Launches New Line of Sound Cards. The AW744 using the new
Yamaha YMF744 PCI audio accelerator chipset and the AW320 incorporating
Crystal's CS4614 Audio Processor.
Ends Dreamcast Console. And suffer a record $689 million loss.
Acquires Capacitor Maker Tansitor. Of
particular interest to our local readers...
Supporting 266MHz FSB Selling Now in Japan
what's in IE 6 build 2403
Sales Crash 18%
Slashing Price of Dreamcast to $99
Announces Plans to Launch 1-gigabit DRAMs Next Year
Demonstrates High-Speed Chip Connection Technologies at DesignCon; Includes
First Public Demonstration of 3.125 Gbps Quad SerDes Cell
Introduces DirectX 8 Development Kit--Key Enabler in Developing Content
for Microsoft's Xbox and PCs.
4 Architecture In Depth
Takes Aim At Transmeta, Again. In introducing a new low-voltage
Pentium III, Intel Corp. is trying to do a lot with a little -- quite
a little, if you ask one of its chief competitors. Press
Chip Powers Emerging Security Standard. Companies using the specification
will adopt a combination hardware-software security approach, involving
a security chip that encrypts data.
Processor/DDR Memory Combo Routs Pentium 4.
MSN Gaming Zone Troubleshooter Helps Online Gamers Resolve Most Common
Posts $1.7 Billion Loss; Sets 2001 Outlook
Found In Critical Internet Software. Electronic intruders
seizing on the newly-discovered vulnerability could gain control of
domain name systems (DNS).
Sony Will Go Head to Head. The
videogame manufacturers will announce competing business initiatives:
Sega plans to move its technology from game machines to other digital
devices, and Sony is working on an online strategy.
to Launch Subscription Service. If you're a Napster user you
might want to get downloading now - the subscription fee countdown has
SDRAM - A Second Glance
PC benchmark Finds Pentium 4 Wanting
Greets Chipset Newcomers to Counter AMD. Intel appears
willing to license its Pentium 4 bus to known and would-be chipset makers
as rival AMD gains ground.
Roundup DirectX 8.0a, IE 5.5 Not Bug Fix Looms
Block Microsoft Web Sites. Denial
of service attack causes disruption for millions.
Prep Arsenals for DRAM Architecture Battle. This year could be
pivotal in the battle over DRAM architectures as PC-133, double-data-rate
and Rambus memories...
Unravelled. The sequencing of the first entire genome of
a crop plant may unlock genetic secrets for all cereals.
.Net Campaign Likely Finished. This week's series of mishaps
could be the death knell to Microsoft's $200 million .Net campaign...
Set Paves Way for ST Home Gateway. STMicroelectronics
is planning to introduce Hornet, a wireline home-gateway baseband chip
Plans Massive Layoffs as Soon as Next Week
Broadband Popularity May Slow Speeds
secret! New MS Whistler. Microsoft alerted testers that
it is making substantial changes to the look and feel.
Profit Sinks on PlayStation Woes
Blames Lowly Techie for Web Blackout. Seems like there
are problems today, but it could be the Internet; wonder who is to blame
Intel to Cut Chip Prices to Spur Demand. Pentium III chip
running at one gigahertz, which now lists for $465. It now plans to slash
that chip's price 43 percent to about $270. Big deal!. I bought
my last 1 Gig Athlon for much less than that.
to Drop EV6 Bus in Upcoming Hammer. 64-bit
processors will use a new NUMA (Non-Uniform Memory Access) bus which
can link eight-way or more MPUs for high performance multiprocessing.
Plans To Slash 16,000 Jobs
Stands by Forecast for 2001
to Ship 1.3GHz Athlon Monday?
to Slash Chip prices by Over 40 Percent.
to Spin-off Desktop Linux Unit
Neon Light Kit
Next Target: Set-top Boxes. Sega will stop selling Dreamcast
as a standalone gaming console.
Sites Defaced in US, UK and Australia
Touts New Napster-proof Music Locks
Launches New Search Engine.
SDRAM - A First Glance. ...as CPU speeds get higher (like
1.2 or 1.5GHz) the system’s performance will be limited with SDRAM due
to it’s lower bandwidth, and that DDR will start to shine...
Making Optical Nets More Efficient...
and AMD duel on pricing, capital spending fronts.
in Windows with your CD-ROM- The fix may be as easy as checking a box. Reports
that upgrading to Windows Me, Windows 2000, and some other new products
can cause some of your CD-ROM drive features not to work...
