Intel creates subsidiary to seek federal business

New unit initially will focus on the High Performance Computing segment

Intel Corp. has launched a wholly owned subsidiary, Intel Federal LLC, to focus on new sales opportunities within the federal government, the company announced August 30.

Until now Intel sold its computer chips only through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

Initially Intel Federal will focus on the high-performance computing segment, including work on exascale computing with the Energy Department and other agencies. In time, the subsidiary will be open to working with all branches of the government, according to the Intel announcement.

“Reaching supercomputer performance levels of a hundred times more powerful than today by 2018 will require the combined efforts of both industry and government,” said Kirk Skaugen, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Datacenter and Connected Systems Group. “An exaflop supercomputer’s performance is the equivalent of every person on Earth making about 150 million calculations per second.”

“The creation of Intel Federal demonstrates the strategic importance of these programs and will give us the ability to establish and maintain the unique processes, procedures and controls needed to develop and manage programs with the government,” he added.

Intel has named Dave Patterson president of Intel Federal. He most recently served as president and CEO of Optelecom-NKF Inc., and prior to that was president and CEO of Siemens Government Services Inc. Patterson will report directly to Skaugen.

Initially Intel Federal will have offices in Oregon, California and the Washington, D.C., area. Over time the subsidiary plans to expand its focus to a wide variety of other programs within the government.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here
close

Trending

  • Dive into our Contract Award database

    In an exclusive for WT Insider members, we are collecting all of the contract awards we cover into a database that you can sort by contractor, agency, value and other parameters. You can also download it into a spreadsheet. Our databases track awards back to 2013. Read More

  • Navigating the trends and issues of 2016 Nick Wakeman

    In our latest WT Insider Report, we pull together our best advice, insights and reporting on the trends and issues that will shape the market in 2016 and beyond. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.