Microsoft to Host WinHEC 98 March 25-27 in Orlando, Fla.

Microsoft to Host WinHEC 98 March 25-27 in Orlando, Fla.

REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 7, 1998 — Microsoft Corp. and the PC industry will preview the latest hardware technologies and innovations to advance the Microsoft® Windows® operating system at the 1998 Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC 98) in Orlando, Fla., March 25-27. The conference will spotlight the progress made over the last year and future opportunities to reduce the total cost of ownership for home and business computing, focusing on the key hardware technologies that take advantage of new capabilities in Windows 98 and the Windows NT® operating system version 5.0.
“WinHEC is an opportunity for developers of Windows-compatible hardware to see the latest and most innovative technology developments,”
said Carl Stork, general manager for hardware strategy and evangelism at Microsoft.
“Last year, WinHEC attendance was sold out, with more than 3,500 attendees. This year, we look forward to another great show for developers who are building next-generation Windows-compatible hardware.”

Bill Gates, chairman and chief executive officer of Microsoft, and Jim Allchin, senior vice president of the personal and business systems group, will present keynote addresses at WinHEC 98. Gates will reflect on the PC industry’s 15-year vision of a computer on every desk and in every home and will look beyond this vision to describe ways that advances in computer technology will fundamentally change the way consumers and businesses use and benefit from personal computers. Allchin will address the key challenges and opportunities for the PC industry.

WinHEC 98 will feature over 50 presentations by PC industry leaders delivering the information needed to keep up with the hardware advances and emerging trends that will allow companies to build the most competitive Windows-based PCs and systems.

Texas Instruments Inc. will co-sponsor WinHEC 98, with additional sponsorship by Adaptec Inc., Advanced Micro Devices Inc., Award Software International Inc., Cirrus Logic Inc., Cyrix Corp., NVIDIA Corp., Open Systems Resources Inc. and Standard Microsystems Corp. Already, 53 companies have registered to exhibit at the show. For additional information on WinHEC 98 and information on how to register, please visit .

WinHEC 98 Exhibitors

Companies planning exhibitions at WinHEC 98 include the following: 1394 Trade Association, 3Dlabs Inc., Adaptec, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD), Altec Lansing Technologies Inc., AMP, Analog Devices Inc., ATI Technologies Inc., Award Software, Axis Communications Inc., Bermo Incorporated, BlueWater Systems Inc., Butterfly Communications Inc., Chips & Technologies Inc., Chrontel Inc., Cirrus Logic, Clariion, CMD Technology Inc., Corollary, Creative Labs Inc., Cyrix Corp., David Solomon Expert Seminars, Diamond Multimedia, The Duck Corp., Eicon Technology, ESS Technology Inc., Fujitsu Microelectronics Inc., Harris Semiconductor Corp., Intel Corp., IBM, Intelligraphics Inc., MicroCrafts Inc., MicroModule Systems Inc., MPACT, Multimedia System Design Magazine/Miller Freeman, NEC Electronics Inc., NeoMagic Corp., NSTL, NuMega Technologies Inc., NVIDIA, Oak Technology Inc., OPTi Inc., OSR Open Systems Resource Inc., PCI Special Interest Group (SIG), PCtel Inc., Phoenix Technologies Ltd., PixelFusion, Real 3D, Rendition, SGS-Thomson

Microelectronics Inc., Silicon Reality Inc., Spatializer Audio Laboratories Inc., SRS Labs, Standard Microsystems Corp. (SMC), Steller Semiconductor Inc., Sykes Enterprises Inc., Symbios Logic Inc., Texas Instruments, TriTech Microelectronics Inc., Video Electronics Standards Association, Vireo Software Inc., VMETRO Inc. and Zoran Corp.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ “MSFT “) is the worldwide leader in software for personal computers. The company offers a wide range of products and services for business and personal use, each designed with the mission of making it easier and more enjoyable for people to take advantage of the full power of personal computing every day.

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Susan Torrey, Waggener Edstrom, (503) 443-7000, [email protected]

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