ByÂ Emmanuel Elebeke
In apparent move to enhance the use of technology by end users,Â Intel Corporation last week unveiled the fastest processor and Chipsets i nÂ Â the world technology market.
The revolutionary products, Intel Core i7 mobile processor and Intel Core i7 mobile processor Extreme edition are expected to bring the Intelâ€™s award wining and super-fast Nehalem micro-architecture to the mobile market.
The new processors according to the company, are designed to provide the best laptop experience for intense gaming; digital media; photos; music; business applications and other multi-threaded softwaresÂ that hungers for faster processing speed, while the Chips will boost the overall performance when using several of these applications simultaneously.
Unveiling the new products in Lagos, marketing and development manager of the company, Femi Babajide said the new processor and Chips were developed to enhance the performance ofÂ servers by making them more faster and efficient. He also said that with the new products, computer users can now maximize and achieve job satisfaction.
â€œWe have been making servers for over 40 years, but this time around, we decided to embark on this major change of moving server technology into desktops and notebooks by changing the architecture base.â€ Said Babajide.
Justifying the importance of the new products to end users, Babajide said â€œ the aging installed base of laptops may be unfit for dayâ€™s usage, and the growing demand of people from their systems has to be metâ€ , adding that part of the advantages of the Intel-Core was movement of memory of systems from outside to inside which could create more space for the memory and make the server more efficient.
â€œWith the new Intel Chipset and processor, more space has been created, hence having more capacity per Core Due. Now, we are looking forward to working with Noolywood, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs); digital industry; video/ movies workers andÂ social networkers, because we now have notebook to enable them perform better from what they used to do.â€ he added.
In his own remarks, the executive Vice President and general manager, Intel Architecture group, Dadi Perlmutter said â€œthe new Intel processor and Chipset are intelligent, revolutionary and efficient. With the intelligent features like Intel Turbo Boost Technology, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, Intel has revolutionalized the laptop PC processor, which delivers performance and energy efficient.
â€œFor the first time mobile users can choose a laptop that delivers internet-server like speed, right in their laps for most demanding tasks, from intense gaming to digital Video edition and social media applications.â€ he explained.
Meanwhile, Intel CorporateÂ Affaires Manager, Mr. Bunmi Ekundare has reiterated Intelâ€™s resolve to partner with the federal and state governments in their efforts to fast track the penetration of ICTÂ education in the country.Â Â He said Intel is not just about technology, but also about education. According to him, Intel in the past four yearsÂ had embarked on various education programmes aimed at upgrading the ICTÂ knowledge base of not only students but also their teachers, particularly in Nigeria.
â€œIntel is not just about technology, but also about education.
We engage on education in order to enlighten people to get along with the new technology, because our founding fathers felt that education is critical to development. Our education programmes in the last four years focused on primary and secondary education (K12). We have been able to make a lot of enrolment, andÂ greater part of our training has been on students and teachers, starting from selected pilot schools. Our programme revolves around four basic pillars which include: education; content; accessibility and connectivity.â€Â Revealed Ekundare. Assessing the development of ICT education in Nigeria, Ekundare said the development ICT education was slow in Nigeria because the country lacked a workable policy framework other countries like Ghana, Kenya and Angola which had experienced unprecedented growth courtesy of their ICT policy.
While calling for a speedy formulation of an enduring and efficient ICT policy in education for Nigeria, he feared that theÂ vision 2020 dream of the federal government may be a pipe dream.