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Taking chips in new directions

The chat is all chips at this week's Microprocessor Forum, though Sun says the chip as we know it is headed for extinction. Also: Transmeta retools its processor.

roundup The chat is all chips at this week's Microprocessor Forum, though Sun says the chip as we know it is headed for extinction. Also: Transmeta shows off a retake on its low-power processor, and Intel sets its sights on cell phones.


Microprocessors as known today will become extinct by the end of the decade, to be replaced by computers built onto a single chip, Sun Microsystems' CTO says.
October 14, 2003


Big Blue reveals more details about the upcoming chip's features, including technology designed to reduce electricity consumption without a loss of performance.
October 14, 2003


The Taiwanese chipmaker takes the wraps off its upcoming Eden-N chip and its Nano-ITX motherboard, which take up less space than rivals and so promise to help shrink notebooks.
October 14, 2003


The chipmaker unveils the technical details about a completely revamped processor it says will provide better performance than that of its predecessors.
October 14, 2003


The company is coming out with a new chip package that will let cell phone makers put far more memory into handsets, a key ingredient for transforming phones into miniature computers.
October 13, 2003


Sun Microsystems says its upcoming UltraSparc IV processor will outperform its predecessor by a factor of 1.6 to 2, providing more competition to Intel, IBM, AMD and others.
October 13, 2003