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Topic: Intel

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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Intel faces more class action suits over share price hits caused by Spectre and Meltdown flaws

01/11/2018, 01:01 pm

Intel's legal woes surrounding the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in its processors are increasing, with more legal firms filing class action suits against the chip company, this time on the behalf of its shareholders over the revelation of the flaws and the effect on the value of the company's shares.

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Intel 'Titan Ridge' Thunderbolt 3 chipset allows for 8K displays, better USB-C peripheral connectivity

01/08/2018, 02:01 pm

A new Thunderbolt 3 chipset has arrived called "Titan Ridge" that supports not only DisplayPort 1.4, but it also provides to vendors the ability to allow peripherals to fall back on USB 3.1 speeds if not connected to a Thunderbolt 3 host.

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Intel's new G-series processors includes AMD Radeon RX Vega M onboard graphics

01/08/2018, 11:01 am

Intel's latest processor launch is a collaboration with long-time rival AMD, with the two chip firms working together to create a pair of 8th generation Core processors that are equipped with Radeon RX Vega M graphics, with the onboard AMD GPU potentially helping with the creation of more powerful notebooks or small form-factor computers like the Mac mini that do not require a dedicated GPU.

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Intel faces trio of class action lawsuits over Meltdown & Spectre security holes

01/08/2018, 11:01 am

Intel is staring down class action lawsuits in California, Indiana, and Oregon over the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities exposed in modern processors, which can be used to access restricted memory in unpatched devices.

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December Apple updates fixed 'Meltdown' & 'Spectre' vulnerabilities on older Macs [u]

01/05/2018, 11:01 am

Updates released in early December should already have dealt with "Meltdown" and "Spectre" vulnerabilities on older Intel Macs, according to Apple's release notes -- but a late Friday retraction of the claim has shed some doubt on the situation.

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All Mac & iOS CPUs affected by 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' chip flaws, some fixes already in place with more coming

01/04/2018, 07:01 pm

Following the news that both Intel- and ARM-based processors can be susceptible to various hacks, Apple issued a statement on Thursday announcing that it has already implemented some fixes in the latest iOS and macOS releases, with more still to come. However, there are not currently any known exploits taking advantage of "Meltdown" and "Spectre."

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Intel claims CPU security flaw not unique to its chips, implies ARM and AMD chips could be affected [u]

01/03/2018, 04:01 pm

Intel has responded to reports of a wide-reaching kernel memory security issue, saying that it is an industry-wide issue, and not specific to Intel -- but the company fails to quantify specifically what it is doing to solve the problem.

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Apple has already partially implemented fix in macOS for 'KPTI' Intel CPU security flaw

01/03/2018, 02:01 pm

After a public disclosure of a security flaw with nearly every Intel processor produced for the last 15 years, concern grew that a fix may take up to 30 percent of the processing power away from a system. But Apple appears to have at least partially fixed the problem with December's macOS 10.13.2 -- and more fixes appear to be coming in 10.13.3.

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Intel chip kernel flaw requires OS-level fix that could impact macOS performance, report says

01/02/2018, 09:01 pm

A newly discovered silicon-level flaw in Intel's chip designs is forcing operating system manufacturers to update kernels and other software components to rectify the issue, changes that will reportedly result in performance slowdowns of up to 30 percent.

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First look: Benchmarks put Apple's entry-level $4999 iMac Pro to the test

12/27/2017, 04:12 pm

Though it has an exclusive space gray finish and gorgeous all-in-one chassis, the new iMac Pro is all about performance. AppleInsider has put it to the test, to show just how much bang for your buck you'll get out of this 5 grand investment.

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