Intel: Surrounding Us with Technology, Making Life Better



More than just striving to be ahead of competitors is fueling Intel industrial automation, autonomous vehicle, AI,
and other achievements.

Figure 1: February 2017: Ford Fusion Hybrid data collection cars at Intel® Corporation's Advanced Vehicle Lab in Chandler, Arizona. The cars are part of the Automated Driving Group and drive nearby streets collecting information to enrich “deep learning” models for future automated driving. (Credit: Tim Herman/Intel Corporation)

Figure 1: February 2017: Ford Fusion Hybrid data collection cars at Intel® Corporation's Advanced Vehicle Lab in Chandler, Arizona. The cars are part of the Automated Driving Group and drive nearby streets collecting information to enrich “deep learning” models for future automated driving. (Credit: Tim Herman/Intel Corporation)

The Spring 2017 edition of Embedded Intel® Solutions covers industrial IoT, automation, advancements in automotive, intelligent surveillance, and more in advanced technology. A striking fact is that Intel® has always had a reputation for excellence and is driving forward in several areas of technology with promise of market growth. Brian Krzanich, according to Reuters, said that Intel is “always paranoid about the competition, always driving. And you know that we live or die by the performance of our product.”

Figure 2: Intel’s Nandini Sarkar, software lead for the Advanced Vehicle Lab, oversees data collection from cars at the lab in February 2017. (Credit: Tim Herman/Intel Corporation)

Figure 2: Intel’s Nandini Sarkar, software lead for the Advanced Vehicle Lab, oversees data collection from cars at the lab in February 2017. (Credit: Tim Herman/Intel Corporation)

Beyond its motivation to make shareholders happy, Intel is finding inspiration from technology’s potential to improve people’s lives, create new markets and jobs, and provide creative solutions to real-world problems. It’s a great time to be an engineer. Technology can extend lives, reduce misery, create opportunity, and outfit the disabled with tools for living.

Intel’s Xeon® Phi™ family of chips, with up to 72 cores, enables high performance computing that makes possible computer modelling and simulation in supercomputers. Intel’s Quark™ processors are the engines of IoT devices worldwide, with powerful computing in tiny packages. And driving will never be the same with Intel automated driving platforms supported by 5G connectivity, artificial intelligence, and cloud-based support. Intel rode the wave that was Moore’s Law, consistently providing smaller and more powerful chips for decades. However, chips have reached a barrier and are seeing processing improvement moving on to multicore solutions as improvements in smaller, higher performance, and more power efficient chips become harder to reach in a cost-effective manner. As Moore’s Law peters out, we will see Intel rise to the challenge by expanding into new technologies with all the ingenuity that was formerly released upon improving desktop performance. What’s next?

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