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AMD is set to make further incursions into the notebook market and has plans to release a 350MHz K6-2 mobile product this autumn, according to sources close to the company's plans. Today, as revealed here earlier, AMD introduced a 300MHz K6 chip aimed at the mobile market. The price tag for the part is $229 when bought in units of 1,000. According to the same source, Compaq will be one of the first to use the 300MHz AMD part in its notebook and it is also actively talking to the company about using the K6-2 mobile part when it arrives. The source said that Compaq is now determined to put clear blue water between itself and Intel, and will second source wherever possible. Meanwhile, IBM said today that it is talking to Intel about using Celeron notebook chips in some of its ThinkPad range. ®

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