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NEWS
June 2000

6/30/00  President Clinton to sign E-signature into law today.  "When President Clinton officially signs a bill giving an online 'John Hancock' the same legal status as one etched on paper, he'll do it electronically but will have previously signed it with an ink pen." 

6/28/00 Intel announces Pentium 4 brand name for Willamette processor.  Formerly code-named Willamette, this new generation of Intel processors is scheduled for the second half of 2000.

6/27/00 "AMD's Sledgehammer 64-bit processor is expected to sample early next year and challenge Intel's own 64-bit offering, Itanium. The successor to the AMD Mustang, an unnamed 32-bit core, will begin life at 2 GHz."

6/23/00  Memory shortage looms.  But, so far, it does not look as bad as the shortage last year.

World's smallest hard disk drive6/21/00  IBM triples the capacity of the world's smallest hard disk drive.  This drive holds one gigabyte on a disk which is the size of an American quarter.  The world's first gigabyte-capacity disk drive, the IBM 3380, introduced in 1980, was the size of a refrigerator, weighed 550 pounds (about 250 kg), and had a price tag of $40,000.  Click here for the news release.

6/9/00  Goodbye Socket 7 and Slot A!

6/5/00 AMD Launches "New Athlon" (Formerly Socket A "T-Bird") and Ships Duron Socket A CPU.

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