Via launches 750MHz microprocessor News & Analysis 5/29/2001 Post a comment TAIPEI, Taiwan -- In a bid to grab market share in the tough microprocessor business, Via Technologies Inc. has launched a 750 MHz CPU that targets the low-end PC and information appliance products.
Intel finally unwraps the Itanium News & Analysis 5/25/2001 Post a comment Several server OEMs, including Dell Computer, Hewlett-Packard, and IBM, are expected to concurrently unveil systems using Intel's first 64-bit chip to penetrate the high-end enterprise
server and workstation market.
Via rolls out processor line with small, low-cost EBGA package News & Analysis 5/25/2001 Post a comment TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan's Via Technologies Inc. here today announced an x86-based microprocessor line that features a new, low-cost package.
Available at speed grades up to 733-MHz, the new VIA C3 E-Series microprocessor line from Via comes in an small EBGA package. Applications for the chip include low-cost PCs, digital set-top boxes, embedded systems, and other products.
Dell rolls out world's first server based on Intel's 64-bit Itanium processor line News & Analysis 5/22/2001 Post a comment AUSTIN, Tex. -- Hoping to get a jump on its competitors, Dell Computer Corp. late today announced what could be the world's first server based on Intel Corp.'s much-delayed, 64-bit Itanium microprocessor line.
Dell's PowerEdge 7150, to be available later this year, is a high-end server line designed for use in power-intensive applications, such as database processing, enterprise resource planning (ERP), and Internet commerce.
Intel beefs up mobile processor line with low-power MPUs News & Analysis 5/21/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- In response to competitive chips from Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and Transmeta Corp., Intel Corp. here today rolled out a line of microprocessors designed for low-power mobile PCs.
The announcements from Intel include a line of Pentium III and Celeron processors designed for use in a range of mobile PC applications.
New chips power graphics-rich game consoles News & Analysis 5/18/2001 Post a comment
LOS ANGELES -- This week's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) featured the unveiling of Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox and Nintendo's GameCube system for the game console market in which analysts say there is plenty of demand to go around for new entrants and technologies.
Broadband spawning new kind of MPU News & Analysis 5/18/2001 Post a comment The prevalence of broadband networks is giving rise to a new breed of encryption-specific microprocessor, which is becoming a mandatory system component to ensure secure, robust Internet connections in high-speed LANs.
AMD turns up heat on Intel by sampling 1.4- and 1.5-GHz processors News & Analysis 5/18/2001 Post a comment SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Turning up the heat in the microprocessor wars, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is sampling its fastest x86-based chips to date to key system manufacturers, according to sources.
AMD is shipping its 1.4- and 1.5-GHz family of Athlon processors, which will be officially introduced in June and July, respectively, sources said. The products represent the company's fastest processors to data. At present, AMD's fastest Athlon MPUs run at speeds up to 1.3-GHz.
Intel says it has 'Internet-on-a-chip' News & Analysis 5/17/2001 Post a comment Intel Corp. announced at its Developer Forum in Amsterdam that it has demonstrated the ability to produce a single chip that integrates the three major portions of its next-generation cellular handset platform: RISC processor, DSP, and flash memory.
Intel, HP expand processor alliance to telecom systems News & Analysis 5/17/2001 Post a comment AMSTERDAM -- Intel Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co. today announced plans to expand their alliance in microprocessor architectures to include new systems applications for telecommunications companies and service providers. As part of the effort, HP said it will build carrier-grade server systems, with combined voice and data networking capabilities, based on the Intel Architecture of processors.
Transmeta lands another Sony design win News & Analysis 5/16/2001 Post a comment Transmeta Corp. followed up its first Crusoe processor design win with Sony Electronics' Vaio notebook PC by Wednesday getting its low-power MPU into the second generation Vaio portable PC.
Toshiba notebook becomes Transmeta's biggest CPU design win yet News & Analysis 5/7/2001 Post a comment TOKYO -- Toshiba Corp. today announced a new notebook PC based on Transmeta Corp.'s x86-compatible Crusoe processor. The introduction is seen by industry observers as the biggest design win yet for Santa Clara, Calif.-based Transmeta, which is attempting to compete with giant Intel Corp. and carve out a position in portable PCs.
Impact of Rambus DDR royalty seen as small for now News & Analysis 5/4/2001 Post a comment RICHMOND, Va.--This week's disclosure that Rambus Inc. is charging higher-than-expected rates of 3.5% for access to its double-data-rate SDRAM technology may not yield an immediate cost advantage for those few suppliers operating outside the company's royalty web.
AMD readies HyperTransport bus consortium News & Analysis 5/4/2001 Post a comment As Intel Corp. readies its 3GIO spec for a fall debut at the Intel Developer Forum, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is quietly working to form an industry consortium based on the HyperTransport I/O technology, with an unveiling similarly slated for later this year. But proponents of rival networking interconnect technologies say HyperTransport's PC roots leave it wanting in embedded-system attributes.
Intel and Via still in talks over Pentium 4 chip set technology News & Analysis 5/2/2001 Post a comment TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan's Via Technologies Inc. is still in discussions with Intel Corp. to obtain a license for its Pentium 4-compatible chip set technology, sources said.
Via has a Pentium 4-based chip set waiting in the wings, but the Taiwan company cannot legally sell the product without a license from Intel. The product from Via reportedly supports both SDRAM and double-data-rate (DDR) SDRAM memory.
Via's April sales up 32.7% due to strong PC chip set demand News & Analysis 5/2/2001 Post a comment TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan's Via Technologies Inc. here today reported sales of $99 million for the month of April, an increase of 32.7% from the $74.6 million figure posted in the like period a year ago.
From January to April, Via reported sales of $418 million, an increase of 68.6% from the $247.9 million posted a year ago.
Via's new processor roadmap calls for 1.2-GHz chip News & Analysis 5/1/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Via Technologies Inc. here today disclosed its new microprocessor roadmap, including plans to develop an x86-based product with speeds up to 1.2-GHz.
The company plans to announce a 1.2-GHz processor by year's end, with shipments slated for late 2001 or early 2002, said Dan Havey, director of U.S. marketing for Via, based in Taipei, Taiwan.
AMD delays Hammer processors News & Analysis 5/1/2001 Post a comment Advanced Micro Devices Inc. will delay the release of its Hammer processor family by two to six months, which could push their release to the second half of 2002 under a worst-case scenario.
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