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Articles by Darrell Dunn
posted in July 2006
Advanced Micro Devices keeps momentum going for its Opteron processor, growing its share of the x86 server processor market in 2Q.
While most chip suppliers grew revenue in the second quarter, the fierce competitors saw declines.
Intel slashed prices on its older chips when it introduced its new dual-core processors for desktop and notebook PCs, so buyers should be looking for bargain computers.
ATI acquisition is designed to enable AMD to expand its position in commercial desktop and mobile computing applications.
Both chipmakers hope back-to-school sales in the third quarter and holiday purchases in the fourth quarter will improve their bottom lines.
The goal is to create a single instruction set for all Power-based processors.
The buy should also expand AMD's manufacturing capability, as well as integrate microprocessors and graphics engines in a single chip. The acquisition is set to be wrapped up by year's end.
The moves will speed decision making and give CEO Paul Otellini more time to focus on strategic issues.
Intel plans to ship quad-core chips for the x86 market later this year.
Money set aside for books can't be used to buy hardware or other equipment, the state attorney general ruled.
The messaging services outsourcing company, once "anti-Sun," decided to consolidate on Solaris 10 and Sun's new T2000 servers after testing the hardware in advance.
E-learning specialist Chalk Media has turned to utility computing resources from Savvis to provide it with scalable infrastructure resources.
Eyebrows raised when Symantec bought Veritas, but the EMC-RSA merger indicates it's not such a strange idea after all.