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Microcontrollers and DSPs projected to grow in 2002
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10/31/2001   Post a comment
Both the microcontroller and digital signal processor markets are expected to rebound in 2002 following sharp drops this year, according to iSuppli Corp.
Intel relying heavily on distributors to sell Pentium 4
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10/31/2001   Post a comment
Intel Corp. will ship close to half of Pentium 4 chips through distributors in this quarter, said Paul Otellini, executive vice president and general manager of the Intel Architecture Group. Otellini, as on previous conference calls with analysts, reiterated the strong growth of the distributor channel for PC processors, which grew 46% in the third quarter over the same period a year ago. "The distributor channels last quarter accounted for 24% of all Pentium 4 shipments and will account for 4
Intel CEO looks 'beyond the turbulence' in market during two-hour Web cast
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10/30/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- During a two-hour Web cast today, Intel president and CEO Craig Barrett place his emphasis on "looking beyond the turbulence" in 2001 as he and other top executives outlined plans for better times next year. Those plans include the delivery of a 3-GHz Pentium microprocessor in 2002.
Intel and AMD battle over antitrust documents
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10/24/2001   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and Intel Corp. are battling over whether court documents from an U.S. antitrust case against Intel can be used to bolster AMD's antitrust complaint against Intel Corp. at the European Commission.
Intel hopes to leverage processor technology into RF and SiGe
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10/19/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Intel Corp. here gave a rare glimpse of just how the company fans out its most advanced microprocessor fabrication technologies into new markets, including its upcoming foray into the radio-frequency (RF) and silicon-germanium (SiGe) chip sectors. During a press briefing at Intel's headquarters earlier this week, the company outlined its major push into 0.13-micron technology (see Oct. 17 story ). As part o
Via challenges Intel in high-stakes gamble
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10/19/2001   Post a comment
TAIPEI -- Via Technologies Inc. is looking for new pastures even as Intel Corp. tries to raise a fence around the company's Pentium 4 chipset business.
AMD unveils Hammer processor architecture as challenge to Intel's Itanium
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10/19/2001   Post a comment
AMD has unveiled the architecture of its forthcoming 64bit Hammer processor, its proposed competitor to Intel's Itanium family.
Transmeta's earnings fall short of expectations
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10/18/2001   Post a comment
Transmeta Corp., Santa Clara, Calif., posted revenues of $5 million for its third quarter of fiscal 2001, ended September 28, 2001, which were in line with the company's guidance reported last week.
Transmeta fires CEO after eight months
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10/18/2001   Post a comment
Chip manufacturer Transmeta has fired its CEO Mark Allen after just eight months in the job.
Update: AMD expects another operating loss this quarter
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10/17/2001   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices today reported third quarter net sales were $765,870,000, a decline of 22% compared with sales of $985,264,000 in the second quarter of 2001. AMD reported sales of $1.2 billion in the third quarter of 2000.
Transmeta replaces CEO with chairman
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10/16/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--As part of a management shakeup, microprocessor startup Transmeta Corp. today named Murray A. Goldman, a retired executive from Motorola Inc., as its new chief executive officer.
Update: Intel's revenues come in a bit above expectations
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10/16/2001   Post a comment
Intel Corp.'s third quarter revenue rose 3% from the second quarter, slightly exceeding analysts' average expectations as strong shipments of microprocessors and motherboards offset declining average selling prices for the company's main products.
Intel discloses 'Nocona' processor development for future 32-bit servers
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10/16/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Proving that 32-bit microprocessors will remain viable in servers for years to come, Intel Corp. here announced the development of a new chip for use in high-end systems. The new processor, code-named Nocona, is a 32-bit chip that will ship in the 2003 time frame, said Dileep Bhandarkar, director of the Enterprise Architecture Lab at Intel of Santa Clara, Calif. "Nocona extends our IA-32 line of processors," he said. "It's targeted for the high-volume, dual-processor server market,
Intel expected to scrap a planned Rambus chipset
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10/16/2001   Post a comment
Intel Corp. has decided to cancel the Tulloch chipset slated to support the four-bank version of Direct Rambus DRAM for Pentium 4, according to industry sources.
