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A year ago: IBM teams with Juniper on ASIC design

Juniper Networks, which a month or two back gained serious levels of investment from Ericsson, Lucent Technologies, Nortel, Siemens/Newbridge, 3Com and Worldcom subsidiary UUNET, has said IBM is working with it on custom ASICs for its optical-electrical Internet backbone devices. Juniper's systems are intended to increase routing and switching speeds in Internet backbones, and the deal with IBM will integrate Juniper software with IBM silicon logic. But as the deal is with IBM Microelectronics, it doesn't necessarily mean that IBM has decided to vote for Juniper on the networking front. ®
A staffer, 14 1998
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Amiga 2 to use QNX kernel

The Amiga 2 is to use the QNX kernel, it has emerged. The news came at a show in Cologne, Germany, although the sources said that the machine is likely to use only the kernel of the operating system, rather than the full version. QNX has made available a demo of the OS for Windows and other platforms which can be downloaded from its site. The OS is a fast and small multitasking piece of software which allows multiple Windows and fast graphics. The QNX kernel has been demonstrated on a machine and the full specs will be available towards the end of the month. The sources said that a team had spent over 18 months researching the market and the Amiga 2 will be aimed at gaming and Internet applications. The Amiga hardware team and the QNX development team are meeting shortly to iron out a working schedule. More information will be posted at this Amiga site in the near future. ®
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Comdex/Fall 98

The Register will provide continuous coverage of the important events at Comdex/Fall 98 in Las Vegas. Drew Cullen is there on the spot to cover the show for you. Friday, 20 November Palm readies PalmOS for new markets A year ago: Comdex - Golden Egg Goose in steroid scare Thursday, 19 November Cisco to add NDS support to …