Our Priority Is You

Intel’s commitment to our partners, employees, and community stays strong.

In the face of the COVID-19 – it’s now more important than ever for the Partner community to come together to help solve the world’s greatest challenges. Intel is committed to best assisting our Partners with the technology needed to combat the outbreak and enable new technologies and scientific discovery that better prepare society for future crises. Together, we will harness our expertise, resources, technology, and talents to serve businesses through this pandemic and beyond. We are here for you.

Intel Pandemic Response Technology Initiative to Combat COVID-19 

Intel has pledged an additional $50 million in a pandemic response technology initiative to combat the COVID-19 through accelerating access to technology at the point of patient care, speeding scientific research, and ensuring access to online learning for students and teachers. Included in Intel’s effort is an innovation fund for requests where access to Intel expertise and resources can have immediate impact. This is in addition to prior announcements of $10 million in donations that are supporting local communities during this critical time.

Click here for more information and contact your Intel account manager if you are interested in learning more.

Channel Relief and Support

Intel has taken steps to support your business and enable our global community to fight COVID-19.

Customer Support and Warranty

Customer Support and Warranty

  • Our Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is in place globally, and support services remain operational with minimal impact. Please use web ticketing for best results. For current status in your local language, click the yellow banner on www.intel.co.uk/support.

Additional Relief on Warranty Support 

  • SWR Freight Cost Waiver: To reduce Intel® Technology Provider Members’ costs related to the Intel warranty process, until further notice, Intel will cover shipping costs and provide a prepaid UPS e-label for Standard Warranty Returns (SWR) in the United States and Canada. Return product shipping costs are also prepaid in the APAC, EMEA, and Latin America regions.
  • Extension of AWR Return Period: Current business and logistical challenges may prevent the timely return of defective products to complete the Advanced Warranty Replacement (AWR) process. Until further notice, Intel® Technology Provider Members with AWR benefits will now have up to 90 days (previously 60 days) to return AWR related defective product. We will continue to send reminders at 30 and 60 days to facilitate the return process.
  • Channel Customers will be eligible to receive FREE PCB design reviews until further notice. Visit the Design-In Tools Store to access the Printed Circuit Board design reviews and additional technical enablement benefits. 

Membership Update

  • Intel plans to extend the traditional 12-month membership measurement period to 18 months (2019 + 1H 2020) to determine Partners initial tier at the launch of Intel® Partner Alliance in 2H 2020. Intel is extending the measurement period to 18 months to help mitigate the potential impact of COVID-19 induced disruptions on their tier in the new program. Partners will retain their initial Intel® Partner Alliance tier status through 2021. At the end of 2021, partner status will be evaluated on the prior 12-month measurement period to determine their tier in 2022.
  • We look forward to seeing our partners at Intel® Virtual Partner Connect to collaborate on technology and solutions for this challenging time. 

Points

Intel® Technology Provider – Points

  • Due to the disruption COVID-19 has caused to our partners around the world, we are extending points that expired at the end of March, for a full 90 days, to allow partners to use them for rewards and vouchers that will help drive their business. During this process, points that previously expired at the end of March were reinstated during the first week of April and will permanently expire at the end of June if they remain unused. We recommend partners use their points on vouchers to help delay their costs in the short term. Visit the Points site to check your balance and redeem. 
  • Starting April 20th, we will have an unlimited 10% off on Distributor Vouchers until June 30th. This will allow partners to get more value for their points when they buy through our authorized distribution network. For example, a $50 USD voucher that generally costs 560 points will cost 504 points.
  • We will offer new Points earning opportunities for training courses in Q2’20 and are looking at promotions for targeted products through authorized distribution. More details to come in the coming days.

Business and Marketing Support

View resources to assist your business during this time.

  • Intel’s global supply chain has been recognized as one of the top supply chains across our industry. We are offering our partners access to our global supply chain experts to discuss best practices with your channel supply chain professionals. Best practices topics could include: Sustainability, Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain Digitization, Global Trade/Tariffs, Circular Economy, Business Continuity, Smart Logistics, Corporate Social Responsibility, and others. If you are interested in accessing our supply chain experts, please contact your account manager or Intel Customer Service for more information (For Gold and Platinum Partners)