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Intel: Messy quarter ahead, PC worries abound

Intel will report its first quarter results and they are expected to be messy on many fronts. The company had Sandy Bridge chipset woes, closed two acquisitions and is facing a slowdown in PC sales.

April 18, 2011

Intel Oak Trail tablets to debut in May

Intel has confirmed that the first tablets to use its new Oak Trail platform will be introduced in May.The Oak Trail platform is comprised of a single-core Atom CPU designed for netbooks and tablets, supported by the Whitney Point chipset.

April 6, 2011 by

Report: MacBook Air to move to Sandy Bridge chipset

Online reports suggest that Apple will be moving the MacBook Air to the recently launched Intel Sandy Bridge chipset in June.The shift will be part of a summer refresh for the line-up that is essentially using the same processor — in this case, an Intel Core 2 Duo — as when the MacBook Air was announced in January 2008, ZDNet UK sister-site CNET News said in a report citing sources "familiar with Apple's plans".

February 11, 2011 by

Intel: Sandy Bridge repairs ahead of schedule

The delay of new PCs using Intel's second-generation Core processors may not be as long as initially thought. Intel said some customers will use original 6 Series chipset anyway while production of the updated Sandy Bridge chipset is going better than expected.

February 8, 2011 by

Intel's fixed chipsets to ship as early as next week

A week after Intel announced a design flaw in a support chipset used in its second-generation Intel Core processor, widely known as Sandy Bridge, the company said today that it would resume shipments for use in PCs that are not impacted by the flaw.Meanwhile, the company said it expects to begin shipping a new version of the chip in mid-February, which could presumably be as early as next week.

February 7, 2011 by

Intel outs design flaw in Sandy Bridge

If you just purchased a system powered by Intel's Core i5 or i7 chipset, get ready for a return or repair. Intel has a chipset issue that affects the launch of Sandy Bridge.

January 31, 2011

Sandy Bridge chipset flaw to cost Intel $1 billion

Intel has discovered a flaw in its 6-series chipset that goes with the new Sandy Bridge processors which has caused the chip giant to halt chipset production until the flaw can be fixed.

January 31, 2011

Need for speed: AMD touts carbon-shrinking potential of new chip

Talk about great (unexpected) timing for a marketing campaign. As Intel grapples with a chipset design flaw, arch-rival Advanced Micro Devices is touting the ability of its new AMD E-350 Accelerated Processsing Unit (APU) technology to generate a serious reduction in carbon footprint impact compared with previous generations of its technology.

January 31, 2011 by

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