Electronics

New Intel optical cable transfers data at a blistering 800Gbps per second – PCWorld

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

After more than a decade of research, Intel’s new connector that uses light as a speedy way to shuffle data between computers is finally ready to replace slower copper cables. The MXC optical cables will be first implemented at the rack level and use light and lasers to move data between servers, storage, networking and other computing resources. The cables will transfer data at speeds of up 800Gbps in each…

Basis Goes To Intel For Around $100M – TechCrunch

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Intel has won the Basis auction, we’re hearing, at a price of around $100 million, according to one source. A second source pegs the deal at closer to $150 million. Basis makes wristwatch health trackers, capturing 7 percent of the market versus competitor Jawbone’s 21 percent. As Intel was all about the wearables this year at CES, we’re assuming that this buy is an attempt to further its foothold (wristhold?) in…

Why the next Nexus tablet may run on Intel’s new 64-bit quad-core processor – BGR

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Various reports have indicated that Google may be discontinuing the Nexus 7 tablet line this year, in favor of a new 8-inch Nexus 8 tablet that could be launched alongside Android 4.5 at some point this summer. While this device and its launch are far from being confirmed by Google, AndroidPit speculates that the summer launch may have something to do with Intel’s release plans for a new mobile processor,…

AMD Could Still Double in 2014, at Intel’s Expense – 24/7 Wall St.

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NYSE: AMD) had an unusual end-of-week gain. It was a move that would have been missed by many investors. Still, this all fits in with the ongoing theme of a turnaround. 24/7 Wall St. recently identified nine stocks that could double in 2014, and AMD was one of those companies. There are, of course, risks in this scenario. And it is impossible for many investors to…

Intel testing smart grid solutions overseas – PCWorld

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Intel is putting its energy into the development of smart grid standards and monitoring systems in Germany, with company executives announcing a number of initiatives at the Cebit trade show Monday. With Westfalen Weser Energie, it is developing smart monitoring systems for the regional utility’s electrical substations, said Hannes Schwaderer, Intel’s director of energy and industrial applications for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In Germany there are around 1…

Intel bides time on faster Thunderbolt connector – PCWorld

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Intel could soon bring to market a faster version of its Thunderbolt connector technology with a throughput of 50Gbps, but the company is biding its time until there is a need for faster connectors. Thunderbolt technology connects computers to peripherals like external hard drives at much faster speeds than USB 3.0. Thunderbolt ports are found in Macs and select Windows PCs, but are more expensive than USB technology, which is…