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Stories by Sumner Lemon

  • Hynix to build chip plant in China

    South Korean memory-chip maker Hynix Semiconductor announced Wednesday that it reached an agreement to construct a wafer fabrication plant (fab) to manufacture chips in Wuxi, China.

  • AMD begins shipments of Oakville mobile chips

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has begun shipping commercial versions of its Athlon 64 processors made using a 90-nanometer process, marking another step forward in the company's transition to the more advanced manufacturing technology.

  • Flexible future in store for flat-panel displays

    The quickening pace of innovations in flat-panel display technology will make possible the development of flexible displays sooner rather than later, but users will still have to wait for nearly a decade before large, full-color flexible displays become commercially available, according to researchers at Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).

  • Freescale outlines path to 1Gbps UWB

    Motorola subsidiary Freescale Semiconductor outlined a product roadmap on Monday that will take its line of UWB (Ultra-Wideband) chipsets from 114M bps (bits per second) to 1G bps over the next year.

  • Consumer electronics to drive chip demand

    Rising demand for products that blur the lines between consumer electronics devices and computers has become one of the most important sources of demand for semiconductors, but this presents a host of challenges for chip makers, according to the chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC).

  • Via's Chen maps PC industry changes

    The blurring lines between consumer electronics and computing is changing the way that the PC industry works, according to Wenchi Chen, the president and chief executive officer of Via Technologies Inc.

  • Grantsdale, Alderwood headed for June 21 launch

    Intel plans to launch its Grantsdale and Alderwood chipsets for Pentium 4 processors on June 21, according to several motherboard makers at the Computex 2004 exhibition. But while the chipsets will soon be available to users, they may not become widely adopted by users until early next year.

  • Acer dresses up new notebooks

    Taipei: In an announcement on Monday that was heavy on style but light on technical details, Taiwan's Acer introduced the latest additions to its notebook computer lines, the Aspire 1800 and TravelMate 3200.