Intel CEO: India Plays Key Role In Intel's World Ahead Program

Subject: General Tech | May 23, 2006 - 02:40 PM |

BANGALORE, India, May 23, 2006 — Paul Otellini,
in his first visit to India as president and chief executive officer of
Intel Corporation, today described the pivotal role India plays in
Intel's World Ahead
Program, which seeks to accelerate access to uncompromised technology
and education for people in the world's developing communities. While
unveiling new technologies and digital inclusion projects, Otellini
said Intel's World Ahead Program elements were key parts of the
company's broader investments in India, where US$1 billion is aimed at
growing the company's research and development, venture capital
activities, and education and community programs in the country during
the next five years.

'India will play a key role in designing
and developing computing technologies used worldwide under Intel's
World Ahead Program,' Otellini said. 'In India, the program unifies
Intel's local efforts to enhance the lives of the vast majority of
India's population who would benefit from information technology and
education, but have not found it within their reach.