Intel could sell cyber-security unit

McAfee logoIntel is considering selling the cyber-security business it purchased almost six years ago for $7.7 billion, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.

 

The company has discussed the future of Intel Security with bankers, including potentially selling the McAfee anti-virus software maker, the paper reported, citing unidentified people close to the discussions.

 

Intel declined to comment.

Intel has been shifting its focus from the traditional semiconductor business to higher-growth areas, such as chips for data center machines and Internet-connected devices, as the personal-computer market has declined.

Source: CDRinfo

Tags: antiviruses, Intel

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