IBM serves up PowerPCs for Hitachi
IBM and Hitachi are to jointly design and make a range of selected server and semiconductor components. The plan is to speed up product development.
The agreement covers future versions of IBM's PowerPC processors, selected chips to support Hitachi's VOS operating system, and technologies such as multi-chip ceramic modules and memory cache components for use in IBM and Hitachi servers.
Hitachi will also sell rebadged PowerPC-based servers and embrace AIX 5L as a strategic platform. ®