BEIJING, China -- Intel Corp and Legend Group Ltd., China's biggest computer maker, have said they would open a joint development center for home networking and security applications, according to a Reuters report Thursday (August 28, 2003).
Legend controls about a quarter of the Chinese PC market and its computers make use of Intel microprocessors exclusively, according to the report.
The center is to be housed within Legend's Beijing facilities and would eventually comprise 30 to 40 engineers, the report quotes Intel China president Wee Theng Tan, as saying.
The research is expected to focus on technology to link televisions, computers and other appliances into a digital home network and on making computers more secure.
The report did not give a value or timetable for the development.
Legend, which recently adopted Lenovo as the English-language brand name for its PCs, has joined with Microsoft, Sony, Hewlett-Packard and Samsung in an alliance to create standards for sending music from computers to televisions, the report said.