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Urgent call made for process tie-in
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There is no longer time to speculate about integrating IC physical design, mask making and process engineering into a single flow. If something isn't done fast, the semiconductor industry will grind to a halt.
Power analysis on steroids
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Apache Design Solution's RedHawk-SDL brings speed, capacity and accuracy to dynamic and static power analysis — although feeding results to static timing analysis is still an iterative process.
Protocol stacks support Integrity RTOS
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IPNET and IPLITE are a pair of dual-mode IPv4/IPv6 protocol stacks that provide backward compatibility with current IPv4 requirements while compensating for 32-bit address limitations and security shortcomings.
USB stack complements OTG controllers
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Mentor Graphics has introduced a Universal Serial Bus (USB) software stack to complement its line of On-The-Go (OTG) controllers.
LabVIEW 7 runs on PDAs and FPGAs
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The LabView family of products tests and measures different inputs and outputs of a device using interactive virtual instruments for common measurement and automation applications.
Micro sports speedy ADC
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The M32C/81 group of 16-bit microcontrollers features processing speeds of 40MHz and a 20MHz analog-to-digital conversion rate.
Dual core processor
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The ML675200 application specific standard product (ASSP) microcontroller combines an ARM7 32-bit core with an MP3 audio processing engine.
Is Linux Worth the Effort?
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Exploring Optical and Magnetic Sensors
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Sensors provide the windows through which microprocessor-based systems can observe their environment. Optical and magnetic sensors are used to detect the presence, absence, or motion of an object. Stuart Ball looks at these two broad classes of sensors, their applications, and how they interface to processors.
Blueprint brews 3D band-gap crystals
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A cookbook developed by University of Toronto researchers describes how to fabricate efficient, large-scale, three-dimensional (3D) photonic band-gap (PBG) crystals. PBG materials enable light from micro-lasers to carry information on-chip the way fiber optics uses light for communication between chips.
Japan opens joint test line for 90 nm
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A research center funded by the Japanese government and the semiconductor industry has opened a 300-mm wafer line here to test and develop specifications for 90-nanometer and finer process technologies.
Intel upgrades server processors
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Intel Corp. is shipping on Monday (June 30) its first Itanium 2 processor to be made in the company's 130 nanometer process technology. The so-called Madison chip hits 1.5 GHz speeds and packs a whopping 6 Mbytes of integrated level three cache.
Tezzaron devises multi-wafer stack for 3-D chips
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Tezzaron Semiconductor Corp.--formerly known as Tachyon Semiconductor Corp.--here took a step to enable three-dimensional (3-D) silicon by year's end. The chip-packaging specialist claims to have developed a multi-wafer stack technology with "vertical through-silicon connections" for 3-D devices.
AMD's Asia woes tied to Intel, SARS
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Advanced Micro Devices Inc. last week blamed an expected $100 million second-quarter revenue shortfall on the recent SARS outbreak, but analysts believe the company may have also lost some Asian white-box businesses to Intel Corp.
Page turners for IC history buffs
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Students of semiconductor industry history have plenty of source material to peruse, and the list continues to grow.
Power-over-Ethernet market gets its standard
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The power-over-Ethernet market got a shot in the arm last week when the IEEE ratified the 802.3af standard defining power detection and control issues in remote systems.
Japan makes first stab at 'ubiquitous' product IDs
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The months-old Ubiquitous ID Center here is poised to begin extensive field tests aimed at forging a de facto standard for automatic identification.
Embedded Linux gets full developer's platform
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A programming platform from Metrowerks Corp. looks to spur development of embedded Linux software for mobile applications.
Magma moves to stop potential Wall Street panic
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Magma Design Automation Inc. has seemingly been successful at stopping a mini-panic on Wall Street, holding a conference call Monday (June 30) to explain why it has changed its outside auditor from KPMG to Price Waterhouse Cooper.
Ethernet-based protocol hits GM engine plant
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General Motors Corp.'s decision to use Ethernet on the floor of a new automotive engine plant opening next month in Tonawanda, N.Y., points to the incremental progress of Ethernet in factory automation-but also to its shortcomings.
130-nm Itanium tweaks Intel server processors
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Intel Corp. today will begin shipping its first Itanium 2 processor to be made in the company's 130-nanometer process technology.
Japan opens joint test line for 90 nm
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A research center funded by the Japanese government and the semiconductor industry has opened a 300-mm wafer line here to test and develop specifications for 90-nanometer and finer process technologies.
10-Gbit Ethernet switch IC coming soon from Fujitsu
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Fujitsu Microelectronics America Inc. here has introduced a 12-port, 10-Gbit Ethernet switch chip aimed at data center aggregation switches and carriers' provisioning systems.
Bluetooth set to play a bloodhound role at zoo
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Denmark's Aalborg Zoo is ready to turn on a system that uses Bluetooth and wireless-LAN technologies to track children across its 21-acre park, assuring parents that no child will remain lost for long.
AMD rolls out expanded Opteron processor line
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Advanced Micro Devices Inc. Monday expanded its Opteron 64-bit server line to include for the first time processors for four-to-eight way servers, as well as a low-end uniprocessor family for workstations and one-way servers.
