Stephen Hawking's computer system uses Israeli-designed computer chips

Stephen Hawking's Israel boycott apparently doesn't extend to his very own computer system

by Phoenix on 8 May 2013 22:28

New Israel boycotter on the block Prof. Stephen Hawking has been found to be using Israeli products on a daily basis, leaving him open to charges of hypocrisy after calling for a boycott against Israel, according to a statement released by an International human rights organisation.

"Hawking's decision to join the boycott of Israel is quite hypocritical for an individual who prides himself on his own intellectual accomplishment. His whole computer-based communication system runs on a chip designed by Israel's Intel team. I suggest that if he truly wants to pull out of Israel he should also pull out his Intel Core i7 from his tablet" – this according to Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, director of Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center.

Since 1997, Hawking's computer-based system has been sponsored and provided by Intel. His latest computer is based on an Intel Core i7 Processor. The Core micro architecture was designed by Israel's Intel team that previously designed the Pentium M mobile processor.

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