Sony launch a USB stick and Intel Launch Pentium 4. All on today’s On This Day from TEST Huddle.
1998 – USB Stick
At the COMDEX trade show, one of the first memory sticks is launched. At the event Sony unveils the Memory Stick card and a memory card drive. The memory stick is launched with a 8MB storage card that measures 1.5 inches in length. The memory stick launches at a retial price of $40.
2000 – Intel launch Pentium 4
Exactly two years later also at the COMDEX trade show, Intel introduces the Pentium 4 processor. The processor is capable of speeds of 1.4 and 1.5GHz, featuring a 8KB Level-1 cache, a 12KB Level-1 instruction cache, a 256KB Level-2 cache, and a 400MHz system bus. The processor incorporates 42 million transistors in a 0.18-micron process. After the processor is announced, several major computer manufacturers release desktop computers based on the new processors, including Dell ,Compaq and International Business Machines (IBM).