Not to burst any bubbles or anything, but the Intel announcement states that they'll be using the new ITU standards for G.Lite in their chipsets (see: http://www.xdsl.com/newsreleases\xDSL\3938.asp). Thus the announcement should have no impact on Globespan since they don't have a standards compliant solution.
Also, has anybody noticed that on the Globespan website (www.globespan.net) under "products" they do not list ADSL? I find that a bit strange. Also, I found this quote in one of their press-releases: "GlobeSpan has over 100 customers representing more than 80% of the Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) market. Based on 1997 results, GlobeSpan is the world�s largest supplier of DSL modem chipsets." I think the operative scentence in that quote is the last one! Whose the number one supplier in 1999?
I hope this company is not all smoke and mirrors!!