Apple today announced that it has acquired Zayante, a leader in FireWire technology.
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“By acquiring Zayante, Apple is extending its commitment to FireWire as the premiere, high-speed digital interface solution,” said Jon Rubinstein, Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Engineering. “FireWire is the best technology to connect digital devices that need to transfer lots of data quickly — such as transferring an entire CD from your Mac to your iPod in less than a second.”
Zayante Inc. was founded in 1996 — today Zayante’s IEEE 1394 silicon and software is used by leading consumer and computing product and semiconductor manufacturers seeking to produce 1394-compliant products.
Apple indicated that Zayante’s president and CEO Prashant Kanhere will join Apple to promote the adoption of FireWire technology.