Intel - Infoworld en Intel sells more tablet chips but profits still fall <p>Intel shipped 5 million processors for tablets in the first quarter, but profits fell as PC sales remained weak.</p> <p>Net income for the quarter ended March 29 was $1.9 billion, down 5 percent from a year ago, Intel said on Tuesday. Revenue increased 1 percent to $12.8 billion.</p> Computer Hardware Intel Processors Tablets Technology Business Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:44:04 +0000 admin 240586 at Intel plans new 'Braswell' chip for PCs, over 20 Chromebooks <p>Intel is preparing a new "Braswell" chip to succeed its power-efficient Bay Trail processor found in PCs besides working on bringing over 20 Chromebook designs to the market this year.</p> <p>"Last year, we had only four designs on Chrome. Today I can announce that we will have over 20 designs on Chrome," said Kirk Skaugen, general manager of Intel's PC Client group, on Thursday.</p> Computer Hardware Intel Laptop PCs Processors Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:15:29 +0000 admin 239763 at Intel bases innovation hub in China to fuel its mobile processor business <p>As devices powered by ARM chips flood the Chinese market, Intel is hoping to popularize its own mobile processors with a new center built in the heart of one of China's major technology hubs.</p> <p>The new innovation center, announced on Wednesday, will be based in Shenzhen and focus on helping Chinese hardware vendors build PCs and mobile devices around Intel chips. Shenzhen is home to many of the nation's tech companies and manufacturers, and has become a key segment in both the Chinese and global supply chain.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Intel Android Mobile Development Processors Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:26:56 +0000 admin 239620 at Intel to offer exclusive content to mobile devices powered by its chips <p>After falling behind ARM in the mobile processor market, Intel plans to go on the offensive by creating exclusive content for devices built around its chips.</p> <p>More details about the exclusives will be shared on Thursday during the Intel Developer Forum in Shenzhen, China. But Intel's software chief Doug Fisher said the U.S. chipmaker wants to work "hand in hand" with vendors to develop unique content within a game or product.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Intel Android Processors Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:08:22 +0000 admin 239623 at Intel plays defense against ARM with Cloudera stake <p>Intel's $740 million investment in software company Cloudera will help sell more x86 chips in Hadoop installations, but it could also be a defensive move to maintain its server lead from the emerging threat posed by 64-bit ARM servers.</p> Computer Hardware Open Source Software ARM Intel Hadoop Processors Servers Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:05:50 +0000 admin 239532 at Lawyers talk of settlement in Silicon Valley employee-poaching case <p>Attorneys say they're making progress toward a possible settlement in Silicon Valley's employee poaching case, in which Google, Apple, and other companies are accused of conspiring not to hire employees from other tech giants.</p> <p>During a hearing on Thursday in a San Jose court, attorneys on both sides said they were working daily with a mediator to resolve the dispute, which involves alleged secret agreements among the firms not to poach each other's workers. Those agreements would violate federal antitrust laws.</p> The Industry Standard Apple Google Intel IT Jobs Federal Regulations Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:36:38 +0000 admin 239287 at Intel acquires health band maker Basis Science <p>In another sign of the mainstream growth of wearable devices, Intel has acquired high-end health tracker maker Basis Science.</p> <p>The San Francisco-based startup produces the Basis band, billed as an advanced health-tracking wristband.</p> The Industry Standard Intel Consumer Electronics M&A Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:11:59 +0000 admin 239120 at Intel's first Broadwell chips set the stage for faster PCs <p>Haswell, move over. Intel has provided an initial glimpse into the faster and more power-efficient fifth-generation Core processors code-named Broadwell, which will be in PCs during the second half of this year.</p> <p>Intel announced on Wednesday Broadwell chips for desktops, which highlighted some big leaps in the chip architecture. Intel will reach new highs on the CPU core count, and Broadwell will support the new DDR4 form of memory. Intel did not address Broadwell chips for laptops.</p> Computer Hardware Intel Desktop PCs Processors Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:52:26 +0000 admin 238750 at Intel's 800Gbps optical cable could be copper's death knell <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Intel's 800Gbps optical cable could be copper's death knell" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>For years now, pundits and industry figures alike have been predicting the demise of copper as an interconnection technology in the data center. Data Center Enterprise Architecture Intel Data Center Design FibreChannel Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:55:21 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 238177 at Intel bides time on faster Thunderbolt connector <p>Intel could soon bring to market a faster version of its Thunderbolt connector technology with a throughput of 50Gbps, but the company is biding its time until there is a need for faster connectors.</p> <p>Thunderbolt technology connects computers to peripherals like external hard drives at much faster speeds than USB 3.0. Thunderbolt ports are found in Macs and select Windows PCs, but are more expensive than USB technology, which is found in most PCs that ship today.