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Offline jedi

Genesi announces completion of April (TM) chip for Pegasos
« on: December 03, 2002, 12:36:34 PM »
From Thendic-France :

Bplan GmbH and Thendic-France SARL, both soon to be acquired by Genesi S.à.r.l. of Luxembourg, are pleased to announce the development and final certification of the April™ chip. The April chip adds new functionality to the successful Articia chipset developed by Mai Logic Incorporated of Fremont, California. Mai Logic, an innovative technology design house of integrated circuits/systems, worked with bplan to develop the first prototype of the April chip. The April chip enables Mai and Genesi licensees to offer PPC based computer systems that can compete in today’s quickly evolving IT environment. The Pegasos will be the first platform to offer the April chip and will be commercially launched at the Amiga+Retro Computing 2002 in Aachen, Germany 7-8 December (www.amiga-messe.de).

"We were very pleased to have worked with Mai Logic on this development," said Gerald Carda, Chief Technology Officer of bplan. "Through our collaborative efforts, we were able to leverage Mai’s expertise in PowerPC-based chipset/system development and manufacturing technologies and our own knowledge of system design, architecture and software to bring the April development to a successful conclusion. The Articia and April can be used together to promote an exciting alternative platform for the desktop, portable computer and sub-notebook marketplace.”

The Pegasos incorporates the Articia and April chip with either a PowerPC™ 750FX processor or a G4 processor, operating at 800 MHz or higher. A dual CPU module release is planned for 2003. In addition to the standard enterprise applications and other state-of-the-art functions to satisfy the most demanding users, the Pegasos platform will offer many state of the art functions. For example, smart card and bar code modules have been prepared to work with the platform. A handheld version of the Pegasos is currently being developed with a planned release in 2003.

Genesi, Innovation for the Future

MorphOS is also being launched at Amiga+Retro Computing 2002. MorphOS is a new operating system for PowerPC RISC microprocessors and was developed for the Pegasos. MorphOS runs on the Pegasos and on the Mai Logic Teron CX and Teron PX evaluation boards. MorphOS functions on 603e, 604e, 750 and 7400 (Original G4) PowerPC processors. In the future MorphOS will also run on other Open Firmware based PowerPC machines. Genesi will also be release an internally developed CD-bootable version of DebianPPC at Amiga+Retro Computing 2002 for Linux users. Additionally, a first quarter 2003 Pegasos release of OpenBSD is expected.

The Pegasos on sale NOW!

The Pegasos can now be purchased through any of the following vendors:

UK http://www.pegasos-uk.com
Germany http://www.vesalia.de
Germany http://www.kdh-shop24.de
France http://www.aps.fr
France http://www.pegasos-france.com
Holland http://www.compcity.nl
Sweden http://www.ggsdata.se
Poland http://efunzine.pegasos.pl/
Poland http://www.matay.pl/
Suisse http://www.pegasos-suisse.com
Spain http://www.amigasuperbit.com
Italy http://www.virtualworks.it

And coming soon to:

USA http://www.aztekcomputers.com/
Australia/NZ http://www.boinghosting.com.au/

Articia™ is the registered trademarks or trademarks of Mai Logic Incorporated. April™ is the registered trademark of Genesi S.à.r.l.

For more information, please contact:

Raquel Velasco or Bill Buck
+33 1 43662800
bplan@thendic-france.com
RELEC Press Relation,
Software & Hardware AmigaOS/MorphOS :
http://www.relec.ch
http://www.pegasos-suisse.com
_________________________________________

http://www.sebastien-jeudy.fr
 

Offline xeron

Re: Genesi announces completion of April (TM) chip for Pegas
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2002, 12:40:43 PM »
Yes yes, thats all very nice, but... WHAT DOES IT ACTUALLY DO!?  :-?
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Offline Wilse

Re: Genesi announces completion of April (TM) chip for Pegas
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2002, 12:43:32 PM »
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Yes yes, thats all very nice, but... WHAT DOES IT ACTUALLY DO!?


Took the words right out of my mouth! :-)

Have to say though, the pricing on the website for the pegasos is very attractive - £302+vat, delivery included. Not bad at all. :-o

Offline Herewegoagain

Re: Genesi announces completion of April (TM) chip for Pegas
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2002, 12:48:12 PM »
Well, I read it twice thinking that surely I missed a line somewhere.  I'm as confused as the two of you about what it does.  Talk about marketing hype.
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Offline JurassicCamper

Re: Genesi announces completion of April (TM) chip for Pegas
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2002, 12:57:11 PM »
April...
Its the Morphos stability Chip.
Thats also when it will be released.
 :-P  :-P
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Offline Step

Re: Genesi announces completion of April (TM) chip for Pegas
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2002, 01:12:32 PM »
Hehe, April 1st perhaps :-D
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Offline System

Re: Genesi announces completion of April (TM) chip for Pegas
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2002, 01:16:30 PM »
Or is it some kind of MMX?  (Morphos Mindcontrol Xtension)  :-D
 

Offline MarkTime

Re: Genesi announces completion of April (TM) chip for Pegas
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2002, 01:45:05 PM »
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WHAT DOES IT ACTUALLY DO!?


