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posted in August 2001
AMD hopes to convince PC market that less is more
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8/31/2001   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has a simple message that it urgently wants PC users to accept: less is more.
Intel speeds up Xeon for multi-thread hardware
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8/31/2001   Post a comment
Intel plans to speed up a forthcoming Xeon x86 by 30% by giving it the ability to run two threads at once.
Intel gives preview of new IXP network processor
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8/30/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE--Intel Corp. Thursday gave a peek at its second- generation IXP network processor, planned for next year at a 1GHz frequency handling 10-gigabit/second transmission rates. Sean Maloney, executive vice president and general manager of the Communications Group, told EBN at the Intel Developers Forum that the new IXP processor will use the next-generation Xscale ARM-based core that is also being introduced in 2002.
Intel Xeon processors already employ Hyperthreading
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8/30/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Hyperthreading -- Intel's self-proclaimed trickery to make a single processor look like two virtual MPUs -- is already implemented on the currently available Xeon workstation chip, but not activated.
AMD says it expects 15% sales decline in third quarter
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8/29/2001   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. updated its guidance for the third quarter, saying that revenues are expected to decline 15% sequentially.
AMD still sees Q3 operating loss with 15% sequential drop in sales
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8/29/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--Advanced Micro Devices Inc. here today estimates that its revenues will sequentially fall on the low side of its previous forecast, dropping 15% in the current third quarter from $985.3 million in Q2.
Intel discloses samples of mobile Pentium 4 processors for notebooks
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8/29/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- During the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) here, Intel Corp. today surprised many in the industry by announcing samples of its first Pentium 4 microprocessors for notebook PCs.
Intel delays launch of Foster chip for servers
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8/29/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- The launch of the new Xeon server processor code-named Foster will be delayed three months until the fourth quarter due to a longer-than-expected validation time, the Intel Developers Forum was told Tuesday.
Intel sticks to Brookdale launch in first quarter
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8/28/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE-- Intel Corp. Tuesday acknowledged that it will indeed be shipping its Brookdale 845 DDR chipsets to OEMs and motherboard makers in the fourth quarter, as growing industry reports indicate, but only to allow them to qualify the double-data-rate version for a gala launch in the first quarter of 2001 as Intel has long maintained.
Intel says multithreading technology makes one processor work as two
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8/28/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE, Calif.--Intel Corp. today described a new multitasking technology, called Hyper-Threading, which is designed to increase system performance 30% by enabling a processor to handle data instructions in parallel rather than one at a time.
Intel says it will have 3.5GHz Pentium next year
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8/28/2001   Post a comment
A day after launching the 2-gigahertz Pentium 4, Intel Corp. Tuesday demonstrated a 0.13-micron feature size Northwood version with 3.5GHz capability.
Intel demos 3.5-GHz Pentium 4, claims 4-GHz version is on 'horizon'
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8/28/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- During the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) here today, Intel Corp. gave a sneak preview of its microprocessor roadmap, including the demonstration of a Pentium 4 processor running at 3.5-GHz speeds.
Opinion: Intel's 2GHz Pentium is no show-stopper
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8/27/2001   Post a comment
The 2-Gigahertz Pentium 4 is Intel Corp.'s photo-op this week. Launched today amid the Intel Developers Forum klieg lights, the 2GHz processor cracks a psychological barrier. But maybe not much more.
Intel rolls out 2-GHz Pentium 4 at $562 in 1,000-unit lots
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8/27/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE --As expected today, Intel Corp. launched its 2-GHz Pentium 4 microprocessor to kick off its summer developers forum here.
Via accuses Intel of 'scare tactics' to block DDR chip set for Pentium 4
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8/23/2001   Post a comment
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Via Technologies Inc. here today accused Intel Corp. of trying to stop it from selling chip sets for Pentium 4 processor-based PCs by using "scare tactics" and warning customers that the Taiwan company is infringing upon protected technology in a recently introduced product.
