Intel officially completes $15.3 billion Mobileye acquisition

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Earlier in March, Intel has agreed to buy automotive technology firm Mobileye. Now, the chipmaker has finally completed the $15.4 billion acquisition by acquiring approximately 84 percent of Mobileye’s outstanding ordinary shares. Continue reading “Intel officially completes $15.3 billion Mobileye acquisition”

Intel Core i9-7980XE 18-core processor specs detailed, available starting September 25

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Back in May at the Computex 2017 Intel introduced Core X-series processor family ranging from 4 to 18 cores that includes Core i9 Extreme Edition processor, the company’s first consumer desktop CPU with 18 cores and 36 threads of power. At that time it did not unveil the specifications and availability of top-end processors, including the high-end i9-7980XE, even though the we already know the it will cost $1999 (Rs. 1,27,320 approx.). Today the company has detailed the specifications and availability. Continue reading “Intel Core i9-7980XE 18-core processor specs detailed, available starting September 25”

Intel accuses Qualcomm’s anti-competitive actions for mobile chips

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Intel has accused Qualcomm of creating a monopoly for itself and not licensing “standard-essential” patents at a fair rate as required by law. The statement, filed with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) comes in response to Qualcomm’s suit against Apple alleging that the iPhone maker was infringing on six patents that aided iPhone battery life. Continue reading “Intel accuses Qualcomm’s anti-competitive actions for mobile chips”

Intel Movidius Neural Compute Stick world’s first USB-based deep learning kit announced

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Intel has announced Movidius Neural Compute Stick, which is the world’s first USB-based deep learning inference kit and self-contained artificial intelligence (AI) accelerator delivering dedicated deep neural network processing capabilities to a wide range of host devices.

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Intel to invest $178 million in India for R&D innovation

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Intel has announced an investment of US$178 million in India to expand its R&D presence and build a new design house at Intel’s 44-acre campus on Sarjapur Ring Road (SRR) in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Intel India is Intel’s largest design center outside the U.S.
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Intel hints at potential patent infringement by Qualcomm and Microsoft over Windows on ARM’s x86 emulation

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Last month at the Computex 2017 Qualcomm announced that ASUS, HP and Lenovo will be the first OEM to develop mobile PCs powered by the ARM-based Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform with X16 LTE modem. This came after Microsoft failed to bring Windows to ARM chips in the form of Windows RT with Surface with Windows RT and Nokia Lumia 2520. Continue reading “Intel hints at potential patent infringement by Qualcomm and Microsoft over Windows on ARM’s x86 emulation”

Intel Falcon 8 Drone, Bat Sensor and more innovations to be used at the ICC Champions Trophy

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Intel today announced that as an innovation partner for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy, it will display new innovations including Intel drone for advanced pitch analysis, a bat swing profile using a bat sensor powered by an Intel Curie module and a cricket VR experience for the fans at the stadiums in UK, starting June 1st. Continue reading “Intel Falcon 8 Drone, Bat Sensor and more innovations to be used at the ICC Champions Trophy”

Intel Core X-Series processors including Core i9 Extreme Edition 18-core processor announced

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Intel at its Computex 2017 event introduced new Intel Core X-series processor family, which the company says it the most scalable, accessible and powerful desktop platform ever ranging from 4 to 18 cores. In addition to Intel Core i5 and Core i7, it has also introduced new Intel Core  i9 processor brand for the highest performance for advanced gaming, VR and content creation. The Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition processor is the first consumer desktop CPU with 18 cores and 36 threads of power. Continue reading “Intel Core X-Series processors including Core i9 Extreme Edition 18-core processor announced”

Intel and Samsung file amicus brief to support FTC lawsuit against Qualcomm

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Earlier in January this year US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm for anti-competitive practices. Now, Intel and Samsung have filed amicus briefs with the court supporting the FTC’s lawsuit and opposing Qualcomm’s request to dismiss the case. Both the companies claim that Qualcomm uses its dominant position in the mobile processor industry to keep other players out. Continue reading “Intel and Samsung file amicus brief to support FTC lawsuit against Qualcomm”

HP and Intel all set to build Cortana powered devices

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Earlier this week, popular audio company Harman Kardon introduced Cortana powered smart speaker. Now, HP and Intel are joining the bandwagon and have started working on Cortana enabled devices. Microsoft announced at its Build 2017 that HP will work on integrating Cortana into devices, while Intel focus on reference platforms. Continue reading “HP and Intel all set to build Cortana powered devices”

Intel Optane memory will speed up PC performance

Intel Optane memory

Intel has introduced new Optane for PCs that promises significantly more performance and faster load times across a broad range of personal computing experiences. It uses uses one or two single-die packages of 3D XPoint non-volatile memory and comes in 16GB and 32GB capacities  Continue reading “Intel Optane memory will speed up PC performance”

Intel to acquire Mobileye for $15.3 billion to boost its automated driving solutions

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Intel and Mobileye today announced a definitive agreement under which Intel would acquire Mobileye, popular for its development of computer vision and machine learning, data analysis, localization and mapping for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving. It was in the news recently over a spat with Tesla following a fatal Model S crash in Florida. Continue reading “Intel to acquire Mobileye for $15.3 billion to boost its automated driving solutions”

Intel introduces its first Gigabit LTE modem XMM 7560, 3rd Gen Intel Mobile Trial Platform for testing 5G devices

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Intel today announced XMM 7560 modem, its fifth-generation LTE modem, and its first one offering gigabit speeds and also its first LTE modem to be manufactured on its 14nm process. It supports LTE Advanced Pro for downlink up to Category 16 with speeds exceeding 1 Gbps, and Category 13 for uplink with speeds of up to 225 Mbps. Continue reading “Intel introduces its first Gigabit LTE modem XMM 7560, 3rd Gen Intel Mobile Trial Platform for testing 5G devices”

Intel, Amazon team up for a smart speaker reference design with Alexa

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Amazon and Intel have teamed up for a smart speaker reference design with Amazon Alexa. It is termed as factor reference designs (FFRD). The collaboration will enable partners to build new devices with Alexa using an Intel-based smart speaker form factor reference design coming in Q1 2017, as well as make it easier to create skills that work with the Intel-based Smart Home Hub.
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