Intel Stories August 2

Future Macs will benefit from Thunderbolt 5 bandwidth of 80Gbps, according to a photo accidentally tweeted by an Intel exec.

This isn’t a complete surprise – Intel’s director of I/O said back in March that the company was expecting to roughly double the 40Gbps speed of Thunderbolt 4 – but this has seemingly now been confirmed …

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Intel Stories July 28

TSMC 2nm production is likely to begin sometime in 2023, after the company got the green light for its most advanced chipmaking process yet.

The news comes just one day after Intel said it believed it could catch, and overtake, TSMC’s chipmaking capabilities within four years…

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Intel Stories July 27

Qualcomm said earlier this month that it thinks it can beat Apple Silicon, and now Intel has made the same claim – thanks to a combination of new technology and rebranding.

Intel said that it expects to take the lead by 2025 …

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Intel Stories May 31

The one-sided Intel versus Apple battle has seen the chipmaker raging ever since Apple announced the switch from Intel Macs to Apple Silicon ones. Intel’s latest attack on Macs, however, is something of an own goal.

Attempting to show the superiority of Windows PCs over Macs, the chipmaker makes a comparison with an Intel-powered Mac …

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Intel Stories April 7

Intel shows off MacBook Pro in an ad for a processor Apple doesn’t use

Intel has been throwing a lot of shade at Apple since the company started the shift to its Apple Silicon chips with the first M1 Macs last fall. The most recent series of its “Go PC” ads even feature former “I’m a Mac” star Justin Long mocking the new M1 Macs. In an ironic move, Intel is now using the MacBook Pro in a new ad to promote “The world’s best processor on a thin and light laptop” that’s not found in any of Apple’s notebooks.

Intel Stories March 24

During its quarterly earnings call yesterday, Intel revealed new ways it hopes to win back Apple’s business, including with major investments in chip production. Now, in an interview with Yahoo! Finance, new Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger has elaborated on how Intel hopes to work with Apple going forward.

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Intel Stories March 23

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger today announced some important news for investors. The company is adopting a new business strategy called IDM 2.0, which includes a $20 billion investment in new facilities in Arizona, launching Intel’s 7-nanometer processors for computers, and also opening up its production capacity to build custom chips for other companies.

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Intel Stories March 18

Intel is continuing its desperate campaign against Apple Silicon. After recruiting former “I’m a Mac” star Justin Long for a series of video advertisements, Intel has now launched a dedicated website comparing Apple’s M1 chip vs. Intel. Unsurprisingly, the claims being made by Intel are a bit misleading…

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Intel Stories March 17

Intel has launched a series of new ads that feature Justin Long, the former “I’m a Mac” star from Apple’s popular ad campaign between 2006-2009. In a flip of Apple’s Mac vs. PC ads, Intel shows Long checking out various PCs and features powered by Intel with the punch lines being what Apple’s new M1 Macs can’t do.

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Intel Stories February 11

Intel has had a strong partnership with Apple since 2005, and although Apple now has Mac computers with its own chips, there are still some Macs being shipped with Intel processors. However, as the M1 chip has been praised for its performance and efficiency, Intel is now mocking Apple in a new campaign that highlights things users can’t do on a M1 Mac.

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US chipmakers sent a letter to President Biden this morning with an urgent request to make a serious investment for semiconductor manufacturing a part of his economic recovery plan. Intel and Qualcomm along with others made the case for the government to incentivize chip production in the US.

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Intel Stories January 15

Intel announced this week that Bob Swan would be stepping down as CEO, with Pat Gelsinger taking the helm starting in February. Ahead of his formal start as CEO next month, Gelsinger is already calling on Intel to step up its efforts to compete with Apple, or what he refers to as “a lifestyle company in Cupertino.”

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Intel Stories January 13

A new report says that Apple A-series chipmaker TSMC is already making chips for Intel, following earlier speculation that this was in the cards.

TSMC has a dramatic technological lead over Intel when it comes to chip fabrication, demonstrated in the 5nm A14 chips the company makes for Apple …

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Intel Stories January 12

Intel made an appearance at CES this year and brought a preview of its next substantial chip release, the 12th-generation Alder Lake. The company didn’t go into many details on the upcoming chips, but it did give us a taste of what to expect.

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Intel Stories January 8

As Intel plays catch up in the chip production industry, a new report from Bloomberg today indicates that Intel has talked with TSMC and Samsung about outsourcing some production. This comes as Apple transitions away from Intel in the Mac lineup, opting for its own Apple Silicon chips — produced by TSMC — instead.

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Intel Stories January 6

Intel introduces ‘RealSense ID’ as an alternative to Face ID for smart devices

Intel today announced a new solution called RealSense ID, which is a technology that combines depth sensors with artificial intelligence for facial authentication. If the description sounds like what Face ID does, that’s because it is.

Intel Stories December 31, 2020

An Intel investor with a billion dollar stake in the chipmaker says that it needs to make drastic changes to address its changed fortunes – including attempting to win back Apple as a client.

Intel stock had fallen 21% over the course of 2020 before the 10-figure investment by hedge fund Third Point, which is pushing for fundamental change in the company …

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Intel Stories November 12, 2020

As Apple begins the two-year journey to dumping Intel processors via the M1 processor, a new report suggests that some future Intel CPUs might be made by Apple chipmaker TSMC.

More precisely, it raises the possibility that Intel might ask, but the Taiwanese chipmaker might say no …

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Intel Stories September 2, 2020

We’re closer than ever to the release of Apple’s first Mac powered by Apple Silicon processors. Amid that transition, Intel has unveiled its new 11th generation Tiger Lake CPUs, touting them as the “best processor for thin and light laptops.”

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Intel Stories July 13, 2020

Apple’s former head of Mac development, Jean-Louis Gassée, has said that Apple’s decision to switch to ARM processors for Macs will make it inevitable that higher-end Windows PCs will have to do the same.

This will in turn force Intel to start making their own ARM CPUs for use in Windows machines, he argues…

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Intel Stories July 8, 2020

There was much confusion earlier in the year when Intel first touted Thunderbolt 4 as the successor to Thunderbolt 3, implying that it would be faster. It quickly transpired that this is not the case: the new standard will offer exactly the same 40Gb/s maximum speed as Thunderbolt 3.

But Intel today released the full specs, and the company says that while it isn’t faster, it does have better specs in several ways …

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Intel Stories June 24, 2020

Apple announced this week its plans to switch from Intel processors to ARM chips on the Mac, which the company calls “Apple Silicon Mac.” That comes as no surprise since the Mac ARM project was rumored a long time ago, but one of the main reasons for this transition would have been the recent problems with Intel.

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Intel Stories June 10, 2020

A report yesterday indicated that Apple has plans to unveil a redesigned iMac at WWDC on June 22. Ahead of that announcement, availability of the 27-inch iMac is drying up from Apple’s Online Store.

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Intel Stories January 7, 2020

The successor to Thunderbolt 3, aptly named Thunderbolt 4, will arrive alongside new Tiger Lake mobile processors, said Intel during its CES 2020 keynote. The CPU-integrated Thunderbolt 4 will make its debut in a yet-to-be-named thin and light hardware release later this year. expand full story

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