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Singapore beats out Taiwan and China to land AMD/UMC fab
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1/31/2002   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices and UMC late Thursday announced they will form a joint venture to build and operate a 300mm wafer fab in Singapore to make PC processors and other logic products. UMC will also become a foundry to make AMD processors to augment output from the chip firm's own fab in Dresden, Germany. The joint venture, called AU Pte Ltd., will start production in 2005 at the 0.065-micron processing node
AMD taps UMC as foundry partner to build processors
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1/31/2002   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. plans to hold a press conference late Thursday to announce it has selected United Microelectronics Corp. of Taiwan as its foundry partner to make microprocessor chips.
AMD taps UMC as foundry partner to build processors
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1/31/2002   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices late Thursday will hold a press briefing to announce it has selected United Microelectronics Corp. of Taiwan as its long-awaited foundry partner to make microprocessor chips. The announcement ends weeks of speculation after AMD President Hector Ruiz two weeks ago said a foundry would be named this quarter. AMD so far provided no details of what the foundry agreement will include or what chips UMC may make for the processor firm. Because Ruiz two weeks ago highlighted th
AMD to buy MIPS processor startup Alchemy
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1/29/2002   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. plans to acquire Alchemy Semiconductor Inc. and pit that company's MIPS-based processor architecture against Intel Corp.'s Xscale processors, broadening an already fierce rivalry to the embedded front, sources said.
Motorola pushes PowerPC to the 1-GHz level
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1/28/2002   Post a comment
Motorola Inc.'s Semiconductor Products Sector (SPS) said it has begun shipping its first PowerPC microprocessor to achieve 1-GHz performance.
AMD claims Athlon 4 now fastest notebook processor available
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1/28/2002   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Advanced Micro Devices Inc. today claimed it was now offering the fastest microprocessor for notebook PCs with the rollout of its mobile Athlon 4 processor 1500+.
Motorola pushes PowerPC to 1-GHz with SOI technology
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1/28/2002   Post a comment
AUSTIN, Tex. -- Motorola Inc. today announced its fastest PowerPC processor yet, the MPC7455, which is fabricated with silicon-on-insulator technology and operating at 1-GHz speeds. A slower, lower-power version of the SOI processor, the MPC7445, is also being offered at speeds up to 800 MHz.
Intel regained ground from AMD, analyst says
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1/25/2002   Post a comment
Intel Corp. ramped up low-end Celeron processor sales in the fourth quarter to gain back some PC market share lost to AMD, according to Dean McCarron, preisdent of Mercury Research, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Otellini would be first Intel CEO to come from business side
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1/22/2002   Post a comment
Paul Otellini, tapped last week by Intel Corp. as the likely successor to chief executive Craig Barrett, would be the first non-technical executive chosen as the company's leader.
NEC unveils ultra low power VR microprocessors
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1/21/2002   Post a comment
NEC Electronics Inc. is extending its VR series microprocessors into the realm of ultralow power to address portable, automotive, and industrial applications that have strict power constraints.
Intel completes transition of mobile CPUs to 0.13-micron processes
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1/21/2002   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif.-- Intel Corp. today announced seven new PC microprocessors that complete the transition of its entire mobile product line to 0.13-micron process technology. Intel is migrating all of its PC processors from 0.18-micron to 0.13-micron technologies in its wafer fabs.
AMD to raise capital spending by 20% this year
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1/16/2002   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices on Wednesday told a financial analyst conference call that it will increase capital spending this year by 20% to $850 million. By contrast, archrival Intel Corp. Tuesday said it was cutting its 2002 capex 24% to $5.5 billion. The capex and R&D investments are expected to allow AMD to start initial revenue shipments of its next generation 64-bit Hammer processor series by the end of this year. Jerry Sanders, AMD chairman, said when Hammer becomes widespread in the market in
AMD works on major foundry pact for PC processors in Asia
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1/16/2002   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- By the end of the first quarter, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. plans to announce a major move to use silicon foundry capacity in Asia to produce PC processors, said AMD president Hector de J. Ruiz, during a conference call with analysts today.
AMD expects sequential sales decline in first quarter
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1/16/2002   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices today reported that net sales for the quarter ended December 30 grew by 24% sequentially. Led by record unit and record dollar sales of PC processors, AMD reported fourth quarter net sales of $951.9 million, which resulted in a net loss of $15.8 million or 5 cents per share. The company also said that assuming normal seasonal patterns in sales of PC processors and continued weakness in the flash memory product market, IT expects a sequential revenue decline in the first
AMD sales up 24% sequentially in Q4, cutting loss to $15.4 million
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1/16/2002   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--Advanced Micro Devices Inc. today reported a 24% sequential increase in net sales to $951.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2001 compared to $765.9 million in Q3. AMD posted a net loss of $15.8 million in the just-ended quarter compared to a net loss of $97.4 million in Q3.
