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Andy Grove, chairman of the Intel board, said here this afternoon that the firm is not complacent about threats to its business from chip competitors such as AMD or Transmeta.

Grove said: "The magnitude of Transmeta's impact on our business is negligible at the moment, because to the best of my knowledge, they haven't shipped product.

"We view them very seriously. We are driven by fear of a new technology. We take any new or any old competitor very seriously," he said.

While Grove acknowledged that Intel had made many mistakes in the past, citing its interest in video conferencing in the early 1990s as an example, and one down to his own obstinacy, he said that complexities of the firm's current business model meant it had to be better at execution.

He said that problems with the 820 "Caminogate" technology was down to a failure to execute properly.

"Our problem with the introduction of the 820 wasn't as good as it should have been," he said. "We didn't really test the product by failing to introduce it in a timely fashion."

The complex nature of Intel's model meant it had to perform and execute better. "I think we have to come to terms with the complexity of the microprocessor," he said. "We're pursuing several [market] segments. We're stretching our resources and unfortunately slips have happened." ®

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