Intel executive says gigahertz isn't everything
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10/15/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- A key Intel Corp. executive today acknowledged that increasing microprocessor speed is essential, but it's no longer enough to sell computers.
National's new info-appliance MPU packs enhanced x86 core, power management
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10/15/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Pushing ahead with its information appliances chip strategy, National Semiconductor Corp. this week will officially launch its new Geode GX2 series of integrated processors, based on a re-engineered x86-based core, 0.15-micron process technology, and a new modular architecture with built-in power management circuits.
PLDs make inroads with processor designs
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10/15/2001   Post a comment
When programmable logic suppliers first set out to put microprocessors on their chips, market watchers were impressed by the concept despite reservations about the ability to mass manufacture them.
Network processors on track for rapid growth
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10/15/2001   Post a comment
The network processor market, a ray of encouragement in what is an otherwise depressed chip sector, has come into its own.
AMD's new server processors face an uphill fight
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10/15/2001   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. this week will unveil its highest-speed two-way server microprocessors to date. But many analysts expect the fact that the company has temporarily bested Intel Corp. in the clock-rate race to fall on deaf ears.
Intersil, startup Primarion to develop multi-GHz power management ICs
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10/15/2001   Post a comment
IRVINE, Calif.--Intersil Corp. here today announced an investment in two-year-old Primarion Corp., a power and communications IC supplier in Arizona, and plans to form an alliance with the startup company in digital power management solutions for PCs, servers, and notebook computers.
Transmeta promises 1-GHz processor integrating graphics, PC chip-set functions
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10/15/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE--Transmeta Corp. today announced plans to ship a highly integrated, system-on-chip version of its low-power consuming Crusoe PC processor during the second half of 2002. The x86-compatible processor will have 1-GHz speeds and combine Northbridge, Southbridge, and graphics functions on a single device, according to the company.
MIPS enhances architecture for microprocessor makeover
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10/15/2001   Post a comment
MIPS Technologies has added a number of enhancements to its base architecture that make its embedded microprocessors look more like microcontrollers.
IBM turns to new design, process tricks to make power-miser PowerPC
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10/12/2001   Post a comment
EAST FISHKILL, NY--IBM Corp. today disclosed development of a new low-power consuming PowerPC processor that employs a mixed bag of IC-fabrication and design technologies to dramatically extend battery life in portable communications and computing products.
Athlon XP packs new 'hooks' for added speed in Windows XP systems, says AMD
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10/9/2001   Post a comment
SAN FRANCISCO -- Advanced Micro Devices Inc. today formally launched its most powerful PC processor series, called Athlon XP, and it announced support from Microsoft Corp., which has added features to its upcoming Windows XP operating system to take advantage of unique features in AMD's newest central processing units.
AMD tries to wean PC industry from CPU-megahertz benchmarks
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10/9/2001   Post a comment
SAN FRANCISCO -- With the formal launch of its high-end Athlon XP microprocessor series, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. today announced an effort to literally change the way PC central processing units are gauged.
Translation moves to 'synthetic CPU' to borrow processor code
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10/8/2001   Post a comment
Manchester startup Transitive Technologies has built a binary translator for MIPS systems running Linux set-top boxes and similar designs that can execute and optimise software written for x86-based PCs on-the-fly.
AMD blames PC processor prices for shortfall in Q3 sales; wider loss expected
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10/5/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--Advanced Micro Devices Inc. today blamed price erosion in PC microprocessors for causing an unexpected shortfall in third-quarter revenues, which fell 22% from $985.3 million in Q2. AMD had been expecting a sequential decline of 10-to-15%.
IBM powers servers with Power4
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10/4/2001   Post a comment
Xyron says 'Self-Managed Silicon' will speed any MPU, ASIC, programmable IC
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10/3/2001   Post a comment
PORTLAND, Ore -- Five-year-old Xyron Corp. here today said it expects to complete a $2.4 million round in financing this month to help it license patented circuit technology for more efficient microprocessors, ASICs, and sub-$50 programmable logic ICs.


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