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Topic: Intel

Intel promises fix for new 'Variant 4' Meltdown, Spectre vulnerability

05/21/2018, 08:05 pm

Industry woes over Meltdown and Spectre continued this week when Google and Microsoft on Monday revealed a newly discovered silicon-level vulnerability impacting chips used in millions of computers, including those marketed by Apple.

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Intel's first 10nm 'Cannon Lake' processor with 32GB LPDDR4 RAM support ships

05/17/2018, 09:05 am

Details about the capabilities of Intel's "Cannon Lake" processors have finally surfaced, and the chip family will ultimately allow Apple to add a 32-gigabyte RAM option to its MacBook and MacBook Pro lines.

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Apple's Mac mini now inexcusably getting trounced by cheap Intel hardware

05/11/2018, 02:05 pm

Apple's Mac mini is a great small form factor macOS computer, but it is being completely blown away by Intel's NUC, which is bad for Apple, and bad for us, the consumer. AppleInsider delves into the hardware.

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Spectre-style Intel chip vulnerability disclosures delayed, patches not expected until August

05/09/2018, 10:05 am

The release of patches to fix new Spectre-style flaws in Intel's processor designs is allegedly delayed by two more weeks to late May, but a report suggests Intel wants to push the release back even further into July while it works to finalize the required updates.

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More Spectre-style chip flaws discovered in Intel processors

05/04/2018, 12:05 pm

More waves of patches to plug security holes in processors are on the way, after the discovery that Intel is working to patch more Spectre-style issues in its chips, with eight new vulnerabilities said to be found by security researchers following the Spectre and Meltdown fiasco from earlier this year.

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Intel 10nm Cannon Lake delays push potential 32GB MacBook Pro into 2019

04/27/2018, 08:04 am

Apple customers waiting for a MacBook Pro with 32 gigabytes of memory may have to wait until 2019 before they can buy the notebook, after Intel's warning that its 10nm "Cannon Lake" processors won't be shipping in high volumes in 2018, pushing the wider availability of the chip into 2019.

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Qualcomm proposes new licensing terms to lure in customers

04/26/2018, 01:04 am

Qualcomm in an earnings conference call on Wednesday showed rare willingness to modify its patent licensing policies, a core segment of its business that sparked a court battle with Apple and government investigations into potentially anticompetitive practices.

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Qualcomm to remain iPhone modem supplier in 2018, but will see orders reduced to 30%

04/25/2018, 09:04 pm

Recent rumors suggest Apple is planning to remove longtime partner Qualcomm from its iPhone supply chain in favor of industry rival Intel, but according to a new report the switch will not be completed in full this year.

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Intel to shutter New Devices Group, disband team behind AR smart glasses

04/19/2018, 12:04 am

After numerous failed attempts to break into the wearables market, Intel plans to pull the plug on its New Devices Group, a project in which the company invested hundreds of millions of dollars.

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15-inch MacBook Pro refresh could have Intel's new six-core i9 processor

04/03/2018, 09:04 am

Intel on Tuesday unveiled its latest laptop processors based on the Coffee Lake platform, most notably bringing its high-performance Core i9 line to laptops for the first time in the same thermal profile that the existing 15-inch MacBook Pro design can accommodate -- but the new chips still don't support LPDDR4 RAM.

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Apple planning to ditch Intel chips in Macs for its own custom silicon in 2020

04/02/2018, 02:04 pm

Apple is expected to ditch Intel's x86 architecture using its own chips in the Mac as soon as 2020, with the fruits of project "Kalamata" similar to a move that it has pulled twice before.

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Major Qualcomm shareholder says he opposed Broadcom bid in hopes of settlement with Apple

03/15/2018, 04:03 pm

The head of a mutual fund with 8.3 million shares in Qualcomm says he opposed Broadcom's now-aborted $117 billion takeover bid, thinking Qualcomm can do better -- so long as it settles its legal battles with Apple.

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Intel reportedly poised to make defensive Broadcom bid amidst chip industry tumult

03/09/2018, 06:03 pm

In mulling its options over Broadcom's attempt to takeover embattled chip maker Qualcomm, Intel is reportedly considering an acquisition of Broadcom itself, a move designed to thwart the creation of a major industry competitor.

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Intel failed to disclose Meltdown and Spectre to government until flaws made public, Apple and others confirm

02/22/2018, 06:02 pm

Apple, Google parent Alphabet and Intel in letters to lawmakers on Thursday revealed a bit of background information concerning the recent airing of Meltdown and Spectre chip vulnerabilities, saying Intel notified U.S. cyber security officials of the flaws only after their existence was made public.

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Qualcomm unveils 2-gigabit LTE modem amid rumors Apple's iPhone going Intel-only

02/14/2018, 09:02 am

Qualcomm on Wednesday revealed the Snapdragon X24, its latest LTE modem for mobile devices, with peak download speeds hitting 2 gigabits per second -- though Apple may choose to forego the technology in its next iPhones.

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EU slaps Qualcomm with $1.23 billion fine over illegal chip payment to Apple

01/24/2018, 08:01 am

The European Union on Wednesday announced that it determined chipmaker Qualcomm illegally shut out rivals when it paid Apple billions of dollars to stick with its LTE baseband chips for five years. Qualcomm will pay a hefty price for its misdeeds: 997 million euros, or $1.23 billion U.S.

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Intel admits reboot issues in Spectre patch affects newer Skylake and Kaby Lake processors

01/18/2018, 11:01 am

Following Intel's release of patches to combat the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in its chips, the processor producer has confirmed that reports of PCs rebooting are not limited to just older chip generations, with newer releases also confirmed to be susceptible to rebooting when using the updated firmware.

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Meltdown & Spectre discoveries credited to 22-year-old German genius

01/17/2018, 10:01 am

The identification of the "Meltdown" and "Spectre" vulnerabilities in Intel- and ARM-based processors -- including chips used in Apple's Macs, iPhones, and iPads -- can be credited almost entirely to a Google security researcher in his early 20s, Jann Horn.

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Apple, ARM & Intel facing potential Israeli class action suit over Meltdown & Spectre

01/15/2018, 10:01 am

Israeli plaintiffs are seeking to file a class action lawsuit against Apple, ARM, and Intel over the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities recently uncovered in Intel and ARM-based processors.

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Intel CEO issues 'security-first pledge' following Meltdown, Spectre exploits

01/11/2018, 05:01 pm

In an open letter released on Thursday, Intel chief Brian Krzanich outlined the company's response to the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities while reassuring customers that his company views security as "an ongoing priority."

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