Chip vendors spy gold in 3G comms News & Analysis 3/1/2002 Post a comment Chip makers in search of the next monster market are hoping to strike it rich in third- and 2.5-generation cellular telephones. Makers of power-management products, chip sets for cell phone engines, converters, backlighting components and more are courting customers in Asia, Europe and the United States, the latter despite the fact that 1-Mbit/second 3G technology may not surface here for some time.
Cabot pays Rodel $1 million in settlement of slurry patent suit News & Analysis 3/1/2002 Post a comment AURORA, Ill.--Cabot Microelectronics Corp. will pay Rodel Inc. $1 million and receive a worldwide license for technology as part of a patent lawsuit settlement announced by the two companies. Other details about the settlement were not released, and none of the parties admitted to liability in the settlement.
Optical Nanostructures Roll News & Analysis 3/1/2002 Post a comment Optical-nanostructure pioneer NanoOpto has announced a line of subwavelength optical elements (SOEs), the first components to roll off its nano-imprint lithography line in Somerset, N.J.
DSO Samples Long Signals 10x Faster News & Analysis 3/1/2002 Post a comment To enable the analysis of long, complex, high-speed signals with very sharp edges, LeCroy Corp. has introduced a four-channel, 5-GHz digital storage oscilloscope (DSO) that is said to give a 10x improvement in processing speed.
NetPlane updates OSPF suite News & Analysis 3/1/2002 Post a comment NetPlane's OptiRoute 3.0 protocol-stack suite has been updated with a fully redundant version of the popular Open Shortest Path First routing protocol.
M-LVDS family hits 4.2 Gbits/second News & Analysis 3/1/2002 Post a comment The SN65MLVD20x family of multipoint-LVDS receivers provides differential signaling at speeds up to 4.2 Gbits/second among as many as 32 devices over typical distances of 30 meters.
Moores lag håller i 25 år till News & Analysis 3/1/2002 Post a comment - När jag var ansvarig för 486-utvecklingen 1989 var jag oerhört stolt när vi lyckades komma upp i 25 MHz, säger Pat Gelsinger, CTO för Intel. Idag ökar vi klockfrekvensen med 25 MHz om dagen.
Hur länge kan då den här utvecklingen fortsätta? Vad hände med alla fysiska gränser, som skulle stoppa Moores lag?
- Jag vågar till och med lova att Moores lag kommer att gälla också om 25 år
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.