February 18, 2011 |
As Congress debates Republican-backed spending cuts, President Obama again pressed for continued investments in education and manufacturing that he said are critical for sustaining a healthy economy. Speaking at an Intel plant outside Portland, Ore., the president said he is committed to reducing the deficit and cutting spending, and said his proposed budget takes steps to do so. "To really get our deficit under control, we're going to have to do more," he said. "But even as we have to live within our means, we can't sacrifice investments in our future.
January 11, 2011 |
Intel Corp. has agreed to pay $1.5 billion in licensing fees to Nvidia, ending a two-year legal battle between the two big computer chip makers. The companies announced Monday that they have signed a new six-year cross-licensing agreement, which gives them rights to each other's patents. Intel sued Nvidia, a maker of graphics chips, in February 2009 alleging that the license agreement the companies had signed did not extend to Intel's future generation of processors; Nvidia countersued.
November 29, 2010 |
If you could take broadband Internet with you, where would you take it? To an airport, a coffee shop or ? this being Los Angeles ? the beach, where you can surf the Net while watching surfers ride the waves? Results of recent testing of Clear's new 4G mobile Internet device were, like its coverage area, a little patchy. The walnut-sized gadget that plugs into a laptop's USB port allows users to swap between 4G and 3G Internet service. But the 4G coverage was lacking in some key areas of Los Angeles County.
October 11, 2010 |
Not even earnings reports from big names such as Google Inc. and General Electric Co. this week will be able to pull Wall Street's focus away from the possibility of more cheap cash flowing in from the Federal Reserve. Normally when the likes of JPMorgan Chase & Co. or Intel Corp. ? which are also reporting this week ? tell investors how much they earned in the previous quarter, the stock market hangs on every word. But after Friday's surprisingly anemic payrolls report, the increased likelihood the Fed will buy more assets like Treasury bonds to stimulate the economy has investors ignoring the usual benchmarks.
September 25, 2010 |
The Justice Department has reached an agreement with six major Silicon Valley companies to settle charges they colluded to keep a lid on wages by agreeing not to poach employees from one another. The proposed settlement, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, bars Google Inc., Apple Inc., Intel Corp., Adobe Systems Inc., Intuit Inc. and Walt Disney Co.'s Pixar Animation Studios from pledging not to "cold call" one another's employees as part of partnership agreements.
September 14, 2010 |
From Hewlett-Packard and Cisco Systems to Intel and Oracle, some of Silicon Valley's largest companies charged out of the recession with fat bankrolls and a determination to spend whatever it takes this year to reshape their businesses around emerging technologies. If the buying binge continues, 2010 could rank among the biggest for billion-dollar deals in a decade. Tech companies already have announced six purchases worth at least $1 billion so far this year, according to the 451 Group, which has compiled such data since 2002.
August 31, 2010 |
In its second major deal in just over a week, Intel Corp. has agreed to buy Germany-based Infineon Technologies' wireless communications unit for $1.4 billion in cash. Santa Clara-based Intel, the world's largest chip maker, hopes the move will help it gain a foothold in the fast-growing market for smart phones and other mobile gadgets. The Infineon unit makes chips for smart phones including Apple Inc.'s iPhone. Intel, which has had trouble getting its chips into products other than personal computers, also agreed Aug. 19 to buy McAfee Inc., the Santa Clara maker of security software, for $7.7 billion — the biggest deal in Intel's history.
August 27, 2010 |
Intel Corp. warned Friday that third-quarter revenue could fall short of its own estimates by more than $1 billion, reinforcing doubts about the strength of a technology sector recovery. But shares in the industry bellwether, which dominates the market for PC microprocessors, gained 1% Friday because investors had braced for bad news and were relieved that the downward revision had not been worse. Analysts said more companies with exposure to a struggling personal computer industry — fighting rising inventory and flagging demand from slowing growth in Europe, China and the U.S. — might warn of revenue shortfalls in coming weeks.
August 20, 2010 |
Intel Corp., the world's largest chip maker, is buying its way into the security software market by paying about $7.7 billion to acquire one of the biggest players in the cyber-protection field, McAfee Inc. Intel of Santa Clara, Calif., said the acquisition, one of the year's largest technology deals, could allow it to build McAfee's anti-virus technology directly into its chips. Intel said this would help shield computers, wireless devices and embedded systems in vehicles and ATMs from online crime.
August 19, 2010 |
Intel Corp. is buying computer security software maker McAfee Inc. for $7.68 billion in a move that "reflects that security is now a fundamental component of online computing," the Santa Clara-based chip maker said Thursday. The $48-per-share price is a 60% premium over McAfee's $29.93 close on Wednesday. The company, also based in Santa Clara, has seen steady growth and will report to Intel's Software and Services Group. Intel shares slid 3.4% to $18.92, but McAfee shares boomed nearly 58% to $47.21 in morning trading.