Intel to investigate ‘bold new direction’ in computing

10 Sep 2008

The future direction of computing and the impact of new technologies on everything from nanotechnology to digital health are to be investigated at a major EU conference being held at Intel’s US$7bn operations in Leixlip this week.

Between today and Friday 12 September, over 250 members of industry, academia and policy-makers from across Europe will focus on developments in silicon and nanotechnology, as well as ICT, manufacturing technology and digital health.

Among the speakers are Will Swope, Intel vice-president and general manager, Corporate Affairs Group, who will be talking about Intel’s research efforts in energy efficiency and energy reduction.

Andrew Chien, intel vice-president and director of research will give a keynote on Intel’s research efforts entitled ‘Bold new directions in essential computing’ and Khalil Rouhana, head of unit for strategy for ICT Research and Development in the Directorate General for the Information Society and Media in the European Commission will present ‘Strategy and Policies for R&D within Europe’.

“This is a great opportunity for Intel Ireland to showcase the breadth and scope of its collaborative research engagements with academia and other technology companies in Ireland and across Europe, and allow the participants time to network and explore new ideas,” commented Dr Pádraig ÓMurchú, Intel’s education and research manager.

By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years