In a few short months, Intel will have a new CEO. Who that person will be remains a mystery, but he (or she) is sure to have a big role in shaping the future of the company and the broader technology industry.
Since Intel sure isn't talking (a spokesman simply said the search is ongoing and thorough and that Intel hopes to have a replacement by the time CEO Paul Otellini retires in May), CNET decided to list a few candidates whose names are mentioned on Wall Street and around the Intel water cooler. Keep in mind that our … Read more
Intel has announced a number of changes to key management, including promoting Brian Krzanich to chief operating officer.
Krzanich will now report directly to CEO Paul Otellini. Krzanich had been vice president and general manager of Manufacturing and Supply Chain and responsible for all aspects of Intel's factories worldwide.
That's a nontrivial position at Intel. In fact, any manufacturing-related management position at Intel--the world's largest chip manufacturer and owner of multiple multibillion dollar chip plants--is deemed critical.
In years past, Krzanich had been responsible for the implementation of new manufacturing process technologies at the company. For instance, … Read more
Online reviews are sticky little things.
I recently stayed at a hotel that someone on TripAdvisor had described as having filthy--in fact, sticky--conditions and I found it perfectly nice.
So one wonders about all the ramifications surrounding the case of New York dentist, Stacy Makhnevich. She is alleged to have gotten her teeth so deeply into a patient that she began charging him $100 a day for negative Yelp reviews.
The way TechDirt examines it, Makhnevich requires patients to sign a form handing her copyright to any online reviews.
Should the reviews not glow in the dark, she allegedly has … Read more
Intel's revenue in the third quarter jumped 28 percent year over year, while profits also shot up over the previous year.
The world's largest chipmaker reported revenue of $14.2 billion on a GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) basis, on GAAP earnings of 65 cents per share. Adjusted income was 69 cents per share. This compares to $11.1 billion in revenue in the year-earlier period, or 52 cents a share.
Intel was expected to report earnings of 61 cents a share, on revenue of $13.9 billion, according to an analysts' consensus.
The chipmaker surpassed $14 billion … Read more
Speaking at a technology conference, Intel's chief financial officer outlined a not-too-distant future when Ultrabooks take on the hallmarks of the tablet. He also touched on Windows 8 competition.
"Form factors in the notebook market have been somewhat stagnant over the last several years," CFO Stacy Smith said today at the Citi Technology Conference in New York City. New Ultrabook designs coming over the next 18 months, however, should change that, Smith said.
"You'll have the ability to have flip screen, it'll be touch mode in certain situations [then] you flip it back around … Read more
Intel is moving aggressively into the tablet and phone segments as Netbook sales begin to plateau, Chief Financial Officer Stacy Smith said in an interview today with CNET.
Intel reported blockbuster first-quarter profits today of $3.2 billion, up 29 percent over the same period last year. Revenue came in at $12.8 billion, up 25 percent year-over-year. And the chipmaker is investing some of these hefty earnings into cutting-edge chips that will power smartphones and tablets in an effort to close the gap with competitors like Qualcomm and Samsung.
Smith confessed that Netbooks are the most vulnerable to tablet … Read more
Intel is seeing solid results for the Atom processor--possibly giving the first significant evidence of Intel's likely future as a bigger provider of low-cost processors.
Intel confirmed on Tuesday that Atom is hot. CEO Paul Otellini said that Intel didn't meet demand in the third quarter and still can't meet demand. "We did not meed demand in Q3 for the product. We are up again substantially in the fourth quarter. Our expectation is that we will meet demand by the end of the year," Otellini said.
And many of the questions from analysts in Tuesday'… Read more
Jeff's better half Stacie Blair and Dan the Mantern fill out Friday's show, where once again, things go awry with the technical difficulties. I'm starting to think The 404 is cursed. Stories for the day include fake iPhone lineups in Poland, facial recognition technology at Dunkin' Donuts, parenting tips from The 404, and our new segment "Girlfriend of a Gamer."
Today's show is suppa greeen! We're very excited to welcome Stacie Blair into the studio! She jumps into the chatroom from time to time, but this is the first time ever in the … Read more
Intel CEO Paul Otellini had mostly upbeat news on Tuesday when the world's largest chipmaker reported solid earnings, but Atom processor issues and weakness in the flash memory business were recurring themes in the earnings conference call.
One of the most interesting comments made during the conference call on Tuesday by Otellini was about the Atom processor. "(Atom) is less than a third the performance of our Centrino (processor). You're dealing with something that most of us wouldn't use," he said.
Though he qualified this by repeating the mantra that Atom is "principally designed … Read more