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Archive for March, 2001

DARPA mobile project preps “soldier’s radio” [EE Times]

March 26, 2001

George Leopold of EE Times reports on the planned use of Linux as the embedded operating system within a new U.S. government “soldier's radio” . . . (more…)

Spain orders 250,000 of Intel’s Linux-based Web appliances

March 26, 2001

Reuters News reports that Intel will supply 250,000 of its Linux-based Dot.Station Web access devices to Spain's biggest bank, and that the devices will be used to offer America Online services to the bank's clients . . . (more…)

ADSL chipset maker adds Linux support

March 26, 2001

San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — Integrated Telecom Express Inc. (ITeX) announced Linux support for its Apollo family of ADSL chipsets, enabling high-performance, cost-effective ADSL solutions for PCI NIC cards, gateways, and ADSL-enabled embedded solutions. (more…)

New Linux-based residential gateway reference design

March 26, 2001

Sunnyvale, CA — (press release excerpt) — Jungo Software Technologies Inc. and Conexant Systems, Inc. have announced a collaboration to develop a Linux-based reference design that will provide integrated access device (IAD) and residential gateway (RG) OEMs with a seamless integrated solution for quickly developing ADSL-based broadband access devices. (more…)

Life gets serious for Linux [BBC online]

March 26, 2001

After visiting the CeBit electronics show in Hanover, Germany, BBC News Online's Ivan Noble reports that there are strong indicatinos that Linux has moved out of the bedroom and into the boardroom and is now being adopted on a wide scale from handhelds to supercomputers. Noble writes . . . (more…)

Former SCO exec becomes MontaVista’s new Marketing VP

March 26, 2001

Sunnyvale, CA — (press release excerpt) — MontaVista Software Inc. today announced that Sheila Baker has joined the company as vice president of marketing. Baker's extensive background of more than 20 years of related industry experience includes multiple marketing, sales and engineering management positions. (more…)

Device profile: HNT’s Linux-based Handheld Multimedia PCs

March 24, 2001

HNT Co. Ltd. of Seoul, Korea has announced a new family of Linux-based handheld multimedia PCs, called the “Exilien” series. The new HNT handheld devices come in two form-factors — a PDA-sized unit with a 3.8-inch 320×240 LCD, and a heftier device (one inch thick) with a backlit 4-inch TFT 640×480 LCD and the option of a built-in video camera. (more…)

Article: Device profile: HNT’s Linux-based Handheld Multimedia PCs

March 23, 2001

HNT Co. Ltd. of Seoul, Korea has announced a new family of Linux-based handheld multimedia PCs, called the “Exilien” series. The new HNT handheld devices come in two form-factors — a PDA-sized unit with a 3.8-inch 320×240 LCD, and a heftier device (one inch thick) with a backlit 4-inch TFT 640×480 LCD. (more…)

Hands-on Embedded Linux training comes to Texas

March 23, 2001

TrainingCity has announced a 4-day hands-on vendor neutral Embedded Linux training class in Austin, TX. The dates of the class are April 24-27, 2001. The sales pitch: “Get a heads up on the latest developments, learn the latest from our experienced design engineers and get CD's full of 'tools and tips' worth hundreds of dollars!” (more…)

IBM clocks in with Linux wrist watch update

March 23, 2001

By Stephen Shankland; Special to ZDNet News . . .

IBM has created a second-generation Linux wrist watch, this one smaller than the original and sporting a gleaming golden display, but still just as impractical. (more…)

LG demonstrates wireless Linux Web pad at CeBIT

March 23, 2001

Will Knight of ZDNet UK reports that Taiwan manufacturer LG Electronics showed off a new Linux-based wireless Web pad aimed at home users and offering Internet connectivity at CeBIT today . . . (more…)

Mitac unveils Bluetooth-connected Linux-based PDA

March 22, 2001

ZDNet UK editor Will Knight reports that Taiwan manufacturing giant Mitac unveiled a new Linux-based PDA at CeBIT this week that features Bluetooth connectivity and is expected to sell for under $200. (more…)

A closer look at Sharp’s Linux-based PDA

March 22, 2001

LinuxWorld Australia has published a description and photograph of the new Linux-based PDA, the Zaurus MI-E1, which Sharp showed off this week at CeBit in Hanover, Germany. According to the article, the device has been available in Japan for several months (apparently without Linux), and includes a 3.5 inch LCD, mini-keyboard,… (more…)

Indrema faces funding challenge

March 22, 2001

Indrema, the company which announced a Linux-based TV set-top gaming system early last year, is apparently struggling to complete its development cycle and bring its product into production. In this week's online developers chat at the Indrema Developer… (more…)

New high integration WebPad system-on-chip ships

March 22, 2001

Santa Clara, CA — (press release excerpt) — National Semiconductor today announced production availability of its Geode SC3200 WebPAD system-on-chip (SOC), along with a software development platform and reference schematic for WebPAD designs. The device features a 32-bit x86 compatible processor, a TFT video processor, core logic, and a SuperI/O block. (more…)