Intel to develop advanced compilers with Chinese organization News & Analysis 4/26/2001 Post a comment BEIJING -- In an effort to optimize its microprocessors for next-generation applications, Intel Corp. will team up with the Institute of Computing Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences here to develop advanced software compilers for R&D purposes.
The research is targeted to develop compilers that improve the performance of Intel's Itanium processor family, said Patrick P. Gelsinger, vice president and chief technology officer of the Intel Architecture Group.
Transmeta momentum fears News & Analysis 4/26/2001 Post a comment US analysts are concerned that the technology slowdown may rob high-profile, microprocessor start-up Transmeta of vital momentum.
Intel offers highest-speed Pentium 4 for $352 News & Analysis 4/23/2001 Post a comment Intel Corp., as expected, today introduced its highest-speed, 1.7GHz Pentium 4 processor, at a bargain-basement $352 price. The Santa Clara, Calif., chip giant also demonstrated its new 1.4-GHz Xeon (code-named Foster), designed for servers and workstations, at the National Association of Broadcasters connvention in Las Vegas.
Transmeta remains in the red, reports net loss of $22.7 million in 1Q News & Analysis 4/19/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif.-- Transmeta Corp. today reported sales of $18.6 million for the first quarter ended March 30, compared with zero for the same period last year and a 50.2% jump sequentially. .
Pro forma net loss, which excludes the effect of amortization of deferred charges, was $13.2 million, or $0.10 per share for the first quarter of 2001. This is compared with a pro forma net loss of $16.7 million, or $0.56 per share for the first quarter of 2000.
Transmeta revenues jump 50% from prior quarter News & Analysis 4/19/2001 Post a comment Transmeta Corp. today reported revenue for the first quarter ended March 30, was $18.6 million, compared with zero for the same period last year and an increase of 50.2% from the fourth quarter of 2000 revenue of $12.4 million.
Intel hopes Pentium 4 price cuts will spark momentum News & Analysis 4/13/2001 Post a comment Intel Corp. isn't kidding when it says it will make the Pentium 4 a mainstream PC microprocessor: In a series of rapid-fire cuts that began earlier this month, the company is aiming to slash the new chip to about half of its week-ago price.
MIPS reports an 18.3% drop in earnings for Q1 News & Analysis 4/12/2001 Post a comment MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- MIPS Technologies Inc. here today reported a net of $8.4 million for its third fiscal quarter ended March 31, an 18.3% drop compared to the $10.3 million figure posted in like period a year ago.
The Mountain View, Calif.-based chip maker also reported flat sales of $27.8 million, compared to $27 million in the like period a year ago.
Intel and AMD continue processor speed battle News & Analysis 4/9/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The microprocessor speed battle between Intel Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. continues to rev up. Intel plans to unveil its 1.7-GHz Pentium 4 chip in a few weeks, while AMD is expected to introduce a 1.4-GHz--or possibly faster--Athlon processor in a few months, according to industry sources.
Intel and AMD continue processor speed battle News & Analysis 4/9/2001 Post a comment Intel Corp. and AMD will continue their processor clock speedway duel with Intel unveiling in two weeks a 1.7-GHz Pentium 4 chip, while AMD in a few months is expected to announce a new version of its Athlon running at 1.4-GHz and possibly faster, according to industry sources.
Sun confirms glitch in UltraSparc III processor News & Analysis 4/5/2001 Post a comment PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Sun Microsystems Inc.'s new UltraSparc III processor has encountered what the firm calls a rare glitch in running one set of floating point calculations, a company spokesman here confirmed today (April 5).
Semiconductor companies spin out processor designers News & Analysis 4/3/2001 Post a comment STMicroelectronics (ST) and Hitachi have formed a spin-off company to develop and sell cores based on the high end of the SuperH architecture. At the same time, Toshiba America Electronic Components has said that it is spinning out its California-based processor-design operation.
AMD introduces 900-MHz Duron processor News & Analysis 4/2/2001 Post a comment Advanced Micro Devices Monday moved to cut into archrival Intel Corp.'s value-end PC dominance by unveiling a 900-MHz Duron processor, the highest speed MPU for this market segment.