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Disk fab floods rinse $1bn off Intel's Q4 revenue

Chip maker Intel has slashed its final quarter outlook, admitting it will fall short of the company's previous forecast due to a hard drive supply shortage - sparked by flooding in Thai disk factories. The vendor said it now expects to bank Q4 revenue of about $13.7bn (£8.7bn), compared to an earlier prediction of $14.7bn for …
Kelly Fiveash, 12 Dec 2011
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ARM to wrestle quarter of laptop market from Intel

Give it four years and ARM-based processors will be found in almost a quarter of all notebooks sold. So predicts market watcher iHS iSuppli, which also reckons 7.6m ARM-based laptops will ship next year - three per cent of total number of notebooks shipped. That itself is a staggering statistic since there are none shipping now …
Tony Smith, 19 Jul 2011
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BBC iPlayer boss quits for job with Intel

Erik Huggers has quit his new media and technology role at the BBC for a job with chip maker Intel. The one-time Microsoft exec, who joined the Beeb in May 2007, steered Auntie's iPlayer strategy and oversaw the corporation's online estate, which is now undergoing budget cuts and a significant webpage cull. BBC Director-General …
Kelly Fiveash, 19 Jan 2011
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Intel mad for power, but stacked-up dies keep MELTING!

Moore's Law is going to be good for at least another decade, according to chip-maker Intel. "There's always physical limits to everything," Steve Pawlowski, senior fellow and head honcho on exascale research, told The Register at the European Research and Innovation Conference in Ireland. "But you can always come up with clever …
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Chip maker Centaur out-paces Intel, Samsung

It's official: semiconductor developer Centaur, part of VIA, has rival chip maker Intel licked. Yes, the processor giant proved less fleet of foot than its considerably smaller rival... during the 28th Statesman Capitol 10,000 race this past weekend. The sponsored 10km jog, organised by the Austin American-Statesman newspaper, …
Tony Smith, 07 Apr 2005
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Intel to get whacked in Q3 by PC slowdown

Wall Street got a shock this morning as chip maker Intel cut its guidance for the third quarter ending in September. In a statement, Intel said that it was now expecting revenues to be somewhere between $10.8bn and $11.2bn, significantly lower than the $11.2bn to $12bn guidance that the company gave Wall Street back on July 13 …

Cray descends to midrange HPC shops with baby XC30 supers

Supercomputer maker Cray had been hinting that it would deliver a new cut-down version of its "Cascade" XC30 system, and the machine is being unveiled on Tuesday at the Cray User Group meeting in Napa Valley, California. The XC30-AC machines go into more standard cabinets like those used with the XE5 and XE6 predecessors to the …
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Industry in 'denial' as demand for pricey PCs plunges

The question most taxing the minds behind the personal computer industry right now is how to persuade punters to spend their money not merely on new notebooks and desktops, but specifically on more powerful - and thus more expensive - machines. All the evidence suggests they are currently not doing so. More problematically, they …
Tony Smith, 13 Nov 2012
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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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Intel boosts Q3 guidance

Wall Street and the IT market got some good news this morning, after the market opened as chip maker Intel said that its third quarter ending in September is shaping up to be better than expected. In a short, but sweet, statement put out by the company, Intel raised its revenue expectations for Q3 and also tightened its range, …
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FTC settles Intel lawsuit to 'help consumers'

The US Federal Trade Commission announced Wednesday morning the much-anticipated settlement of a lawsuit it brought against chip maker Intel last December. Rather than seeking money — something Intel has doled out to settle other lawsuits with rival AMD and the European Commission's antitrust authorities — the FTC sought …

Intel melds football helmets and supers

Chip maker Intel is working with American-football helmet maker Riddell and a number of universities around the United States to create a real-time telemetry and simulation system that will monitor collisions on the gridiron* to help coaches keep their players from doing serious, long-term damage to themselves. Riddell has …
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Ultrabook makers turn to fibreglass to cut costs

Take this as you will, but it's claimed that many upcoming Ultrabook laptops will use a fibreglass chassis to bring production costs down to the point where their vendors can sell the machines for under $1000 (£627). According to the inevitable 'unnanmed industry sources', cited by DigiTimes, fibreglass may be used instead of …
Tony Smith, 08 Sep 2011
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Intel slashes prices on desktop, server chips

Chip maker Intel has cut prices between 11 and 19 percent on a host of desktop and entry server processors. The company rarely explains its quarterly price tweaks - which tend to happen in the wake of its posting of financial results for the prior quarter - and this time around was no different. But the nature of the price cuts …
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ARM rains on x86 as smartphones outship PCs

Netbooks are so yesterday's technology. Shipments of the small, not-so-cheap computers plunged during 2011 by 25 per cent, figures from market watcher Canalys show. The decline worsened during the year, with year-on-year shipments down more than 32 per cent during the final quarter of 2011. All other PC categories experienced …
Tony Smith, 03 Feb 2012
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Intel preps new Xeons for March 16 launch

The word on the street is that chip maker Intel will finally get around to launching its new Xeon processors on March 16, and AMD will follow up with its new Opterons sometime near the end of the month. Let the marketeering begin. It is unclear at this time if Intel will launch both the six-core "Westmere-EP" processors for two- …

Intel paying $884m for Wind River?

