Intel unveils innovations from its Malaysian and Singaporean ops
By Digital News Asia May 25, 2015
- Atom-powered micro-PC transforms any HDMI display into a computer
- Atom X3 processor series developed in its Singapore mobile unit
INTEL Corp has officially launched in Malaysia the Intel Compute Stick, an Intel Atom powered 4-inch-long plug-and-play device which it said transforms any HDMI display into a computer.
The Intel Compute Stick, which it also described as a ‘micro-PC,’ was wholly designed and developed in its Malaysia Design Centre, Intel said in a statement.
It was unveiled at the company’s Intelligent Generations showcase in the northern Malaysian state of Penang, where it also unveiled Intel Atom x3 Processor Series reference designs.
“… the Intel Compute Stick (pic) was a brainchild of local engineers here in Intel Malaysia and we are extremely proud of having brought this game-changing idea to fruition,” said Sumner Lemon, country manager, Intel Malaysia and Singapore.
“The Intel Compute Stick provides the functionality of a full-fledged desktop computer without taking up the space of one.
“It will open up a whole new world of computing for its users – be it those who work in small offices, those who compute on the go, or those looking to upgrade their smart living room setups,” he added.
At the showcase, Intel also exhibited the latest 5th Generation Intel Core-powered and various Intel Atom x3 reference designs and development boards.
Intel claimed that the 5th Generation Intel Core processor series, launched earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015), would enable manufacturers to create high-performance devices which offer uncompromising battery life.
The Intel Atom x3 enables manufacturers to penetrate the entry-level market of mobile devices, with powerful smartphones and tablets at attractive, entry-level price points, it added.
“Technology is driving a new wave of innovation throughout the entire Asia Pacific region,” said Prakash Mallya, managing director of sales and marketing at Intel South-East Asia.
“Some of the latest devices capable of enabling more personal, engaging experiences are being developed right here in Asia.
“This includes the Intel Compute Stick developed in Intel’s Malaysia Design Centre and the Atom X3 processor series developed in Intel Mobile Communications in Singapore,” he added.
Devices powered by the Intel 5th Generation Core processor are available on the market now from brands including Asus, Acer, Dell and Lenovo. Atom x3 smartphones and tablets are anticipated to be available later this year.
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