As part of the tech company's ongoing efforts to boost computer innovation worldwide, Intel has announced it will invest $77 million through 18 new investments. The deals span 11 different countries including Brazil, China, Germany, India, Israel, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Russia, Taiwan, Ukraine and the United States.
In recent months, Intel has made a strategic decision to foster global innovation as a means to promote development in crucial emerging markets such as cloud computing and broadband accessibility.
"Innovation continues to thrive all over the world," said Arvind Sodhani, executive vice president of Intel. "Despite the economic environment, these 18 investments help advance next generation computing technologies ... The innovative technology developed by these companies supports the compute continuum from advancements in PCs and server trends."
The world's largest manufacturer of semiconductor chips also asserts that such investments will help foster innovation and intellectual assets in related markets such as web-integrated TV, smartphones and tablet computers.
As the market for innovative technologies expands alongside emerging foreign markets, businesses and tech entrepreneurs such as these are adopting intellectual property management systems to regulate their ideas.