Intel is becoming a little more diverse, just several months after announcing an ambitious plan to add more women and minority workers to its ranks.
Since January, roughly 17 percent of Intel's senior hires were historically under-represented minorities -- about double the rate last year. Intel also doubled its senior hiring among women to 33 percent, CEO Brian Krzanich said on Wednesday.
Earlier this week, Intel sent us its latest variation of its growing line of NUC mini PCs. This is Intel's first NUC to ship with one of its top-end Core i7 chips inside—it's not the fastest desktop like this you can buy (that's probably still Gigabyte's quad-core Haswell Brix Pro), but it's the fastest one you can get with Intel's solid driver support and three-year warranty.
Intel has made significant contributions to the Linux kernel in recent times and has managed to surpass Red Hat as the top contributor.
The annual "Who writes Linux?" report was released by the Linux Foundation to reveal critical numbers regarding the development of the open source software. Many enterprises have been involved with the Linux Foundation over the years but major contributions have always been from traditional Linux companies such as Red Hat, IBM and SUSE.
When major technology companies release diversity reports, you can count on two things: most employees are white, and most are male. Intel wants to address this problem, and today at its CES keynote in Las Vegas CEO Brian Krzanich announced plans to improve diversity not just at Intel, but in the wider tech industry.
Authors: Xeno Kovah, Corey Kallenberg, John Butterworth amd Sam Cornwell - The MITRE Corporation
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