Whirlpool dealers of Karachi hosted a farewell and welcome
dinner, in honour of Mr. Farooq Farooqi retiring Managing Director Whirlpool and
Mr. Aftab Alam Khan, the new Managing Director joining from January 2001. In his
30 years of tenure Mr. Farooq Farooqi made great contribution to the Major
Domestic Appliance industry.
Speakers on the occasion praised Mr. Farooqi's contribution
and talked about his successes during his tenure. They also welcomed Mr. Aftab
Alam Khan who moved from NCR to join Whirlpool with a hope to continue with the
success, which is being handed over by Mr. Farooqi. Amongst the guests were Mr.
Irfan Chairman of Karachi Electronic Dealers Association, Mr. Masood Ali Khan,
the newly joined Director Fianance previously associated with MCB, Mr. G.H.
Akhtar G.M. Production, Mr. Nadeemuddin G.M. Finance and Mr. Muzaffar Nazish
Both the gentlemen thanked the dealers for the warm
reception, which was followed by the dinner.
Intel Corporation unveiled a new processor and chipset for
value PCs, advancing the fundamental hardware building blocks of Intel-based
value PC designs.
The new Celeron™ processor 800 MHz is the first Intel
desktop value PC processor to include a 100 MHz system bus, a technology that
offers a wider communications path between the processor and the rest of the
system, resulting in faster overall system performance. The new Intel® 810E2
Chipset supports the bus and a variety of other system innovations. The new
technologies are now available worldwide.
"Intel is updating the hardware ingredients of value PCs
to bring more performance and capabilities to consumers in 2001," said Jeff
McCrea, director, Intel Desktop Platform Marketing. "These new technologies
are expected to proliferate quickly, enabling a wide variety of system designs
for the new year."
The Intel 810E2 Chipset brings new Intel technology
innovations to value PCs, including an advanced I/O controller, support for
ATA-100 Ultra DMA hard drives, and new USB controllers to support four
"plug-and-play" ports for system attachments and other consumer items.
Chipsets serve to intelligently route information within a computer.
Intel is also announcing two new desktop boards for OEMs that
support the Intel 810E2 Chipset, the "microATX" D810E2CA3 and "FlexATX"
Intel Desktop Board D810E2CB. The boards support both Pentium® III and Celeron
processors, and systems based on the products are expected later in Q1'01.
Intel Celeron processors are the second-highest selling PC
processors in the world behind the Pentium® processor family. The processors
are now available in volume at 800 (100 MHz system bus), 766, 733, 700, 667,
633, 600 and 566 MHz. In 1,000-unit quantities, the Intel Celeron processor 800
MHz is $170, and the first systems based upon this new processor are expected at
Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. More system introductions are expected
worldwide within the next 30 days. In 1,000-unit quantities, the Intel 810E2
Chipset is priced at $27.