The Register heeft nog wat info over de nieuwe USB2 en ATA-66 interfaces (FRiWO postte er eerder vandaag al wat spul over), door Intel beschouwd als alternatief voor FireWire. Minder leuk voor Apple, want die had gedacht met FireWire net een leuke technologie in huis te hebben. De Appel blijft rotten...
The follow-up to ATA-66, dubbed Future ATA, was said to operate at up to 1Gbps. Intel isn't the only player here, said Gelsinger -- various other companies are working on the specification. "There's no other alternative I can see for in-the-box I/O storage," he added.
[...]He also couldn't resist a dig at Apple, claiming the company's reported decision to charge a royalty for its FireWire intellectual property (see Apple caught charging crafty FireWire fee) had "confirmed our strategy" of "looking at a new version of USB". Apple recent decision to share the rights to that IP with five other key FireWire supporters, Compaq, Sony, Philips, Toshiba and Matsushita (see Apple caves in over FireWire licensing) hadn't resolved the royalty issue, he claimed.
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