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Where the chips may fall

AMD is reeling from a bad quarter, largely because of factory issues, while graphics chipmaker S3--which has struggled recently--announces new customers.

AMD is reeling from a bad quarter, largely because of factory issues, while graphics chipmaker S3 tries to mount a comeback. And the overall chip industry wonders how the FTC settlement will affect Intel.

Fewer "fabs" hurt AMD in chip race
Lack of production capacity is hurting the chipmaker, which will take a financial loss for the first quarter and lay off about 300.

S3 bounces back in graphics chip market
update Graphics chipmaker S3 announces new customers for its upcoming chips and offers a peek at future products.

Details emerge on Intel's settlement with FTC
special coverage One source familiar with the talks says that Intel will agree not to use access to its chips or product information as leverage to settle intellectual property claims.