Who needs speed?
Chipzilla is looking at tunnelling transistors and spintronics and slowly rejecting the need for speed.
Just does not hire as many
Intel is unusual in the tech industry in that it does not discriminate against women when it comes to salaries.
Technology analyst Ashraf Eassa is getting a little worried about Intel’s $16.7 billion Altera deal which he thinks could end up being a huge flop.
Higher performance laptops coming
Chipzilla has added new Core i7 Skylake (and mobile Xeon) models to its CPU price list, which should be coming to a PC near you soon.
Waiting for Zen might be cunning
Last year, Kerrisdale Capital Investment warned that AMD would go bankrupt by 2020 and with Zen not appearing until the end of this year we were slightly concerned that the outfit did not have enough to survive what will be a dismal year.
For Intel LGA 115x CPUs with up to 47W TDP
Arctic has rather silently launched its new Alpine M1 passive CPU cooler designed to be used with Intel LGA 115x CPUs with TDP of up to 47W.
Rumours starting to firm up
It is starting to look like the rumours Chipzilla is planning to launch three processor families manufactured on the 10nm process node are proving true.
A kickstarter campaign has started for an Atom based IoT board to allow people to come up with x86 projects.
Working with the government to build ARM server chips
Qualcomm is setting up a server chipset design and sales unit with a provincial government in China.