Slowdown makes employers more selective about hiring News & Analysis 8/31/2001 Post a comment Though more engineering students have moved into digital circuitry, a shortage of analog engineers has persisted over the past several years. And while the sluggish economy has helped to relieve that shortage, employers said they can now be more choosy about analog specialists.
Avnet gets mixed reviews for its new model News & Analysis 8/31/2001 Post a comment Little more than two months after reorganizing its Electronic Marketing group to the applause of suppliers, Avnet Inc. is receiving its first report card from its vendor base.
The results are mixed. A survey of top component manufacturers yielded consensus that Avnet's new Speedboat program is better serving customers by tailoring distribution services to specific product categories and geographies.
Lab to offer open-source Java-based FPGA tool News & Analysis 8/31/2001 Post a comment A new approach to FPGA design is unfolding at the Configurable Computing Laboratory at Brigham Young University (BYU), where researchers have developed a Java-based tool, called JHDL, that has been used to design million-gate Xilinx Inc. devices. The tool will be available on an open-source basis within a few months, and BYU is working on a behavioral Java synthesis capability.
IBM executive leaves to become CEO of AMI News & Analysis 8/31/2001 Post a comment Chris King, vice president at IBM Microelectronics semiconductor products, East Fishkill, N.Y., has left her position to head up AMI Semiconductor Inc., an ASIC and mixed signal chipmaker based in Pocatello, ID.
Intel takes two paths in its graphics strategy News & Analysis 8/31/2001 Post a comment
By confirming that it is developing its first integrated graphics core in years, Intel Corp. this week began pursuing divergent tracks for graphics support in its Pentium III and Pentium 4 microprocessor platforms.
Lull won't stop optical growth, report says News & Analysis 8/31/2001 Post a comment Despite a significant decline in 2001, the core global optical markets of Sonet, synchronous digital hierarchy (SDH) and wavelength division multiplexing will hit $38.5 billion by 2006, according to a report by Probe Research.
Tality appoints Hudson as president News & Analysis 8/31/2001 Post a comment Brent Hudson has been named president of Tality Corp., the design services subsidiary of Cadence Design Systems Inc., succeeding Bob Wiederhold, who resigned for "personal" reasons, the company said.
Samsung installs Cymer's e-diagnostic tools to boost fab output News & Analysis 8/31/2001 Post a comment SOEUL -- Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. here has become the first company to install and deploy Cymer Inc.'s new e-diagnostics software tools used in its excimer-laser equipment.
Cymer claims that Samsung has installed its so-called CymerOnLine software. Launched last quarter, CymerOnLine provides e-diagnostics and performance monitoring for remote analysis and support of its excimer light sources.
Cypress strikes deal with German IP provider News & Analysis 8/31/2001 Post a comment Cypress Semiconductor and MorethanIP, Munich, Germany, today announced a partnership to make available MorethanIP's cores for the Cypress Programmable Serial Interface family of programmable physical layer (PHY) devices and the Delta39K family of complex programmable logic devices (CPLDs).
Circuit board consortium folds shop News & Analysis 8/31/2001 Post a comment The Interconnection Technology Research Institute (ITRI), a consortium of the circuit board industry, has fallen victim to the slumping economy. The ITRI board voted unanimously on Friday (Aug. 31) to cease funding of the group.
Araphoe gains support News & Analysis 8/31/2001 Post a comment The third generation I/O (3GIO) architecture being developed by the Arapahoe consortium has gained support from Altera and Standard Microsystems (SMSC).
Intel picks TUXIA Linux suite News & Analysis 8/31/2001 Post a comment German software company TUXIA has been selected by Intel to adapt the TASTE (TUXIA Appliance Synthesis Technology) embedded Linux software suite for a new consumer media gateway platform now being developed.
USB ADC chip News & Analysis 8/31/2001 Post a comment The AK5371 is a two-channel analog-to-digital converter chip with a built-in USB interface.
Software for ZF Micro chip News & Analysis 8/31/2001 Post a comment This software suite supports ZF Micro's ZFx86 PC-on-a-chip. It consists of Jump Start v. 3.0 for ZF Micro, ZF Boot Loader, and ZF Persistent Storage.
RTOS for MIPS32 News & Analysis 8/31/2001 Post a comment The Integrity RTOS supports the MIPS32 architecture and compatible processor cores, such as 4Kc, 4Km, and 4Kp.
Internet development platform
News & Analysis 8/31/2001 Post a comment The Accelent Systems integrated development platform (IDP) provides an environment for prototyping or developing software for Internet appliance devices.
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.