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Intel prepares to launch 1.8-GHz Pentium 4 in CPU speed battle
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6/28/2001   Post a comment
NEW YORK -- At the Technology Exchange Week trade show here, an Intel Corp. executive disclosed plans to officially unveil two new microprocessors in July, including the company's fastest Pentium 4 chip.
Alpha's demise thwarts Samsung's processor dreams, analysts say
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6/26/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.'s costly efforts to enter the microprocessor field may have abruptly ended this week, especially after Compaq Computer Corp.'s decision to kill the 64-bit Alpha processor by 2004 or so. In 1998, Samsung created a U.S. joint venture with Compaq--called Alpha Processor Inc. (API)--to help it enter the high-end processor market. The venture was also aimed at expanding Samsung's non-memory chip business.
API NetWorks sees life after apparent death of Alpha processor
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6/26/2001   Post a comment
CONCORD, Mass. -- Compaq Computer Corp.'s decision to end the development of the 64-bit Alpha microprocessor line by 2004 or so will have a major impact on the PC maker and other companies, especially for API NetWorks Inc. API, formerly known as Alpha Processor Inc., was dealt a blow, when Intel Corp. on Monday signed a deal to take over Compaq's 64-bit Alpha processor technology. Compaq will also move all of its 64-bit server and workstations to Intel IA-64 bit processors by 2004, thereby endi
Intel's 870 chip set, Pentium 4 and other ICs to air at 'Hot Chips'
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6/26/2001   Post a comment
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- During the annual Hot Chips Conference at Stanford University here in mid-August, Intel Corp. plans to disclose more details about its Pentium 4 and Itanium processor series as well as the awaited 870 chip set, which supports double data rate (DDR) synchronous DRAMs in computer servers. The 870 will also support Direct Rambus DRAMs.
Transmeta MPUs leverage latest Taiwan technologies from TSMC and ASE
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6/25/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Transmeta Corp.'s newest x86-based microprocessor series--which are being officially unveiled here today--will take advantage of the latest 0.13-micron process and flip-chip packaging technologies from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) and Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE), respectively.
Intel quietly unveils Tualatin chip for servers
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6/22/2001   Post a comment
Intel Corp. this week quietly launched its long-awaited Tualatin 0.13-micron process 1.13-GHz Pentium III processor, aimed at servers.
Race heats up for 0.13-micron MPUs for notebooks, but portable market is slowing
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6/22/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The race to deliver the world's first 0.13-micron microprocessors is heating up, particularly in the notebook PCs arena. But the new processor technology is coming at an inopportune time for suppliers as the current slowdown in desktop PCs begins to spread into the notebook space, according to analysts.
Transmeta chooses TSMC instead of IBM for new chips
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6/22/2001   Post a comment
Transmeta Corp. has chosen Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. to make its next generation Crusoe TM5800 and TM5500 processors, sparking speculation that Transmeta will eventually opt for TSMC to serve as its primary fab source instead of IBM Corp.
Transmeta, Seiko to develop 'energy-saving' processors for notebooks and Internet appliances
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6/21/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Transmeta Corp. and Seiko Epson Corp. here today announced that they will co-develop a future line of "energy-saving" microprocessors, chip sets, and other products for notebook PCs and Internet appliances. Under the terms, the companies will co-develop low-power processors that combines Transmeta's Crusoe family of x86-based MPUs and Seko Epson's "energy-saving" chip technology.
Transmeta says TSMC--not IBM--is sole foundry for its new 0.13-micron processors
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6/21/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- During a conference call with analysts on Thursday, Transmeta Corp. confirmed that its new, 0.13-micron microprocessors will be solely manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC)--not IBM Microelectronics. TSMC will make Transmeta's 0.13-micron chips on a foundry basis in two locations in Taiwan, including its Fab 4 facility in Hsinchu and Fab 6 plant in Tainan, said Mark Allen, president and CEO of Transmeta. "We are not ramping up 0.13-micron tec
Transmeta cuts outlook because of Japanese economy
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6/20/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif.-- Despite a series of high-profile design wins in recent weeks, microprocessor supplier Transmeta Corp. today had bad news for investors. The startup said it was cutting its outlook and lowering revenue estimates for the current quarter by 40-to-45% due to weak demand for processors in portable computer systems.
Transmeta blames weakness in Japan for lower revenues in Q2
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6/20/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif.-- Despite a series of high-profile design wins in recent weeks, microprocessor supplier Transmeta Corp. today had bad news for investors. The startup said it was cutting its outlook and lowering revenue estimates for the current quarter by 40-to-45% due to weak demand for processors in portable computer systems.
Intel's Brookdale chip set will cause Pentium 4-based motherboards to fall by 25%, sources said
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6/15/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Prices for PC motherboards based on Intel Corp.'s Pentium 4 microprocessor are expected to tumble by 25% or more--that is for products built around the company's new SDRAM-enabled Brookdale chip set, according to Asian board makers. The Brookdale-enabled Pentium 4 boards are expected to narrow the wide and troublesome price gap between these products and motherboards built around the aging Pentium III processor, according to analysts.
