21st > December > 2000 Archive
Roadmap The introduction of the 1.3GHz Pentium 4 at an attractive price point is part of Intel's overall strategy for this to be the mainstream microprocessor by the end of next year.
Roadmap In Q4 of next year, Intel aims to introduce two Tualatin (.13 micron) notebook chips at 1.20GHz, and a slightly lesser speed.
Toshiba is to team up with Infineon to fund the development and production of Ferroelectric RAM - FRAM - chips for next-generation cellphones.
Cisco will begin shipping routers capable of supporting version six of the Internet Protocol (IP) late February 2001 - around six months later than planned.
Chartered Semiconductor, the custom chip manufacturer, warned yesterday that next year's sales and profits would not meet expectations.
Shares in online auctioneer QXL Ricardo hit an all time low yesterday, making it the first British member of an elite gang of dotcoms which have seen their stock lose 99 per cent of their value.
US media outfit Salon.com has axed 25 jobs - around 20 per cent of its workforce - in a bid to cut costs and steer the outfit to profitability.
The UK's police forces are going to be audited see if they're running pirated or unlicensed software. This is because at least one force has been caught running counterfeit copies of MS Office.
Apple's next PowerBook release, codenamed Mercury, will ship with an Nvidia graphics system and not a part from the company's long-time graphics partner, ATI.
Telecoms equipment manufacturer Lucent plans to restate its fourth quarter sales for a second time and embark on a swingeing $1bn programme of job cuts, according to a report by Bloomberg this morning.
AOL UK has signed a major distribution deal with Kingfisher that will see the ISP's 24/7 unmetered software CDs available in 2061 stores throughout the country.
Intel has published a single, unified spec. that will allow Microsoft, Apple, Red Hat, Sun and other OS makers to support USB 2.0 host controllers.
The digital divide has grown, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics, despite an overall swelling of the online population in the last 18 months.
The man that sparked off the whole Claire Swire email debacle (and whose ejaculate is yum), Bradley Chait, has been formally disciplined but not fired. His company, City law firm Norton Rose, started disciplinary proceedings against Chait and four other employees soon after the extent of the email became clear.
It would seem that Xmas panto culture has crossed the Atlantic and set up shop in the mobile market. "US wireless auction a failure", "Oh no it's not", "Oh yes it is".
Dell has chopped up to 20 per cent off laptop prices in the US.
Politicians have been told to stop using the Net to conduct "dirty tricks" campaigns against one another.
A mutation of a dangerous virus could render the computers of infected users inoperable this Christmas.
Warner Brothers' lawy firm Theodore Goddard, and The Reg are all pretty hard, cynical bastards but we all need to be reminded once in a while that most people aren't.
BT has been busy squirreling away trademarks in preparation for Japanese telecoms giant NTT DoCoMo's debut in Europe next year.
Magistrates who took exception to a woman whose mobile phone rang during a court session have fined her £10.
HWRoundup HardwareOC takes the one-gig offerings from both of the big chip players and takes them both out for a spin, along with a handful of their less speedy friends. First place goes to the Thunderbird in this instance. Click here to find out why.