Feb 12 - 18, 2001
Intel delivers breakthrough in microprocessor power
Intel Corporation introduced two new ultra-low-power mobile
PC microprocessors, including the industry's first to operate under 1 volt while
consuming less than half a watt of power. Enabled by Intel's advanced processor
design and power-reduction technologies, the new processors are designed to
deliver high performance, minimal power consumption and extended battery life to
the smallest mobile PCs.
The new Ultra Low Voltage mobile Pentium® III processor 500
MHz featuring Intel® SpeedStep™ technology brings high performance to the
mobile PCs weighing less than three pounds and measuring one inch in height.
This processor operates at less than 1 volt and consumes less than half a watt
of power in Battery Optimized Mode at 300 MHz.
Intel also introduced the Ultra Low Voltage mobile Celeron™
processor 500 MHz, bringing the industry's highest performance to the value
sub-notebook segment. "Last year Intel led with SpeedStep technology, and
now the first sub-one-watt PC processor. These technological breakthroughs
continue to drive the mobile business," said Chak Wong, Director of Product
Marketing and Business Management, Intel Asia Pacific. "With Intel's family
of low-power mobile processors, every category of laptop receives world-class
performance, compatibility and extended battery life."
Intel Low-Power Technologies: All of Intel's mobile
processors are specially engineered to meet the performance, power, cooling and
size requirements for mobile PCs. Intel's 0.18-micron process technology enables
processors running below 1 volt. Intel SpeedStep technology, featured in mobile
Pentium III processors, automatically detects if AC power is available and
scales the clock frequency and voltage to help users achieve the optimum balance
between performance and battery savings.
Intel Mobile Processor Family: By designing
industry-leading mobile processors for every type of mobile PC, Intel
enables manufacturers to design systems that offer the best
performance, low power consumption and extended battery life for all
mobile PC segments.
Intel Achieves InfiniBand* Milestone, Ships Product
Samples to the Industry
Intel Corporation recently announced it is shipping samples
of its InfiniBand* silicon and software products, critical components that will
help implement the InfiniBand I/O industry specification and enable a key
advance in Internet servers.
The InfiniBand architecture is a new I/O infrastructure
technology that simplifies and speeds server-to-server connections and links to
other server-related systems such as remote storage and networking devices.
InfiniBand architecture's easier connectivity, reduced latency, improved
bandwidth and enhanced interoperability features increase the performance,
reliability and scalability of Intel Architecture-based (IA) servers to meet the
growth needs of emerging e-Business data centers, service providers and server
farms. Components of the InfiniBand architecture are expected to be commercially
released later this year, with InfiniBand-enabled systems expected in late 2001.
InfiniBand technology is considered a key element to building
a next-generation, high-performance, highly reliable, low-cost server
infrastructure. InfiniBand products provide users with scalable throughput via
high-performance 2.5 Gb/s links that can be combined to create large InfiniBand
The new Intel® InfiniBand products will be used with future
IA-32 and upcoming Itanium™ -based server platforms. As the first vendor to
provide samples to leading server OEMs such as Compaq and IBM Corp., switch
vendors such as QLogic and Crossroads, and storage vendors such as Adaptec and
LSI Storage Systems, Intel hopes to accelerate widespread adoption. Intel's
InfiniBand suite of products includes the three critical components for an
Intel's InfiniBand Host Channel Adapter connects servers into
a broad InfiniBand "fabric" within Internet and business data centers.
Intel's InfiniBand Switch serves as the center of an
InfiniBand fabric and connects servers to remote storage and networking devices.
Intel's InfiniBand Target Channel Adapter provides the
connection to storage and/or networking devices within an InfiniBand fabric.
"As a founding member of the InfiniBand Trade
Association, we believe that the InfiniBand architecture offers new
opportunities for industry-standard servers to meet the increasing demands of
Internet data centers," said Paul Santeler, vice president of servers,
Compaq Industry Standard Server Group.
Kodak lucky draw on February 12
The (ongoing) promotional scheme of Kodak ke Rang Soney ka
Sang concluded on 31st January, 2001. Under this Scheme, Grand prize of one kg
gold, second prize of 1/2 kg gold and fifty prizes of 10 gram gold coins will be
awarded among the lucky draw winners. The staff members of Kodak and its
advertising agency have been working to sort out thousands of received entries.
The lucky draw ceremony will be held on February 12, 2001 at Bahria Auditorium
UK government provides £400,000 to Afghan new
The UK Government's Department for International Development
has provided £ 400,000 to the UN World Food Programme as a contribution to its
feeding programme for Afghan new arrivals in Pakistan.
