25 Oct 2021

Brain-inspired, Light-enabled, Circuit-fueled: Neuromorphic Computing Innovation, Intel’s Chip Platform and Open-Source Developer Ecosystem

Innovation in “semiconductor computational capability, resources and size, weight, and power consumption (SWaP)” is the centerpiece of the five-year, $1.5 billion DARPA Electronics Resurgence Initiative and the $52 billion 2021 CHIPS Act.

Computing architectures drawing inspiration from biological neural systems have been considered for decades. Here is the latest on neuromorphic computing and how the technology fits into the innovation economy.

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21 Oct 2021

Microsoft, Intel and Goldman Sachs Team Up For New Supply Chain Security Initiative

Microsoft is working with Intel and Goldman Sachs to advocate for hardware security improvements that could be beneficial in mitigating supply chain risks. The companies have teamed up under the non-profit Trusted Computing Group (TCG), composing a new Supply Chain Security workgroup that aims to incorporate the expertise of individuals

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23 Jul 2021

Intel CEO Says Chip Shortage Could Stretch Into 2023

Intel CEO, Pat Gelsinger, says the semiconductor shortage could stretch into 2023, as chip supply disruptions are hitting companies and consumers globally. The shortage has caused rising prices for some consumer gadgets and harmed the auto industry immensely with production delays. Volkswagen warned the global shortage could worsen in the

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31 Mar 2021

Intel Sued Under Wiretapping Laws for Tracking User Activity on its Website

A class-action suit in Lake County, Florida, alleges that Intel unlawfully intercepted communications without user consent. The claim is backed by the usage of analytics technology on Intel’s company website. Intel capitalizes on session-replay software to capture the interactions of people visiting the corporate homepage, a violation of user rights.

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25 Jan 2021

Intel Confirms Unauthorized Access of Earnings-Related Data

Intel announced on Friday that the company’s stock dropped by as much as 9% on Friday due to reports that the chipmaker was forced to release Q4 2020 earnings early due to a cyberattack. According to the company, a third-party user accessed information related to earnings from the company. The

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11 Dec 2020

Intel, Nvidia Face Questions from Lawmakers on Sale of Supercomputing Chips to China

Nvidia and Intel both manufacture and sell advanced computer chips and are now facing heat from lawmakers on their usage by the Chinese government and security forces. The chips are reportedly being used to power a supercomputer that allows China to host and conduct its mass surveillance system. The system

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10 Aug 2020

Hackers Dump 20GB of Intel’s Confidential Data Online

Intel Corp., which specializes in chipmaking, has been the victim of an intellectual property leak stemming from its partner and customer resource center. The organization experienced a data breach earlier this year, however, more than 20 gigabytes of source code and proprietary data belonging to the company were recently leaked

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12 Jun 2020

Researchers Expose a New Vulnerability in Intel’s CPUs

Researchers have discovered a new vulnerability in Intel’s CPUs, as the devices are continuously targeted by an unending series of attacks. Multiple campaigns over the past two years have made it possible for sophisticated attackers to steal passwords, encryption keys, and other relevant information from the CPUs. On Tuesday, two

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21 May 2020

Intel/MobilEye Promises Self-Driving Robotaxi Service In 2022, While Others Back Off

Earlier this week, MobilEye announced that they intend to offer a robotaxi service without safety drivers by early 2022. The statement was made at the EcoMotion self-driving conference that was held virtually from Israel. The company, which is now a unit of Intel INTC, plans to begin self-driving car operations

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18 May 2020

Microsoft Confirms Serious New Security Problem For Windows 10 Users

Microsoft has confirmed a newly reported security vulnerability called “Thunderspy” that lies within a vulnerability in its THunderbolt ports. The vulnerability enables an attacker with physical PC access to adjust or change the port’s controller firmware, effectively disabling its security and presenting huge risks for the victim. Last week, consumers

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