Xi3 Corporation today announced it has entered into a multi-phase agreement with Intel Corporation to develop, manufacture and sell next-generation Micro-Mini PCs, including Intel's successful Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing) computers. Micro-Mini PCs represent one of the only growing sectors of the general PC market, as enterprises seek the increased performance, greater power efficiency and modularity of ultra-small form factor computers.
Xi3 will initially work with Intel to further commercialize Intel NUC-based systems to global enterprise and government customers. The companies will also work together on new ultra-small form factor computing products leveraging Xi3's Intellectual Property and Intel's low power processor technology.
"We are pleased to be working with a worldwide leader in low power x86 microprocessors," said Jason A. Sullivan, Founder, President and CEO of Xi3 Corporation. "This agreement will result in Xi3's first commercially available Micro-Mini computers powered by Intel processors. We see this relationship as the perfect marriage between processor and platform technologies. We are very excited about what the future may hold!"
"Xi3 has made great contributions to the world of ultra-small form factor computing with its patented Xi3 Computer Architecture," said Joel Christensen, General Manager, Channel Innovation and Solutions Division of Intel Corporation. "We're pleased to partner with Xi3, a leader in Micro-Mini compute platforms, to have them offer a range of Intel-based products to enterprises and governments throughout the world."
Xi3 has developed and patented award-winning Xi3 Modular Computers - softball-sized computers that are powerful yet energy efficient. The machines are designed to run the most popular x86-based, 64-bit operating systems and software applications.
Additional details of this partnership and the joint multi-phased agreement will not be disclosed at this time.