Intel has announced that it has entered into an agreement to co-develop Internet search and related applications in China with Chinese language Web search engine Baidu. Users will soon be able to access Baidu search services on their handsets and home devices as a result of this co-operation. Intel's server platform will be coupled with Baidu's backend search systems, to provision a whole range of Internet search applications for laptops, handsets and PCs.

"Baidu is the most frequently used search engine in China with an enormous user base. Its high traffic volume requires the highest standard of performance and stability in its server platform. Intel is pleased to work together with Baidu to provide optimized search performance and exciting search experience to end users," said Thomas Kilroy, vice president with Intel and general manager of the firm's Digital Enterprise Group.