News Roundup: Computex takes over Taiwan

Trade show shines the spotlight on Taiwan's massive chip industry, and also highlights some major chip battles

The Computex trade show in Taiwan has played host to controversies around the latest chips from Intel and AMD, and has seen the introduction of products that could find their way into your PC soon. NEWS:
Via unveils world's smallest mobile chip
Friday, 8 June It may be aimed at the low end, but Via has taken the high ground with its shift to the cutting-edge 0.13-micron manufacturing process AMD faces tough fight with dual Athlons
Wednesday, 6 June AMD's launches its first chipset able to handle dual Athlon processors, but the Palomino-based Duron could be the real winner AMD: Two chips better than one
Tuesday, 5 June AMD is launching the the AMD-760 MP companion chips that will allow high-end computers to use two Athlon processors simultaneously AMD readies revved-up chips
Monday, 4 June A 1.4GHz Athlon processor and 950MHz Duron will be announced at the Computex trade show in Taiwan this week Via announces Tualatin support
Thursday, 31 May Chipset manufacturer unveils range of chipsets for next-generation Pentium III Intel spurns Via and Nvidia chipsets
Thursday, 7 June An Intel exec says 'bogus' to Via Technology claims that Pentium 4-based computers will run faster with Via chipsets than with Intel's 850 Click for more in-depth coverage at the ZDNet UK News Specials page. Have your say instantly, and see what others have said. Click on the TalkBack button and go to the ZDNet News forum. Let the editors know what you think in the Mailroom. And read what others have said.

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