Feeds

Intel founds Chinese R&D company

Shangai surprise

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Intel has set up a software and hardware focused research and development subsidiary in China, the chip giant said today.

The operation, formally named Asia-Pacific R&D Ltd., will concentrate on products that span Intel's platform-centric business units and target markets around the globe as well as a China itself.

Located in Shanghai's Zizhu Science Park, the company will take on 1,000 staff by the end of 2006, the chip giant said, many taken from what it described as "the growing pool of technical talent in China" and its growing cadre of "highly trained researchers and technologists".

That might sound like Intel is trying to butter up the locals, but it cuts both ways. The company was last year instrumental in persuading China to ditch plans to impose its own wireless networking security standard, WAPI (Wireless LAN Authentication and Privacy Infrastructure), on the country's IT industry. Intel threatened to stop selling Centrino chips to Chinese PC companies, and the government back-tracked.

China is already becoming one of the world's biggest technology markets - if it hasn't achieved supremacy already. Intel has had its eye on the region for some time. In March this year, it announced work had commenced on the company's second chip testing and assembly plant in the region, at Chengdu, Sichuan Province.

In June, it said it was pumping an extra $200m into Intel Capital's China Technology Fund, part of a plan to "stimulate local technological innovation and the continued growth of China's IT industry", CEO Paul Otellini said at the time. Intel Capital is the chip giant's venture capital wing.

Intel said it has invested almost $1.3bn in China to date. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
5 critical considerations for enterprise cloud backup
Key considerations when evaluating cloud backup solutions to ensure adequate protection security and availability of enterprise data.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Getting ahead of the compliance curve
Learn about new services that make it easy to discover and manage certificates across the enterprise and how to get ahead of the compliance curve.