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Analog computer trumps Turing model
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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
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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.
Cable, consumer groups agree on DTV interface spec
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The cable industry and consumer electronics manufacturers have agreed on a baseline specification for compatibility between digital TV receivers and set-top boxes, they announced on Monday (Nov 2).
Startup says photonic solution provides greater bandwidth
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Silk Road Inc. (San Diego), a startup, will demonstrate on Tuesday (Nov. 3) a photonically derived solution that enables the transmission of voice, video and data signals on a single wavelength at the speed of light through fiber optic cable.
YieldUp Sees Lower Sales, More Layoffs
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Supplier of wafer-cleaning technologies lays off more workers after net revenue falls 64 percent in 3Q, compared with last year's same quarter.
S3 names CEO, chairman
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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.
ST and Microsoft collaborate on software for PC-on-chip
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STMicroelectronics here today said it was working with Microsoft Corp. to support its STPC series of PC-on-a-chip products with Windows CE operating system software.
IDT to buy Quality Semi
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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.
Chip Recovery Shows Unusual Uptick
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Worldwide semiconductor sales are increasing at a much stronger rate than typically seen at this time of year, researcher says.
Mentor's tender offer nabs majority of Quickturn shares
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11/2/1998   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics Corp. said that 53 percent of the outstanding shares of Quickturn Design Systems Inc. have been tendered to Mentor in its effort at a hostile takeover of Quickturn.
IC layout pioneer receives EDAC honor
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
SICAN Introduces ITU-T G.975 Compliant FEC Designobject for Licensing
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San Francisco--Oct. 29, 1998--SICAN (San Francisco) announced the availability of the new Forward Error Correction (FEC) Designobject in its family of synthesizable telecommunications ...
Cadence Claims Front-End for System-On-a-Chip with Hardware and Software Codevelopment Strategy
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San Jose--Nov. 2, 1998--Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (San Jose) unveiled its first hardware and software codevelopment products for managing the system building blocks found ...
Integrated ISPExpert Systems Support Seamless HDL-to-ISPTM BFW Programmable Logic Design in Unison with Third-Party HDL Synthesis Tools
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Hillsboro, Ore.--Nov. 2, 1998--Lattice Semiconductor Corp. (Hillsboro) released its new ISPExpert Systems for in-systemprogrammable (ISP) logic design. The new tools are ...
Virtual Silicon and UMC Group Announce 0.25-m Silicon Results
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Sunnyvale, Calif.--Nov. 2, 1998--Virtual Silicon Technology, Inc. (Sunnyvale) andUMC Group (Sunnyvale) announced 0.25-m working silicon that demonstrates themanufacturability ...
Vautomation Adds Support for AMD 80186 Microprocessor
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Nashua, N.H.--Nov. 2, 1998--Vautomation (Nashua) is extendingthe compatibility of its reusable, pre-designed and verified V186 softwarecoreto include support for the AM186EM ...
Synopsys Opens a New Vista on Timing-Driven FPGA Design
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Mountain View, Calif.--Nov. 2, 1998--Synopsys, Inc. (Mountain View) announced version 3.0 ofboth FPGA Express and FPGA Compiler II. New capabilities have beenintroduced, ...
ST, Microsoft Team On Software For PC-On-Chip
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The companies will ensure the Windows CE operating system and software-development tools are supported on the STPC product line.
ESC: Coverification heats up embedded conference
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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.
C-Cube aims real-time MPEG-2 codec at consumer Pcs
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Anticipating that the next big trend for consumer PCs in 1999 is in DVD-quality video-recording capability, C-Cube Microsystems is launching DVxplore, a single-chip consumer MPEG-2 codec.
Mercury architecture raises the switching ante
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The second generation of the Race switched-fabric architecture — Race++ — will be announced this week by Mercury Computer Systems.
Sales Rise, Profits Fall For Vishay
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Revenue increases 29 percent, yet earnings are off, to $12.1 million, compared with $20.1 million, in last year's third quarter.
S3 Hires New Leader
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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
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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
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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
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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.
ESC: PC-MIP mezzanine bus standard hits market
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Three board makers are rolling out the red carpet for PC-MIP, a new mezzanine-bus standard that will hit the market at the Embedded Systems Conference this week.
IDT to buy Quality Semiconductor
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