NatSemi will announce IA chip today

As seen first by The Register at Computex...

We were asked, nicely, by NatSemi's spin outfit in London, to wait until this afternoon, 1600 UK time, before we wrote all about the IA (info appliance) processor we saw at Computex in June. We first saw the IA chip at Computex in early June. (Story: NatSemi starts to fab System on a Chip) But as the WSJ seems to have published the lot, we figured we'd do the same, even though we'll go to the press conference anyway. It's in Golden Square, seven pubs away from Szechuan Publishing's HQ in Mayfair. The Geode SC 1400 is a system on a chip device which NatSemi has brought early to market and which integrates over 40 other chips. Acer, Philips, and other OEMs are lining up to use the Geode in different types of devices. More technical detail later, when we've duly tipped up to the Golden Square venue. Has NatSemi yet realised that the Internet smashes international boundaries and time zones? ®

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