Clone chipmaker AMD has scored a minor success with a first tier PC vendor. Hewlett-Packard is to include the Intel challenger's K5 chip in its small business Vectra 500 desktops.
That will leave the way clear for it to upgrade to K6 chips in the future because both chips are Socket 7 compatible.
The machines, using the 133MHz AMD K5 processor, will break the $1,000 price barrier in the US, an important psychological price point. AMD chips cost less than their Intel Pentium equivalents.
AMD now has the support of Digital Equipment, HP and a bevy of smaller vendors for its Intel clones, plus a pan-European distributor for its products in Karma (see previous story). The big breakthrough will come if it can sign PC market leaders such as Compaq for major product ranges.
Ceres, located in the asteroid belt, has a carbonaceous-rich upper crust, SwRI study claims
The spacecraft found traces of hydrogen and oxygen molecules, known as hydroxyls, embedded in the rocky surface of the asteroid
The skeleton was unearthed more than 20 years ago in South Africa
Moon's dark side is mountainous, rugged and never visible from the Earth