Startup remakes MOSFETs in 0.35-micron DRAM process News & Analysis 4/1/2002 Post a comment Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc. is causing waves in the normally staid world of analog chip design by claiming it can build highly efficient power MOSFETs and low-dropout regulators for dirt-cheap prices by using 0.35-micron CMOS DRAM technology to make them. So intense are the claims that customers, investors and competitors are finding them hard to ignore.
Taiwan's SiS, Via report sequential sales growth for March News & Analysis 4/1/2002 Post a comment TAIPEI, Taiwan -- In a possible indication of a slight recovery in PCs, two Taiwanese chip set houses reported modest to decent sequential growth for the month of March.
PC chip set maker Via Technologies Inc. here today announced sales of $66.36 million (NT$2.32 billion) for the month of March, a 0.87% increase over $65.8 million (NT$2.30 billion) in February.
HP looks to build on early e-procurement success News & Analysis 4/1/2002 Post a comment
While many jaded procurement executives have grown frustrated by the unfulfilled promises of e-procurement, not all have lost faith. One notable exception is Hewlett-Packard Co.
The company, which is likely to merge with Compaq Computer Corp. if the buyout vote succeeds, has saved "in excess of $30 million" in its first year of deploying e-procurement practices, according to Jeff McKibben, director of HP's worldwide e-procurement program. That number is expected to increase tenfold as more p
UMC shakes up top management News & Analysis 4/1/2002 Post a comment United Microelectronics Co. announced today that effective April 1st, Robert Tsao will no longer serve as the company's chief executive officer.
A necessary partition News & Analysis 4/1/2002 Post a comment I didn't catch up with Junko Yoshida's reporting from the CeBIT show until March 21, the day I got back from Comdex Vancouver.
Using UML to drive Java can alleviate chaos News & Analysis 4/1/2002 Post a comment Although the Java language is still a new proposition for development in embedded systems, developers are beginning to consider the use of modeling languages, such as Unified Modeling Language, as part of their development strategy.
Use your own benchmarks for Java execution time News & Analysis 4/1/2002 Post a comment When considering a benchmark to determine the overall performance of a Java application, the impact of byte code execution, graphics and native code execution varies depending on the nature of the specific application: what the application does, how much of it is byte code vs. native code and how much use it makes of graphics.
NetBeans: open-source project evolves News & Analysis 4/1/2002 Post a comment History suggests that if an open-source project is designed to leverage the energy of the development community and offers an architecture that supports virtually unlimited change and adaptability, it will thrive and proliferate -often in ways that its creators never had envisioned. NetBeans is a perfect example.
JNI links JVM to low level APIs News & Analysis 4/1/2002 Post a comment The time always comes when a programmer must jump the gap between the Java world contained within the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and the world of the low-level applications programming interface (API) through which hardware services are accessed.
Choosing Java hardware requires planning, tough choices News & Analysis 4/1/2002 Post a comment With the availability of compelling net-centric services and Java hardware, device manufacturers are faced with two questions: At what point do the revenue opportunities enabled by hardware-based Java implementations necessitate a move from a software virtual machine (VM) to a hardware solution?
Tower to swap stock for wafer purchases from new fab, negotiates with banks News & Analysis 4/1/2002 Post a comment MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel -- Tower Semiconductor Ltd. here announced agreements with three of its foundry partners--SanDisk Corp., Alliance Semiconductor Corp., and Macronix International Co. Ltd.--to advance their payments for a new 8-inch wafer fab ahead of schedule as the Israeli chip maker negotiates with banks to defer certain "obligations" in an attempt to raise more money.
Taiwan's UMC reshuffles executive management team again News & Analysis 4/1/2002 Post a comment HSINCHU, Taiwan -- Taiwan's United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) here today once again reshuffled its executive management team, announcing that one of its vice chairmen has resumed his former role as chief executive.
John Hsuan, who was vice chairman of Hsinchu-based UMC, has been named CEO of the company. He assumes the CEO title from Robert Tsao, who will remain chairman of the silicon foundry giant.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 15 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 ...