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News Focus: 64-bit processors power up chip forum

Chip makers at Microprocessor Forum are driving greater performance and lower power consumption in the face of the market slump. And 64-bit chips are leading the pack

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ARM to unveil 64-bit Jaguar chip for handhelds
Tuesday 16th October Jaguar will borrow features from high-end servers so manufacturers can squeeze them into handheld devices - but it won't appear in products for some time yet VIA to sell own-brand motherboards
Tuesday 16th October Legal problems are scaring away motherboard makers, so VIA will build its chipsets into its own products Intel's P6 to live on in low-power chip
Tuesday 16th October Banias, Intel's upcoming low-power notebook chip, will be based on the same core as Pentium II and Pentium III AMD, Intel, IBM stake out new territory at chip forum
Tuesday 16th October Chip makers go for greater performance and lower power consumption in face of semiconductor downturn EARIER COVERAGE
ARM chip dominance defies market slump
Monday 15th October The UK chip designer continues to see strong revenues from its dominance of mobile phones and handheld computers IBM to hit 1GHz with PowerPC chip
Monday 15th October The battle for the gigahertz-capable chip hots up, with IBM due to announce the PowerPC 750FX today Intel to reveal chip-packaging breakthrough
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