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Intel looks to the high end

roundup The firm makes over its Pentium 4 Extreme Edition and gets ready to unveil a new top-of-the-line Itanium 2 for servers. Photo: Dell's 'Extreme' machine

The chip giant makes over its Pentium 4 Extreme Edition processor for desktops and gets ready to unveil a new top-of-the-line Itanium 2 for servers.

Intel devising chip line for consumer electronics

A new group of processors could put the chipmaker inside your set-top box.
November 3, 2004

AMD's slow but steady market share gains

Fifteen percent, then 15.5 percent, and now 15.8 percent. AMD is gaining back lost ground, Mercury Research says.
November 2, 2004

Clockless ARM chip watches power use

A radical new design of the asynchronous ARM processor loses the clock to reduce power consumption and noise.
November 2, 2004

Intel ratchets up game chip

P4 Extreme Edition runs at 3.46GHz and offers 2MB of cache, which enlarges its main pool of onboard memory to boost performance.
Photo: Dell's 'Extreme' machine
November 1, 2004

New Itaniums to debut Nov. 8

Entire updated chip line to be unveiled, sources say. Newest top-line Itanium 2 boosts high-speed cache memory from 6MB to 9MB.
October 29, 2004

Paying a price to be No. 1

newsmaker Craig Barrett has a message: If the United States wants to stay on top, it's time to rev the competitive metabolism.
October 29, 2004

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iPod chipmaker edges toward stock market

In a new filing, PortalPlayer says it expects to sell its stock for between $11 and $13 per share.
October 27, 2004

For Dell and AMD, a tantalizing question

Will they or won't they? Dell execs remain elusive about their plans, but analysts say circumstances could push the two firms together.
October 26, 2004