Texas Instruments is the latest chipmaker set to produce a system on a chip.
The device TI will produce is aimed at the set-top box market, like similar devices from both Cirrus Logic and Cyrix.
But, said TI, its AV700 system will integrate up to 17 different chips on a motherboard.
The news is bound to irritate Intel, which has spent the whole of 1997 attempting to keep up with companies like Cyrix that can integrate sound, audio, TV and other functions.
But it is very unlikely that we will see the AV700 from Texas until the end of spring. That is probably going to mean that National will have beaten TI to the set-top.
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