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Jio, CDAC, CtrlS among firms to adopt 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors

Reliance Jio, CDAC and data centre CtrlS have opted for deploying 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors. Intel’s new processors leverage its 10 nm process tech with up to 40 cr per processor and can deliver up to 2.65 times higher avg performance gain compared with a 5-year-old system. Reliance Jio SVP Aayush Bhatnagar had said the company will like to leverage the new processors for 5G services and for driving blockchain-enabled use cases.

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Intel launches new chip for cloud computing, data centres providers

Intel has launched its flagship data centre microprocessor “Ice Lake” for cloud service providers and massive data centres. It has already shipped about 200,000 test units. The new chip is slower than AMD’s flagship data centre server chip launched in March. Intel, however, is banking on greater control over its supply chain that the chips offer, besides, portfolio of data storage, networking, etc which work well with the “Ice Lake” processor.

Intel appoints Indian-origin Randhir Thakur to head ambitious foundry business

Intel has appointed Indian-origin and semiconductor industry veteran Randhir Thakur to head its newly formed Intel Foundry Services business. This has come at a time when Intel has announced its ambitious plans to lead in providing US and Europe-based foundry capacity ‘to serve the incredible global demand for semiconductor manufacturing. Intel recently announced an investment of $ 20 bn to regain pole position in the chip industry. Thakur will report to CEO Pat Gelsinger.

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Intel to spend $ 20 bn to revive manufacturing, chase TSMC

Intel’s new CEO Pat Gelsinger will spend $20 bn on two new plants to break into the foundry business. The firm plans more factories across the USA. The aggressive plan will put Intel into direct competition with the world’s most-advanced chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Intel, for decades dominated the $400 bn industry, But today, Intel’s factories trail TSMC and Samsung, which make chips for Intel competitors — AMD, Amazon and Apple.

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Google, Intel team up to roll out 5G app

Google and Intel have joined hands to advance the edge software services and speed up the 5G app rollout. Google and Intel have planned to deploy 5G vRAN using Google Cloud’s Anthos app platform with Intel cloud-native platforms and solutions. Shailesh Shukla, Google Cloud VP and Networking GM said, he believed that partnering with app providers, carriers, CSP and telcos can reduce the cost and time-to-market needed for the telcos to shift to cloud-native 5G.

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Intel adds $475 mn in its Vietnam plant investment

Intel has invested an additional $475 mn in its plant in Vietnam, bringing total investment to around $1.5 bn. The investment would be directed towards the improvement of tech and increase the production of 5G products and core processors. Vietnam has become an important crucial part of the global technology supply chain to diversify their production to minimise the impact of a Sino-US trade war.

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Intel chairman planning up to $1 bn health-tech SPAC IPO

Intel Chairman Omar Ishrak is planning to raise funds for a blank-check firm targeting deals in the health tech sector. Ishrak, who ran medical device firm Medtronic in the past, could file public registration papers with the US Securities and Exchange Commission soon. He is aiming to raise about $750 mn to $1 bn for the special purpose acquisition company or SPAC. Goldman Sachs Group is leading preparations for the IPO.

Intel 11th gen chips to add hardware-based ransomware detection

Intel’s new 11th gen Core vPro processors will offer cybersecurity at the processor level. The company revealed that its Threat Detection Technology or TDT is aimed especially at ransomware. TDT will be a built-in hardware security feature that will be able to detect ransomware by running on the processor in real-time by analysing various behaviours of the software. A ZDNet report said that this is the first known instance of deploying hardware to identify ransomware.

Intel’s self-driving car to use of its own radar tech by 2025

Chief Executive of Intel Corp’s self-driving car subsidiary Amnon Shashua said that Mobileye’s robotaxis will use multiple Luminar units to gain 360-degree lidar, radar and camera coverage all around the car. The robotaxis rolling out in eight cities in 2022 will each have four Luminar units. But Mobileye is also developing its own lidar sensor that it plans to start using in 2025 for cars, in a bid to lower the cost of autonomous driving.