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Intel turns to Cambridge for research

Intel has opened a "lablet" at the University of Cambridge, according to Justin Rattner, an Intel senior fellow. The lablets are company-university cooperatives in which graduate students and professors work on Intel-funded research projects.

While some of the research is directed at products, most of the work involves far-ranging scientific research, such as figuring out protocols for self-configuring networks or designing sensors. Generally, the university and Intel obtain rights to the intellectual property developed. The company has already set up lablets at the Berkeley campus of the University of California, at the University of Washington and at Carnegie Mellon University.