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Ups and downs for chipmakers

Fujitsu plans four-core Sparc chip, IBM fires up the fabs for Xbox 360, and Intel goes slow on Itanium.

IBM fires up the fabs as the Xbox 360 launch nears and Fujitsu looks ahead to a four-core processor, while Intel revises its plans for Itanium and Xeon.

IBM highlights Power chip power savings

Big Blue's dual-core PowerPC 970MP processor has a number of ways to reduce its power consumption when possible.
October 25, 2005

Sun has high expectations for Niagara

The forthcoming processor embraces both the multicore and multithreading approaches more aggressively than does IBM, Intel and AMD.
October 25, 2005

Fujitsu plans four-core Sparc chip for 2008

The company said its four-core Sparc64 VI+ processor will have clock speeds of at least 2.7GHz.
October 25, 2005

IBM ramps up Xbox chip production

Big Blue offers up some details of the custom-designed processor, which has a 64-bit PowerPC core.
October 25, 2005

Intel pushes back Itanium chips, revamps Xeon

Chipmaker pushes back next three versions to deal with quality problems. Xeon, meanwhile, gets a boost.
October 24, 2005

blog A Wall Street firm tears one open and documents its innards, circuit board, chips and all.
October 24, 2005

iPod chipmaker plans stock sale

PortalPlayer posts third-quarter earnings that beat estimates, announces plan to sell up to 4.5 million shares.
October 24, 2005

Start-up plans new energy-efficient processor

P.A. Semi's forthcoming PWRficient chip will consume a modest 25 watts. The trick will be landing customers.
October 23, 2005

previous coverage

Intel chip glut may bring holiday cheer

Extra Intel inventory bought by PC makers and a push by AMD could drive prices down, according to analysts.
October 21, 2005

Chip start-up's big payoff comes in, at last

MicroUnity gets a $300 million settlement from Intel, 17 years after it was tipped as one of the most promising ventures in Silicon Valley.
October 20, 2005

Intel's secret chip plans revealed

roundup CNET gets a look at the chipmaker's confidential road map, which shows plans for a dizzying array of single- and dual-core chips for 2006.
October 12, 2005