Services firm preparing IC physical-design tools
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Silicon Design Systems Inc., an IC physical-design services company, is quietly preparing to enter the EDA tools market next year, hiring industry veteran Naeem Zafar as president and chief executive officer to gear up for the push.
Apple plucks 64-bit IBM processor for Power Mac
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It's hard to find a comparison for the kind of attention Apple Computer Inc. receives from its two microprocessor suppliers: Motorola Inc. and IBM Corp.
Show time for ESL design?
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By one name or another, system-level design has been sitting on the sidelines of the EDA industry for more than a decade.
Pair charged with trade secrets theft
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Federal officials last week charged two former Boeing Co. managers with conspiring to steal Lockheed Martin Corp. trade secrets in a multibillion-dollar rocket program for the U.S. Air Force.
AMD's Asia woes tied to Intel, SARS
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Advanced Micro Devices Inc. last week blamed an expected $100 million second-quarter revenue shortfall on the recent SARS outbreak, but analysts believe the company may have also lost some Asian white-box businesses to Intel Corp.
Infineon, Siemens invest in DSP startup Sandbridge
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Sandbridge Technologies Inc., a developer of software-defined-radio (SDR) solutions for multi-standard wireless terminals, has received $22.5 million in a new round of funding from Infineon AG, Siemens AG, and others.
Founding fathers recall history of IC industry in online videos
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When discussion turns to the Founding Fathers this Fourth of July weekend, mix up a pitcher of iced tea and point your browser to silicongenesis.stanford.
Portal draws designers to IBM services
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Moving to build demand for its design services while dipping a toe into the commercial design automation market, IBM Corp.'s Engineering and Technology Services Division last week announced a Web portal from which the company's formal verification and test tools can be accessed.
Strategy cues Chorus
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Situated in the high-tech city of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines near Paris, Jaluna is a startup with roots stretching back 20 years.
New route to real-time Linux
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A Sun Microsystems spin-off this week will roll out embedded software that puts Linux on the same board with a real-time microkernel.
Urgent call made for process tie-in
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There is no longer time to speculate about integrating IC physical design, mask making and process engineering into a single flow.
Cypress revs its 266 million searches/s engine
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Cypress Semiconductor Corp. will roll out a search engine this week that claims to pore over the Web at twice the speed of most devices today. The release follows by days the introduction of a slightly slower device by rival Integrated Device Technology Inc.
AMD showing signs of stress
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Advanced Micro Devices Inc. last week blamed an expected $100 million second-quarter revenue shortfall on the recent outbreak of the SARS virus, but analysts believe that AMD may have also lost some Asian white-box business to Intel Corp.
Intel's new Itanium 2 gets 0.13 treatment
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Intel Corp. today will commence shipping its first Itanium 2 processor to be made in the company's 0.13-micron process technology. Called Madison, the chip hits 1.5GHz speeds and integrates a whopping 6Mbytes of Level 3 cache.
Crystal, oscillator market improving a bit
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The crystal and oscillator market is showing signs of reversing its slide of the past year, despite continuing price erosion and consolidation.
Sharp points to multilevel-cell technology
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Sharp Corp. has joined the ranks of flash memory chipmakers producing multilevel-cell (MLC) flash technology, which doubles a chip's memory capacity without a commensurate increase in die area.
ATI ready to break back into the black
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A wave of new products designed for the PC and consumer electronics markets and several design wins at key Asian OEMs have put ATI Technologies Inc. in position for its first profit in four years.
Memec opens manufacturers' rep company in England
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As part of reorganizing its European operations, Memec Group Holdings Ltd. this week will open a manufacturers' representative company in England that will eventually span Europe.
Struggling Sony Ericsson ends CDMA program in North America
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In an increasingly difficult struggle to achieve profitability, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications A.B. last week ended its North American development program for CDMA wireless phones and laid off 500 R&D employees in Europe and the United States.
IR to offer entire product line in die form
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International Rectifier Corp. last week moved to increase revenue by offering to make all its power management ICs and discrete products available to customers in die form. A dedicated business group will support the new program.
IBM trumps Motorola as Apple taps Big Blue for Power Mac G5
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It's hard to find a comparison for the kind of attention Apple Computer Inc. receives from its two microprocessor suppliers: Motorola Inc. and IBM Corp. But from time to time Apple has to choose a favorite--and for the moment, at least, IBM has carried the day.
Image sensors in capacity crunch
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Production shortages continue to result in three- to four-month lead times for CMOS and CCD image sensors used in camera cell phones and digital cameras. But an onslaught of capacity may quickly turn a yearlong dearth of the parts into oversupply if projected sales don't pan out as expected, according to analysts
Faint stirrings seen in wireline comms sector
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Telecommunications equipment spending will begin a slow rebound in 2004, but only those component suppliers that stayed the course--boosting R&D investments during the downturn despite sustaining heavy losses--will participate in the first phase of recovery.
Comergent sales tool addresses vendor costs
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With the industry recession lingering beyond all expectations, high-tech companies' drive for efficiencies is no longer just a matter of revenue enhancement, but of survival.
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