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Tiny Transistors: Better Things Come in Small Packages

"We're looking in a couple years to put 16 to 32 processors on a single chip," Jim McGregor, research director and principal analyst for In-Stat, told TechNewsWorld. "Imagine taking a rack of supercomputers and shrinking it down to the size of a PC. We face some roadblocks, but over the next 10 years the semiconductor industry will continue its march toward innovation. I don't see that stopping."

PC Manufacturers Making Mother Nature Smile

"Making products more energy-efficient doesn't necessarily require more effort or more resources, it really is just a change in the design methodology," Jim McGregor, principal analyst at In-Stat, told TechNewsWorld. "For a computing standpoint, [reducing power] is the key topic driving future designs of everything from microprocessors to LCDs. We are no longer in the performance age of computing, we are now in the efficiency age."

AMD Slashes Processor Prices

However, in the short term, slashing prices isn't necessarily beneficial for either company, stated Jim McGregor, principal analyst at In-Stat. Both companies are coming out with competitive products and don't really need to drop the prices. Once a company begins doing so, customers start to expect it, he told TechNewsWorld...

Intel Set to Go Another Round With AMD

Intel has sustained an innovative advantage in the mobile market, though AMD has flexed its muscles in the desktop and server chip areas, according to Jim McGregor, principal analyst at In-Stat. Now, Intel is making a push there, he told TechNewsWorld. "Desktop servers and the PC market is the new battleground. It's going to be a very competitive landscape for at least the next year."

AMD Aims to Curb Power Use With New Desktop Chips

"AMD's new family of energy efficient desktop processors nicely complements PC manufacturers' need to design and deliver smaller, sleeker form factors into the market," said In-Stat Principal Analyst Jim McGregor Efficiency Ebb...

Intel Promises 64-Bit Desktops

Its Athlon 64-bit PC chips followed that August, but Jim McGregor, principal analyst at In-Stat, told TechNewsWorld that Intel is not far behind in the PC market "Most of the ground gained by AMD has been in servers, where Intel has both a 64-bit Xeon and Itanium," he said....

Analysts Yawn at Intel’s Slightly Speedier Centrino

Jim McGregor, principal analyst at In-Stat/MDR, told TechNewsWorld that the slightly higher speed chip will have no impact on the market "This is simply a process called a 'binning,'" he explained. "Products are binned according to speeds they pass testing at. Typically as a p...

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