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Intel Labs Europe (ILE) is a network of Research & Development, Product , and Innovation Labs spanning the European region as well as a variety of Intel business units. ILE was formally established in early 2009 as a central means of coordinating activities across Intel’s diverse network of labs and to further strengthen Intel’s commitment to and alignment with European R&D. In addition to driving key technology innovations for Intel, ILE works closely with academic, industry, and government institutions to advance innovations and strengthen Europe’s technology leadership in the global community.

Our research locations and open innovation collaborations:

 

Belgium

Embedded & Communications Solutions Lab

(Kontich)

The Intel Lab in Kontich is directly engaged at various levels with technical activities that support End user platform integration of current Intel Technology. This involves working closely with various Intel technology groups and closely partnering with Intel’s technology integrators. The objective is to be aware of and comprehend new and emerging usage models and then execute in partnership to support early applied adaptors of Intel technology. Key technology focus areas include on Telecommunications (IP core networks), Car Infotainment solutions and Media Phone platforms.

ExaScience Lab

(Leuven)

Intel, imec, University of Antwerp, Ghent University, Hasselt University, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Vrije Universiteit Brussel officially opened the Flanders ExaScience Lab in June 2010. This lab is located at the imec research facilities in Leuven, Belgium. It develops software to run on Intel-based future exascale computer systems delivering 1,000 times the performance of today’s fastest supercomputers, using up to 1 million cores and 1 billion processes to do so. The Flanders ExaScience Lab is focused at enabling scientific applications, beginning with the simulation and prediction of “space weather,” or electromagnetic activity in the space surrounding Earth’s atmosphere. Chosen for its extremely complex nature, the software findings are expected to be used and extended to address many other problems. The Flanders ExaScience Lab kicks off with close to two dozen researchers and will add another dozen or so by 2012.

 

Egypt

Intel Middle East Mobile Innovation Center

(Cairo)

The Intel Middle East Mobile Innovation Center (MEMIC) was established in February 2011 and launched as the first lab instantiation of Intel Labs in the Middle East and Africa. Located in Cairo, Egypt, MEMIC drives research around 4G+ wireless technologies, state-of-the-art 4G+ test-beds, innovative wireless applications and solutions relevant to this region. The Center will be collaborating with Middle East universities, research institutes, scientific government institutions and the industrial research community to foster research and innovation in next generation wireless solution domain. The Intel Middle East Mobile Innovation Center is also part of the Intel Labs Europe Network as an anchor into the Middle East and Africa. With close proximity to Europe and strong ties to Intel Labs US, MEMIC is uniquely positioned to lead wireless innovation in this region.

 

Finland

Intel Open Technology Center

(Espoo)

Since 1980, Intel has focused Finland development operations on customer relations and support. Strengthening its research and development capabilities, Intel has opened a center in Espoo that will benefit from the availability of highly-skilled professionals specializing in open source. This investment is part of Intel’s strategy to develop solutions and drive forward innovation in open source software development. The center will focus on ensuring that a breadth of open source solutions run exceptionally well on Intel architecture.

Intel and Nokia Joint Innovation Center

(Oulu)

The Intel and Nokia Joint Innovation Center is located at the University of Oulu. The Lab conducts research for new and compelling mobile user experiences that could leverage the rapidly increasing capabilities of mobile devices. Creating interfaces that are more similar to interactions in the real world can enable experiences that are more natural and intuitive, in the same way that modern games and movies are more immersive through the use of realistic 3-D graphics. Much of the lab’s research activity will also be open source.

Intel Research and Development Center

(Tampere)

Since 1980, Intel has focused Finland development operations on customer relations and support. Strengthening its research and development capabilities, Intel has opened a center in Tampere that will benefit from the availability of highly-skilled professionals specializing in mobile platform development. This investment is part of Intel’s strategy to develop solutions and expand its presence across mobile market segments. The center will focus on accelerating the adoption of Intel in mobile devices and help ensure they run exceptionally well on Intel architecture.

 

France

Exascale Computing Research Center

(Paris)

Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique, Grand Equipement National de Calcul Intensif, Intel Corporation and Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines have entered into an agreement to create an Exascale Computing Research Center. Part of Intel's European research network - Intel Labs Europe – the center will explore how to build high-performance computing systems with a thousand times the performance of today's fastest supercomputers. The term "exascale" refers to computers that are able to process 1018 instructions per second. 1018 is one quintillion using the US short scale numbers system, or one trillion in European long scale.

