AMD tells Intel to 'get aboard' the 32/64-bit bandwagon News & Analysis 4/24/2002 Post a comment Advanced Micro Devices Inc. today announced it is collaborating with Microsoft to incorporate 64-bit support for the future 8th-generation processors into the Windows operating system. Dirk Meyer, group vice president of AMD Computation Products group, said AMD "would encourage Intel to get aboard" the combined x86 and 64-bit processor market. "We would welcome Intel's support to make this an industry standard," he added.
AMD to phase out Duron processors this year News & Analysis 4/17/2002 Post a comment Advanced Micro Devices will start phasing out its value Duron processor line by the end of the year in favor of Athlon for all price ranges, Chairman W. Jerry Sanders late Wednesday told a financial analysts conference call.
AMD sales fall 5% sequentially in Q1 despite record MPU shipments News & Analysis 4/17/2002 Post a comment SUNNYVALE, Calif.--Advanced Micro Devices Inc. today reported a net loss of $9.2 million on sales of $902.1 million in the first quarter. Despite shipping a record 8 million PC processors in the quarter, AMD said its Q1 revenues sequentially dropped 5% from the fourth quarter, partly because of weakness in flash memories.
AMD rolls out first 0.13-micron processors News & Analysis 4/17/2002 Post a comment Advanced Micro Devices Inc. Sunnyvale, Calif., today launched its first 130 nanometer mobile device line: the mobile AMD Athlon XP processor, with up to 1.5 GHz speed and a 266MHz front-side bus option.
Intel will pay Intergraph $300 million for patents in suit settlement News & Analysis 4/15/2002 Post a comment
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Intergraph Corp. and Intel Corp. today announced they have agreed to bury the legal hatchet in their dispute over microprocessor patents. Under the settlement, Intel will pay Intergraph $300 million. Intergraph will transfer ownership of patents not covered by a new cross-licensing agreement in the settlement.
Transmeta names Cirrus executive as new CEO News & Analysis 4/10/2002 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Transmeta Corp. today named a former executive from Cirrus Logic Inc. as its new chief executive officer, replacing industry veteran Murray A. Goldman, who temporarily took over the CEO post last fall to help stabilize the struggling microprocessor supplier (see Oct. 16 story).
Intel introduces 2.4-GHz Pentium 4, targets 3 GHz by year's end News & Analysis 4/2/2002 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Intel Corp. today officially launched its 2.4-GHz Pentium 4 processor, which the company said is now the world's fastest microprocessor for desktop computers. The central processor unit is being fabricated by Intel on 300-mm wafers using its 0.13-micron process technology.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.