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Tech companies make a game of naming their conference rooms. Some name the rooms for favorite beers, or superheroes, or nearby mountains and rivers. At McAfee's big new office in Hillsboro, the conference rooms are named for the company's enemies. Stuxnet, Mydoom, Nimda and CodeRed are ...
Intel will release new server processors this year with new hardware features designed to block attacks that use the serious new Spectre vulnerabilities, Chief Executive Brian Krzanich said Thursday. The Spectre "side-channel" attacks let one software process snoop on another, gathering sensitive data ...

While the Meltdown vulnerability will continue to be addressed through software updates, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich says the company has "redesigned parts of the processor to introduce new levels of protection through partitioning" that will protect against the Spectre variants. Intel's next-generation Xeon ...
Microsoft also said it has begun archiving microcode patches that support Intel's Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake chips, all members of Intel's line of Core microprocessors. Microsoft had begun archiving some of Intel's Skylake microcode patches for Spectre and Meltdown and earlier this month.
The semiconductor-equipment group, semiconductor-manufacturing group as well as the computer-data storage group that includes some chip stocks rose 9.8%, 5.4% and 9% last week, respectively. Given such bullishness, investing in some solid semiconductors stocks having further upside potential ...
A combination of Micron's strength, the potential Broadcom-Qualcomm deal and a turn in the computer market makes Intel's stock a buy, Cramer argues. ... Shares of Micron, an Idaho-based chipmaker specializing in DRAM -- dynamic random-access memory -- and flash memory chips, ran up nearly 9 ...

Researchers have discovered how to use the Spectre design flaw to break into the SGX secure environment of an Intel CPU to steal information. ... a formal paper outlining how malicious program can take advantage of the CPU's branch predictor so that when the processor is executing SGX enclave code, ...
The state-backed Tsinghua Unigroup is spearheading China's ambitious plan to build its own domestic semiconductor industry. China wants to reduce its $200 billion ... Intel has reportedly agreed to supply NAND chips to Tsinghua's subsidiary UNIC Memory Technology. China is the world's assembly ...
The research firm indicated that overall industry spending, considering the top ten semiconductor companies (see chart, below), was up 6 percent in 2017 over 2016 to US $34 billion. Intel increased its already high levels of R&D spending by 3 percent to more than $13 billion--that Silicon Valley company ...
The fixed Spectre fixes are coming fast and furious now. Intel quietly pushed CPU firmware updates out for Haswell (4th-generation) and Broadwell (5th-generation) processors earlier this week, following in the footsteps of recent microcode patches for Skylake (6th-gen), Kaby Lake (7th-gen), and Coffee ...
Apple has been gradually replacing third-party chips in its iPhones with its own chips, cutting suppliers like Imagination Technologies and Dialog Semiconductor out of the loop. Google created a custom processor called the Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) several years ago for its own machine-learning tasks ...
Benchmarks of an upcoming eighth-generation Intel "Coffee Lake" processor for notebooks recently appeared in the Geekbench database. ... Although technically Intel already offers five eighth-generation processors for laptops (and that's not including the new modules with Radeon graphics), they're not ...
It initially said the reboots were only occurring on Broadwell and Haswell processors but later admitted its patch was also causing stability issues on Skylake and Kaby Lake chips. Dell, HP, and Lenovo paused their respective BIOS updates while Intel worked on stable fixes. Microsoft also released an ...
While PC processors for computer and servers still account for more than half of the MPU market -- a projected 52 percent in 2018 -- ARM-based mobile ... Intel has long been the dominant supplier of PC microprocessors, nearly all of which are based on Intel's x86 architecture and supplied by Intel and its ...
If you own an Intel processor that you bought less than eight years ago, chances are that Intel has issued a Spectre/Meltdown patch for it. ... The patches also cover several, more niche architectures, such as the Gladden Xeon of the Sandy Bridge generation, and the Broadwell Xeon chips. On deck are the ...
Chip stocks have surged 15 percent from their 2018 lows in early February, and trader and CNBC contributor Todd Gordon believes Intel is the chip name to buy. "Intel and the rest of the chips have performed very well in this recent period of volatility that we've seen," the founder of TradingAnalysis.com ...
The 8th Gen Intel Core processors are designed for what's next and deliver up to 40% gen over gen performance boost. (Credit: Intel ... Their upcoming 10nm chips, including the much delayed Cannonlake and Ice Lake have been spotted in the 3DMark database along with their potential specifications.

