SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 23, 2006 — Intel Corporation today announced the formation of the Intel® Software Partner Program, a membership-based program for independent software vendors (ISVs). The program is open to any software company developing commercial products or services for Intel technologies, such as Intel® Core™ 2 Duo, Intel® Xeon® and Intel® Itanium® processors. The Intel Software Partner Program offers a portfolio of planning, technical, marketing and sales resources designed to facilitate a member’s ability to grow business, reach new customers and stay on top of the latest software development, marketing and competitive trends.