U.S.-based Cradle hopes India's software will reshape MPU business News & Analysis 3/30/2001 Post a comment DELHI, India--Silicon Valley startup Cradle Technologies Inc. today (March 30) launched a software initiative in India to build development support for its Universal Micro System (UMS) platform and plant the seeds for a new crop of "chipless chip" companies that could redefine the microprocessor business.
AMD unveils 1.3-GHz Athlon processors News & Analysis 3/22/2001 Post a comment Advanced Micro Devices as expected on Thursday introduced its new highest speed 1.3-GHz and 1.33-GHZ Athlon processors with DDR memory at the Cebit computer show in Hannover, Germany.
Via readies second volley in CPU battle News & Analysis 3/21/2001 Post a comment TAIPEI, Taiwan Hoping to strike deeper into the CPU market, Via Technologies will officially unveil its second generation microprocessor at two upcoming conferences later this month, including CeBit in Hannover, Germany and WinHEC in Anaheim, Calif.
And based on tests claiming that it performs equitably against Intel's Celeron on commonly used 2D applications, the company believes it can win 5-to-7% market share this year.
Intel unveils final Pentium III Xeon processor News & Analysis 3/21/2001 Post a comment Intel Corp. Wednesday as expected introduced its last Pentium III Xeon processor, a 900-MHz chip for four-to-eight way servers. Next quarter the next geneation IA-32 Xeon family (code-named Foster) will debut with speeds initially at 1.4-GHz.
Intel ships new, 900-MHz Xeon microprocessor for servers News & Analysis 3/21/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Intel Corp. here today (March 21) announced it has begun shipping a new Xeon processor line for high-end servers.
More than a dozen server OEMs have endorsed the new Xeon chip, which is based on a 900-MHz Pentium III processor core, advanced Level 2 cache, and other features.
Notebook PC Industry Backs Intel's 1-GHz mobile chip News & Analysis 3/19/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Intel Corp. officially launched its 1-GHz mobile Pentium III on Monday, but it seems almost everyone already has one.
According to Intel, the chip has been designed into approximately 16 notebooks from 12 manufacturers, some available today. Hewlett-Packard Co. even began selling its Pavilion N6395 in retail stores such as Best Buy on Sunday, March 18.
Intel's 1-GHz mobile chip to launch Monday News & Analysis 3/18/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Intel Corp. will announce its 1-GHz mobile Pentium III on Monday, sources said, almost certainly beating rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc. to the punch.
Intel and AMD have dueled before, both preannouncing 1-GHz
desktop chips last year. But this time is different: Intel's customers -- OEMs such as Dell Computer Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co., and IBM -- have finished notebooks waiting to ship.
SiS claims to ship chipset for Intel's Tualatin News & Analysis 3/13/2001 Post a comment Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) of Taiwan Tuesday claimed it shipping production quantities of a single data rate SDRAM chipset and also a double data rate (DDR) chipset for Intel Corp.'s upcoming Tualatin 1.13-gigahertz Pentium III processor.
National says new 333-MHz Geode GX1 is 'easy' on the eyes News & Analysis 3/12/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- An enhancement to the Geode GX1 processor from National Semiconductor Corp. will speed up synchronous DRAM performance in systems by 10% and provide users of thin-client devices with improved graphics, said the Santa Clara chip maker.
AMD's Athlon lands slot in IBM's server line News & Analysis 3/12/2001 Post a comment Putting another dent in Intel's armor, IBM Corp. will shortly introduce a line of front-end network servers using dual Athlon processors from Advanced Micro Devices Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif., making it the latest OEM to break ranks and put AMD MPUs in its corporate systems.
Intel's MPU inventory builds up while it plans new capacity News & Analysis 3/9/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Intel Corp.'s internal inventory of microprocessors is reaching the upper end of its acceptable range despite the fact that customers have managed to reduce their stockpile of MPUs in most locations, according to company executives. The internal inventory buildup underscores just how bad the computer business is being hit by weakening economic conditions around the world.
Ruiz cagy about AMD's 1.3-GHz Athlon News & Analysis 3/6/2001 Post a comment The microprocessor market waited eagerly for AMD Tuesday to kick off the next 1.3-GHz speed grade for its Athlon MPU -- but the MPU firm reportedly felt under no such pressure and continued to keep the higher speed chip in the wings.
NEC business PC to feature AMD Athlon in Europe News & Analysis 3/5/2001 Post a comment Advanced Micro Devices Inc. today broke the corporate PC barrier in Europe, as NEC Computers International unveiled a 1.2-GHz Athlon processor and DDR memory in its Direction SP line for the business and government markets.
Intergraph claims victory over Intel in patent dispute News & Analysis 3/2/2001 Post a comment A federal court ruled Thursday that Intel Corp. is not licensed to use microprocessor technology owned by Intergraph Corp., technology that Intergraph says Intel uses in its Pentium products. Intel officials said the court ruling involved licensing issues, not the patents, which Intel claims are invalid.
Transmeta CEO steps down News & Analysis 3/2/2001 Post a comment Transmeta Corp.'s chief executive and co-founder David R. Ditzel has relinquished his current role and will serve as vice
chairman and chief technology officer for the company. Mark K. Allen, the company's president and chief operating officer, has been named as Transmeta's chief executive.
Intel ready to speed up P4 production News & Analysis 3/2/2001 Post a comment After a long gestation hampered by chipset problems, Intel has said that shipments of its Pentium 4 processor are expected to increase more quickly than any other processor as a proportion of the output of its fabs, helped by a switch to more widely available memories.