Intel’s $1 Million Core Processor Challenge
Intel announced the Intel Core Processor Challenge to award up to $1 million in prizes to the PC or CE manufacturers that designs the smallest, most stylish, multimedia optimized PCs based on Intel Viiv technology with Intel Core 2 Duo processors. The challenge is intended to speed up the availability of more stylish and smaller consumer PCs that have the performance and power efficiency thanks to Intel core 2 Duo processors, as well as the essential multimedia capabilities that Intel Viiv technology delivers, making them a great entertainment system for any room in the home. Systems will be evaluated on attributes of style, acoustics, functionality and features by an all-star panel of judges, and winners will be announced at the Spring IDF 2007! Intel will award the grand prize winner with up to $300,000 for hard tooling of their winning design and $400,000 for co-marketing activities with Intel for the winning design. The first place winner will receive up to $300,000 for hard tooling for their winning design. Systems submitted for the challenge will be rated early next year by a distinguished panel of judges with expertise in technology, design, fashion and style. The winner will be announced at the Spring Intel Developer Forum to be held March 20-22, 2007 in San Francisco. Additional details and criteria can be found here.