Intel Mobile Communications Lab

(Sophia Antipolis)

The Intel Mobile Communications Lab in Sophia Antipolis is one of a number of labs resulting from Intel’s acquisition of Infineon WLS divisions in 2011. The Lab conducts research in the areas of Embedded Memories, Audio and Speech enhancement technologies and Advanced Wireless modems technologies. The Embedded Memory team provides innovative and best-in-class memory solutions and several important patents in the area of low-power/low-voltage memories have been granted. The Audio and Speech enhancement team works on achieving outstanding end user audio experience. Areas of expertise include advanced processing including multi-microphone sound recording, noise reduction, echo cancellation, loudspeaker enhancement. The wireless modem research activities aim to develop innovative algorithms and architectures to advance wireless communications efficiency. The lab maintains strong partnerships with universities to collaborate on upcoming technologies and foster innovation capability for future products.

Intel Wireless Certification Lab

(Sophia Antipolis)

The Intel Wireless Certification Lab was established following the acquisition of Shiva Corp. in 1999. The lab represents 130 countries worldwide and is the center for standardization, testing, validation and regulatory certification of wireless network solutions for Wi-Fi and WiMAX. The lab works with the various spectrum authorities in different countries, to obtain authorization to deploy Intel wireless devices and ensure that regulatory requirements are met in product designs. It also acts as a regulatory interface for all Intel customers helping them to meet requirements when implementing Intel wireless devices into their systems.

Intel Ultra Mobility R&D Labs

(Toulouse and Nice)

The Intel Ultra Mobility Group (UMG) Labs, in Toulouse and Nice, France were established in 2009. These two Labs are the results of the strategic charter of UMG to create enablement solutions for our partners and customers selling Intel® Atom™ processor based platforms. The Intel UMG France Labs will take all the ingredients of a Smartphone i.e. Chipset, HW boards, 3G/4G modem solutions, Linux OS kernel BSP, MeeGo, Telephony Middleware, Modem stack and orchestrate the integration and validation of these ingredients through an intensive set of System Test cases & System validation. The underlying charter of these labs is to continuously optimize power consumption of the solutions created , while offering the most innovative Smartphone functions

 

Germany

Intel Germany Design Center

(Braunschweig)

The Germany Design Center (GDC) in Braunschweig conducts research and product development on next generation processor and system designs using the newest Intel® process technology of 22nm scale and beyond. The group covers all design aspects and comprises of teams for microarchitecture, RTL, pre-silicon validation, physical implementation and design automation. GDC works closely with the leading Intel processor design centers around the globe. Specific development efforts for parts of Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 processor based platforms have been owned by this group.

Intel Labs Braunschweig

(Braunschweig)

Intel Labs Braunschweig (ILBR) conducts research for future generations of microprocessors and computing platforms. This includes Tera-scale research to develop processors with tens to hundreds of execution cores, system-on-a-chip architectures for mobile Internet devices, and new memory architectures that keep pace with increasing processor performance. ILBR is using emulation to explore new many-core designs and to prototype innovations for future versions of processors such as Atom, Core i7, and Larrabee. The lab works in cooperation with the Technical University of Braunschweig and has academic relationships with numerous universities throughout Europe.

Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Secure Computing

(Darmstadt)

The Intel Collaborative Research Institute (ICRI) for Secure Computing is focused on security research for mobile and embedded systems to drive the future in new usage models, secure system software, and hardware security primitives. At this Institute, Intel and the Technische Universität Darmstadt will explore ways to dramatically advance the trustworthiness of mobile and embedded devices and ecosystems. For example, the joint research will seek ways to develop secure, car-to-device communications for added driver safety; new approaches to secure mobile commerce, and a better understanding of privacy and its various implementations. By grounding the research in the needs of future users, the institute will then research software and hardware to enable robust, available, survivable systems for those use cases.

ExaCluster Laboratory

(Jülich)

In May 2010 Forschungszentrum (Research Center) Jülich, the German company ParTec and Intel have signed a multi-year agreement to create the ExaCluster Laboratory at Jülich. This lab is a private/public collaboration and explores the key challenges of building computing systems with a thousand times the performance of today’s fastest supercomputers. Closely aligned with Intel’s European high-performance computing research it initially employs about a dozen researchers and is expected to approximately triple its employment over time. The ExaCluster Laboratory conducts research to address key problems of systems management software for large heterogeneous super computer systems to reach exaFLOPS performance. This includes research on open exascale runtime system software, software tools and simulation software. The ExaCluster Laboratory’s work with the European high performance computing community is expected to push the boundaries of computing to deliver exaFLOPS capable supercomputers.

