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Θέμα: Re: Microsoft & SGI Joined Venture

(nil): Konstantinos Koukoulis (kxk(@)
Ημερομηνία: Τετ 10 Ιουν 1998 - 18:45:03 EEST


Giannis P. Kalogiannis wrote:

> 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.
> McCracken,
> 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 industry."
> 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
> computing technology.
> "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
> several months.
> 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
> respective owners.
> (Ama den katalabate to asteio... ti parapanw na kanw egw???)
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