The electronics giant says that it will expand its small contract manufacturing business, giving the firm a revenue boost in the wake of dwindling PC sales.
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Most of Dell's laptop lineup is Intel-based, but the Inspiron M100 series appears to be saved for its AMD notebook forays. It already sells the Inspiron M101z with an Athlon II processor, and now it appears to be adding its first AMD Fusion portable in the form of the M102z.
Don't for one moment think that the war between Intel ad AMD is over and that Intel has won ... with the launch of the Athlon II X4 620 we have now entered the era of affordable quad-core computing.
While companies like Dell and Lenovo are trying to enter the home theater PC market at the low end, with unassuming processors and nary a Blu-ray drive to brag about, Okoro is heading in the opposite direction with its new OMS-BX300 "Blu-ray Digital Entertainment System." Forget an Intel Atom or AMD Athlon CPUIntel's high-performance Core i7 920 2.
Intel said it would manufacture 32-nanometer chips in the U.S. but it is not clear if the chipmaker has plans to invest in similar capabilities in Asia.
AMD, having annoyed tech taxonomists everywhere by launching its Athlon Neo chipset for the 'ultrathin' category of notebooks (cheaper than an ultraportable, more highly specced than a netbook), already has Intel snapping at its heels.According to our sister publication News.
University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) researchers have developed new nanoscale structures that will help to speed up computers. This research project was funded by IBM, Intel and other partners including the U.S. National Science Foundation. This new manufacturing process is called block co-polymer lithography (or BCP). The scientists 'have created a way to make square, nanoscale, chemical patterns -- from the bottom up -- that may be used in the manufacture of integrated circuit chips as early as 2011.' But read more...
Andrew Gruen over at CNET Reviews blogged: Though Dell already broke up with Intel in the server market this May, Digitimes reports that the company is about to do the same for its notebooks. According to anonymous "sources at Taiwan-based notebook makers," Dell is set to launch a full range of AMD-based laptops based on the Sempron, Athlon 64, and Turion 64 X2 processors in the forth quarter of this year.
A $180 Core 2 Duo E6400 CPU can outperform an AMD Athlon FX-62 (which costs $1,059). Not only that, but it thrashes the Intel Extreme Edition 965 too. At that end of the Conroe scale, the performance differences are small (but not when you factor in the price), but take it to the other end of the scale, the Core 2 Extreme X6800 has everything eating it's dust.
Apple Insider says that Intel is designing motherboards for Apple, while other reports claim that the contracts to manufacture the first Intel-powered iBooks and PowerBooks have been awarded
Athlon sales could be the first step in a coupling between AMD and the formerly Intel-devoted Dell.
Benchmarking sites find that Athlon 64 X2 chips generally edge out the Intel Pentium D and the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition.
AMD's new Mobile Athlon brings 90nm technology to notebooks for the first time. Its 64-bit core tests Intel and software makers.
AMD's new Mobile Athlon brings 90nm technology to notebooks for the first time
commentary What technologies are chip manufacturers using to create smaller and smaller chips?The general perversity of the universe has conspired to ensure that I do not deliver the promised performance comparison between the AMD Athlon 64 and Intel "Prescott" this month.
The chipmaker bumps up the performance of its Athlon XP-M chip for lightweight notebooks as the race with Intel continues.
Friday 26/09/2003It's been a long week for our beloved leader, editor Matt "Nice Boy" Loney, who has combined his hectic duties in managing the site and all us lot with a quick trip to the Continent to see AMD launch the Athlon 64. Perhaps it's been a bit too long: moved to write a column about whether Intel has fumbled the ball by letting AMD produce a 32+64 bit architecture, he settles on the headline: "Will you still love me when I'm 64 (bits)?
Advanced Micro Devices lowers the prices of its desktop and mobile Athlon XP processors as much as 35 percent, after Intel cuts the cost of its desktop Celerons up to 18 percent.
The server maker says it will use the laptop version of Advanced Micro Devices' Athlon XP processor in its upcoming "blade" servers--but it's not leaving Intel out in the cold.
AMD released the Athlon XP/2600+ to market earlier than expected. This was urgently necessary, as the Intel architecture has been constantly improving, with faster PC1066 Rambus memory and a quicker 533MHz frontside bus.
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