JPEG 2000 codec News & Analysis 5/31/2002 Post a comment A JPEG 2000 code has been unleashed for mobile phone, home networking, and portable communication designs.
10-Gb framer News & Analysis 5/31/2002 Post a comment The POSIC10G (CY7C9547-FAC) single-chip framer operates in four modes: 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN, 10 Gigabit Ethernet MAN, OC-192/STM-64, and direct.
Ung hedersdoktor News & Analysis 5/31/2002 Post a comment Christer Fåhraeus, grundare av Anoto, CTechnologies, CellaVision och Precise Biometrics promoveras idag till teknologie hedersdoktor vid Lunds Tekniska Högskola, LTH. Christer Fåhraeus blir en av de yngsta hedersdoktorerna någonsin.
Semiconductor sales edge up 3.1% in April News & Analysis 5/31/2002 Post a comment April shipments of semiconductors, based on a three month average, were down 7.5% from March, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association. This apparently was not just a DRAM problem, but rather a PC problem. DRAM ASPs dropped from $4.456 in March to $4.274 in April with steady volume. Microprocessor ASPs fell from $81.859 to $66.398 with MPU revenue off nearly 30% from Feb.
Chip makers back off photomask production News & Analysis 5/30/2002 Post a comment The number of semiconductor companies with significant in-house mask-making capabilities shrank significantly in the wake of two recent agreements that will see photomask production being outsourced to new facilities to be built in Europe.
AMD slashes processor prices by up to 52% in response to Intel News & Analysis 5/30/2002 Post a comment SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Are the two leading microprocessor suppliers heading towards a price war amid lackluster demand in the PC market?
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has cut the prices on nearly all of its microprocessor lines by 7-to-52%, in an apparent response to Intel Corp.'s recent moves to slash its chip tags, according to a report from Reuters here today.
Agilent supplies ASICs for HP's Itanium 2-based systems News & Analysis 5/30/2002 Post a comment PALO ALTO, Calif.--Agilent Technologies Inc. here today disclosed it is using 0.18-micron ASIC technology to ship a three-chip set solution to Hewlett-Packard Co. for workstations and servers based on Intel Corp.'s 64-bit Itanium 2 microprocessors.
Intel fills out development support for network processor lineup News & Analysis 5/30/2002 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Intel Corp. today rolled out two new hardware development platforms aimed at easing the job of designing communications systems, based on the company's IXP2800 and IXP2400 network processors. The two new platforms fill out Intel's development tools for its new network processors.
Software tools manage selection of components News & Analysis 5/30/2002 Post a comment Banking on OEM customers' seeing value in paying for component selection, sourcing, design and collaboration services, electronic-components distributors Arrow Electronics Inc. here and Pioneer-Standard Electronics Inc.
ST chief discusses plans for China fab, acquisitions News & Analysis 5/30/2002 Post a comment President and chief executive officer Pasquale Pistorio detailed STMicroelectronics' aggressive plans for penetrating China, its possible acquisitions in Japan, and a growing list of strategic partnerships at the company's annual analysts meeting here Thursday (May 30).
Chip from Cypress allows USB 2.0 mass storage News & Analysis 5/30/2002 Post a comment A fourth-generation mass-storage bridge chip from Cypress Semiconductor Corp., the EZ-USB AT2 (CY7C68300), offers Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 to advanced technology attachment/advanced technology attachment packet interface (ATA/Atapi) support to connect PCs and other information appliances to external storage units, such as hard-disk drives, CD drives and DVD drives.
Supervisory circuits roll News & Analysis 5/30/2002 Post a comment Targeted for the next generation of portable and wireless systems, Advanced Analogic Technologies' AAT3520/2/4, AAT3526/7/8 and AAT3532 microprocessor supervisory circuits provide a progressive set of reset delay functions, manual reset capabilities and integrated watchdog timers for power management.
Processor handles Java codes directly Product News 5/30/2002 Post a comment Vulcan Machines' second-generation Java processor, called Moon2, executes Java byte codes directly, in parallel with a host processor. Vulcan is offering the processor as an intellectual-property solution for integration into system-on-chip designs.
14-bit A/D has 77-dB S/N ratio News & Analysis 5/30/2002 Post a comment A 14-bit, 50-Msample/second A/D converter from Linear Technology Corp. achieves a 77-dB signal-to-noise ratio and an 87-dB spurious-free dynamic range at a 5-MHz input frequency.
Analog switch shields microprocessors from noise Product News 5/30/2002 Post a comment A single-pole, double-throw analog switch from Fairchild Semiconductor International protects ASICs, microprocessors and other critical ICs from noise or undershoot (negative voltage) transients, regardless of frequency, down to -2 volts. Protection is needed whenever an analog or digital signal connector is inserted into an MP3 player, CD player, notebook, mobile phone or other electronic device.
Controllers terminate DDR, QDR memory News & Analysis 5/30/2002 Post a comment The LTC3717 and LTC3718 double- and quad-data-rate memory termination solutions from Linear Technology Corp. are synchronous, step-down switching regulator controllers that can sink and source current from 1 to 15 amperes while providing 93 percent efficiency.
Mouser beefs up LCD line News & Analysis 5/30/2002 Post a comment Expanding its liquid-crystal display offerings to better support the company's design, engineering and research and development customers, Mouser Electronics has signed a distribution agreement with Amulet Technologies.
Supercaps take aim at pulse power News & Analysis 5/30/2002 Post a comment Double-layer specialty electrochemical capacitors have found wide usage for memory-backup protection in consumer electronics products such as CD players, microwave ovens and VCRs.
Agilent's hot-pluggable transceiver extends Fibre Channel News & Analysis 5/30/2002 Post a comment Agilent Technologies bills its HFBR-5720AL/5720ALP as the industry's only 2-Gbit/second hot-pluggable fiber-optic transceiver with extended temperature and operating-voltage ranges, as well as a unique delatching mechanism for unplugging the transceivers in extremely tight installations.
Silterra plans expansion of foundry News & Analysis 5/30/2002 Post a comment (EETimes Asia)-- Silterra Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a semiconductor foundry, will invest an additional $107 million in capital equipment. The funds will be used to expand Silterra's facility with additional 0.18-micron equipment and to install initial 0.13-micron equipment.
Chip veteran Don Brooks elected chairman of GaAs foundry specialist GCS News & Analysis 5/30/2002 Post a comment TORRANCE, Calif. -- Semiconductor veteran Donald Brooks has been elected chairman of Global Communications Semiconductor Inc. (GCS), a pure-play compound semiconductor foundry provider, based here.
Brooks, who is also the chairman of KLM Capital Group, has held a number of executive management positions in the IC industry. He is currently a member of the board of directors of Taiwan's United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) and previously served as president and co-CEO of that company.
Raytheon invests and forms GaAs foundry alliance with Taiwan's Win Semi News & Analysis 5/30/2002 Post a comment LEXINGTON, Mass. -- Raytheon Co. here today announced that it has formed a compound semiconductor foundry alliance and invested $5 million in Taiwan's Win Semiconductors Corp.
Under the terms of the alliance, Win will manufacturer gallium-arsenide (GaAs) devices on a foundry basis for Raytheon's RF Components (RRFC) operation. Based in Taoyuan, Win is a pure-play foundry vendor that operates a 6-inch GaAs fab. The Taiwan company moved its fab into production in 2000
Cypress readies USB on-the-go, Bluetooth silicon News & Analysis 5/30/2002 Post a comment Cypress Semiconductor Corp. will intensify its push into I/O silicon this year, as it prepares to roll out a USB chip and software package that will allow peripherals and mobile devices to communicate with each other without the aid of a PC.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times