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October 2000

October 16, 2000

AMD Duron 750 MHz + and Athlon 1.1 GHz
AMD’s new Duron 750 MHz and Athlon 1.1GHz are now shipping through AMD authorized distribution channels. These new processors are available as tray (or OEM) products. Processor In a Box (PIB) products will be available shortly.

Today, AMD decreased certain processor costs to distributors. Most new prices are reflected at www.escstore.com.

Intel reduces prices on some Pentium III
On Sunday, Intel reduced cost to Intel authorized distributors for Pentium III 667 MHz and lower. Price decreases for FCPGA processors were as follows:

Pentium III 667 MHz 16%
Pentium III 650 MHz 16%
Pentium III 600EB MHz 28%
Pentium III 600E MHz 28%

This price decrease reflects Intel’s move toward increasing processor speeds in the desktop market. ESC Technologies no longer offers these processor speeds. ESC offers Celeron processors and Pentium III 700 MHz processors and above.

October 10, 2000

Multiprocessor Athlon Demonstration

Dual Processor System Features Forthcoming AMD-760 (TM) MP Chipset for Enterprise Computing

SAN JOSE, CA –OCTOBER 10, 2000–AMD today reached a new milestone with the first public demonstration of a multiprocessor computer designed specifically to work with AMD processors. The demonstration, at the 2000 Microprocessor Forum, consisted of a computer powered by dual AMD Athlon (TM) processors, the AMD-760 (TM) MP chipset, and next-generation Double Data Rate (DDR) memory. The multiprocessing computer demonstration featured 3D Studio Max, a professional 3D design and modeling application capable of increasing system performance by using both processors simultaneously.

"Today’s demonstration brings AMD one step closer to enable our customers to offer next-generation dual processor workstations and servers powered by AMD processors," said Rich Heye, vice president and general manager of AMD’s Texas Microprocessor Division. "AMD’s dual processor platform is designed to take the extremely successful AMD Athlon processor into the enterprise markets that require multiprocessing workstation and server solutions."

Visit AMD on the Web For more information about AMD products, please visit its virtual pressroom at http://www.amd.com/news/virtualpress/index.html.

Additional press releases and information about AMD and its products are available at: http://www.amd.com/news/news.html.

Cautionary Statement

This release contains forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are generally preceded by words such as "plans," "expects," "believes," "anticipates" or "intends." Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements in this release involve risks and uncertainty that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. Forward looking statements in this release include the risk that AMD will be not successfully introduce a commercially available multiprocessing solution and that such solution may not be accepted by the market. We urge investors to review in detail the risks and uncertainties in the Company’s filings with the United States Securities Exchange Commission.

Congratulations Jack Kilby
Mr. Jack St. Clair Kilby won half the Nobel Prize in Physics for his involvement in the invention of the computer chip.

Albert: So the old guy does it. Good show.
AJ: Guess it isn’t so bad being old. Eh, Al?
Albert: Not at all.

Search feature is working
The search feature on the beta shopping site should now be functional. Please let us know if you find something out of the ordinary.

Also, we are adding a new script to the present shopping cart. This should fix the problem with using the back button. We should be uploading the script to each page through out the day.

October 4, 2000

Cow luck
It seems that the bovines ran into a little bit of luck with the 1.13 GHz PIII. According to this article from PC World, "The 1.13-GHz problem only slightly impacted Dell, which had sold but not yet shipped systems using the chip, says Dell’s Srivastava. The 1.13-GHz problem was not the result of sloppy or rushed work by Intel, he says."

Maxtor / Quantum merger
According to news.com "Disk-drive maker Maxtor announced today that it will buy Quantum’s hard-drive business in a deal valued at around $2 billion."

56,000 words
AJ: 56,000 words in the brief, 56,000 words. Take one down. Pass it around. 55,999 words in the brief.

Albert: 55,999 words in the brief. 55,999 words. Take one down. Pass it around. 55,998 words in the brief.

Gracie: Actually boys, this is my favorite line, "The case would then likely be resubmitted to the Supreme Court, which is not expected to reach a final decision on the case until 2002. "

Server upgrades
Please excuse the ‘here and gone’ of this web site today. The server is being upgraded and it is necessary to restart the hardware.

