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Dipping chips

Microprocessors continue to be beset by market woes but remain a crucial part of the industry.

Microprocessors, which live at the core of computing and the technology industry, continue to be beset by Asia's financial woes and pricing pressures. Companies such as Compaq and Advanced Micro Devices still rely on the sector to advance their product lines and businesses. But just months after recruiting IBM to manufacture its processors, Advanced Micro Devices is putting the brakes on the deal.

AMD to postpone IBM K6 effort
Analog Devices is only the latest in a long line of chipmakers to warn about slumping sales and increasing competition.

Is the worst over for chipmakers?
update Analog Devices is only the latest in a long line of chipmakers to warn about slumping sales and increasing competition.

Compaq expands into workstations
The company introduces a new line of 3D graphics subsystems for its high-end workstations.

AMD, Motorola detail copper deal
Under the seven-year patent licensing agreement, AMD will have access to Motorola's copper chip interconnect technology.

Taiwan Semi's outlook mixed
The chipmaker is likely to report strong first-half profits, but its full-year outlook is being squeezed by rivals piling into its lucrative "foundry" niche.