SVW Visit To Intel In Portland
A couple of weeks ago, my son Matt and I drove up to Portland, OR to visit Intel's R&D labs. We were there with some fellow Intel Insiders, Cathy Brooks, Sarah Austin, Frank Gruber, and Irina Slutsky.
Here is a brief video of some of the highlights of our trip. We got to see Intel healthcare products and speak with researchers in this area. We also visited Intel's WiFi and WiMAX labs. Portland has about 700 square miles of WiMAX and we got to test it out in cars and in our hotel rooms. It works great. I'm looking forward to its arrival in San Francisco.
I was surprised to discover how large Intel's presence is in Portland. It's really becoming more of a Portland company rather than a Silicon Valley company. This makes sense because Portland is a much more affordable area for employees. And it's not that far from HQ -- Intel runs a daily shuttle fleet connecting Portland with Silicon Valley. (Intel is a sponsor of SVW).
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Frank Gruber in Portland...
Pop17 in Portlandhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPSDDzru-MI&feature=player_embedded
Here is some more footage, shot by Ken Kaplan from Intel:
WiMAX Car Ride Outside Portland - Part One: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me-lGd3-BGM
WiMAX Car Ride Outside Porland -- Part Two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5oorbBYP3E
Healthcare research with Intel’s Eric Dishman: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfmnWcGoiy4