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Intel: Our first five parallel-computing schools are open for business

Chip giant Intel has begun funding research into ways to make applications easier to write for parallel processing systems, and to teach those methods to future generations of computer engineers and scientists. The first five institutions to qualify as Intel Parallel Computing Centres are: the Konrad Zuse Information Technology …
Tony Smith, 24 Oct 2013
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ARM lays down law to end Wild West of chip design: New standard for server SoCs touted

Brit processor core designer ARM has forged a specification to smash through a significant barrier to the widespread adoption of its highly customizable chip architecture in data centers. That barrier-smasher? A specification that aims to standardize how ARM system-on-chips (SoCs) interoperate with low-level software, and in …
Jack Clark, 29 Jan 2014

Intel rumored to plunk $10bn down for Israeli fab expansion

The Israeli government, obviously excited to see more investment from chip giant Intel, has let the cat out of the bag that Chipzilla's plans to plunk $10bn into chip manufacturing plants in the Middle Eastern country. The rumor that Intel was looking to invest big bucks in its Israeli operations, reported first in the paper …
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Intel CTO Rattner steps down to attend to 'pressing family matter'

One of the most familiar faces of chip giant Intel is CTO Justin Rattner, and he has just announced his departure from the company. Rattner joined Chipzilla in 1973, and six years later he was the company's first principal engineer. He was named its fourth Intel Fellow in 1988 thanks in large part to his work in parallel …
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Don't listen to Snowden ... Intel: We've switched on CPU crypto for Hadoop

Chip giant Intel is redoubling efforts to defend its valuable data center turf – by developing its own technologies for data management and analysis technologies, such as Hadoop. As part of its mission to make sure that Xeon chips get top-billing when data center admins mull what to run a large Hadoop cluster on, Intel announced …
Jack Clark, 17 Dec 2013
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Intel on Europe: The Internet of Things could SAVE US ALL

How will Europe lift itself out of current and future economic woes - and help save the planet while it’s about it? According to chip giant Intel, with hi-tech carrots rather than government sticks. So said the head of Intel’s European R&D operation, Martin Curley, this week at the chip company’s European Research and Innovation …
Tony Smith, 25 Oct 2013
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Sweating Sharp cops a boost as Intel sniffs around

Struggling electronics firm Sharp got a welcome boost today from rumours that Intel was looking to invest over ¥30bn for a large stake in its business. The Japanese company's shares rose nearly five per cent in Tokyo trading to ¥212 after The Mainichi newspaper reported that it was in talks with chip giant Intel. According to …

Chin up, Intel heads - you can still lop legs off ARM's data-centre dash

A new CEO – Brian Krzanich – and president – Renee James – have taken the helm at chip giant Intel, although they have yet to articulate a grand vision for Chipzilla for the next decade. But it looks like we may be getting some sense of Intel's long-term plans in the data centre at an event that the company is hosting on 22 …
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Intel shows Apple how to win a trademark dispute in China

Chip giant Intel has shown Apple how to deal with an irksome trademark dispute in China by claiming a legal victory over Shenzhen-based printing peripherals firm Inteljet over the weekend. Chipzilla won 400,000 yuan (£20,000) in compensation after Shanghai No.2 Intermediate People's Court agreed with it that the name of Shenzhen …
Phil Muncaster, 16 Apr 2012
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Intel gives former CFO Bryant the chair

Chip giant Intel has named Andy Bryant – its former CFO and current executive vice president in charge of its technology, manufacturing, and services operation – as vice chairman, and tapped him to become chairman of the board next May. Bryant came to Intel in 1981 after stints at Ford Motor Company and Chrysler – and I know …

Intel lets outside chip maker into its fabs

It looks like the makers of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are not quite ready to cede the coprocessor market to GPUs just yet. Achronix Semiconductor, an FPGA maker based in San José, just down the highway from chip giant Intel, has announced that it will use Chipzilla's fabs to cook up a future generation of chips that …

Intel came a-knockin' for Cray super interconnects

The news that supercomputer maker Cray was selling off its interconnect hardware business to chip giant Intel was a bit of a shocker yesterday, and the top brass at Cray got on the horn with Wall Street bright and early this morning to explain the deal a bit more. First of all, Peter Ungaro, president and CEO at Cray, confirmed …
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4K-friendly Thunderbolt 2 WILL ship this year, Chipzilla pledges

Chip giant Intel has reiterated its pledge to get a faster version of its Thunderbolt connectivity tech out in time for Christmas and its plethora of high-res vid-streaming kit. Speaking at Intel Developer Forum this week, Ben Hacker, who does planning for Intel's Client Connectivity Division, said the firm’s Falcon Crest Falcon …
Tony Smith, 12 Sep 2013
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Intel escapes monopoly fine as competition probe ends

Chip giant Intel looks set to escape an anti-trust fine from the Federal Trade Commission. The two sides have reached an agreement to end the probe on similar terms to those Intel agreed with AMD. The deal means Intel will have to follow some restrictions on volume pricing of graphics processors, not just of chips. The deal is …
John Oates, 20 Jul 2010
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Intel updates Xeon six-shooters for servers

Advanced Micro Devices was not the only server chip maker in the x64 racket that updated its chips for Valentine's Day. Yesterday evening, chip giant Intel slipped out a blog posting announcing that it too had tweaked its server chip lineup. Specifically, Intel has added nine new chips in its "Westmere-EP" Xeon 5600 lineup and …
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Clouds and server refresh pump up Intel

The server business went great guns again for chip giant Intel in the second quarter, with its Data Center Group raking in $2.44bn in revenues, up 15.2 per cent from the year ago period. The Data Center Group makes chips, chipsets, and motherboards for servers, workstations, storage arrays, and wired networking gear, with the …
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Flash chip makers promise bigger, cheaper SSDs

Chip giant Intel and its Flash-making friend Micron have begun producing solid-state storage chippery at the 25nm 'node', a move that will boost storage capacities and cut costs to consumers. During 2009, Intel released its first solid-state drives (SSDs) based on 34nm Flash chips produced by the subsidiary it jointly owns with …
Tony Smith, 01 Feb 2010

Intel finds flaw in Sandy Bridge chipset

Chip giant Intel was ecstatic about the rollout of the Sandy Bridge Core family of chips for desktops and laptops and is prepping for single-socket servers and workstations next month based on the Xeon variants of these chips. But the discovery of a bug in the Intel 6 Cougar Point chipset announced this morning just threw a …
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Intel waves Old Glory with wafer baker plans

Chip giant Intel will shell out some $8bn and create thousands of jobs to build out chip development and fabrication facilities in the US for its future 22 nanometer PC and server chips. The company said it will upgrade four exiting US wafer-bakers with 22nm equipment, specifically the D1C and D1D fabs in Oregon and the Fab 12 …
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Intel’s Asia pivot: How Chipzilla beat Obama by decades

Years before president Obama announced his infamous military “Pivot to Asia” policy, chip giant Intel had already embarked upon its own initiative to build out manufacturing and design capability in the region. Last week for the first time it opened the doors of its Penang facility – Chipzilla’s largest outside of the US – so El …
Phil Muncaster, 11 Jul 2013

ARM's new CEO: You'll get no 'glorious new strategy' from me

ARM Holdings is the kind of quiet success story Britain excels at, and really the sort of thing the data-fiddlers of Silicon Roundabout should aspire to be doing. ARM doesn’t wrangle data and pass it off as a business model. It designs patentable processor technology that has turned US, Japanese and South Korean electronics …
Gavin Clarke, 22 Mar 2013

Oh My GOD! Have the TORIES ERASED THE INTERNET?*

A story that the Conservatives “made the internet disappear” has ignited news channels today. In fact, the story demonstrates yet again how ignorant most journalists are of the basic workings of the internet - and it demonstrates how the thirst for conspiratorial thinking dominates political news. Perhaps not surprisingly, this …
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US Intel case delayed again

The Intel AMD antitrust case has been delayed and now won't be heard until 2010. The case is being heard in the District Court in Delaware and will now start in February 2010 rather than April 2009. The original case was brought in 2005 and accused Intel of offering discounts to computer makers who pledged not to use AMD chips …
John Oates, 06 Jun 2008
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WTF is... NFV: All your basestations are belong to us

Mobile network operators would have had an easier life if it wasn’t for smartphones and the flood of data traffic they initiated. Apps have led to a massive increase in the volume of data moving back and forth over phone networks - not just from users; the ads in free apps helped too - and operators are struggling to cope. And …
Tony Smith, 09 Dec 2013
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Acer to announce ultrabook at IFA

Acer has let slip that it will announce a super-skinny notebook of the type chip giant Intel is calling an "ultrabook" at the IFA consumer electronics show. Emailed invites to the IFA press conference don't mention the U-word, but the text of the message itself does. As you can see from the snap below, Acer promises the gadget …
Hard Reg, 26 Aug 2011

Web more popular than sex, says Intel

Large percentages of American men and woman would rather give up sex than be disconnected from the internet, chip giant Intel has claimed. The chip maker's internet usage behaviour study, which examined the behaviour of 2119 US adults, found that 46 per cent of women and 30 per cent of men would opt to go without a bonk for two …
James Sherwood, 16 Dec 2008
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REVEALED: Hungry termites nibbling at Oracle's foundation

Oracle's business faces growing competition from niche technologies, but the database goliath's size means it may be blind to the threat posed by a marauding hoard of upstarts that are going after its current and future customers. Although Oracle's customer roster includes many of largest companies in every industry you care to …
Jack Clark, 26 Jul 2013
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Intel coughs up EC anti-trust furball

Chip giant Intel today filed its response to formal anti-competitive charges leveled by the European Commission. The firm, which was originally due to respond on 8 October last year, had been granted an extension by the EC until 4 January to allow Intel more time to explain itself. However, Intel told Reuters on Friday that the …
Kelly Fiveash, 07 Jan 2008
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AMD gooses the clocks on 'Bulldozer' Opterons

Chip giant Intel has hogged all of the headlines lately in the server racket lately, and Advanced Micro Devices this morning is trying to get a word in edge-wise with some clock speed bumps on its "Bulldozer" family of processors for server with one, two, or four sockets. Don't get too excited, though. This is not a rev on the …
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Intel to demo 1GHz IA-32 chip Feb 2000

Chip giant Intel will demonstrate a 1GHz IA32 processor at a semiconductor conference early next year, it has emerged. The company will use 2000 IEEE International Solid State Circuits conference, which starts on the 7th of February in San Franciso, to outline the features of the processor, which is likely to be the long-awaited …
Mike Magee, 24 Nov 1999

Sharp unwraps 'world first' Intel Atom phone

Chip giant Intel doesn't reckon its Atom chip family will be ready for mobile phones until 2009-2010, but that hasn't stopped Japanese carrier Willcom punting an Atom-based handset - the first if its kind, the company claimed. Sharp Willcom D4 The D4: made by Sharp, sold by Willcom, powered by Intel The Sharp-made D4 uses …
Tony Smith, 14 Apr 2008
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Intel's Otellini faces Brussels court

Intel's boss Paul Otellini is giving evidence in Brussels today as part of a two-day hearing into monopoly charges against the chip giant. Intel is accused of offering rebates to computer makers which favoured its chips over those from rival AMD. The two-day hearing is being held in closed session in front of Karen Williams, …
John Oates, 11 Mar 2008
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Ten ancestors of the netbook

Come 2015, we’re told, the netbook will be dead and gone, out-evolved by the more fleet of foot, more desirable media tablet. We shouldn’t mourn the netbook’s passing, though. It has had, in one form or another, a good innings. While some folk may look back to the category’s debut in 2007 with the launch of Asus’ Eee PC 701 - …
Tony Smith, 29 Apr 2013
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Mozilla picks JavaScript titan Eich to lead charge against 'Droid, iOS

JavaScript daddy and Mozilla chief technology officer Brendan Eich is taking over Firefox’s dive into mobile as the open-source shop hits an important juncture. He’s taking over as Mozilla fights for the hearts and minds of devs who might once have defaulted to Firefox, but are now being dazzled with open-source choices. As CTO …
Gavin Clarke, 21 Jan 2013
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Intel likely to face EC charges

The European Competition Commission is likely to press formal charges against chip giant Intel. Intel is accused of abusing its dominant position and offering rebates which effectively kept rival AMD out of certain markets. Intel is further accused of predatory pricing. The commission has been looking at Intel for six years, …
John Oates, 04 Oct 2006
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Facebook IPO said to set value at $100bn

Facebook is planning to go public sometime between April and June of next year in an IPO that would value the company at over $100bn. So say The Wall Street Journal's ever-chatty "people familiar with the matter". The same worthies told the WSJ that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hasn't yet finalized the IPO, that the date for a …
Rik Myslewski, 29 Nov 2011

Ads watchdog okays Intel 'world's best processor' claim

The UK's advertising watchdog has rejected complaints that a claim made by chip giant Intel that Core 2 Duo CPUs are the "world's best processors" is false. The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) said today it had received seven complaints after Intel began broadcasting its latest TV ad for the Core 2 Duo, the one that invites …
Tony Smith, 06 Jun 2007

