In keeping with Intel’s assertion that innovation is the driver of future economic competitiveness, Intel Taiwan has established the Intel-NTU Research Center in partnership with the National Science Council and the National Taiwan University.
The three parties will invest up to NT$750 million over the next three to five years. In addition, Intel has invited more than ten of its senior experts from Intel Labs to share their knowledge and expertise to establish the Center of Research Excellence in Connected Context Computing. The research center’s mission will be to provide proof of concept technologies in the paradigm of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) connecting, context modeling, and computing within the future internet and cloud computing environment
Collectively, these technologies will enable billions of low cost, energy efficient, smart sensors and devices that will be able to connect and interact with each other without human intervention. They will generate can communicate an enormous amount of data on an unprecedented scale, allowing people to get information and control things in their immediate surroundings or remote physical locations to improve the way we live, work, and play.
Intel Corporation President and CEO Paul Otellini has stated: “The new era of computing is creating exciting opportunities for innovation and growth. Creating a seamless, interoperable experience across all computing devices, as well as the Internet and ‘cloud’ that connect them, is an exciting opportunity for Intel and Taiwan to pursue together. These joint projects … will further extend a partnership that has long fueled IT innovation globally and positioned Taiwan as a global technology powerhouse.”
Dr. Lou-Chuang Lee, Minister of the National Science Council, said, “We will focus on the advancement and integration of important technologies for use in diversified market segments by collaborating with leading industry players, like Intel, and top academia. This joint effort will help to accelerate Taiwan’s economic growth and maintain Taiwan’s competiveness for decades to come.”
The funding will go toward providing four world-class M2M technologies, including green sensing platforms, autonomous reconfigurable connectivity, context analysis and management, and smart sensing and application. Consequently, synergy can be attained by the team work of the four research groups so that the goal of omniscience of M2M can be achieved by connected context computing.