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New aims for chipmakers

roundup HP, Intel clash with Oracle over dual cores. Also: Will chip designs make for safer cars?

Dual-core plans put HP and Intel at odds with Oracle. Also: Will chip designs make for safer cars?

HP, Intel tussle with Oracle over dual-core chips

As more cores end up on each chip, software licenses will increase in cost--but out of all proportion to the cost of the hardware.
February 11, 2005

Chip designers focus on safety devices for cars

There are too many people on the road, and no one is paying attention. So computers are taking over.
Photos: Steering into the future
February 11, 2005

Intel helps build low-power transistor

Companies make public product of joint research that could form the basis of future "high-performance" chips.
February 10, 2005

previous coverage

Expert: Cooperate, or risk hobbling Moore's Law

Energy-efficient bionic ears and smart cars that warn of dangerous drivers--if we want them, business models must change, experts say.
February 7, 2005

PlayStation 3 chip has split personality

Cell processor will have nine cores and run faster than 4GHz, engineers reveal.
February 7, 2005

Intel expects twins in the second quarter

A pair of dual-core chips is on the way. The first: A processor designed to power machines for game players.
February 7, 2005

Details coming on dual-core Itanium

Montecito is faster, but cooler, says Intel. Company will deliver paper at International Solid-State Circuits Conference this week.
February 6, 2005