BEIJING, April 13, 2006 /Xinhua-PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- 2006-Intel China Ltd., a
subsidiary of Intel Corporation, the world leader in silicon innovation, and
Baidu, the leading Chinese language Internet search provider today signed a
memorandum of understanding (MOU) for cooperation in the development of
Internet search and related applications in China.
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According to the MOU, the two parties will cooperate in advancing Internet
search applications for laptops, handsets and PC in the digital home
environment, coupling Intel's server platform with Baidu's backend search
systems to achieve optimized performance and operational stability.
''Baidu is committed to providing the best way for people to find
information. In addition to PCs, our users will soon be able to access Baidu
search services on their handsets and home devices,'' Said Jerry Liu, CTO of
Baidu. ''Intel is the global leader in silicon technology and has played a
critical role in enhancing Internet user experience. We are pleased to join
hands with Intel in making Internet search more convenient and fun for people
on their wireless devices and home appliances.''
The two parties will rely on their respective strengths in technology to
develop optimized Baidu search applications for Intel platforms, and
facilitate implementation on PC, laptops, handsets and home appliances.
Intel is also Baidu's backend server platform provider. ''A high
performance, high stable and high scalable server platform is very important
to Baidu's powerful search engine system. Intel has been a reliable long-term
provider and partner,'' said Jerry Liu.
''Baidu is the most frequently used search engine in China with an
enormous user base. Its high traffic volume requires the highest standard of
performance and stability in its server platform. Intel is pleased to work
together with Baidu to provide optimized search performance and exciting
search experience to end users,'' said Thomas M. Kilroy, Vice President of
Intel Corporation and General Manager of Digital Enterprise Group, ''With
regard to server platform, 80% of the current enterprise servers are all based
on Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 processor or Intel(R)Xeon(R) processor. The cost-
effective and innovative server platform of Intel will surely provide powerful
backend support for hundreds of million users of Baidu.''
Baidu.com, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider.
As a technology-based media company, Baidu aims to provide the best way for
people to find information. In addition to serving individual Internet search
users, Baidu provides an effective platform for businesses to reach potential
customers. Baidu's ADSs, each of which represents one Class A ordinary share,
currently trade on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol ''BIDU''.
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products and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live.
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