UpDate - Vol. 13, No. 23, Page 8
March 10, 1994
Live broadcast of PowerPC from Apple to air March 14

     Apple Computer will announce March 14 a new line of computers based on
the new PowerPC 601(tm) chip, developed jointly by Apple Computer, Motorola
and IBM. University faculty, staff and students can attend a live broadcast
of the announcement on Monday from 10 a.m. until noon in room 311 (Studio
A) Newark Hall.
     Apple's PowerPC-based systems can run Apple Macintosh applications
and, with optional software, will run both Microsoft Windows and DOS
     The systems being developed by Apple and other members of the PowerPC
alliance will include Reduced Instruction Set Computing (RISC) processors.
Apple is the first manufacturer to ship a PowerPC-based system; other
members of the PowerPC alliance will announce systems in the near future.
     After the broadcast, a representative from Apple will be available to
answer questions. For further information, including times when you can see
a videotape of the Apple announcement, contact the staff at the
Microcomputing Resource Center, telephone 831-8895, or via e-mail at
                                                  -Richard Gordon