Amazon’s Homegrown Chips Threaten Silicon Valley Giant Intel

Supported by Amazon’s Homegrown Chips Threaten Silicon Valley Giant Intel ImageAndy Jassy, chief executive officer of Amazon’s cloud computing service. Amazon is now building its own chip for its servers, giving the company new leverage over its longtime supplier, Intel.CreditCreditDavid Paul Morris/Bloomberg By Cade Metz Dec. 10, 2018 Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer and […]

Emerging Tech

Intel wants its fleet of drones to monitor America’s aging, unsafe bridges

[embedded content] Plenty of people are excited about laying down new high-tech infrastructure to create smart cities. But can cutting-edge technology also be used to keep tabs on existing infrastructure, such as bridges? Intel certainly believes so — and it recently signed a deal with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to […]


Overwolf raises $16 million for game services in round led by Intel Capital

Overwolf has raised $ 16 million for its game apps and services in a funding round led by Intel Capital. The Tel Aviv, Israel-based Overwolf has created an overlay platform that enables developers to create game applications, modifications, or services that enhance the experience of today’s PC games. The deal follows an August announcement where Overwolf and Intel […]


Intel and Tencent debut AI-powered camera systems for retail

Tencent and Intel are teaming up to launch a pair of artificially intelligent (AI) products for retail, the two announced today during Tencent’s Global Partner conference in China. Both were developed by Tencent’s YouTu Lab, its computer vision research division, and have Intel’s Movidius Myriad chips inside. The first is DeepGaze, an AI-powered camera for brick-and-mortar […]


Intel, Mobileye, and Champion Motors team up to deploy Israel’s first self-driving taxi service

(Reuters) — Volkswagen and Intel’s Mobileye are planning to roll out Israel’s first ride-hailing service using self-driving cars starting early next year. The two companies are forming a joint venture with Israeli car importer Champion Motors, under which Volkswagen will provide the electric vehicles and Mobileye its autonomous driving technology, the companies said in a […]

Gears & Gadgets

Intel goes up to 8 cores for mainstream chips, with a 28 core overclockable Xeon

Enlarge / Intel 9th generation Coffee Lake-S series 8-core die. Intel NEW YORK—Intel unveiled a range of new processors aimed at the performance-desktop segment today. For the mainstream market, there are three new K-series overclockable chips branded as ninth-generation parts; seven new Core X-series chips are launching for the high-end desktop market, and for those […]