Halbleiternachfrage steigt im Rekordtempo News & Analysis 11/3/2003 Post a comment Im September hat die Nachfrage nach Halbleitern weltweit deutlich angezogen. Der Branchenverband Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) registierte gar den stärksten prozentualen Anstieg seit 1990.
Semiconductor sales surge as economy sizzles News & Analysis 11/3/2003 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- The IC industry recovery continues to pick up steam with worldwide sales of semiconductors reaching $14.4 billion in September, up 6.5% from $13.6 billion in August, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) on Sunday.
Commentary: RapidIO fabric is validated at system level Product News 11/2/2003 Post a comment In EE Times' November 10, 2003 issue, Ian Dunn of OEM Communications Computing Segment and John Moore of Mercury Computer Systems Inc. share results from one of the first tests of the RapidIO switch fabric that shows that in an initial implementation the interconnect has achieved 97 percent of its theoretical performance after accounting for 4 percent protocol overhead.
Distributors shed failing components businesses Product News 11/1/2003 Post a comment As the technology recession continues to hammer at distributors' profits, more are being forced to re-evaluate their business models. Reptron Electronics is the latest to conclude that it might be better off without its electronic-components operations.
Focus on Inductors Product News 11/1/2003 Post a comment Spurred primarily by current requirements of evolving voltage regulator module (VRM) specifications, inductor manufacturers are developing new designs that offer higher current ratings in conjunction with higher operating temperatures, lower direct current resistance (DCR), tighter tolerance and smaller package sizes.
California wildfires spare region's electronics industry News & Analysis 11/1/2003 Post a comment An arc of wildfires spreading through Southern California has so far spared semiconductor manufacturing facilities in the region, and -- despite temporary closures of many offices, roads, and surrounding airports -- had little impact on the supply chain.
Process variations require parametric yield enhancement News & Analysis 11/1/2003 Post a comment As process variations grow, design for yield becomes crucial for analog/mixed-signal, memory and RF circuits. What's needed is an automated way to maximize design yield such that the design operates as specified across the entire process and operating environment.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 2 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 ...