I can’t believe it, even with the Meltdown and Spectre leaks intel is on a new selling record. The stock exploded right after the Intel announcement that there will be a Meltdown & Spectre secure CPU release this year - which btw isn’t enabled by default. According to CEO Brian Krzanich Intel is getting this year new CPUs with an integrated protection.
[caption id=”attachment_2309” align=”aligncenter” width=”630”] Picture: Intel CEO[/caption]
|Turnover||16374 Mio. $||14796 Mio. $||14763 Mio. $||16149 Mio. $||17053 Mio. $|
|Profit||3562 Mio. $||2964 Mio. $||2808 Mio. $||4516 Mio. $||-687 Mio. $|
|Operating profit||4526 Mio. $||3599 Mio. $||3824 Mio. $||5115 Mio. $||5395 Mio. $|
Operative profit with 5,395 Mrd. Dollar -> +5.5% compared to Q3 and +19,2% compared to last years profit.
I made a spreadsheet which shows the history since 2006 for Intel, AMD, and Nvidia which can be found here.
“Our near-term focus is on delivering high-quality mitigations to protect our customer’s infrastructure from these exploits. We’re working to incorporate silicon-based changed to future products that will directly address the Spectre and Meltdown threats in hardware. And those products will begin appearing later this year.” - Brian Krzanich, CEO, Intel
I guess Intel is talking here about the in Q2 2018 launching Cascade Lake CPU. Well, launching the new CPU without such a fix could be fatal for Intel, so I expect nothing less.
According to Torvalds, the current implementation and patches from Intel are ‘garbage’ because Intel integrates useless code with the fact that it patches Spectre Variant 2 but it is not enabled by default. Only the operating system can decide to activate it or not.
Intel makes the most money with their servers 14% more operative profit just because of the new Data Center Group.
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