Financially struggling chip maker Intel is paying $884m to take over embedded operating system supplier Wind River Systems. Why would it do that, you may ask. Well, the best answer, of course, is because it can. Intel's launching and continuing support of the Moblin variant of Linux for netbooks shows that the chip maker knows …

Intel tunes Nehalem for HPC

Chip maker Intel is tweaking its future eight-core Beckton Nehalem EX processors, making a special version aimed just at HPC customers. On Monday at the SC09 supercomputing trade show in Portland, Oregon, Intel also announced a partnership with NEC to build Xeon based suppers. NEC already uses Intel's Xeon and Itanium processors …
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Intel figures take kicking in Q4

Chip maker Intel said before Wall Street opened this morning that its sales in the fourth quarter of 2008 were going to be even worse than the company had already warned they would be. The company also said that it was writing off a chunk of its investment in WiMax service provider Clearwire, which will also whack its books for …
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Intel gobbles NetEffect for Ethernet smarts

Chip maker Intel today said that it paid $8m to acquire the assets of NetEffect, a maker of Ethernet networking adapters and ASICs. NetEffect was founded a decade ago to create InfiniBand networking technology and a business based on it, but this didn't work out. The irony is that InfiniBand, a switched fabric protocol, was …

Intel, Lenovo to foil laptop thieves

Chip maker Intel, computer manufacturer Lenovo, and security-software publisher Absolute Software today announced a joint program to equip select Lenovo laptops with anti-theft technology. Intel's Anti-Theft PC Protection hardware, part of the vPro Technology component of the Centrino 2 platform, will enable IT staffers to …
Rik Myslewski, 03 Dec 2008

Intel's record fine will lead to civil suits, says expert

The European Commission has issued its biggest ever competition law fine to computer chip maker Intel. One competition law expert said that the billion euro fine will "open the floodgates" for civil actions that could cost the company further. Intel has been fined €1.06bn over secret payments and rebates to retailers who agreed …
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Big Blue, Intel chat up little guys online

Intel and IBM are trying to drum up more trade in the small and mid-sized (SMB) market by separately launching online offerings that they hope will lure the little people. IBM yesterday outlined its plans to create the Global Applications Marketplace – a portal for small biz firms to browse and purchase apps from a potential …
Kelly Fiveash, 02 May 2008
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Qualcomm gobbles Atheros, arms self for coming tablet wars

Wireless telecommunications chip giant Qualcomm is spending $3.1bn to buy partner Atheros Communications, betting big on the future of Wi-Fi wireless communications. Qualcomm is one of the darlings of the dot-com boom that kept right on booming as people all over the world cut their phone lines and moved to wireless phones. The …
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Intel 'Nehalem' Xeons poised for March 31 launch

Chip maker Intel has been dropping hints like water balloons from the rooftops that its "Nehalem" Xeon EP processors for two-socket servers will arriv before the end of the quarter. And it looks like the chips will finally fall where they may on March 31. As it turns out, Intel and x64 server maker Sun Microsystems - Intel's new …
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Dell snaps up RNA Networks

Dell has quietly acquired Portland, Oregon-based RNA Networks, one of a handful of innovative startups that have been launched in the past couple of years to glue multiple x64-based servers together and allow them to look like a single, monster server to specific workloads. Dell has not made a formal announcement of the …
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Acer insists fondleslab 'fever' is fading

Acer has once again claimed that punters are turning back to notebooks, tempted by the likes of Windows 8 and the ultra-skinny machines chip maker Intel calls "ultrabooks". The PC giant is seeking to spin this as a sign that consumer interest in tablets is waning. Yes, tablet fever is cooling down, Acer chairman JT Wang is …
Tony Smith, 25 Aug 2011
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Silicon to stop next-gen powerline standards war

Powerline networking, which uses ubiquitous home electrical wiring as a pipeline for data, has had a hard time winning popular support. Wireless networking has grabbed most of the public's mindshare, largely thanks to the Intel marketing machine. And the mains wiring technology has struggled with the industry's inability to …
Tony Smith, 12 Jan 2011
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Carriers to control cut-price tablet market

How will the media tablet market pan out over the next few years? According to the market watcher IMS Research, Google's Android OS and mobile network operators will be key driving forces. By 2012, mobile and fixed-line broadband providers will account for more than half of all tablets sales. They will reduce devices' up-front …
Tony Smith, 06 Apr 2010

World wants small, cheap PCs, say makers of small, cheap PCs

World+Dog wants small, cheap computers, companies making small, cheap computers have claimed. First Asus, manufacturer of the popular elfin laptop, the Eee PC. According to a DigiTimes report, Asus President Jerry Shen this week forecast that global shipments of small, cheap computers would hit 10m units this year. In 2009, …
Tony Smith, 11 Apr 2008
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Vblock clouds moisten the data center

