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2001, May week 3
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|TASKING||TASKING Tool Suite Delivers
Advanced DSP Capabilities to Internet Audio Developers
Dedham, MA, May 18, 2001 TASKING announced immediate availability of a tool suite for the Parthus MediaStream DSP core that enables developers to tap into the exploding media processing market that includes opportunities such as portable Internet audio applications. Recognizing the significance of tight SoC integration for Internet audio applications, TASKING's Parthus MediaStream Tool Suite V1.1 provides a complete development environment tailored specifically for the high-performance DSP capabilities of the architecture. Equipped with TASKING's highly optimized C/C++ compiler, advanced debugging capabilities and memory management features, developers can take advantage of the flexible memory-based approach of the MediaStream integrated circuit that highly complements the core's fully programmable and upgradeable solution.
The TASKING MediaStream Tool Suite, V1.1 is available now on Windows 95/98/NT/2000 and SUN Solaris. About TASKING TASKING, The Embedded Communications Company, brings together the software technology needed to compete in the embedded communications era. TASKING's award-winning integrated development environment, compiler, debugger, embedded Internet and RTOS offerings support a wide range of DSPs and 8-, 16- and 32-bit microprocessors and microcontrollers for all areas of embedded communications. TASKING was founded in 1974 and has its headquarters in Dedham, Massachusetts, and engineering, sales and support offices in the US, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Japan and the UK. TASKING's 100,000 licensed users include the world's leading telecom, datacom, wireless and peripheral. ...TASKING profile
|Sun Microsystems||Sun Grows Unix Server
PALO ALTO, CA - May 16, 2001 - Soft economy be damned. Independent numbers just released by industry analyst firm Gartner Dataquest on U.S. server shipments place Sun Microsystems Inc. atop the UNIX® server market and confirm that Sun is tightening its grip as No. 2 in worldwide revenue of all servers, regardless of operating system.
"All the heartburn over a soft economy has overshadowed the important fact that customers continue to choose Sun and our focused vision over the mixed signals sent by our nearest competitor," said Shahin Khan, vice president of marketing for computer systems at Sun Microsystems.
In UNIX server shipments, Gartner Dataquest reported that Sun shipments in the U.S. grew by 10.7 percent from the first quarter of 2000. Sun maintained a leadership position in the U.S. UNIX market with a two-to-one margin lead against its nearest competitor: Sun has marketshare of 45 percent in units and 50 percent in revenue.
In total server shipments covering all operating systems, the trend was the same: Sun shipments grew 10.7 percent, more than the vast majority of the competition. According to the most recent worldwide revenue data, Sun ranks solidly No. 2 with nearly one-quarter of all server revenue. ...Gartner Dataquest profile, ...Sun Microsystems profile
Editor's comment:- for the second fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2001. HP's recent press release (May 16, 2001) says that their UNIX server revenues declined 13% year over year and 1% sequentially. Remember this is revenue, not shipments. With server prices softening that's a bigger number of unit servers.
|Lightwave Communications||Lightwave Communications
Introduces Large-Scale Matrix Switching for Graphics Computing Environments|
Milford, CT- May 15, 2001 - Lightwave Communications, the leader in high performance switching and extension solutions for the graphics computing marketplace announces its latest matrix switching development, the Matrix-Hub 1282 (128 squared). Ideally suited to animation, post production, virtual reality, and scientific applications the Matrix-Hub 1282 permits full matrix switching of RGB video, keyboard/mouse, audio and serial signals from up to 128 sources (computers) to the same number of destinations (users).
The switch in the 128 source/destination configuration is comprised of a video chassis and up to three universal chassis' that are fitted with keyboard/mouse, serial and audio input/output cards according to customer needs. Additional universal chassis' can be added for increased distribution capability. The universal chassis also permits input/output cards to be combined in one chassis to accommodate customer needs for sources and destinations fewer than the 128 the Matrix-Hub serves when fully loaded. ...Lightwave Communications profile
|3Dlabs||3Dlabs Confirmed as
Workstation Graphics Leader|
Sunnyvale, CA - May 15, 2001 - 3Dlabs®, Inc. Ltd. today announced that the latest data confirms 3Dlabs' leading position in the market for workstation-level 3D graphics. The market research firm Jon Peddie Associates, a highly respected authority in the workstation graphics marketplace, compiled the data in its' April NT/Windows 2001 Workstation Market Study. JPA calculated 3Dlabs' market share as 35 percent, topping all other competitors, including ATI Technologies and NVIDIA Corporation. The results confirm 3Dlabs' leadership in meeting the needs of professionals who demand superior performance, functionality and quality when working with the industry's leading CAD, digital media, and visual imaging applications.
2001 is proving to be a remarkable year for 3Dlabs, with major achievements such as:
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