Some new Coffee Lake SKUs show up in stores
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Pentium, Celeron, and non-K Core i5 and Core i3

As expected, Intel has expanded its Coffee Lake lineup with new SKUs and some retailers/e-tailers have already started selling some of those chips, including non-K Core i3 and Core i5 SKUs, as well as budget-oriented Pentium and Celeron SKUs.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 spotted in Geekbench database
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200MHz higher clock on engineering sample

Although AMD's next-generation 12nm Ryzen 2000 series desktop CPUs won't be coming before April, it does not mean that there won't be a few leaks and the latest one reveals a few more details regarding the Ryzen 5 2600 CPU which was spotted in the Geekbench database.

Qualcomm reaches agreement on NXP Semiconductors
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Cost a bit more than expected

Qualcomm has reached an agreement with NXP Semiconductors to increase to $127.50 per share its previously announced cash tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of NXP.

Intel sued 32 times over flaws
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Spectre and Meltdown attracts lawyers like flies

Chipzilla has said that shareholders and customers had filed 32 class action lawsuits against the company in connection with recently-disclosed security flaws in its microchips.

Pressure building for Qualcomm to negotiate Broadcom deal
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ISS says the money is still not good enough

Proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) said that Qualcomm should try to negotiate a sale to Broadcom