INTEL

June 8th, 2012

Thunderbolt Has P.C Coming-Out Party at Computex

Wander away from the phalanx of manufactures hawking ultabooks and tabets ready for Windows 8, and you’ll find the other emerging story of Computex – the coming-out party of Intel’s Thunderbolt on P.C hardware. Much like the FireWire port of yore, Thunderbolt – originally known by the code name of “Light Peak” – began its [...]

May 18th, 2012

Intel Sets Green Agenda, A Huge Boon For Canada?

Intel released a corporate responsibility report, and its environmental goals for the next decade Thursday morning. Among the improvements the company is aiming for by 2013, according to the report, is a “conflict-free CPU”: a chip free of rare-earth metals that are most commonly mined for in environmentally irresponsible ways, such as in China, or [...]

May 7th, 2012

Apple’s Ultrabook: A $799 Macbook Air

As Intel prepares for the second phase of Ultrabook rollouts, rumors have emerged from Asia that Apple may release a $799 Macbook Air later this year. This rumor come from Digitimes, a publication with a roster of sources that is impressive in size, but sometimes leaves a lot to be desired in accuracy. Digitimes cites sources [...]

April 12th, 2012

Intel Unveils PCI Express SSD 910 Line

Intel today announced its latest entry into the world of PCIe SSDs: the Intel SSD 910 Series. The Intel SSD 910 is offered in 400 GB and 800 GB capacities and is designed for post-deployment server storage upgrades. This SSD series uses Intel’s High Endurance Technology and a triple-layer stack of 25nm MLC NAND Flash memory. The drives [...]

March 8th, 2012

After SeaMicro Deal Goes Awry, Intel Tries to Save Face

Last week AMD performed an impressive coup-de-data-centre against Intel, acquiring server manufacturer SeaMicro for its intellectual property – of which Intel once sought. Now, in a brave act to save face, Intel has said that it wasn’t even interested in SeaMicro in the first place. “We weren’t interested,” said Diane Bryant, the general manager of [...]

March 2nd, 2012

AMD Enters Cloud Server Market With SeaMicro Acquisition

In what can be seen as a coup-de-data-centre against Intel, AMD has entered the server business with its acquisition of server manufacturer SeaMicro for $334 million in cash and stock options. As part of the deal, SeaMicro’s current CEO, Andrew Feldman, will become general manager of AMD’s new Data Centre Server Solutions division. SeaMicro – [...]

March 1st, 2012

Intel Confirms then Redacts Details of Ivy Bridge Lineup

Intel posted details of its entire Ivy Bridge desktop lineup early this morning, in a PDF file. That file could be found online early this morning, but has since been redacted (it can be seen with a google cache). Below are excerpts from that file which should interest all of you: What do you think?

February 28th, 2012

Overclockers Push Core i7-3770K to 7GHz

While an exact release date for Intel’s Ivy Bridge – the 22nm successor to Sandy Bridge – has yet to be confirmed, reports coming from Bright Side of the News indicate the processor has massive overclocking potential. Intel’s soon-to-be-released quad core Core i7-3770K is clocked at 3.5 GHz with an L1 cache of 128 KB, [...]

February 16th, 2012

Are Delays in Store for Ivy Bridge?

Citing sources within the notebook industry, Digitimes is reporting that Intel may delay mass shipments of Ivy Bridge processors. According to Digitimes’ source, the delay is due to a number of first tier notebook players being unable to “digest”, or clear, their Sandy Bridge inventories because of the weak global economy. In order to not [...]

January 26th, 2012

Intel to Buy Patents and Next Generation Video Codec Software From RealNetworks

RealNetworks, Inc. today announced that it has signed an agreement to sell a significant number of its patents and its next generation video codec software to Intel Corporation for a purchase price of $120 million. Under terms of the sale, RealNetworks retains certain rights to continue to use the patents in current and future products. [...]