intel

Tue
10
Apr
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AMD Finishes 2006 Strong, Chip Industry Future Bright

During the summer of 2006, the fortunes of major computer chip manufacturers Intel and AMD looked anything but promising. Both posted major losses for the period, with AMD desperately branching out into the graphics card market in order to gain ... some, or any, momentum. Although it resembled a captain frantically trying to right a sinking ship, it appears AMD knew what it was doing all along. The company posted impressive -- if not incredible -- year-end profits, with the entire industry's future looking bright thanks to the Far East. By glancing at the chipmaking industry's revenue for ... (view more)

Tue
06
Feb
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Sun and Intel to Announce Partnership

It's rumored that server and software maker Sun Microsystems Inc. is in the process of finalizing a partnership with popular computer chip manufacturer Intel Corp. The conditions of the deal will have Sun using chips produced solely by Intel, while ... Intel will agree to endorse Sun's Solaris operating systems. The individual that released the details of the partnership to the media has requested anonymity because of the refusal for comment by both Sun and Intel CEO's. However, the two companies have scheduled an upcoming joint conference in San Francisco that many believe will signal the public ... (view more)

Wed
15
Nov
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Quad-Core Processors: Coming Soon from Intel

Just when you thought Dual Core was all the rage -- leading chip producer, Intel Corporation, has recently launched a new series of chips that boasts four computing engines inside a single microprocessor. Labelled the "quad-core" processors, Intel ... promises that this innovative line of processors will undoubtedly be able to handle much more complex jobs at once over models that have only one or two ("dual") processing cores. This is great news for Intel, who is currently on the losing end of an ongoing battle with smaller, but (recently) much more effective competitor Advanced Micro Devices ... (view more)

Wed
25
Oct
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Things Looking Up for AMD

It's been a tough year for chip producers. Both Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Intel have struggled to make a steady profit for most of 2006, despite Intel's release of the Core 2 Duo and AMD's continued success in marketing the Athlon chip. ... However, things appear to be looking a little brighter for at least one company. Although they haven't made a major release like Intel, AMD is seeing its profits jump significantly, mostly as a result of flash disc sales. Things really did look grim for AMD. At one point, their main competition, Intel, was announcing the release of its next chip, the ... (view more)

Fri
06
Oct
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Intel Reveals $100 OLPC Laptop Rival

Intel has finally released the details of a new low-budget notebook designed especially for students in developing countries. The notebook, dubbed the Classmate PC, will be offered to emerging markets as part of the company's "Intel World Ahead ... Program" which was announced in May. Although a price has not yet been determined, Intel expects to charge about $250 US, with the price expected to drop to $200 US when the order volume increases. Intel has reported that orders have already been placed from governments in Mexico, Brazil, Nigeria and India. Production is planned for the first quarter ... (view more)

Wed
06
Sep
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Poor Financial Performance Leads to Restructuring for Intel

In late July, Intel's sales and profits for Intel were its lowest since 2004, supporting the inception of the company's efficiency analysis launched in April. Intel is currently strategically restructuring its operations to revive growth and refocus ... on the company's core chip operations. Intel is putting its efforts into a product overhaul and PC price cuts to regain market share lost to rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD). (Source: marketwatch.com ) Intel spokesperson, Chuck Mulloy recently revealed that the results of Intel's efficiency analysis would be divulged by the end of September ... (view more)

Wed
06
Sep
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Intel Job Cuts Go Deep

Although most tests from critics like those at tech site Tom's Hardware show that Intel's Core 2 Duo processor is clearly outshining the competition from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), the former continues to struggle financially. Despite the fact ... that the Core 2 has given Intel the market edge it was quickly losing to rivals, the Santa Clara-based company is now preparing to lay off as many as 10,500 of its employees. The announcement, as expected, came Tuesday. The lay offs are all part of Intel's massive restructuring plan, a strategy to regain control of the chip-production world that was ... (view more)

Wed
30
Aug
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Serenity Now! A Frustrated Users' Guide to Buying a Laptop

So, you want to buy a notebook? Well, I've been thinking of doing so myself. And, although my cheap arse hasn't yet decided on whether to go with a less expensive, bulky desktop or a sleek laptop, we can look over some of the important details to ... consider when purchasing the latter in today's market. There sure are a lot of things to consider, so let's get started. First, what kind of processor do you want? Better yet -- what exactly is a processor? A processor is the engine of your computer (in this case: the laptop). Although other components, like memory, will help determine overall speed ... (view more)

Sat
05
Aug
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Dell To Ship AMD-Powered Systems

The good news for AMD keeps coming: just days after the announcement that it will acquire major graphics card producer ATI , it has also been reported that the first batch of AMD-powered Dell systems are not far off. The development takes a ... significant chunk out of AMD's processing chip competitor Intel, which has in the past skipped along merrily, hand-in-hand with Dell. Much like the reasons behind AMD's surprising acquisition of ATI, Dell is changing its strategy -- and allegiances -- in order to revive itself. In recent months, competition from HP, Gateway, and others have slowed Dell ... (view more)

Fri
04
Aug
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Intel's Core 2 Duo Chip Launched

Intel's Core 2 Duo microprocessor launched this past week, and the event was appropriately sensational for the chip's highly anticipated release. In what might be considered the most significant occurence in Intel's history, a glitzy show with the ... theme "believe the hype" whipped anxious techies into a fury at the company's Santa Clara headquarters. And, according to many insiders, Intel's chip actually lives up to its billing. The 2 Duo features some massive spikes in speed while at the same time managing to significantly decrease power consumption. In comparison with its previous chips, ... (view more)

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