February 24, 1999 8:20 PM PST

Intel's rumble in the desert

The chip giant struts its stuff at its Palm Springs developer confab, showing off super fast chips and funky "concept PCs." But concerns over the Pentium III's security feature continue to dog the company.

Intel downplays chip hack report
The Pentium III processor can be hacked in certain cases, revealing the chip's unique and controversial identifying serial number. Intel's response: Big deal.

Intel's security headache spreads
A German publication says a software program could be created that would be capable of reading the chip's serial code without a user's knowledge, a new twist in the security controversy.

Intel takes record with 1-GHz chip
Intel captures the speed record for desktop processors at its developer's forum by showing off a chip that runs at more than 1000 MHz.

Intel working with rival server group
Although Intel is busy developing its upcoming NGIO server architecture, company executives say that the chipmaker is working with the rival group on a compromise.

Intel's "Geyserville" to invigorate laptops
The new Intel technology allows notebook PCs to operate at a lower power state when running on batteries.

Designer PCs strut their stuff
To spice up its Intel Developer Forum, Intel holds a PC "fashion show"--a preview of computers that use the Pentium III.

Broadband next area for Intel investment
The chip giant will begin to more actively use its billion dollar-plus venture capital fund to promote broadband technologies, the head of the fund says.

Intel plans for notebook dominance
Laptops will continue to get faster and cheaper as they move toward desktop-style performance, says Intel. A super fast Pentium III was also shown at its developer confab.

Rambus memory technology delayed
Computers using the Rambus memory standard and the latest version of Intel's Accelerated Graphics Port have been delayed until late in the third quarter, Intel says.

When a PC becomes part of the furniture
A small company is coming out soon with Pentium III-based computers built into cubicle wall spaces and desk drawers.


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