Otellini named president and COO by Intel
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1/16/2002   Post a comment
Intel Corp. today announced that its board of directors has elected 27-year Intel veteran Paul S. Otellini president and chief operating officer.
Microsoft reported to ready all-in-one home gateway
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1/16/2002   Post a comment
Microsoft Corp. is on the verge of forging ahead with an all-in-on home gateway media center that will combine Xbox game console features with PC, PRV, 802.11, and DVD capabilities, said analyst Hans Mosesmann from Prudential Securities in San Francisco.
Via Technologies set to introduce DDR chipset for Athlon
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1/16/2002   Post a comment
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- In an effort to strengthen its leading position in the Advanced Micro Devices Inc. platform chipset business, Via Technologies Inc. is set to introduce a high-performance chipset supporting Athlon processors next month.
Intel to push Pentium 4 into notebook and Celeron segments
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1/15/2002   Post a comment
Intel Corp. today told financial analysts that Pentium 4 will accelerate into new markets by midyear with a notebook version, as well as into the value Celeron space using the same NetBurst quad-pumped architecture.
Intel to push Pentium 4 into notebook and Celeron segments
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1/15/2002   Post a comment
Intel Corp. Tuesday told financial analysts that Pentium 4 will accelerate into new markets by midyear with a notebook version, as well as into the value Celeron space using the same NetBurst quad-pumped architecture.
Transmeta adopts 'poison pill' measure
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1/15/2002   Post a comment
With its stock price having dropped 88% in the past 52 weeks, Transmeta Corp. today announced that its board of directors has adopted a "poison pill" measure to fend off any future unsolicited acquisition attempt.
Intel revenue and earnings easily top forecasts
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1/15/2002   Post a comment
Intel Corp. today announced fourth-quarter revenue of $7 billion, up 7% sequentially and down 20% year-over-year. Capital spending for 2002 is expected to be approximately $5.5 billion, versus $7.3 billion in 2001. Capital spending for 2002 is expected to be approximately $5.5 billion, versus $7.3 billion in 2001. Capital spending for 2002 is expected to be approximately $5.5 billion, versus $7.3 billion in 2001. Capital spending for 2002 is expected to be approximately $5.5 billion, versus
Intel ships Prestonia server microprocessor
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1/11/2002   Post a comment
Intel Corp. has started shipping sample quantities of its next-generation Prestonia server chip made on its 0.13-micron process, a spokesman confirmed Friday.
Intel uses 0.13-micron process to speed Pentium III to 1.4 GHz for new servers
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1/8/2002   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif.-- One day after launching its fastest Pentium 4 microprocessor, Intel Corp. today announced it has increased the speed of Pentium III server processors to 1.40 GHz. The faster Pentium III uses the same 0.13-micron, copper-interconnect process as Intel's new 2.2-GHz Pentium 4 (see Jan. 7 story).
Intel believes new 2.2-GHz Pentium 4 will help revive PC sales
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1/7/2002   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Intel Corp. contends its new Pentium 4 processor and double-data rate (DDR) chip set will help revive the sluggish PC market as consumers embrace their multimedia capabilities. As expected, Intel today formally introduced its 2.2-GHz Pentium 4, which is fabricated with 0.13-micron technology, and DDR chip set (see today's story).
Intel says new Pentium will help revive PC sales
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1/7/2002   Post a comment
Intel Corp. contends its new Pentium 4 processor and DDR chipset will help revive the sluggish PC market as consumers embrace their multimedia capabilities.
Intel, AMD officially launch competing 'fastest' PC processors
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1/7/2002   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The microprocessor battle between Intel Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. kicked into higher gear today with both companies officially launching their fastest MPU for personal computers. As expected, Intel formally introduced its 2.2-GHz Pentium 4 chip, based on 0.13-micron design rules and code-named "Northwood," while rival AMD rolled out its Athlon XP processor 2000+ processor.
Intel finally takes wraps off DDR chipset
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1/3/2002   Post a comment
Next Monday is D-Day for Intel, or more specifically DDR-Day, as the firm introduces its long-awaited 845D double data rate chipset and the 0.13-micron design rule Northwood Pentium 4 processor. Not to be outdone, Advanced Micro Devices on the same day will unveil its highest performance Athlon XP2000 processor, claimed to equal Intel's 2-GHz Pentium 4 MPUs. At $380-to-$390 each, the new AMD chip continues to undercut equivalent P4 processors.


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