Are We Now?
Base on the stage of the present PC down market, we
have to ask the question: "Where are we now? " The answer is
that the PC industry is in a major state of transition. We are at the
end of the Internet Boom. During this year, we saw the Dot
Com crash, coincidentally with the general economic slowdown. Many of
the failure were built on false market assumptions. Does this indicate
the end of an era for the PC Industry? We do not think so because we have
many powerful assets to build forward.
MEMORY TRENDS 2002
landscape of the memory industry has changed a lot...read what's going on
- Migration to the Mainstream
market has recently seen a trickle of early DDR333 platforms appear on the
scene. Although the performance of these platforms has varied, there appears
to be a groundswell of enthusiasm building for the new PC2700 memory standard.
While we were initially uncertain how VIAs DDR333 implementation would
perform, we have been pleasantly surprised by its performance profile in
several key tests.
P4M266 - Mainstream Commercial P4 Platform
after the launch of Intels 845, the market is still searching for
new platforms that precisely meet the range of price and performance demanded
by this important segment. SMA has proven to be an attractive solution because
of its balanced cost and performance profile for 2D business applications.
Though UMA systems deliver 3D performance that gamers would describe as
barely tolerable, this is precisely the functional balance sought
by IT departments. VIA''s latest P4M266 has the required performance 6 months
ahead of Intel. Bert McComas, the industry analyst, done a benchmark comparison.
The results might surprise you.
Markets For The PC Platform
will see new growth that expands upon the same foundation we have established.
The focus will be on the center of the market where volume potential is
highest. However, we should expect a slow and steady recovery. Not a replay
of the past, or a return to the days of the Internet Boom.
P4 Goes Mainstream with DDR
new P4X266 chipset successfully leverages its popular north bridge design
used for Athlon and P3 processors. With a familiar feature set and upgraded
memory controller, the P4X266 should deliver the right price performance
mix to allow the Pentium 4 to move into higher volume market segments.
Memories, the Soft Market in 2001
traditional landscape of the memory market has shifted from being PC centric
to cover broader areas. The new generation of telecom switches and routers
were expected to take up a large number of memories. Net appliance will
be a major consumer of memory.