Intel Unveils New Initiative To Support Digital India Programme
Processor maker Intel, in a bid to contribute to the government’s ambitious ‘Digital India Programme’ has launched an initiative under which it will collaborate with device vendors, digital content providers to drive the adoption of technology in country’s education sector.
The company will also provide its A1020 Pentium processor to device manufacturers for the success of the initiative. The company claims that the new chip offers significant power savings and is tailored for devices with education related content and applications.
Intel has also said that leading vendors of computing devices including Dell, Lenovo, Acer, Datamini, iBall and Micromax will continue to come up with devices with Intel based architecture.
The company will also integrate management solutions for educational institutions and will operate student information systems. Intel recently announced a massive lay off of about 12,000 across its global facilities, owing to a global slump in the sale of PCs.
The company’s president for Client and Internet of Things Business and Systems Architecture Group, Venkata Murthy Renduchintala has said that Intel will continue to play a dominant role in the PC and mobile domains despite the company’s shift in the focus from these markets.
”Mobile is not just about smartphones now but comprise of billions of devices contributing to the IoT ecosystem including PCs, sensors, tablets and smartphones,” said Intel