15 Feb 2022

Intel to buy Tower Semiconductor for $5.4 billion

Intel has agreed to buy Tower Semiconductor for $5.4 billion, the company announced Tuesday, as it seeks to meet rampant demand for computer chips. Intel shares were up more than 1% early trading. Tower Semiconductor rose more than 40%. The deal will give Intel a stronger foothold in specialty technologies in which

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14 Feb 2022

Intel says its new crypto chip is designed to be energy-efficient

Intel is investing in blockchain technology with a new chip designed to mine cryptocurrency (via Reuters). The company is focusing on sustainability, and plans on “developing the most energy-efficient computing technologies at scale.” Intel’s first crypto-focused chip, which it calls a “blockchain accelerator” is set to ship later this year. Two

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28 Oct 2021

October 2021 OODA Network Member Meeting: Generating insights into a VUCA world

Are we living in a super-VUCA world (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous). To help members optimize opportunities and reduce risk in this VUCA world, OODA hosts a monthly video call to discuss items of common interest to our membership. These highly collaborative sessions are always a great way for our members to meet and interact with each other while talking about topics like global risks, emerging technologies, cybersecurity, and current or future events impacting their organizations. We also use these sessions to help better focus our research and reporting on member needs.

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28 Sep 2021

From Semiconductor Supply Chains to Dirty Bombs: Summary of the September 2021 OODA Network Member Meeting

The September monthly meeting covered a range of issues, from planning for an upcoming OODA Network wargame exercise to a recent cyber vulnerability and mitigation, future research on CISA and critical infrastructure, and recent events in France surrounding the discovery of IEDs with uranium traces.

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12 Jul 2018

China probably knew about Spectre and Meltdown bugs before the U.S.

A Senate Commerce Committee hearing recently detailed a troubling reality of the information sharing “supply chain” in hardware and software vulnerabilities: the Chinese government is better positioned than the U.S. to hear about flaws and vulnerabilities. The hearing described how chipmakers working to repair the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities in

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