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SONY’S MIPS RISC NEWS IS UNVEILED IN JAPAN

Today’s front page launch from Solbourne is accompanied by word from Japan that Sony Corp has launched its first MIPS Computer Systems Inc RISC-based machine as the RISC NEWS, and claims for it a higher performance than the equivalent Sun Microsystems and DEC RISC machines. It uses the top-end R3000 chip is the basis of the a new, top-of-the-range series called the NWS-18000, rated at 20 MIPS by Sony, which rates Sun’s Sparc line at 16 MIPS, the DECstation-3100 at 14 MIPS. The machine has multi-media capability, with an audio interface kit and audio compression, with a long-recording time ADPCM audio real-time encoding board. Prices and dates have not yet been announced.

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