We're not in a hole. A lot of companies would like to be in our hole - Scott 'touch'n'feely' McNealy
As we noted last week, Sony has 120 or so TMTA engineers working on its Playstation 3, but that's public knowledge.
Perhaps, whispers the rumour mill, Microsoft wants to use TMTA's TSX enabled hardware encryption in Janus, directed toward Microsoft's trusted computing compliance.
FIC already has shown its two faces with Janus, as a swift Google boogaloo shows.
The more outre idea is that Microsoft is going to go really nuts in May and release 2GHz Longrun 2 compliant Efficion chips, all part of Microsoft's MCE 2006 marchitecture machine.
Don't forget Microsoft has now established rather strong links with the foundries, despite being a "software company". Hoots mon! µ
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