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Tencent, Intel Launch Joint R&D Lab

iFeng Tech, 4/12/11

Intel recently announced at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in Beijing that it has partnered with Chinese internet company Tencent (0700.HK) to establish a joint R&D innovation lab.

The joint lab will focus on developing technologies and services for network convergence and services across multiple screens, and has already started developing comprehensive solutions for tablets and gaming. The lab currently has approximately 60 engineers from Intel and Tencent, and expects to eventually have a staff of 200.

Intel said that it would be responsible for developing hardware and operating systems while Tencent would focus on services, user experience, and products.

Editor's Note: In an official press release, Intel said the joint innovation lab will focus on developing a mobile platform based on Intel's Atom processor that spans various operating systems and devices including computers, TVs, handsets, and automobiles. For more information on this topic, please see "Intel, Tencent to Build Innovation Lab," MD 11/03/10 issue.

Keywords: wireless mobile internet mobile application convergence software Tencent Intel R&D user experience 0700.HK Intel Developer Forum

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