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Intel Looks to Universities for ‘Explorers’

Intel has opened laboratories with Carnegie Mellon University, the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Washington. The moves are part of a broad trend that has industry paying universities to do long-term research, says an article in The New York Times on Sunday. The computer-chip maker hopes to learn more about scientific and technical advances that could affect its business years down the road, according to the article.

Andrew A. Chien, Intel’s director of research, is quoted as saying, “Their researchers work on frontiers, in unexplored territory. We want explorers.”—Andrea L. Foster

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