ATI and Nvidia battle for top graphics chip News & Analysis 4/27/2000 Post a comment ATI Technologies Inc. introduced its latest chip at Windows Hardware Engineering Conference 2000, and claimed the title of best graphics chip in the industry. They held that title for 24 hours, because the next day, Nvidia Corp. held its own product launch, and retook their position as the top-performing graphics chip.
PCMCIA cards provide for asynchronous serial links Product News 4/27/2000 Post a comment Sealevel Systems Inc. has introduced a pair of PCMCIA cards that provide an asynchronous serial link to a range of peripheral devices, including modems, terminals, printers and data collection devices. The basic models support data rates up to 115 kbits/second, and an enhanced-UART option brings rates up to 460 kbits/s.
SBS operations go wild for CompactPCI Product News 4/27/2000 Post a comment SBS Technologies Inc. has just launched a raft of offerings for the CompactPCI bus, courtesy of its diversified stable of operations, which address different slices of the bus-board systems market.
Getting a fix on the common flavors of DSP Product News 4/27/2000 Post a comment Traditionally, DSP "fixers," or fixed-point processors, are 16-bit devices that are cheaper to buy than 32-bit DSP "floaters" (floating-point processors) but more expensive to code, and sources said system builders choose between them for different reasons.
Comms chip shaves power by 15 percent Product News 4/27/2000 Post a comment The CS61881 octal analog front-end communications chip from Cirrus Logic Inc. enables telephone equipment providers that use the E1 European standard to increase their central-office capacity while reducing power consumption by 15 percent.
Dual BiCMOS op amp minimizes size Product News 4/27/2000 Post a comment Maxim Integrated Products has used its new 0.8-micron BiCMOS process to produce the MAX4402, a dual rail-to-rail operational amplifier in an eight-pin SOT-23 package that measures 3 x 3 mm.
Matsushita appoints Kunio Nakamura as new president News & Analysis 4/27/2000 Post a comment Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. appointed Kunio Nakamura, 60, as its new president, and distancing itself from the 60-year dominance of the founding Matsushita family. Nakamura replaces Yoichi Morishita, 65, effective in late June.
4-nanosecond transceiver rolls Product News 4/27/2000 Post a comment Fairchild Semiconductor International's Interface and Logic Group has added a 3.3-volt, 4-nanosecond octal registered transceiver to its LVT portfolio.
Genesis chip OK for HDCP spec Product News 4/27/2000 Post a comment Genesis Microchip has included high-bandwidth digital content protection (HDCP) in the Digital Visual Interface-compliant gm3020 chip for digital monitor interfaces.
ON Semi fields temp sensors Product News 4/27/2000 Post a comment ON Semiconductor has launched two serially programmable System Management Bus (SMBus) temperature sensors. The devices have on-chip temperature-sensing diodes.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.