Prices of the 366-MHz Pentium II fell 40% to $316; a 333-MHz chip fell 41% to $187, and the 266-MHz version also fell 15% to $187. Prices of the 300-MHz and 266-MHz Pentium IIs remained unchanged, and exactly the same: $187. All prices are for lots of 1,000 units.

The IWPC has organized several working groups to think through and advise the development process to meet the goals of the EPDeS initiative. The working groups cover materials database and design rules, CAD file transportability, Web-site development, models and funding.

The reorganization is still subject to Taiwanese SEC regulations but is expected to be completed by year end.