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.
April 9, 1988 |
Signaling its willingness to let other companies clone its latest line of personal computers, International Business Machines on Friday said it would continue to license its patents on key technology. The announcement reassured computer industry executives and analysts who feared that the giant technology company would try to prevent competitors from developing copycat machines.
September 30, 1991 |
In an effort to further loosen Intel's stranglehold on the personal computer chip market, Chips & Technologies today will roll out a series of products designed to form the brains inside IBM-compatible PCs. The announcement will make C&T the second vendor, after Advanced Micro Devices, to offer chips that are compatible with Intel's highly successful 386 series of microprocessors, or computers on a chip.
March 3, 1992 |
Continuing an aggressive legal strategy aimed at fending off competition in key markets, Intel Corp. has filed a patent infringement suit against Chips & Technologies of San Jose, which has begun marketing a microprocessor, or computer-on-a-chip, that mimics the functions of Intel's 386 chip. Texas Instruments on Monday confirmed that it had agreed to make 386 chips based on the Chips & Technologies design, and said that it would go ahead despite the lawsuit.
April 28, 1992
Companies ranked by loss from continuing operations. '91 Loss Rank Company ($ Millions) 1 HomeFed Corp. (808) 2 Security Pacific Corp. (775) 3 Chiron Corp. (425) 4 PatheCommunications (353) 5 First Interstate Bancorp (288) 6 Carolco Pictures Inc. (226) 7 National Semiconductor * (150) 8 CalFed Inc. (132) 9 J.M. Peters Co. Inc. (109) 10 Homestake Mining (100) 11 Glenfed Inc. * (98) 12 Western Digital Corp. * (96) 13 Pacific Enterprises (88) 14 Borland International * (81) 15 Intermark Inc.
October 5, 1990 |
Intel Corp. is expected to announce this month a new chip set that will allow for further miniaturization and greater energy efficiency in laptop and notebook-sized computers, industry analysts said Thursday. The chip set, developed under the code name Genesis, will combine the functions of many chips into two chips, analysts said. The chip set will incorporate the functions of an Intel 80386SX microprocessor and three to five peripheral logic chips that are necessary in computers.
September 5, 1990 |
Intel Corp. will face challenges to one of its most profitable products, the 80386 computer chip, from start-ups and established rivals over the next two years, industry analysts said Tuesday. "Maybe late this year or next year we will see a 386 clone product," said Michael Gumport at Shearson Lehman Hutton Inc. Intel rival Advanced Micro Devices Corp. is the most likely candidate to beat others to market with a clone of the widely used chip, he said.
October 1, 1991 |
Western Digital Corp., a manufacturer of personal computer parts in Irvine, said Monday that it is introducing two computer chips, including one that it said would boost the speed of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 3.0 program by as much as 1,000%. The company's new WD90C31 graphics chip speeds Windows, the program that makes PCs easier to use by presenting data graphically, by shifting some of the workload from software to hardware, company spokeswomen Letty Ledbetter said.
January 22, 1998 |
Intel Corp. said it completed its tender offer of the outstanding shares of Chips & Technologies Inc., eight days after U.S. antitrust authorities approved Intel's $420-million acquisition. Intel said that about 23.2-million shares of San Jose-based Chips & Technologies were tendered and accepted, accounting for about 97.6% of outstanding shares. Intel said it plans to complete its acquisition of Chips & Technologies' remaining shares before Jan. 31, by merging Intel Enterprise Corp.
March 25, 1992 |
Cyrix Corp. said Tuesday it would enter the microprocessor market in a challenge to Intel Corp., which for years has been the premier manufacturer of personal computer chips. Intel stock dropped as word spread on Wall Street that Cyrix had developed a full line of clones of the Intel 486--now emerging as the next popular PC chip. Intel closed at $61.25 in heavy over-the-counter trading, down $2 a share.