A BRITISH company developing a reconfigurable microchip has received a major boost following investment of US$ 14 million from key industry players Hewlett Packard and Actel, as well as the venture capitalist 3I Group.

The idea is that instead of having to choose between high cost programmable chips or less expensive fixed function units, manufacturers using Elixent's know-how will be able to reorientate standard chips for many uses across an entire product range.

As well as reducing the enormous cost of chip redesign for ...

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