiDi technology to tablets

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel CEO Paul Otellini shows the company's new wireless display technology. Using a WiDi video chip, users can stream HD video and games from their laptop and desktop PC to a tablet device.

September 13, 2010 in Intel

The Future of... Cash Registers

Has in-store shopping lost it's luster? A proof-of-concept from Intel tries to restore the recreation retail experience with speedy payment options and smart purchasing suggestions. ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das checks out a point of sale kiosk that blends the best of online and bricks and mortar stores.

September 1, 2010 in Intel

Intel unveils the Net-savvy CE4100

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Eric Kim, senior vice president at Intel, revealed a new Atom-based CE4100 chip. It is designed to bring Internet content and services to digital TVs, DVD players, and advanced set-top boxes by integrating different processors to handle graphics, displays, networking, and video decoding.

September 24, 2009 in Intel

Microsoft's new version of Silverlight on Moblin

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Microsoft General Manager Ian Ellison-Taylor and Intel General Manager Renee James show attendees Silverlight 3 running on an Atom-based Moblin device. The new software will run on mobile Linux Netbooks, phone as early as 2010.

September 23, 2009 in Intel

IDF: 09: A look at smart signs and digital slot machines

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Executive Vice President Sean Maloney demonstrates some new embedded technologies. He shows off a new digital billboard and virtual slot machine that can be remotely managed and reprogrammed on the fly using Intel's vPro processor technology.

September 23, 2009 in Intel

Intel shows off new 22-nanometer wafer

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel CEO Paul Otellini shows off a silicon wafer housing chips made with 22-nanometer process technology. Chips made on that process will be ready for market in 2011.

September 22, 2009 in Intel

NEC ShieldPro N22A

If you took a tank and a tablet notebook, and they had a child, the product would be the NEC ShieldPro N22A. It's just like a tablet, except big, heavy, black and armoured.

December 17, 2008 in Intel

Tech earnings preview: Analyzing the enterprise

ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks to editor in chief Larry Dignan and senior editor Sam Diaz about the financial health of enterprise giants Microsoft, Intel, and SAP. Dignan and Diaz share their views on the success of Microsoft's new ad campaign, Intel chip sales for the new Netbook, and whether SAP will have a positive earnings report similar to its rival Oracle.

September 29, 2008 in Intel

Intel's research into robotics

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, the company's Justin Rattner and Joshua Smith talk about advancements in robotics. The research involves dexterous robots with new sensory abilities. In the demo, Rattner grabs an apple from the grasp of a robot hand that can sense objects purely by changes in the surrounding electric field.

August 22, 2008 in Intel

Using mind control to talk to machines

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, the company's Justin Rattner talks to Emotiv Systems President Tan Le about new interface technologies that are making humans more like machines. In a demo for conference attendees, Le shows a headset Emotiv developed that can track electrical signals in the brain and interact with content on a PC.

August 21, 2008 in Intel

Intel, Yahoo team up on interactive TV platform

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel's Eric Kim and Yahoo's Patrick Barry demo a new TV platform designed to bring rich Internet applications featuring sports, weather, and financial information to the living room. Consumer electronics that use Intel's architecture will offer the Yahoo Widget Engine, an applications platform that delivers widgets. The Widget Channel will also allow developers to use JavaScript, XML, HTML and Adobe's Flash.

August 20, 2008 in Intel

Dell PowerEdge T320

Dell PowerEdge T320

Dell has done a lot more than simply upgrade the PowerEdge T320 to the new Xeon E5-2400 processor. Memory and storage also get a huge boost, and there's optional iDRAC 7 management and an embedded hypervisor option, making this a real SME power platform.

May 14, 2012 by in Servers

Dell OptiPlex 960

Dell OptiPlex 960

If you're shopping at the premium end of the business desktop market, you'll be hard-pressed to do better than the Dell OptiPlex 960.

March 11, 2009 by in Dell

Toshiba Tecra R10

Toshiba Tecra R10

Despite its strong performance, the tacky design and inflated price leaves the Toshiba Tecra R10 behind the competition.

February 12, 2009 by in Intel



Beautifully designed and reassuringly robust, the 1.5kg VAIO Z11 marries a decent-sized 13.1-inch screen with good portability. It's not flawless, but if you can afford it, you won't be disappointed.

November 26, 2008 by in Intel

HP Compaq 6730b

HP Compaq 6730b

The HP Compaq 6730b is a reasonable but uninteresting business notebook. Unfortunately the competition — and even HP — are offering much better systems at a comparative or lower price.

November 23, 2008 by in Intel

Panasonic ToughBook CF-U1

Panasonic ToughBook CF-U1

Panasonic has created a new paradigm in rugged notebooks with the CF-U1, which is a nice balance between portability and functionality. However businesses should be aware of its limited performance, and note that protection comes at a premium price.

November 17, 2008 by in Intel

HP EliteBook 6930p

HP EliteBook 6930p

A solid business laptop with excellent battery life, the EliteBook 6930p won't disappoint, but there is little in this laptop to warrant the 'Elite' label.

November 6, 2008 by in Intel

Asus Eee PC S101

Asus Eee PC S101

Asus packs the same basic components found in other Netbooks into a stylish, slim chassis for a modest premium in price, with some unfortunate keyboard-layout compromises.

November 5, 2008 by in Intel

Asus TS500-E5 tower server

Asus TS500-E5 tower server

Asus' TS500 offers reliability, speed and efficiency at a low price for a mid-range tower server. However, case design is not ideal, and the system strangely requires a PS2 keyboard and mouse.

October 6, 2008 by in Intel

Lenovo ThinkCentre A57

Lenovo ThinkCentre A57

The Lenovo A57 is a well-priced office desktop with a strong performance. While very similar to its smaller sibling, the M57e, the A57 offers better performance and upgrade options for a small price increase.

May 28, 2008 by in Intel

Lenovo M57e

Lenovo M57e

The Lenovo M57 eco is a small form-factor desktop that is promoted by the company as energy efficient. We found it to be a capable and powerful office performer for its size, but with limited upgrade options.

May 27, 2008 by in Intel

Acer Aspire e650

Acer Aspire e650

The Acer Aspire e650 is a powerful, feature-rich media centre, but we're still not convinced that Viiv is mature enough for mass adoption.

September 7, 2006 by in Intel

First Take: Dell Inspiron 6400

First Take: Dell Inspiron 6400

The Inspiron 6400 is a mid-range notebook with an entry-level price tag. It'll handle most applications nicely, but it's a little on the heavy side and isn't suitable for gaming.

March 12, 2006 by in Dell

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