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Intel, AMD move forward; Toshiba retreats

A new Pentium 4 chipset sneaks into the market, and a mobile Duron chip from Advanced Micro Devices hits 1GHz. Meanwhile, Toshiba signals its exit from the DRAM business.

PC makers begin quietly selling machines based on a combination of double data rate memory and Intel's new high-performance versions of the Pentium 4, and a mobile Duron chip from Advanced Micro Devices hits 1GHz. Meanwhile, Toshiba signals its exit from the DRAM business.

New P4 chipset sneaks into market
update Intel provides PC buyers with some new options, as double data rate memory quietly makes its debut alongside the Pentium 4.
December 18, 2001 
AMD ratchets budget notebooks to 1GHz
The new Duron chip from Advanced Micro Devices helps notebook manufacturers offer a 1GHz notebook for less than $900.
December 17, 2001 
Toshiba walks on Infineon talks
The company becomes the last of Japan's big chipmakers to quit standard computer memory chips, abandoning partnership talks with Germany's Infineon and selling off a U.S. plant.
December 18, 2001 
Chip start-up MediaQ nabs $10.7 million
The graphics chipmaker's latest financing comes from a variety of investors, including National Semiconductor.
December 17, 2001 

previous coverage
A Via-Intel suit wraps up
Via Technologies settles one of its lawsuits with Intel, involving Pentium III processors, although several other cases remain pending.
December 13, 2001 
Intel loses patent bid against Broadcom
The chipmaking giant loses a bid for $82 million in damages after a jury finds that rival Broadcom did not infringe on two Intel patents.
December 14, 2001