Lifts Sights on Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI). With
remote access, reservists would be able to make travel requests from
Market Softer Than Expected. Dataquest maintains that
the PC cycle was reaching its low after a banner 1999, when companies
and individuals rushed to purchase new PCs to avoid the year 2000 bug. PC
penetration of US households exceeds 63 per cent.
Life Beckons in Maine
Shows Fastest PC Sales Growth. Market share: Compaq #1,
Dell #2, and HP #3. Apple's shipments in the U.S. fell 50%.
Special Report. Click menu on left side of the page...
Supercomputer Debuts Next Week. Code-named Samson, the
supercomputer will initially include 132 1-GHz Athlon CPUs and is expected
to rank among the top 200 fastest supercomputers in the world.
Alert! (Jan. 15-19). Commentary & analysis
of week's chip news. Is California a '3rd world country'? Ignore
what analysts say,
AMD finishes a great year.
Sales Growth Hits 7-year Low. Study
shows PC sales grew only 6.4 percent in the U.S. and 10.1 percent worldwide
in fourth quarter 2000.
Phones Take Byte Out of Big-name Carriers. Internet
telephony, also known as Voice over Internet Protocol, is expected to
have hit $266 million in revenues worldwide in 2000, up more than fourfold
from 1999... Sales are forecast to explode to $349 billion in 2006...
Melissa Virus Strikes Again. A
new version of the Melissa macro virus is wreaking havoc with computers
around the world, virus watchers said Thursday, warning computer owners
to delete dodgy e-mails...
10 Best U.S. Cities for Job-seekers in 2001
Brookdale Chipset Arrives in Taiwan. Intel is working with
Taiwan's motherboard makers to facilitate the development of its SDRAM-enabled
Brookdale chipset to support the Pentium 4 processor.
AMD Plan Rebounds From Slow Processor Sales. "The
Pentium 3 is dead meat," Sanders said. Typical...
IT To Blame For California's Power Shortage? No.
industry looks to 2GHz in 2001
Introduces 700MHz VIA Cyrix III Processor
Can’t Ramp To Fill Intel’s RDRAM Needs. "... the once-idle
RDRAM line is fully running like a fire house and only able to produce
6 million to 7 million 128Mbit equivalent RDRAM chips." Intel
wants 10 million.
Introduces AK32 DDR Athlon Motherboard with VIA KT266 Chipset. Supports
both DDR and 168-Pin SDRAM memory. Built-in 10/100 Mhz Ethernet
and Home PNA (phoneline network) network capabilities. ATA/100,
6 USB, 6-channel audio, 4X AGP, system monitoring, 6 PCI, the kitchen
sink, and shoots bullets.
Shops Should Prepare for .NET Now. .NET and 64-bit CPUs
will soon give birth to the Windows enterprise. Are you ready?
Bring Light to Full Stop, Hold It, Then Send It on Its Way. You
may be prompted to sign-up for the NY times, but it does not cost anything
and it is well worth the little effort that it takes.
Gains Top Wall Street Forecasts. IBM
Corp.'s fourth-quarter profits topped Wall Street's reduced expectations,
rebounding 28 percent from the pre-Y2K slowdown that hammered the computer
company in late 1999.
cool! Shrinking portable devices. Thanks to a new cooling
technology, IsoSkin, portable devices may get smaller. without compromising
their battery life.
Worm Hobbles Linux Servers. An Internet worm cobbled together
from generally available hacking tools has compromised hundreds, perhaps
thousands, of Linux servers.
Earnings Fall Just Short of Forecasts. $178 million income,
up from $65 million a year ago.
Blackouts Hit California's Electronics/Computer Industry.
Announces Drives With "V" Optimized Code. 16-Mbyte
cache-equipped disc drives with "V" optimized code minimize
fluctuations when reading or writing bandwidth-intensive data such as
Piracy Tech Threatens Consumer Rights? Technology
such as Microsoft's Product Activation program to stop "piracy" could
illegally limit your use of software.
Tech Salary Survey
to Distribute Music via Internet
Graphics Primed For TV
May Not Be Over for Staggering Computer Makers. I expect
an up-turn towards the end of the second quarter as DDR memory takes
Makers: Brace for Sweeping Waves of Consolidation. I'm
still making them...
