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For 2017 we set a new challenge: 500 drones. Well known and up-and-coming innovators, makers and experts inside Intel and from across the industry help us explore how technologies are conceived, how they work and how we can use them in our everyday lives. Founded in 1968 to build semiconductor memory products, Intel introduced the world's first computer microprocessor in 1971. This decade, our mission is to create and extend computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of every person on earth.

Intel just unveiled its most powerful laptop chip yet with new Core i9


Intel has unveiled what it says is its most powerful processor built for laptops. The chip giant says the new eighth-generation Core i9 chip is the highest-performance laptop processor it has released to date. Its new Core i9, i7 and i5 processors for laptops are manufactured using 14nm process technology and based on the Coffee Lake platform, which the company says offers notably better performance than its predecessor, delivering up to 41 percent more frames per second in gameplay and editing 4K video up to 59 percent faster. The most powerful chip in this latest series is the Intel Core i9-8950HK processor, Intel's first mobile chip with six cores (two more than the previous generation) and 12 threads. It comes fully unlocked for overclocking, which Intel says "provides the opportunity to tweak the platform performance to its fullest potential," especially for content creation, VR and gaming.

An Intel GPU in your next laptop? Intel plans to ship 4 million discrete GPUs in 2022


Expect laptop makers to start selling notebooks with Intel Arc GPUs in the first quarter of this year, Intel said Thursday during its 2022 Investor Meeting. Intel said it will ship add-in cards for desktops by Q2 and workstations by Q3. Beyond that, the chipmaker said architecture work has begun on Celestial, its third-gen CPU, that will appeal to the ultra-enthusiast segment. Intel also said it is planning a new service to deliver access to Intel Arc GPUs for an "always-accessible, low-latency computing experience." The service, currently called Project Endgame, should be available later this year.

Intel sells its NAND flash memory business to SK Hynix for $9 billion


Tonight South Korean memory chip manufacturer SK Hynix announced a $9 billion deal with Intel. It's acquiring Intel's "NAND memory and storage business, which includes the NAND SSD business, the NAND component and wafer business, and the Dalian NAND memory manufacturing facility in China." If you're wondering what this means for Intel's speedy Optane SSDs, it will continue to hold onto that business, however as Tom's Hardware points out, the technology is jointly developed by Intel and Micron, and manufactured entirely by Micron. The deal is pending government approval, and both parties expect it to close by late next year. It also follows Apple acquiring Intel's smartphone modem business last year. In a statement, Intel CEO Bob Swan said "For Intel, this transaction will allow us to further prioritize our investments in differentiated technology."

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Movidius, an Intel company, is transforming the future of computer vision and artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate innovation for the next generation of smart and connected devices. By delivering low-power, high-performance SoC platforms for accelerating perceptual computing, Movidius is at the forefront of a new era of computing that enables new levels of intelligence for drones, robots, cameras, virtual and augmented reality, and other devices at the edge.