Rumors & Ramblings
- 3Com Corporation recently signed an exclusive licensing pact with Pacific Monolithic
Inc. to use a PMI chip set for an RF/IF analog front end and a direct transmission modem
in an upcoming wireless LAN. The network will operate at 10/Mbits/second in the FCC's
unlicensed 2.4 GHz ISM band.
- 3Com is still several months away from introducing products, but will most likely
use PCMCIA as the fist card level form factor.
- Proxim Inc. has registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for
a proposed initial public offering of 2 million shares of stock. The Mountain View
company is a leading manufacturer of SS wireless local area networking products.
- DSP Group Inc. has filed with the SEC to sell 1.85 million shares in an initial
public offering. DSP Group develops digital signal processing software and integrated
circuits for digital speech products, including wireless, PCS and cellular systems.
- Ameritech Corp. and General Electric Co. announced a joint venture Monday to sell
electronic data networks to multinational companies. Ameritech, the Midwestern
regional phone company, is barred by a federal court decree from the long-distance
communications business. Ameritech expects, by then, to have won a legal battle
to overturn the restrictions.
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