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Intel kills plan to use SVG's 193-nm scanners in production due to delays
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7/31/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Intel Corp. has scrapped its production plans to use 193-nm, argon-fluoride (ArF) lithography tools from Silicon Valley Group Inc. because of delays in tool shipments. The decision, confirmed by an Intel official in an interview with SBN, apparently kills a $100 million tool order.
TI and Sun rule out SOI wafers, but push copper, CVD-based low-k for RISC chips
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7/31/2001   Post a comment
DALLAS -- Several months later than originally planned, Texas Instruments Inc. has qualified a 900-MHz 64-bit RISC processor, with copper and low-k interconnects, for volume shipment to Sun Microsystems Inc., which will now use the central processing units in workstations within the next 90 days (see July 30 story).
Mobile Pentium III revs to 1.13 GHz; three new chip sets add support
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7/30/2001   Post a comment
SAN FRANCISCO -- At a press event here today, Intel Corp. officially rolled out its awaited 0.13-micron Pentium III processor-M series with speeds up to 1.13-GHz at a price of $625 each in quantities of 1,000.
Intel content to let Rambus sink or swim, Barrett says
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7/30/2001   Post a comment
Intel Corp. chief executive officer Craig Barrett signaled on Monday (July 30) that he was quite content to let synchronous DRAMs and not Rambus DRAMs serve as the dominant memory in Pentium 4 systems.
Update: Group delays vote on 3GIO support
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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
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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 studies use of silicon-28 wafers for MPUs, says Isonics
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7/24/2001   Post a comment
GOLDEN, Colo.--Isonics Corp. here has disclosed that Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is studying the potential benefits of using silicon-28 wafer substrates to produce microprocessor products.
AMD turns over management of HyperTransport bus to new consortium
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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
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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
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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.
Processor technology pace may slightly accelerate in 2001 technology roadmap
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7/19/2001   Post a comment
SAN FRANCISCO -- The 2001 International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors now being drafted may slightly accelerate the timetable for new microprocessor generations, but so far it is keeping the existing schedule for introducing new DRAM process generations, said industry officials here during the Semicon West trade show.
Intel pushes up Brookdale launch to excite Pentium 4 sales
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7/18/2001   Post a comment
Intel Corp. is pushing up the launch of its Brookdale SDRAM-enabled PC chipset, which will debut within two weeks, the company told financial analysts in a conference call Tuedsday.
Intel plans to wipe out desktop Pentium 3 processors by Christmas
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7/18/2001   Post a comment
Intel surprised competitors when the company said it would replace the Pentium 3 with its successor by the end of the year and, to help it do, so ship the 845 chipset for SDRAM-based PCs within two weeks.
Intel profit narrowly beats expectations
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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
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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 has big expectations for retail notebooks
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7/13/2001   Post a comment
AMD CEO Jerry Sanders told analysts Thursday it anticipates capturing half of the retail notebook PC market by the end of the year - a huge leap from having almost no mobile PC presence over a year ago.
AMD prepares SOI shift in PC processors with initial 0.13-micron process
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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 expects operating loss in current quarter
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7/12/2001   Post a comment
AMD today reported sales of $985.3 million and net income of $17.4 million for the quarter ended July 1. Net income amounted to 5 cents per diluted share, on 341 million fully diluted shares outstanding.
AMD warns of Q3 loss and 10-15% sales drop if weakness continues
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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.
Opinion: Intel faces dilemma with processor rollouts
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7/11/2001   Post a comment
It looks like Intel Corp. has gotten itself into a bit of a mess with its rollout of new microprocessors -- its core business.
NEC set to shift Livingston plant from £80m investment to 800 job cuts in only 12 months
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7/11/2001   Post a comment
Scottish electronics is facing another major jobs cull, courtesy of an inward investor.
Intel halts shipments of high-end Pentium III Xeon processor line for servers
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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?
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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."
Direct interface to ARM on-chip bus is 'logical step' for MIPS
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7/9/2001   Post a comment
Cores group seeks design partners to extend product reach and catch up with ARM.
Intel gives World Peace a chance
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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
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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.
AMD sales declined 17% in second quarter
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7/5/2001   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices said today that sales for the second quarter ended July 1 at $985 million declined approximately 17% from first quarter sales of $1.189 billion.
Alpha chip demise impacts Cray
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7/3/2001   Post a comment
Alpha processor demise impacts supercomputer pioneer Cray
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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
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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%
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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.
Intel's expansion sparks turf wars
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7/2/2001   Post a comment
Intel's P4 hit by rationed licences and competition from AMD
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7/2/2001   Post a comment
Intel's attempts to sell Pentium 4 processors could face another crunch because of its decision to license vital technology only in exchange for "equivalent technology".


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