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Intel's Barrett takes on the 'power challenge'

CEO tells why the move to multicore chips is a necessary one, and how Intel "ate crow." Also: the Microsoft and AMD factors.

CEO tells why the move to multicore chips is a necessary one, and how it was that Intel "ate crow." Also: The Microsoft and AMD factors.

Barrett still has some fight in him

Intel's outgoing--and always outspoken--CEO takes on the tech industry and politics in a keynote address at an industry conference.
October 19, 2004

Intel's dual-core Xeon due in 2006

But a competing chip from rival Advanced Micro Devices will likely beat it to the market.
October 18, 2004

ARM's new chip aims beyond cell phones

With the chip designer's newest processor, it's trying to move beyond the portable-device niche.
October 19, 2004

Microsoft math: Multicore licensed as one chip

Siding with chipmakers, the software giant says it won't charge double for dual-core chips when they come to market next year.
October 18, 2004

Intel whacks mobile chip prices

Attention, notebook shoppers: Intel drops the cost of Pentium Ms and Centrino--a sign that cheaper laptops are on the way.
October 18, 2004

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AMD preps high-performance chip for desktops

The chip is expected to be unveiled Tuesday, in time to bump up the performance of game desktops before the holidays.
October 15, 2004

Intel kills plans for 4GHz Pentium

The chipmaker cancels release of desktop chip in shift away from megahertz towards cache tweaks to improve processor performance.
October 14, 2004