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Intel Donates 4,000 Processors

October 1, 2004

CHIP-manufacturing giant Intel hasdonated 4,000 Pentium IV processors toelementary schools, high schools and universitiesin Costa Rica.The donation was made this week aspart of the U.S.-based company’s“Innovation in Education” program toincrease technology in classrooms, aneffort started seven years ago, accordingto Intel Costa Rica.The total donation amounts to ¢500million ($1.1 million), according to Intel,the single largest exporter in Costa Rica.Vice-Minister of Education MarleneGómez and the rectors of the country’sfour public universities accepted thedonation in a ceremony Tuesday at theNational Center for High Technology(CENAT).Elementary and high schools alonereceived 1,700 processors, which willmake machines in many schools muchfaster, according to a statement fromthe Ministry of Public Education. Thedonation will help the ministry updateits equipment at a lower cost, allowingthe ministry to use its budget to purchasean additional 400 computers,instead of 100.

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