Hawking varnar för alltför smarta datorer News & Analysis 9/4/2001 Post a comment Enligt fysikern Stephen Hawking är det i framtiden inte människorna själva som är det största hotet mot mänskligheten. Istället tror Hawking att det likt ett scenario ur en science fiction-film kommer från datorer med artificiell intelligens.
HP to buy Compaq for $25 billion, report says News & Analysis 9/4/2001 Post a comment PALO ALTO, Calif. -- In what could be a major blockbuster in the computer industry, Hewlett-Packard Co. on Tuesday will reportedly acquire rival Compaq Computer Corp. for $25 billion in stock, according to reports from the New York Times.
The deal--which surprised analysts and observers--could create one of the world's largest computer makers. The combined HP/Compaq entity could even make a major run against the likes of IBM Corp, the world's largest computer maker.
Call Accounting With Reach News & Analysis 9/3/2001 Post a comment If communication means more than telephones, what does "call accounting" mean? Telemanagement vendors have some answers that add up nicely.
Hynix obtains partial rescue funding to keep chip maker alive News & Analysis 9/3/2001 Post a comment SEOUL -- South Korean chip giant Hynix Semiconductor Inc. remains alive--at least for now.
A financial advisor for cash-strapped Hynix here today reportedly arranged 500 billion won ($391.2 million) in funds to keep the chip maker afloat, according to a report from the Reuters news service.
Wind River support for MIPS32 and MIPS64 News & Analysis 9/3/2001 Post a comment Wind River Systems released of version 2.1 of the Tornado II integrated development environment (IDE) and VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) for MIPS32 and MIPS64 processor architectures.
Roger RSD News & Analysis 9/3/2001 Post a comment -blox, located in Thalwil, Switzerland, has developed a low-power and highly miniaturised embedded computer system called ROGER RSD with a high memory capacity.
Core competence News & Analysis 9/3/2001 Post a comment 64-bit synthesizable processor core with floating point to improve performance throughput in next generation consumer products, MIPS Technologies (MIPS) introduced the MIPS64 5Kf core at this year's Microprocessor Forum, and has been available since the end of June this year.
VoI processing power News & Analysis 9/3/2001 Post a comment STMicroelectronics' STV0397 functions as an audio compression coprocessor and includes software for the ITU G.711, 0.722, G.723.1, G.726, 0.728, G.729A/B, and G.729E algorithms, as well as acoustic echo cancellation, DTMF detection and generation, and audio mixing.
Drop-in 64 bit PCI core News & Analysis 9/3/2001 Post a comment Designers using high-density, advanced FPGAs with embedded PCI cores to design network routers, servers, multiprocessor computation engines, and EDP applications such as printers and peripherals can now move to an ASIC for volume production. The key is a new 64-bit/66MHz drop-in replacement PCI core from AMI Semiconductor (AMIS).
SuperH gives portable power News & Analysis 9/3/2001 Post a comment Hitachi's SH7727, is the latest addition to the high-performance SuperH RISC engine family. The 32-bit RISC microprocessor incorporates a SH3-DSP CPU core and operates at a frequency of 160MHz/100MHz.
Cut price 8bit SoC News & Analysis 9/3/2001 Post a comment Triscend has announced price reductions in June this year of up to 27% for its 8051-based E5 Configurable System-on-Chip product family, bringing some devices below $4.00.
Massively modular News & Analysis 9/3/2001 Post a comment The first product to reach the market through the new sales agreement between Opal Group and Aspex Technology will be a high performance, flexible, scalable processor which gives superior performance for digital media appliances as well as in wired and wireless communications infrastructure.
Low pin count server I/O News & Analysis 9/3/2001 Post a comment National Semiconductor's PC8741x family of low pin count I/O products has been optimised in collaboration with Intel and a subsidary of Broadcom -- ServerWorks.
8bit micro with on-chip Ethernet News & Analysis 9/3/2001 Post a comment For embedded applications designed around 8bit microcontrollers, a reference design from Triscend helps to remove the inherent barriers to Ethernet connectivity.
The bridge to Bluetooth News & Analysis 9/3/2001 Post a comment Oxford Semiconductor has combined a high performance UART and a Compact Flash / PCMCIA interface on a single chip and handling a data rate up to 15Mbps in asynchronous mode, the OXCF950 bridge chip supports latest and future generation Bluetooth product developments.
Single chip termination News & Analysis 9/3/2001 Post a comment Califomia Micro Devices Corporation (CAMD) has developed the PACUSB-U1/U2/U3, a USB (Universal Serial Bus) termination and filtering product, for use in PDAs, two-way pagers, and Intemet appliances.
R&D tax credit fails to deliver News & Analysis 9/3/2001 Post a comment There is growing criticism that the government's much-vaunted R&D tax credit is failing to deliver its intended incentives and promote innovation in the UK.
Voltage like water: Working with low-voltage op amps News & Analysis 9/1/2001 1 comment Cell phones, calculators and portable instruments opened the market for low-voltage op amps, explains op amp guru Ron Mancini. But using these low voltage gems typically requires considerable sacrifice in dynamic range. The trick, he says, is to pay attention to biasing and error sources - and not give up a millivolt.
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.