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Intel confronts the politics of processors

The chip giant unveils new products, including Pentium IIIs with security technology and new notebook chips, but is getting strong opposition from rivals and privacy advocates.

The chip giant unveils new products, including Pentium IIIs with security technology and new notebook chips, but is getting strong opposition from rivals and privacy advocates.

Notebook PCs arrive amid chip dispute
update New notebook PCs are coming with the arrival of faster chips from Intel, but a planned boycott could steal the limelight.

Intel's embedded-security plan draws fire
roundup Intel's plan to embed a unique security technology in the Pentium III processor has moved two privacy groups to call for a boycott of the chip giant. Privacy advocates--and one congressman--warn that users' personal data will be exposed.

SiS to license Intel chip design
SiS has signed a licensing deal with Intel that should boost competition in the Pentium II chip market.

Sun's Jini jousts with rivals
news analysis Jini will be formally unveiled today, while Microsoft, Intel, and others push their own vision of a way to connect devices anywhere.