ACORN POACHES DESIGN TEAM FROM ST MICROELECTRONICS.
Acorn Group Plc has poached a key design team from ST
Microelectronics to be the core of a new system on a chip center the
company plans to base in Bristol, UK. The seven-strong team, which was
working on the Hitachi 64-bit SH4 RISC microprocessor at ST, is headed
by Simon Knowles, who becomes vice president of silicon design at Acorn.
The company will develop products for set-top box makers and other
consumer electronics devices. Acorn's new facility is expected to
be operational by February.