Tencent Technology News, opened in 2018, Apple and Intel suffered a very similar scene, Apple slowdown door scandal, suffered 17 consumer litigation in the world. According to foreign media latest news, because of CPU loopholes, Intel has been subjected to three class actions.
In the security incident, Intel's CPU chip is accused of a serious vulnerability in the core data may be accessed by hackers, the vulnerability affects the processors sold over the years for many years, involving all computer brands and operating systems.
According to Engadget, a U.S. technology news site, so far in the United States, Intel has suffered three lawsuits, all of which are class actions, meaning that consumers who have suffered damage can join the ranks of plaintiffs to make claims.
The three lawsuits took place in California, Oregon and Indiana, respectively. Plaintiffs alleged that Intel had known a processor leak some months ago, but delays have not been announced.
The plaintiff also pointed out that this loophole in Intel processors, will lead to lower their own computer speed.
According to several media reports, operating system developers such as Apple, Microsoft and Google are stepping up their efforts to patch patches to patch Intel chips. Even worse, even after being patched, the failure caused Intel processors and PCs to lose performance.
Before the researchers said that the loopholes to be repaired, will result in about 10% reduction in computer performance, some of which slow down the speed is up to 30%. These performance reductions are permanent.
However, Intel unilaterally said that the reduction of processor performance is difficult to be perceived by ordinary users.
Intel this vulnerability has just been announced this week, in addition to the past years, hundreds of millions of processors and massive sales of computers, foreign media pointed out that the lawsuit against the company will increase in the future.
The incident on Intel's corporate image will cause a blow. Affected by this "good news", Intel's rival AMD company's share price has risen recently.
Even more surprising is that Intel Chief Executive Officer Casey recently tens of millions of dollars in the stock market has been questioned in advance known chip loopholes news for insider trading.
Although both personal computers and CPUs are already sunset markets that have been falling for years, Intel still has a monopoly advantage with a market share of 90%.
Not long ago, Qualcomm and some computer makers joined hands to launch notebooks based on ARM-based processors, which will impact Intel's CPU business. Qualcomm has also been developing ARM processor-based servers and data centers before.
In the era of post-PC, Intel caught in a certain predicament, can not find the future direction of breakthrough development. Due to the lack of competitiveness in the handset processor market, Intel has dropped out of this area, leaving the market over to Qualcomm and MediaTek.
Intel chased the virtual reality, Internet of things and other new areas, but these markets are poor prospects for development or start slow, after Intel has closed the virtual reality helmet development project.
In the artificial intelligence chip market, graphics chip maker NVIDIA has become the most sought after semiconductor manufacturer. Due to poor graphics chip, Intel has become a laggard.
In addition, in order to catch up with the auto-driving craze, Intel spent more than 16 billion U.S. dollars before acquiring Israeli computer vision chip maker Mobileye and formed alliances with companies to develop autonomous vehicles.