Last week, Intel revealed plans for Project Athena Open Labs in Taipei, Shanghai and Folsom, California – marking a significant milestone for Intel in readying the next wave of Project Athena designs for 2020 and beyond.
A New Class of Research and Development
The three Open Labs sites, which will be located in key ecosystem hubs and operated by teams of Intel engineers with system-on-chip (SOC) and platform power optimization expertise, will begin operating in June 2019 to support performance and low-power optimization of vendor components for laptops built to Project Athena design specifications.
Project Athena was first announced at CES 2019 to deliver a new class of advanced laptops, and the first Project Athena devices will be available in the second half of this year.
Through the Project Athena Open Labs, independent hardware vendors (IHVs) will have the opportunity to submit parts for compliance assessment and Intel’s OEM partners can also nominate preferred component vendors for participation.