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If you’re thinking about buying that new MacBook Pro you’ve had your eye on for months this weekend, put down your wallet and read further. According to Gizmodo.com, if you can just wait for a few more months, you will score a much more efficient rig to surf the Internet.
A new chip courtesy of Intel, called Haswell, will improve most any Mac or PC on the market. The line of laptops that are lucky enough to be equipped with Haswell will boast more battery power. We’re talking about 24 hours of electric fuel to power your laptop, or ten days of standby power, without having to find your battery pack in the middle of writing your final term paper. Also, this extension on battery life won’t denigrate the functions of your laptop, but rather provide a speedier and more formidable machine.
The graphics of these Haswell-installed laptops will also display Iris graphics. For all you gamers out there you will be able to play FarCry 3 without having to buy a separate graphics card. Plus, these laptops will be thinner and have touchscreens, competing with some of the most fashionable tablets out there today.
New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo has made it known that the International Business Machines Corp. and Intel Corp. plan to invest $4.4 billion over a course of five years in order to create a hub for the next-generation computer chip technology.
After the official announcement, the New York Stock Exchange reported that IBM shares rose to $4.84 (2.8%) to $179.35. Prior to the announcement, the shares were up by 19% this year. At the NASDAQ Stock Market, Santa Clara based, Intel rose 60 cents (2.7%) to $22.84 in trading.
IBM is believed to be contributing $3.6 billion to develop computer chips using 22-nanometer and 14-nanometer process technology. In layman’s terms, a nanometer is one billionth of a meter and measures the size of transistors in a chip. The lower numbers are thought to be an indicator of a more advanced technology.
On the other side of the financial equation are Intel Corp., IBM, Globalfoundries Inc., Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., and Samsung Electronics Co., which will focus on transforming a 300-millimeter water technology into 450-millimeter technology, with the end result of producing twice the amount of chips.
During a press conference in Albany, senior vice president and director of research at Armonk, John Kelly stated this recent conglomeration is about the “computing systems IBM and others will construct using advanced technologies.” He continued, “This will create computers that will help doctors diagnose advanced disease.”
To prepare New York with the abilities for taking on such a monumental project, the state plans to invest $400 million into the State University of New York College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. The university is located in Albany, a city in the northern part of the state.
Although, the $4.4 billion investment is a substantial amount of change given today’s economy, this project is believed to have created an estimated 6,900 jobs in the state, with 2,500 in the technology sector.
“This unprecedented investment in New York’s economy will create thousands of jobs and make the state the epicenter for the next generation of computer chip technology,” Cuomo said in a recent statement. Money will also be invested into the research and development facilities located in Canandaigua, Utica, Yorktown Heights and Fishkill.
Cynthia Wright is an avid lover of all things geeky. When she isn’t freelancing, she can be found on her blog BGA Life and on Twitter at @cynisright.
by R. Asmerom
Intel announced that Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am will become a creative director and consult on design and development of smartphones, tablets, and laptops. “It’s imperative that Intel and our innovations are kept in front of the global youth culture that embraces new devices and new forms of communication and entertainment,”said Deborah Conrad, Intel’s head of marketing.
The selection is not too surprising. The Grammy-award winning music producer and rapper has maintained a presence at tech shows, along with fellow hip hop artist Chamillionaire, and this move on the part of Intel further integrates Hollywood in Silicon Valley. Few celebrities are so publicly involved with the goings on in the Valley (Ashton Kutcher is certainly the most popular example) and will.i.am will definitely help Intel’s quest in publicizing the company’s venture.
Although Intel continues to dominate as the world’s largest chipmaker, helping to power 80 percent of personal computers, it has yet to leverage that dominance in the growing market of new tech gadgets like smartphones and tablet computers. will.i.am will help to add a cool factor to the company’s new products – something which is monopolized by Apple at the moment.
Intel’s chips run more than 80 percent of the world’s personal computers. The company is trying to parlay that dominance into a foothold in the faster-growing markets for smartphones and tablet computers.
(New York Times) – The Federal Trade Commission and Intel announced on Wednesday that they have agreed to settle charges of anticompetitive behavior that the agency claimed stifled competition in the market for computer processing and graphics chips. The settlement prohibits Intel from the practice of paying customers to buy its computer chips exclusively or to refuse to buy chips from other manufacturers. It also prohibits Intel from redesigning its chips purely to harm a competitor. Intel also agreed not to retaliate against computer makers if they do business with non-Intel suppliers.
(TG Daily) — Microsoft, Intel and Google have teamed up with ISPs and others to create a broadbandtechnical group advising on net neutrality and other issues. The Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (BITAG or TAG) will be headed by Dale Hatfield, adjunct professor of the University of Colorado at Boulder and a former FederalCommunications Commission (FCC) chief technologist. The group will provide advice and guidance on broadband network management practices for policy makers. The advice will be purely technical, though it will be aimed at minimizing policy disputes.
(TG Daily) — Computex 2010 – Intel has announced “ambitious” plans to increase its share in the ARM-dominated tablet market with an Atom-based SoC platform codenamed “Oak Trail.” According to Intel VP Mooly Eden, the new platform – which is optimized for “sleek” tablet and netbook designs – offers up to a 50 percent reduction in average power consumption compared to previous iterations of the Atom procesor.
(InformationWeek.com) — Intel and Google appear close to announcing a deal with Sony for Internet-enabled TVs at a Google developer conference later this week in San Francisco. The deal would help Sony to differentiate itself in a challenging and highly competitive marketplace for television sets. Last week, Sony reported pricing pressure on its Bravia LCD televisions, contributing to a half-billion-dollar loss in Sony’s consumer products and devices division.