Like something out of Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s book, “The Black Swan”, the Wall Street Journal reported that Intel was in talks to buy Altera Corp. Taleb also predicts that the so called experts will then tell us why it makes perfectly good sense for Intel to acquire Altera – all after the fact of course. more»
The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn claiming that that the silicon monster Intel is about to drop a clutch of Skylake desktop chips in August.
The rumour is based on the idea that every year Intel holds its Developers Forum in Mid-September but for reasons known only to the Gods has decided to change the date to Mid-August. more»
Charismatic Intel executive Mooly Eden said yesterday he had resigned from the company.
Eden, senior VP of Intel International, was renowned for his off the cuff and sometimes pungent remarks. He was one of a few executives who were press friendly, rather than regarding us as the enemy. more»
The consensus is that the PC might not be dead but it is certainly struggling.
And in the third report of its kind we’ve published today, IDC said that until 2010 PCs had the lion’s share of the total smart connected devices market, accounting for around 52.5 percent of shipments with 44.7 percent for smartphones and only 2.8 percent for tablets. more»
Ever eager to join the fashion bandwagon, chip giant Intel has joined up with TAG Heuer and Google to create a smart watch which they will launch before the end of the year.
TAG Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver told a press conference at a Swiss watch trade show that the deal is a “marriage of technological innovation with watchmaking credibility”. more»
The proposed merger of Freescale and NXP will result in a semiconductor company that challenges the giants.
That’s according to chief analyst Dale Ford at IHS, who said the merged entity will be in the top 10 semiconductor companies in the world, outranking other giants such as Broadcom and ST Microelectronics. more»
Chipzilla has promised that the gear which comes out under its “internet of things” plans will be getting a lot smaller soon.
So far, Intel’s SD card-sized Edison have been mainly adopted by enthusiasts which is normally the kiss of death for manufacturers who want mass sales. more»
There’s still no light at the end of tunnel for PC sales, market research company IDC has predicted.
It estimates that world wide shipments of PCs will drop by 4.9 percent this year, but it suggests things may be slightly better in 2016 and 2017. more»
Chip megagiant Intel has revised its forecast for the first quarter of this year by close to one billion dollars.
The company said that people haven’t been buying the expected number of business PCs, and distributors, dealers and other vendors haven’t been ordering what Intel expected. more»
Intel has lifted the veil on a new Xeon D family of processors which are the company’s first ever Xeon-based System-on-Chip (SoC).
The news is bad for ARM because it is wanted to dominate the microserver market and this package is exactly what it does not want out there. more»
Intel’s 730-series SSDs, which received glowing reviews, has been dogged by a rumour that it lacks power loss data protection, a feature which was highlighted in Intel’s review guides.
The rumour was confirmed by Intel’s customer support department which made the mistake of implying that the SDD’s spec had changed. more»
Intel and Huawei Technologies are getting closer even as their rival governments fall out over trade blocks.
According to Huawei, the pair are getting closer and will share technology and adopt Huawei branding behind the bamboo curtain to make Intel products more palatable to local buyers and the Chinese government. more»
A financial analyst said that an announcement made by Samsung at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona has thrown into sharp relief Intel’s inability to capture market share.
Mark Hibben, at Seeking Alpha, said that while the CEO of Intel, Brian Krzanich, delivered a keynote at MWC, Samsung’s announcement of the Galaxy S6 phone shows that the California company is way behind in its egregious goals. more»
Intel has announced details of its new family of Atom processors, and, as we predicted it has changed its naming strategy to mirror the Core series of processors.
Intel is renaming its Atom family with x3, x5, and x7 designations.
At the low end, the 28nm Atom x3, is basically a smartphone chip with Intel Architecture (SoFIA). more»
A law set to be passed by Chinese authorities would make tech vendors provide the government with encryption keys and put backdoors in systems.
According to Reuters, the law relates to counter terrorism and the legislation is likely to be passed into law in the near future. more»