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Americas region at half boom-time chip sales, raw numbers say
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Although May represented something of a turn-around in the global market for semiconductors with the pace of annual growth rising to 11.3 percent -- as measured by comparing raw sales figures for the same month a year apart -- for the Americas region sales are still dropping, according to figures from the Semiconductor Industry Association.
"Wir m¼ssen wie ein Start-up denken und handeln"
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Trotz eines schwierigen Geschftsjahrs stand der Anbieter von Linzenzen f¼r Processor-Cores und IP schaffte es John Bourgoin, CEO von MIPS Technologies, sein Unternehmen auf dem Embedded Processor Forum ins Rampenlicht zu r¼cken. Semiconductor Business News (SBN), eine Schwesterpublikation von EETimes, fragte Bourgoin nach seinem Rezept gegen die anhaltende Konjunkturflaute.
Industriegruppe will Linux in die Unterhaltungselektronik bringen
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Acht Unternehmen der Unterhaltungselektronik wollen gemeinsam das Open-Source-Betriebssystem Linux unter die Lupe nehmen.
Mikrosteuerung versteht Internet-Protokolle
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Für Automatisierungsaufgaben, bei denen der Einsatz eines PC zu aufwändig wäre, aber IT-Funktionalität erforderlich ist, hat Siemens seine Mikrosteuerung Simatic S7-200 mit entsprechenden Funktionen ausgestattet. Basis der Lösung ist ein eigens entwickelter Kommunikationsprozessor.
Pour Makimoto (Sony), les FPGA sont un « must » pour l'électronique grand public
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L'électronique grand public passe rapidement de l'analogique au numérique tandis que les cycles de vie des produits raccourcissent. « Une telle évolution fait des FPGA un must », a indiqué Tsugio Makimoto, conseiller technique chez Sony, dans un discours prononcé lors du Programmable World, organisé par Xilinx Inc la semaine dernière à Tokyo. Tsugio Makimoto est devenu célèbre après avoir proclamé en 1987 que le marché des semi-conducteurs passait tous les dix ans d'une période orientée vers la
Nouveau groupe, le Digital Home Working Group recherche la compatibilité entre les plates-formes
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Dix-sept sociétés ont créé le Digital Home Working Group (DHWG), dont l'objectif sera d'aboutir à des normes d'interopérabilité pour les contenus numériques entre les produits audio, vidéo, mobiles et PC.
Sun-Ableger sucht neue Wege für Echtzeit-Linux
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Einen Realzeit-Microkernel in Gestalt eines "Software-Coprozessors" hat das französische Softwarehaus Jaluna SA, ein Spin-off von Sun Microsystems, dem Betriebssystem Linux spendiert. Damit, so Jaluna-CEO Michel Gien, biete die hauseigene Linux-Palette genau die Eigenschaften, die dem Open-Source-Betriebssystem im Allgemeinen abgingen: "Echtzeit-Fähigkeit, Verfügbarkeit und Sicherheit."
Altera Unveils HardCopy for Stratix
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Times, they are a "changin" as the programmable logic vendors move away from their PLD base. Xilinx and Lattice Semiconductor (see Lattice Announces 10 Gbits/s SerDes) have introduced 10 Gbits/s ASSPs, and Altera has announced their move into the structured ASIC business. Altera does not like to call their offering an ASIC, but if it quacks …
Lattice Announces 10 Gbits/s SerDes
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Lattice has joined Xilinx in offering an ASSP 10 Gbits/s transceiver. Lattice moved away from its PLD base several years ago when it introduced a series of programmable switches. It followed this with several programmable analog devices. Non-PLD products are still a small part of Lattice's total revenues.
SCM 101: Understanding Configuration Management in Today's Market
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Few things get the blood pumping like successfully debugging a block of code—and then finding out that someone else debugged that block yesterday. Is there a bigger adrenaline rush than finishing a large software project—after the scheduled ship date has passed? All of these problems could be avoided by employing software configuration management (SCM). Perforce Software's Christopher Seiwald takes a look at some of the SCM options available on the market.
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