A US publication has highlighted a future announcement from Intel next month which already forms part of its existing technology, according to a spokesperson.
Electronic Engineering Times US, has issued a statement saying that Intel will include self-debugging technology in July.
But a representative at Intel said today: "That has always been part of the P6 technology."
EET claimed that Intel had included "hidden technology which enabled the chip to be patched after it's been shipped."
That statement, however, flies in the face of a bug in the P6 which was self-detected by Intel and which software companies of the like of Oracle, Microsoft and others, said did not affect their technology at all.
Although Intel has had problems with their chips in the past, most are largely due to the large number of transistors. After Intel suffered a public humiliation as the result of a floating point division (FDIV) problem, Andy Grove, CEO of the company, insisted his large team of engineers build self-checking into the next generation.
The company maintains that is the safest way to ensure that people who buy "genuine" Intel chips will fight off temporary bugs.
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