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Intel could face delay on its 0.13-micron process
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4/27/2001   Post a comment
Intel Corp.'s projected Pentium 4 Northwood processor and 1.26-GHz Tualatin Pentium III processor may be impacted by a three-to-four month delay in a crucial piece of processing equipment, according to industry sources.
AMD rides off to the notebook races with Palomino
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4/27/2001   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. may have been a non-factor in the notebook computer race so far, but this quarter the company is finally going to bust out of the starting gate riding its Palomino notebook PC processor.
Intel to develop advanced compilers with Chinese organization
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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.
Intel launches Pentium 4 price war salvo
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4/26/2001   Post a comment
The US downturn has sparked off a price war in PC microprocessors.
Transmeta momentum fears
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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
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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.
Intel rolls out 1.7-GHz Pentium 4 at price of $352
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4/23/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Intel Corp. here today officially introduced its awaited 1.7-GHz Pentium 4 microprocessor. Intel's highest performing CPU is priced at $352 each in quantities of 1,000.
Price war appears inevitable between Intel and AMD
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4/20/2001   Post a comment
Rivals on several fronts, Intel Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. are partners in financial pain.
Transmeta remains in the red, reports net loss of $22.7 million in 1Q
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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
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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.
AMD's record PC processor sales push revenues to $1.19 billion in Q1
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4/18/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--Advanced Micro Devices Inc. today announced record PC processor sales in the first quarter pushed its revenues up 1% sequentially to $1.19 billion compared to $1.18 billion in Q4 of 2000. AMD's sales were up 9% compared to $1.09 billion in Q1 2000.
UPDATED: AMD easily beats earnings estimates
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4/18/2001   Post a comment
AMD today reported sales of $1.2 billion and net income of $124.8 million for the quarter ended April 1.
Intel loses $1 billion outside PC-centric Architecture Group in quarter
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4/18/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Intel Corp.'s move to break out its financial results for the first time disclosed the company had a first-quarter operating loss of $1 billion in its communications and emerging chip segments.
Intel maintains spending in face of profits decline as TI cuts
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4/18/2001   Post a comment
Intel reported one of the worst quarterly results in its history but is maintaining its massive capital expenditure target. At Texas Instruments, profits were halved and the company has decided to lay off 2500.
UPDATED: Intel earnings narrowly beat expectations
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4/17/2001   Post a comment
But although CEO Craig Barrett said the company's microprocessor business appeared to have stabilized, the company suffered an 82% drop in net income from a year ago.
Intel hopes Pentium 4 price cuts will spark momentum
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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.
Intel develops Chinese voice-recognition platform for future applications
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4/13/2001   Post a comment
BEIJING -- In an effort to optimize its microprocessor lines for next-generation applications, Intel Corp.'s subsidiary in China is developing an advanced voice-recognition software platform that promises to solve some major problems in the industry.
MIPS reports an 18.3% drop in earnings for Q1
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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
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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
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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
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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).
Sun confirms glitch in UltraSparc III processor
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4/5/2001   Post a comment
Sun Microsystems' new UltraSparc III processor has encountered what the firm calls a rare glitch in running one set of floating point calculations, a company spokesman confirmed Thursday.
National Semiconductor licenses TriMedia processor core
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4/3/2001   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp. today announced a strategic alliance with TriMedia Technologies. As part of the alliance, National will license the TriMedia TM32A media processor core for use in all Geode products.
Semiconductor companies spin out processor designers
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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.
Intel produces chips using 0.13-micron process
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4/2/2001   Post a comment
Intel Corp., said it has produced its first chips using 0.13- micron technology at its 300mm wafer development fab in Hillsboro, Ore.
AMD introduces 900-MHz Duron processor
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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.
Toshiba to spin off San Jose MPU engineering division
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4/2/2001   Post a comment
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) is spinning off its San Jose-based microprocessor engineering division as a wholly owned subsidiary called ArTile Microsystems Inc.


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