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Cypress acquires ScanLogic to bring USB into non-PC markets
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5/30/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- In a move to expand its presence in the Universal Serial Bus (USB) device market, Cypress Semiconductor Corp. here today announced it will acquire ScanLogic Corp. of Burlington, Mass. With the acquisition of ScanLogic, Cypress will expand its USB presence into some new and emerging non-PC markets. ScanLogic's host/slave USB chip family is designed for use in PDAs, cellular phones, set-top boxes, digital cameras, Internet appliances and automotive communication systems.
LSI Logic acquires American Megatrends' storage I/O business
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5/29/2001   Post a comment
MILPITAS, Calif. -- In a move to expand its storage I/O product offerings, LSI Logic Corp. here today announced that it will acquire the assets of American Megatrends Inc.'s RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) business. Under the terms, LSI Logic will acquire AMI's MegaRAID software intellectual property and host-adapter board product family. These boards support Fibre Channel, SCSI and other storage I/O standards.
AMD strikes 'alliance' with Transmeta, licenses 64-bit and bus technologies
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5/25/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--In a move to increase competition with Intel Corp. in PC processors, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. today announced it has licensed the company's 64-bit x86-64 technology and HyperTransport chip-interconnect format to microprocessor startup Transmeta Corp.
Speedy 1394b release may outpace USB 2.0
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5/18/2001   Post a comment
A speedy, long-distance version of the IEEE-1394 interface appears to be making headway over the rival Universal Serial Bus for next-generation consumer and computer systems.
AMD's HyperTransport bus gains support from Teradyne testers, Dolphin IC interface
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5/16/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--Advanced Micro Devices Inc. today said chip testers from Teradyne Inc. and physical interface (PHY) design cores from Dolphin Technology Inc. will be available to support AMD's next-generation I/O data bus, called HyperTransport.
Microsoft announcement boosts USB suppliers
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5/11/2001   Post a comment
Microsoft Corp. this week said it will make available a universal serial bus (USB) 2.0 software driver for users looking to add the upgraded peripheral interface to their Windows XP operating systems.
APW may halve Scottish staff
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5/8/2001   Post a comment
APW is threatening to axe 300 jobs, half its Scottish workforce, because of the slowdown in the IT, telecoms and computer markets.
AMD readies HyperTransport bus consortium
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5/4/2001   Post a comment
As Intel Corp. readies its 3GIO spec for a fall debut at the Intel Developer Forum, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is quietly working to form an industry consortium based on the HyperTransport I/O technology, with an unveiling similarly slated for later this year. But proponents of rival networking interconnect technologies say HyperTransport's PC roots leave it wanting in embedded-system attributes.
LSI Logic reports validation of Ultra320 SCSI capabilities in controller
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5/3/2001   Post a comment
MILPITAS, Calif. -- LSI Logic Corp. today claimed it is the first to validate Ultra320 SCSI interoperability and packetized protocol capability for next-generation SCSI interfaces in disk drives. The validation was performed on LSI Logic's Ultra SCSI controller using the SPI-4 SCSI Parallel Interface version 4.0.


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