AMD Plans Launch of Dual-Core Chips

From Reuters

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. plans next year to sell microchips with the equivalent of two microprocessors in one, joining archrival Intel Corp. in embracing the technology.

The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based firm said it planned to offer so-called dual-core chips for data-serving business computers in the middle of next year, and for high-end home computers in the second half of next year.

Dual-core technology allows more powerful computing when more than one process is running.

Shares of AMD fell 60 cents to $15.15 on the New York Stock Exchange, and Santa Clara, Calif.-based Intel fell 65 cents to $27.99 on Nasdaq.