15-31 Oct 2000
Crew Blasts Off En Route to Space Station
Falls 20 Percent on Intel Support Concerns
Chip Market Seen Rising 20.3 Percent in 2001
Worm Found "In the Wild" on Internet
Approves S3-Via Graphics Chip Venture
IBM, Oracle, Sun, Others Propose E-Transaction Standard
Roadmap Shows Little Rambus Support in 2001
Stumbles Making Playstation 2 Chip
Passes Over Pentium 4 For Athlon
10/30/00 As anticipated, AMD
has just introduced its 760 DDR Chipset and DDR Athlon Processors with
266 Mhz Front Side Buses... At the same time, NEC
introduced the Direction A+ desktop system with a 1.2 GHz DDR
Athlon Processor, 760 chipset, and 128 MBytes of DDR memory. Micron.com
announced that their Millennia Max XP DDR Athlon computer systems will
be available on-line and at Best Buy next month. And several motherboard
manufactures announced DDR Athlon motherboards. Interestingly,
the Asus A7M266, DFI
AK76, and EpoX
8K7A motherboards will use a hybrid chipset combination consisting
of AMD's 761 North Bridge and VIA's VT82C686B South Bridge.
PlayStation 2 Just Start of Video Game War
10/29/00 Rumors are flying
about the usual Internet places that the AMD 760 DDR Chipset and 266 Mhz
FSB CPUs will be announced this evening.
Judge Wants to Avoid Re-trial
Sue AT&T Following Breakup Plan
Moving to Block IA-64 Cloning Appears
to be, in effect, trying to patent the IA-64 instruction set itself.
Moves Athlon To DDR. Monday, AMD will unveil the AMD
760 chipset which increases the Front Side Bus from 200 to 266-MHz, while
adding support for faster double-data-rate (DDR) memory. AMD should
also introduce new and more powerful Athlon processors that support the
266MHz front side bus. Major PC makers are expected to announce
systems based on the new chip set and DDR memory next week. There
should be many DDR motherboard announcements for AMD and Intel chips
as we move towards COMDEX which starts November 13th in Las Vegas.
more here... Yes,
even more here...
10/27/00 Microsoft Hacked
Intruders believed to have stolen source code for software... More here.
CEO Sees Internet Future in Integration
4 will Debut in a Month, Intel Chief Says
Announces Plan to Set-up Chip Packaging Plant in China
Born Again In Sea of Red Ink
Scolds Microsoft On Tricky Promos. Microsoft
has to curb the marketing pitches for WebTV. More here.
Sony PlayStation2 Consoles Hit the Street
Net Falls 57 Percent, PlayStation2 Debuts
Profit up 565%
Chip Will Run PlayStation Games on DVDs
Labs Forms Processor Game Plan... 'ALi will start production
in November of a chipset that supports the Athlon and 266-MHz DDR SDRAM.'
Your Seatbelts: Internet Revolution Ahead
Microsoft Revive Browser Wars
AT&T Hit the Self-Destruct Button
Crypto Winners -- Belgian Heroes Can
you spare 149 trillion years? That's how long it would take the most
sophisticated hacker to crack Rijndael.
Clash Erupts Inside Intel
Works on Xbox As Playstation 2 Debuts
How Software Titan Microsoft Got Into Hardware
to Reorganize, Create 4 New Companies
Content To Split Into Distinct TV, PC Camps
III DDR Memory Performance Analysis with VIA’s Apollo Pro266 DDR Chip
Set. Very well written, informative.
First Look at AOL 6
Apollo Pro266 Beats Rambus. TecChannel.de
review of one of the first preproduction motherboards with VIA's
Apollo Pro266 chipset, which supports DDR memory, and Celeron and
Pentium III CPUs.
Internet Users Shop in Pajamas...
Space Station Will be Destroyed in February.
Smart Cards. Cards
with memory and processors embedded in them and Windows for Smart Cards...
10/24/00 Potential Buyers
for Xerox PARC Emerging The 30-year-old
research center is best known for its development of key technology
Me Knocks Out DSL 'Noticeable
increase' in service calls...
Sub-$1,000 Server? Dell Comes Close
Demand for PCs Is Strong
Gambles with PlayStation 2 Game Console
Sets Pentium 4 Path to 2GHz. P4
Launch now 20 Nov. "Approaching" 2 Ghz 2nd Quarter 2001... Sure...
Reminded to Reveal Low Internet Fares. Airlines
must tell passengers who ask about the lowest fare that the best deals
may be on the carrier's web site.
Bugs Me - But a Little Less?
Alert! Commentary & Analysis of Week's Chip News, Oct. 16-20. Robert
Henkel's report sums-up what you may have missed in CPU and chip news.
Processor Advances Pose Testing Risks. Because
internal processor speeds now outrun the surrounding system bus by such
a huge margin, some experts say it is practically impossible to thoroughly
test the logic...
Name Controversy Brews
to Study Software Licensing Practices. The commission
said the UCITA would allow a vendor to restrict a user's right to
sue over product defects or even to publicly ... criticize the product
Sites Cancel Sales of World Series Tickets
Linux Applications Go Retail. Chilliware
says it is launching the first of more than 100 desktop Linux apps...
may Buy 3dfx.
