Chip revolution no flash in the pan

A personal computer 1.3 centimeters thick, 250 grams in weight and $ 100 in price is one of the goals of a trans-Pacific partnership forged last week to exploit the latest thing memory chips. The chips are railed “flash memories” and advocates say they will soon replace disc drives as well as conventional memory chips [...]

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IBM Unveils New RS/6000 Models

In the largest RISC System/6000 (RS/6000) unveiling since the introduction of the product line, IBM launched five new models that include two mid range and one high-end workstations. It also made a big splash in the crowded pool of low-end Unix workstations with the unveiling of three new models in the $5,000 to $10,000 price [...]

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IBM, Apple’s first Power PC in early 1993

IBM and Apple Computer Inc’s first PowerPC-based system will be priced under US$2,000 to compete with 386SX machines, officials from both companies and Motorola Inc revealed. The system, a low-end desktop expected as soon as early 1993, will offer about 20 SPECmarks in performance, said officials from the three com-paines, speaking at the fourth annual [...]

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Microprocessor 1992

Ishtlaque Hossain Khan Ever since IBM chooses the 8088 for the original IBM PC, Intel has enjoyed success unparalleled in the semiconductor industry. By maintaining compatibility with previous models while upgrading the capabilities of the 80x 86 lines, Intel has done a masterful job of moving forward both the technology and the industry. Through the [...]

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