New updates for Intel's Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge families of processors remains in beta, which means the company has released microcode updates for customers to validate under a non-disclosure agreement. Similarly, while most Skylake chips are in production, Skylake Xeon E3 remains in beta.
At its Manufacturing Day in March 2017, Intel (INTC) made some good points about how confusing and misleading process node designations such as "14 nm" or "10 nm" had become. Intel emphasized that competing 14-16 nm nodes didn't offer the actual transistor density (in Mtr/mm^2) of Intel's 14 nm ...
The convertible laptop is equipped with the latest 8th generation of Intel processors and the company claims that it offers the world's longest battery life in a quad-core convertible portfolio with up to 16.5 hours of battery life. In terms of display, the laptop features a 13.3-inch thin bezel Corning Gorilla Glass ...
The 8th Gen Intel Core processors are designed for what's next and deliver up to 40% gen over gen performance boost. (Credit: Intel ... Their upcoming 10nm chips, including the much delayed Cannonlake and Ice Lake have been spotted in the 3DMark database along with their potential specifications.
Citi Research reiterates its buy rating for Intel shares and makes the stock a 'top pick,' predicting the company will report profits above expectations this year. "We believe Intel is the only semiconductor stock with both poor sentiment and substantial upside to consensus estimates. As a result, we are moving ...
This includes the use of Intel's latest Core processors, graduating from 2017's seventh-generation CPUs. In addition to a performance boost of up to 40 percent due to the new Kaby Lake chips, the 15-inch version is now 13 percent lighter. One spec that hasn't been updated is the optional graphics card for ...
Chip stocks are ripping higher, and one market watcher says the semiconductor space could be in for an even bigger rally. The SMH semiconductor ETF last week posted its best week in more than two years. The rally, led by Applied Materials, Lam Research and Micron, comes as the group has fallen ...
From the moment you decide that your current Intel processor just isn't up to par and start investigating an upgrade to your current laptop or desktop, you're ... As a general rule of thumb, Core i5 and i7 desktop processors are usually quad-core while lower-end Core i3 desktop processors are dual core.
It has 6MB of L3 cache and a power friendly 15W TDP, both of which are in line with existing Coffee Lake-U processors. The database entry does not provide any details on the integrated graphics, but unless Intel is throwing us for a loop, it will feature a Gen 9.5 iGPU (Intel UHD 620 graphics) clocked ...
Meltdown and Spectre affect processors designs from Arm and AMD too, but only Intel chips are affected by all three variants of the CPU attacks. Intel's hardware fixes for the CPU vulnerabilities have caused a variety of issues, from unexpected reboots to in some cases data loss. Intel began supplying fresh ...
This processor is expected to be called 'Ice Lake' and is said to be a part of Intel's first generation of processors to be built on the 10 nm fabrication process. The new processor, listed as Intel Ice Lake-U has been spotted for the first time over at SiSoftware Sandra database where we gather that it will feature ...
AMD really stuck it to Intel in 2017 with the launch of the Ryzen family of CPUs. The company has been struggling to retain processor market share with the older FX series of processors, allowing Intel to hold back on innovation by releasing incremental upgrades across its Core line of CPUs.
The new processor which is known as the Core i5-8269U is going to be a new entrant in Intel's Coffee Lake 8th generation processor family. Update: ... There's no mention of iGPU right now but Coffee Lake-U chips do feature a Gen 9.5 iGPU so we are probably looking at HD 620 series graphics. No other ...
It looks like Intel is working on more than just dual core Cannonlake processors which will be using their most advanced 10nm process node. ... The processor that was listed as the Core i3-8121U turned out to be dual core with multi-threading, clocked at a base frequency of 2.20 GHz and had 4 MB of L3 ...
Intel's updated Graphics Control Panel is available for sixth-generation Skylake processors with Intel Graphics HD 620 or higher. ... Iris Pro graphics-equipped processor can optimize a few more games such as Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, and Metal Gear Survive. We can ...
Quantum computing took one step closer to becoming a reality this week, as research groups associated with Intel successfully tested a new quantum computing architecture called spin qubits. QuTech, one of the research groups, released a paper detailing its success in creating a two-qubit spin-based ...
Intel has revealed today that the company is facing at least 32 lawsuits over the Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws. ... The Meltdown and Spectre security flaws have helped reveal fundamental issues with processor designs over the past 20 years, and the software updates to protect PCs have had ...
