In a surprise move, Dell on Thursday announced it will use Opteron processors from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) in its high-end, multiprocessor servers by the end of the year.
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In an effort to bounce back from slumping sales in the first quarter of 2006, Intel told 17 employees at its Glasgow, Scotland, site earlier last week that it would shut down the site by September.
Intel will sell its new generation of 65-nanometre (65nm) desktop and laptop chips under the brand name Core 2 Duo when it launches them this summer.
As Intel prepares to launch its Woodcrest chip for servers in June, rival Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has purchased billboard ads that claim its Opteron chip will reduce electricity costs in data centers.
Unit sales of handheld devices fell below 1.5 million in the first quarter, marking the ninth consecutive quarter that worldwide shipments of PDAs have declined from their year-over-year marks, according to a study from market research group, IDC.
The best way for Intel to battle shrinking profits is to keep shrinking its chips, reaching 32-nanometer geometry by 2009, company executives said Thursday.
Intel expects a 3 percent drop in revenue for 2006 and plans a reorganization that could include layoffs over the next 90 days, Chief Executive Officer Paul Otellini said Thursday.
ClearCube Technology launched two new user port computers on Monday, adding faster Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) processors to its PCs.
Blaming a slump in PC growth rates, Intel reported $US8.9 billion in revenue for the first quarter of 2006, down 5 per cent from the same quarter last year.
Fujitsu Computer Systems announced four new notebook PCs on Tuesday, all powered by chips from Intel and all designed for business users.
AMD has taken another step forward in its antitrust suit against Intel by filing a subpoena in US District Court in Delaware for documents held by Microsoft.
Driven by strong sales of its dual-core Opteron processor, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) reported US$1.33 billion in revenue for the first quarter of 2006, equaling analysts' estimates. That was up from US$1.23 billion for the first quarter of 2005, or US$780 million excluding revenue from the Spansion memory chip unit it spun out in 2005.
Sun Microsystems has laid off about 200 people from its Scalable Systems Group, the company announced Friday.
Microsoft will continue its efforts to stop software piracy by announcing an agreement with two Chinese computer makers to use only licensed versions of its Windows XP operating system.
Sun Microsystems launched a new family of blade servers Wednesday, offering telecommunications customers a choice of processors between Sun's own UltraSparc or Opteron from Advanced Micro Devices.