Asia Express - Computing
Intel to Deepen Cooperation Ties with Taiwan's Government, Industry, Education Sector
October 29, 2010
Intel CEO Paul Otellini announced on October 28, 2010 that Intel plans to cooperate with Taiwan's MOEA (Ministry of Economic Affairs) on cloud computing business, develop industry standards of cloud computing with Chunghwa Telecom, launch programs for talent cultivation with Taiwan's Ministry of Education, and establish a research center with Taiwan's NSC (National Science Council), according to the China Times of Taiwan. The announcement was made at a press conference held in Taipei during Otellini's visit to Taiwan. Chunghwa Telecom, a major telecom operator in Taiwan, also announced that the company will join the Open Data Center Alliance launched by Intel and sign a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Intel for cloud computing team-up. It is reported that a research center will be set up by Intel and NSC together, and operation of the center is slated to begin by the end of 2010. Intel and NSC are projected to invest NT$750 million (US$24.5 million; US$1= NT$30.6) jointly in the research center over the next three to five years.