Intel readies 16GB SSD for UMPCs

Chip giant Intel has begun sampling a solid-state drive (SSD) designed for handheld devices. The product's known in the trade as 'a stack of Flash chips'. The Z-P140, as the module's known, connects to the host handheld via a parallel ATA link, but it doesn't follow any standard hard drive form-factor. Two versions are on offer …
Tony Smith, 18 Dec 2007
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Intel starts to shuffle chip prices, specs

Chip giant Intel will use next weekend to make some minor price reductions on its Pentium III family but will start to use its price fork extensively in January, as revealed here earlier. While Intel will make some small reductions on Pentium IIIs across the range on the 12th of December next, the biggest cuts will come 23rd of …
Mike Magee, 05 Dec 1999
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Cray revenues spike on XE6, XK6 super sales

If you were wondering why Cray has sold off its supercomputer interconnect to chip giant Intel for $140m, a close look at the company's first quarter financial results will give you a clue. In the quarter ended in March, Cray's sales were up like a rocket as a number of large supercomputer deals, some of which had slipped from …

Intel pulls up SoCs for TV appearance

Chip giant Intel wants to get inside your TV. Today, it launched its first system-on-a-chip product - its first since the ill-fated 'Timna' - but this one aimed at tellies and set-top boxes. The product's called the CE2110 and it combines a 1GHz ARM processor, chipset and a basic graphics engine. By combining the three on a …
Tony Smith, 17 Apr 2007

Intel responds to EU's anti-trust statement

The European Commission today issued its statement of objections against chip giant Intel, accusing it of anti-competitive behaviour. As we reported earlier, the world's number one maker of processor chips had been awaiting the verdict of a long-running investigation into the firm's alleged anti-trust business practice against …
Kelly Fiveash, 27 Jul 2007

AMD's lawyers go ballistic as Intel's e-mails disappear

You say 'tomato.' I say 'troubling and flawed document retention policy.' Yes, friends. AMD and Intel are at it again, attacking each other this time over Intel's e-mail saving strategy. The chip giant is in the process of turning over millions of e-mails and other documents to AMD's attorneys as the companies head toward an …
Ashlee Vance, 06 Mar 2007
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Intel gets heavy over Intel name, sues firm

Chip giant Intel has taken legal action against a US firm for an alleged breach of its trademark. It filed suit on the 10th of September against Inteltech Enterprises Inc, in a US district court in Denver Colorado. It is unclear how much money Intel wants for the alleged infringement of its trademark -- that is its name. Earlier …
Mike Magee, 16 Sep 1999
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Intel invests in UK entertainment company

Eagle Rock, a company into records, videos and TV programming, has received an equity investment from chip giant Intel. The company, which was founded in April 1997, said it had raised £3.3 million in fresh equity from Intel and from German company edel music AG. The latter distributes Eagle Rock's audio products across Europe. …
Mike Magee, 24 Jan 1999
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Intel puts money into Proxim

Proxim said today that chip giant Intel has signed an agreement over wireless LAN technology Proxim and at the same time took an equity stake in the company. Intel and Proxim will work together to develop home networking products based on the HomeRF shared wireless access protocol (SWAP) spec. The chip giant bought 320,000 …
Mike Magee, 30 Apr 1999
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Intel-Symantec deal begs questions about primitives

A deal between Symantec and Intel has begged questions about the security strategy of the chip giant. At the Intel Developer Forum two weeks ago, Pat Gelsinger, senior VP responsible for business platforms, announced that his company would incorporate hardware primitives into future chips. Those, said Intel at the time, would …
Mike Magee, 29 Sep 1998
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Japanese CE firms partner on 'standard' CPU project

Seven Japanese consumer electronics companies and chip makers are to launch their own CPU. The unnamed part is still a few years away: according to reports, it'll be out by the end of the partners' 2012 financial - not the same thing as calendar 2012, so probably April 2013 at the earliest. Co-funded by the Japanese government …
Tony Smith, 08 Sep 2009
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Intel ups Indian investment

Chip giant Intel is investing an extra $40m in the next two years to expand its campus in Bangalore. The completed building will provide work space for 1, 200 people. The firm has hired 800 people in each of the last two years and expects that rate to continue, according to Reuters. Intel's Indian centre, its largest outside …
John Oates, 22 Nov 2004
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Celeron accelerated as chip market decelerates

From The Register 17 May 1998 Chip giant Intel has once more re-scheduled the introduction of its Celeron range of processors for the entry level market by slotting in a 300MHz part in Autumn. This further increases doubts on its ability to compete using its current business model. Two weeks ago, we reported that Intel had …
Mike Magee, 15 May 1999