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Chipmakers respond to changing market

Chipmakers regroup as prices continue to plummet. National Semiconductor announces a new "computer-on-a-chip," AMD loses its COO and reports a loss, and IDT exits the Intel-clone market.

 

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Chipmakers regroup as prices continue to plummet. National Semiconductor announces a new "computer-on-a-chip, AMD loses its COO and reports a loss, and IDT exits the Intel-clone market.

"Intel's introduction of the Celeron processor has allowed them to collapse the price umbrella within the basic PC segment."

- AMD CEO Jerry Sanders

 


National offers computer-on-a-chip
NationalSemiconductor launches the Geode family of chips, which integrates most of the electronic functions needed for an information appliance such as a TV set-top box.

IDT to quit Intel chip-clone business
Plunging processor prices hit another company as the designer of Intel-compatible chips gets ready to exit the market.

AMD reports loss as operating chief quits
Advanced Micro Devices suffers dual setbacks, announcing a second-quarter net loss of $162 million and the departure of Atiq Raza.