Feeds

Samsung sets up Alpha S&M arm

Aims to capitalise on Compaq boost for chip

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

A year ago Posted 17 June 1998 Compaq's decision to push Digital's Alpha chip line (see previous week's issue) has given heart to Samsung, which via licences from Digital is an Alpha developer and second source. The Korean company now says it's setting up a Boston-based subsidiary to market and distribute Alpha, chipsets and motherboards, and to boost sales further the company has struck a world-wide bundling deal with Corel. Alpha (the processor, rather than the developmental level, we trust) versions of CorelDraw 8 and WordPerfect 8 will be bundled with Samsung products, and according to Corel Samsung also intends to bundle its software with PCs, monitors and printers. Samsung's extension of its Alpha licence to include development in February represented a victory for the company in its long-running quest for a viable CPU, and Compaq's new-found enthusiasm for the chip helps too. Samsung has tried developing its own, and building unsuccessful workstations based on Intel and HP technology, but this time it may have got it right. It's certainly in Compaq's interest, as Intel has taken over Digital's Alpha manufacturing, to keep the Korean company in play. ®

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
Bono apologises for iTunes album dump
Megalomania, generosity and FEAR of irrelevance drove group to Apple deal
Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!
No biological clockwatching when you work in Silicon Valley
Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots
We know what the Doctor does, stop going on about it already
'Cowardly, venomous trolls' threatened with TWO-YEAR sentences for menacing posts
UK government: 'Taking a stand against a baying cyber-mob'
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
Arab States make play for greater government control of the internet
Nerds told to get lost in last-minute power grab bid at UN meeting
Zippy one-liners, broken promises: Doctor Who on the Orient Express
Series finally hits stride, but Clara's U-turn is baffling
Don't bother telling people if you lose their data, say Euro bods
You read that right – with the proviso that it's encrypted
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.