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ADVANCED MICRO BOOSTS Am29000 FOR NEW STAB AT RISC STAKES

Advanced Micro Devices Corp has not done to well in its efforts to gain design wins for its Am29000 RISC for use as a CPU, but is trying again with three additions to the series – at the same time as beginning a determined effort to rescue its chip technology from the doldrums with the European launch of Fusion29K – a group of Am29000 supporters committed to developing embedded systems applications for the thing. Sampling now, and soon to be released, is a 30MHz, 21 MIPS version of the chip in 1.2 micron CMOS technology, to be followed by an 0.8 micron CMOS, 55MHz edition, which the Sunnyvale, California-based company rates at 40 MIPS. The addition of cache memory and floating point features to the Am29000 is already under way in a third chip for 1990 that is rated at 48 MIPS.

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