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Philips developing new type of drive

Philips Components--a division of Royal Philips Electronics--and Software Architects have signed a joint agreement aimed at developing a drive that combines the ease-of-use of a floppy disk drive with the high capacity of a CD-rewritable drive. Software Architects is collaborating with Philips to create the software. Philips, Microsoft Sony and Compaq Computer are members of the Mt. Rainier group, which wants the PC industry to adopt a multiple-function drive for PCs that can replace the floppy drive, CD-ROM drive and conventional CD-RW drive.

Philips Components--a division of Royal Philips Electronics--and Software Architects have signed a joint agreement aimed at developing a drive that combines the ease-of-use of a floppy disk drive with the high capacity of a CD-rewritable drive. Software Architects is collaborating with Philips to create the software.

Philips, Microsoft Sony and Compaq Computer are members of the Mt. Rainier group, which wants the PC industry to adopt a multiple-function drive for PCs that can replace the floppy drive, CD-ROM drive and conventional CD-RW drive.