Well for one, it enables licensees to 'sell PPC based computer systems that can compete in today’s quickly evolving IT environment'....additionally, it can 'promote an exciting alternative platform'.

And if I may be so bold, it does so with a zip, a bang, and a rum pum pum pum.
 :-o
 

Offline Orgin

Re: Genesi announces completion of April (TM) chip for Pegas
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2002, 01:50:55 PM »
@Tickly

It's a chip that enables Mai™ and Genesi™ licensees to offer PPC based computer systems that can compete in today’s quickly evolving IT environment.

Obviously  Mai™ and Genesi™ licensees could not do that without this chip.

The first revision was called eMaiGenesiLicenseeEnabler™. The April™ comes in a 236 pin PGA package (A 35% improvement of the first revision) for easy replacement.

Mai™, Genesi™, eMaiGenesiLicenseeEnabler™ and April™ are registered trademarks by the mentioned trademark holding companies.

/Björn
(Yes I'm mocking the news item)
Mooh?
 

Offline jd997uk

Re: Genesi announces completion of April (TM) chip for Pegas
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2002, 01:54:08 PM »
Gargh! Even though I'm doing it myself............

We're playing straight into their marketing ploy here.
1. Simply make a 'non-announcing' announcement.
2. Allow newsgroups and forums to discuss the pro's and cons of, er, nothing.
3. Tack on a list of outlets that are prepared to sell you a product with the amazing 'Nothing' ©®ªP™ chip, which is longer than the original 'non-announcement' (actually not to difficult, as it consists of nothing).

I'm sure "BBRV" will appear extolling the virtues of this new, amazing piece of silicon, that will heal the sick, feed the hungry and end world poverty. Amongst other things.
This kinda ploy was used in that "Project Ginger" b*ll*x recently, which after promising much (it's going to change the world, etc), turned out to be a $20,000 scooter.

Still, I'll cut bplan GmbH/Thendic-France SARL/Genesi S.à.r.l./Whatever-their-name's-gonna be-next-week.com some slack here, if it's for sale at the show on the 7th, then we all should know then as to WTF this is really all about.
Right now, it's a whole heap of a non-event.

-john
Don\\\'t panic - bite the towel.
 

Offline Hattig

Re: Genesi announces completion of April (TM) chip for Pegas
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2002, 01:55:38 PM »
Yeah, what does this "April" chip do?

Guesses: hardware dongle for MorphOS - MorphOS will only run on motherboards with an April chip on-board, i.e., the Pegasos.

Maybe it is a PCI chip that offers USB2, Firewire and something else?

Or AGA on a chip?

Who knows. The whole press release is fluff. I bet they are orgasming over on ANN over this chip that no-one knows the purpose of.
 

Offline Crumpster

Re: Genesi announces completion of April (TM) chip for Pegas
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2002, 02:14:47 PM »
Speaking of Ann, check out this tongue in cheek response to the April (TM) announcement:

May (TM)

Respeck,

Graham C
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A500 - ACA500 with ACA1232.
CDTV - in Progress: SCSI, 9 pin joy/mouse connectors, KS switcher.

Non-CBM - Atari STe, Atari Falcon, Apple ][e, ZX Spectrum, CPC6128.
Gone but not forgotten (and slowly getting them back): CPC464, C64, Vic-20.

I may have a problem
 

Offline System

Re: Genesi announces completion of April (TM) chip for Pegas
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2002, 02:17:20 PM »
Uhm sorry about this but April is not your trademark, or at the least its not in America or the UK.
If Microsoft can't trademark "Windows" and NEC can't trademark "Tower", you definately won't be able to trademark "April".

Just to laugh in the face of your pathetic attempts to trade mark the word April every year I will call the 4th month April all month long.
 

Offline zacman

Re: Genesi announces completion of April (TM) chip for Pegas
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2002, 02:23:53 PM »
>you definately won't be able to trademark "April".

Wow you have no idea about trademark law.
 

Offline Crumb

Re: Genesi announces completion of April (TM) chip for Pegas
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2002, 02:26:48 PM »
@ Raquel & Bill:

what does it do?
Why announce it if you don't offer any info about what the chip actually does?

this is a somewhat stupid way of advertising...
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