UMC posts mixed results, sees bright Q3 News & Analysis 8/1/2007 Post a comment Amid a bullish outlook for Q3, United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) reported sales of NT$25.10 billion ($764 million) in the second quarter, up 9 percent from the previous quarter but down 2.5 percent from a year ago.
LSI to outsource entire production News & Analysis 8/1/2007 Post a comment LSI Corp. announced it will outsource its entire production including backend and test to third-party service providers. The move will save costs and create flexible capacities without additional investments, the company said. More than 2000 jobs are at stake.
Gain amplifier offers 16 steps, 0.03 percent accuracy Product News 8/1/2007 Post a comment National Semiconductor Corp. has introduced the industry’s highest-precision programmable gain amplifier (PGA), enabling a new level of signal-conditioning performance in sensor interface applications and data acquisition systems targeting the industrial and instrumentation markets.
CEO says Bull not in takeover talks with HP News & Analysis 8/1/2007 Post a comment Recently, rumors have been floating around that Hewlett-Packard is in advanced talks with Bull SA and may offer 720 million ($992 million) to buy the French technology group. In a conference call, Didier Lamouche, Bull's president and CEO, put an end to the ongoing rumors.
ARC increases sales, readies video subsystem devices Product News 8/1/2007 Post a comment Configurable processor cores specialist ARC International is readying a number of video encoding devices based on the company's VRaptor multicore architecture, Carl Schlachte, the company's CEO said, as he also revealed better than expected revenues and reduced net losses for the first half of the year.
Codec cranks for wireless stereo headsets Product News 8/1/2007 Post a comment Open Interface North America is rolling out a lossless audio codec that provides better performance than its competitors without requiring new hardware, targeted at enabling low cost, high quality Bluetooth stereo headsets.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 20 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 ...