IC industry eyes reaggregation Blog 5/24/2004 Post a comment While the semiconductor industry begins a cautious rebound, pundits and observers are carefully watching and trying to predict how it will manage the move toward reaggregation.
Insecurity stalks public WLAN Blog 5/24/2004 Post a comment OK, here's the scenario: You're getting on a public wireless-LAN network, and up comes the splash screen asking for your credit card number and expiration date, or your user name and password.
Transformations Blog 5/24/2004 Post a comment In yet another wild curve on the wacky road that Motorola's semiconductor business has traveled of late, Michel Mayer has been tapped to lead the chip operation, now called Freescale, out of the woods. Fasten your seat belts, because the door's not too reliable.
Ten more round out EU rolls Blog 5/24/2004 Post a comment On May 1, 2004, the European Union (EU) underwent its biggest-ever expansion when 10 new countries-Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia-joined the 15 existing members, and collectively added about 75 million people to the European Union.
Entertainment in der Garage Blog 5/18/2004 Post a comment Obwohl sich die Mehrheit der Internet-Benutzer, zumindestens im privaten Bereich, immer noch mit der 56K-Anwahlverbindung begnügen muss, wächst die Zahl der Nutzer einer schnellen Pipeline recht schnell an. Mittlerweile hat das schon Auswirkungen auch im privaten Bereich.
Blurred boundaries Blog 5/17/2004 Post a comment As globalization spreads, so does regionalization. Ten more countries joined the European Union this month, as that region spreads its political and economic influence farther east from the Atlantic.
Circling around Blog 5/10/2004 Post a comment Venture capitalists seem to be edging back into the game, and that's no mean feat after the battering they took during the past four years.
Faraday rearms for performance Blog 5/10/2004 Post a comment Creativity is often trumped by conformity in Taiwan, a rule of thumb that has largely guided its businesses down the path of copy-cat products that are lower-risk, but also lower-margin.
Faraday rearms for performance Blog 5/9/2004 Post a comment Creativity is often trumped by conformity in Taiwan, a rule of thumb that has largely guided its businesses down the path of copy-cat products that are lower-risk, but also lower-margin. Mike Clendenin has these observations.
How 3-D stacks up against SoCs Blog 5/3/2004 Post a comment A session on 3-D ICs at the recent International Symposium on Physical Design (ISPD2004) brought home a point worth remembering: Systems-on-chip don't represent the only path to higher functionality.
Green events keep on growing Blog 5/3/2004 Post a comment As articles on everything from wind energy to computer recycling are showing up in my local newspaper, it looks as though Green Tech is finally becoming a popular mainstream topic.
Application convergence Blog 5/3/2004 Post a comment We are experiencing a phenomenon that profoundly affects the industry, particularly the silicon intellectual property portion: application convergence-the combining of electronic subsystems that meld voice, data and video into all sorts of electronic equipment.
Unforeseen obstacles impede high-k shift Blog 5/3/2004 Post a comment To meet the need for higher transistor speed while keeping power consumption under control, the semiconductor industry is working to introduce high-k gate dielectrics in leading-edge transistor-manufacturing processes.
Are you on target? Blog 5/2/2004 Post a comment Every two weeks Electronics Supply & Manufacturing posts a question on our Web site (www.my-esm.com) inviting our readers to weigh in on an important issue of the day. It's one of the ways we stay focused on what matters most to you.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 15 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...