Expect greater energy efficiency from your Intel-based laptops and Ultrabooks next year.
Microsoft isn't the only company that needs to distance itself from the waning desktop market.
Intel is looking to unveil a new optical interconnect that is substantially faster than existing ones that are currently used in data centers.
Intel is reemphasizing its plans to go after the mobile chip market following second quarter results that failed to meet Wall Street's expectations.
Apple and Samsung are battling for a distance second spot behind leader Qualcomm in the global smartphone app processor market, which reached $3.6 billion in the first quarter, according to the latest stats from Strategy Analytics.
Microsoft is working with Intel and touchpad vendors, such as ELAN and Synaptics, to improve the quality of the touchpads used in PC laptops. This was revealed by Microsoft program manager James Clarke at the Build 2013 conference last week, where he spoke about the lack of consistency and reliability in the touchpads used in laptops today.
Global demand for tablets displays is pacing ahead of expectations, prompting IHS to raise its forecast for tablet display shipments by 6 percent this year.
After years of optimizing its mainstay microprocessors for Windows, Intel is apparently looking to port the Android operating system to its future chips.
Around 30 percent of enterprises will deploy next-generation firewalls by 2017, predicted Greg Young, research vice president for information security technology and services at Gartner.
Early feedback from some equipment manufacturers seems to point towards at least one downside of the new design: A higher temperature when overclocked compared to earlier Ivy Bridge processors.