Intel and McAfee marriage official

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Fruits of their labours due at end of year.

The $US7.7 billion marriage of chip giant Intel and information security vendor McAfee was completed today, the companies said.

Although the McAfee brand will continue and the company willl develop products, the two will demonstrate the offspring of their partnership later in the year, they said.

"Intel and McAfee believe today's approach to security does not adequately address the billions of new Internet-ready devices, including PCs, mobile and wireless devices, TVs, cars, medical devices and ATMs," Intel said in a statement.

McAfee president David DeWalt reports to Intel's software and services group senior vice president Renee James.

"In the past, energy-efficient performance and Internet connectivity have defined computing requirements," James said.

"Intel has added security as a third pillar of what people demand from their experiences with personal computers and other connected devices.

"Security challenges put the future potential of computing at risk." 

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