Automotive Innovation & Product Development Center

(Karlsruhe)

The Automotive Innovation & Product Development Center is the global center of competence for the automotive sector of Intel. It performs technology and product development in the fields of in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and telematics. In cooperation with the automotive industry, the center is accelerating innovative embedded and automotive solutions for consumer electronics and communication technologies based on Intel® architecture. These encompass a variety of digital applications that can be used by drivers and passengers inside a vehicle, including internal connectivity, navigation systems with interfaces for traffic information, location-based services, external communications, and entertainment for passengers sitting in the back.

Intel Open Lab

(Munich)

The Intel Open Lab Munich was established in March 2009. Together with the Ireland Innovation Open Lab, it will coordinate R&D activities across the European Union for best resource allocation. As a part of Intel Labs Europe the lab will focus on. key technology areas such as Automotive (car infotainment), Automation (embedded computing), and Education and Sustainability. Additionally, the Intel Open Lab Munich drives several Joint Innovation Programs with global industry segment leaders.

Intel Visual Computing Institute

(Saarbruecken)

The Intel Visual Computing Institute (Intel VCI) was established in May 2009 in collaboration with Saarland University, and is being closely linked with Saarland’s “Cluster of Excellence on Multimodal Computing”. It serves as a new focal point for visual computing research in the EU. Among the research areas are 3-D Internet, scientific visualization, human body, artificial intelligence and content & context awareness. The Intel VCI represents Intel’s first European joint industry and university collaboration in visual computing. It is also Intel’s largest European university collaboration to date. The Intel VCI will also contribute to the company's Tera-scale Computing Research Program.

Intel Debugger Tools Lab

(Ulm)

The Debugger Tools Lab in Ulm develops debugger products for Mobile Internet Devices, products in the embedded market and desktop and server systems which are based on Intel® Architecture (Intel IA). Key products developed in Ulm today include software development tools for Mobile Internet Devices and debugger systems supporting embedded applications as well as parallel applications running on Intel’s leading multi-core processors. The teams include engineers for both development and support of software tools.

Exascale Computing Research Center

(Paris)

Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique, Grand Equipement National de Calcul Intensif, Intel Corporation and Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines have entered into an agreement to create an Exascale Computing Research Center. Part of Intel's European research network - Intel Labs Europe – the center will explore how to build high-performance computing systems with a thousand times the performance of today's fastest supercomputers. The term "exascale" refers to computers that are able to process 1018 instructions per second. 1018 is one quintillion using the US short scale numbers system, or one trillion in European long scale.

Intel Mobile Communications Lab

(Sophia Antipolis)

The Intel Mobile Communications Lab in Sophia Antipolis is one of a number of labs resulting from Intel’s acquisition of Infineon WLS divisions in 2011. The Lab conducts research in the areas of Embedded Memories, Audio and Speech enhancement technologies and Advanced Wireless modems technologies. The Embedded Memory team provides innovative and best-in-class memory solutions and several important patents in the area of low-power/low-voltage memories have been granted. The Audio and Speech enhancement team works on achieving outstanding end user audio experience. Areas of expertise include advanced processing including multi-microphone sound recording, noise reduction, echo cancellation, loudspeaker enhancement. The wireless modem research activities aim to develop innovative algorithms and architectures to advance wireless communications efficiency. The lab maintains strong partnerships with universities to collaborate on upcoming technologies and foster innovation capability for future products.

Intel Wireless Certification Lab

(Sophia Antipolis)

The Intel Wireless Certification Lab was established following the acquisition of Shiva Corp. in 1999. The lab represents 130 countries worldwide and is the center for standardization, testing, validation and regulatory certification of wireless network solutions for Wi-Fi and WiMAX. The lab works with the various spectrum authorities in different countries, to obtain authorization to deploy Intel wireless devices and ensure that regulatory requirements are met in product designs. It also acts as a regulatory interface for all Intel customers helping them to meet requirements when implementing Intel wireless devices into their systems.

