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Geode slips into Net appliance

National Semiconductor said Friday that Internet appliance maker Japan Computer is using its Geode chip. Japan Computer released in Japan last week the iBox-2 appliance, which uses the Geode SC1200 processor. The company has plans to release similar devices in the United States by the end of the year. The iBox-2 targets both home and commercial markets, offering broadband and dial-up Internet access. The iBox-2 devices run on the Linux operating system.

National Semiconductor said Friday that Internet appliance maker Japan Computer is using its Geode chip. Japan Computer released in Japan last week the iBox-2 appliance, which uses the Geode SC1200 processor. The company has plans to release similar devices in the United States by the end of the year. The iBox-2 targets both home and commercial markets, offering broadband and dial-up Internet access. The iBox-2 devices run on the Linux operating system.