Dear Subscribers,

Happy New Year!

I bring you this special Millennium edition of the ParalleMIC newsletter.
I am trying to sneak in my duties to you between the festive after-hours
and the beginning of a promising ski season, here in Quebec city.

There is one correction I would like to make with respect to the information
posted on the previous edition concerning SIG Robotics. The SIG Group actually
bought Demaurex about one year ago. This is a significant development in the
packaging market leaving the two major players, the Swiss group SIG and the
Swedish ABB, as the two main manufacturers of the Delta robot.

As promised, the review on the Delta robot will be brought to you as soon as

Yours sincerely,

Ilian Bonev

January 1, 2001

* a new patent by ABB