Intel to aid smaller companies to increase Ultrabook production

Intel is aiming to bridge the gap between manufacturers and smaller brands, in an effort to build more ultrabooks. The manufacturers Intel is targeting include Pegatron, Compal, Quanta. Since bigger brands – Dell, Acer, and Asus, have already dabbled in the manufacturing of ultrabooks, Intel will focus on bridging the gap between brands such as Viewsonic, Motion Computing, and Epson.

Intel has been openly dedicated to increasing the production of Ultrabooks after the announcement at Computex of a $300 million Ultrabook fund. The fund was set-forth for specifically aiding key components of a laptop – longer battery life, storage, and innovative designs such as touch capabilities.

The fund will be invested over the next 3-4 years, according to the Intel Newsroom. The main goal for the fund is to create a cycle of innovation but with lower cost to consumers, with prices between $699 and $799. For that price point Intel is working with manufacturers to reduce the cost of touch. Intel is aiming for increased production soon into the New Year and beyond.

[via cnet]