1-14 Oct 2000
10/14/00 Took the day
Recalls Dangerous Laptop Batteries. Fire hazard. 27,000
Bandwagon Picks-up Steam. SOI processing starts out with
a silicon wafer that includes an implanted layer of silicon dioxide.
Repeals 100-Year-Old Phone Tax Established to Fund the Spanish-American
Announces COMDEX Fall 2000 Products. Including motherboards
based on Intel 810E2, 815, 820, 840, and 850 chipsets, as well as AMD
K760 / KT133, and VIA 693A / 694X / PM133 / PM266 / Pro 266 chipsets.
and Power Advantages of DDR Memory for PCs, ALi.
Offers First Free Online Test Drive of IA64 Systems with Emerging Intel
Itanium 64-bit Processor
Chip Show, It's Open Season on Intel
Rivals are using the Microprocessor Forum to take turns blasting the giant
Debut New Chips For "Post-PC Era"
Slips From Early Highs on Mixed Reviews
to Hype P4 Over 1.13GHz PIII, and Barely Ship Either?
Valley Faces Growing Competition-Report
- Half of All Small Firms Will Be Hacked or Hit by Viruses
Expects Athlon Shortage. Sales jump 82% in third quarter
to $1.2 billion.
Announces an i815E Powerhouse, SA6R Motherboard.
Delays 1.13 GHz Pentium III 'til Next Year.
Monitor Charts Throughput Trends
Targets Bill Gates
Launches 'Smart Card' ID Badge
Launches K7 Master-S Socket A Motherboard. AMD K760 Chipset,
4 DDR memory slots, & integrated SCSI controller.
Kent's October 2000 Industry Update. "The theme
this month is the health of the PC market.... AMD processors
are selling 'about the same', but that Intel processors are more readily
available." Plenty on chipsets, CPUs, memory, etc. as well...
7 or 8 GHz Pentium 4's?... As always, Dean's Industry
Updates are excellent reads.
Set for Microsoft Appeal
Micron, ST Tout Low CPU Cost Over Performance
Instruments Comments on Nobel Prize for Physics Awarded to Industry Pioneer
Demos Dual Athlon Computer With 760MP Chipset and DDR Memory. More here.
May Charge Commissions, Web Traffic Fees.
Inventor Wins Nobel Prize for Computer Chip
to Invest $5 Billion to Expand Chip Facilities.
Yahoo! Make Connection
Shuffles Management to Ensure Smooth Ramp of New Processors
Attempts to Out-hack DVD Hackers
Announces Email Encryption For Use With Microsoft Internet Explorer
Firewall Runs on NSA Technology
10/6/00 Home Networking
Yet to Fully Connect with Consumers. Of the 20 million U.S. households
with more than one computer, only 1 million has even a basic network... Number
of U.S. broadband subscribers will rise from 5.43 million to 32 million
in 2003... Click
here for more.
Says Cable Companies Must Do More on Net Access
Sees Home Networking in PlayStation's Future
10/6/00 Siemens Develops
Noise Cancellation System for Cars
the Internet Beyond .com
Still more here.
to Award $16 Billion Computer Contract
Million Internet-Capable TVs by 2004
Sampling USB 2.0 Chip.
Signature Technology Takes Off.
Deal Creates Disk-Drive Monster. Good
read on hard disk drive industry...
10/4/00 ABIT First
to Implement "3-Phase" Motherboard Power... This
news release is not really news and is more a sales pitch than many. I
have included it because it is interesting. It describes how Abit
is implementing low-heat power for today's power-demanding processors. Click
here to read the release.
4 Yields 'Not Impressive.' A
speculative report from the Register. I don't know that 70% is
all that unimpressive for a new chip... Comments on this in our Forums would
Readies New Athlon and Duron Processors. 1.2 GHz Athlon and
800 Mhz Duron.
Yahoo to Offer Audio Webcasts... of Sunday night football.
Opens Optics Plant in New Hampshire.
Service Stutters for Hours.
MODEMs Takes Lead over DSL, but Component Shortages Haunt OEMs.
Games Look Past Holiday for Hot Trends. Christmas 2000? Bah
humbug, say video game companies who are already looking past this
holiday season to spot the popular trends that will foster the hottest
game titles for 2001 and beyond.
Board Eyes Long Distance Spinoff. Wall Street Journal
reported that AT&T is mulling the option of spinning off its consumer
long distance operations. More
Shuttle Discovery Set for 100th Shuttle Mission Thursday
Night. More than 15 years later
than NASA had initially planned.
10/4/00 Mafia Caught
Attempting Online Bank Fraud. Italian police arrest
Vendor Wants to Blow Past VPNs. I.e., replace Virtual
Announces CRW1232 CD Re-Writer. W/RW/R 12X/10X/32X $259.00
Beats Others to Market with Bluetooth Headset.
More on Bluetooth
OpenWorld, Ellison Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is. At
Oracle OpenWorld Tuesday, Oracle Chairman and CEO Larry Ellison played
his own version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?"
Teams With VoteHere.net to Deliver Online Voting Pilots for Fall Presidential
Prices Declining, But Shortage Isn't Over Yet
and Quantum Hard Disk Drive Groups Agree to Merge. Maxtor is
buying Quantum's HDD Group in $1.08 B all-stock transaction.
to Launch MO Digital Camera. Camera can
store up to 11,000 pics, with the help of magneto-optical technology.
Gets 100MHz FSB in Q1 2001. Should have happened in the
Votes to Add More Foreign Tech Workers
Formula for Security Selected.
Invests $135 Million Corel. And rubs another one in the
noses of anti-trust proponents...
Appliances Trigger New Processor War
of Potential New Internet Domains Unveiled
to Scrap Nuclear Plant Troubles Taiwan's Chip Industry.
Cuts Memory Prices Up to 20%.
Sales Hit High Mark in August
10/3/00 VIA has
posted a bunch of PDF documents from the VIA Technology Forum held recently
in Taipei, Beijing, and Tokyo. I found the the following presentations
particularly interesting (suggest saving them to files and then viewing
them with Adobe Acrobat):
Pro266 High Performance DDR Chipset
Microprocessors & Chipsets for 1 GHz and Beyond
4 Delay Due to Graphics Chip Glitch.
Seen in E-Signature Law.
Audience Surges Ahead of Appeal
Says Microsoft Should Have Played Ball. Wonder
if one shouldn't read into this more than what is being said...
Announces 80 Gig 1394 FireWire External Disk Unit. 20,000
songs or 80 hours of video, and 30-times faster than USB.
Signature Law Went Into Effective Yesterday.
15 - 31 October 2000
1998 & 1999