Tag Archive: Intel


Google hires former Intel exec as VP of Diversity

Google has a new VP of Diversity.

Danielle Mastrangel Brown, a former VP and Chief of Diversity & Inclusion at Intel, will begin at Google on July. Brown had been with Intel for 8 years, and leaves them with a workforce that is almost a quarter female. We can only hope she has the same luck with Google.

Google’s pledged to improve its diversity time and time again over the last three years, but in their  [Read More…]

Intel and Samsung lend support to FTC’s lawsuit against Qualcomm

Qualcomm is facing litigation on several fronts.

Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission leveled a lawsuit against Qualcomm for resorting to anti-competitive tactics to maintain its position in the semiconductor segment. According to the lawsuit, Qualcomm imposed “onerous and anti-competitive supply and licensing terms on cell phone manufacturers” in a bid to weaken competition. Qualcomm has since filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, but Intel and Samsung — Qualcomm’s main rivals in the semiconductor category — are  [Read More…]

Smaller Android Wear smartwatches are coming soon, says Intel VP

In an interview, Intel’s Jerry Bautista chats modular smartphones, why you’d want a Tag Heuer Connected Modular, and whether we’ll see more smartwatches under 45mm.

The Tag Heuer Connected Modular smartwatch is not for us plebeians. Its existence is intended for the true watch collectors who see time-keeping as its own bonafide art form. And can you blame them? Watches are mechanical works of art. As a little girl, I used to admire the edges of the  [Read More…]

Tag Heuer and Intel made a super expensive Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch

As was anticipated, iconic Swiss watch maker Tag Heuer unveiled its first Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch in partnership with Intel. If you have money to spend then you’re probably going to love Tag Heuer’s new Connected Modular 45 intelligent timepiece which comes with a 1.39-inch AMOLED touchscreen display. The wrist bound wearable rocks a titanium […]

Intel teams up with India’s Micromax to pre-install McAfee’s security app

McAfee Mobile Assistant is coming to tens of millions of Micromax phones.

At an event in New Delhi, India’s largest handset maker Micromax announced that it would pre-install the Intel-owned McAfee Mobile Assistant on all of its future phones. All handsets sold after April 2017 will have the security app pre-installed, and Micromax will deliver an OTA update to bring the app to older devices. Intel has already partnered with Lenovo in India to offer its security app, and  [Read More…]

Intel all set to build 10nm ARM SoCs, starting with LG

Intel is finally starting to flex its fab muscle.

Intel has failed to make a mark in the mobile SoC market with its Atom lineup of processors, but the chip vendor has announced plans to manufacture ARM-based designs on its 10nm FinFET manufacturing process. Intel also said that it will partner with LG to fabricate a “world-class mobile platform” based on the 10nm node.

The deal will see Intel leverage ARM’s Artisan physical IP and  [Read More…]

Intel is getting out of the smartphone market with cancellation of SoFIA and Broxton chips

Intel has confirmed that it has canceled plans to release its SoFIA and Broxton chips that were being made primarily for smartphones. This means that Intel currently has no chips that will be used in future smartphones.

Intel’s shift away from the smartphone market was first announced by analyst Patrick Moorhead, via Forbes, and later confirmed by Intel itself in a statement from a spokesperson to AnandTech:

I can confirm that the changes included canceling the  [Read More…]

Intel to lay off 12,000 employees in major restructuring effort

Confirming previous rumors, Intel has announced a major restructuring that will result in 12,000 of its employees being laid off by mid-2017. That will represent about 11% of the company’s workforce.

The chip company says the move is part of its plans to “accelerate its evolution from a PC company to one that powers the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices.” Intel says:

The data center and Internet of Things (IoT) businesses are Intel’s  [Read More…]

Head of mobile chips said to be to leaving Intel

Aicha Evans talked of company’s struggles in the mobile market in February.

Aicha Evans may be leaving Intel, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing unnamed sources. The move may be part of a larger management change, WSJ said. Bloomberg also reported Friday that Evans had submitted her resignation.

Evans had been with Intel for more than 10 years but was still in the early stages as head of the Communication and Devices Group, part of  [Read More…]

Why aren’t more manufacturers using Intel in their Android phones?

Is Intel ready to take on Qualcomm for mobile processor dominance?

Two years ago, seeing the Intel Inside branding on a smartphone would have made a lot of people laugh. Qualcomm owned the mobile world, and Intel wasn’t ready to compete. This past year, we saw something very different. Qualcomm stumbled with the Snapdragon 810 in a mostly-pointless rush to support 64-bit architectures, and the handful of phones we saw Intel processors in seemed to close  [Read More…]