Only a handful of computer problems have been reported in Japan in the new year to date, however at least three hit systems associated with nuclear power plants, according to the government and power generating companies.
Stories by Martyn Williams
A system that monitors radiation levels around a nuclear power plant in Japan was hit by problems shortly after midnight on January 1, according to local media reports.
Two major ports in China's Shenzhen province are planning to close for as much as nine hours to guard against Year 2000-related computer problems, the official China Daily has reported.
One of China's leading nuclear experts has said that his company's reactors are Year 2000-ready and pose little danger, according to media reports. Li Dingfan, president of China National Nuclear Corp. (CNNC), told the Business Weekly newspaper he had full confidence in the industry and its capacity to deal with any problems that should develop.
Company eyeing a 2001 start date, says Japanese newspaper
Three days after it turned five years old, global shipments of the PlayStation game console have passed the 70 million unit mark, Sony Computer Entertainment announced this week.
Chip is a development of existing proximity smart cards
Sun's Bill Joy on hand to introduce new MiniDisc Discam
Device will be marketed as an add-on peripheral to Vaio notebook range