Nobody seems to be able to spike Chris O'Hanlon's guns when it comes to leading his company to the ultimate heights of success.
Already acknowledged as one of the world's best respected Internet developers and content providers, O'Hanlon-founded Australian multimedia prodigy - Spike, has been chosen to demonstrate "the multimedia prowess of [Intel's] latest Pentium III processor" at the February 17 Pentium III media launch in San Jose, Spike officials claim.
Project Revelation is expected to highlight new Pentium III instructions that are said to enhance several multimedia functions, such as 3-D graphics, audio, video and speech recognition.
"Spike has already gained a formidable reputation in the most competitive Web-development market in the world - the USA's west coast, " O'Hanlon said of his company's latest success.
"Nevertheless, we are absolutely thrilled and honoured by the opportunity to demonstrate some of [our] capabilities at the launch of Intel's Pentium III in the heart of Silicon Valley."
The Intel project is only one in the string of big contracts Spike has won in the last 12 months, conveniently preceding the company's forthcoming listing at the Australian and US stock markets.
Apart from revealing that a US fund has already agreed to support the Sydney-company's stock-market assault, O'Hanlon - Spike's CEO and majority shareholder - was understandably secretive about the float.
"We will list first in Australia and later in US, middle to end of the year," was all he was prepared to say, adding that an official announcement about the float will be made in three to four weeks.
And with its phenomenal 200 per cent growth in revenues last year and the will to become the world's leading Web and content development company, no wonder Spike is looking ahead with confidence.