Intel announces it will begin shipping the new Ivy Bridge chips, using three-dimensional design to conserve battery power, later this year.
Apple Inc. announces a transition of its personal computer products from using Intel processors to using ARM-based processors designed by Apple. Since 2006, the company has used Intel processors in its computer offerings.
Security researchers from Graz University of Technology and Catholic University of Leuven discover a major new class of Microarchitectural Data Sampling vulnerabilities called ZombieLoad in Intel processors, which, if exploited, can be used to steal sensitive information directly from the processor. Almost every computer with an Intel chip dating back to 2011 is affected by these vulnerabilities.
Intel makes Thunderbolt 3 open and royalty-free and gives the specification to USB Implementers Forum, while USB Promoter Group announces the USB4 specification that is based on Thunderbolt 3. USB4 supports 40 Gbps transfer rates and enables the use of multiple data and display protocols simultaneously.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calls for a boycott of Israeli goods or companies that do business with Israel, including a blacklist of international companies that are Jewish-owned or have branches in Israel; among the companies targeted are Nestlè, Coca Cola, Intel, and IBM.