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Intel opens support center in China's software hub

Posted: 06 Nov 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:software development? support center? visual rendering?

Intel Corp. has opened a software innovation and support center in Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang province. A hub for software development in China, Zhejiang is home to 1,000 software companies.

The Intel Zhejiang Software Technology Innovation Support Center is expected to be one of the largest software development, testing and validation centers in Asia, with one of the region's most advanced high-performance computer centers for visual rendering.

"As part of our commitment to grow with China's IT industry, Intel supports world-class innovation across the China software ecosystem." said Paul Otellini, president and CEO of Intel. "The unique technical training and tools offered at this center will help local software companies bring their products to market faster and expand their global business development capabilities. Intel has already worked with one-fourth of the province's leading software companies, including SUPCON and Hundsun, on technology development, marketing programs or strategic venture capital investments."

The innovation support center will offer the latest Intel hardware and software technologies, and share methods for software optimization, testing and validation to help local software vendors innovate around Intel processor technologies.

"We are very glad to see the kick-off of Intel Zhengjiang Software Technology Innovation Center as the fulfillment of last year's memorandum of understanding with Intel," said Yongming Wang, vice governor of the Zhejiang Province. "The establishment of the Intel Technology Innovation Center will combine resources from technology providers and government and bring advanced knowledge and technologies from a world leader such as Intel to Zhejiang's software companies. "This will enhance the innovation capabilities of local software companies and strengthen the competitive advantage of the ecosystem of the high-tech industry in Zhejiang."

Located in the Hangzhou State Software Base, the support center serves as a one-stop location where software companies have access to the latest Intel processors, tools, engineering consulting and computer networks to further design, validate test and tune their applications. The software companies will also have access to the Intel Software Network, Channel Marketplace and Intel Software College that offer additional training, support and services from participating companies around the world.

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