"ZF Linux Devices Inc., a five-year-old Silicon Valley firm that
started out developing multichip modules but is now targeting X86
PCs-on-a-chip for embedded applications, has won a host of
investors, including National Semiconductor Corp. and Samsung, in a
$15 million funding round."
"The cash will be used for marketing and to begin volume
production of the privately-held company's new MachZ PC-on-a-chip,
as well as develop a family of MachZ-based Internet
appliances. The chip, which is produced at National, and
appliances designed around it, will be unveiled at PC Expo in New
York next week."
"We are now doing embedded processors and targeting information
appliances, anything that will capture, process and transmit
information through the Internet," said David Feldman, president
and chief executive officer of ZF Linux Devices. Feldman founded
the firm in 1995 as ZF MicroSystems."