6/10/2002 - NetChip Technology Inc., a leader in PC interconnect and USB 2.0 solutions, has announced that Intel used NetChipís peripheral USB 2.0 controller in its validation process for the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 host controller in the recently announced Intel® 845E, 845G, and 845GL chipsets. The 845E and 845G chipsets are designed for Intel® Pentium® 4 processor-based PCs, while the 845GL chipset is designed for the Intel Celeron® processor-based PCs. NetChip estimates that Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connection to be a standard on over 50 million PCs by year end. Hi-Speed USB 2.0, which has data transfer speed up to 480 Mbps and 40 times faster than the current USB 1.1 full speed, is the emerging PC connectivity of choice for ease of use. To achieve this goal, the USB-IF has instituted a certification program for systems and peripherals. NetChipís general purpose controller has passed this certification testing since May 2001, the first one of its kind in the industry. Intelís ICH4 which is part of the Intel® 845E, 845G, and 845GL chipsets was the first integrated platform chipset to pass this testing. In addition, NetChip and Intel used each otherís silicon in their individual product development and validation processes during the last year. Specifically, for the last twelve months, NetChip has been testing the chipsets along with its device silicon and peripherals from customers such as printers, scanners, network devices, and storage devices.
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