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EDA vendors spar over current-source modeling
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The good news is that Cadence Design Systems, Magma Design Automation and Synopsys all agree that current-source modeling is needed to assure the timing accuracy of deep-submicron designs.
Sony lab tips 'emergent semantics' to make sense of Web
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As the World Wide Web Consortium hammers out specifications on how to recode the databases of the world so that natural-language queries can be intelligently answered online, Sony Corp. says it has found a better way.
Chip advances open new design services door
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All the buzz about Bangalore has bred a stereotype about design services companies: that they are offshore, inexpensive and generally useful for doing the routine work on middle-of-the-road map designs.
Stumping for specs
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It won't be in time for tomorrow, but technologists are taking steps to secure the digital ballot box.
FPGA array touts reconfigurability, high density
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M2000, founded five years ago by key players from logic emulation specialist Meta Systems, has begun releasing details of its embedded FPGA architecture.
Vitesse sends chip contenders to Ethernet arena
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When Simon Keeton took over as head of Vitesse Semiconductor Corp.'s Ethernet division last month, he knew he'd need more than "me-too" products to capture business from Ethernet chip behemoths Broadcom Corp. and Marvell Semiconductor Inc.
Silicon circuit demonstrates optical switch
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The world's first silicon chip that switches optical wavelengths has been brought to light by Cornell University researchers using nanoscale techniques.
Biochip neural network earns wings as research tool
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Living neurons taught to control an F-22 flight simulator may yield secrets that could not only demystify silicon-based artificial neural networks but also provide essential clues for understanding and treating neurological conditions, such as epilepsy, that result from malfunctioning neural circuitry.
First stage approved for WLAN switching protocol
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The Internet Engineering Study Group has approved a taxonomy of wireless LAN architectures.
Industry bellwether TSMC tolls a mournful outlook for Q4
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In what may turn out to be an ominous sign of a short-lived recovery, foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. caught market watchers by surprise last Tuesday with a grim outlook for the fourth quarter that anticipates its manufacturing capacity utilization rate plummeting by about 15 percent to roughly 85 percent.
China's Grace eyes 130-nm process recipe from U.S.
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Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. here is negotiating for the transfer of a 0.13-micron process from a U.S.-based integrated device manufacturer.
MobilePro Develops Its First ZigBee Chip
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The chip will serve the RF functions of the physical layer, and is now being developed as a prototype.
Working model
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Let's be honest: Chip and IP companies have their own agendas, and that often leads to friction on the negotiating table or, worse, in the lab.
Sony lab tips 'emergent semantics' to make sense of Web
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As the World Wide Web Consortium hammers out specifications on how to recode the databases of the world so that natural-language queries can be intelligently answered online, Sony Corp. says it has found a better way.
Wind River sweeps into 'enterprise' software
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Wind River Systems Inc. today will unveil its $50 million attempt to become the one-stop-shopping site for embedded software, rolling out a sweeping platform that offers everything from operating systems to middleware for networking, management and security.
Hynix claims 95% yield on 300-mm wafers, says report
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South Korean DRAM and flash memory maker Hynix Semiconductors Inc. said it has achieved a 95 percent success rate for the production of die on 300-mm diameter wafers at its Gyeonggi province fabrication plant, according to a Korea Herald report, which cited company officials as its source.
SIA numbers show volumes plunging, ASPs surging, says analyst
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September numbers from the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) on unit shipments and average selling prices (ASPs) confirm that the semiconductor market is in the midst of an inventory correction that is likely to unit volumes below year-ago levels by year-end, according to Paul Leming, chief financial analyst with Princeton Tech Research.
Qualcomm subsidiary to distribute multimedia content to 3G phones
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Qualcomm has established a subsidiary, MediaFLO USA Inc, to deploy and operate a nationwide network operating in the 700 MHz spectrum to deliver video and audio programming to third-generation mobile phones.
Taiwan's eMemory debuts embedded flash process
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Taiwanese IP provider eMemory Technology Inc. is unveiling details of a lower cost embedded flash process that will first be used by Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing before spreading to other interested foundries.
SIA posts September global chip sales of $18.41 billion
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The three-month average of global semiconductor sales rose to $18.41 billion in September, 27.4 percent ahead of the equivalent figure in 2003 and a sequential increase of 1 percent from the $18.23 billion three-month average sales in August, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported. The September figure was ahead of expectations of US$18.23 billion set the previous week.
Oki sets up IC design group in China
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Oki Electric has set up a subsidiary in China focusing on designing chips targeted at communications applications and expanding the company's presence in the Chinese market.
Marconi COO Donovan resigns
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Marconi Corporation plc has parted ways with Mike Donovan, the communications equipment maker's chief operating officer who also ran the company's US operations.
UK partnership set to ease route to venture funding
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Catalyst Venture Partners is looking for start-ups to join its Accelerator Program following the setting up of a partnership with venture capital investors handling £200 million (about US$366 million) in funds.
ASM International touts process for sealing low-k pores
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In partnership with a semiconductor company ASM International NV has developed a process for integrating porous low-k insulator materials in copper interconnect on semiconductor chips, the company said Monday (Nov. 1).
SIA expected to post strong September chip sales
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World chip sales were stronger than expected in September, with strength in PC and handset chips driving the three-month average of sales to US$18.41 billion, according to a source close to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and the European Electronic Component Manufacturers Association (EECA).
Great Expectations Exceeded
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North America's most anticipated call center event of the year lived up to the hype. So did many of the new products in the exhibit hall. Here are the finest tools to come out of the top call center show of 2004.
CRM in Action
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How Alaska Airlines and Hilton Reservations Worldwide get more value from their call centers by listening to customers.
A Center's Strategic Direction Starts With Questions
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A prerequisite to a well-designed strategy is asking the right questions, even if you don't know all the answers.
Apropos of Connecting with Customers
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First Looks: Apropos Version 6.5
The Changing Face of Speech Rec
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As speech becomes ubiquitous throughout call centers, we look at how the technology is changing and how speech providers are making it easier for you to implement.
Celebrating the World's Call Center Innovators
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This year, we expand our reach and introduce you to 2004's national and international award-winning call centers.
When Live Service is Not a Choice
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In Our Words: Risks of Self-Service
The Lost Art of Saying I'm Sorry
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Human skills - and basic courtesy - can sometimes compensate for boneheaded corporate policies the call center is forced to implement.
The End of Inbound vs. Outbound
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Concerto's acquisition of Rockwell's Firstpoint Contact switch-making operation happily confirms the end of the distinction between inbound and outbound.
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