This latest donation brings the UK's current total
contribution to £ 1.25 million for projects designed to assist Afghan refugees
in Pakistan, and reflects the UK's commitment to share the burden of the current
refugee crisis with Pakistan.
The funds allocated represent 12% of the total requested by
WFP for its emergency operation for Afghan new arrivals, currenctly accommodated
at New Shamshatoo and Akora Khattak camps, Peshawar. In addition the UK
Government is also providing.
£ 6.5 million for projects in Afghanistan, including work
designed to assist Afghans affected by the drought.
£ l.6 towards projects in Iran designed to support Afghan
Cathay Pacific offers 30% discount on Asia miles
Cathay Pacific Airways announced a 30% discount on Asia Miles
Economy Class redemptions to over 20 destinations worldwide. For example, a
round trip Asia Miles Economy Class award ticket from Hong Kong to Sydney will
require only 31,500 Asia Miles instead of the regular 45,000 Asia Miles.
Similarly, an Economy Class award flight to Manila from Hong Kong will be
available to members for just 17,500 Asia Miles.
Asia Miles members can enjoy these savings when redeeming one
way and round trip Economy Class awards on Cathay Pacific for travel between 01
February and 31 March 2001 and between 01 May and 31 May between the following
Hong Kong, Taipei, Jakarta, Denpasar, Surabaya, Singapore,
Manila, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Dubai, Bahrain, Karachi,
Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Cairns, Brisbane, Auckland, Amsterdam and
Cathay Pacific Loyalty Programmes General Manager Ron
Mathison said: "Earning Asia Miles is easy and with the promotion, we are
making it even easier for members to get free flights on Cathay Pacific."
Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology
Digital Signal Processing laboratory was recently inaugurated
by Prof. Dr. Syed Enamul Haque, Dean Faculty of Engineering in Electronic
Engineering Department. This laboratory is an improvement within Industrial
Electronics Laboratory of the Department.
Digital Signal processors are widely used in the electronic
industry these days and keeping this in view Digital Signal Processing
laboratory has been setup. This laboratory is based on Lab View Instrumentation
software based on Graphical programming technique).
Sir Syed University is the first educational institution in
Pakistan, which has setup a Digital Signal Processing Laboratory based on this
software. Lab VIEW is, at the moment, widely used in the automation industry
throughout the world. Sir Syed University has recently conducted a short course
on Lab VIEW last year.
Bank of Ceylon
rates for the half year ended 31-12, 2000
Type of Deposits
Rate of Profit (P.A.)
Special Notice Deposits (7 to 29 days)
(Rs. 10 M and above)
HP ROAD SHOW BIG SUCCESS
HP, a global provider of computing and imaging solutions and
services, held simultaneous Road shows in Karachi and Lahore.
The Karachi Road Show was held at a popular Clifton shopping
mall. Visitors of all ages thronged the venue till late at night on both
Saturday and Sunday. The event was an unqualified success with eager visitors
expressing genuine interest in the products on display, while the younger lot
were completely enamoured with the computer games, the demo on the multimedia
screen and product demos of various printers and scanners. Special rebate cards
were handed out and on Sunday night a lucky draw was held. The grand prize, a HP
DJ640c printer was won by Mr Sharif Khan. The atmosphere was festive. Balloons
were distributed and children could be seen all around the mall carrying blue
and white HP balloons. Even push-chairs were spotted adorned with balloons
bearing the HP logo... an indicator perhaps that this millennium will produce a
younger and more savvy I.T generation!
The Lahore road show was held simultaneously at the spanking
new HP Solution center on M.M Alam Road. FM radio gave live coverage to the
events in both cities on Saturday evening that resulted in hordes of spontaneous
visitors arriving at the venues.
3M's seminar on packaging system
3M Pakistan and their distributors Sayeed International held
a seminar on "Packaging System" on February 06th in Lahore and
February 08th in Karachi. Mr. John L. Povall, Technical Expert-3M United Kingdom
conducted the seminar successfully to an audience comprising of related
personnel from multinational and local companies. Mr. Andy Lanes, Managing
Director-3M Pakistan gave an overview of the company. Mr. Jawed Hasan, Sales
Manager — Industrial Products — 3M Pakistan and Mr. Abbas Sayeed, CEO of
Sayeed International spoke on end of the line packaging system in Pakistan.
The seminar mainly focused to educate the end users in:
• How to improve end of the line packaging
• Difference between acrylic, hotmelt and solvent base tapes, etc.
• Parameter for the section of case sealers and box sealing tapes
and other relevant subjects
An impressive demo on 3M box sealing machines & tapes was
given at the conclusion of the seminar, which generated an enormous interest in
the 3M Packaging System.