Tag: Intel

Apple Executive Johny Srouji May be a Candidate to Become Intel’s New CEO

Intel is currently looking for a new Chief Executive Officer. The company is eyeballing several different potentials, and an Apple executive may be on the list. According to a report this week from Axios, Apple’s current Senior Vice President of Hardware Technologies, Johny Srouji, is potentially high on the list of potential candidates for the […]

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Apple Wanted to Use Qualcomm Chips in 2018 iPhones but Qualcomm Wouldn’t Sell

By now it’s old news that the iPhone XS lineup and the iPhone XR use Intel chips under the hood, rather than a mix of Intel and Qualcomm. And while some have speculated that Apple had always wanted to use Intel-only for that particular year of iPhones, it turns out that’s not the case at […]

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Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang unplugged — The blockchain bubble and car autopilots

Sitting in a press Q&A with Jensen Huang, the CEO of Nvidia, is like listening to a comedy routine. I appreciate that because so few tech CEOs are willing to engage in a dialogue and crack jokes with the media. Huang’s sessions are unique because he’s one of those billionaires who doesn’t muzzle himself in […]

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Apple Demanded $1 Billion from Qualcomm for Exclusive Rights to Supply iPhone Modem

The Qualcomm vs. Apple battle has revealed some interesting tidbits about the business practices of both companies. Qualcomm paid Apple $1 billion as an “incentive payment” in 2011 as a part of a 3-year agreement to exclusively supply modem for iPhones.  Qualcomm’s CEO Steve Mollenkopf revealed this incentive payment detail during his testimony on Friday. […]

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Apple considered Samsung and MediaTek for 5G modems in 2019 iPhones

(Reuters) — Apple held talks with Samsung Electronics and MediaTek along with existing vendor Intel to supply 5G modem chips for 2019 iPhones, according to an Apple executive’s testimony at a trial between Qualcomm and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Friday. Between 2011 and 2016, Apple relied on San Diego-based Qualcomm as the sole […]

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Arm CEO interview: Little low-power processors and big powerful dreams

Arm is in good shape. It has a couple of more thousand engineers since SoftBank acquired it for $31 billion in September 2016, bringing its total workforce to more than 6,000. The Cambridge, England-based company designs processors that are energy efficient, and the world’s $450 billion semiconductor market has moved in this direction. SoftBank estimates that […]

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Apple Considered Using 5G Modems From Samsung, MediaTek, and Intel for 2019 iPhones

Word on the street is that Apple isn’t rushing to adopt 5G technology in its iPhone lineup this year, but it appears that the company at least considered it. According to a report from Reuters, based on testimony provided by Apple supply chain executive Tony Blevins during the ongoing trial between the Federal Trade Commission […]

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Mobileye plans to deploy fully autonomous cars in 4 years

Watch out, Waymo — Mobileye has its sights set on you. The Tel Aviv developer of autonomous car systems, which Intel paid $15.3 billion to acquire in March 2017, had an eventful few days at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. During a presentation headlined by cofounder and CEO Amnon Shashua, Mobileye announced that two Chinese […]

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Qualcomm and Intel have 5G devices at CES 2019, but Huawei’s are MIA

Chipmakers and carriers spent most of 2018 talking about their 5G plans for this year, but when it came time to actually show up at the 2019 CES with 5G devices, the differences between companies couldn’t have been starker. Only one major U.S. carrier, AT&T, has yet to hold its press conference, while everyone else has […]

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Mobileye proposes automatic preventative braking to eliminate ‘nearly all’ rear-end collisions

Intel’s Mobileye announced plenty at its 2019 Consumer Electronics Show keynote in Las Vegas this afternoon, including a partnership with Valeo, a plan to supply a pair of China-based companies with tools to achieve truly driverless public transportation, and a mapping project underway with Great Britain’s Ordnance Survey. But one thing that slipped through the cracks […]

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Long-awaited Qualcomm antitrust trial begins, probing key cellular patent practices

(Reuters) — The U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust case accusing Qualcomm of abusing a monopoly on mobile chip technology is expected to head to the courtroom on Friday for a trial whose outcome could have a major impact on the smartphone industry. If the government prevails in the non-jury trial before U.S. District Judge Lucy […]

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TrailGuard uses machine learning to curb African elephant poaching

Elephants could be extinct by the end of the next decade. Soberingly, an estimated 100 African forest elephants are killed each day by poachers seeking ivory, meat, and body parts; the world’s population drops by one animal every 15 minutes. At the current rate, within the next 10 years, the remaining 100,000 elephants alive today […]

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Elite: Dangerous is bigger and more mysterious than it’s ever been

Presented by Intel Few embrace the games-as-service model as well as Elite: Dangerous. Four years after launching the multiplayer space sim, Frontier Developments is still hard at work on making free and substantial updates, giving players new reasons to come back to its carefully crafted universe again and again. Elite: Dangerous (available on PC, PlayStation […]

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Apple 2018 year in review: 7 high and low moments worth remembering

Having followed Apple for decades and covered it professionally for 15 years, I’ve seen and written my fair share of looks back at the company’s annual performance. From a 30,000-foot perspective, these stories tend to be broadly similar even though the specifics vary a little from year to year: Apple ignores or defies critics, releases […]

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Ring of Elysium: How Tencent built a different kind of battle royale

Presented by Intel It seems foolish for any developer to compete with battle royale giants Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. But the rising popularity of Ring of Elysium proves that the crowded genre still has some room for new challengers. Out for free on PC via Steam Early Access, Ring of Elysium takes place on the […]

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Skeptics be damned, these early 5G devices are worth watching in 2019

Back in January, a CES panel of cellular insiders correctly predicted that 2018 would be remembered as the “road to 5G” — a year of laying the foundation for ultra-fast fifth-generation cellular devices to launch in early 2019. Hundreds of 5G announcements have followed since then, some more significant than others, and a few companies have […]

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Microsoft researchers beat Tencent and Intel in autonomous greenhouse competition

Members of Microsoft Research, together with students from Dutch and Danish universities, have won a cucumber-growing competition held in autonomous greenhouses at Wageningen University and Research in Holland. Team Sonoma, as it’s known, beat out competitors from Tencent, Intel, and human horticulture experts and was the only team to grow more than 50 kilograms of […]

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Intel and ESL partner to invest $100 million in esports

Intel and ESL announced today that they have extended their partnership, which will result in $100 million invested in esports initiatives through 2021. The two companies have been working together on gaming competitions for 18 years, which they call the longest partnership in esports. The $100 million will go to developing technology and creating new […]

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MediaTek reveals AI-powered Helio P90 chip and slates 5G chip for MWC

MediaTek may not have the name recognition of larger chipmakers, such as Qualcomm, Intel, Samsung, and Huawei, but its chips are found in nearly a third of mobile phones — largely low- to mid-range Android devices sold in Asia. Today, the company announced an AI-powered 4G smartphone system-on-chip (SoC) called Helio P90 and said it […]

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