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Company uses MIPS to "Ramp" toward DSL platforms
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12/27/1999   Post a comment
Ramp Networks Inc., a company with nearly five years' experience developing broadband access systems for small-office/home-office markets, will make a break with its original ISDN WebRamp routers, moving to a platform optimized for Digital Subscriber Line service.
Hitachi, UMC eye logic at 300-mm joint venture fab
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12/27/1999   Post a comment
Hitachi Ltd. and Taiwan's United Microelectronics Corp. today (12/27) announced plans for a joint venture in 300-mm wafer processing, which will be based in Japan and begin manufacturing operations in early 2001. The unnamed joint-venture company will be located in Hitachi's N3 building in Hitachinaka, and it is scheduled to begin pilot runs of 300-mm wafers in January 2001.
AMD demonstrates 900-MHz chips
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12/16/1999   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has demonstrated two different versions of its Athlon microprocessor running at 900 MHz.
National acquires DSP technology developer Algorex
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12/16/1999   Post a comment
Aiming to boost its presence in third-generation (3G and 2.5G) wireless systems, National Semiconductor Corp. Thursday (Dec. 16) said it was purchasing Algorex Inc., a San Francisco-based provider of intellectual property for digital signal processors.
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