Intel 10nm Ice Lake-U Mobility Processor Spotted - Features Gen 11 Graphics With 48 EUs, Cannonlake Core i3-8121U Dual Core Also Revealed. Author Photo ... Intel is yet to release their first generation 10nm Cannonlake processors however, their 10nm Ice Lake chips have already started showing up.
"This development paves the way to larger spin-based processors capable of more complex applications. And, Intel has invented a spin qubit fabrication flow on its 300 mm process technology using isotopically pure wafers sourced specifically for the production of spin-qubit test chips. Fabricated in the ...
The Corsair One gaming PC gets updated with Intel's latest eighth-gen processors ... And now, Corsair is releasing a pair of updated versions of the original Corsair One, boosting the processor to Intel's latest eighth-generation, six-core Core i7-8700K and bumping up the graphics card from the Nvidia GTX ...
If you're looking to build a new system and want to shoot straight to the top of Intel's consumer line, now is the time to do it. Over at Newegg, Intel's Core i7-8700K processor is on sale for $335. That's the lowest price around, even beating Micro Center, which usually offers lower prices with the caveat of ...
The Cascade Lake processors will be part of the Intel Scalable Processor Family which is their top Xeon server and workstation brand. The Cascade Lake-SP processor family will replace the first generation Skylake-SP family which is based on the Purley platform. Cascade Lake will be retaining support on ...
In a move which, at least to some extent, seems to be running interference with AMD's recently released (and well-received) fresh APUs, Intel has unveiled a single new 8th-gen Core i3 processor aimed at ultraportable laptops and 2-in-1s. The Core i3-8130U is a dual-core CPU with four-threads, clocked at ...
While PC processors for computer and servers still account for more than half of the MPU market -- a projected 52 percent in 2018 -- ARM-based mobile ... Intel has long been the dominant supplier of PC microprocessors, nearly all of which are based on Intel's x86 architecture and supplied by Intel and its ...
The two processors run for $169 and $99, which AMD notes offers some decent savings over buying a comparable Intel processor and Nvidia graphics card. Specifically, AMD claims that the more powerful Ryzen 5 2400G should be as powerful as an Intel Core i5-8400 processor paired with an Nvidia GT ...
The mobile processor market is really starting to heat up as we march further into 2018. AMD is on the cusp of releasing its Raven Ridge mobile processors with integrated Radeon Vega graphics, and Intel also has its 8th generation Core i5 and i7 processors with on-package Radeon RX Vega M GL GPUs.
In many cases you can overclock the processor to get whatever speeds you like - this applies to all AMD Ryzen models, and all Intel processors with a "K" ... factors that affect performance, including how much cache RAM is built into the chip and what sort of lithography process is used to make the chips.
Intel's Xeon D-2100 processor is a system-on-a-chip (SoC), an integrated circuit that contains various components like compute, storage and memory. As a low-powered SoC, it is designed to conserve power consumption. The company said the chips include as many as 18 "Skylake-server" generation Intel ...
Intel is taking its Xeon processor family to the edge with this week's introduction of Xeon D-2100, a system-on-chip (SoC) processor designed to meet the ... Intel also promises the chip will be supported by software updates to protect against the Spectre and Meltdown security vulnerabilities in processors ...
In early January, Intel disclosed that virtually all of its microprocessors were potentially affected by both the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, which attack the speculative architecture of Intel's chips. Other manufacturers were also affected, including ARM and to a lesser extent, AMD. But while Intel ...
The Spectre attacks work by persuading a processor's branch predictor to make a specific bad prediction. This bad prediction can then be used to infer the value of data stored in memory which, in turn, gives an attacker information that they shouldn't otherwise have. The microcode update is designed to ...
Intel has recently added eight unannounced desktop Coffee Lake processors to its MDDS (material declaration datasheet) database. Three new chips belong to the Core i3/i5 lineup are targeting mainstream PCs, whereas another five are Pentium Gold and Celeron products designed for entry-level ...
Intel unveils the Xeon D-2100, a groundbreaking data center processor architecture optimized in a system-on-a-chip (SoC) design aimed at lower-power, high-density edge solutions, integrating essential network, security and acceleration capabilities. Must read: Apple products you shouldn't buy in 2018.


 

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