Router chips evangelize convergence News & Analysis 4/30/2001 Post a comment Two single-chip system-on-silicon communications controllers from the Galileo Technology division of Marvell Semiconductor Inc. support the convergence of telephony, video and data on packet-based Internet Protocol networks.
Emcore sales up 19.6% from prior quarter News & Analysis 4/30/2001 Post a comment SOMERSET, N.J.--Compound semiconductor materials supplier Emcore Corp. today reported a 19.6% increase in revenues during the first three months of 2001, compared to the final quarter in 2000. Emcore's sales reached a record $47.9 million vs. $40.1 million in the prior quarter, which ended Dec. 31.
Design services News & Analysis 4/30/2001 Post a comment Altera has unveiled a Certified Design Centre (CDC) partnership programme, aiming to introduce system-on-chip (SOC) designers to the world of system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) applications.
Bush still undecided over ASML-SVG merger, but analysts believe the deal may get approved News & Analysis 4/27/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- President Bush is still wrestling with the decision concerning the proposed sale of Silicon Valley Group Inc. to ASM Lithography, but some analysts believe the administration is leaning towards approving the deal--with some concessions on both sides.
Under heavy pressure to make a decision concerning the ASML-SVG merger by the May 8 deadline, President Bush reportedly has now summoned Security of State Collin Powell to crack heads in the administration and resolve what has become a
Mentor, Synplicity prep programmable platforms News & Analysis 4/27/2001 Post a comment FPGA synthesis-tool rivals Synplicity Inc. and Mentor Graphics Corp. are aggressively bidding to become the quintessential tool vendor for the emerging and potentially lucrative market for platforms that assist the development of designs featuring a complex core flanked by programmable logic.
TSMC warns of grim second quarter News & Analysis 4/27/2001 Post a comment Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. estimates that its second-quarter sales will drop 26 percent from the first quarter and warned that its utilization rate that is likely to fall below 50 percent.
Legerity seeks to emerge from AMD's shadow News & Analysis 4/27/2001 Post a comment After years of living as the "ignored child" under the roof of parent Advanced Micro Devices Inc., Legerity Inc.'s place at the intersection of voice and data convergence could finally earn it the recognition that it craves.
Industry reacts to illegal tantalum mining News & Analysis 4/27/2001 Post a comment
The U.S. electronics industry is demonstrating mixed reaction to the illegal mining of tantalum ore in several environmentally protected areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But even those who express concern say they don't see how they or the electronics industry as a whole can do anything to remedy the problem.
SwitchCore och Intel i samarbete News & Analysis 4/27/2001 Post a comment SwitchCore och Intel ska samarbeta om utveckling av Gigabit Ethernet-växlar med mycket hög kapacitet. Enligt avtalet ska dels Intel licensiera delar av CXE-teknologin för egen tillverkning, dels ska framtida produkter utvecklas i ett gemensamt utvecklingsprojekt.
Mångsidig bredbandsbox i hemmen News & Analysis 4/27/2001 Post a comment Dator, stereo, TV och video kan alla ersättas med en enda bredbandsbox i vardagsrummet, som dessutom är mycket enklare att använda oavsett om man är datorvan eller har teknikfobi. Det säger Claes Wellton Persson, som med sitt nya bolag, Broadbandbox AB, kommer med en produkt som ska vara enkel och användarvänlig.
Intel forms division to attack ADSL and home-networking, but drops business-oriented DSL chip lines News & Analysis 4/27/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Continuing to evolve its communications business, Intel Corp. has quietly formed a new division to attack the consumer-oriented Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) and home-networking markets.
The new division will focus on developing chip- and systems-level products for OEMs in the asymmetric DSL (ADSL) and home-networking areas. But while Intel plans to make a big push in ADSL, the company will cease the development of its business-oriented, symmetric DSL (SDSL) chip lines.
Compression schemes audition for digital cinema role News & Analysis 4/27/2001 Post a comment Companies are entering the gun lap in the race to define compression standards for digital cinema as the Moving Picture Experts Group gears up to test a raft of silicon-intensive approaches in June. The compression debate has been part of a slow evolution toward digital cinema that pushed forward this past week with a number of product rollouts and technology demos at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention.
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.