Beefs Up With New Legal Muscle
Virus Variant Plagues E-mail Systems
PCs to Dominate Holiday Sales
Position ALi as Leader in DDR Memory Architecture
Announces GA-7DX Motherboard. First
with AMD-761 chipset. PC2100 DDR memory support.
Profits Reassure Investors, But Rally May Be Brief
Network Solutions Hoarding Domain Names?
Chip Maker, VIA, Says Future Is Bright.
Projects 50% growth next year... "We think DDR [memory]
is going to grow very quickly and we have got the leadership there..."
Sun Shares Raise
AOL Earnings ~Double
Kopin Pursue 'Silicon-on-Anything' Technology
Encryption Regulations Take Effect Today Allows
export of encryption products of any strength to 15 EU nations and
Life. The resurrection
of a bacterium after 250 million years in salt suggests it may be immortal.
Helps Drive New Internet Protocol (IP) Standard. The
4 billion available IP addresses will be depleted within a few years.
The new protocol, IPv6, will essentially remove the IP address ceiling
by converting to 128-bit addresses.
Putting PARC on the Auction Block? The
computer revolution can almost entirely be placed at the feet of one
company. What's that you say? Microsoft? No... Xerox Corp. More here.
Will Maxtor/Quantum Merger Affect Hard Drives? Merger
may help settle a hectic market for drive manufacturers, but it will
10/19/00 ITC Rules in Favor
of Atmel Corporation against Winbond and Others. The
Exclusion Order prohibits importation of certain EPROMs, EEPROMS,
flash memories, and flash microcontroller semiconductor devices. There
are many Winbond chips on many motherboards, etc.
Winbond Press Release
10/19/00 Western Digital Ranked
First in Hardware Storage Systems Category by VARBusiness's Survey Awards. VAR
= Value Added Reseller. Many are System Builders/Integrators.
WD News Release
few days old, but some good info on products, manufacturers, etc.
10/19/00 Intel Admits that
Rambus Was a Mistake... "We
made a big bet on Rambus and it did not work out," Craig Barrett,
Intel chief executive admitted. "In retrospect, it was a mistake to
be dependent on a third party for a technology that gates your performance." More
Shows Pentium 4 Motherboard
Earnings Beat Expectations
Reaches Tentative Pact with Publishers. The online music company
will pay up to $30 million for the right to use more than 1 million
Motherboard Plans. Speculative...
Carnivore Hunts in a Pack. Declassified
documents reveal e-mail snoop program details.
Top Guns Talk About Haves, Have-Nots
Looking "Very Seriously" At DDR For Desktops
a New Silicon Valley
Grades Dropping in Schools. Stiff
competition from Dell and other Windows-based PC makers is beginning
to take a bite out of Apple's education stronghold.
Ships 1.2 GHz Athlon and 800 MHz Duron Processors
Ships 1.2 GHz Athlon and 800 MHz Duron Processors
Funds Michigan Senate Race Ad Campaign... ...
Gorton Defends MS In GOP Radio Address...
Aircraft Could Propel Telecommunications to New Heights. An
enormous flying wing called Helios is poised to do something next year
that no other airplane has ever done...
Creeps into the Corporation. Users
of cable for broadband connectivity cite big savings over telco offerings.
Play Computer Sound Morpher Available This Month.
Detects Salmonella, E. Coli in Real-time
Big Blue Shadow over Alpha, SPARC, and IA-64. It appears
IBM is preparing to leapfrog its way over the Compaq (DEC) Alpha, Sun
SPARC, and Intel's IA-64 to preeminence in the 64 bit MPU market within
the next 12 months. AMD Hammer?
Magic Word in Tech Is 'Routers'
Motherboard Chipset Speculation. ... 3 chipsets for both
Intel and AMD... 1st, "Crush," to be released next Feb.,
to support DDR266 memory and Intel and AMD CPUs, will have integrated
Graphics Power Sony's Fall 2000 Desktop PC Lineup.
Magic. the screen is so efficient at harvesting light
from the environment, that it even works at night.
Death of Geek-Rule? The Web is no longer being dominated
by stereotypical geeks...
Use Taking America by Storm
Entirely Reworking 1.13 GHz Pentium III.
Collaborates With IBM To Deliver Wireless In-Car Client Platform
Analysts Envision the Next Tech Revolution. Folks that
isn't "next," it's now in most of my world...
Giants, Retailers Team-up on Home Networking... combining standards
together to create new home appliances, called "residential gateways," to
connect electronic devices, such as PCs and appliances, with phone
service and high-speed net service.
War Between Intel and AMD Takes its Toll... Intel Shares
Fall More Than Nine Percent in Heavy Trading.
Offers Initiative to Protect Purchases on Auction, Shopping Sites
Beefs up Windows for Cars. Under
Car.Net, devices could shuttle information between a home, office and
the day off.
1 - 14 October
1998 & 1999