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Intel, IBM lead communications chip charge

Intel adds another piece to its communications puzzle, while Big Blue puts more focus on the growing market.

 

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Intel adds another piece to its communications puzzle, while Big Blue puts more focus on the growing market.

"The mission is to build the on-ramps for the Internet economy."

- Greg Lang, vice president of Intel's networking interface division

 


Intel pushes deeper into communications market
The processor giant has added to its communications chips stable, buying a piece of Stanford Telecommunications and furthering its lofty goals in the non-PC realm.

IBM chipping away at communications
Big Blue will launch a high-speed PowerPC chip to buttress its communications business, which the company is counting on to drive sales as it looks beyond the Apple Macintosh.

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Big Blue unveils communications processors
IBM is adding its weight to the nascent communications processor market, an explosive arena that parallels the PC processor market of the early 1980s.