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♫ The Core i9 clock cycles go up. Who cares where they come down?

Owners of laptops fitted with Intel's Core i9 high-performance processor, including computers made by Apple and Dell, are finding that the machines slow down compared to the pace of older models. Chipzilla describes the six-core Core i9 as a "no compromises" chip aimed at gaming, VR and "next-level content creation". Intel has …
Andrew Orlowski, 20 Jul 2018
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Micron-Intel 3D XPoint split: It's not you, it's m... nah, it is totally you

Comment Micron's commercial discussions with Intel over 3D XPoint have concluded that the tech partnership will be dissolved once second-gen development is completed next year. Intel's Optane XPoint product sales have been disappointing and Micron is facing a collapse in sales of its XPoint chip output to Intel. Intel is, of course, …
Chris Mellor, 18 Jul 2018

Intel and Micron downgrade 3D Xpoint relationship from friends with benefits to partners

Intel and Micron Technology will dissolve the partnership that gave the world 3D XPoint storage-class memory. Identically-worded statements from both companies said “The companies have agreed to complete joint development for the second generation of 3D XPoint technology, which is expected to occur in the first half of 2019. …
Simon Sharwood, 17 Jul 2018

Intel buys eASIC because FPGAs aren't always the answer

Intel has acquired fabless designer eASIC, a specialist in the structured ASIC (Application-Specific Integrated Circuit) business. eASIC's technology gives Chipzilla an intermediate technology between ASICs and the FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) segment Intel entered in late 2015 when it acquired Altera. The …
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Es are good, Es are good. Xeon Es are good, says Intel: Entry-level workstation CPUs touted

Intel has done a bit of Xeon processor range in-filling, and brought its single-socket Kaby-Lake-based entry-level E3 workstation family up to date. Launched this week, the new 14nm Coffee Lake-based Xeon E-2100-series supersedes its Xeon E3 v6 cousins, which are aimed at basic professional workstations. The move increases …
Chris Mellor, 13 Jul 2018

Another data-leaking Spectre CPU flaw among Intel's dirty dozen of security bug alerts today

Exclusive Intel will today emit a dozen security alerts for its products – including details of another data-leaking vulnerability within the family of Spectre CPU flaws. This bundle of disclosures is the start of the processor giant's efforts to move to a quarterly cadence of updates, we understand. Rather than drop surprise alerts …
Chris Williams, 10 Jul 2018
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Google’s Android Emulator gains AMD and Hyper-V support

Google’s given its Android Emulator a tickle to add support for AMD processors and Microsoft’s Hyper-V. Android product manager Jamal Eason said the new features are “two long-standing user requests from the Android developer community that we are happy to address with this Android Emulator update.” It’s not hard to see why …
Simon Sharwood, 10 Jul 2018

No, it's not Intel's 5G chip Apple is ditching – it's the Sunny Peak Bluetooth, Wi-Fi part

A new ultra-fast-wireless Intel chip will not make its way into next-generation Apple iPhones, and will be axed, the chipmaker confirmed in a roundabout way. The chip, codenamed Sunny Peak, was designed to provide Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and was supposed to be a core component of Apple's smartphones shipping in 2020 …
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Give Samsung a hand: Chaebol pulls back Arm to strike Intel's chips

Samsung has said its chip foundry building Arm Cortex-A76-based processors will use 7nm process tech in the second half of the year, with 5nm product expected mid-2019 using the extreme ultra violet (EUV) lithography process. The A76 64-bit chips will be able to pass 3GHz in clock speed. Back in May we wrote: "Arm reckoned a …
Chris Mellor, 6 Jul 2018
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Ex-Intel exec Diane Bryant exits Google cloud

In 2017 Diane Bryant left her post as group president of Intel’s data center group after a 30-year Chipzilla career, then took up a gig as chief operating officer of Google's cloud business. Now, she's left Google after just seven months. Bryant left Intel's Data Center Group in May 2017. The company cited unspecified “ …

Apple fanbois ride to the aid of iGiant in patent spat with Qualcomm

Consumers have come to the rescue of plucky little Apple in its ongoing stand-off with Qualcomm over patent infringements. This particular spat is over Qualcomm's attempt to persuade the US International Trade Commission (ITC) to stop Apple importing iPhones that do not contain the chipmaker's radio gear. The sueball was …
Richard Speed, 29 Jun 2018

Class-action status snub for lawsuit alleging Microsoft mistreatment of women workers

Updated Microsoft may not have to face a class-action complaint over its alleged mishandling of harassment and discrimination complaints by women employees. Judge James Robart, in a US federal district court of western Washington, on Monday denied the class petition by a group of plaintiffs lead by engineers Katie Moussouris, Holly …
Shaun Nichols, 26 Jun 2018
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Intel finds a cure for its software security pain: Window Snyder

Intel has recruited noted computer security exec Window Snyder into its ranks to help improve its fortunes in the cybersecurity space. Chipzilla said effective July 9, Snyder, formerly the chief security officer at Fastly, will be its new software chief security officer and vice president and general manager of the Intel …
Shaun Nichols, 25 Jun 2018
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Lazy parent Intel dumps Lustre assets on HPC storage bods DDN

HPC storage supplier DDN has bought Intel's Lustre file system business, including its dev teams and support contracts. Intel bought its way into the parallel file system world by gobbling Lustre developer and supporter Whamcloud in 2012. This was positioned as an aspect of Intel's ambitions to be a bigger player in super- …
Chris Mellor, 25 Jun 2018

The strife of Brian: Why doomed Intel boss's ex86 may not be the real reason for his hasty exit

Comment The sudden and shocking resignation of Intel CEO Brian Krzanich this week over a long-ago affair with a subordinate – banned under company rules – has led to much mirth among Register readers. "Sounds like he took 'Intel Inside' a bit too literally," quipped SVV. "Talk about taking the wrong branch," a computer architecture …
Iain Thomson, 23 Jun 2018
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Meet TLBleed: A crypto-key-leaking CPU attack that Intel reckons we shouldn't worry about

Updated Intel has, for now, no plans to specifically address a side-channel vulnerability in its processors that can be potentially exploited by malware to extract encryption keys and other sensitive info from applications. A team of researchers at the Systems and Network Security Group at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, in the …
Chris Williams, 22 Jun 2018

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich quits biz after fling with coworker rumbled

Intel chief exec Brian Krzanich has quit after his “past consensual relationship” with an employee came to light. Staff flings are frowned upon in US corporate tech world. As such, Intel company policy bans bosses from having relationships with people who report to them, directly or indirectly. In a statement issued within …
Gareth Corfield, 21 Jun 2018

Micron: Hot DRAM, we're still shifting piles of kit, but somebody's missing our XPoint

Micron rode strong demand for DRAM and flash to record revenues and profits for its third fiscal 2018 quarter (PDF), but XPoint chip sales to Intel collapsed. Revenues were $7.8bn, up 40 per cent annually, with net profits of $3.8bn, more than twice last year's $1.7bn. Memory ruled the quarter with DRAM providing 71 per cent …
Chris Mellor, 21 Jun 2018

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