23rd May 1999 Archive
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And bargains a-plenty on memory if Compaq DS-20 users buy right
Sources close to fabrication plants making Alpha processors say that EV67 parts running at 667MHz, 750MHz and 800MHz are now successfully running. But Alpha fabs are still having yield problems with the 750MHz part, despite the fact that this is the reference point for the EV67 architecture. Meanwhile, the same sources report …
Business 23 May 1999, 09:33
Is it the thin end of the Direct Rambus wedge?
Those people at Corsair have told us that PC-133 synchronous memory modules are now in full production. The modules come in 64Mb and 128Mb sizes and Corsair said they have passed tests on a pre-production Asus motherboard which uses the ViA Enhanced Apollo Pro + chipset. The DIMMs use 7.5 ns (nanosecond) Micron memory. The …
Business 23 May 1999, 09:39
What's all this then?
You've got to watch Intel like a hawk. So we do. The latest trademarks the chip giant has registered tell a story all their own. As far as we can see, Itanium is a very wide-ranging trademark which covers, amongst other things, operating system software, operating programs, system extensions, software for connecting PCs, …
Business 23 May 1999, 09:55
But positioning made clear by Intel's Little Brother
An email to our friends at AMD Europe has elicited a reply, of sorts, to our question about Web domain ALEREON.COM. As reported here last weekend, AMD registered the domain name about two weeks ago, and it is only the fourth domain name the company owns. Now an AMD executive, Robert Stead, has told us exactly what his company's …
Business 23 May 1999, 09:59