27th December 1998 Archive
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SDRAM Soup of the Day clarified by Great Stan
The largest manufacturer of Pentium II processors in the world has said its conscience is clear about difficulties for DRAM suppliers and the PC 100 specification. Memory companies, distributors and assemblers have complained over the last few months that not all synchronous memory modules are the same, causing difficulties when …
Business 27 Dec 1998, 12:50
But Korean government likely to stomp very hard on LG
In South Korea, where it is already Monday, the press is reporting that large conglomerate LG is threatening to sue Wall Street consultancy Arthur D Little (ADL) for proposing rival Hyundai take a 70 per cent share in a new chip company. (Story: Hyundai, LG Semicon deal on) LG bitterly opposes the proposed merger and Semicon CEO …
Business 27 Dec 1998, 13:01
Great Satan of Haircuts expected to trim OEM unit
Reports from the US said that Compaq, fresh from its additional redundancies and consolidations over the Christmas period, is now set to spin off its OEM group. That follows reports here that the Networking division is no more See also Compaq decks an extra 2,700 jobs. Terry Shannon’s latest edition of his fortnightly newsletter …
Business 27 Dec 1998, 13:43
We give out gold gongs here too..
As usual, judges from The Register met in a local hostelry just before Christmas to closely deliberate their choices for 1998. Spin Dottore of the Year UK PR company Text 100 wins this award for outstanding service to Microsoft. Text won this award against some tough PR competition, the judges said. In awarding Spin Dottore 1998 …
Business 27 Dec 1998, 14:22
- Geek's Guide to Britain INSIDE GCHQ: Welcome to Cheltenham's cottage industry
- 'Catastrophic failure' of 3D-printed gun in Oz Police test
- Game Theory Is the next-gen console war already One?
- BBC suspends CTO after it wastes £100m on doomed IT system
- Peak Facebook: British users lose their Liking for Zuck's ad empire