Intergraph files suit against TI News & Analysis 1/31/2003 Post a comment Four months after its legal victory over Intel Corp., Intergraph Corp. has filed suit against Texas Instruments Inc., charging that TI's digital signal processors (DSPs) infringed upon its RISC technology for defining key aspects of parallel instruction computing (PIC).
IP users plead for better verification News & Analysis 1/31/2003 Post a comment SoC designers have many reasons to be skeptical about intellectual property that they didn't create themselves, but none causes so much as angst as the thought of buying a core that doesn't work as it's supposed to.
Förstår Messing situationens allvar? News & Analysis 1/31/2003 Post a comment Jag känner mig inte säker på att biträdande näringsministern Ulrika Messing verkligen har förstått innehållet i Vinnovas förslag om vad som behövs för att "väcka liv" i den svenska utbildnings-, forsknings- och utvecklingsverksamheten. Vinnova-förslaget talar om Finlands och Tysklands stora satsningar för att underlätta så att forskning och forskningsresultat så snabbt som möjligt skall kunna leda till konkurrenskraftiga produkter. Ulrika Messing levererar ett "goddagyxskaftssvar" och pekar på d
Transmode utser Walker and Associates till distributör i USA News & Analysis 1/31/2003 Post a comment Transmode Systems AB, svensk leverantör av fiberoptisk transmissionsutrustning, och Walker and Associates, Inc en amerikansk tjänsteleverantör och distributör av telekommunikationsutrustning, har ingått ett avtal, enligt vilket Walker and Associates skall marknadsföra, återförsälja och erbjuda support för Transmodes CWDM-system på den amerikanska marknaden.
Commentary: Novel strained-silicon substrate simplifies SOI fabrication News & Analysis 1/31/2003 Post a comment Strained-silicon technology is being touted as a way to extend CMOS performance by enhancing the intrinsic current-drive capability of MOSFETs. And, thanks to performance benefits associated with the reduction of parasitic capacitance, silicon-on-insulator technology has also been adopted by various high-end logic vendors and others are considering deploying products on SOI soon.
Prepping high-V devices for SoC integration News & Analysis 1/31/2003 Post a comment System-level integration for computers, network routers and the like may be just a matter of logic functions, memory and a few phase-locked loops. But for industrial and consumer systems, much of the circuitry that remains to be integrated onto a system-on-chip (SoC) is made of nastier stuff: mixed-signal or precision analog circuits and, the nemesis of CMOS logic chips everywhere, high-voltage devices.
IP users plead for better verification News & Analysis 1/30/2003 Post a comment SoC designers have many reasons to be skeptical about intellectual property that they didn't create themselves, but none causes so much as angst as the thought of buying a core that doesn't work as it's supposed to.
IEEE 802.16 spec could disrupt wireless landscape News & Analysis 1/30/2003 Post a comment The IEEE Standards Authority on Wednesday (Jan. 29) approved the 802.16a specification for wireless metropolitan-area networks (MANs) in the 2- to 11-GHz range, giving a seal of approval to technology that one executive said could enable a disruptive change in communications.
UMC, Faraday prep 90-nm IP cores and libraries News & Analysis 1/30/2003 Post a comment Preparing for a wave of next-generation chips, Taiwan's Faraday Technology Corp. here today announced the development of test chips and design libraries--based on United Microelectronics Corp.'s 90-nm process technology.
Irish research awards honour international talent News & Analysis 1/30/2003 Post a comment Fourteen international scientists have been awarded 1.7m in research funds to continue their work in Ireland. The E.T.S Walton Visitor Awards, named after Ireland's 1951 Nobel prize-winning physicist, aim to bring researchers to Ireland following their nomination by Irish research institutions.
Anadigics sales slide, posts loss for quarter and year News & Analysis 1/30/2003 Post a comment WARREN, New Jersey -- Gallium-arsenide RF IC provider Anadigics Inc. reported a net loss of $7.0 million on sales of $18.7 million in its fourth quarter. This compares with net sales of $21.0 million and a net loss of $24.7 million in the fourth quarter of the prior year. The sales were down sequentially, for the second quarter running, from $21.3 million in the third quarter although losses were also trimmed.
Faraday launches configurable DSP core News & Analysis 1/30/2003 Post a comment ASIC design services firm Faraday Technology Corp. is rolling out the next generation of its embedded DSP core featuring parallel execution, user-configurable memory and a caching scheme to increase instruction set execution.
Infineon's Schumacher to advise VC, report says News & Analysis 1/30/2003 Post a comment LONDON -- Ulrich Schumacher, president and chief executive of German chipmaker Infineon Technologies AG is to join the venture advisory board of U.S.-based private equity firm The Carlyle Group, according to a Dow Jones Business News report.
Les résultats mitigés de TSMC reflètent une perspective incertaine News & Analysis 1/30/2003 Post a comment Leader des fonderies, la Société 'Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.', a clos l'exercice de 2002 bénéficiaire, avec augmentation de profit annuel de 49 %. La société envisage cependant le début de 2003 avec une certaine prudence vu la marginalité de l'augmentation des ventes au quatrième trimestre et le resserrement du profit trimestriel.
Japan's fab-tool book-to-bill hits 1.09 News & Analysis 1/30/2003 Post a comment Japanese semiconductor equipment makers realized a book-to-bill of 1.09 for the month of December, top the parity figure for the first time in four months, according to a report from the Dow Jones news service, which cited the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ).
LeCroy unveils general-purpose DSOs News & Analysis 1/30/2003 Post a comment LeCroy Corp.'s WavePro 7100 (1-GHz) and WavePro 7300 (3-GHz) digital oscilloscopes (DSOs) feature the company's X-Stream Technology and WaveShape Analysis capability at a price point that LeCroy says should have broader appeal than the top-of-the-line WaveMaster oscilloscopes, which have bandwidths up to 6 GHz.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 24 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 ...