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Elbrus, the Russian microprocessor company which secured funding from the Moscow government and others, is likely to produce its 64-bit running at 600MHz early next year. The processors will be produced at a small fabrication plant which will use .35 micron process technology on Applied Materials kit, as reported here earlier. The company is run by Professor Boris Babaian, and the team includes designers which claim the first breakthrough on VLIW (very long instruction words) years before HP took up the idea. ® See also Russian chip makers get to .35 micron Moscow government to support Merced killer Russian chip scientist Babaian outlines Elbrus future Ex-soviets seek $$$ for Merced killer -- Transmeta involved? Andrei Fatkullin is a journalist on Russian title Computerra Weekly

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