Big Blue uses NatSemi Geode in NetStation

Why isn't IBM using its own chips?

NatSemi has won a major contract with IBM, and is supplying its Geode system-on-a-chip to drive its latest family of Network Stations. The Geode GXlv plus supplementary chips, is to be used in Network Station Series 2200, said NatSemi. In other news, NatSemi struck a deal with two Taiwanese organisations to assist in the promotion and development of Wince devices. The technology agreement is between the Computer and Communications Research Labs of Industrial Technology Research Institute (what a mouthful) and Integrated Technology Express Inc, both in Taiwan. The deal will promote the Geode in WinCE devices. ®

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