Intel moves into consumer digital audio market News & Analysis 1/2/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Intel Corp. today jumped into the consumer audio market by introducing a portable digital audio player that provides up to four hours of music programming and more than 20 hours of spoken-word audio.
Taiwan firm licenses ARM core News & Analysis 1/2/2001 Post a comment Global UniChip Corp., Taipei, Taiwan, today announced that it has licensed the ARM7TDMI microprocessor core from ARM, Cambridge, England, for use in system-on-chip (SoC) devices for a wide range of embedded applications including wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions.
Tegal licenses dual-frequency etch patents to Applied Materials News & Analysis 1/2/2001 Post a comment PETALUMA, CALIF. -- Tegal Corp. here today announced it has granted a non-exclusive license to Applied Materials Inc. for U.S. patents covering dual-frequency etch technology. Under the pact, Applied Materials will pay Tegal an undisclosed one-time sum for use of the company's patents for specific wafer-processing applications.
High DSL prices slowing European market News & Analysis 1/2/2001 Post a comment European telecoms operators are charging up to five times as much as those in the US for digital subscriber line (DSL) services and thus slowing the growth of the market, according to the latest data from research group Analysys's 'DSL Pricing' service.
Nanostructures to boost disk density News & Analysis 1/2/2001 Post a comment Researchers at the University of Massachusetts and IBM have developed a technique to assemble high density nanostructures which could hold as much as 200 times the amount of information as today's hard drives.
Chip industry still expecting growth in 2001 News & Analysis 1/1/2001 Post a comment In the end, the year 2000 proved to be a classic case of too much of a good thing for semiconductor component suppliers. It started with the perfect scenario: insatiable demand from the networking and wireless equipment markets gobbled up semiconductor supplies, drove factories to run at full throttle, and led many chip makers to raise capital spending budgets.
Japan's chipmakers remain cautiously optimistic News & Analysis 1/1/2001 Post a comment Right after chip revenue and profits went soaring in the first half of 2000, the market suddenly went soft, leaving industry executives guessing where it would head next. Following last year's roller-coaster ride, none of the major Japanese semiconductor industry executives interviewed recently would stick their necks out to forecast 2001 sales.
Emulering förkortar felsökningen News & Analysis 1/1/2001 Post a comment Felsökning och avbuggning av mikroprocessorsystem beräknas ta 15 till 35 procent av den totala projekttiden. Richard Danter, applikationsingenjör på Wind River, ser på några produkter som kan förkorta denna tid.
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.