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September 15, 1998

INTEL, NATSEMI BACK TUT FOR HOME NETWORKING

By CBR Staff Writer

Intel Corp, which launched its Home Networks division back in February, yesterday announced that it had licensed Tut Systems Inc’s HomeRun home networking software, along with the first samples of a single chip controller, the Intel 21145 Phoneline/Ethernet LAN controller, which will incorporate the Tut software. National Semiconductor Corp also announced that it would be licensing the Tut software. HomeRun enables the creation of a standard Ethernet network on home phone wires. Advanced Micro Devices Inc already has a license, and Tut’s backers include Microsoft Corp and AT&T Corp. Intel and Tut are both founder members of the Home Phone Networking Alliance, along with 3Com Corp, Compaq Computer Corp, Hewlett-Packard Co, IBM Corp, Lucent Technologies Inc and others. NatSemi will use the technology for its own single-chip Ethernet transceiver for home networking.

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