AMD reiterates plan for dual-core chips

Advanced Micro Devices' chief executive says the chipmaker is planning a 2005 launch of a server Opteron with two processing cores.

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At the annual stockholder meeting for Advanced Micro Devices, CEO Hector Ruiz said the company plans to come out in the second half of 2005 with a version of the that has two processing cores for greater performance. The company could also bring such a chip to the desktop but said it may not because of a lack of demand.

Also at the meeting, Ruiz said AMD will more aggressively develop products for developing nations. "There are 600 million people on the Internet and 6 billion people in the world who want to use it," he said. "There is a vast, unexplored human potential in the world."