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Jan 01 - 14, 2001

New Managing Director at Whirlpool

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 Commercial Manager.

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.