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IBM News 2000

IBM has the Power4 2GHz ZDNet
March 15, 2000

IBM's new Power4 server processor will offer dual multiprocessing on a single chip, chew data in 64 bits, and spit it out at 2GHz when it debuts next year.

IBM speeds up everything--again IBM
April, 2000

First, it was copper (Who 'da thought?). Now with their new 'low-k dielectric' insulation, IBM engineers promise to speed up all semiconductors by another 30% as circuits shrink to 0.13 microns and smaller.

IBM to start SOI PowerPC production for servers; Mac's to follow ZDNet
May 22, 2000

Previously announced in April, IBM is now starting production of their new silicon-on-insulator (SOI) processors for the server set. Claiming 30% more speed, 1/3 the power consumption, and a two-year technology lead on Intel, SOI and copper combined look like the shape of chips to come.

IBM to SideWind back into Macs ZDNet
May 25, 2000

Expected this fall, IBM plans to boost new G3 PowerPC processors (code-named SideWinder) up to 700MHz.

iBook fans are salivating already.

IBM cooling on Crusoe? vnunet
July 5, 2000

ThinkPad 240Despite their demo last week at PC Expo, IBM is still cagey about whether they will actually market a Crusoe-based ThinkPad in the fall.

They are afraid nobody will want an 8-hour notebook?

 

 

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