8th May 1999 Archive
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When is .15 micron .13 micron?
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), which is a trade body for chip firms, has revised its roadmap and shown every sign of playing follow my leader. The organisation, which exists to lobby governments and promote its membership, said yesterday that .15 micron process has been "eliminated, shortening the time needed to …
Business 8 May 1999, 04:41
Cyrix debacle sorry tale with bitter end
We first met Jerry Rogers, who co-founded Cyrix, about nine years ago at an Etre conference, in a bar. He's a tough boy. The Texan, who formerly worked for Texas Instruments, had some strong ideas about microprocessor design and was finding venture capital to put those ideas into practice. The guy has guts and also a sound …
Business 8 May 1999, 05:15
And watch out for other price reductions
As predicted here earlier on this year, Intel will debut a 550MHz Pentium III at $744 on May 16, while other members of the PIII family experience price reductions. The 550MHz part will arrive on platform Pentium III, unless there are overheating problems that Intel has not yet fixed. (Story: 550MHz Pentium III has overheating …
Business 8 May 1999, 05:29
It's gone for another standards outfit it prepared earlier instead...
Alan Baratz, Java Software president, announced yesterday that Sun has decided to standardise Java through the Geneva-based ECMA rather than through the ISO directly. The JTC1 (Java Technical Committee) changed the rules in January, so that the committee would have responsibility for Java enhancements. Sun had the status of a …
Business 8 May 1999, 06:25
- Geek's Guide to Britain INSIDE GCHQ: Welcome to Cheltenham's cottage industry
- Game Theory Is the next-gen console war already One?
- Analysis Spam and the Byzantine Empire: How Bitcoin tech REALLY works
- 'Catastrophic failure' of 3D-printed gun in Oz Police test
- VIDEO Herschel Space Observatory spots galaxies merging