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G4 PowerPC and C6000: A Comparison
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9/28/2001   Post a comment
Traditional DSP chips are now being challenged by a new generation of RISC microprocessors. Pentek's Rodger Hosking compares Motorola's G4 PowerPC RISC device and Texas Instruments' C6000 DSP family by examining both hardware and software issues, and by highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of each device.
Intel expands chip-set patent fight with Via into Germany, U.K. and Hong Kong
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9/26/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Intel Corp. today announced an expansion of its Pentium 4 chip-set patent fight with Taiwan-based Via Technologies Inc., which is now being sued in Germany, the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong in addition to the United States.
Intel rolls out 2-GHz Xeon processor for workstations
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9/25/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Intel Corp. today announced its fastest Xeon microprocessor to date--a 2-GHz chip for dual-processor workstations and other system products.
IC sales still expected to recover in 2002
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9/20/2001   Post a comment
Despite the current uncertainty, the worldwide integrated circuit market will recover to grow 14% next year, according to IC Insights.
Via accuses Intel of violating patent for storage of formats in MPUs
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9/20/2001   Post a comment
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Via Technologies Inc. today stepped up its legal counterattack against Intel Corp. by providing more details about a U.S. patent lawsuit filed against the microprocessor giant for infringement of patented MPU technology. Last week, Via said it has filed a counter suit against Intel, which is suing the Taiwan chip maker for infringement of its Pentium 4 technology.
Intel expected to introduce 533MHz front side bus
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9/19/2001   Post a comment
Intel Corp. will shortly introduce a 533-MHz front-side processor bus for the Pentium 4 processor, according to industry sources.
Terrorist attacks could cause 15% decline in chip sales
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9/17/2001   Post a comment
The terrorist attacks last week will likely slow the semiconductor industry's recovery, with the worldwide market likely to drop as much as 15% in the third quarter, according to research firm IC Insights.
Intel's processor business sees better second half
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9/14/2001   Post a comment
Intel says that getting rid of employees faster than expected has contributed to Q3 business being within expectations and the company has forecast a better second half for processors.
TI hits 600MHz with DSPs on 0.13µm copper
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9/10/2001   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has built its first digital signal processors to use a 0.13um copper process. The company expects to move into volume production with the 600MHz C64x family processors, aimed at basestations and image-processing systems, in Q1 next year.
Intel halting new orders for desktop Pentium III
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9/7/2001   Post a comment
Intel Corp. made it official that the desktop Pentium III processor is being discontinued, with the last orders accepted on Dec. 7.
Intel must wait three more weeks before knowing it got Q3 forecast right
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9/7/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- It's crunch time at Intel Corp., and probably the rest of the troubled semiconductor industry. The next three weeks in September will determine if Intel manages to squeeze out a slight sequential increase in chip revenues during the third quarter, as company officials said they expected on Thursday.
UPDATE: Pentium 4 price cuts hit Intel's margins
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9/6/2001   Post a comment
Intel CFO Andy Bryant conceded during a conference call Thursday that the steep 45%-to-50% Pentium 4 price cuts at the end of August will cut gross margin for the third quarter slightly below the originally forecast 47%..3 billion for the second quarter.
HP to use Intel architecture in future PDA designs
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9/6/2001   Post a comment
Intel Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co. today announced that HP plans to use Intel's StrongARM microprocessor in the new Jornada 560 series of personal digital assistants (PDAs), and will collaborate on future designs based around the Intel Personal Internet Client Architecture (PCA).


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