Saturday, April 18, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Samsung Logo Removed From Japanese Smartphones
Google Is Getting Serious With Project Loon
New Technology Can Track Detailed Hand Motion
Office Universal apps Coming Next Month On Windows 10 for Phones
FCC Makes 150 MHz Of Contiguous Spectrum Available To Telecom Companies
Google Extends Chrome Support For Windows XP
ASUS X99 and Z97 Motherboards Now Support NVM Express Devices
AMD Reports Loss, Exits From High-density Server Business
Active Discussions
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Question about nero
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
Need serious help!!!!
burning
 Home > News > PC Parts > Intel B...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, July 16, 2007
Intel Backs $100 Laptop Project


Intel said on Friday it would support a non-profit foundation's project to put computers in the hands of poor children around the world, reversing its long-standing opposition to the proposal.

The world's biggest chipmaker will join the board of the One Laptop Per Child Foundation, which developed the XO laptop -- a personal computer that it plans to put into production in September and sell for $176.

Intel markets the Classmate PC, a computer that competes with the foundation's XO laptop.

The two parties said they would be able to incorporate each other's technologies, and would also consider collaborating on developing a laptop.

"We are going to have complementary product lines," said Intel Vice President Will Swope.

Both Intel and the foundation said they had yet to address whether the chipmaker would be able to commercialize the XO's display and power management capabilities, which use what industry analysts widely regard as breakthrough technologies.

The One Laptop Per Child project is the brainchild of Nicholas Negroponte, the former chief of the Massachussetts Institute of Technology Media Lab.

The foundation plans to sell the multimedia laptops to government agencies around the world, requiring each country to buy hundreds of thousands of the devices, then give them to impoverished elementary school children at no cost.

Until now, Intel has criticized the approach, promoting its own Classmate PC, which it distributes in smaller numbers to poor children in developing countries, giving educators instruction in how to use the devices in their classroom.

Negroponte had accused Intel of trying to undermine the project in a string of recent media interviews, including a recent appearance on the CBS news magazine "Sixty Minutes."

The project has been reportedly supported by News Corp.'s MySpace division, which may develop a special Web community for the school children who get the laptops. Other backers include Intel rival AMD, which makes the microprocessor that runs the XO laptop, and Web search company Google, which is providing e-mail accounts and free back-up services.

Software maker Red Hat Inc. is also on the board.

Microsoft, which is not on the board, is trying to develop a version of Windows that will work on the XO laptop.


Previous
Next
Foxconn to Develop TD-SCDMA Phones        All News        iPhone Battery Meter Woes?
Intel Unveils First Extreme Edition Mobile Processor For Notebooks     PC Parts News      Kingston Unveils First Ultra Low-Latency DDR3 Memory Modules

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Intel Reports Lower PC Sales And Higher Data Center Revenues For Q1 2015
Intel's MICA Now Delivers Fashion Tips, Styling Tricks and Weekly Horoscopes
Intel Demos Realsense Camera, Atom x3 Processor And Braswell SoCs at IDF
Intel Unveils Its Highest Performing Client SSD
Intel Releases New Braswell SoCs
Intel in Talks to buy Altera: report
Intel Lowers First-quarter Revenue Forecast Amid Slow PC Demand
Intel Introduces New Xeon Processor D-1500 Product Family
Intel Outlines 2015 Gaming News at GDC
MWC: Intel Launches New Mobile SoCs, LTE Solution
Intel Introduces New Brand Levels for the Intel Atom Processor
Intel's 'Skylake' Chips Coming This Year

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .