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20
Jul
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Intel Launches 'Extreme' Chip Line

Fellow Infopackets blogger Carlo Orlando recently reported on Intel's interest in supplying the world's poorest children with $100 laptops . Despite such a charitable goal, the company appears ready to retain its hold on the premium processor ... market. That's why Intel has already released an ultra-powerful chip, called the Core 2 Extreme X7800. Advanced Micro Devices, or AMD, has been nothing but a thorn in the side of Intel in recent years. AMD beat Intel to the $100 laptop campaign, and over the course of the last twelve months or so, has effectively challenged for the top spot in next-gen ... (view more)

Wed
18
Jul
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Intel Joins the $100 Laptop Campaign

Intel has finally agreed to join the One Laptop Per Child campaign, after months of publicly stating that they had no intentions of ever doing so. One Laptop Per Child is a non-profit, internationally-recognized program that aims to supply the ... developing countries of the world with inexpensive laptop computers. Ironically, before Intel had joined One Laptop Per Child, the campaign had been referred to by many as a plausible Intel rival, since most of the processors used in the inexpensive computers were supplied by industry opponent Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). (Source: itweek.co.uk ) In a ... (view more)

Wed
27
Jun
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Intel, Google, and Friends Begin Energy-Efficient Revolution

Google and Intel have decided to "go green" and are hoping to start a worldwide campaign that will motivate every computer-maker to do the same. The two technological powerhouses recently unveiled the Climate Savers Computing Initiative, a voluntary ... program that they hope will eventually make energy-saving computers the only ones available on the market. (Source: usatoday.com ) Typically, a standard PC wastes about half of the energy it draws. While power-saving technology is available to manufacturers, it costs roughly $20 extra per PC. While $20 may not seem like very much, it adds up to a ... (view more)

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)

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