Just weeks before Apple and Qualcomm reached a settlement, Apple poached Intel employee Umashankar Thyagarajan.
Mr. Thyagarajan’s departure is understood to have been a setback to Intel’s efforts, forcing the company to reshuffle the 5G project. Shortly afterwards, Intel said it would not be able to release a 5G smartphone chip until 2020, more than a year after Qualcomm.
Very interesting. More and more pieces of the puzzle are being revealed.
Apple engineer Rubén Caballero recently left the company. Is this related to Apple’s settlement with Qualcomm?
Apple discussed purchasing Intel’s modem business with the company, but the talks stopped when Apple settled its legal dispute with Qualcomm.
Intel CEO Bob Swan confirmed his firm’s exit from the 5G mobile smartphone market happened because Apple and Qualcomm settled.
Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont for a discussion of Apple’s current modem situation and why buying Roku makes sense.
Intel is exiting the 5G smarptphone modem business. The announcement came shortly after Apple and Qualcomm settled their legal dispute.
Some Mac Pro fan mockups have been circulating, and Bryan Chaffin is joined by John Kheit to discuss their pros and cons. And surprise, John Kheit is full of mostly cons, so they also discuss what they think the Mac Pro needs to be awesome. They also discuss the state of the chip industry, Intel’s 56-core Cascade Lake, and Apple’s ARM ambitions for the Mac. They wrap up the show with a look at John’s obsessive research to find the best USB-C cable.
Apple announced iMac upgrades today, with up to 8-core Intel processors and Vega graphics available.
Intel revealed at CES that it is working on a new class of AI chip with a number of partners, including Facebook.
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss Apple’s mystery manufacturing space in Silicon Valley, plus they look at Intel’s 7 nm chip manufacturing conundrum.
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at Intel’s new Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake laptop processors, and to explain the new firmware update for the discontinued AirPort Express.
Intel’s new Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake processors for laptops are officially available and should start showing up in new computers this fall.
Traditional methods to estimate power/energy usage of the processor has always been a cumbersome task that included special purpose tools or instrumentation on the platform along with third party equipment. Intel Power Gadget is supported on Windows and macOS and includes an application, driver, and libraries to monitor and estimate real-time processor package power information in watts using the energy counters in the processor. In version 3.0 there are more features that include estimation of power on multi-socket systems as well as externally callable APIs to extract power information within sections of code.
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to debate what Apple could do with a Mac mini refresh versus what they’re likely to do, plus Jeff warms up to the idea of an ARM-based Mac.
Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their ideas on what Apple is doing with the engineers it’s hiring away from Intel, plus they look at how much of our Safari browser history Apple retains.
Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro and join Jeff Gamet to look at what’s coming in Intels next generation processors for the Mac, plus Dave explains network buffer bloat and why it matters.
Apple’s 2017 MacBook Pros and iMacs use the Intel “Kaby Lake” CPUs. But “Coffee Lake” is coming and “Cannon Lake” after that. John sorts it all out.
Intel has a new report out describing what the chip maker is calling a Spectre-like vulnerability dubbed Variant 4 that exploits the CPU’s speculative execution mechanism so hackers can potentially get at sensitive information on your computer.
And yeah, sure, you’re thinking so what, and you’re right.