Analysis: FPGAs muscle in on ASICs' embedded turf News & Analysis 7/28/2000 Post a comment The two programmable-logic titans, Altera and Xilinx, are lining up heavyweight CPU and intellectual-property partners in an attempt to propel high-density PLDs into communications and embedded designs, areas previously ruled by ASIC vendors.
Atmel samples 64-Mbit dual-interface DataFlash News & Analysis 7/28/2000 Post a comment Atmel Corp. today officially launched its 64-megabit DataFlash memory chip, which is aimed at penetrating a range of portable system applications such as "smart" cellular phones, MP3 audio players, digital cameras, palmtop computers and personal digital assistants (PDAs). The chip, which features dedicated serial and parallel interfaces, is also aimed at flash memory cards.
Conflicts stalk wireless data spec News & Analysis 7/28/2000 Post a comment The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Wireless Access Protocol Forum are working to craft the next-generation wireless data delivery specification, WAP 2.0. The delicate work may end up merging underlying technologies used in two dominant mobile wireless data services: NTT Docomo Inc.'s successful i-Mode and the existing Wireless Application Protocol.
Conventions take to the Internet
News & Analysis 7/28/2000 Post a comment Smart cards, Internet kiosks and the voter.com Web site will be used to deliver information during the Republican and Democratic National Conventions next month, marking the first time the Internet will play a role at the venues.
Infineon names president for U.S. operations
News & Analysis 7/28/2000 Post a comment Infineon Technologies named Jan du Preez, the former head of Infineon's U.S. memory operations, as president of its U.S. headquarters, Infineon Technologies North America Corp. Du Preez will succeed Bharat Dave, who resigned to pursue an unspecified career outside of the company.
Hybrid Networks, Thomcast team on broadband wireless News & Analysis 7/28/2000 Post a comment To speed its move into international markets, Hybrid Networks Inc. announced it has formed an alliance with Thomcast Communications Inc. to deliver a complete fixed broadband wireless package to service providers. Under the alliance, Thomcast's Comwave division will market Hybrid's Series 2000 two-way wireless system as part of an end-to-end package that will enable telecommunications companies, wireless systems operators and network service providers to deliver high-speed Internet access.
Graphics gurus eye nuts, bolts of 3-D Web News & Analysis 7/28/2000 Post a comment The venue might have been the Big Easy, but the computer graphics experts who came to Siggraph 2000 Expo this week demonstrated that the process of making the Web a universally useful tool involves a series of small and difficult steps.
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.