Intel’s investments arm announces 7 deals totaling $25 million

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Intel’s investments arm announces 7 deals

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — The equity investing unit of computer chip maker Intel Corp. said Tuesday it has made seven new investments totaling $25 million to help foster new technologies.

Intel Capital announced the investments at its 10th annual CEO Summit gathering.

The new investments, almost all led by Intel Capital, target tech startups and companies across three continents.

They include:

— Joyent Inc., a Sausalito, Calif.-based developer of “cloud computing” technology that allows computer users or companies to access programs installed remotely in big data centers

— Active Storage, a Los Angeles-based provider of media storage technology for Apple computer users

— Cruicialtec, a Korea-based maker of specialized devices that use optical technology for mobile phones and other electronic gadgets

—Gudeng Precision Industrial Co., a Taiwan-based maker of computer semiconductor equipment

—V-Cube, a Tokyo-based developer of Web-based videoconferencing systems

—Phoenix New Media, a Chinese provider of Internet portals to Chinese computer users

—NeuString, a United Arab Emirates-based developer of software that telecommunications companies use to analyze their operations.

Santa Clara, Calif.-based Intel Corp. is the world’s largest chip maker. Intel Capital has invested more than $9.5 billion in more than 1,050 companies since 1991.


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November 20, 2009: 9:28 am

While ARM Holding is going up and Intel Corporation is moving down, I therefore have no doubt who will end up being a clear winner in the race to become no.1 micro chip producer in the years to come.

ARM with it ARM7 and ARM9 processor can easily take on Intel Atom for many reasons, firstly ARM7 and ARM9 consume less power and have longer standby times the Intel Atom processor. Secondly the ARM7 and ARM9 is much smaller in size then the Intel Atom, this will reduce cost for hardware vendors.

ARM Holding to date powers more then 95% of the smart phones, such as Nokia, iPhone, Blackberry and host of other communication devices such as TV Music player and set-top boxes.

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