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AMD, Transmeta in the chips

Advanced Micro Devices next week will detail the K8 processor, while secretive start-up Transmeta gets another chip patent.

 

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Advanced Micro Devices next week will detail the K8 processor, while secretive start-up Transmeta gets another chip patent.

"It's been more aggravated by the situation in Taiwan."

- Ashok Kumar, an analyst at U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray, regarding AMD's supply issues.

 


AMD's K8, a Merced competitor, among chips detailed next week
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Secretive start-up Transmeta takes aim at Intel
The top-secret Silicon Valley start-up apparently hopes to offer Intel-compatible chips while sidestepping legal landmines, a new patent reveals.

Motorola hiring in Scotland
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IBM to get colorful with new notebooks
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