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.
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.pcworld.com/ 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