Intel IDM 2.0 strategy unveiled: $20 billion investment for two new fabs, next-gen Meteor Lake 7nm chips, collaborations with IBM and more

It is no secret that Intel has been struggling in the Chip manufacturing industry lately. With the hope of returning to the dominant position it once enjoyed before, Intel’s newest CEO, Pat Gelsinger has unveiled their vision and roadmap for the company over the next couple of years, including two new fabs, next generation 7nm chipset production, collaborations with IBM and more.

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Intel introduces 11th Gen Core S-series Core i5, Core i7 and Core i9 ‘Rocket Lake’ desktop processors

After detailing its 11th Gen Core S-series desktop processors (code-named “Rocket Lake-S”) with New Cypress Cove architecture featuring Ice Lake Core architecture and Tiger Lake Graphics architecture back in October last year, Intel has officially introduced the 11th Gen Core S-series Core i5, Core i7 and Core i9 processors. The new architecture brings up to 19% gen-over-gen instructions per cycle (IPC) improvement for the highest frequency cores and adds Intel UHD graphics featuring the Intel Xe graphics architecture for rich media and intelligent graphics capabilities. Continue reading “Intel introduces 11th Gen Core S-series Core i5, Core i7 and Core i9 ‘Rocket Lake’ desktop processors”

Intel 11th gen Core H-series mobile processors, Core vPro, Pentium Silver, Celeron processors and more announced at CES 2021

During its CES 2021 keynote event, Intel announced multiple new mobile processors that feature their 11th gen Core technologies. They introduced updated processors for their business customers with new Intel Core vPro CPUs; new Core-H series processors for gaming and new N-series Pentium Silver and Celeron processors that are targeted at education systems.

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Intel’s 11th Gen Core S-series ‘Rocket Lake’ desktop processors detailed — Ice Lake Core, Intel Xe Graphics

After teasers, Intel today detailed its upcoming 11th Gen Core S-series desktop processors (code-named “Rocket Lake-S”).  This will introduce a new Cypress Cove desktop architecture designed to transform hardware and software efficiency and increase performance​. It promises double-digit percentage IPC performance improvement compared to last gen and will offer enhanced Intel UHD graphics with Intel Xe Graphics architecture. Continue reading “Intel’s 11th Gen Core S-series ‘Rocket Lake’ desktop processors detailed — Ice Lake Core, Intel Xe Graphics”

SK hynix acquires Intel’s NAND memory and storage business for $9 billion

SK hynix, one of the world’s biggest manufacturer and supplier of NAND flash storage, is further expanding their business with the acquisition of Intel’s NAND memory and storage business. The agreement will cost SK hynix a total of $9 billion and is expected to close by March 2025.

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Intel 11th Gen Core i3, i5, i7 ‘Tiger Lake’ processors with up to 4.8GHz, up to Iris Xe graphics launched

Intel just announced its 11th Gen Intel Core ‘Tiger Lake’ processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics for thin-and-light laptops. It uses Intel’s new SuperFin process technology, optimize power efficiency with leading performance and responsiveness while running at significantly higher frequencies of up to 4.8GHz. Continue reading “Intel 11th Gen Core i3, i5, i7 ‘Tiger Lake’ processors with up to 4.8GHz, up to Iris Xe graphics launched”

Intel introduces Thunderbolt 4 universal USB Type-C connectivity solution with 40Gbps bandwidth

Intel just announced Thunderbolt 4, the next-generation Thunderbolt with USB4 specification. It still has USB-C connector offering 40Gbps speed, same as the Thunderbolt 3, but this will offer docks with up to four Thunderbolt ports and universal cables up to 2 meters in length. It has also doubled  minimum video and data requirements of Thunderbolt 3 and expanded end-to-end solution capabilities. Continue reading “Intel introduces Thunderbolt 4 universal USB Type-C connectivity solution with 40Gbps bandwidth”

3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors with built-in AI acceleration launched

Intel has announced the launch of its 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors along with multiple hardware and software AI products. These include the Intel Optane persistent memory 200 series, Intel SSD D7-P5500 and P5600, Intel Stratix 10 NX FPGAs, and software solutions as part of its Select Solutions portfolio.

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Intel Lakefield based Hybrid Core i3 and Core i5 CPUs announced for foldables and ultrathin laptops

Intel has announced the launch of new Core processors, code-named “Lakefield” with Hybrid CPUs. These processors leverage Intel’s Foveros 3D Packaging technology that enables the various IPs to be stacked in three dimension instead of two, reducing the package size and increasing power efficiency.

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Security flaw “Thunderspy” affecting thunderbolt devices discovered

A researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology has discovered 7 new vulnerabilities in Intel’s Thunderbolt technology that enables attackers to access a system’s data even if it is encrypted or if the device is locked. The security flaws have been acknowledged by Intel, who has already released patches via OS updates to prevent exploitation via this flaw.

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Intel acquires urban mobility app Moovit for $900 million

Intel’s Mobileye, automotive solutions partner, is getting a boost today as Intel announced their acquisition of Moovit, a mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) solutions company, for $900 million. Moovit will bring over its 800 million users and services in nearly 3,100 cities across 102 countries under Intel’s Mobileye now.

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Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake Core i3, i5 and i7 desktop processors with turbo speeds up to 5.3GHz announced

Intel has finally launched their 10th Gen Intel Core Comet Lake S-series processors for desktop, with its flagship Core i9-10900K processor that can turbo boost up to 5.3 GHz. These processors have many technologies like Intel Thermal Velocity Boost, Intel Hyperthreading Technology, Intel Ethernet Connection I225, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 and more.

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Intel introduces 10th Gen Mobile H-series processor for laptops with up to 5.3GHz speed

Last year, Intel introduced the 9th Gen Mobile H-series processor for laptops with up to 5GHz speed alongside the 9th Gen desktop processors. Following the launch of 10th Gen Ice Lake and Comet Lake processors, Intel has now announced the 10th Gen Mobile H-series processor based on the Comet Lake family for laptops and is an upgrade to the 9th Gen Mobile H-series processor.

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Intel announces Atom P5900 platform for 5G wireless base stations and more

Intel has launched a bunch of new products aimed at the deployment of 5G network infrastructure along with an update to its scalable data centre focussed processors. These include their new Atom P5900 processors, Ethernet 700 Series Network Adapter and Diamond Mesa ASIC for 5G network acceleration.

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Intel completes sale of smartphone modem business to Apple valued at $1 billion

Intel has announced that it has completed the sale of the majority of its smartphone modem business to Apple. This transaction, valued at $1 billion, was announced back in July, and Intel already said that approximately 2,200 Intel employees will join Apple, along with intellectual property, equipment and leases. Continue reading “Intel completes sale of smartphone modem business to Apple valued at $1 billion”