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27 Feb, 2015

Combats Superfish


Lenovo offers a six-month subscription to Intel’s McAfee LiveSafe to customers with laptops infected with pre-installed Superfish adware. Lenovo:

This should eliminate what our industry calls ‘adware’ and ‘bloatware’.

11 Aug, 2014

14 nanometer chip

Intel announces a processor that is only 14 nanometers long, called the Intel® Core™ M. They say this small chip will be useful in a variety of devices including servers and personal computers:

Intel’s 14nm technology will be used to manufacture a wide range of high-performance to low-power products including servers, personal computing devices and Internet of Things.

10 Jul, 2014

First i3 Chromebook

chromebookAcer announces the C720-3404 and C720-3871 Chromebook models, which are the first to use the Intel Core i3 processor. The devices also have 11.6-inch displays, a 1366 x 768p screen resolution, a 32 GB solid state drive, and 2 or 4 GB of RAM. A spokesperson for Intel says:

Acer has been a leader in the Chromebook space and the new C720 based on 4th generation Intel Core i3 processors marks a new class of Chromebook with enhanced performance and battery life.

8 Jan, 2014

Intel drops McAfee brand

Design Change

Intel CEO Krzanich announces the renaming of the McAfee brand to Intel Security. McAfee:

I am now everlastingly grateful to Intel for freeing me from this terrible association with the worst software on the planet. These are not my words, but the words of millions of irate users. My elation at Intel’s decision is beyond words.

19 Aug, 2010

Intel buys McAfee Associates for $7.7 billion


Intel pays $7.68 billion to acquire McAfee Associates. Intel hopes the purchase will separate its products from those of its rivals and accelerate its move into smartphones and consumer electronics. According to the research firm IDC, McAfee has 17.7 percent of the market for securing computing devices, trailing the market leader Symantec, which has 36.2 percent.

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