Intel Corp., the world's largest manufacturer of microprocessors, said it plans to donate 10,000 of its Pentium chips to New Mexico's classrooms over the next few years‹if the state legislature will buy the computer shells to put them in.

"We can work together to really provide tools for our children's futures, and we can do that at a substantially lower cost than if the legislature tried to pay for this alone," said Kathleen Taylor, Intel plant manager in Rio Rancho.

Following the announcement by Intel, House Speaker Raymond Sanchez, D-Albuquerque, introduced a measure in the House to appropriate...

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