Intel has confirmed today that it will build a third generation of processors on its 14nm process, and that the switch to 10nm manufacturing has been delayed until the second half of 2017, showing the challenges that Moore's Law is under, and bringing an end to the company's "tick-tock" strategy.
Intel is hoping to bring better graphics, media and video performance to mobiles and PCs with a new lineup of processors that boosts its fifth-generation Intel Core range.
The chip manufacturer kicked off Computex in Taipei today with an opening keynote, talking up the implications of improved processing power and the future of digital devices. While Computex has brought 130,000 people to the Taiwanese capital to see what will shape computing in 2015, Intel was clearly setting the agenda for what manufacturers will be packing inside their devices for the year ahead.
Intel is becoming a little more diverse, just several months after announcing an ambitious plan to add more women and minority workers to its ranks.
Since January, roughly 17 percent of Intel's senior hires were historically under-represented minorities -- about double the rate last year. Intel also doubled its senior hiring among women to 33 percent, CEO Brian Krzanich said on Wednesday.
Earlier this week, Intel sent us its latest variation of its growing line of NUC mini PCs. This is Intel's first NUC to ship with one of its top-end Core i7 chips inside—it's not the fastest desktop like this you can buy (that's probably still Gigabyte's quad-core Haswell Brix Pro), but it's the fastest one you can get with Intel's solid driver support and three-year warranty.
Intel has made significant contributions to the Linux kernel in recent times and has managed to surpass Red Hat as the top contributor.
The annual "Who writes Linux?" report was released by the Linux Foundation to reveal critical numbers regarding the development of the open source software. Many enterprises have been involved with the Linux Foundation over the years but major contributions have always been from traditional Linux companies such as Red Hat, IBM and SUSE.