Michael Capellas, the former CEO at Compaq and since May of this year the CEO heading up the Acadia cloudy infrastructure partnership between Cisco Systems, EMC, and VMware, has been making the rounds, talking up the partnership and its Vblock virtualized server and storage stacks. In a column over at CNET, John Webster, a …
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HP: last Itanium man standing

Make no mistake: If Hewlett-Packard had not coerced chip maker Intel into making Itanium into something it never should have been, the point we have come to in the history of the server business would have got here a hell of a lot sooner than it has. But the flip side is that a whole slew of chip innovation outside of Intel …
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Red Hat, Novell rejigger execs

Commercial Linux distributors Red Hat and Novell have both made some changes to their executive ranks as they gear up to go after the money in IT budgets this year. Red Hat has tapped Greg Symon to be vice president and general manager of its North American sales operation, the largest piece of the company's business. Facing a …
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Gartner chops PC shipment forecasts for 2010

It is looking like Friday, October 22, is going to be a fabulous day to buy a new desktop, notebook, or netbook. That's a week before Hewlett-Packard finishes its fourth quarter of fiscal 2010 and also a week before PC rival Dell completes its third quarter of its fiscal 2011. Why those days, and why now? The answer is simple: …
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Chipzilla sits on its Tukwila

Chip maker Intel has quietly copped to another delay with its "Tukwila" quad-core Itanium processors. The company is revamping the quad-core Tukwila processor design, which will push deliveries of the chip out to the middle of this year. And that means system shipments will be even later. This six-month hold-up is by no means …

Asus avoids Atom to get next Eee PC out early?

Asus may be working to bring forward the launch of its next Eee PC in a bid to beat rival sub-notebook makers to market, it has been claimed. If so, the Eee PC 900 could appear this month. When the Eee PC 900 was announced in early March, it was said to be scheduled to ship in April. Later, Asus appeared to revise that timetable …
Tony Smith, 08 Apr 2008
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Microsoft and Citrix mix 'n' match fake desktops

Citrix Systems and Microsoft are co-mingling some of their virtual desktop technologies. But Redmond stopped short of endorsing the XenClient bare-metal PC hypervisor that chip maker Intel and Citrix are working on for delivery later this year. Announced today at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans, the …
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Project Hyperion: A super testbed for HPC apps and hardware

When it comes to parallel supercomputing, and indeed any kind of parallel processing, the hardware is the easy part. The systems software, including a tuned software stack and middleware for managing data, visualization applications for turning datasets into something human beings can use to make decisions or understand some …

Sony turns to Centrino revamp for Blu-ray, HDMI laptop

Hot on the heels of chip maker Intel's Centrino Duo notebook platform revamp come the laptops based upon it. One of the first: Sony's vaguely MacBook Pro-like Vaio FZ series. Sony Vaio FZ series notebook The line comprises eight models. The top-of-the-line unit packs in a Blu-ray Disc burner; 2GHz Core 2 Duo T7300 processor …
Tony Smith, 09 May 2007
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Ex-IntelCrayAkamai startup rejiggers virtualization

RNA Networks - a startup based in server development hotbed Portland, Oregon - has launched a stack of systems software that provides memory virtualization and pooling for servers that are connected by a network. While most server virtualization tools aim to carve up a single box into multiple virtual machines with their own …
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Big Blue tops US patent grubber list

For the 16th year in a row, IBM has topped the annual list of patent-happy American tech companies. The list tanks high-tech vendors by the number of patents they were awarded in the United States over the previous year. We can debate about the significance of this feat in a moment. First, the numbers, which ironically have not …
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Inside Acadia: the Cisco, EMC, VMware love child explained

As El Reg reported earlier Tuesday, Cisco Systems, EMC and VMware announced a partnership to peddle integrated server, storage, and networking stacks to data centers that want to buy preconfigured and integrated x64 servers running VMware's vSphere 4.0 software. Cisco and EMC had already let the cat out of the bag before the big …
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Cisco promises gold in California rush

Servers, and especially volume x64 machines, are by and large sold not by the companies whose brands are on the boxes, but by a handful of master distributors who in turn sell them to legions of resellers that actually do the peddling to IT shops. And if Cisco Systems wants to get into the x64 server racket, it is going to need …
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Citrix gooses XenApp with virtualization

As if keeping track of the many similarly named products coming from Citrix Systems in the wake of its acquisition of virtualization upstart XenSource was not difficult enough, now Citrix is mixing and matching formerly separate technologies to give customers new ways to get centrally controlled applications out to corporate …
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Red Hat cranks virtualization power play

Red Hat is a player in operating systems and middleware, and it wants to be a player in server virtualization - at least more of a player than it has been since it parked the Xen hypervisor inside its Enterprise Linux 5 distro back in March 2007. The company has been dropping hints about its plans for server and desktop …
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Chipzilla wants to entice you into online shopping

Chip maker Intel and portal Excite have jumped into bed together to provide Net users with an altogether more satisfying online shopping experience. The multi-level agreement to develop a new ecommerce service, designed to simplify buying and selling on the Internet, will combine Intel's ecommerce technologies -- predominantly …
Tim Richardson, 13 Apr 1999