NSP

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NSP

(1) (Network Service Provider) An organization that provides a high-speed Internet backbone to ISPs and other service providers. Sprint, MCI and UUNET are examples of NSPs. See Internet backbones.

(2) (Native Signal Processing) Enhancements to Pentium CPUs proposed by Intel that later evolved into the MMX CPU. See MMX.
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The pattern repeated itself with Boies' questions about Intel's native signal processing (NSP) technology.
Maritz addresses Microsoft's alleged coercing of Intel Corp to drop its native signal processing (NSP) development by arguing that Intel itself "came to understand that releasing it would be bad for Intel because it was des igned only to run on Windows 3.1, not on the forthcoming Windows 95 or the existing Windows NT platform." Maritz says Intel's Steve McGeady's testimony that Microsoft threatened to delay support for Intel's new MMX technology in 1995 is untrue.
McGeady, who is now VP of Intel's content group and director of its internet health initiative, formed the Intel Architecture Labs (IAL) in 1991 with senior VP Ron Whittier and worked on such technologies as native signal processing (NSP), Indeo video compression and ProShare videoconferencing.