The Week in Review: Dec. 26 to Jan. 1 News & Analysis 12/31/2004 Post a comment Gathered below are the top five stories for the week beginning Sunday December 26, 2004, as ranked by Silicon Strategies' readers, up to and including Thursday, December 30. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
300-mA LDO News & Analysis 12/31/2004 Post a comment The LTC3025 is a 300-mA low dropout regulator (LDO) with a 0.9- to 5.5-V input voltage range.
TSMC va accélérer le déploiement de son procédé 90 nm News & Analysis 12/31/2004 Post a comment Afin d’accélérer le déploiement de sa technologie 65 nm, le géant taïwanais de la fonderie, Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC), a annoncé, le mercredi 29 décembre, qu’il développerait les capacités de son usine 90 nm au cours de l’année 2005.
NIST devises world's smallest, sensitive sensor News & Analysis 12/31/2004 Post a comment The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) claims to have demonstrated a tiny, magnetic sensor that can detect magnetic field changes as small as 50 picoteslas a million times weaker than the Earth's magnetic field.
Cool EDA offerings for the new year News & Analysis 12/30/2004 Post a comment FPGA programming, easy formal verification, a video processing tool, Matlab-to-RTL, and FPGA-based emulation these are some of the recent developments that can help designers in 2005.
Top ten EEdesign stories of 2004 News & Analysis 12/30/2004 Post a comment From the legal troubles of ex-Aptix CEO Amr Mohsen, to Cadence Design Systems' new CEO and Synopsys' acquisition of Monterey Design Systems, here are the top ten EEdesign news stories of 2004, ranked according to reader response.
La technologie logicielle de 6Wind au profit du projet européen 6Power News & Analysis 12/30/2004 Post a comment 6WIND, spécialiste des technologies et des solutions logicielles IP avancées, annonce l’intégration de son logiciel 6WINDGateTM dans un équipement d’accès réseau haut débit de nouvelle génération, qui utilise la technologie des courants porteurs en ligne (CPL) pour accéder à Internet via le réseau électrique domestique. Cet équipement a été développé dans le cadre du projet européen 6POWER.
Future Horizons cuts IC forecast to 15% growth in '05 News & Analysis 12/30/2004 Post a comment Market research firm Future Horizons on Thursday (Dec. 30) cut its worldwide growth forecast for ICs. The research firm now predicts that the semiconductor industry would grow 15 percent in 2005, down from its original forecast of 28 percent.
Samsung sets aside $100 million for DRAM probe News & Analysis 12/30/2004 Post a comment South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. on Thursday (Dec. 30) said that it has set aside a $100 million provision against a DRAM price fixing scheme that has rocked the industry, according to published reports.
Chartered confirms bank loans to support 300-mm fab News & Analysis 12/29/2004 Post a comment Singaporean foundry provider Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. on Wednesday (Dec. 29) confirmed that it has signed an agreement for a $653 million term loan facility from J.P. Morgan, guaranteed by the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM).
Wireless association to organize relief effort for South Asia disaster News & Analysis 12/29/2004 Post a comment In response to the devastating earthquake and corresponding tsunamis in South Asia, the Wireless Communications Association International (WCA) announced organizational efforts within the wireless broadband industry leading to a Jan. 13, 2005 meeting during the group's annual International Symposium and Business Expo in San Jose, Calif.
Airspan buys VoIP equipment developer News & Analysis 12/29/2004 Post a comment Broadband wireless equipment developer Airspan Networks has purchased Israel-based ArelNet for $8.7 million, a move that will allow the WiMAX equipment developer to increase its support for voice-over-IP (VoIP) services.
Universal Display wins contract to develop infrared OLEDs News & Analysis 12/29/2004 Post a comment Universal Display Corp. has been awarded a $69,999 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I contract by the U.S. Army Communication Electronics Research and Development Engineering Center (CERDEC) to develop infrared organic light-emitting-diode (OLED) technology compatible with current-generation night vision capabilities employed by the military.
TSMC to accelerate 90-nm process ramp News & Analysis 12/29/2004 Post a comment Amid a move to ramp up its 65-nm technology, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) on Wednesday (Dec. 29) said that it will accelerate its 90-nm fab capacity throughout 2005.
Aldec blends SystemC, HDL debugging News & Analysis 12/28/2004 Post a comment Expanding its capabilities for mixed-language simulation of ASICs and FPGAs, Aldec Corp. this week (Dec. 27) announced the release of Riviera 2004.12. New features include integrated SystemC and HDL debugging, assertion-based verification, and functional code coverage.
Conexant shareholders file suit, saying company hid troubles News & Analysis 12/28/2004 Post a comment Shareholders of Conexant Systems Inc. have filed a class-action suit against the company in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, claiming the communications semiconductor supplier failed to fully inform them about the company's deteriorating finances and inventory problems.
Hitachi files patent suit against Chinese company News & Analysis 12/28/2004 Post a comment Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) announced Tuesday (Dec. 28) that it has sued GS Magicstor Inc. of China along with its parent company and research affiliate for allegedly infringing upon multiple Hitachi hard disk drive patents.
Analyst cuts Q4 estimates for China's SMIC News & Analysis 12/28/2004 Post a comment Investment banking firm SG Cowen Securities Corp. on Tuesday (Dec. 28) cut its forecast for Chinese silicon foundry provider Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) amid a slowdown in the IC industry.
Wafer carrier firm opens factory in North Korea News & Analysis 12/28/2004 Post a comment South Korea's SJ Tech Co., a supplier of wafer carrier, chip tray and other products, on Tuesday (Dec. 28) said it had a dedication ceremony for its new factory in Kaesong, North Korea, according to the Korea Times.
TSMC wants leading-edge processes in China News & Analysis 12/28/2004 Post a comment Silicon foundry giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) recently announced that it sees a necessity of putting up advanced processes in mainland China despite restrictions from the Taiwan government.
Sun, Cadence partner with Indian firm for VLSI training News & Analysis 12/28/2004 Post a comment Sun Microsytems and Cadence Design have partnered with Veda Institute of Information Technology, based in Hyderabad in southern India, to start the country's first nodal center of competency for research and development in VLSI engineering, design automation and embedded system engineering