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Chipmakers face technical, economic challenges

Chipmakers continue to push ahead, despite technical challenges such as heat build-up and short-term economic uncertainty.


Chipmakers continue to push ahead, despite technical challenges such as heat build-up and short-term economic uncertainty. Chip sales hit record in 2000, but leaner times await
The semiconductor industry tops the $200 billion mark in sales in 2000, but analysts are quick to predict possible lows for 2001.
February 5, 2001, 9:30 a.m. PT 
Alchemy cooks up low-power chips for handhelds
The chipmaker has a new recipe for handheld devices: It includes a healthy dash of megahertz, but goes light on power consumption.
February 5, 2001, 1:30 p.m. PT 
Intel CTO: Chip heat becoming critical issue
Heat will be one of the most critical issues in computer and semiconductor design, Intel says.
February 5, 2001, 3:30 a.m. PT