That "chip"...is it likely to be an ASIC or is there already such a thing as a security network processor? (ie, a cheaper network processor that only handles security apps, etc...)
Or could it be an FPGA?
From: "R.A. Hettinga" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: firstname.lastname@example.org, [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Dell to Add Security Chip to PCs Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2005 15:59:59 -0500
The Wall Street Journal
February 1, 2005 11:04 a.m. EST
Dell to Add Security Chip to PCs
By GARY MCWILLIAMS Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL February 1, 2005 11:04 a.m.
HOUSTON -- Dell Inc. today is expected to add its support to an industry effort to beef up desktop and notebook PC security by installing a dedicated chip that adds security and privacy-specific features, according to people familiar with its plans.
Dell will disclose plans to add the security features known as the Trusted Computing Module on all its personal computers. Its support comes in the wake of similar endorsements by PC industry giants Advanced Micro Devices Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., Intel Corp. and International Business Machines Corp. The technology has been promoted by an industry organization called the Trusted Computing Group.
The company is also expected to unveil new network PCs.
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