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Red Hat Inc., a provider in open-source Internet infrastructure solutions, acquired privately held WireSpeed Communications Corporation Inc. WireSpeed develops network and telecommunications components for embedded systems software that ports Linux to various microprocessors and DSPs. It also customizes network drivers for ATM, xDSL, Ethernet, and analog networks.

Intel Corp. is acquiring Ziatech Corp. The initiator of the CompactPCI bus structure, Ziatech designs and markets circuit-board assemblies, hardware platforms, and development systems. This move will expand Intel's Communications Products Group's ability to provide hardware and software Internet building blocks for telecommunications and networking.

Linuxlab Inc. has signed a strategic cooperative agreement with Red Flag Software Co. Ltd. to develop and market Linux software. The deal specifies several new products for development and distribution in the U.S. and China. These include an advanced server operating system, system-management software, system utilities and tools, middleware for enhancing interoperability between operating systems and applications, and development tools.

IBM has agreed to share its silicon-germanium (SiGe) technology with Sierra Monolithics Inc. for the development of high-performance microchips for 10- and 40-Gbit/s optical networking equipment.

Veritas Software Corp. and QLogic Corp. have teamed up to provide customers with integrated SAN solutions for SAN management. The companies will bundle and resell Veritas' software with QLogic's host bus adapters and switches. Designed for open heterogeneous SANs, the software can centrally discover, visualize, and zone other vendor SAN components, as well as QLogic switches and servers using QLogic host bus adapters.

Banderacom, an InfiniBand semiconductor startup company, has received an investment from Intel Capital. This lets Banderacom accelerate the development and deployment of InfiniBand products. It also underscores Intel's commitment to delivering a broad range of interoperable silicon building blocks for the InfiniBand architecture. Additionally, Intel is working with the industry to ensure that InfiniBand products are available and aligned with Intel architecture platforms. Banderacom's work focuses on target channel adapters, which connect storage, LAN, and peripheral devices to InfiniBand servers.

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