Update: Group delays vote on 3GIO support News & Analysis 7/30/2001 Post a comment A PCI standards organization decided Friday (July 27) to delay a vote on support for a next-generation I/O scheme backed by Intel Corp. until Aug. 3, saying it needed more time to review the spec.
Intel to formally launch 0.13-micron Tualatin on Monday News & Analysis 7/27/2001 Post a comment Intel Corp. on Monday will officially launch its new 0.13-micron process Pentium III Tualatin processor for notebooks and servers -- an anti-climax since some OEMs and Taiwan motherboard makers have been showing products with the new chip for some time.
AMD turns over management of HyperTransport bus to new consortium News & Analysis 7/24/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- Advanced Micro Devices Inc. today officially kicked off its expected consortium to support the company's HyperTransport I/O Link, which is aimed at competing with Intel Corp.'s 64-bit microprocessor system bus architecture while delivering up to 12.8 gigabytes-per-second transfer rates inside systems.
Intel and AMD lock horns in 0.13-micron battle News & Analysis 7/23/2001 Post a comment The race is on. Intel Corp. as early as next week is expected to launch the 0.13-micron version of its Pentium III Tualatin microprocessor, and in the process open a die-shrink steeplechase with archrival Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Transmeta revenue meets lowered guidance News & Analysis 7/19/2001 Post a comment Transmeta Corp., Santa Clara, Calif., today reported net revenue of $10.5 million for its second quarter of fiscal 2001, ended June 29, meeting the company's revised guidance set on June 20.
Intel profit narrowly beats expectations News & Analysis 7/17/2001 Post a comment Second quarter earnings excluding acquisition-related costs were 12 cents per share, a decrease of 76% from 50 cents in the second quarter of 2000 and down 25% sequentially.
Intel Corp. today announced second quarter revenue of $6.3 billion, down 24% from the second quarter of 2000 and down 5 percent sequentially. The consensus of analysts polled by First Call/Thomson was for 10 cents per share earnings.
Intel's Q2 profits fall 60%, sales down 5% from first quarter News & Analysis 7/17/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Intel Corp. today announced second quarter revenue of $6.3 billion, down 24% from the second quarter of 2000 and down 5% sequentially.
For the second quarter, net income excluding acquisition-related costs was $854 million, down 76% from the second quarter of 2000 and down 22% sequentially.
AMD prepares SOI shift in PC processors with initial 0.13-micron process News & Analysis 7/13/2001 Post a comment SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- In a bold move to convert 100% of its PC processors to silicon-on-insulator technology, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has begun pilot production of 0.13-micron SOI processes in Dresden, Germany, with a target to start up volume fabrication by the end of this year, said AMD officials here during a conference call with analysts.
AMD warns of Q3 loss and 10-15% sales drop if weakness continues News & Analysis 7/12/2001 Post a comment SUNNYVALE, Calif.--As expected, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. today posted a 17% sequential decline in revenues to $985.3 million for the second quarter, compared to $1.19 billion in Q1. The company recorded a net income of $17.4 million for the quarter, compared to $124.8 million in the prior quarter.
Intel halts shipments of high-end Pentium III Xeon processor line for servers News & Analysis 7/10/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- In its latest setback on the manufacturing front, Intel Corp. here today confirmed that it has halted shipments of its high-end Pentium III microprocessor line for severs. Shipments were halted after discovering the chip would cause a server to crash, according to officials at the Santa Clara-based company.
Intel has stopped shipping the 900-MHz version of the Pentium III Xeon processor line, which incorporates 2-MB of memory. Geared for high-end servers, the chip line is
Valley View: Still the same old AMD? Blog 7/10/2001 Post a comment When Advanced Micro Devices announced last week that both sales and profits for the second quarter would fall far short of earlier projections, the disappointing news sounded familiar to longtime observers of the company. And when AMD's stock tanked the next day, the temptation was to shrug one's shoulders and say, "Same old AMD."
Intel gives World Peace a chance News & Analysis 7/6/2001 Post a comment TAIPEI--Intel Corp. has signed a warehousing and logistics deal with Taiwanese distributor World Peace Industrial Co. Ltd., which will begin offering the services to key motherboard and OEM customers here.
An Intel spokeswoman said the warehousing arrangement is an attempt to strengthen Intel's direct-sales channel and should enable WPI to quickly deliver chipsets to major customers in Taiwan. Prior to WPI's involvement, Intel shipped its chipsets from the United States, but concluded that even
AMD cuts estimates for Q2, says sales will fall 17% over last quarter News & Analysis 7/5/2001 Post a comment SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Advanced Micro Devices Inc. here today warned that sales for the second quarter will hit $985 million, a decline of approximately 17% compared to the first period of this year.
On a continuing basis, AMD's sales will decline by 11%, compared to the like period a year ago. The company also is estimating a second-quarter net income of $0.03-to-$0.05 per diluted share.
Alpha processor demise impacts supercomputer pioneer Cray News & Analysis 7/3/2001 Post a comment SEATTLE -- Compaq Computer Corp.'s recent decision to kill the 64-bit Alpha microprocessor line by 2004 or so could have a major impact on the U.S. supercomputer industry, including a major player in the market--Cray Inc.
Last week, Cray was dealt a possible blow, when Intel Corp. announced an agreement 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 ending the development of
Intel launches 1.8-GHz Pentium 4, plans 2-GHz chip by September News & Analysis 7/2/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif.--As expected, Intel Corp. today announced availability of its fastest Pentium 4 microprocessor, which runs at 1.8-GHz. The company also formally introduced a 1.6-GHz Pentium 4. In quantities of 1,000 units, the 1.8-GHz Pentium 4 sells for $562 each, while the 1.6-GHz processor is priced at $294. Both desktop computer processors are fabricated in 0.18-micron technology.
Via's sales jump 43.7% in first half, but June sales down 1% News & Analysis 7/2/2001 Post a comment TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan's Via Technologies Inc. here today announced that its sales were $563.4 million for the first six months of 2001, a 43.7% jump over the $392.2 million figure posted in the like period a year ago.
Taipei-based Via reported sales of $62.3 for the month of June alone, a 1% drop over $62.8 million in the like period a year ago.
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.