Qualcomm claims Apple shared its trade secrets with Intel in new lawsuit

Qualcomm claims Apple shared its trade secrets with Intel in new lawsuit

  The ongoing, worldwidelegalwar between Qualcomm and Apple definitely isn’t stopping anytime soon. Today the chip producer has filed a new lawsuit against the iPhone maker, and this one could be quite bad for Apple if Qualcomm’s allegations are proved truthful. Qualcomm says Apple “exercised its commercial leverage” to demand “unprecedented access” to its “very valuable and highly confidential software, including source code”. We’re talking modem firmware, by the way – Apple has been buying mobile data modems from Qualcomm for years. With the iPhone 7, however, the company has also started to use Intel modems for some batches. Apple iPhone X…

The Intel Optane SSD 900P 280GB Review

The Intel Optane SSD 900P 280GB Review

 Whenever Intel develops a new generation of SSDs based entirely on in-house technology, the result is usually a product that turns heads. Several times, Intel has set a new standard for SSD performance, starting with its original X25-M. Their most recent shake-up of the consumer SSD market was the Intel SSD 750, the first consumer NVMe SSD. Such significant releases

Intel Announces Q2 FY 2017 Earnings: Record Quarter

Intel Announces Q2 FY 2017 Earnings: Record Quarter

This afternoon, Intel announced their second quarter results for fiscal year 2017, and continuing a trend, they have once again set a record for the current quarter. Intel recorded $14.8 billion in revenue this quarter, up 9% from a year ago. Operating income, which was down dramatically a year ago due to restructuring charges, has rebounded to $3.8 billion for the quarter,

Huge success of Ryzen CPUs puts AMD back in the game against Intel

Huge success of Ryzen CPUs puts AMD back in the game against Intel

We finally have a good measure of exactly how Ryzen processors have boosted AMD’s share of the desktop CPU market, and the new hardware has made quite an impression by snaffling over 10% of processor territory back from Intel. The latest figures from PassMark for the second quarter of this year show that AMD has gained 10.4%, moving up from a market share of 20.6% the previous quarter, to reach 31% – with Intel dropping to 69%

Intel Announces Q1 2017 Financial Results: Record Quarter

Intel Announces Q1 2017 Financial Results: Record Quarter

Today Intel announced their earnings for Q1 of their 2017 fiscal year, and the results were good. Intel delivered record revenue for the quarter, of $14.8 billion, up from $13.7 billion a year ago. Intel is a company that loves their margins, and they were once again over 60% for the quarter, coming in at 61.8%, which is 2.5 percentage points higher year-over-year. Operating

Intel Launches Kaby-Lake based Xeons: The E3-1200 v6 Family

Intel Launches Kaby-Lake based Xeons: The E3-1200 v6 Family

For the several generations previous, it has become customary for the Xeon equivalents of consumer processors to hit the market several months later. We saw the launch of Kaby Lake on the consumer desktop in January, with quad-core parts up to 4.0 GHz coming to retail. The Xeon E3 launch will be in the similar vein to previous years, designed for entry-level workstations,

Intel Announces Cyclone 10 FPGAs for IoT Devices

Intel Announces Cyclone 10 FPGAs for IoT Devices

Intel this week has announced its new portfolio of FPGAs designed for small form-factor and/or low-power Internet-of-Things devices, specifically in the fields of automotive, industrial, audio/visual and vision applications. The Cyclone 10 GX and Cyclone 10 LP FPGAs formally belong to a single family of products, but both have different capabilities and were developed

Intel Core i5-7600K (91W) Review: The More Amenable Mainstream Performer

Intel Core i5-7600K (91W) Review: The More Amenable Mainstream Performer

The Core i5-7600K, launched today, is the other unlocked processor from Intel’s 7th Generation line of Kaby Lake Processors. Kaby Lake is Intel’s third set of processors at 14nm, using the new 14+ process variant, which aims to give processors with a better frequency / voltage curve that translates into more performance, better efficiency, and the potential to push the silicon

Intel SSD 600p (512GB) Review

Intel SSD 600p (512GB) Review

Intel’s SSD 600p was the first PCIe SSD using TLC NAND to hit the consumer market. It is Intel’s first consumer SSD with 3D NAND and it is by far the most affordable NVMe SSD: current pricing is on par with mid-range SATA SSDs. While most other consumer PCIe SSDs have been enthusiast-oriented products aiming to deliver the highest performance possible, the Intel

Intel vs AMD: which chipmaker does processors better?

Intel vs AMD: which chipmaker does processors better?

Building – or simply buying – a PC isn’t an easy task. With a seemingly endless list of components to consider, there is evidently a lot standing in the way between you and powering on that hardy rig for the first time. Among these necessities is the CPU, the central processing unit, or just the processor for short. The processor is an integral part of your computer, so much so that it’s often referred to as the brains

Intel SSD 540s (480GB) Review

Intel SSD 540s (480GB) Review

Every few years, Intel releases a new SSD controller that raises the bar for the whole industry. In between those shake-ups, the competition catches up and surpasses Intel. This pattern is especially pronounced in the consumer SSD market where Intel’s mostly enterprise-focused chips cannot keep pace with the constant price cuts. During those interim years Intel turns to third-party

Intel Compute Stick (Core m3-6Y30) Review

Intel Compute Stick (Core m3-6Y30) Review

Small and power-efficient computers in the form of NUCs and Compute Sticks have emerged as bright spots in the PC market over the last few years. The Compute Stick form factor is the x86 version of the popular ARM-based HDMI sticks. The first-generation x86 Compute Stick came from Intel and used a Bay Trail-T SoC. At the 2016 CES, Intel introduced a Cherry Trail version, as well as

Intel vs AMD: which chipmaker does processors better?

Intel vs AMD: which chipmaker does processors better?

Introduction Building – or simply buying – a PC isn’t an easy task. With a seemingly endless list of components to consider, there is evidently a lot standing in the way between you and powering on that hardy rig for the first time. Among these necessities is the CPU, the central processing unit, or just the processor for short. The processor is an integral part of your computer,