Intel has been facing criticism after the disclosure of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in their processors powering thousands of PCs, Laptops and Tablets. While Intel is in the process of rolling out another series of updates with a fix for the vulnerabilities and performance issues, the company is also working on new processors.
The chipmaker is reportedly working on a new processor coming later this year. The report claims that the new processors will launch with built-in mitigations for the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities.
The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities were disclosed earlier this month, with researchers from Google Project, Zero, Cyberus Technology and other security team claiming that the security flaw is affecting almost all computers with the processors manufactured by Intel, AMD and ARM.
Meltdown and Spectre vulnerability put billions of devices at risk of attacks. Intel has worked with industry to identify the bug and they have already rolled out the patches for the vulnerabilities.
Intel has had some bugs with its latest microcode firmware update which was causing reboot issues in certain computers, as a result, the firm urged the industry to revert to the previous version of their firmware until the issue is fixed.
Speaking at company’s Q4 earnings call, Intel’s chief executive Brian Krzanich announced that new chips without any vulnerabilities are coming later this year, though no other details were provided. It’s likely that the performance of new chipsets will be same or better than the previous chips that have been patched against the vulnerabilities.
While on the other hand, Intel is still working on microcode firmware update which should fix the vulnerabilities and reboot issues experienced by several users. Microsoft, Intel and the tech industry recently urged the users to keep their PCs up-to-date.