Can 3D Keep Intel on Top?

Intel (INTC) this week announced a $12 million investment into a visual computing research program focused on using three-dimensional imaging for entertainment, data analysis, medical imaging and scientific research. The Intel Visual Computing Institute is located at Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany, and will receive the $12 million over the next five years. The investment is both a nod to the company's interest in better imaging tools and a path to selling faster, high-margin processors.

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