Barrett says Intel expects 10% hike in MPU sales News & Analysis 2/27/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- Intel Corp. president Craig Barrett told the Intel Developers Forum Tuesday that despite the current PC industry downturn his firm "is operating under internal guidance" that its microprocessor and chipset sales will increase about 10 percent this year.
AMD constructs $45 million test, design center for MPUs in Singapore News & Analysis 2/27/2001 Post a comment SINGAPORE--In a move to expand its Asian resources for microprocessor products, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. today (Feb. 27) broke ground for a new $45 million semiconductor testing and chip design facility in Singapore. The seven-story testing facility and design center will be operational in the second half of 2002, said the Sunnyvale, Calif., company.
Intel lobbies for 400MHz DDR SDRAM News & Analysis 2/26/2001 Post a comment Intel Corp. is quietly pushing the DRAM industry to develop a 400MHz double-data-rate SDRAM to succeed today's memory devices in PCs and server applications, according to industry sources familiar with the company's initiative. Sources said Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., is calling on the industry to develop the higher-speed chips, which would be approximately 66% faster than emerging PC266 DDR SDRAM, to match memory clock speeds to the company's 400MHz IA-32 quad-pumped processor bus. Intel is hop
Intel hedges bets in processor market with new Pentium chips, sources say News & Analysis 2/23/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- In an apparent move to hedge its bets in the microprocessor market, Intel Corp. will shortly announce new versions of its Pentium III and 4 chips, according to sources.
Intel is reportedly expected to expand its Pentium 4 processor line by shortly announcing a 1.7-GHz version of the chip, according to sources. At present, Intel's fastest Pentium 4 processor runs at 1.5-GHz.
Smartcards gear up for 100MHz clock rates News & Analysis 2/23/2001 Post a comment Future processors' smartcards will have to have performance of at least 100MHz as the functions of the core are spread around the chip for security reasons, according to the chief architect of SmartMIPS core.
Via looks to conquer new worlds News & Analysis 2/20/2001 Post a comment In an exclusive interview, Wen-chi Chen, 45, Via's president and chief executive, talked to EBN's editor at large Jack Robertson and EBN freelance editor Faith Hung in Taipei about the future of the company, including Via's planned Pentium 4 chipset, which is expected to hit the market later this year.
ATI supports AMD's HyperTransport chip-interconnect technology News & Analysis 2/13/2001 Post a comment MARKHAM, Ontario -- ATI Technologies Inc. here today (Feb. 13) tossed its support behind the HyperTransport interconnect technology from Advanced Micro Devices Inc., which is promoting the point-to-point link as way to break bus bottlenecks inside personal computers and other systems.
Microsoft opens up to embedded News & Analysis 2/13/2001 Post a comment
The potential riches of the Internet appliance market are prompting players from all sectors of the industry to be more liberal with closely guarded architectural plans in the interest of gaining market share.
Intel speeds up launch of Brookdale News & Analysis 2/9/2001 Post a comment TAIPEI, TAIWAN -- Intel Corp. will accelerate the debut of its double-data-rate SDRAM-enabled chipset for the Pentium 4 microprocessor, pulling in the launch date from the first quarter of 2002 to October of this year, said sources with knowledge of the company's plans.
HP taps new foundry for PA-RISC processors News & Analysis 2/8/2001 Post a comment To pump more life into its PA-RISC processor family, Hewlett-Packard Co. has apparently switched from Intel Corp. to another foundry partner most likely IBM Microelectronics that is capable of making high-speed processors using silicon-on-insulator (SOI) and copper interconnects. The process will first be used to manufacture HP's 0.18-micron-based PA-8700 processor, set to debut this year.
Intel technologist cites power as biggest issue News & Analysis 2/5/2001 Post a comment Moore's Law brings more than increases in the number of transistors per chip; it also brings dramatic increases in power consumption and power density. If current trends continue, you would have a device with 425 million transistors in 2005 and a processor with 1.8 billion transistors by 2010, said Pat Gelsinger, Intel's vice president and chief technology officer.
Intel pulls McKinley paper from ISSCC News & Analysis 2/2/2001 Post a comment Attendees of next week's International Solid-State Circuits Conference expecting to get a look under the hood of Intel's next-generation IA-64 processor may be disappointed to learn that Intel has withdrawn the paper from the conference.