Intel, Compaq agree on extension of IPAC into PocketPC
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8/22/2001   Post a comment
Intel Corp. and Compaq Computer Corp. today revealed plans to collaborate on extending Intel's Personal Internet Client Architecture (PCA) into future versions of Compaq's PocketPC personal digital assistants (PDA).
Intel putting last pieces of P4 strategy in place
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8/20/2001   Post a comment
The mainstream PC market is about to give Intel Corp.'s Pentium 4 a boost, with expectations that unit shipments of the microprocessor will increase by five times in the next four months.
AMD unveils 1-GHz Duron processor
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8/20/2001   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Monday introduced its first 1-GHz Duron Morgan-core processor for the desktop PC value market as well as a 1.1-GHz Athlon 4 mobile MPU.
AMD launches 1.1-GHz mobile Athlon in push for portable PC market share
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8/20/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--Advanced Micro Devices Inc. today rolled out its 1.1-GHz mobile Athlon 4 microprocessor and a 900-MHz Duron processor as part of the official two-year celebration of the 1999 launch of its Athlon series.
AMD finds tough sledding in the high end enterprise space
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8/17/2001   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has recently made strong gains in the commercial PC market with its microprocessors, but the high-end enterprise space continues to elude it, according to industry analysts.
Intel to use IBM chip set to test new processors in large server applications
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8/15/2001   Post a comment
ARMONK, N.Y.--IBM Corp. today said Intel Corp. has selected its server and chip set technology as a verification platform to test the upcoming Xeon MP and next-generation Itanium microprocessors. These tests will focus on "mainframe-like" features using multiple Intel processors.
IBM drops AMD from North American PC sales
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8/14/2001   Post a comment
NEW YORK- - International Business Machines Corp., struggling to eke a profit from its personal computer business, has stopped selling PCs containing Advanced Micro Devices Inc. chips in North America, a move intended to cut costs and satisfy business customers.
Excess inventory still huge, report claims
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8/13/2001   Post a comment
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--Despite worldwide efforts to reduce chip inventories in the current downturn, the industry's supply chain is still awash with too many semiconductors--about $8 billion in excess inventory, based on new estimates released today by iSuppi Corp. here.
Telecom equipment prices fell last month
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8/10/2001   Post a comment
The recently released Producer Price Index for July showed the first significant drop in telecom equipment prices this year. The index fell 1% last month after holding steady for six months.
Hitachi says embedded circuit speeds SDRAMs by 49%, lowers power by 40%
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8/7/2001   Post a comment
TOKYO--Hitachi Ltd. here today announced development of a new embedded circuit technology that will reduce the operating power of synchronous DRAMs by 40% while improving data access times by 49%.
San Diego's PTSC seeks money for patented variable clocks with MPUs
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8/3/2001   Post a comment
SAN DIEGO -- Embedded microprocessor technology developer Patriot Scientific Corp. today announced plans to begin collecting licensing fees for patented systems and methods for using variable-speed clocks with processors.
Sun plans parallelism times two for Ultrasparc 5
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8/2/2001   Post a comment
Sun Microsystems Inc. will build into its Ultrasparc processor both instruction-level and multithreaded parallelism, two of the most talked-about ways of coaxing additional performance from high-end 64-bit processors, EE Times has learned.
Chip sales plunge 8.8%
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8/2/2001   Post a comment
Worldwide sales of semiconductors fell another 8.8% sequentially in June, and were 30.7% below June 2000 levels, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association. "Based on the inventory reduction that has occurred in the first half of 2001 and the further reductions projected for the third quarter, we believe the industry will return to sequential growth in the fourth quarter of this year," Scalise added.
Transmeta loses server design win to Intel
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8/1/2001   Post a comment
Amphus Inc. has opted for Intel Corp.'s Pentium III-M for its low-power server platforms, reversing a decision to use Transmeta Corp.'s Crusoe processor.
Intergraph sues Intel again, this time over the Itanium
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8/1/2001   Post a comment
Intergraph has opened up another front in its ongoing legal patent battle with Intel.


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