July 29, 1997 |
In a tumultuous day in the semiconductor industry, Intel Corp. and National Semiconductor Corp. announced separate deals Monday that reflect vastly different notions about the future of computers. Intel started the hectic day by announcing that it would spend $420 million in cash to purchase Chips & Technologies Inc., a San Jose company that is a leader in chips that improve the ability of portable computers to process graphics.
January 19, 1988 |
Four small technology companies are expected to unveil a group of products this week that they say could bring a second wave of IBM-compatible personal computers to market by the spring. One company, Chips & Technologies Inc., has already built one of the first prototypes of the IBM PS/2 Model 50, according to a spokeswoman, although it will show the machine at a press conference Wednesday in New York.
November 4, 1990 |
In the classic tradition of the Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Gordon Campbell has struck it rich in the computer chip business. The company he founded less than six years ago, Chips & Technologies, had sales of nearly $300 million last year, and Campbell himself has amassed a fortune. But unlike traditional semiconductor companies, Chips & Technologies does not actually manufacture anything.
March 10, 1992 |
Texas Instruments Joins Lawsuit Over 386 Chip: Seeking to defend an agreement under which it will manufacturer a version of the 386 microprocessor developed by Chips & Technologies, Texas Instruments became a party to the patent-infringement lawsuit that Intel has filed against Chips. Texas Instruments will argue that whether or not the Chips design infringes on Intel's 386 patents--and Chips says it does not--any 386s it builds are protected by a broad cross-licensing deal with Intel.
January 22, 1992 |
Chips & Technologies, a San Jose-based company that pioneered the controversial strategy of designing computer chips and then sub-contracting the manufacturing, said Tuesday that it will post a substantial loss for its latest quarter and lay off 20% of its work force. The retrenchment, including the sale of one product line, is the latest in a string of reversals for the once-highflying firm and its chief executive, Gordon Campbell.
September 27, 1989 |
International Business Machines Corp. Tuesday revealed ambitious plans for its Micro Channel architecture, its patented design for moving data through its personal computers. The nation's largest computer maker also announced that it has signed separate agreements with Intel Corp. and Chips & Technologies to develop Micro Channel-designed semiconductors. The deals were seen as efforts to shorten the time it takes to design products for IBM personal computers.