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Microsoft designs its own chip (Solo2) for WebTV

Aug 24, 2000 — by Rick Lehrbaum — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Reuters reports on Microsoft's development of Solo2, a powerful new chip to run its WebTV interactive television service . . .

“The new chip, called Solo2, is the latest in a string of special processors designed by the WebTV team to combine Internet browsing, interactive television and video recording on a regular TV set.”

“. . . 'It integrates in a single device not only Internet capability, not only interactive television capability, but very advanced digital TV capability,' Tim Bucher, vice president of WebTV's consumer products division, said in an interview Wednesday.”

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