Intel Ultra Mobility R&D Labs

(Toulouse and Nice)

The Intel Ultra Mobility Group (UMG) Labs, in Toulouse and Nice, France were established in 2009. These two Labs are the results of the strategic charter of UMG to create enablement solutions for our partners and customers selling Intel® Atom™ processor based platforms. The Intel UMG France Labs will take all the ingredients of a Smartphone i.e. Chipset, HW boards, 3G/4G modem solutions, Linux OS kernel BSP, MeeGo, Telephony Middleware, Modem stack and orchestrate the integration and validation of these ingredients through an intensive set of System Test cases & System validation. The underlying charter of these labs is to continuously optimize power consumption of the solutions created , while offering the most innovative Smartphone functions

 

Ireland

TRIL Centre

(Dublin)

The Technology Research for Independent Living (TRIL) Centre is an international research centre set up to define and profile the ageing process, in order to develop technologies to allow more successful ageing. Founded in 2007, it has succeeded in raising the agenda for ageing research both nationally and internationally. TRIL is a collaboration between Intel, GE Healthcare, University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin and National University of Ireland, Galway. TRIL seeks to enable people to live independently at any age by advancing the understanding of behavioural markers of disease, and how technology can be applied to produce positive interventions.

 

TRIL’s achievements to date include:

This has been achieved by utilising a multi-disciplinary team approach of clinical consultants, social scientists, engineers and industry. By using this model, TRIL has established a research infrastructure and a portfolio of core research programmes that all share the data from a patient cohort of over 600 older people.

 

TRIL is now positioned with a premier biopsychosocial dataset that is sure to improve our understanding of the ageing process and to develop meaningful solutions to enhance the lives of older people. Ageing is now a high priority on the agenda of developed countries, as a result developing technologies to assist in successful ageing worldwide has never been more urgent.

 

TRIL now seeks to utilise the knowledge generated by analysing outcomes from the first phase of TRIL’s activities to a wider audience, with a view to universal acceptance by the wellness and healthcare sectors.

 

Find out more about research at the TRIL Centre.

Intel Innovation Open Lab

(Leixlip)

The Intel Innovation Open Lab – Ireland, located on the Intel Ireland campus in Leixlip, Co. Kildare, fosters cooperation between Intel, industry and academia through joint research and innovation programs. The Lab’s mission is to facilitate and engage in open research and innovation opportunities in Europe that can ultimately lead to value-driven technology solutions. The Open Lab is a key member of the Intel Labs Europe (ILE) network and is home to two research labs; the Cloud & Services Lab and the Energy & Sustainability Lab.

 

The Cloud & Services Lab is focused on dependability and platform/service differentiation in cloud computing, and on IT management framework processes for technology adoption. Specific research topics include instrumentation and manageability of cloud infrastructures, open interface specifications, service level agreements, context awareness and digital preservation. The lab’s research output includes usage models, prototypes, technologies and open standards which enable dependable cloud environments and support automatic discovery and selection of optimal platform services; as well as a process-based framework for mapping IT improvement efforts.

 

The Energy & Sustainability Lab conducts research focused on novel sensing, actuation, analytics and services, applied to the domains of energy, the environment and sustainability. The lab’s research output is focused on the creation and enablement of new solutions and services to improve quality of life and drive multiple resource optimisation. The lab collaborates through formal engagements with academia, industry and governments through a ‘triple helix innovation’ approach on areas such as sustainable cities and communities, and renewable energy integration with smart grid and smart water systems.

 

The Innovation Open Lab Ireland partners with Open Lab Munich as one of two ILE Open Labs which serve as portals to the wider network of Research & Development, Product, and Innovation Labs spanning the European region. The Innovation Open Lab’s facilities include physical laboratories, offices, meeting and demo spaces as well as an innovation/collaboration studio.

Innovation Value Institut

(Maynooth)

The Innovation Value Institute (IVI) in Maynooth is a unique industry/academic collaboration founded by Intel Labs Europe and the National University of Ireland (NUI) to research, develop and diffuse new models and methods for IT management and IT Innovation. The consortium is comprised of over 40 private and public sector organizations including Intel, Microsoft, SAP, ENZO, Xilinx, BP, The Boston Consulting Group, ESB, Ernst & Young, Aviva, Compugen, Chevron and Airtricity. The IVI consortium has many of the characteristics associated with the knowledge and innovation communities espoused as part of the European Institute of Technology.