Web Surfing Fell at Year's End
Postal Service To Offer Certified E-Mail Online
chips might one day be cooled by armies of microscopic fans.
2.0 Product Parade
Earnings Catapult Tech Stocks
Develops 'Affordable' Rambus DRAM
on Fast Track to 10GHz
Plans Pentium 4 Push Around Brookdale Chipset
to Add Web Building Arm
Kent's January 2001 Industry Update. DDR motherboards are
the main focus for most manufacturers, and the majority have said that
they are planning to make their products available during the last week
of January, or the first week of February.
and Trident Introduce First DDR Based Integrated 3D Graphics/Core Logic
Bankrolls Taiwan's PC Biz
Company Challenges Hackers
Economy Grew 58% Last Year, Study Finds
Commences Volume Shipments of VIA Apollo
KT266 Athlon DDR Chipset
Introduces KK266-R Motherboard with VIA Apollo KT266 Chipset. Includes
Chips, Systems Make Inroads
App Server Vendors Look Beyond Java
Announces Mobile Duron Processor
Recognition Still Selective
Co-Founder William Hewlett Dies at 87
to Lay off 10% of Workforce
Threatens Rival Spec to Dodge DVD Royalties
Data Cable Will Link U.S., Europe
Puts History Items Online
Subscribers Want Their ITV
Microsoft, Dell to Create New Voting System
Looks to Gain Ground on Bluetooth
House Proposes Dropping PC Export Controls
Aims at Transmeta with New Chips
to Zero in on Digital Television
Can Make Chipsets for Intel Processors
of U.S. Net Crime at Auction Sites
Lotteries, Domain Name Extortion May be Latest Internet Con
Licenses MoSys' 1T-SRAM Memory
Ready to Bar DVD Player Imports
Microsoft Unveil E-cliner
Rolls Latest PowerPC MPU
at CES: Xbox. Microsoft's new gaming platform is ambitious,
and game developers appear to be supporting it.
Examines Fiber-optic Expansion
to Release New OS March 24. Guess
they will never learn that the real money is not in hardware... Microsoft
(might have been Gates): 'Software is like printing money.'
Announces Plan for Cheaper Pentium 4 Chips. "New
Pentium 4 is cheaper and slower than Intel's high-end Pentium III processors." Sounds
like, ah... political spin...
Hired! You're Fired!
Gateways Link Home To Net
Introduces Instant Online Translation
Introduces 850 Mhz Duron Processor
Completes First Phase of DDR Compatibility Validation Program. Tests
show DDR Modules from leading suppliers compliant with JEDEC specifications
and compatible with VIA Apollo Pro266 and KT266 DDR Chipsets
Digital Announces IEEE-1394 Audio/Video Hard Drive
Plunge in Volatile Trading
to Demonstrate Xbox Gaming System
Command discovers First Virus to Use PHP Scripting Language
About Internet-ready Refrigerators?
PC Demand Stings Pentium 4. I think there is more to it
then just low PC demand...
Stocks Surge As Fed Cuts Rates
Show In Las Vegas Set To Lure Newbies to Net
Pilots Now Becoming Robots
Predictions for 2001
Can Pick Own PIN. Taxpayers
select their own personal identification number for digital signatures.
To Offer DDR Memory Modules Directly To End Users.
Launches a Slew of Surface-mount Components
Bargain Basement. Service providers selling T1 access lines
are starting to sound a bit like car dealerships... What cost $5,000
a month a few years ago can now be had for as little as $150..
Sales Moving Back to Normal 17% Growth in Q1, says SIA
Members Spent $4.6 Billion During Holidays. 84%
increase from the $2.5 billion spent last year.
Transmeta Gang-up on Intel. AMD and Transmeta are planning
to share technology to pound AMD's Sledgehammer chip on Intel's server
Launches Fastest Celeron Yet. 100 Mhz, 100 Mhz FSB... So? Press
Ships 1.3-GHz Pentium 4 To Key OEMs. Dell, Gateway are
among recipients of new, slower chip.
Graphics Grand Prix. PC World tests the newest boards
and recommends ten.
To Beam Radio Channels
Hunters Devise World's Smallest Microphone
Banner Year, Chip Sales Seen Slack for 2001
Advance Boosts Silicon Opto Circuits
Recruiting Testers for Xbox Games.
Designing MP3 Player, Web Pad For 2001. More
here with picture.
1998 & 1999