the register notes that research at the Cambridge University has resulted in success to produce electronic chips using certain kinds of plastics. In 1970 it was possible for the first time to use plastics as a conductor, now obviously the technology is refined enough to enable these plastics to be used in (simple) microchips. The new process is no competition for silicon at the moment, but will be much cheaper to produce.
the register has some news from Intel, AMD and Motorola, who are all going to present their newest 0.13 micron production processes for microchips at the IEDC. As you would expect, they are not the same.
MacWEEK talks about what effects Apple's new retail chain might have on its future and competition. Check it out, I'm pretty sure that's going to be a major point of discussion at MWSF.