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