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. [...]

January 24th, 2012

New Report Claims that Ultrabooks will Overtake the Notebook Business by 2016

While the Ultrabook category – first unveiled at last year’s Computex – has struggled to gain tract critical traction and consumer acceptance, a new report suggests that the portable computing category will grow three times as fast as the tablet market and eventually overtake the traditional notebook market by 2016. According to the report by [...]

January 20th, 2012

Intel Restructures Management Team

Intel has restructured their management team, appointing long time executive Brian Krzanich to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Krzanich, 51, will continue to oversee worldwide manufacturing for the world’s top chip manufacturer, while handling internal operations as well. Previous to his appointment as Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Krzanich had been the senior vice [...]

January 9th, 2012

Intel Pushes Ultrabooks at CES 2012

At the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show Press Day today, Intel Corporation described a new era of computing experience that is underway, as the first wave of Ultrabook devices come to market. Leading the event were Mooly Eden, Intel vice president and general manager, PC Client Group, and Kevin Sellers, vice president, Sales and Marketing [...]

January 6th, 2012

Intel to Release Intel Core i7-3820 on February 13

Fudzilla is reporting that Intel plans to launch the Core i7-3820 on February 13. The 3820 is clocked at 3.6GHz with a turbo clock of 3.9GHz, and has a 10mb cache. The chip has an MSRP of $285.