Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Kaspersky Lab Launches Free Antivirus Software
Nintendo's Earnings Boosted by Switch Console Sales
GPUs and Ryzen Processors Help AMD's Financial Figures
Razer Tiamat Flagship Headsets Released
Adobe Pulls Plug on Flash Player
Burn-in Warranty for Samsung QLED TV Screens Extended to 10 Years
New USB 3.2 Update Doubling Bandwidth to Extend USB Type-C Cable Performance
New Motorola Z2 Force Edition Comes With 360-degree Camera Mod
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 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 Introduces Movidius Neural Compute Stick
IBM Revamps Unit Around Watson Artificial Intelligence, Microsoft Creates New AI Lab
Intel Skylake Processors Counter AMD Epyc
New Intel SSD 545s Packs 64-layer 3D TLC Flash
Intel to Bring Virtual Reality and 5G to Olympic Games
First Intel Core X-Series Processors Pre-Orders Begin Today, Available Starting June 26
Microsoft Used AI to Help Crack Down on Tech Support Scams
Intel Details "mesh" On-chip Interconnect Technology Features in New Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
Intel Invests in Three AI Companies
Microsoft AI Masters Pac-Man
Intel Showcases PC Gaming and VR Experiences at E3, Announces Intel Grand Slam for Esports and Pre-Orders for Core X-series Processor Family
LG Establishes New Robotics and AI research Divisions

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .