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Subject:  Re: RM Ranker TXN Q1 2000 Date:  5/23/2000  1:01 PM
Author:  rkmacdonald Number:  6304 of 8329

Just a slight point of clarification:

Intel last year bought a company called DSP Corp. They make custom DSP's

Neither Intel nor DSP Group make their own DSP's. DSP Group buys DSP's and programs them and resells them. They buy from whoever gives them the best price (and whoever will sell to them).

I'm not sure what Intel is planning to do, but at this time, I am certain they do not make any DSP chips. To get into that business would require a huge investment and many years of time. TI started developing their DSP around 1979. Playing catch-up in the DSP market is very very difficult, if not impossible. By the time they could get develop a DSP chip that worked, TI could easily have achieved an unassailable lead.


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