Intel Corp is the world's biggest semiconductor chip-maker, based on revenue. It invented the x86 series of microprocessors, which are found most personal computers, but has found itself on the back foot with the move to mobile devices powered by operating systems created by Apple and Google. 

A padlock is displayed at the Alert Logic booth during the 2016 Black Hat cyber-security conference in Las Vegas, U.S. last August. Photo: REUTERS/David Becker

McAfee spins out of Intel to become an independent company

In an age where more devices are connected to the Internet, and to each other, users need a lot more help from cybersecurity providers to tackle evolving digital threats, a senior executive at McAfee told CNBC on Wednesday.

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