ATI Technologies, one of the leading manufacturers of graphics chips, said it had inked a deal with design firm Intrinsity that could allow future ATI graphics chips to run at four times their current speeds.

Intrinsity Inc., Austin, Tex., is a fabless semiconductor company whose Fast14 technology enables semiconductor logic to run at very high clock rates while using standard design tools. According to Intrinsity, circuit designers using Fast14 can be more productive, allowing them to design processors that can run at high clock rates without the tedious hand-tuning that larger companies, like Intel and AMD, use.

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