CNET News.com: Alpha Processor expands from chips to Linux-based systems

Currently a seller of Alpha chips and associated
electronics, Alpha Processor this fall will begin selling
special-purpose Linux-based computers designed to pump out streams
of multimedia content over the Internet.

“Compaq inherited the Alpha chip design when it acquired Digital
Equipment in 1998, and Samsung began manufacturing the chip shortly
thereafter. Compaq and Samsung expected Alpha Processor to expand
the market for the chip, an effort that has met with only modest

“Reflecting the expanded strategy to sell full-fledged
computers, Alpha Processor chief technology officer Gerry Talbot
took over as president today. Daeje Chin, a Samsung executive, had
been president but will remain chief executive officer. In
addition, the company has set up a new business unit, API Networks,
under David Rich to focus on the new special-purpose

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