In­tel’s plan to fix Melt­down in sil­i­con raises more ques­tions than an­swers

But what sil­i­con?!! Be sure and read the ques­tions Wall Street should have asked.

PCWorld (USA) - - News Insider Build 17083 - BY MARK HACH­MAN

In­tel chief ex­ec­u­tive Brian Krzanich told in­vestors re­cently that the firm plans to re­lease sil­i­con with built-in mit­i­ga­tions to the Spec­tre and Melt­down vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties later this year, a state­ment that raises more ques­tions than it an­swers.

For In­tel, it re­ally has been a Tale of Two Cities sce­nario: In­tel re­ported the best quar­ter in its his­tory, as fourth-quar­ter 2017 rev­enue grew 4 per­cent year-over-year to $17.1 bil­lion. But In­tel has also been the face of Spec­tre and Melt­down ( go.pc­ spme), two crit­i­cal vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties built into ba­si­cally ev­ery pro­ces­sor it ships into the PC and server mar­kets.

Why this mat­ters: In­tel has been busy work­ing with PC mak­ers and OS ven­dors like

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