Transmeta to roll out first 0.13-micron processors this month, sources say
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6/13/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Responding to competitive products from Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and Intel Corp., Transmeta Corp. is readying its first x86-based microprocessor lines, built around a 0.13-micron process technology, sources said. The new chips, dubbed the TM5500 and TM5800, are the latest members of the company's Crusoe family of x86-based processors, sources said. The Santa Clara-based company will roll out these chips on June 26.
Closer Look: Intel coaxes Taiwan firms to make motherboards
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6/13/2001   Post a comment
TAIPEI -- Intel is back to cajoling Taiwan's motherboard vendors to make lower-cost Pentium 4 Direct Rambus boards.
Nintendo uses IBM and ATI to power new Gamecube
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6/12/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE --Powered by an IBM Corp. PowerPC processor and a graphics processor from ATI Technologies Inc., Nintendo at the Embedded Processor Forum here today unveiled technical aspects of its Gamecube game system which the company hopes will dominate the Christmas 2001 season.
Protocol keeps dual processor fed
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6/12/2001   Post a comment
PMC-Sierra has developed the first single-chip multiprocessor based on the MIPS architecture.
Panel calls for reform of U.S. export controls on processors, computers
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6/8/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- The Semiconductor Industry Association today endorsed a proposal to eliminate U.S. export controls on general-purpose computers and microprocessors that exceed the government's "Millions of Theoretical Operations Per Second" (MTOPS) threshold.
Intel expects to hit Q2 estimates, continues to see stronger second half
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6/7/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Just prior to its planned conference call today, Intel Corp. said it expects second-quarter revenues to be within its previous guidance, falling slightly below the midpoint of the range predicted in mid-April.
AMD rolls out 1.4GHz Athlon
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6/6/2001   Post a comment
AMD rolls out 1.4-GHz Athlon as speed race continues with Intel
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6/6/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--As expected, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. today launched its fastest speed grades of PC microprocessors--a 1.4-GHz Athlon for high-end personal computers and a 950-MHz Duron central processor for home and lower-range business systems.
Taiwan's Via rolls out world's first mobile processor based on 0.13-micron technology
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6/5/2001   Post a comment
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- At the Computex trade show here today, Taiwan's Via Technologies Inc. rolled out a mobile version of its so-called VIA C3 microprocessor line, based on a 0.13-micron process technology. Debuting at speeds of 800-MHz, the new mobile VIA C3 processor from Via features the world's smallest die size and lowest power consumption.
Intel samples 0.13-micron Pentium 4 in Taiwan
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6/5/2001   Post a comment
TAIPEI -- Intel Corp. has shipped samples of its next- generation 0.13-micron process Pentium 4 Northwood processor to Taiwan's key motherboard makers, preparing for a late fourth quarter launch. ASUSTek Computer Inc. and Gigabyte Technology Co. officials interviewed Tuesday at the Computex computer show confirmed they are starting to prepare Northwood boards for the expected 2-GHz processor. Engineering specialists staffing Computex booths of the other Big Five motherboard makers said they cou
Improv moves Jazz DSP core into high-volume 16-bit markets
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6/5/2001   Post a comment
BEVERLY, Mass. -- Taking aim at a broader range of DSP applications, Improv Systems Inc. here this week rolled out its Jazz 2 digital signal processor technology, using a streamlined 16-bit derivative of its initial 32-bit Jazz 1 architecture launched last year.
Intel samples 0.13-micron Pentium 4 in Taiwan
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6/5/2001   Post a comment
TAIPEI -- Intel Corp. has shipped samples of its next- generation 0.13-micron process Pentium 4 Northwood processor to Taiwan's key motherboard makers, preparing for a late fourth quarter launch.
AMD's new processors and chip set propels company into server market
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6/5/2001   Post a comment
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- At the Computex trade show here today, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. entered the high-end, x86-based microprocessor business by rolling out a line of chips for single- and dual-processor servers. Based on a 0.18-micron process technology with copper-interconnects, AMD's new Athlon MP (multiprocessor) platform includes two microprocessors and a chip set.
Nvidia enters integrated chip set market supporting AMD Athlon processors
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6/4/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Nvidia Corp. here today formally enter the PC chip set business by rolling out an integrate product that is designed for PCs based on Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s Athlon microprocessor line.
Intel to show long-awaited 'Brookdale' chip set in Taiwan, say sources
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6/4/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Look for Intel Corp. this week to show samples of its long-awaited chip set line that supports SDRAM memory for the Pentium 4 microprocessor, according to sources.
Railtrack evaluates schoolboy's device
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6/4/2001   Post a comment
Railtrack is evaluating a design from a Young Electronic Designer Awards finalist who has invented a cheap rail safety device that could help prevent disasters like the Hatfield crash.
Groups face off over 64bit chips
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6/4/2001   Post a comment
The battle to dominate the next-generation 64bit chip market has begun in earnest, with Intel and Hewlett-Packard (HP) releasing their Itanium microprocessor and Transmeta planning to use Advanced Micro Devices' HyperTransport technology to develop 64bit processors.
AMD to attack Intel with new 1.4-GHz Athlon and 950-MHz Duron processors
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6/1/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- In another attack on Intel Corp. in the microprocessor market, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is expected to announce its fastest processors for the low- and high-end PC markets. AMD will announce two processors--a 1.4-GHz Athlon and a 950-MHz Duron--at next week's Computex trade in Taipei, Taiwan, according to sources.


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