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Intel Packs a Computer on a Chip
In the last 30 years, computers have shrunk fromthe size of a suburban garage to somewhat smaller than a breadbox. Truly tiny systems are coming soon, thanks to recent advances in miniaturized electronics from chip maker Intel Corp.
How tiny is tiny? How about an entire '386-class computer on a board about the size of your hand? Intel recently announced the 386 SL Microprocessor SuperSet, a two-chip set that replaces most of the 50 or 60 chips normally needed to create a desktop machine, except for memory. Several portable-computer manufacturers plan to put the chip set to work in new notebook or palmtop computers, according …