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July 15, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Intel Corp. launched a faster version of its Centrino processor, helping laptops use less power yet show high-definition video. Computers with the new package of chips, called Centrino II, are being sold by manufacturers including Hewlett-Packard Co. The Centrino line has fueled Intel's growth since being introduced in 2003. Shares of the Santa Clara, Calif., company fell 17 cents to $20.47.
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June 17, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Intel Corp. plans to spin off its solar technology business, creating a company called SpectraWatt Inc. and contributing to a $50-million investment in the venture. SpectraWatt will open a plant in Oregon in the second half of the year that will make photovoltaic cells and develop ways to cut the cost of solar technology, Intel said. Shipments will probably start in the middle of 2009, Intel said.
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June 10, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The Supreme Court has limited the ability of companies to collect multiple royalties on their patents. The unanimous decision Monday was helpful to customers of Intel Corp. and is the latest step by the justices to scale back the power of patent holders. The case revolves around a longtime Supreme Court doctrine that says the sale of an invention exhausts the patent holder's right to control how the purchaser uses it. In 1992, a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C.
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June 3, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Nvidia Corp. is introducing a product to run wireless devices that browse the Internet. The new Tegra chips are powerful enough to play high-definition video and render 3-D images, according to the company's website. Santa Clara, Calif.-based Nvidia will take on Intel Corp., the world's biggest chip maker, in the market for gadgets that surf websites and download video, such as Apple Inc.'s iPhone.
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May 22, 2008 | Cecilia Kang, The Washington Post
Five months ago, Dan Hesse took a job many people didn't want. He was charged with rebuilding Sprint Nextel Corp., the nation's third-largest wireless carrier, which lost 1.2 million subscribers last year. Its stock lost more than half its value in that time, and it was saddled with more than $30 billion in losses from its combination with Nextel Communications -- a deal studied by business school students as one of the worst ever. Hesse, a former chief executive of AT&T Inc.'s wireless unit, took the top job at Sprint and has made bold changes.
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May 8, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. plans to sell computer chips with six processors built into one piece of silicon in its effort to wrest sales away from Intel Corp. The six-core "Istanbul" chip will come out in the second half of next year, followed by a 12-processor product, Advanced Micro said.
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May 7, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Shares of Advanced Micro Devices Inc., the second-largest maker of personal-computer processors, surged the most in more than three months on speculation that it was close to announcing plans to split up the company. Advanced Micro rose 59 cents, or 9%, to $7.12. For the year, the stock is down 5.1%. Investors are betting that the company will soon announce details of a plan to separate its manufacturing business from its chip design and development operations, according to CRT Capital Group analyst Ashok Kumar.
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May 1, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Six high-tech firms are joining an industrywide effort to create software to take advantage of the latest microprocessors. Intel Corp., Advanced Micro Devices Inc., IBM Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co., Sun Microsystems Inc. and Nvidia Corp. are sponsoring the Pervasive Parallelism Lab at Stanford University. The latest graphics and general-purpose processors have multiple cores, or miniature processors, that can be effective only if the software they are running has been written to exploit those capabilities.
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May 1, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Intel Corp. said it was stepping up production to meet higher-than-expected demand for Atom, a new processor for low-cost portable computers. Chief Executive Paul Otellini is using the processors to attract consumers who want stripped-down computers for word processing and surfing the Internet. Computers based on the chip will cost as little as $250 and will debut in the third quarter, Santa Clara, Calif.-based Intel said.
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April 26, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Intel Corp. increased its dominance in the personal-computer processor market last quarter after Advanced Micro Devices Inc. fell behind in updating products. Santa Clara, Calif.-based Intel accounted for 78.5% of units shipped, a gain of 2.2 percentage points from the previous three months, according to Mercury Research. Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Advanced Micro's share slid to 20.6%.
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