by Dylan Martin

Intel has announced its top 27 partners in the Americas who have built fast-growing businesses and created innovative solutions with the semiconductor giant.

Announced Friday, the 2024 Intel Partner Alliance Partner of the Year Awards also recognized those who are championing the chipmaker's AI strategy, which includes processors for PCs, data centers and edge computers. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company plans to formally recognize the partners at the Intel Vision event in April.

This year's winners consist of distributors, strategic OEMs, solution providers, global systems integrators, software partners and regional cloud service providers, representing the diverse range of partner types within the three-year-old Intel Partner Alliance program. Out of the 28 awards given, one partner took home two: Fremont, Calif.-based distribution giant TD Synnex.

In an interview with CRN, Jason Kimrey, Intel's vice president of North America commercial and partner sales, said while revenue growth was one factor for how the chipmaker chose this year's top partners, innovation was another important consideration.

"It's never just about revenue growth. It's also around innovation. And it could be product innovation. Innovation in the way that we go to market. Innovation in the business models that we're exploring together. We're really looking for partners who can be change agents on how we go to market with Intel," he said.

Solution Provider and Integrator Award Winners

"WWT innovates on Intel platforms, building solutions in their state-of-the-art Advanced Technology Center and pushing the envelope of new Intel AI-powered solutions in their AI Proving Ground," the company added.


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