Intercad named sole 3Dlabs distributor
Intercad 3D Graphics has become the sole distributor of 3Dlabs graphics cards in Australia and New Zealand.
The newly formed Intercad 3D Graphics will distribute 3Dlabs' series of Oxygen and WildCat professional graphics cards.
3Dlabs Asia Pacific business manager Bob Sharp said that the company had explored the consumer arena briefly, but had decided to move back into the high-end graphics business.
Intel server market grows
The server market has grown 19 per cent quarter-on-quarter according to latest Q2 figures from Gartner.
Compaq leads the market, with solid growth over the quarter of 44 per cent. Hewlett-Packard also experienced growth in servers, however IBM was plagued with the logistical problems of component supply.
Senior analyst Matthew Boon believes the figures are the result of increasing confidence in the market, as businesses realised Y2K and GST introduction would not have a major detrimental impact.
"This led to a number of vendors, particularly within this volume end of the server market, struggle with predictable forecasting patterns," Boon said.
Compaq managed to reach top spot through accurate forecasting, he said.
"Quarter two saw market demand for servers fuelled by delayed purchase decisions from quarter one. Compaq had the volumes it needed to meet this demand."
Transmeta plans IPO
Microprocessor chip designer Trans- meta has announced it has filed a registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an initial public offering.
The company said it plans to use the proceeds of the IPO for "working capital and other general corporate purposes".
Transmeta launched its Crusoe family of microprocessors in January. Aimed at use in notebook computers and Internet appliances, the company has already won support from IBM, Fujitsu, Hitachi and NEC. Earlier last week, as it launched its newest Crusoe laptop chip, Transmeta said that Sony would also begin using its processor.
Adaptec launches new RAID products
Adaptec has launched a new line of Ultra160 SCSI RAID Controllers for Entry and mid-Range servers.
The SCSI RAID 3200S, 3400S and 2100S include Adaptec's Storage Manager Pro software and cabling. They will retail for $1950, $2650 and $1180 respectively and are distributed through Agate Technology, Tech Pacific, LAN 1 and DataStor.