Intel seems to be entering a delicate situation, where problems are growing on all fronts. Not only has Apple announced that it will (progressively) stop using its chips in its computers, developing its own silicon using an ARM architecture. but a few days later Intel had to admit that development of the new chips had been postponed - for the time being - by six months.
It is now being made public that earlier this year their servers were hacked and gigabytes and gigabytes of secret documents were downloaded, which can now be downloaded (if you know where to go, of course).
The hacker claims that these documents have never been made public before and that much of the information is subject to strict confidentiality agreements (NDAs). They connected via a post on Telegram.
What is worse is that they are presented as the first in a long chain of secret documents that will gradually be revealed.
With the paradigm shift towards pocket computing, it could be said that Intel's future began to cloud when it finally abandoned mobile chip development ... and Apple stayed with its 5G modem division.
A partial list of the contents of the first 20GB of content.
- Intel ME Bringup guides + tools (flash) + examples for various platforms
- Kabylake (Purley Platform) BIOS reference code and sample code + initialization code (some as exported git repos with full history)
- Intel CEFDK (Consumer Electronics Firmware Development Kit (Bootloader Material)) SOURCES
- Silicon / FSP source code packages for various platforms
- Various Intel development and debugging tools
- Simics Simics for Rocket Lake S and potentially other platforms
- Various roadmaps and other documents
- Intel camera driver binaries made for SpaceX
- Schemes, Documents, Tools + Firmware for the new Tiger Lake platform
- (very horrible) Kabylake FDK training video
- Intel Trace Hub + decoding files for various versions of Intel ME
- Elkhart Lake Silicon reference and platform sample code
- Some Verilog stuff for various Xeon platforms, I'm not sure what exactly it is.
- BIOS / TXE build debugging for various platforms
- Bootguard SDK (encrypted zip)
- Intel Snowridge / Snowfish ADK process simulator
- Various schemes
- Intel Marketing Material Templates (InDesign)