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January 16, 2012

Why ultrabooks were a flop in 2011?

From the informal discussions with a few dealers and distributors, MB Technews Editor @artsamaniego shares that the biggest flop in the PC industry for 2011 were ultrabooks. It must have been a classic case of overhyped and underperformed — and we wonder why.

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September 11, 2009

Intel launches new Core i5 and i7 Processors

Intel Philippines yesterday unveiled a number of new processors under its Core i5 and Core i7 brands. Most interesting feature is the Turbo Boost that automatically overclocks the CPU when you need more juice.

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January 22, 2009

Intel closes Malaysia, Philippines, Oregon & California Operations

Got the official statement from Intel Corporation today and it turns out bigger than we originally expected and involves around 5,000 to 6,000 employees worldwide, including 1,800 in the Philippines. Copy of the full disclosure below:

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January 21, 2009

Intel to shut down Cavite facility by year-end

In a memo circulated among employees of Intel Philippines, the chipmaker has finally conceded and will shut down its facilities in Gen Trias, Cavite by end of 2009.

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January 03, 2009

Intel Core i7 940 CPU Benchmark

After a month playing with the new Intel Core i7, here are some benchmark results I got based on comparisons between PC Marks and SuperPi 32M of 4 relatively high-end CPUs. The Core i7 940 is expected to top the results but what would be more interesting is by how much.

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November 25, 2008

Far Cry 2 on Intel Core i7

Just got a seed unit of the new Intel Core i7 and a copy of Far Cry 2 to play with. Intel announced the release of the new Core i7 quad-core CPUs last Friday which targets enthusiasts and hard-core gamers.

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November 21, 2008

Intel launches Core i7 Processors

In a media launch this afternoon, Intel claims to deliver the fastest desktop processor on the planet ever with the introduction of the Core i7 CPU.

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November 13, 2008

GREEnergy 2008 with HP and Intel

I’m at the Synergy Seminar/Workshop by HP and Intel discussing trends and roadmaps for green energy, power efficiency and environmental innovations implemented by both IT companies.

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July 25, 2008

Intel Atom 330 Dual Core for Nettops

Intel announced yesterday the 4th quarter release of the new Intel Atom 330 Dual Core processors running at 1.6GHz & 1.87GHz, an upgrade to the earlier single-core Atom 230.

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July 11, 2008

Intel likely to move fab to Cabuyao, Laguna

When the rumor that Intel Philippines was facing an impending closure in April this year, the company corrected this — saying that it’s weighing its options and could transfer its plant somewhere else. June has past and Intel officials have not released anything. I’ve sent out interview questions in the hopes of getting some updates.

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June 18, 2008

Benchmarking the Intel Core 2 Duo E8500

Several weeks ago, Intel Philippines delivered this desktop PC at home for me to test. It was their top of the line Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16Ghz processor.

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April 03, 2008

Intel on its way out of the Philippines

January 2009 Breaking News!: Intel facility closure worldwide

First, it was Intel Makati that closed down. Then, Intel Philippines sold its flash division. Early April of 2007, Intel announced a $2.5 billion fab in China — that paved the way for speculations that it’s leaving the country.

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April 01, 2008

Neo Explore and the Challenge of Selling Laptops to Kids

When Intel dropped out of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Project, it immediately went to work on it’s own Intel-powered version of the XO, the ClassMate PC. Just recently, Intel partnered with Neo to commercially launch the Neo Explore X1, a cheap laptop targeted to kids. The challenge though is obvious — how to sell them to their target market.

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February 21, 2008

Mobile WiMax: So near yet so far.

A short news report today from Inquirer says that Mobile WiMax in the Philippines will be rolled out by the end of the year. Could this be the Globe Innove and Intel Philippines WiMax service I blogged about last October?

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October 26, 2005

Intel & Globe teams up for WiMAX

Globe’s broadband subsidiary Innove Communications has partnered with Intel to test out WiMAX for residents in Trece Martirez, Cavite. Trials for WiMax will be done by selected employees of Intel in Cavite. testing will be done in about 3 months and once this has been deemed viable, Globe might offer the service in Metro Manila in as early as 2007.

In a news article published in Manila Bulletin here:

The availability and pervasiveness of WiMAX-compliant equipment and communication tools will play a major role in determining the timetable for its commercial deployment. According to Intel, the main advocate of WiMAX technology, outdoor and indoor CPEs will be available between now and next year, costing between $350 and $400.

The second-generation CPEs, which will be indoor self-installable modems similar to a cable or DSL modem and will be priced around $250, are expected to be available in early 2007. Eventually, CPEs will be integrated in laptops which should become available in 2007-08, while cellphones with CPEs inside should come out in 2008-09.

Sounds pretty exciting to me. We should be able to get some competition for Smart WiFi with this, but WiMax is in a much better position to provide high-speed and reliable broadband internet in the country.