Poorly chosen headline
Generally I like the Register's attitude, but not this time. Many of the readers use American English, and that gives the headline a completely different slant. Intel is trying to do a good thing here, but the non-British usage of "punts" makes it sound like Intel is doing a bad thing. Actually, I'm not even certain of the British usage, but I think it just means "offers" or "is selling", but I am sure the American usage would suggest "drops", "discontinues", or even "bungles". The Register likes twisty headlines and double entendres, but "punts" is a poorly selected verb in this case.
Now where's the grammar nazi icon?