Intel feels Myanmar is “the right time”

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California-based Intel Corp, the world’s largest semiconductor chip maker, announced on December 7 that it will be the first semiconductor manufacturer to provide technology in Myanmar. KMD, a local distributor, has already received an official agent certificate through US-based Ingram Micro Inc to begin selling Intel’s technology.

Intel’s board of directors has stated that the company feels it is “the right time” to partner with Myanmar in order to encourage continued economic and political reforms and aid the entry of multinationals through their products.

KMD will distribute Intel’s central processing units (CPU), motherboards and solid-state drives, and Intel’s Thailand office will reportedly be playing an integral part in sales and marketing.

Intel also plans to establish a training programme in Myanmar to train school and university faculty to set up PCs and how to use the technology to improve literacy.

Programmes like these would be groundbreaking for a country whose educational system was left to stagnant for decades during military rule.

To date, Intel has trained more than 10 million teachers around the world through the Intel Tech Programme, with about 2.6 million of them hailing from the Asia-Pacific region.

An Intel spokesmen has stated that they technology giant plans to work with the Myanmar government to promote increased digital literary by 2013.

 

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California-based Intel Corp, the world’s largest semiconductor chip maker, announced on December 7 that it will be the first semiconductor manufacturer to provide technology in Myanmar. KMD, a local distributor, has already received an official agent certificate through US-based Ingram Micro Inc to begin selling Intel’s technology.

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California-based Intel Corp, the world’s largest semiconductor chip maker, announced on December 7 that it will be the first semiconductor manufacturer to provide technology in Myanmar. KMD, a local distributor, has already received an official agent certificate through US-based Ingram Micro Inc to begin selling Intel’s technology.

Intel’s board of directors has stated that the company feels it is “the right time” to partner with Myanmar in order to encourage continued economic and political reforms and aid the entry of multinationals through their products.

KMD will distribute Intel’s central processing units (CPU), motherboards and solid-state drives, and Intel’s Thailand office will reportedly be playing an integral part in sales and marketing.

Intel also plans to establish a training programme in Myanmar to train school and university faculty to set up PCs and how to use the technology to improve literacy.

Programmes like these would be groundbreaking for a country whose educational system was left to stagnant for decades during military rule.

To date, Intel has trained more than 10 million teachers around the world through the Intel Tech Programme, with about 2.6 million of them hailing from the Asia-Pacific region.

An Intel spokesmen has stated that they technology giant plans to work with the Myanmar government to promote increased digital literary by 2013.

 

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