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IDT was founded in 1980 as a semiconductor vendor. Employing over 3000 people the company both designs and fabricates semiconductor components. 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Derka semiconductor is a material with an electrical conductance that is intermediate between that of an insulator and a conductor. ...


One current speciality of the company are devices for network processing, in particular packet inspection products for firewalls. In April 2001 IDT acquired Solidum Systems, a maker of network search element devices. A packet is the fundamental unit of information carriage in all modern computer networks. ... In computing, a firewall is a piece of hardware and/or software which functions in a networked environment to prevent some communications forbidden by the security policy, analogous to the function of firewalls in building construction. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Solidum Systems was a fabless semiconductor company founded by Felix Welfeld and Misha Nossik in Ottawa, Ontario Canada in 1997. ...


Historically IDT manufactured MIPS processors and also for a while its own x86 processor designed by its Centaur Technology subsidiary called the IDT WinChip. It has also been a supplier of specialized memory chips such as Static Random Access Memory and FIFOs. MIPS Technologies, formerly MIPS Computer Systems, is most widely known for developing the MIPS architecture, a series of pioneering RISC CPUs. ... A CPU The exact term processor is a sub-system of a data processing system which processes received information after it has been encoded into data by the input sub-system. ... x86 or 80x86 is the generic name of a microprocessor architecture first developed and manufactured by Intel. ... Launched in October 1997 the IDT WinChip C6 was designed and marketed as a low power x86 processor running at 200MHz. ... Static Random Access Memory (SRAM) is a type of semiconductor memory. ... FIFO is an acronym for First In, First Out. ...


The company shares are publicly traded under the Nasdaq symbol IDTI and value the company at approximately 1 billion dollars[1] at the beginning of 2005. NASDAQ MarketSite (Times Square, New York City) at night NASDAQ (originally an acronym for National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations) is a U.S. electronic stock exchange. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


According to the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Integrated Device Technology threatened the State of California that the company would move out of state if a ballot was passed on a measure called "Proposition 211" which was designed to introduce extra corporate oversight prior to the scandals of the late 1990s and early 21st century1. The proposition was subsequently defeated by 25.6% to 74.4%2.


References

  1. `Frivolous' lawsuit initiative draws fire, Lorna Fernandes, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, 23 August 1996, retrieved 3 January 2005 from http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/stories/1996/08/26/story4.html
  2. 1996 General Election Returns for Ballot Propositions, California Secretary of State Website for 1996 general election retrieved 3 January 2005 from http://vote96.ss.ca.gov/Vote96/html/vote/prop/page.961218083528.html

August 23 is the 235th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (236th in leap years), with 130 days remaining. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005(MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005(MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • IDT website

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Integrated Device Technology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (260 words)
IDT was founded in 1980 as a semiconductor vendor.
Historically IDT manufactured MIPS processors and also for a while its own x86 processor designed by its Centaur Technology subsidiary called the IDT WinChip.
According to the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Integrated Device Technology threatened the State of California that the company would move out of state if a ballot was passed on a measure called "Proposition 211" which was designed to introduce extra corporate oversight prior to the scandals of the late 1990s and early 21st century
computing device - definition of computing device in Encyclopedia (3766 words)
In the 1950s and 1960s valves were gradually replaced with transistors and in the late 1960s and early 1970s semiconductor integrated circuits (silicon chips) were adopted and have been the mainstay of computing technology ever since.
With the exception of quantum computers the implementation technology of a computer is not as important for classification purposes as the features that the machine implements.
What all input devices have in common is that they encode (convert) information of some type into data which can further be processed by the digital computer system.
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