National Semi Hawks Geode

National Semiconductor introduces Geode Extended Office, designed for road warriors who need wireless 'anytime access,' at Comdex

November 19, 2002

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LAS VEGAS -- National Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:NSM), the leading silicon and systems provider for information access devices, today unveiled a new conceptual device for mobile office workers who need easy wireless access to all their office data and applications, including Windows XP and video conferencing. The Geode(tm) Extended Office (GXO), created in collaboration with Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS), a global leader in virtual workplace software and services, combines key Internet, office and video-conferencing applications in a compact portable about the size of a framed 5 x 7 photograph. Incorporating both Bluetooth(tm) and 802.11b wireless capabilities, the GXO is smaller, lighter and easier to carry than laptops. It also provides a bright 6-inch TFT display with 1024 x 768 resolution. The screen is four times the size and offers five times the resolution of a high-end PDA. The GXO extends National's tradition of introducing conceptual consumer products at Comdex with National's key technology partners. "The Geode Extended Office takes the concept of worker mobility to a new level of functionality and productivity," said Mike Polacek, vice president of the Information Appliance Division at National Semiconductor. "Today's PDA's suffer from small displays and are incompatible with software, content and corporate security requirements. The GXO integrates PC-compatible software, ultra-low-power processing and wireless connectivity to ensure seamless interfaces to existing business infrastructure. This small, full-featured package is easy to deploy, easy to use, and fun," Polacek said. National Semiconductor Corp.

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