Intel making giant strides in innovative technology, keeping abreast of technological “seismic shift” posed by COVID-19
Eye on Taiwan Media ,Taipei – A major participant of the COMPUTEX show since 1990, Intel has unfailing attended the 2021 #COMPUTEXVirtual, the online format of the show put together by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), and presents the world with innovative technology addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and the restructuring of global supply chains.
Dubbing the pandemic “a seismic shift, the impact of which will likely to be felt for at least a decade,” Intel Executive Vice President Michell Johnston Holthaus said that Intel’s core purpose and goal – “Create world-changing technology that improves the life of every human on the planet” – sought to provide innovative solutions for technological needs generated by the pandemic and, perhaps, even the post-pandemic era.
“We can’t meet the challenges of tomorrow with yesterday’s solutions,” Holthaus said.
Intel’s innovations have focused on what Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger dubbed the “four key superpowers” driving digital transformation – Cloud, connectivity fueled by 5G, AI, and the Intelligent Edge.
One such innovative venture is the 3D Athlete Tracking Technology (3DAT) in collaboration with the International Olympic Committee’s Data Collection Project, providing real-time analytics to the Games, better enabling high quality data-driven decisions, both improving viewer experience and for the committee to tackle complex operational challenges.
In terms of 5G networks, Intel has established a 5G Innovation Center in Taiwan, with a goal of assisting 5G ecosystem manufacturers and partners in the research and development, testing and adjusting of 5G-related equipment and solutions.
While the pandemic has markedly accelerated the rapid digitization of all things, creating a cycle of explosive growth in semiconductors, but also placed tremendous strain on supply chains around the world, Gelsinger said.
“The Taiwan ecosystem has already been playing a critical role in addressing today’s challenges,” Gelsinger said, and Intel is working closely with ODM, OEM, Foundry, assembly and test partners in Taiwan to make sure we are collectively investing in the right areas to eliminate future supply chain bottlenecks.
Intel has invested $20 million in its Intel Foundry Services, which will see the large-scale expansion of plans in Arizona, supporting advanced semiconductor manufacturing technologies in New Mexico.
Intel’s plans to further expand in the US and Europe ensures “a sustainable and secure semiconductor supply chain for the world, Gelsinger said.
The entire supply chain needs to rise to the occasion to ensure no individual bottlenecks limit growth for the industry, as “Lack of supply constrains the growth we need to refuel the world economy,” Gelsinger said.
In terms of the PC, Intel Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Client Computing Group (CCG) Sales Steve Long said INtel has built four new families of processors, from entry to premium, in just 2021 alone.
Intel also announced the launch of the Intel 5G Solution 5000, the company’s first 5G product for the next generation of Pc. Machines with this chip are expected to land in the market this year, with more than 29 designs expected in 2022.
Looking forward, Long introduced what is called the Alder Lake, which, with expected high-performance and high-efficiency, enhanced 10nm SuperFin technology, faster transistors and significant breakthroughs in x86 Architecture, is to set the new bar for next-gen computing experience.