Intel plans to invest $100 million directly into U.S. university research over the next five years to drive innovations in computing and communications. The company says it will open Intel Science and Technology Centers across multiple universities. Research will focus on projects in select technology areas that align with the company's research agenda, including visual computing, mobility, security and embedded solutions.
According to Intel, its new model for university research is expected to result in U.S. researchers receiving up to five times more funding from Intel Labs when compared to the company's previous approach. As an initial step, Intel Labs also announced that Stanford University would be the hub for the first center, which will focus on improving visual computing experiences for consumers and professionals.
Researchers at Stanford will collaborate with a community of researchers from seven other universities, according to Intel. The recently introduced second generation Intel Core processor with combined visual and 3D graphics will be a key research and development platform for researchers to develop innovations which improve the quality and the way images are captured or created, manipulated or interpreted and ultimately displayed to the viewer.
For more, read the eWeek article Intel Labs to Invest $100 Million in Universty Research.