Fortune 500 vs. PC Industry/Chip Makersgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
This is quoted from TheStreet.com:
Another possible delay: PC makers may hold back on orders of Rambus chips for at least six months because of concerns over the year 2000 date change. "Intel had a meeting in the second week of January with PC makers," says Gus Richard, a former chip analyst for Rambus underwriter Hambrecht & Quist, now a buy-side analyst with Emerging Growth Management.
"They told Intel that Fortune 500 customers said, 'You can't change the platform on us; we need to start testing for Y2K,'" Richard says. "Customers want a stabile platform. [Rambus] changes the specifications and affects the software."
-- Brett (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 24, 1999