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EU drops antitrust case against US chipmaker Intel Corp.
February 5, 2002
"European regulators have dropped an investigation into charges that Intel abused its dominant position to keep rivals from winning market share."

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The Technology Behind The Crusoe Processor
By Alex Klaiber, Transmeta Corporation
In January of 2000, Transmeta Corporation introduced the CrusoeT processors, an x86-compatible family of solutions that combines strong performance with remarkably low power consumption. As might be expected, a new technology for designing and implementing microprocessors underlies the development of these products. As might not be expected, the new technology is fundamentally software-based: the power savings come from replacing large numbers of transistors with software.

This is the story of the technology behind the Crusoe Processor.

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Intel has secret weapon against AMD chips
January 30, 2002
"Tucked away in Hillsboro, Ore., a small team of Intel engineers has been quietly working on a chip technology that the giant semiconductor maker hopes will never see the light of day."

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Introduction to the Streaming SIMD Extensions in the Pentium III:
Part I
Part II
Part III   By Bipin Patwardhan
The Pentium III and Pentium III Xeon weren't just faster than their predecessors, they are enriched with new features.  These new features include a unique processor ID and new processor instructions. These new instructions add to the Pentium III what MMX added to the Pentium II.  Using these features, application developers can create better content for end-users. In this article, we introduce you to the Pentium III and briefly its features, concentrating on the details of the new instructions.

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