(Portland, Ore.) June 23, 2009 - Today representatives from Portland State University (PSU) and
Intel Corporation welcomed 28 new international students from five universities in Vietnam. The students are
the first recipients of the new Intel Vietnam Scholars program and will begin classes this summer.
(see a video of the event at http://www.youtube.com/user/PortlandStateU)
Intel is sponsoring the $2 million program because of its long-term commitment to train a technical pipeline of
well-educated employees at Intel Vietnam. Intel is building its largest global Assembly/Test site in Ho Chi Minh
City. The new site is where silicon wafers are sliced into individual chips and then packaged and tested for their
electrical functions and reliability before being shipped to customers. The scholars program is timed to the
student's return in 2011.
The welcome event was held in the atrium of the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science
Building on PSU campus. The event began at 11 a.m. and speakers included: William Holt, Senior Vice
President and General Manager, Technology and Manufacturing Group at Intel; Rick Howarth, General Manager
of Intel Vietnam; Wim Wiewel, President of Portland State University; and Dick Knight, Interim Dean of the Maseeh
College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Portland State is home to nearly 1,750 international students from 90 countries. PSU also already works closely
with Intel in Oregon and is the third largest supplier of engineering talent to Intel in the U.S.
"PSU has a world class engineering college and is nationally acclaimed for its active learning curriculum," said
William Holt of Intel. "The selection of PSU, after over a year of review, to host the Vietnam Scholars Program
affirms the rising stature of PSU in the eyes of industry and academic partners around the world."
Portland State is not a newcomer to Vietnam. PSU works closely with MOET and the University of Science, Ho
Chi Minh City, on an advanced training program in computer science. With support from the U.S., Vietnamese,
and Ho Chi Minh City governments, PSU is involved in the study of rapid urbanization and its impact on water
resources. PSU is also deeply involved in studying the important role of public leadership in Vietnam's national
development priorities, through collaboration with the Ho Chi Minh Political Academy, Hanoi.
The Intel Vietnam Scholars are pursuing Bachelor of Science degrees in electrical or mechanical engineering. The
Intel scholarship covers tuition, room and board, fees, books and miscellaneous expenses. The program starts in
July with an intensive academic and living orientation in Portland. In the fall, the students will begin the first of
two years of academic study. Upon graduation in June 2011, Intel Vietnam Scholars will return to Vietnam to
begin engineering careers with Intel in Ho Chi Minh City.
About Portland State University
Portland State University (PSU) serves as a center of opportunity for over 27,000 undergraduate and graduate
students. Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, the University's innovative
approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through
internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus
exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 125 bachelor's,
master's and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve
the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe.
About Intel Corporation
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products and initiatives to
continually advance how people work and live. Additional information about Intel is available at
www.intel.com/pressroom and blogs.intel.com.
Intel Oregon, with 15,000 employees, is Oregon's largest employer and a global center of semiconductor research
and manufacturing. Additional information about Intel Oregon is available at