Feeds

AMD becomes Cheapzilla

Frantic antics of Chimpzilla exposed

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

AMD Developer Forum The little brother of Intel -- AMD -- has booked suites at the Hilton Hotel, two blocks down from Chipzilla's Developer Forum near to the Wyndham Hotel in Palm Springs to queer its pitch, we can reveal. AMD, which does not have the millions it takes to do a developer forum, has instead adopted an old database vendor strategy and is wooing journalists and analysts away from the Intel gig, and especially a Willamette keynote speech. But when we talked to staff at the Palm Springs Hilton, on Tahquitz Canyon Road, they said they were embarrassed by the situation. At first they denied they had AMD personnel in the hotel -- close to the local Indian casino -- but under pressure confessed there were suites booked by AMD under another name. The whole situation is uncannily reminiscent of the times when Informix, Oracle and Sybase engaged in database wars. At one Oracle User Conference in Florence, Informix attempted to buy the entire range of advertising space in the Tuscan city. AMD confirmed to us by email early today that it was demonstrating alternative technology to Intel just two blocks down the road, but declined to be interviewed on specifics. According to US AMD representative Stacey Cochran, her company will be conducting a series of off site meetings for journalists and semiconductor analysts. ® IDF Spring 2000: Full Coverage

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Bladerunner sequel might actually be good. Harrison Ford is in it
Go ahead, you're all clear, kid... Sorry, wrong film
Euro Parliament VOTES to BREAK UP GOOGLE. Er, OK then
It CANNA do it, captain.They DON'T have the POWER!
Musicians sue UK.gov over 'zero pay' copyright fix
Everyone else in Europe compensates us - why can't you?
I'll be back (and forward): Hollywood's time travel tribulations
Quick, call the Time Cops to sort out this paradox!
Megaupload overlord Kim Dotcom: The US HAS RADICALISED ME!
Now my lawyers have bailed 'cos I'm 'OFFICIALLY' BROKE
Forget Hillary, HP's ex CARLY FIORINA 'wants to be next US Prez'
Former CEO has political ambitions again, according to Washington DC sources
prev story

Whitepapers

10 ways wire data helps conquer IT complexity
IT teams can automatically detect problems across the IT environment, spot data theft, select unique pieces of transaction payloads to send to a data source, and more.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
The total economic impact of Druva inSync
Examining the ROI enterprises may realize by implementing inSync, as they look to improve backup and recovery of endpoint data in a cost-effective manner.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.