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Intel finally kills Itanium
Published in News
Monday, 02 August 2021 12:27

Intel finally kills Itanium

End of an error

After 20 years of being a loud resounding yawn in the computer world, Intel has finally put its Itanium product to sleep.

Intel boosts Thunderbolt maximum transfer rate
Published in Reviews

Up to 80Gbps

Chipzilla is finally getting around to boosting the transfer rate of its Thunderbolt tech,

Intel comes up with an aggressive manufacturing roadmap
Published in PC Hardware

Analysis: Intel 7, Intel 4 Intel 3, and Intel A20 angstrom

The nanometer branding has been quite an inaccurate way to describe the transition size and the performance. After maintaining desktop and especially mobile leadership for the most part with 14nm, Intel is happy to report that the second-generation 10 nm is in heavy volume. 10nm is now represented more than 14nm volume, but Intel decided to change the way it calls its manufacturing processes.

Intel warns it faces supply chain constraints
Published in News

Sales down for the end of the year

Chipzilla said it is still facing supply chain constraints and gave an annual sales forecast that means it will be a dismal Christmas.

Intel’s i9-12900K beats AMD’s current flagship
Published in PC Hardware

Intel's next-gen beats AMD's existing gen

An engineering sample of Intel's next flagship processor, the i9-12900K, was shown to beat AMD's current flagship 5950X in Cinebench R20 by 18 percent in multi-core and 28 percent in single-core tests.

Intel may not do so well out of foundry expansions
Published in PC Hardware

Acquisition is the only way and there are not that many people to buy

Intel Chief Executive Kicking Pat Gelsinger's plans to make Intel great again by increasing fab numbers is hitting a snag -- Intel can't wait to build its own and there are not many fabs up for sale.

Intel's Mobileye tests AVs in Gotham City
Published in Transportation
Thursday, 22 July 2021 10:41

Intel's Mobileye tests AVs in Gotham City

If it can make it there, it can make it anywhere

Mobileye, the company that specialises in chips for vision-based autonomous vehicles, is now testing its AVs in New York City.  This is a bit tricky because New York has harsh restrictions around such testing. 

Intel may buy GloFo
Published in News
Friday, 16 July 2021 12:13

Intel may buy GloFo

Will cost $30 billion

The Wall Street Journal claims that Intel is exploring a deal to buy GlobalFoundries in a move that would turbocharge the semiconductor giant's plans to make more chips for other tech companies and rate as its largest acquisition ever.

Intel Alder Lake SKUs specifications leak online - report
Published in PC Hardware

Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9 SKUs

Expected to launch by the end of this year, or in early 2021, the first alleged specifications of Intel's Alder Lake-S CPUs have leaked online.

Chipzilla unlikely to catch up in semiconductor fabrication
Published in PC Hardware

Economic academics agree Intel squandered its lead trying to impress shareholders

A couple of economic academics have penned a rather interesting paper claiming that Intel will not catch up to TSMC and SEC in semiconductor fabrication.