Intel Marks 30 Years In Embedded Computing With Quad-Core Processor Launch

Intel Marks 30 Years In Embedded Computing With Quad-Core Processor Launch

Orange County Choppers Bring Embedded Technology to Intel-Themed Motorcycle

EMBEDDED SYSTEMS CONFERENCE, San Jose, Calif., April 3, 2007 - Commemorating 30 years of delivering products and technology to the embedded computing market, Intel Corporation today introduced the Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor 5300 series with extended life cycle support, the first to bring Intel architecture-based quad-core performance to the embedded segment.

The quad-core embedded processors are among the 11 quad-core products Intel has brought to market in less than 6 months. Intel also introduced the new Intel IP Network Server NSC2U. Both new products utilize Intel's latest advanced hardware technologies, including Intel Virtualization Technology and Intel I/O Acceleration Technology.

Additionally, Intel marked the launch here today with the unveiling of an Intel-themed embedded technology-based motorcycle by Orange County Choppers.

"The breakthrough performance and power efficiency that characterize the industry's first quad-core processors for embedded are as unmistakable as the raw power of the four cylinders of the Intel Chopper's quad engine," said Doug Davis, vice president and general manager of Intel's Embedded and Communications Group. "This 250-horsepower chopper - designed using quad-core Intel computers - is more than just a mechanical powerhouse; it's also a marvel of embedded technology with an ultra-mobile PC powering fingerprint recognition for security and a digital dashboard with ignition control, digital gauges, cameras that replace rear-view mirrors, integrated audio and video systems, GPS navigation and wireless connectivity."  READ MORE...

(Ed. I would just like to say that I had the idea to do a computer-themed bike with OCC back when the show first became a series, and never did anything about it.  Now HP and Intel have worked with them.  I could kick myself.)