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Short Take: Cisco pens deal with Hitachi

Cisco Systems announced a deal with the Hitachi Semiconductor subsidiary of Hitachi America to jointly develop and market low-cost voice and data communications tools for use with the Net. The two firms hope their respective strengths in networking and semiconductor manufacturing can spur the market for IP-based telephone devices. First reference designs from the partnership are scheduled to debut in the first quarter of 1999.

Cisco Systems announced a deal with the Hitachi Semiconductor subsidiary of Hitachi America to jointly develop and market low-cost voice and data communications tools for use with the Net. The two firms hope their respective strengths in networking and semiconductor manufacturing can spur the market for IP-based telephone devices. First reference designs from the partnership are scheduled to debut in the first quarter of 1999.