AppleÂ® announced it has acquired Zayante, a leader in IEEE 1394 (FireWireÂ®) technology. Zayanteâ€™s president and CEO Prashant Kanhere will join Apple to promote the adoption of FireWire technology.
â€œBy acquiring Zayante, Apple is extending its commitment to FireWire as the premiere, high-speed digital interface solution,â€ said Jon Rubinstein, Appleâ€™s senior vice president of Hardware Engineering. â€œFireWire is the best technology to connect digital devices that need to transfer lots of data quicklyâ€”such as transferring an entire CD from your Mac to your iPod in less than a second.â€
Apple invented FireWire in the mid-90s and shepherded it to become the established cross-platform industry standard IEEE 1394. FireWire is a high-speed serial input/output technology for connecting digital devices such as digital camcorders and cameras to desktop and portable computers. Widely adopted by digital peripheral... See More