Intel countering AMD-supported $100 laptop project

Intel's recent aggressive push into emerging markets are seen as a response, in part, to the USS$100-laptop project launched by the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) research initiative, under the auspices of The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, under the leadership of veteran lab leader Nicholas Negroponte. The OLPC project aims to produce 7.5" notebooks, which adopt the Geode CPU series from AMD, and will target the product to seven emerging countries in the fourth quarter of this year.

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