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Intel Corp has announced it is to acquire privately held Dayna Communications Inc, a Utah-based supplier of networking products for the small business, home office and school environment. The company currently manufactures and markets a range of 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet products through computer distributors and resellers. Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed but Dayna will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel, and will continue to operate from its Salt Lake City headquarters as part of Intel’s Network Products Division. Founded in 1984, Dayna initially concentrated on the Apple Macintosh local area networking market. In the mid-1990s the company appeared to lose its way, selling off its remote access division to Ascend Communications Inc in 1995 (CI No 2,750). Recently, Dayna has launched a series of new products aimed at small businesses, including the NetCenter line of low-end hubs and switches, and the NetCenter Internet Station, announced earlier this month, offering a simple internet connection through one analog or ISDN line, and enabling users to share one connection over the network for internet access. Dayna’s existing products will continue to carry the Dayna brand name, but future launches will be badged under the Intel logo, and a new range of small business products is due in the first half of 1998. Intel acquired the Denmark- based Fast Ethernet company CASE Technology A/S at the beginning of this year (CI No 3,080).

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