On October 24,1994, Dr. Nicely notified Intel about his findings. When he didn’t get an immediate response from Intel, he posted a notice on message boards, asking if others have encountered the same errors. This caused a media sources to interview him on his findings, which caused Intel to acknowledge there was a problem with the FPU. Intel didn’t publicly acknowledge there was a problem with the FPU until November 28, 1994. When Intel did acknowledge the flaw, they offered to replace Pentium chip for customer that experience the error.
Professor Nicely sent an email to Intel describing the problem that he had come across. The email stated that there was a flaw in the Pentium Floating Point Unit (FPU). Intel did not respond, so Nicely posted a general notice on the internet asking
However with the flaw, the result of the calculation was 4,195,579” (Crothers, 1994). Intel originally denied that there was even a flaw. Only after it become clear to the public that there was actually a flaw, did they acknowledge there was a flaw but it was a small and insignificant. They would only replace it if the user could prove that they needed an unflawed processor. This caused IBM to immediately stop all sales of their computers that featured the Pentium chip, forcing Intel to agree to replace all flawed microprocessors with the new unflawed version, but only upon request.
January 26, 2012 Grady McKenzie Terra Computers 2011 University Lane Dallas, TX 75379 Dear Mr. McKenzie: Subject: F24Z Illuminators It is my understanding that there are a number of issues with the Illuminators that you purchased from my company; eye strain, the light malfunctioning, technicians not doing their jobs correctly, and possibly even faulty equipment. In addition to that you are experiencing downtime delays and missed deadlines. First and foremost let me apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you. I will immediately have someone come out and install new illuminators at your convenience, with the hope that this fully remedies the problem. In addition I will refund you 10% of your purchase price for
There are several articles with very interesting and informative topics that are currently receiving attention in the FDS news online; one in particular is the British drug maker that was cited for cGMP, what is known as misbranding violations. After an inspection, there was evidence of glass fragments in a batch of the company’s clikpak drug vials. There was no corrective and preventive action plan to reduce future occurrences. Another interesting article is the Smiths Medical Med fusion recalls 4000 infusion pumps for software woes, A system error could cause the pump to stop running, potentially ending patient therapy and causing adverse event. These topics and many others are on the web, and talk about Food and Drug Administration news and have had an impact on society and market share, especially if there is no corrective plan.
The government needs to be stricter when it comes to product inspections. 2 weeks ago Georgia Peanut company were caught selling salmonella-infested peanut butter to the public. according to the CBS news article on the subject, “Former peanut corporation of America owner, Stewart Parnell was convicted on numerous counts including conspiracy, wire fraud and obstruction of justice related to shipping tainted peanut butter to customers.”. Stewart Parnell knew about the tainted peanuts, but shipped it to customers anyway. The peanuts failed the safety inspection and Parnell made an effort to hide the evidence.
Unit 5 Analysis 1: Pentium Flaw The Pentium flaw was a flaw in a microprocessor that caused incorrect calculations on certain common equations. This caused many people to have issues with doing calculations on their PC. It became public in 1994 when a university researcher was performing calculations and discovered several calculations were being performed incorrectly by his PC while doing double-precision arithmetic. Intel’s initial response was denying that there was a problem, but after enough people said there was a problem, they changed their statement to say that there was indeed a problem, but that it was a small problem that wouldn’t affect many people. Many of Intel’s customers were not satisfied by this answer, and started wanting their chips replaced.
Meanwhile, the case study of Kodak will supplement to each aspect. The term of ‘disruptive technology’ was first coined by Harvard Business School professor Clayton M. Christensen and he suggested that it is a new technology that unexpectedly replaces the existed technology (Techtarget.com 2006). Carefully speaking, this kind of innovation means another different value network to the existed one and generates a niche market, which will eventually disrupt the existing value network and market (Wikipedia.org 2011). The explanation suggests that the disruptive technology is obviously a threat to the incumbent successful firms. It is undoubted that most successful firms have failed to compete with the entrant firms because of the disruptive technology.
While the accounting was marked to market, it wasn’t being handle the traditional fashion way with trading prices dictating its value. Instead Enron used its own projections to account in the first year anticipated income from contracts that were a decade or more long. This caused the increase of the stock price without a solid base to justify its true value. This action set up the course for them to lie on every subsequent year to cover up the lies from the prior year. It became such a big snow ball of lies that it took down one of the biggest corporations in American history.
The incorrect answer presented in the spreadsheet is the total of hours spent because of the error. 1c The information for all three plants regarding time spent on Sourcing Review is accurate, relevant and sufficient. Total time can be calculated by running the numbers given. The meaningful answer the manager requested is on the spreadsheet you would just have to add up all the hours for Souring Review with a calculator or possibly formatting the spreadsheet to extract that specific information. 1d The workbook addresses accuracy, relevance & sufficiency data regarding hours worked by employees on projects however when addressing costs the work book doesn’t meet relevancy because the amount paid to employees is not include and it doesn’t meet sufficiency requirements.