</p> Intel Computer Hardware Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:14:09 +0000 admin 238140 at Intel vs. ARM: Two titans' tangled fate <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Intel vs. ARM: Two titans' tangled fate" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>If the PC and Intel are joined at the hip, then Intel is hobbled, with 2013's 10 percent drop in PC sales marking "the worst decline in PC market history," according to Gartner.</p> Computer Hardware ARM Intel Desktop PCs Processors Smartphones Tablets Mobile Technology Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 237265 at Intel ends wait for 64-bit Android on smartphones <p>The long wait for a 64-bit version of Android on smartphones is coming to a close, with Intel on Monday showing a version of the OS running on a handset.</p> <p>The OS was shown running on a smartphone with Intel's new dual-core smartphone chip code-named Merrifield during a press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Intel had already shown tablets running an unfinished version of 64-bit Android with its Atom chip code-named Bay Trail.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Intel Android Processors Smartphones Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:45:35 +0000 admin 237030 at Intel's new 15-core Xeon server chip pushes Itanium closer to end of life <p>The end-of-life writing is on the wall for Intel's high-end Itanium chip, with the launch this week of the high-performance usurper, the chip maker's 15-core Xeon E7 v2 chip.</p> <p>Intel's Itanium is found mostly in Hewlett-Packard servers running the HP-UX, OpenVMS, or Linux operating systems. But the Xeon E7 v2 chip, which is based on the x86 instruction set architecture, is slowly encroaching on the market occupied by Itanium, with Intel positioning it as a high-performance alternative that can run Windows and Linux.</p> Computer Hardware Intel Processors Servers Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:01:10 +0000 admin 236673 at Intel's 15-core Xeon server chip has 4.31 billion transistors <p>Intel has provided more details on its upcoming 15-core Xeon chip code-named Ivytown, which has 4.31 billion transistors and will go into high-end servers.</p> <p>The Ivytown chip, which will be part of the Xeon E7 chip lineup, will likely be announced next week. Further details of the Ivytown were shared Monday at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco.</p> Computer Hardware Intel Processors Servers Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:15:22 +0000 admin 236086 at Intel to close down AppUp online app store <p>Intel is closing down its AppUp online application store as it sees a shift in the market and consumer needs.</p> <p>Designed originally for netbook computers, the Intel AppUp center was first unveiled in a beta program in 2010, with plans to expand its scope to smartphones, TVs and other consumer devices that use Intel processors.</p> The Industry Standard Intel E-commerce Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:33:26 +0000 admin 235327 at Intel expects to reduce workforce by 5 percent this year <p>Intel expects that its workforce will decline by 5 percent as it heads into a year in which revenue is likely to be flat.</p> Computer Hardware The Industry Standard Intel IT Jobs Desktop PCs Processors Technology Business Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:57:19 +0000 ccraig 234603 at Not just for Macs, Thunderbolt rumbles into PCs <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Not just for Macs, Thunderbolt rumbles into PCs" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>If you have a Mac built in the last few years, <a href="">you have a Thunderbolt port</a>.</p> Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Apple Hewlett-Packard (HP) Intel Desktop PCs Laptop PCs Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 233786 at As it misses earnings target, Intel talks up PC sales <p>Intel sees signs of a comeback for the PC market, with the company saying that fourth-quarter PC sales were higher in 2013 than in the prior year. That bit of optimism came as Intel reported moderate gains in its own revenue and profits for the just-completed fourth quarter of 2013.</p> <p>Still, the results reported by Intel today fell just short of the earnings Wall Street analysts were hoping for.</p> Computer Hardware The Industry Standard Intel Processors Fri, 17 Jan 2014 01:54:46 +0000 admin 234454 at Intel takes 'Intel Inside' to the cloud <p>In 1991, Intel launched the "Intel Inside" program, making its microprocessors a selling point of PC purchases. Over 20 years later, Intel is bringing the same concept to the cloud.</p> <p>Intel made the case Wednesday that businesses paying thousands of dollars to hosting providers and other cloud services were not actually aware of what processor architectures powered those services.</p> Cloud Computing Computer Hardware Intel Managed Services Processors Servers Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:13:26 +0000 admin 234333 at Intel puts Fab 42 in Arizona on hold <p>Intel has put on hold a new chip manufacturing facility at its site in Chandler, Arizona, leaving the new space available for unspecified future technology.</p> <p>The company said in February 2011 it was investing over $5 billion in the new Fab 42, which was expected to be completed last year. The fab was to begin operations on a process that would allow the chip maker to create transistors with a minimum feature size of 14 nanometers.</p> Computer Hardware Intel Processors Technology Business Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:11:53 +0000 admin 234236 at