Intel Corp is going to be spending all its time in the courts at this rate: the Santa Clara, California-based Integrated Information Technology Inc has long been rumoured to be working on a clone of the 80386, but has now revealed that it plans to make Intel’s life even more of a misery by developing an 80486-class processor that might also incorporate some of the company’s multimedia technologies on the CPU chip. Microbytes Daily notes that Integrated Information already markets a video compression engine called the Vision Processor and graphics chips. The company declined to specify when, or if, the chip would appear, and did not say who might make it: the firm currently uses Hewlett-Packard Co and National Semiconductor Corp as its chip foundries.
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