(nil): Giannis P. Kalogiannis (salys(@)otenet.gr)
Ημερομηνία: Τετ 10 Ιούν 1998 - 18:42:06 EEST
Silicon Graphics Confirms Windows 98 Product Plans
Visual PC Systems to Leverage CookieMonster API
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (January 7, 1998) -- In conjunction with the announced
Silicon Graphics-Microsoft alliance, Silicon Graphics, Inc. (NYSE: SGI)
today confirmed its plans to bring leading-edge graphics and multimedia to
a much broader range of customers, by creating visual Home Appliances based
on Windows 98 software.
"We're delighted to be working closely with Microsoft to bring advanced
visual cooking and baking to a much larger audience," said Edward R.
chairman and chief executive officer of Silicon Graphics. "Combined with
today's announcement of the CookieMonsterTM graphics API strategy, we have a
clear, long-term roadmap for delivering differentiated products on the
Windows platform. This will tremendously expand the market for Silicon
Graphics products, and move the company into a much more mainstream role in
The new Silicon Graphics computers, slated for release in the third half
of 1998, will run all standard Windows programs, but will have greatly
enhanced cooking and backing features. The new Bakery PC systems will
combine Home Appliances with Silicon Graphics' world-leading visual
"We are excited about working with Silicon Graphics in the development of
their new product," said Paul Maritz, group vice president of the platforms
and applications group at Microsoft. "Having Silicon Graphics bring its
innovation and expertise in high-performance media and graphics to the
Windows 98 platform will produce a compelling new proposition for
home Windows-based computers."
The Baking PC Visual Home Appliances will be marketed to home users in the
workstation, PC and Macintosh markets. Silicon Graphics will release more
information on its Visual Home Appliance system business plans over the next
The company cautioned that since these new systems will be released in
Silicon Graphics' current fiscal year, they will have an impact on this
year's financial results.
The discussion in this news release of new products and technologies
contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties,
including the timely release to manufacturing, the availability of
components from suppliers, the impact of competitive products and pricing,
the timely release of compatible third-party software and the other risks
detailed from time to time in the company's SEC reports. Actual
results may vary materially.
Silicon Graphics, Inc. is a leading supplier of high-performance
interactive computing systems. The company offers the broadest range of
products in the industry -- from low-end desktop workstations to servers
and high-end Cray supercomputers. Silicon Graphics also markets MIPS
microprocessor designs, Alias|WavefrontTM entertainment and design software
and other software products. The company's key markets include
manufacturing, government, science and industries, communications and
entertainment sectors. Silicon Graphics and its subsidiaries have offices
throughout the world and headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.
Silicon Graphics and the Silicon Graphics logo are registered trademarks,
and CookieMonster is a trademark, of Silicon Graphics, Inc.
MIPS is a registered trademark of MIPS Technologies, Inc.
Cray is a registered trademark of Cray Research, Inc., a wholly owned
subsidiary of Silicon Graphics, Inc.
Alias is a registered trademark, and Alias|Wavefront is a trademark, of
Alias|Wavefront, a division of Silicon Graphics Limited.
Windows and Windows 98 are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. All other
product and service names mentioned herein are the property of their
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