Weitek Corp, Sunnyvale, California has plunged into the RISC microprocessor business with its its HyperScript Processor family of compatible 32-bit RISC CPUs for high-performance page printing. Designed to go into laser printers and similar output devices, the new raster image processors are designed to enhance price-performance of page printers using PostScript and similar page description languages. HyperScript Processors are claimed to provide PostScript printing rates five to 40 times better than those of printers such as Apple’s LaserWriter Plus, and can also be used to increase printer resolution, the number of users effectively supported, and colour and three-dimensional graphics printing. The 8200 versions are out now at from $99 for 50,000 up; the high-performance 8232s sample July; no prices.
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