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Jun 3, 2014

Intel VP among six Mt. Rainier climbers missing and presumed dead

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – An Intel vice president is among six climbers missing and presumed dead in the worst accident in three decades on Washington’s Mount Rainier, the company said on Monday as search efforts for the group were scaled back.

The Santa Clara, California-based chipmaker said Vice President Uday Marty had been among the climbers who likely fell about 3,300 feet (1,000 meters) from the north face of the mountain while they were ascending last week, caught in an avalanche of snow, rock and other debris.

May 30, 2014

Exclusive – Intel TV creator Huggers leaves Verizon months after deal

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Erik Huggers is leaving Verizon Communications Inc just five months after joining the company via the acquisition of the Intel Corp “OnCue” streaming service he developed, signaling the communications giant’s waning interest in providing an Internet-delivered TV service.

The former BBC executive, who told Reuters on Friday he is departing the company, had worked on OnCue for Intel for more than two years before Verizon bought it in January to accelerate a push into video services, including TV channels delivered over the Internet, known as an “over the top”, or OTT, service.

May 30, 2014

Exclusive: Intel TV creator leaves Verizon months after deal

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Erik Huggers is leaving Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) just five months after joining the company via the acquisition of the Intel Corp (INTC.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) “OnCue” streaming service he developed, signaling the communications giant’s waning interest in providing an Internet-delivered TV service.

The former BBC executive, who told Reuters on Friday he is departing the company, had worked on OnCue for Intel for more than two years before Verizon bought it in January to accelerate a push into video services, including TV channels delivered over the Internet, known as an “over the top”, or OTT, service.

May 29, 2014

Intel: new tablets a big step toward reaching aggressive target

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – New Intel-based tablets from major brands will start hitting store shelves in June, and senior executives at the chipmaker hope the offerings will move it closer to an aggressive sales goal.

Far behind rival Qualcomm (QCOM.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) in mobile devices, the upcoming tablets are the result of Intel Corp’s (INTC.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) strategy to sell chips this year at a loss in a bid to stake out badly needed market share. Intel is betting that in the future, its customers will keep using Intel chips without the discounts.

May 28, 2014

Intel readies 3D-printed robots for handy consumers

RANCHO PALOS VERDE, California, May 28 (Reuters) – Intel
Corp introduced a walking, talking robot on Wednesday
made from 3D-printed parts that will be available to consumers
later this year, if they are willing to assemble it with a kit
that costs around $1,600.

The company’s Chief Executive Brian Krzanich was accompanied
by “Jimmy” on stage at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos
Verdes, California. The white 2-foot tall robot shuffled onto
the stage, introduced itself and then waved its arms.

May 27, 2014

Intel to make tablet chips with China’s Rockchip

SAN FRANCISCO, May 27 (Reuters) – Intel Corp said
on Tuesday it reached an agreement with Chinese mobile chipmaker
Rockchip to make chips for inexpensive tablets running Google
Inc’s Android platform.

The deal teams Intel up with a chipmaker specializing in
low-end mobile devices that often cost less than $100 and are
popular in China and other fast-growing markets. This represents
a major move for the Santa Clara, California company that has
struggled to gain traction in smartphones and tablets.

May 18, 2014

Intel CEO promises Broadwell PCs on shelves for holidays

SAN MATEO California (Reuters) – Intel Corp’s (INTC.O: Quote, Profile, Research) next-generation Broadwell processors will ship in time to be used in personal computers sold during the holiday season but probably won’t be available for back-to-school shopping, Chief Executive Brian Krzanich said.

Speaking to Reuters at the Maker Faire in San Mateo, California, on Saturday, Krzanich said that following setbacks implementing new manufacturing technology, announced last October, Intel is on schedule to ship its Broadwell chips to PC manufacturers.

May 18, 2014

Exclusive: Intel CEO promises Broadwell PCs on shelves for holidays

SAN MATEO, California (Reuters) – Intel Corp’s next-generation Broadwell processors will ship in time to be used in personal computers sold during the holiday season but probably won’t be available for back-to-school shopping, Chief Executive Brian Krzanich said.

Speaking to Reuters at the Maker Faire in San Mateo, California, on Saturday, Krzanich said that following setbacks implementing new manufacturing technology, announced last October, Intel is on schedule to ship its Broadwell chips to PC manufacturers.

May 17, 2014

Intel’s CEO looks to hobbyists for wearable innovations

, May 17 (Reuters) – Intel Corp’s
Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich mingled with electronics
buffs at Silicon Valley’s annual maker mecca on Saturday as the
chipmaker looks to amateur inventors to inspire a new wave of
smart clothing.

With sales of smartphones losing steam, technology companies
including Intel believe that wearable computing devices – a
still undefined category including smart watches, fitness
trackers and Google Glass – could become a major trend in
personal computing.

May 15, 2014

Applied Material posts higher quarterly revenue, stock gains

SAN FRANCISCO, May 15 (Reuters) – Top chip gear-maker
Applied Materials on Thursday posted higher fiscal
second-quarter revenue as investments to make more smartphones
and memory chips helped offset a slow personal computer market.

Shares of the company rose after its report reassured
investors who were cautious following recent disappointing
quarterly forecasts from other companies.

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