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Intel Innovation 2021 Event: The 10 Biggest Announcements To Know

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger and other executives laid out the chipmaker’s new ‘software-first’ strategy with a series of announcements and disclosures spanning much of the company’s portfolio of silicon products at the inaugural Intel Innovation event in late October.

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‘No Gimmicks. No Marketing Fluff. Just Geeky Goodness.’

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger said he is renewing the chipmaker’s commitment to developers as part of his new “software-first” strategy that was first laid out in CRN’s October cover story.

Gelsinger and other Intel executives laid out this “software-first” vision with a series of announcements and disclosures spanning much of the company’s portfolio of silicon products during the inaugural Intel Innovation event this week, which is a reimagining of the defunct Intel Developer Forum.

[Related: Pat Gelsinger: Intel Will Be ‘More Ecosystem-Friendly’ Than Nvidia ]

“Through the developer community, we are entering a renewed era of innovation. It‘s all about you, the developers, software and hardware,” Gelsinger said during the opening keynote on Wednesday. “Our recent actions in the ecosystem must be built on core values that are essential to you. But we haven’t done a great job recently. We need to stay connected with you through the evolution of that ecosystem. Today, this changes. We can and we will do better.”

To make Intel the silicon platform of choice in the face of increasing competition, Gelsinger said the chipmaker’s “software-first’ strategy will be built on three tenets: openness, choice and trust. This means “unlocking the garden gates for developers,” “designing for multi-vendor, multi-cloud silicon platform software solutions” and having the best of intentions for developers.

“We have your best interest as a developer at heart, and we will deliver solutions with world-leading security features, anchored to product truth,” he said. “No gimmicks. No marketing fluff. Just geeky goodness.”

What follows are the 10 biggest announcements made by the semiconductor giant at the Intel Innovation 2021 event, including the launch of 12th-generation Intel Core CPUs, new disclosures around the Arc Alchemist discrete GPU, a new development partnership with Google Cloud, the launch of new data science solutions for AI development and big new ambitions for the years to come.

 

 
 
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