CARTAGENA, Colombia, Sept. 18, 2006 — Intel Corporation hosted the first meeting in Latin America to unite leaders representing 16 countries to set a new technology direction to support the region’s social and economic growth.

‘Increasing access to technology can be a critical driver of economic growth, but it will require Latin America’s leaders to work together to create policy and make it happen,’ said Intel Chairman Craig Barrett, who also chairs the United Nations Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Development. ‘This forum is designed to foster discussion and create action.’