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Chipset market reborn?

Intel, graphics chip companies, and chipset makers are all vying for a new silicon market in low-cost PCs.



Intel will compete with graphics chip companies such as ATI and chipset makers such as SiS for a potentially huge new market which weds graphics chips with key PC chips. This may also open up to renewed competition a market that had long been dominated by Intel.

"For the graphics guys, it's a matter of survival [to get into the chipset business]."

- Dean McCarron, a principal at Mercury Research


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