|A future mobile internet device enabled with platform power management, a research effort which will help to enable up to a 50x reduction in platform idle power of future Intel MIDs and smartphones.
Santa Clara CA, U.S. and Espoo, Finland, June 23, 2009 - Further uniting the Internet with mobile phones and computers, Intel Corporation
today announced a long-term relationship to develop a new class of Intel® Architecture-based mobile computing device
and chipset architectures which will combine the performance of powerful computers with high-bandwidth mobile broadband communications and ubiquitous Internet connectivity.
To realize this shared vision, both companies are expanding their longstanding relationship to define a new mobile platform beyond today's smartphones, notebooks
, enabling the development of a variety of innovative hardware, software and mobile Internet services.
Taking advantage of each company's expertise as leaders in their respective fields, these future standards-based devices will marry the best features and capabilities of the computing and communications worlds and will transform the user experience, bringing incredible mobile applications and always on, always connected wireless Internet access in a user-friendly pocketable form factor.
effort includes collaboration in several open source mobile Linux
software projects. Intel will also acquire a Nokia HSPA/3G modem IP
license for use in future products.
The companies expect many innovations to result from this collaboration over time.
Anand Chandrasekher, Intel Corporation senior vice president and general manager, Ultra Mobility Group
"This Intel and Nokia collaboration unites and focuses many of the brightest computing and communications minds in the world, and will ultimately deliver open and standards-based technologies, which history shows drive rapid innovation, adoption and consumer choice," said Anand Chandrasekher, Intel Corporation senior vice president and general manager, Ultra Mobility Group
"With the convergence of the Internet and mobility as the team's only barrier, I can only imagine the innovation that will come out of our unique relationship with Nokia. The possibilities are endless."
Kai Öistämö, Executive Vice President, Devices, Nokia
"Today's announcement represents a significant commitment to work together on the future of mobile computing, and we plan to turn our joint research into action," said Kai Öistämö, Executive Vice President, Devices, Nokia
"We will explore new ideas in designs, materials and displays that will go far beyond devices and services on the market today. This collaboration will be compelling not only for our companies, but also for our industries, our partners and, of course, for consumers."
Open Source Software Collaboration
The effort also includes technology development and cooperation in several open source software initiatives in order to develop common technologies for use in the Moblin
platform projects, which will deliver Linux-based operating systems for these future mobile computing devices.
The companies are coordinating their Open Source
technology selection and development investments, including alignment on a range of key Open Source technologies for Mobile Computing such as: oFono
Collectively, these technologies will provide an open source standards-based means to deliver a wealth of mobile Internet and communication experiences, with rich graphics and multimedia capabilities.
Hosted by the Linux Foundation
, Moblin is an optimized open source Linux operating system project that delivers visually rich Internet media experiences on Intel® Atom(TM)
processor-based devices including MIDs
, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI)
, and embedded systems.
For more information see
is a Linux
operating system, mostly based on open source code and powers mobile computers such as the Nokia N810 Internet Tablet.
platform has been developed by Nokia in collaboration with many open source projects.
For more information see
Enabling common technologies across the Moblin
software environments will help foster the development of compatible applications for these devices - building on the huge number of off-the-shelf PC
The open source projects will be governed using the best practices of the open source development model.
Intel to License Nokia's HSPA/3G Modem Technologies
Building on today's announcement, Intel and Nokia have signed an agreement that will enable Intel to license Nokia's HSPA/3G modem technologies with the aim of developing advanced mobile computing solutions that deliver a powerful and flexible computing experience - combining the best-in-class 3GPP modem technology with the high performance and low power consumption of future Intel Architecture-based platforms.
Intel supports multiple mobile broadband standards on its platforms to address the needs of service providers worldwide, and to provide people with an always-connected experience.
The Nokia modem license complements Intel's broadband wireless technologies and will enable the company to extend chipset solutions incorporating Nokia's modem technologies across its mobility offerings in the future.
Nokia is continuing to develop its leading modem technology, which includes protocol software and related digital design for the full suite of 3GPP standards through WCDMA/GSM and its evolution, and then licenses the technology to chipset manufacturers to develop and produce chipsets for device manufacturers.
Nokia's licensable modem technology is the trusted connectivity choice, providing credible and reliable options for the industry based on Nokia wireless modems' embedded history and experience. The Intel license of Nokia's modem technologies is another step in executing Nokia's chipset strategy to create multiple, competitive chipset choices to the industry.
June 23, 2009
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Senior Vice President
General Manager, Ultra Mobility Group
Anand Chandrasekher is senior vice president and general manager of Intel Corporation's Ultra Mobility Group.
This group is responsible for low power Intel® Architecture products, ultra-mobile PC's, mobile internet devices, smart mobile and hand-held market segments.
Chandrasekher's responsibilities include strategic direction, platform planning, design, development, marketing and business management for this segment.
Chandrasekher's team is responsible for developing the technologies behind the Intel® Atom™ processor and Intel® Centrino® Atom™ processor product families.
Prior to his current assignment, Chandrasekher was senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Sales and Marketing Group; in this capacity, he had responsibility for worldwide sales and marketing operations and served Intel's global customer and market needs.
Previously, Chandrasekher was vice president and general manager of the Mobile Platforms Group.
Chandrasekher led the team responsible for the architecture, design, development and marketing of Intel's platform solutions for the mobile computing segment.
He led the team that delivered Intel® Centrino® Processor Technology to the market; and, under his leadership the mobile group became the fastest growing business unit at Intel.
He was promoted to Intel corporate vice president in 2003.
Prior to his Mobile Platforms Group role, Chandrasekher was vice president of the Intel Architecture Group and general manager of the Intel Architecture Marketing Group, where he led strategic planning and marketing activities for Intel's enterprise, mobile and desktop platform products – in this capacity, he was responsible for the launch and ramp of the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor family of products.
In 1997, Chandrasekher formed and led Intel's Workstation Platform Group and was its general manager through 1999 – under his leadership, Intel's workstation business grew into a multi-billion dollar business.
From 1995 to 1997 he served as technical assistant to Craig Barrett, current Intel Chairman of the Board.
Chandrasekher earned his bachelor's degree in computer science and a master's degree in engineering from Cornell University.
He received an MBA from Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management. Chandrasekher remains an active supporter of Cornell's programs and of the American India Foundation; he is an elected member of Cornell's Council of Trustees.
He has been with Intel since 1988.