Analog computer trumps Turing model News & Analysis 11/3/1998 1 comment Recent developments in computing theory challenge longstanding assumption about digital and analog computing, and suggest that analog computations are more powerful than digital ones.
Fujitsu moves finer process to DRAM fab in Oregon News & Analysis 11/3/1998 Post a comment Fujitsu Ltd. today denied published reports by Nikkei Publications that it was curtailing its DRAM operations. On the contrary, the company said it is actually beefing up the memory capability of its fabrication facility in Eugene, Ore. to 0.22-micron wafer processing.
S3 names CEO, chairman News & Analysis 11/3/1998 Post a comment Struggling multimedia chip supplier S3 Inc. here today named an executive who orchestrated a turnaround at Maxwell Technologies Inc. as its new president, CEO and chairman.
IDT to buy Quality Semi News & Analysis 11/3/1998 Post a comment Integrated Device Technology Inc. here today announced an agreement to acquire Quality Semiconductor Inc., which supplies logic and networking ICs. IDT will swap 0.6875 shares of its common stock for each share of Quality Semiconductor under the terms of the acquisition agreement, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
IC layout pioneer receives EDAC honor News & Analysis 11/2/1998 Post a comment Ernest Kuh, a longtime pioneer of IC physical design, received the EDA industry's most prestigious honor last week when the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDAC) gave him its annual Phil Kaufman award.
Open SIPPs finds home in SI2 News & Analysis 11/2/1998 Post a comment The Open SIPPs Initiative (OSI), an EDA industry effort to standardize IC interconnect modeling, has found a home in the Silicon Integration Initiative (SI2).
3Com recruits partners for storage-area network thrust News & Analysis 11/2/1998 Post a comment Hoping to become a major player in a rapidly emerging segment of the storage and networking hierarchy, 3Com Corp. is entering the nascent storage-area network (SAN) market. 3Com has teamed with three hardware and software providers whose offerings augment its networking capabilities.
Dawn of the hybrid voice-and-data net nears News & Analysis 11/2/1998 Post a comment The convergence of voice- and data-network architectures could accelerate to near-collision speeds this week when announcements by two startups combine momentum with last week's moves by established players.
Major players collaborate on voice-over-IP News & Analysis 11/2/1998 Post a comment As startups propose relatively new architectures to handle the convergence of voice and data networks, such established giants as Hewlett-Packard, Cisco Systems and Nortel Networks Inc. are pooling resources to attack the evolving hybrid networks.
ESC: Coverification heats up embedded conference News & Analysis 11/2/1998 Post a comment Joining the rapidly growing hardware/software coverification market, Cadence Design Systems will announce its Affirma HW/SW Verifier at this week's Embedded Systems Conference. Meanwhile, Synopsys Inc. and Mentor Graphics Corp., the current market leaders, will expand the range of their coverification products with announcements this week.
S3 Hires New Leader News & Analysis 11/2/1998 Post a comment Struggling multimedia chip supplier names an executive who orchestrated a turnaround at Maxwell Technologies as its new president, CEO, and chairman.
IDT To Buy Quality Semiconductor News & Analysis 11/2/1998 Post a comment Under terms of the acquisition agreement, Santa Clara, Calif.-based IDT will swap 0.6875 shares of its common stock for each share of Quality Semiconductor.
ESC: Analysis: Microsoft faces tough CE battle News & Analysis 11/2/1998 Post a comment Microsoft Corp. and its Windows CE operating system aim to change the embedded design landscape at this year's Embedded Systems Conference. But some say that the architecture is short on deeply embedded design wins, even though it is widely acknowledged that Windows CE has ample marketing muscle behind it.
ESC: Chess/Checkers set to play for application-specific DSP develop News & Analysis 11/2/1998 Post a comment Target Compiler Technologies NV will introduce its Chess/Checkers retargetable development environment for application-specific DSPs at the Embedded Systems Conference this week. The start-up, a spinoff from the Interuniversities Microelectronics Center (IMEC) research organization, has been working on the development since its founding in 1996.
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.