Definition: Weitek coprocessor
A high-performance math coprocessor from Weitek Corporation. Starting in 1981, Weitek made coprocessors for CAD and graphics workstations. In 1996, Weitek declared Chapter 11. Later that year, Rockwell Semiconductor Systems agreed to purchase Weitek's assets and hire its employees to start a new multimedia chip design center in San Jose. In 1999, Rockwell International spun off its entire semiconductor division as Conexant Systems, Inc., Newport Beach, CA (www.conexant.com).