Overview of Standards and Initiatives


Standards are a critical building block for the technology industry. They enable interoperable solutions, encourage innovation and competition, facilitate trade, provide consumers with more choice and purchase confidence, and contribute to healthy ecosystems with economies of scale. Working with industry partners, Intel has played a significant role in bringing about globally adopted standards such as Ethernet, USB, and Bluetooth®. Because standards are an important component of Intel’s product and technology development roadmap, Intel participates in hundreds of standards bodies and industry groups around the world.1 
In addition, Intel invests in development of policy approaches for standards development to ensure a reliable worldwide standards infrastructure. Whether you look to the future of cloud computing, Internet of Things, cybersecurity technology or wearable computing, standards are the common tool to bring new innovations to global mass-markets.


  • Global Standards: The technology industry develops products and services via global supply chains and delivers them to satisfy global markets, which expect worldwide interoperability and compatibility. In this environment, voluntary global standards are critical.

  • Standards and Patents: Intel supports a balanced approach to including patented technologies in standards that appropriately rewards innovators for their inventions and assures implementers are able to negotiate licenses for those inventions on FRAND (fair, reasonable and non discriminatory) terms.

Evolution of the Internet of Things

Interview with Brian McCarson (Intel CTO of IoT Strategy) discussing the development phases of the Internet of Things, important role of standards for ecosystem enabling, and transformational applications for consumer, business, and society.

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Historical Articles

Case studies on on-going industries or topics Intel serve.



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