Intel Kicks Off Annual CEO Summit

Intel Capital, the venture capital arm of Intel Corporation, kicked off its eighth annual CEO Summit, with the announcement of six investments totaling $31 million. The deals, all led by Intel Capital, include: China-based (social networking) and Phoenix Microelectronics (microelectronics); Aternity (application management software) and Ceedo (portable computing environment), both based in Israel; and from the United States, Jajah (Internet telephony solutions) and (education network).

This year's CEO Summit was attended by more than 400 executives -- an event record -- from Intel Capital portfolio companies and global 2,000 companies. The event included keynote presentations, expert panel discussions and more than 500 matchmaking meetings between portfolio company CEOs and industry executives as part of the focus on learning and deal-making.

"With global reach, larger investment stakes and active collaboration, Intel Capital is a leader in company building and becoming engaged with companies beyond our initial investment," said Arvind Sodhani, president of Intel Capital.

"By bringing together savvy business executives, global decision makers and our inspired entrepreneurs, the CEO Summit demonstrates our proactive strategy in helping our portfolio companies succeed,’’ he added.

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