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Malaysian ‘brainchild’ the Intel Compute Stick unveiled in Penang

AvantiKumar | May 25, 2015
Designed and developed locally for global use, the Intel Atom-powered micro-PC sits on a foundation laid by 50 years of Moore's Law, said Intel's Sumner Lemon.

Serena C shows the Intel Compute Stick 

Photo - Local celebrity Serena C shows the Intel Compute Stick at Intelligent Generations event in Penang, Malaysia.


During the Intelligent Generations showcase held in May in Penang, Malaysia, semiconductor firm Intel unveiled its Compute Stick, a micro-PC designed and developed by engineers in the company's Malaysia Design Centre.

Intel's Malaysia and Singapore country manager Sumner Lemon said the Intel Atom powered 4-inch long plug-and-play device, which transforms any HDMI display into a computer, has met with positive reactions from around the world.

"What we're unveiling today is a culmination of the work we've built on a foundation laid down by 50 years of Moore's Law," said Lemon.  "In fact, the Intel Compute Stick was a brainchild of local engineers here in Intel Malaysia and we are extremely proud of having brought this game changing idea to fruition."

"The Intel Compute Stick provides the functionality of a full-fledged desktop computer without taking up the space of one. It will open up a whole new world of computing for its users - be it those who work in small offices, those who compute on the go, or those looking to upgrade their smart living room setups," he said.

Intel's showcase also included the company's latest 5th Generation Intel Core powered and various Intel Atom x3 reference designs and development boards.


Intel Generations in Penang 

Photo - (From left) Yannick LeClercq (Managing Director, Intel Mobile Communications, Singapore), Christopher Kelly (General Manager, Malaysia Design Centre), Prakash Mallya (Managing Director, Sales and Marketing Intel South East Asia) and Sumner Lemon (Country Manager, Intel Malaysia and Singapore) showing off the Intel® Compute Stick at Intel Malaysia's Intelligent Generations showcase.

A company statement said that The 5th Generation Intel Core processor series, launched earlier this year at CES 2015, allowed manufacturers to create high performance devices, which offer uncompromising battery life while the Intel Atom x3 enables manufacturers to penetrate the entry-level market of mobile devices, with powerful smartphones and tablets at attractive, entry-level price points.

 New wave of innovation in Asia

Prakash Mallya, Intel South East Asia managing director, sales and marketing, said: "Technology is driving a new wave of innovation throughout the entire Asia-Pacific region including Japan. Some of the latest devices capable of enabling more personal, engaging experiences are being developed right here in Asia - this includes the Intel Compute Stick developed in Intel's Malaysia Design Centre and the Atom X3 processor series developed in Intel Mobile Communications in Singapore."

 "The rise of new personal computing experiences, intelligent and connected devices and the wearable revolution are redefining the relationship between consumers and technology and I am very excited to see some the world's best talents in technology drive this very change right here in Asia," said Mallya.

Devices powered by the Intel 5th Generation Core processor are available on the market now from brands including ASUS, Acer, Dell and Lenovo. Atom x3 smartphones and tablets are anticipated to be available later this year.


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