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Chipmakers look to the future

The semiconductor industry sets a plan for life after silicon, Japanese chipmakers seek ways to cut costs, and Intel readies changes for 2006.

The semiconductor industry sees nanotechnology picking up where Moore's Law leaves off, Japanese chipmakers team up to cut costs, and Intel readies changes for 2006.

Chip industry sets a plan for life after silicon

A new road map reflects growing confidence in technologies that make electronic switches from single molecules or even single electrons.
The New York Times
December 29, 2005

Japanese companies study chipmaking partnership

Several companies are considering creating a joint chip foundry that each could use for semiconductor manufacturing.
December 28, 2005

The race to dual-core

year in review AMD and Intel raced to bring dual-core x86 chips to PCs and mainstream servers.
December 26, 2005

Bidding adieu to Pentium M

Familiar chip label about to give way to new Duo and Solo designations, sources say.
December 21, 2005

Spansion gets lukewarm response to IPO

The flash memory company went public on Friday, but so far investors aren't responding with a frenzy.
December 16, 2005

Intel to kick off new year with Yonah and Viiv

Chipmaker bets that dual-core notebook chip Yonah and home entertainment Viiv PCs will make 2006 brighter than recent years.
December 13, 2005

Itanium: A cautionary tale

The server chip serves as a tale of how complex, long-term development plans can go wrong in a fast-moving industry.
December 7, 2005