Panels aplenty at embedded confab News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment EE Times Network editors will fan out next week in San Francisco at the annual Embedded Systems Conference to air out techno-business issues in a variety of panels.
System-level verification tackles SoCs News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment Novas Software Inc. this week will look to stake out a key position in the emerging electronic-system-level (ESL) verification market with a debugger aimed at systems-on-chip that pack embedded processors.
Download-ready digital radios within earshot News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment DAB chip vendors and technology companies claim the building blocks for the first portable, DAB-based, download-ready music player with an electronic program guide (EPG) are already here. And one U.K. company is preparing to put those pieces together.
JTAG tool runs with BSDL inputs News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment Armed with test technology licensed from Freescale Semiconductor Inc., test consultancy SiliconAid Solutions has entered the electronic design automation tool market with a JTAG verification tool that is centered on boundary-scan description language (BSDL) inputs.
Nano sensor 'immune' to toxins it detects News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment Engineers at the University of Texas (Austin) and Georgia Institute of Technology say they have built a reusable sensor that can detect nerve gas and similar toxic airborne agents without getting contaminated itself.
NIST crafts molecular solder iron News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment While molecular-size components such as diodes and resistors built from individual atoms have been demonstrated in laboratories worldwide, their exceedingly small size creates some fundamental problems.
Toward plug-and-play News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment The basis of Philips Semiconductors' Nx-Builder methodology is an XML library that includes multiple views of each block of intellectual property available in the reuse universe.
Chartered delivers 65-nm design manual and Spice models News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment Singaporean foundry Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. said it has made the initial deliveries to customers of items to support design in a 65-nanometer manufacturing process developed with IBM Corp., Infineon Technologies AG and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
HPL and Photronics form DFM lithography alliance News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment HPL Technologies Inc., a yield optimization software vendor, has formed an alliance with Photronics Inc., a vendor of photomask technology and services, to develop rapid prototyping of yield improvement and lithography resolution enhancement technologies.
Macht Motorola Kasse bei SMIC? News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment Motorola plant möglicherweise, seine Beteiligung an dem chinesischen Halbleiterherstellers Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) zu reduzieren. Der Handy-Hersteller könnte mit dem Verkauf seinen Kassenbestand um mehr als 100 Millionen US-Dollar aufstocken.
Start-up set to launch upgraded RTL closure at DATE News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment At the Design Automation and Test Europe (DATE) exhibition Stelar Tools Inc., a venture-backed EDA software vendor, plans to announce it has improved its HDL Explorer product. The latest version of what is described as an RTL closure tool, targeted at both design and verification engineers, now lets engineers route signals from one point to another in the design hierarchy automatically, eliminating the manual signal routing previously required.
Didier Lombard à la tête de France Télécom News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment Suite à la démission de Thierry Breton pour occuper les fonctions de ministre de l’Economie et des Finances, le conseil d’administration de France Télécom a nommé Didier Lombard en tant que Président-directeur général de France Télécom.
Cypress et Conexant offrent une solution TV sur PC avec alimentation USB News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment Cypress Semiconductor et Conexant allient leurs forces technologiques en vue d’acheminer de la vidéo, de l’audio et des données vers un ordinateur hôte via une connexion USB 2.0 pour une lecture et un stockage immédiats. Ils annoncent d’ores et déjà la disponibilité du kit de référence USB 2.0 audio/vidéo et données CX25840/1/2/3 (AVD) de Conexant sur une solution USB « EA-USB FX2 » de Cypress.
U.K. startup receives $28 million for push into mobile TV News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment Frontier Silicon Ltd., a fabless chip company that has produced digital audio broadcast and digital terrestrial television receiver chips, has closed a $28 million venture capital investment round, one of the largest ever secured by a U.K. based chip company.
Infineon stänger i München News & Analysis 2/27/2005 Post a comment Halvledarfabriken i Perlach utanför München kommer att stängas helt 2007. Infineon omstrukturerar sin verksamhet och den 20 år gamla fabriken klarar inte längre konkurrensen.
Samsung to spend $2.1 billion on LCD plant Product News 2/26/2005 Post a comment In what appears to be a move to outspend its rivals, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. on Friday said that it will invest a total of 2.08 trillion ($2.1 billion) in its second flat-panel display production line in Tanjeong, Korea.
Broadcom's Samueli buys NHL hockey franchise News & Analysis 2/25/2005 Post a comment Broadcom Corp.'s Henry Samueli and his wife, Susan, have reached an agreement with The Walt Disney Co. to purchase the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, the National Hockey League (NHL) franchise based in Orange County, Calif.
Ultratech ships laser thermal tools to IBM, Intel News & Analysis 2/25/2005 Post a comment Ultratech Inc. has quietly shipped among its initial laser thermal processing (LTP) tools, reportedly to IBM Corp. and Intel Corp., according to Avinash Kant, an analyst with investment banking firm Adams Harkness Inc. (Boston).
Harding unwraps the eSilicon package News & Analysis 2/25/2005 Post a comment Startup eSilicon Corp. defies simple labels: It is neither a design services company nor, in any conventional sense, an ASIC company. It is not a fabless semiconductor company. Yet its revenue comes from the production of integrated circuits.
La Chine quitte les discussions de sécurité sur les réseaux LAN sans fil News & Analysis 2/25/2005 Post a comment La Chine a quitté une réunion sur les normes sans fil cette semaine, accusant l’International Organization for Standardization (Organisation internationale de normalisation) de favoriser la norme de sécurité LAN sans fil certifiée ANSI 802.11i de l’IEEE par rapport à sa propre proposition controversée, a appris EE Times.
Low-Z driver ICs boost multiphase, motor designs Product News 2/25/2005 Post a comment Four new high-speed, low-impedance n-channel MOSFET driver ICs from Siliconix are intended to improve high-current, single- and multiphase DC/DC switching power supply designs. One of the new drivers is specifically suited to brushless motor control applications.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
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