Intel Embedded Lab

(Shannon)

The Intel Embedded Lab in Shannon was founded in 2000 and provides a single integrated point of focus for Intel activity in embedded market segments in the European region. The R&D aims to provide Intel’s embedded customers with even more compelling solutions in bladed server applications and highly integrated, small form factor solutions. The team in Shannon is actively engaged with the local community through a number of initiatives, especially the promotion of science and technology in schools. The lab is also active at a national level promoting advanced technology research sponsoring and facilitating activity in collaboration with some of Irelands leading universities under the auspices of the Science Foundation of Ireland (SFI).

 

Israel

Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Computational Intelligence

(Haifa)

To enable radically new user experiences, the Intel Collaborative Research Institute (ICRI) for Computational Intelligence is exploring advanced machine learning, brain-inspired computing, and heterogeneous computing platforms, and machine learning guided architecture and design. In a joint collaboration with the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the ICRI will explore ways to enable computing systems to augment human capabilities in a wide array of complex tasks. For example, by developing body sensors that continuously monitor the owner’s body, researchers could then pre-process this information and take appropriate actions. The system can continuously monitor human functions from the brain, heart, blood, eyes and more, and send this data to a remote server that will combine them with other data such as environmental weather conditions, along with historical data, and could proactively warn people about a potential headache or dizziness during driving.

Intel Israel Open Innovation Center

(Petach Tikva)

The Israel Open Innovation Center (IOI) was established to provide a strong link between local research institutes, leading industry players and Intel. The IOI is a multidisciplinary team, composed of experts from all across Intel Israel. The team sponsors local collaborations, leverages local funding opportunities and looks after relationship with top notch academic research centers to drive strategic alignment with Intel’s long term roadmaps. As part of Intel Labs Europe, IOI’s role is to link between Intel’s extensive R&D network in Europe, various R&D institutions in Europe, and the key design centers and manufacturing facilities in Israel.

 

Northern Ireland

SAP and Intel Collaboratory

(Belfast)

The formation of the SAP and Intel Collaboratory at the SAP Research Centre in Belfast marks another important milestone in the strong collaboration between SAP, Europe’s largest software organization and Intel, the world’s largest processor company. The new research lab will develop a joint and industry linked R&D capability in the IT domain, focusing on the areas of Cloud Computing and sustainable IT. The SAP and Intel Collaboratory’s research activities will allow SAP and Intel to collectively build upon the research efforts currently already underway. The collaboration of the two large multinational companies, aims to develop a critical mass of European knowledge and R&D capability in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

 

Poland

Intel Technology Center

(Gdansk)

The Intel Technology Center in Gdansk was set up in October 1999 after the acquisition of Olicom Poland. It is a software and hardware research center dedicated to communications technology. Employees focus on designing, developing and delivering software and hardware building blocks for networking products based on the Intel® Internet Exchange Architecture. In close cooperation with the Gdansk University of Technology. The Intel Technology Center Poland defines new methods for engineering education, expands working opportunities for highly educated people in Poland, supports education with funding for laboratory equipment, and sponsors scientific scholarships for talented students.

 

Romania

Intel Romania Software Development Center

(Bucharest)

The Intel Romania Software Development Center was established in December 2010. It facilitates Intel R&D activities in the area of mobile computing in particular with regards to performance analysis and optimization. The Center innovates in support of best possible user experiences across a large spectrum within the compute continuum, from Cloud computing environments and high-performance clients to mobile devices and tablets. The Intel Romania Software Development Center is also collaborating with leading Romanian universities, like the Politehnica University of Bucharest, on research projects, events and workshops, as well as curriculum developments through courses and labs.

 

Russia

Intel Labs St. Petersburg

(St. Petersburg)

Intel Lab in St. Petersburg was formed in 2004 and conducts research and development on hardware and software technologies to improve connectivity and application performance on Intel platforms. Current research includes reconfigurable data-streaming accelerators, software tools for system-on-a-chip (SoC), and workloads characterization and optimization on mobile Intel platforms. This lab has also made major contributions in the areas of the advanced forward-error correction techniques, methods to improve the quality of video over wireless, the standardization and regulation of wireless technologies in Europe, and reconfigurable baseband processors to enable radios which support multiple wireless standards. The lab collaborates closely with both Saint-Petersburg and Russia Academia community on multiple projects.

