A new set of companies have pledged their support to Digital Equipment Corp’s StrongARM SA-110 microprocessor, which they will use in new embedded control design systems. The companies are Canon Information Systems Inc, Chrysalis-ITS Inc, Com21 Inc, First Virtual Corp, nCipher Corp Ltd and Unisys Corp. The StrongARM SA 110 chip, DEC’s high-performance, low power implementation of Advanced Risc Machines Ltd’s embedded systems chip architecture, ranges in clock speed from 100MHz up to 233MHz and has prices ranging between $30 and $50 in quantities of 10,000. Last month, DEC introduced a new version of the chip, the StrongARM SA 1100, aimed primarily at future generation mobile computing devices (CI No 3,239), and integrating more functionality onto the chip in order to make it cheaper for systems manufacturers to produce complete systems. DEC say it will continue to make and enhance the older chip.