Researchers from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam found a serious security vulnerability in commonly used processor chips made by Intel. The vulnerability makes it possible to read data processed by these CPUs. "Everything that the CPU actively uses can be leaked", researcher Herbert Bos said to NU.nl. "So that's everything you do on your computer."
American chip manufacturer Intel has entered into a 10 year collaboration with TU Delft and TNO and has invested 50 million dollars into TU Delft's quantum computer institute QuTech, the university announced on Thursday. Intel will also contribute facilities, expertise and manpower to the project.
Dutch firm ASML Holding, a key supplier of technology in the semiconductors market, revealed lower forecasts for the second-quarter of 2015, despite posting a 60 percent jump in first-quarter profits, reports Reuters. The company’s forecasts are closely monitored for how its key customers, such as Samsung Electronics and Intel, expect the market demand for consumer electronics to develop.
This past year was a record year for chip producer ASML. Last year the company's revenue rose from 5.25 billion euros to 5.85 billion euros, an increase of almost 12 percent. The profits increased by 18 percent from 1.02 billion euros to 1.2 billion euros.