Intel Press Release

Professor Stephen Hawking Stays Connected To The World Through The Latest Intel Technology

CAMBRIDGE, England – March 20, 1997 – In a meeting at Cambridge University with Intel Chairman Gordon Moore, renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking today demonstrated publicly for the first time his new wireless access to the Internet. Professor Hawking can now connect to the Internet from almost anywhere in the world using a wireless GSM (Global System for Mobile communications) connection and a notebook computer specially modified for Hawking by Intel engineers and powered by an Intel Pentium® processor with MMX™ technology.

The new system also allows the professor to use radio remote controls for lights and doors and has wireless remote control for his entertainment systems. His new laptop based on the Pentium processor with MMX technology also makes it easier for Hawking to communicate by accelerating his text-to-voice synthesis software.

"Intel's newest Pentium processor technology keeps me connected to the world," said Stephen Hawking, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. "I have immediate access to the Internet and email wherever I am. I must be one of the most connected people in the world, and I can truly say, I'm Intel inside."

Professor Hawking is known worldwide for capturing the popular imagination more than any other scientist since Albert Einstein. Professor Hawking is perhaps best known for his discovery in 1974 that black holes emit radiation. More recently, he proposed that time travel is a theoretical possibility. Hawking also wrote two popular books, including the science bestseller, "A Brief History of Time."

Moore is known for his famous prediction, "Moore's Law," which forecasts the geometric progression of semiconductor performance. He is also a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and in 1968 co-founded Intel Corporation. Moore is at the University of Cambridge to present a paper on microelectronics at the Electron Centennial Meeting for the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the electron.

* Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.