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Shifts and shakeouts for chipmakers

AMD moves ahead with its "x86 everywhere" strategy, as a range of chip companies looks ahead to the era of 45-nanometer processes.

Advanced Micro Devices sells its line of processors for handheld devices to Raza Microelectronics and affirms its "86 everywhere" strategy for chips. Other companies, meanwhile, teamed up for a standardized approach to 45-nanometer.

AMD dissolves Alchemy product line

Advanced Micro Devices also plans to make an investment in Raza Microelectronics, the company picking up its handheld processors.
June 13, 2006

Teamwork ahead on 45-nanometer process

Toshiba, three others agree to standardize the advanced-chipmaking tech to better compete with bigger rivals.
June 13, 2006

Chipmakers gear up for manufacturing hurdles

For chip designers, the next decade is going to be one big wrestling match with the laws of physics and chemistry.
June 12, 2006

photos Chips made on the 45-nanometer process will be faster, cheaper to make, consume less energy, and contain more transistors.
June 11, 2006

blog In third quarter, Intel plans to launch ahead of schedule an improved Xeon processor for servers with four or more chips.
June 9, 2006

Chipmakers admit: Your power may vary

Chip companies don't want to talk about just performance anymore; it's all about performance per watt, which is even harder to pin down.
June 9, 2006

Core launch means plunging Pentium prices

Intel plans to slot its new Core 2 Duo chips into the high end of its product line, sending the Pentium chips down its price list.
June 8, 2006