Cypress CEO El-Khoury and the Amazon Show

Hassane El-Khoury, chief executive of Cypress Semiconductor, is a big fan of Amazon's "Echo Show," the speech-driven appliance for video conferencing and such. Not least because his company's shipping Bluetooth and Wifi into the product, part of an expanding world of connected devices from which Cypress can benefit.

Tech Today: Apple Glow and Gloom, Kodak Soars Again, Micron Worries

Baird's William Power had nice things to say about Apple's prospects from tax reform, even as the company is buffeted by scandals such as the battery fix issue, Kodak shares continued to soar on its blockchain news from Tuesday, Workday got an upgrade from Morgan Stanley, and Bernstein has some concerns about Micron parting ways with Intel over the roadmap for NAND flash chips.

Intel’s Krzanich Makes a (Very) Long Pitch for Data

Intel stepped up its game in its return to the CES keynote role, with chief executive Brian Krzanich preceded by an air-guitar band and a dance performance, and surrounded by a flood of high-octane graphics. The pitch for Intel's chips was less clear as one had to infer from the two-hour pitch about the primacy of gigantic amounts of data back to the functionality of Intel's parts.

Intel’s Krzanich Makes a (Very) Long Pitch for Data

Intel stepped up its game in its return to the CES keynote role, with chief executive Brian Krzanich preceded by an air-guitar band and a dance performance, and surrounded by a flood of high-octane graphics. The pitch for Intel's chips was less clear as one had to infer from the two-hour pitch about the primacy of gigantic amounts of data back to the functionality of Intel's parts.

Micron, Intel Part Ways on NAND Chips

Intel and Micron will end their longstanding partnership for NAND flash memory chips, after the next generation, choosing to "forge our own paths," the companies said. The announcement comes ahead of a keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas by Intel's CEO.

Xilinx Names COO Peng New Chief: Software in Focus

Xilinx has named its chief operating officer, Victor Peng, its new CEO, replacing Moshe Gavrielov, who is retiring. Peng told Barron's he'll place a lot of emphasis on building up Xilinx's software capabilities, to draw in more programmers, which may provide alternatives to the "CUDA" programming tools that have helped Nvidia draw a crowd.

Intel: Street Calmed, Not Encouraged, By Security Revelation; AMD Gains

Intel shares continue to decline, even after the company held a conference call last night to tell the Street that security issues are not a "flaw" in its chips, and that it expects no adverse financial impact. Analysts seemed inclined to believe the company's made a good clarification, but it didn't boost the general view of the company or its stock. Shares of Advanced Micro Devices continue to rise in response to Intel's decline.

Nvidia: Intel’s Bad Day Just One of the Things to Like, Says RBC

It’s been a nice day today for chip companies other than Intel (INTC), which has been under pressure from a report it has a serious “bug” in its chips, a report the company has refuted this afternoon. Shares of competitors AMD (AMD) and Nvidia (NVDA) have benefitted. Aside from Intel, one thing helping Nvidia are […]