Layout, synthesis sales boost Magma results News & Analysis 1/30/2004 Post a comment Citing strong sales in IC physical design and synthesis, Magma Design Automation exceeded Wall Street consensus for its fiscal 2004 third quarter, ending Dec. 31, 2003. The company posted a profit of $0.16 per share on revenue of $31.1 million.
Streamlining metro core central offices News & Analysis 1/29/2004 Post a comment As carriers continue looking for ways to reduce capital and operating expenses while delivering higher customer satisfaction, the metro core aggregation system (MCAS) has evolved as a way to streamline aggregation and provisioning in metro-core central offices (COs).
Latency, deskew in metro networks News & Analysis 1/29/2004 Post a comment A key factor in the success of metropolitan-area network (MAN) applications will be the use of virtual-concatenation (VCAT) technology to maximize bandwidth efficiency and provide optimal granularity for simultaneous transport of multiple protocols.
Metro fiber aggregates protocols News & Analysis 1/29/2004 Post a comment n the early days of the telecom crash, the metropolitan area was perceived as the next front for intensive hardware buildout, since city-area bandwidth needed to catch up with upgraded long-haul links.
Desktop supplies sit high atop portables Product News 1/29/2004 Post a comment FOCUS ON Desktop Power - Greater power-density and extended-portability requirements are quietly driving AC/DC desktop (i.e., external) supplies to new highs in the PC and medical markets. Previously, these plastic-encased systems arrived to compete seriously as a robust, high-performance universal-input switchmode power solution against PC in-the-box supplies. Now, they're being called on to deliver even higher performance in environments where real estate continues to shrink, leaving no room f
NI's latest 6-1/2-digit DMM is a PCI bus plug-in Product News 1/29/2004 Post a comment Priced at less than $2000, here's a system-oriented PCIbus DMM with a 1.8-Msamples/s digitizer and solid-state relays to handle range and function changes. This combo gives you speed, 6-ppm DC voltage accuracy, and sensitivity into the microvolt regime.
Review: White LED light guides illuminate 3G cell phones Product News 1/29/2004 Post a comment Global Lighting Technologies (GLT), Inc. says its new family of MicroLens molded white LED light guides are the brightest, most efficient, most cost-effective backlighting solution available for today's 3G cell phones. Check out the details in Gina Roos' review.
EDA startup 'views' OpenAccess database News & Analysis 1/29/2004 Post a comment Claiming to offer the first independent commercial viewer for the OpenAccess database, startup MicroEDA Corp. this week (Jan. 28) is announcing the MicroVerify suite of physical design viewing and verification software. It allows users to see "just about anything," said Simon Garrison (right), MicroEDA CEO.
Report Casts Doubt on Sony's "90-nm" PSX Processor Product News 1/29/2004 Post a comment A key chip in Sony's Playstation X game consoles was implemented in a 130-nm manufacturing process even though Sony announced plans to implement the combination chip in a 90-nm process, the technology and patent analysis firm Semiconductor Insights (Ottawa, Canada) reported on Thursday (Jan. 29.)
Resists not forthcoming for troubled 157 litho News & Analysis 1/29/2004 Post a comment The 157-nm lithography development effort is being put on "the back, back burner" by the major scanner companies, researchers said here Wednesday (Jan. 28th) at the Litho Forum, organized by International Sematech to evaluate the prospects for the major forms of emerging lithography.
Though the quality of the calcium fluoride lens material is the major challenge facing 157-nm lithography, the less-well known issue of resist quality also is proving to be a difficult problem.
TI annonce d'excellents résultats pour le 4ème trimestre 2003 News & Analysis 1/29/2004 Post a comment Dans le but d'augmenter ses dépenses d'investissement en 2004, Texas Instruments Inc. a annoncé le 26 janvier que les recettes du quatrième trimestre 2003 s'élevaient à 2,77 milliards de dollars, soit une augmentation séquentielle de 9 % et un bond de 29 % par rapport à la même période de l'année dernière.
Fujitsu reports gains, warns of price erosion News & Analysis 1/29/2004 Post a comment Fujitsu Ltd. reported improved fiscal third quarter results but warned that the ongoing recovery in the IT market may not translate into higher profitability at most companies due to steep price erosion and an intensely competitive environment.
Report casts doubt on Sony's '90-nm' PSX processor News & Analysis 1/29/2004 Post a comment A key chip in Sony's Playstation X game consoles was implemented in a 130-nm manufacturing process even though Sony announced plans to implement the combination chip in a 90-nm process, the technology and patent analysis firm Semiconductor Insights repported
Atmel Rousset annonce le lancement d'un vaste programme R&D News & Analysis 1/29/2004 Post a comment Soucieux de conserver un avantage concurrentiel, Atmel Corporation annonce aujourd'hui le lancement d'un vaste programme de recherche et développement sur son site de Rousset (Bouches-du-Rhône). Si la durée initialement prévue de trois ans n'est pas suffisante pour atteindre les objectifs fixés, une prolongation du programme pourra être envisagée.
IBM manager says facility was safe News & Analysis 1/29/2004 Post a comment IBM Corp.'s former hard disk drive plant here was safe and managers adequately monitored and communicated health risks to its employees, said a former production manager.
Bringt Intel ein 64-Bit-Upgrade für x86? News & Analysis 1/29/2004 Post a comment Intel signalisiert ein mögliches Abweichen von seinem bisherigen 64-Bit-Kurs: Man werde die existiere 32-Bit-Produktlinie auf 64 Bit upgraden, sobald entsprechende Software verfügbar sei, erklärte Intel-Chef Paul Otellini.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 23 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 ...