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Apple Wanted to Use Qualcomm Chips in 2018 iPhones but Qualcomm Wouldn’t Sell

By now it’s old news that the iPhone XS lineup and the iPhone XR use Intel chips under the hood, rather than a mix of Intel and Qualcomm. And while some have speculated that Apple had always wanted to use Intel-only for that particular year of iPhones, it turns out […]

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Mobileye plans to deploy fully autonomous cars in 4 years

Watch out, Waymo — Mobileye has its sights set on you. The Tel Aviv developer of autonomous car systems, which Intel paid $15.3 billion to acquire in March 2017, had an eventful few days at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. During a presentation headlined by cofounder and CEO Amnon Shashua, […]

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Intel reveals Ice Lake chips: Plenty of upgrades, but a long wait until holiday launch

Intel didn’t have the best 2018, thanks to a resurgent AMD and high-profile vulnerabilities. But the company is kicking off 2019 in a big way with its new Ice Lake laptop chips, revealed at CES. The mobile chip range stands out as Intel’s first “volume” 10nm PC processor, compared to the predecessor’s 14nm manufacturing process. […]

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Intel shows off its next big chip plans for ‘architecture era’

At the Los Altos home of Intel cofounder Robert Noyce, Intel executives, architects, and fellows revealed their plans to expand into new markets for the company’s processors and other chips. During “Architecture Day” on Tuesday, the team said it anticipates that the next decade will see more changes in computing architecture […]

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Intel’s Neural Compute Stick 2 is 8 times faster than its predecessor

It’s been a little over a year since Intel made the Movidius Neural Compute Stick (previously codenamed Fathom) generally available. The $79 thumb drive — a metal dongle housing a system-on-chip purpose-built for accelerating machine learning algorithms — was the product of chipmaker Movidius, which Intel acquired in September 2016. […]

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Intel CPUs fall to new hyperthreading exploit that pilfers crypto keys

reader comments 3 Share this story Over the past 11 months, the processors running our computers, and in some cases phones, have succumbed to a host of attacks. Bearing names such as Meltdown and Spectre, BranchScope, TLBleed, and Foreshadow, the exploits threaten to siphon some of our most sensitive secrets—say passwords or cryptographic keys—out of […]

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Qualcomm accuses Apple of stealing modem secrets and passing them to Intel for new iPhone chips

The plot just thickened yet again in the complex Apple vs. Qualcomm battle, as the latter has accused Apple of stealing “vast swaths” of its confidential information and trade secrets and then sharing code with Intel to improve the modems Intel made for Apple’s new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. Qualcomm filed the […]

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Why the $10 billion chip factory club just got smaller

It takes about $10 billion or even $15 billion to build a brand new state-of-the-art chip manufacturing plant, and only a few companies in the world can amass the kind of expertise and capital to do it. Globalfoundries admitted yesterday it would no longer invest in a bleeding-edge 7-nanometer fabrication […]

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Intel AI boss: It’s time to move from brute-force to more-efficient computing

The common narrative of artificial intelligence is that it finally took off in recent years when there was enough data — from mega repositories like Google — and enough computing power through racks of servers equipped with fast processors and GPUs. That’s not incorrect, but it’s too simplistic to describe […]

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ARM’s First Client PC Roadmap Makes Bold Claims, Doesn’t Back Them Up

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. ARM is announcing its first roadmap for client PCs today, in a bid to push into a larger number of systems and to challenge Intel for client computing dominance. While the company is still focused on mobile experiences, laptops dominate […]

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New Speculative Execution Security Flaw Cracks Intel’s Software Guard Extensions

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Ever since the turn of the year, when the Spectre and Meltdown flaws became publicly known, we’ve seen a steady release of security updates for x86 and ARM processors. Of the two, Spectre — which is better understood as a […]

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