MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--Microsoft Research head Rick Rashid kicks off the TechFair event
at the company's Silicon Valley campus here Thursday by stating that the true testament of the power of Microsoft research is the fact the company as a whole has managed to outlive other firms that were founded at the beginning of the PC era.
"Microsoft is still here," Rashid said. "Virtually all of Microsoft's peer companies from that era are gone or not recognizable. Ultimately it is about survival."