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SystemC 1.0 available for download
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A production-tested version 1.0 of the SystemC modeling platform has been completed, and will be ready for downloading April 3 at www.SystemC.org.
Intel invests in InfiniBand chip developer
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Mellanox Technologies Ltd., which develops ICs for the InfiniBand architecture, has raised $25.7 million from Intel and others in a second round of venture funding. The year-old firm earlier received $7.6 million from venture capitalists.
Fee flap puts brake on auto data bus
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The auto industry's data bus of the future faces a critical challenge over the next few weeks, as members of an industry consortium decide whether to pay royalties to the technology's developers.
EDA startup turns to Angels for funding
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Per Ljung was about to ask a roomful of strangers for a million dollars, and he was pretty nervous. "The first few minutes are the hardest," said the tall Swede, who was seeking funds for his San Francisco-based startup, Coyote Systems.
Mobile users get burned
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Intel's introduction of a 1-GHz processor marked a milestone in more ways than one: The new desktop processor is exactly twice the speed of Intel's best mobile processor. The mobile performance gap has been growing slowly over the past few years, but recent announcements have stretched it into a chasm. Despite Intel's fervent claims that "the performance vs. mobility compromise is now obsolete," there are no signs that the gap will close.
Mellanox Announces Agreement on Infiniband Products.
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Santa Clara, CA--March 29, 2000--Mellanox Technologies, Ltd, a fabless semiconductor company developing semiconductors for the Internet infrastructure, announced ...
ICE adds CCD/CMOS Image Sensor Technologies Expertise.
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Scottsdale, AZ--March 30, 2000--Integrated Circuit Engineering (ICE)announced that Michael Farrier has joined its organization as vice presidentof technical consulting. ...
Synopsys Chairman to Address Physical Synthesis Design Challenges at ISPD 2000.
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Mountain View, CA--March 30, 2000-- In his keynote entitled "Physical Design: No Surprise is the Best Surprise," Dr. Aart de Geus, chairman and CEO of Synopsys, will address at ISPD 2000 the ...
Motorola Signs Licensing Agreement with Yahama for M.CORE.
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Tokyo--March 28, 2000--Motorola, Inc. signed a comprehensive licensing agreement with Yamaha Corp. for the M.COREmicroprocessor architecture ...
Startups stake claims to datacasting over DTV spectrum
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At least three new service providers and two spectrum resellers are staking claims to slices of the 6 MHz of digital TV spectrum for new businesses in data broadcasting, promising to make datacasting a hot topic at the National Association of Broadcasters meeting, which starts in Las Vegas April 8. However, technical, business and regulatory issues lie ahead for the companies trying to build a home for data on over-the-air digital-TV real estate.
Cadence hub links PCB chain
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Computing's new face
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Sony to offer online banking services
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Sony Corp. intends to offer financial services over the Internet, and is preparing to launch an online bank as early as this autumn.
China may follow its own terrestrial HDTV path
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China has moved closer to adopting its own HDTV standard with the announcement that it will launch a set of terrestrial specs based on technologies that reflect the convergence of TV, telecommunications and computers.
ATSC mulls digital-TV spec revision
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Regulators reacted cautiously this week to reports that the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) would revisit the divisive issue of whether to include an alternative modulation scheme in the U.S. digital TV standard.
VSIA sets standard for high-level descriptions
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With the intent of making system-level models of virtual components (VCs) more available and usable, the Virtual Socket Interface Alliance (VSIA) has released a new documentation standard. The system-level interface (SLIF) standard provides for a complete description of VC communication at various levels of abstraction.
NEC, Toshiba may outsource Direct RDRAM packaging
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NEC Corp. and Toshiba Corp., two of the industry's first chip makers to ramp production of Direct Rambus DRAMs, each indicated this week that it may begin to outsource packaging operations for the chip.
AMD decides to keep Network Products Division
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In another change in strategy, Advance Micro Devices Inc. has announced plans to retain part of its communications-chip operations, while continuing its efforts to sell the remaining portion.
Cellular world girds for Internet-era overhaul
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The coalition of companies that make up the Mobile Wireless Internet Forum hopes to draft a reference architecture based on the Internet Protocol for cellular networks before the end of the year. Sun Microsystems, meanwhile, will roll out a fresh spin of its Jini software in June tailored to deliver data services over cellular handsets.
Startup plans Linux-based PLC
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Acting on Web-site feedback from automation engineers, startup Control.com Inc. has announced plans to do what no industrial supplier has dared before — develop a Linux-based programmable logic controller.
TSMC ups capacity with 8-inch Tainan fab
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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. officially opened its Fab 6 in Tainan in southern Taiwan on Thursday (March 30). The 8-inch wafer fabrication facility sports what may well be the largest clean room in the world, at some 190,000 square feet. The first of six fabs TSMC is planning for the Tainan Industrial Park, it is part of a $4.4 billion capacity expansion program for this year that is expected to help double TSMC's sales, to $5 billion or more, in 2000, TSMC chairman Morris Chang said.
Trend Micro engineers scale language barriers
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Programming for a Babel of languages is one thing, but for any company chasing a global market, good business means learning more about a country than its language. Things like, don't use black in Korea.
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