Advanced Micro Devices - 1,358 words
International Production Facilities 6 Problematic Issues & Their Solutions 9 Appendix C Foreign Subsidiaries 13 Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), founded May 1st, 1969 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, is one of the largest manufacturers of integrated circuits in the world. Founded originally by Jerry Sanders and seven others in a single room in 1969 with only $100,000, AMD now employs approximately 13,000 people worldwide and has annual revenues in excess of $2.4 billion. In 1978, AMD opened up international assembly facilities in Manila, Philippines, and expanded the Penang, Malaysia factory that they originally opened in 1973 as their first overseas manufacturing base. By the end o ...
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Advanced Micro Devices - 1,168 words
... each balance sheet date for assets and liabilities and a weighted-average exchange rate for each period for income statement items. Translation adjustments are recorded as a separate component of stockholders' equity in the U.S. dollar financial statements. AMD uses foreign exchange forward and option contracts to reduce their exposure to currency fluctuations on net monetary assets position in their foreign subsidiaries, liabilities for products purchased from FASL, fixed asset purchase commitments and obligations for future investments in AMD Saxony. They had $13 million (notional amount) of short-term foreign currency forward contracts denominated in the Japanese yen, German mark and ...
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From Brick And Mortar To Click And Mortar - 4,908 words
... call centers, smart cards, etc. (Seybold & Marshak, 1998, p. 33) These are the means by which customers can conduct E-commerce transactions, and the processes supporting them should be designed with the customer in mind. Stated differently, businesses must design the processes customers will use to conduct E-commerce transactions from a customer prospective. In other words, your business processes must support the customers needs, not merely your business needs. Many of the technologies noted above can provide customers with the ability to initiate and complete transactions on their own. They should be allowed to do so. When customers can complete most transactions using technology, midd ...
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The Y2k Bug - 2,005 words
The year 2000 problem could have been completely prevented had some early people envisioned the degree to which the microprocessor would change our lives. Surely, no one would have thought that in the early days of ENIAC that everything from your alarm clock to your car would be computerized. Even the IT managers of the 80's could not be blamed: The disk space savings from dropping the two digits of the date over 100 Million Records would represent almost 200 Megabytes! Space requirements aside, overhead on search times and disk loading/access are also added. Surely one could have designed a system whereby the program would be aware of the century, regardless of the data records used. Hindsi ...
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Buying A Computer - 1,846 words
Buying a Computer today is much more complicated then it was ten years ago. The choices we have are abundant, and the information we must gather to make those choices is much greater. The average consumer is a more educated buyer; they at least have some ideas of what they want in a computer. Yet, we must still ask ourselves these significant questions; such as: What will the primary function of my computer be? What computer components should I consider at the time of purchase? How much money do I have to spend? Where should I go to purchase my computer? For this report, I will consider the requirements of a typical family: using a mini-tower PC with the Windows 95 operating system, word pro ...
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Influences Of Personal Computers Today - 1,099 words
... ared and held on magnetic drums, disk packs, or tapes. After they are solved, the results are displayed or printed. The problem is then deleted, or "dumped" to make room for the next problem. With all of these new advances, the computer was becoming easier to use. Also, with the new ferrite coils and other smaller parts, the computer was shrinking very much. Soon they would be affordable and small enough for every household to have one. This all became possible with two simple inventions: The transistor and microprocessor. The transistor worked like a vacuum tube. However, it was much smaller and much more affordable. A transistor consists of only a plastic casing containing three fine w ...
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The Future Of The Economy In The Year 2000 - 1,645 words
The economy has performed exceptionally well for the past several years, combining rapid growth and very low unemployment with declining inflation. Not only has the expansion achieved record length, but it has done so with far stronger growth than expected, stated Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan in his remarks to the National Community Reinvestment Coalition annual conference in Washington (Business Week, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Economic Outlook, March 6,2000). Figures show that since 1996, the growth of GDP has averaged more than 4 percent, compared with an average of about 3 percent since 1973. Because of those four years of rapid growth, the unemployment rate has fallen to 4.1 ...
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Robotics - 1,171 words
What is A Robot WHAT IS A ROBOT The term robot comes from the Czechoslovakian wordfor "forced labor," invented by Karel Capek. Karel Capek used robots in his plays and had them look and behave like people. Today, the word "robot" is harder to define because of new designs and technology. The third edition of Websters's New International Dictionary defines a robot as "a machine in the form of a human being that performs the mechanical functions of a human being." However, today's robot makers are not interested in giving their creations human forms. Most industrial robots look like lobsters or oversized grasshoppers. Around 1981, the members of the Robot Institute of America, held a meeting t ...
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Lasers And Their Applications - 1,995 words
Laser is an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. In the last century many types of lasers have been used for many different applications from welding to surgery to military and even many uses in every day life by harnessing the principles of light and stimulated emission. To understand how lasers work we must first understand the physics behind light waves. Light is emitted from a source and travels in straight lines and when it strikes an object is either absorbed, reflected, or refracted. Light behaves primarily like a wave and its this wave nature of light that allows lasers to work. Constructive interference is what amplifies light. Since light is a wave i ...
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History Of Compuers - 1,593 words
Modern computing can probably be traced back to the 'Harvard Mk I' and Colossus (both of 1943). Colossus was an electronic computer built in Britain at the end 1943 and designed to crack the German coding system - Lorenz cipher. The 'Harvard Mk I' was a more general purpose electro-mechanical programmable computer built at Harvard University with backing from IBM. These computers were among the first of the 'first generation' computers. First generation computers were normally based around wired circuits containing vacuum valves and used punched cards as the main (non-volatile) storage medium. Another general purpose computer of this era was 'ENIAC' (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Compu ...
