The Register listened in to a conference call involving Wall Street analysts, Renée James, an Intel SVP and GM of the Software and Services Group, as well as Dave DeWalt, president of McAfee now a subsidiary of Intel. There was good news for employees, apparently of the 20 software companies Intel has purchased recently over 90% of the original employees are still holding the same jobs. Intel’s James went on to discuss how they see integrating malware defences directly onto the chips they make, especially mobile platforms that currently lack good protection from a growing malware threat. Look for embedded virus and malware production in Atom, Core, and Xeon chips as well as Wind River’s embedded operating systems.
"Chip maker and now software player Intel tried on Tuesday to explain the finer points of its $7.7bn acquisition of security software maker McAfee, which closed at the end of February after jumping some European Commission regulatory hurdles."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Google forces developers to use SSL with its APIs @ The Inquirer
- Intel Plans on Bringing Atom to Servers in 2012, 20W SNB Xeons in 2011 @ AnandTech
- To The Cloud: Windows Live & Remote Access @ Computing on Demand
- Linux kernel 2.6.38 tips up @ The Inquirer
- Japan-based material suppliers stop taking orders, shipments due to earthquake, say handset component makers @ DigiTimes
- Here’s How The Japan Crisis Could Affect Apple iPad 2 Production And Other Tech Supply Chains @ Business Insider
- Nvidia’s CFO resigns @ The Inquirer