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GaAs Chip Set Transfers Data--Fast!
As computing power increases, so does the need to move data in larger chunks at speeds comparable to the fast, new processors emerging from the houses of Intel, Motorola, et al. With that in mind, FDDI would seem to be the answer. Fiber optics are being used more and more in telephone networks and are seen as the future highway for a whole range of advanced services coming to a modem near you. But a new GaASpowered communications chip can ship data across a point-to-point connection at a rate 10 times faster than FDDI, and if the chip maker comes through with a network solution, FDDI could have a serious challenger.