 

Spain

Intel and BSC Exascale Laboratory

(Barcelona)

The Intel and BSC Exascale Laboratory in Barcelona was established by Intel Corporation and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) in November 2011 and is located at the premises of BSC. The Intel and BSC Exascale Laboratory focuses on highly scalable parallel run-time systems to support the enormous amount of parallelism. Future exascale supercomputers will be hugely complex and challenging to understand and to control. This lab will try to solve many of these challenges by conducting R&D intended to enable better software tools to analyze and predict performance and behavior of highly complex exascale systems. The Intel and BSC Exascale Laboratory augments Intel’s European Exascale R&D strategy.

Intel Labs Barcelona

(Barcelona)

Intel Labs Barcelona (ILBA) was established in February 2002. ILBA conducts research in the areas of processor microarchitecture and software development tools (compilers) for future microprocessors. The Center also has a strong collaboration with the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, and is involved in supervising Ph.D. students and teaching a number of courses. The current research focuses on increasing the performance and reliability of future processors while reducing their energy consumption and improving their heat dissipation. A special emphasis is put on Tera-scale processors that consist of many cores with the capability to run many tasks simultaneously.

 

Switzerland

CERN openlab

(Geneva)

Intel has been a significant contributor to the Open Lab at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) through provision of cutting edge technology in the form of new hardware and prototypes as well as in an advisory role on energy-efficient data centre, thermal specifications and the processing of complex data loads. Intel and CERN have been collaborating on scientific projects since the start of CERN openlab in January 2003. In November 2008 Intel entered into a new three year partnership with a goal to support a Platform Competence Centre including a R&D centre providing optimization and porting services in collaboration with the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments and other groups.
To learn more please visit: openlab-mu-internal.web.cern.ch/openlab-mu-internal/

 

United Kingdom

Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Sustainable Connected Cities

(London)

Focused on understanding and enhancing the sustainability of cities and their inhabitants’ quality of life, the Intel Collaborative Research Institute (ICRI) for Sustainable Connected Cities is defining a robust research agenda to define the future of sustainability city life. This joint collaboration among Intel, Imperial College London and University College London aims to address challenging social, economic and environmental problems of city life with computing technology. Using London as a test bed, researchers will explore technologies to make cities more aware and adaptive by harnessing real-time user and city infrastructure data. For example, through a city urban cloud platform, the city managers could perform real-time city optimizations such as predicting the effects of extreme weather events on the city’s water and energy supplies, resulting in delivery of near-real-time information to citizens through citywide displays and mobile applications.

Intel High Performance Computing Lab

(Swindon)

The Intel Swindon HPC lab is focused on driving Intel technology throughout the HPC sector in Europe. The lab enables customers and partners to get early remote access to the latest Intel processors and other HPC related technology, such as 10GbE Ethernet with iWarp, Solid State Disks. The lab is flexible and offers various hardware and software setups that cannot be supported in our larger DuPont, Washington. US. HPC facility. The Swindon lab also works closely with various HPC segments including Oil and Gas, Formula One racing and the Automotive markets. We also work with Independent Software Vendors and Independent Hardware Vendors (ISV’s & IHV’s) on various research and development projects. We work closely with various European Universities on cutting edge HPC research projects.

Intel Mixed Signal Lab

(Swindon)

The Intel Mixed Signal Lab, based in Swindon, creates designs for Intel’s leading edge silicon processes to be used in Intel’s system on a chip products. The lab gets involved very early on in the product development cycle. Most recently it has been developing memory interface blocks and data converter blocks. Over the last five years the Intel Mixed Signal Lab has also developed on-chip power delivery solutions, high speed serial interfaces and blocks for digital television. The lab works with customers to define initial specifications, develops the architecture, designs the analog and digital circuits, creates the silicon layout, tests the silicon and develops high volume test to enable manufacturing.

Intel fasterLAB

(Winnersh)

The Intel Faster Lab is focused on positioning Intel technology in the context of the Financial Services Industry (FSI) market place and emerging horizontal technologies such as HPC (High Performance Computing), Virtualization and standards. The Intel Faster Lab has successfully tested the performance of a range of FSI Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) on new Intel platforms, and is poised to provide valuable benchmark facilities to the industry around trading latency testing and combinations of technologies to address the drivers of the FSI market. The lab is open to end users and partners alike, having access to a now unique combination of Intel engineering and wide breadth of the market’s specialist ISVs.