Albert: We wait to restart the server until we have at least 100 people on at the same time.
AJ: Yeah. Then we push that big button. Hehehe.
Gracie: Boys ! Cut that out.
AJ: OK. We were just having a little fun. sniff.

Dr. Hardware 2000
http://www.simtel.net/pub/simtelnet/win95/util/drhw150e.zip 2953226 bytes

drhw150e.zip Dr. Hardware 2000: Powerful hardware detection

Dr. Hardware 2000 v1.5.0e is among the best hardware detection programs for Windows 95, 98, ME, NT4 and 2000. It provides a detailed analysis of processor, BIOS, SDRAM modules, sensor chips, main board chipset, ASPI, EIDE and PCI devices; Windows specific stuff like in-depth-analysis of file and memory management, VCACHE statistics, system monitor; also provides benchmarks for CPU, video adapter, hard disks, CD-ROM/DVD, ASPI and net drives.

Changes: Detects new processors, chipsets, PCI devices and comes with further optimizations for Windows NT/2000 and several bug fixes. More outstanding highlights in the registered version.

Special requirements: None

drhw150e.zip has replaced drhw99e.zip.

October 3, 2000

Technical Support email
We are continuing to answer emails as quickly as possible. If you have not heard from a techician within the first day of the email – please let us know using this link to our feedback form.

Epox EP-8KTA+
Epox expects to start shipping its new EP-8KTA+ motherboard toward the third week of October. This updated product supports AMD Duron or Athlon Socket A processors.

New shopping site
We’d like to thank everyone for the feedback on the new shopping site. We will continue to make the changes that are being suggested.

If you haven’t looked at it in the past few days, please take a few minutes to look again.

The configurators are functional and we will be adding more choices. What do you think of the multimedia presentations under the ISP servers? Would you like to see more of these presentations?

1.2 GHz Athlons are on the way by year end
According to AsiaBizTech.com, AMD will be releasing their 1.2 GHz processor by year end.

AJ: Do they mean December 31 ?
Albert: Exactly.

Titles of October 2000 articles (links do not function)

  1. escdirect.com domain name
  2. "Talk to us" from 9-5 WHEN?
  3. 1.2 GHz Athlons are on the way by year end
  4. New shopping site
  5. Epox EP-8KTA+
  6. Technical Support email
  7. Dr. Hardware 2000
  8. Server upgrades
  9. 56,000 words
  10. Maxtor / Quantum merger
  11. Cow luck
  12. VIA sales quadruple
  13. Aibo may get a buddy.
  14. The Register & Intel D815EEAA motherboard
  15. Yawp
  16. Interesting message
  17. Let’s do more testing
  18. Special on Evergreat NT-979 Black Case
  19. ESC Notebooks now shipping
  20. Girls Rule, Boys Drool
  21. Niche player or World domination
  22. Thank you for the feedback
  23. Western Digital ships new UDMA/100 drives
  24. Search feature is working
  25. Congratulations Jack Kilby
  26. Multiprocessor Athlon Demonstration
  27. Buy low, Sell High
  28. Delay in ATC 100 Cases
  29. USS Cole and others
  30. Jerry Sanders
  31. Bellwether or Bell Weather
  32. Good news for Intel stock holders
  33. Text chat feature, tech support email.
  34. Telephone support down until Friday morning
  35. Pull up your socks and get ready for the race
  36. Dell recall
  37. Buy.com settles first case
  38. Intel reduces prices on some Pentium III
  39. AMD Duron 750 MHz + and Athlon 1.1 GHz
  40. AMD Athlon 1.2GHz
  41. We find Albert with his head buried …
  42. Epox 8KTA SDRAM stability
  43. Nvidia poised to take lead in PC
  44. Coming soon to a PC near you
  45. Notebooks
  46. Happy Birthday
  47. Epox Dual Pentium III motherboard
  48. Cooler Master cases
  49. Plastic vs Steel vs Aluminum
  50. Pioneer 16x DVD drive
  51. Removable hard drive trays
  52. AMD A1000BOX in inventory
  53. Intel processor price decrease
  54. Updated Advantage Memory prices
  55. Toshiba advances development of DVD drives
  56. Digital cameras
  57. 2000 International and Military Mail Christmas Dat
Lora is passionate about student access to technology and information, particularly 1:1 computing environments. Also, has strong interest in natural user input, user experience and interaction behavior patterns.

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