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OIT Receives 25 Intel Atom Systems

Aug 04, 2010
Oregon Institute of Technology received a donation of 25 Intel Atom systems to support student labs in a new computing major. The donation will equip

Oregon Institute of Technology received a donation of 25 Intel Atom systems to support student labs in a new computing major. The donation will equip a lab on the Klamath Falls campus and will allow students to learn on state-of-the-industry Intel architecture which will give them an advantage as they enter the workforce.

Intel Atom processors can scale to deliver PC-like performance in devices ranging from cars, smart phones and smart TV devices to razor-thin tablets and netbooks and more.  More than 50 million netbooks have now been sold, almost all of which are based on the Intel Atom processor.

“Intel is pleased to provide this contribution of Intel Atom systems to OIT to help support the next generation of engineers as they complete their degrees,” said Morgan Anderson, Intel Oregon Higher Ed and Government Affairs Manager. “OIT and Intel have a rich history together, with over 200 OIT alumni working at the company, and several OIT grads serving in Intel’s top executive and technical positions.”

“OIT’s Embedded Systems Engineering Technology program is grateful to Intel and Jim Fister. The addition of the Atom systems to our new labs will greatly enhance the experience of our students and strengthen this new program,” said OIT Associate Professor Jim Long.

Embedded Systems Engineering Technology is a new major in OIT’s Computer Systems Engineering Technology department and OIT graduated its first ESET student this year. Embedded computer systems are everywhere in our society, though the general population is not very aware of their existence; this is truly the mark of a well designed embedded system. Embedded computer systems are integrated into common appliances such as cell phones, consumer electronics and kitchen appliances. The average car on today’s market has 30 embedded systems integrated into its operations.

To learn more, visit the ESET page on the OIT Web site.

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