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Facebook Said to Form Team to Design Its Own Chips

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook to join other tech giants making effort to develop chips In 2010, Apple started shipping its own chips Google has developed its own artificial intelligence chip as well Facebook is building a team to design its own semiconductors, adding to a trend among technology companies to supply themselves and lower their dependence on chipmakers such as Intel Corp. and Qualcomm, according… Read More »

Intel Says Updated Chips Coming to Protect Against Meltdown, Spectre

Intel told investors Thursday that the company is working “around the clock” to tackle the security issues stemming from the Spectre and Meltdown flaws and that it will release updated chips later this year to provide a more long-term solution. The update was offered during the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call, the first since the vulnerabilities were made public. The flaws could allow hackers… Read More »

Apple MacBook Lineup to Be Refreshed With New Intel Chips at WWDC: Report

Apple Inc. plans to announce an update to its laptop lineup at an annual conference for app developers in early June, a move that could help offset new competition from Microsoft Corp. as well as declining iPad sales. Apple is planning three new laptops, according to people familiar with the matter. The MacBook Pro will get a faster… Read More »

Intel may make chips specially for mixed reality headsets

Intel believes untethered headsets could be a new class of PCs in the future, and the company may develop chips dedicated to those devices. The chipmaker previewed its virtual and augmented reality plans last month with Project Alloy, a Microsoft HoloLens-type headset that can mix images from real and virtual worlds. Project Alloy will be available for PC… Read More »