Intel Is Developing System-On-A-Chip For Low-Priced PCs

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Intel revealed last week that it is developing a new system-on-a-chip processor for use in entry-level PCs and computer devices.

Tentatively dubbed Timna, the processor will integrate all computing functions onto a single chip, which would greatly reduce PC manufacturing costs by combining audio, video and graphics capabilities onto a single piece of silicon.

Timna processors are expected out in the latter half of 2000. Intel did not release other details on the upcoming processor.

National Semiconductor shipped a system-on-a-chip processor earlier this year for use on set-top boxes. -- Doug Olenick

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