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Taking stock of chip performance

Intel and analysts predict a bright future for Itanium, Intel's new server chip, but hardware makers so far are rebuffing AMD's server-chip advances and the overall semiconductor market still looks weak for this year.

Intel and analysts predict a bright future for Itanium, Intel's new server chip, but hardware makers so far are rebuffing AMD's server-chip advances and the overall semiconductor market still looks weak for this year. Itanium scores high in performance tests
Even though Intel's new Itanium chip arrived years late, some of its performance numbers draw qualified praise from industry analysts.
May 30, 2001, 12:50 p.m. PT  
AMD server chips face tough audience
Advanced Micro Devices reaches out to potential customers with a line of Athlon processors for workstations and servers, but hardware makers so far are saying "No thanks."
May 30, 2001, 12:10 p.m. PT  
Chips may slump into spring 2002
Citing weak demand, Morgan Stanley analyst Mark Edlestone lowers estimates on seven semiconductor companies and predicts a continued decline in revenue growth.
May 30, 2001, 8:25 a.m. PT 
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Server makers tout new Itanium models
update Intel launches its new 64-bit Itanium server chip with little fanfare, but major computer makers chime in with a slew of new Itanium machines.
May 29, 2001, 1:45 p.m. PT 
Global chip market seen shrinking this year
The global semiconductor market will likely shrink 13.5 percent in 2001 to $176.79 billion because of sluggish demand for PCs and cell phones, a new study says.
May 29, 2001, 1:00 p.m. PT