On January 7th Intel held a press conference at CES 2020 to officially update the Progress of the Athena Plan. Previously, in August last year, Intel launched the Project Athena certification, which meets specific platform requirements and key experience indicators in six areas of innovation: immediate response, performance and responsiveness, artificial intelligence performance, battery life, connectivity, and form factor. It can be posted with the relevant certification logo for publicity.
At today’s launch, Intel identified significant progress in the Athena Project, and so far, 25 designs have been certified by Intel’s Athena Program, including the first two of which have been validated by the Athena Project, the Asus Chromebook Flip (C436) and Samsung Galaxy Chromebook, a partnership with Google, and Gregory Bryant announced they were continuing to expand their partnership with Google. Intel expects to validate more than 50 designs this year, including Windows and Chrome, and set technical specification sitrules for dual-screen PCs.
In addition, Intel presented a folding screen prototype, the Horseshoe Bend, a 17-inch OLED folding screen designed to resemble a 12-inch notebook. However, there is no further information on this product at this time.