INTEL

May 2nd, 2013

Intel Names New CEO

Intel’s board of directors has appointed Brian Krzanich, the company’s former chief operating officer and senior vice president, as its new chief executive officer beginning May 16. Intel’s current CEO, Paul Otellini, announced he would retire last fall on November 20. Reportedly, the vetting process for the company’s new CEO lasted six months. “After a thorough and [...]

April 10th, 2013

Intel Announces 4K Video Optimized Thunderbolt 2.0

Intel announced this week that its next-generation Thunderbolt protocol will be twice as fast as its predecessor and available by the end of this year. Current gen-thunderbolt, which first appeared in Macs in 2011 and began rolling out on the PC last year, has a theoretical throughput of 10 Gbps while Intel promises that Thunderbolt [...]

April 9th, 2013

Haswell Ships, With a Bug

Intel’s fourth-generation Haswell chip reportedly on its way to OEMs for a launch this quarter, even though it contains a bug that will impact the performance of USB 3.0 devices. CNET first reported that Haswell is on its way to manufacturers. An official announcement is expected an Intel’s Developer Forum in Beijing later this week. [...]

February 12th, 2013

Intel Confirms Set Top TV Box by Year End

Intel has been widely rumoured as a prospective entry into the set-top TV box and content delivery business for quite some time now, and the company has remained mostly quiet on the issue – until today. Speaking at the AllThingsD media conference, Intel Media’s Erik Huggers, the former BBC exec Intel poached for the project, [...]

January 3rd, 2013

Intel Launches DZ75ML-45K Mobo with Lucid Virtu MVP

On Thursday Intel expanded its 7-series desktop motherboards with the launch of the over clocker friendly DZ75ML-45K Board designed for its K-series 2nd and 3rd gen Intel Core processors. The board comes equipped with Lucid Vitru MVP technology, enabling the user to switch seamlessly between the motherboard’s onboard graphics card and discrete GPU. By switching [...]

December 13th, 2012

Dial R for Rumour: An Intel-NVIDIA Deal in the Works?

Will Intel acquire NVIDIA and place Jen-Hsun Huang at the head of the company? That’s a rumour posted today by Bright Side of News. Theo Valich, the well connected editor-in-chief of Bright Side of News, reported today that he learned of a “coffee table” discussion between Intel and NVIDIA about an acquisition deal that would [...]

November 28th, 2012

Can USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt Co-Exist?

Thunderbolt hit the scene like a light drizzle. Its announcement by Intel and Apple was met with a slight air of confusion – don’t they remember FireWire? Why, oh why, would a regular user care about an extra half-second on an MP3 transfer? The situations seemed almost too similar to be credible, with a high-performance [...]

November 20th, 2012

Intel CEO Successor Not Yet Clear

No clear successor has emerged to replace Intel’s CEO, Paul Otellini, who has announced his intention to retire in May. Mr. Otellini did not give a definite reason for his retirement — opting to say it was time to “transfer Intel’s helm to a new generation of leadership” — though at 62 he is nearing [...]

September 30th, 2012

Intel Launches ‘Clover Trail’

Intel has long struggled to adapt to the changing realities of the I.T marketplace: the company that dominated the P.C processor market space had fumbled the transition to a mobile-centric computing market, losing market share to ARM licensees. Now, with the introduction of Clover Trail — officially unveiled Friday in San Francisco — Intel is [...]

August 6th, 2012

Qualcomm Nabs Intel Executive to be Marketing Chief

Qualcomm announced Monday that it had named former Intel executive Anand Chandrasekher to the position of Chief Marketing Officer. “I am pleased to welcome Anand Chandrasekher as chief marketing officer,” Qualcomm President Steve Mollenkopf said in a statement. “His extensive experience in marketing and management makes Anand well-suited to help grow Qualcomm’s communications and marketing [...]