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Saturday, December 8, 2007

Barcelona Chip by AMD

Intel's biggest computer microprocessor rival, AMD (Advanced Micro Devices Inc.), has a newer, better, faster micro chip call the "Barcelona chip". The city of Barcelona should be flattered, right?

The latest news from AMD is that the microchip's release will be delayed until the first quarter of 2008, causing not-so-hushed giggles from the Intel Corportation camp.

December 6, 2007 Article: AMD'S Barcelona Chip Sees More Delays

What does this little Barcelona news snippet have to do with Barcelona, Spain? Not much! Surely AMD is hoping the name-branding will give its new microchip a flashy, artsy, modernistic ring.