Intel to develop software in Portuguese

Thursday, June 16, 2011

US chip manufacturer Intel (NYSE: INTC) plans to develop software in Brazil to overcome language barriers and meet rising local demand for computers, according to Intel's general director for Latin America, Steve Long.

"Possibly by the end of the year we'll have some investments [in Brazil] and much more next year," the executive was quoted as saying by Bloomberg.

To this end, the company will work with local programmers and talent available in local universities to write software in Portuguese, he said.

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Pushed by Brazilian demand for computers and data centers, the company expects to double its revenues in the country over the next five years.

Intel does not provide a breakdown of regional revenues, but the Americas represented 20% of the US$43.6bn billed globally last year.