Dec 9, 2012

Intel announces foray into Myanmar

Semiconductor giant Intel says it is committed to helping accelerate growth and opportunity for Myanmar through technologies and educational programmes.

In an announcement that marks the first official entry of a semiconductor manufacturer to Myanmar, Intel said its technologies would be made available via local Ingram Micro distributor KMD. Effective immediately, Intel central processing units (CPUs), motherboards and solid-state drives will be available.

Intel says it will also work with multinational brands to support their entry to Myanmar next year.

"We are encouraged by developments in Myanmar and believe that now is the right time for Intel to be supporting the nation's growth," said Uday Marty, managing director of Intel's business in Southeast Asia.

"Intel looks forward to being a partner to Myanmar. Our support will include both our leading technologies and education programmes, which together make a difference to nations globally.

"Intel will focus its skills and resources in ways which can improve the social and economic welfare and prospects of the people of Myanmar. In addition to our technologies, it is our intention to explore partnerships with the Myanmar government on education and digital literacy in 2013," Marty said.

Intel's Thailand office and team will play a significant leadership role, including working with multinationals to enable their presence and success via sales and marketing activities including merchandising, training and joint marketing.

"As the world leader and innovator in technology development, Intel believes that technology has tremendous potential to improve lives and position nations for greater global competitiveness," Marty said.

Source: The Nation