May 8, 2004 |
Intel Corp. said Friday that it was abruptly ending development of its next-generation personal computer chip and changing direction to go with a more promising design. The Santa Clara, Calif., company scrapped its work on a chip code-named "Tejas" to focus on new desktop and laptop PC chips with dual cores, which allow additional computing power to be built in.
September 4, 2002 |
Intel Corp. cut prices of its older Pentium 4 computer chips by as much as 52% after the world's biggest semiconductor maker started selling faster models last week. Intel reduced the cost of a 2.4-gigahertz Pentium 4 to $193 from $400 and lowered the prices of 2.26-GHz and 2.2-GHz versions 20% to $193 each in 1,000-unit shipments. Analysts predicted these reductions earlier this year, and Intel often chops prices to make way for new products. The Santa Clara, Calif.
April 1, 2002 |
Intel Corp. will start selling a smaller, faster version of its Pentium 4 computer processor this week, as the world's biggest chip maker rolls out a new manufacturing process. The new semiconductor runs at 2.4 gigahertz. Within a month Intel will ship Pentium 4s made on larger, 300-millimeter wafers, spokesman Robert Manetta said. The new chips will cost about $560 each in 1,000-unit shipments, Manetta said.
March 4, 2002 |
Chip-making giant Intel Corp. plans to upgrade its flagship Pentium 4 processor for desktop computers next year and make another version available for laptops in coming weeks. The desktop Pentium 4, code-named Prescott, will incorporate a new technology called hyper-threading that tricks the operating system into thinking it is running on two processors instead of one. The company also demonstrated a 4-gigahertz Pentium 4, which is expected to be available next year.
February 25, 2002 |
Intel Corp. is expected today to unveil a new line of Pentium 4-based chips for the $55-billion U.S. server market. The chips, called Xeon, run 30% to 80% faster than the current Intel crop and feature a new technology called hyperthreading, which boosts performance by allowing each chip to manage two separate streams of data simultaneously. The announcement is part of the Santa Clara, Calif., semiconductor giant's ongoing effort to diversify its business beyond consumer desktop computers.
August 28, 2001 |
Major chip companies, including Japan's Toshiba Corp., are preparing to slash tens of thousands of jobs worldwide, anticipating that deepening price cuts and faster products won't be enough to stimulate demand in the near future. Toshiba, the second-largest semiconductor maker after Intel Corp., said Monday that it will eliminate 17,000 jobs in Japan and 1,800 elsewhere in the next three years, reducing its work force by about 10%. Hitachi Ltd.