Comdex/Fall goes Intel 370-pin crazy

Taiwanese troup through 370 Intel gulf

Soyo is readying a 370 pin motherboard as a number of manufacturers in Taiwan and in the Far East seek to obey Intel's dictat, according to sources close to the company's plans. The company has just released a MicroATX format board based on familiar socket systems but The Register understands that all Taiwanese companies are under non disclosure agreements not to mention the 370-pin socket they will use. Nevertheless, at Comdex/Fall this week, behind closed doors, the majority of Taiwanese vendors will troop before Intel executives to let them examine the quality of their product, according to sources close to Soyo. The Register will be first off the block with details of the 370-pin motherboards being shown at Comdex/Fall. We may even be able to review it. Intel refuses to comment in detail on its future directions. ®

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