Chip company Sun Microelectronics said yesterday it is set to take market share away from its competitors with the introduction of two PCI boards for the Sparc platform.
Said Peter Harverson, European director for the Microelectronics division of Sun: "This is a new bus standard spun out of the PC market space which offers industrial strength products attacking the VME market."
The products support Solaris and a number of other industrial strength operating systems, said Harverson.
But the products are of such a small form factor that they can be included in existing machinery without taking up much space.
The CP 1500 comes with the UltraSparc 64 bit 270MHz processor with an additional instruction set while the SparcEngine CP1200 board uses the microSparc II ep chip with speeds of 100MHz and 125MHz but using Risc technology.
The company declined to say which wins it had stolen from other microprocessor companies.
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