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Microsofts Business Paper - 745 words
In 1975 Bill Gates and Paul Allen created a company called Microsoft; in 1981 Microsoft became a corporation. Microsofts purpose has been to originate software for the personal computer in the workplace, educational institution, and household. Microsofts resourceful products and advertising have made it the worlds chief software provider. Some of its resources include operating systems for personal computers, server applications for client-server environments, trade and consumer productivity applications, interactive media programs, and Internet platform and development tools. Microsoft also markets online services, personal computer books, and input devices, and it investigates and acquires ...
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History Of The Computer - 1,574 words
Konrad Zuse, a German engineer, completes the first general purpose progammable calculator in 1941. He pioneers the use of binary math and boolean logic in electronic Colossus, a British computer used for code-breaking, is operational by December of 1943. ENIAC, or Electronic Numerical Integrator Analyzor and Computer,is developed by the Ballistics Research Laboratory in Maryland to assist in the preparation of firing tables for artillery. It is built at the University of Pennsylvania's Moore School of Electrical Engineering and completed in November 1945. Bell Telephone Laboratories develops the transistor in 1947. UNIVAC, the Universal Automatic Computer, is developed in 1951. It can store ...
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Nostradamus - 1,033 words
... that's here. V is also the roman numeral five, as in 586, PENTium, or five missing lookup fnord table entries (which caused the bug). In the next line the word 'inside' (dedans) occurs twice, which is remarkable, considering that it only occurs twenty-four times in total in all the quatrains. This suggests the famous advertisement, Intel Inside. The number twenty-four itself also has a meaning: It is the mean time between division errors (in days) for normal spreadsheet usage according to IBM's analysis. In the next line, there are some doubts whether the gates refer to Bill Gates, or rather to the logical gates on the microprocessor. The cities mean corporations, as in Microsoft and Int ...
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Electronic Monitoring - 1,614 words
Last year, state prison systems were operating between 14% and 25% over their reported capacity; the federal system 26% over the reported capacity. On average, the incarcerated population has grown 7.9% annually since 1985. The question is: what do we do with the increase overflow and what do we do with those awaiting trial when the jails are filled with a lot of non-violent criminal offenders? Tracking devices such as ankle bracelets and implants could let low risk offenders be put safely on the streets instead of in prisons or jails. Electronic monitoring equipment is usually classified in terms of its signaling characteristics. One type is a receiver which requires the offender to respond ...
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Annual Report Project - 1,166 words
The main objective of Motorola is to create shareholder value by continuing to be the world's premier electronic and communications equipment company from a creative, strategic and financial standpoint. Motorola supports its objectives with a set of core values. To anticipate and exceed the needs of its customers. To provide an environment for growth for the individual dedicated to professionalism and creativeness focused on technical accomplishment directed towards the needs of Motorola business units. Motorola started with, founding the company by Paul V.Galvin. Paul and his brother Joseph E .Galvin purchased the battery eliminator, business from Stewart storage battery Company, which ma ...
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Web Quest - 1,773 words
Introduce the problem- Many incoming college freshmen do not have adequate computer skills. Even those incoming freshmen that possess some computer skills find that their literacy levels are not on the same level as other students who have had better access to technology. This paper demonstrates that providing students with access to modern, efficient technology levels the educational playing field for incoming freshman. It is fair to say that part of the problem of uneven computer literacy among incoming freshman stems from some public school districts not having a high speed Internet connection. Furthermore, students do not know how to access online information or use the multimedia comput ...
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Computer Now And Then - 1,496 words
... ou enter in to it (Lauckner 7). Then you have the parts of the computer that deal with the results of computation back to the user, and these are called the output units (Lauckner 7). The next important piece of the computer is the memory, which makes it possible for the computer to keep the programs and information ready and available. All of these computations are done in the central processing unit, or know as the CPU. This is the primary operation of your basic computer and shows how a computer use and processed the information that you send and receive from it. Now that the basic operation of a computer system has been covered, it is time to look at some of the computers on the mark ...
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Apple Computers - 1,572 words
Apple Computers was founded on April Fools Day in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. They were two college dropouts who started selling computers through Jobs family garage. Between the two Wozniak was the technical man and Jobs had the vision, so together they created their first computer named Apple I. Jobs mission for Apple was to provide an easy-to-use computer to almost everyone. Two years later the Apple II was launched. The Apple II was extremely user friendly; so easy you could use it straight out of the box. Because of the Apple II, Apple Computer became the industry leader and eventually went public in winter of 1980. In 1981 a new challenger entered the PC market, IBM. IBM reli ...
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Haha - 1,228 words
Home Page | Submit an Essay | Links Description of this essay : Compares java and C++ DIFFERENCES BETWEEN JAVA AND C++ 1 INTRODUCTION Since its release in 1995, Java has been hyped in many places, including computer magazines, broadcast news, and the Internet, as the solution to all problems in the application development community. As it has only been around for approximately 4 years now, it is still emerging into the programming language market. The main area where Java has had a large impact had been on the Internet. It is widely maintained that "Java is definitely the best tool so far for writing Internet applets." (http://www.relisoft.com/java/c java.html) Testimony to this statement ar ...
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The Evolution Of Apple - 1,337 words
Let's take a trip back in time and review the evolution of a computer company. It's not IBM or Microsoft. This company is Apple Computers, Incorporated. In the year 1976, before most people even thought about buying a computer for their homes. Back then the computer community added up to a few brainy hobbyist. So when Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs sold a van and two programmable calculators for thirteen hundred dollars and started Apple Computers, Inc., in Jobs garage, the reach for success seemed far. But these two young business men, Wozniak 26 years old and Jobs 21 years old, had a vision. "Computers aren't for nerds anymore," they announced. "Computers are going to be the bicycle of the m ...
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