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Intel aims high with Sun, Pentium III

The chip giant's next generation Pentium III will widen the gap with its Celeron chips, and another forthcoming chip, Merced, is also making news via Sun's Solaris OS.

The chip giant's next generation Pentium III will widen the gap with its Celeron chips, and another forthcoming chip, Merced, is also making news via Sun's Solaris OS.

Pentium III will widen gap with Celeron chip
update Intel says its next generation microprocessor, code-named Katmai, will be branded as Pentium III and will be released in the first quarter 1999.

Sun works with simulated Merced chip
The company has a version of its Solaris 7 operating system up and running on an early simulation of Intel's next-generation Merced processor.

Strong earnings expected for Intel, AMD
update The semiconductor rivals are expected to post robust earnings this week, but pricing pressure could start to exact a toll after the first quarter.