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posted in August 2001
Arc and Siroyan catch ARM's Amba bus
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8/31/2001   Post a comment
ARC International and Siroyan have joined the list of companies to adopt ARM's Amba as an on-chip system bus, making it easier for both companies to plug into systems and IP built around it.
Intel's chip-set integration will soon gobble up USB 2.0 function
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8/29/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Intel Corp. is at it again. The world's largest chip maker today outlined plans to integrate more functions on PC chip sets, ostensibly to drive down the costs of personal computer platforms.
TI attempts to speed adoption of high-speed 1394b link
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8/27/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Texas Instruments Inc. today announced it was the first chip supplier to demonstrate 800-megabit-per-second devices for the industry's new 1394b serial bus standard, which doubles the speed of existing 1394 links and increases distances by more than 20 times to 100 meters.
3M says materials breakthrough will double speed of IC package
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8/24/2001   Post a comment
AUSTIN, Tex. -- 3M Co. today claimed a breakthrough in packaging material technology, which the company says will enable high-end semiconductors and optoelectronics components to double their speed in networking and telecommunications applications.
Via accuses Intel of 'scare tactics' to block DDR chip set for Pentium 4
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8/23/2001   Post a comment
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Via Technologies Inc. here today accused Intel Corp. of trying to stop it from selling chip sets for Pentium 4 processor-based PCs by using "scare tactics" and warning customers that the Taiwan company is infringing upon protected technology in a recently introduced product.
Acer Laboratories plans HyperTransport I/O in Southbridge chips
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8/22/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Taiwan's Acer Laboratories Inc. (ALi) today announced plans to integrate HyperTransport data bus technology in future Southbridge chips to support the interconnect format launched by Advanced Micro Devices Inc. earlier this year.
API slashes headcount by 30% and halts development of Alpha MPU designs
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8/9/2001   Post a comment
CONCORD, Mass. -- API NetWorks Inc. here has reduced its headcount by 30%, or 30 employees, and halted its design activities in the 64-bit Alpha microprocessor business. The Concord-based company also plans to "wind down" its Network Server business unit in order to focus more on the new and emerging HyperTransport I/O bus technology.


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