From CES Asia to Computex: Intel. Experience What’s Inside™.

I just came back from CES Asia in Shanghai where I got the opportunity to show how Intel is making amazing experiences possible every day. We showed off wearables, expansion in IoT, the importance of performance and graphics as well as technology like RealSense and wireless charging that would make computing smarter and more intuitive. I’m thrilled to announce that we signed an agreement with China-based Haier, one of the world’s largest consumer goods manufacturers, to bring wireless charging solutions to restaurants, hotels, cafes, and even airports and planes in China later this year. These wireless charging solutions are based on the A4WP Rezence technical specifications, which allows for superior charging range and multi-device charging.

Next week, I’ll be keynoting at Computex, one of the world’s largest technology trade shows. Computex has been synonymous with personal computing, an area of technology that plays an integral role in our personal and work lives. But this year, we’ll see innovations beyond the PC from the tech ecosystem in Taiwan and companies such as Intel, which include exciting progress in tablets, phablets, 2 in 1s, and the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT). At Computex, the fruits of this ingenuity, creativity and competition will be on full display.

Innovation in Taiwan, which has global impact, traditionally starts in PCs but is now often applied quickly to such areas as data centers and IoT. At the same time, new ecosystems and solutions are emerging to expressly support IoT and other areas.

The innovation around IoT are indeed one of the key areas to watch at the show. Intel has been a major player and you’ll hear more from us on that front, as well as how the company works with the Taiwan ecosystem to bring progress to the IoT space. Intel and our customers at the show will showcase some of these deployments to demonstrate how IoT delivers in concrete ways.

Want to see how Intel RealSense technology is reinventing how people interact with devices? Want a fully wireless PC? Want to get a glimpse of Intel-powered devices expected to launch in the very near future? Do you like thinner, lighter and sleeker devices? Expect announcements and demos on these and other topics from Intel and our partners as well. I invite you to watch my keynote (2 pm on June 2, local time; also available via webcast) to find out more about how the Taiwan ecosystem and Intel are enabling smarter living by driving innovation in devices, IoT, data centers and beyond. Intel’s Computex Showcase and IOT Media Event ( June 3rd) will provide further visibility into collaborations with our partners and customers in driving solutions based on Intel technology. More details on Intel at Computex 2015 can be found in this Intel media advisory.

The technology landscape is shifting and creating a wealth of opportunity and those who are innovative and nimble will benefit. It’s an exciting time and, in the end, consumers are the big winners.

Kirk Skaugen

About Kirk Skaugen

Kirk Skaugen is senior vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group (CCG) at Intel Corporation. He is responsible for the company's client computing business and strategies exceeding $34 billion for phone, phablet, tablet and PC platforms. Skaugen is leading Intel's efforts to transform client computing through new technologies, form factors and user experiences. He is leading client innovation with initiatives such as Ultrabook™, All-in-Ones and new 2 in 1 computing devices. CCG's P&L includes Intel® Core™, Core™ M, VPro™ technology, Intel® Atom™, Celeron®, Pentium® and PUMA™ processors and related chipsets, and connectivity solutions including Intel's 3G and LTE modems, Thunderbolt™ technology, Intel® WiFi, WiGig, wired client ethernet, and Intel's new RealSense™ 3D cameras. Previously, Skaugen led Intel's PC business, and prior to that role managed Intel's Datacenter and Connected Systems Group with growth from $6.1B to over $10 billion in three years. This included responsibility for Intel's datacenter Xeon® silicon and solutions for cloud computing, high performance computing, communications infrastructure and Intel's Internet of Things (IOT) strategy and solutions. Skaugen was also located in Asia as general manager of the Asia Pacific Solutions Group, with responsibility for the development and deployment of optimized software and solutions from Asia for Intel's client and server platforms. Skaugen has held a number of positions within Intel's sales and marketing organization, including microprocessor product management, distribution business management and client and enterprise global OEM account management. Skaugen received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University, and was one of six alumni receiving Purdue's Outstanding Electrical Engineer recognition in 2014. He joined Intel in 1992.

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