Question of Property...

Derek Martin dmartin at
Sun Feb 6 16:39:21 EST 2000

On Sun, 6 Feb 2000, Kevin M. Gleason wrote:

> Does anyone know if when Compaq acquired DEC if the DEC Alpha chip is
> now known as the Compaq Alpha? Is DEC totally consumed by Compaq or does
> it still produce processor chips by a different name?

Judging by Compaq's web site, they simply refer to it as "Alpha" and don't
qualify it with either company name.  I personally feel that DEC Alpha and
Compaq Alpha are interchangeable, since DEC created it (apparently with
Intel's help, unbeknownst to them...:), and Compaq subsequently bought it.  
Both terms equally convey the idea that you're talking about that specific
chip (at least, they do to me).  But that's just my opinion, of which I
have many... :D

"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"    "Who watches the watchmen?" 
-Juvenal, Satires, VI, 347 

Derek D. Martin      |  Senior UNIX Systems/Network Administrator
Arris Interactive    |  A Nortel Company
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