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Advanced Micro Devices Inc. will turn up the heat on Intel Corp. in 1995 by bringing out new low-power 486s and cementing its ties with Compaq Computer Corp. with the release of the K5 processor.
AMD also steps into 1995 free of 486 legal burdens after settling all outstanding issues with Intel late last week (see story, page 20).
Taking aim at the explosive notebook market, AMD will introduce true low-power 486 processors in the second quarter of this year.
These 3.3-volt processors, operating at clock speeds as high as 100 MHz, will use technology that is functionally identical to Intel SL-Enhanced technology, AMD said.
This technology, used in all …