Intel Opens Software Technology Innovation Support Center in China's Zhejiang Province


Center to Foster Local Innovation with Software Development, Optimization Testing, Validation and Training

HANGZHOU, China, Oct. 31, 2007 - Reinforcing its commitment to foster innovation through local technology companies, Intel Corporation today opened a software innovation and support center in Hangzhou, the capital of East China's Zhejiang Province. The Intel Zhejiang Software Technology Innovation Support Center is expected to become one of the largest software development, testing and validation centers in Asia with one of the region's most advanced high-performance computer centers for visual rendering.

The Zhejiang province is a leading hub for software development in China. It is home to approximately 1,000 software companies and produces about 10,000 software engineering graduates from its 36 universities each year. The innovation support center will offer the latest Intel hardware and software technologies, and share worldwide best-known-methods for software optimization, testing and validation to help local software vendors innovate around Intel processor technologies.

"We are very glad to see the kick-off of Intel Zhengjiang Software Technology Innovation Center as the fulfillment of last year's memorandum of understanding with Intel," said Yongming Wang, the vice governor of the Zhejiang Province. "The establishment of the Intel Technology Innovation Center will combine resources from technology providers and government and bring advanced knowledge and technologies from a world leader such as Intel to Zhejiang's software companies. "This will enhance the innovation capabilities of local software companies and strengthen the competitive advantage of the ecosystem of the high-tech industry in Zhejiang."

"As part of our commitment to grow with China's IT industry, Intel supports world-class innovation across the Chinese software ecosystem." said Paul Otellini, president and CEO of Intel Corporation, at the innovation center's opening ceremony. "The unique technical training and tools offered at this center will help local software companies bring their products to market faster and expand their global business development capabilities. Intel has already worked with one-fourth of the province's leading software companies, including SUPCON and Hundsun, on technology development, marketing programs or strategic venture capital investments."

Located in the Hangzhou State Software Base, the innovation support center serves as a one-stop location where software companies have access to the latest Intel processors, tools, engineering consulting and computer networks to further design, validate test and tune their applications. The varieties of Intel services aim to help local companies innovate and create software that delivers a great experience on Intel processor-based computers and do so more quickly. The software companies will also have access to the Intel Software Network, Channel Marketplace and Intel Software College that offer additional training, support and services from participating companies around the world.

Intel® Software provides resources, technologies, products and services developers need to create innovative products and industry-leading software solutions with enhanced business value and are designed to run best on Intel platforms. For more information, visit http://www.intel.com/go/software.

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