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                                                                   Networking for Communications Challenged Communities:

                                                                   Architecture, Test Beds and Innovative Alliances

Partner 4: Intel Performance Learning Solutions Ltd., (Intel), Ireland


Intel Corporation is the world’s largest semiconductor chip maker, developing advanced integrated digital technology platforms for the computing and communications industries. Intel’s goal is to continue to be the pre-eminent provider of platform solutions to the worldwide digital economy. Products at various levels of integration, allowing customers the flexibility to create advanced computing and communications systems and products. Intel’s products include logic, memory and communication components that are the building blocks integral to computers, servers, and networking and communications products.


Intel’s technology investments and advanced research provide the foundation for future advancement of the semiconductor sector. Overall, R&D at Intel comprises more than 6,000 researchers and scientists operating collaboratively across the world. 


The Intel Ireland campus in Leixlip, Co. Kildare, is Intel’s fourth largest manufacturing site overall, and the largest outside the United States. Since 1989 Intel has invested >6B euro, and the site currently hosts ~5000 employees including long-term contractors. In 2006, Intel opened the semiconductor industry’s first chip factory in Europe that produces 65nm chips in high volume. IT Innovation and Research, and the global Innovation Centre Network, drives Intel’s competitive advantage and industry leadership through IT research and development, innovative IT solutions, communications,  business practices and education.


Intel will explore and research the ability of UMD’s (Ultra Mobile Devices) based on Low Power within the extreme conditions set out within the N4C project. These devices are the next generation family of processors and they will load Linux or variant. They have potential as router but could also be clients.  The stack will be IP, Physical radio’s will be WiMAX and .11n.  Radios probably external to CPU so other radios should be configurable.  Key for proof points will be ability to apply new application for what will be standard electronic components in the future.

Contact persons: 

Mr Brian Quinn and

Mr. Shane Brodie