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Navy tests missile intercept system
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The first test launch of a proposed Navy missile defense weapon was a success, the Pentagon said Wednesday (Sept. 29).
Leading-edge fab capacity pegged at 95 percent utilization
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9/30/1999   Post a comment
Strong demand for leading-edge chips in personal computers has pushed utilization of fab capacity to 95 percent in the 0.3-micron and below processes, according to analyst Brett Hodess at Banc of America Securities.
NEW ORDERS & DESIGN WINS
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Group aims to simplify debugging
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Marvell enters telecom world
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LSI Logic to rely more heavily on foundries
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9/29/1999   Post a comment
LSI Logic Corp. (Milpitas, Calif.) is preparing to expand its use of outsourced manufacturing.
Avanti licenses design constraints format from Synopsys
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In a move that promises to smooth interoperability between their respective tool suites, Avanti Corp. and Synopsys Inc. have announced that Avanti has licensed Synopsys Design Constraints (SDC), a combined timing, clocking, area, power and test format for describing deep-submicron design intent.
Sanyo chip lets digital cameras display JPEG video
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To speed the ability of digital still cameras to display moving pictures, Sanyo Electric Co. has developed a system-on-chip IC that enables the VGA-resolution display of motion JPEG-compressed images.
LSI Logic Delivers New 800 MIPS Superscalar DSP Architecture
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Milpitas, Calif.--Sept. 27, 1999--LSI LogicCorp. (Milpitas) introduced the ZSP, an open digital signal processing (DSP)architecture. LSI Logic's ZSP technology uses a RISC-based, ...
V3 Semiconductor Announces High Performance 64-Bit/66 MHz PCI Bridge Solution for MIPS Processors
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San Jose--Sept.27, 1999--At the EmbeddedSystems Conference in San Jose, V3 Semiconductor (Toronto) announced theV340HPC--a high-performance 64-bit, 66 MHz PCI Bridge solution ...
VLSI Announces Availability of JumpstartXE Multi-Core Software Development Tool Suite
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San Jose--Sept. 27, 1999--VLSI Technology (San Jose), a subsidiary of PhilipsSemiconductors, announced the availability of JumpstartXE, a highly integrated softwaredevelopment ...
Philips Semiconductors Offers New CAN 2.0B Microcontroller
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Sunnyvale, Calif.--Sept. 27, 1999--Philips Semiconductors (Sunnyvale) announceda new Controller Area Network (CAN) device designed for industrial and system controls. The ...
CAD-UL's New Code Coverage Tool Speeds Debugging Process for Embedded Development
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Scottsdale, Ariz.--Sept. 28, 1999--CAD-UL (Scottsdale) announced the CAD-UL Code Coverage Tool, which expedites the debugging process and enables code coverage without code ...
UMC Group Accesses Earthquake Damage: Losses to Foundry Less thanAnticipated
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Taipei, Taiwan--Sept. 27,1999--UMC Group (Taipei) has completed its initialappraisal of the damages caused by the September 21 earthquake that struckTaiwan. Damages were ...
Actel Introduces the SX-A FPGA Family
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Sunnyvale, Calif.--Sept. 27, 1999--Actel Corp. (Sunnyvale) announcedits 0.25-µm SX-A family. SX-A's fine-grainedantifuse architecture and small process geometry yield ...
Schlumberger Launches SABER Technology Institute to Meet Demand for Advanced Semiconductor Industry Training and Certification
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Atlantic City--Sept. 28, 1999--Schlumberger (San Jose) launched the Schlumberger AdvancedBusiness Engineering Resources (SABER) Technology Institute to serve asthe premier ...
Waferscale Quadruples SRAM on Easyflash MCU Support ICs
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San Jose--Sept. 28, 1999--At the Embedded Systems Conference, Waferscale Integration, Inc. (Fremont) announced three new Easyflash PSDs with four times the SRAM of anyother ...
Following quake, Taiwan EEs pick up the pieces
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9/29/1999   Post a comment
Engineers in Taiwan are struggling to keep life as normal as possible in the aftermath of the earthquake that rocked this island nation last week.
ESC: Ericsson, ARM ally on Bluetooth controller cores
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Advanced RISC Machines Ltd. and cellular-phone maker Ericsson announced a partnership on products for the Bluetooth wireless networking scheme at the Embedded Systems Conference. Under terms of the deal, ARM and Ericsson will collaborate on the development of microcontroller cores and firmware to support Bluetooth transceivers.
STMicro and Virata partner on ADSL modem reference design
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STMicroelectronics and Virata Ltd. (Cambridge, England) have joined forces to offer a reference design for asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) modems that provide Ethernet or Universal Serial Bus connectivity.
Motorola Shares Intellectual Property Store
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All Motorola designers and their customers will have access to a central intellectual property repository.
ESC: Emulator steps up to embedded cores
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Claiming to bring software developers the same level of control and visibility for embedded processor cores that they've had for off-the-shelf microprocessors, Embedded Performance Inc. (EPI) rolled out its first Majic (multiprocessor advanced JTAG interface contoller) emulators at the Embedded Systems Conference this week.
Reader translates electronic texts into Braille
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The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Information Technology Laboratory has initiated a program to make the text displayed on electronic devices more accessible to the blind and vision-impaired.
Telecom industry decries digital wiretap deadline
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Key members of the U.S. telecommunications industry complained this week that a government deadline for compliance with a new digital wiretapping law is "unrealistic."
Kestrel applies FDM to carrier products
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Kestrel Solutions Inc. took an unusual solution to metropolitan access bottlenecks at last week's National Fiber Optics Engineers Conference in Chicago, where it demonstrated prototypes of an optical add-drop multiplexer based on frequency division multiplexing (FDM) technology. Kestrel founders come from the direct-broadcast satellite industry, where FDM has been used for years.
Japan embraces C for high-level chip designs
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The use of C for high-level chip design is gaining rapid momentum in Japan, where companies are seeking ways to churn out devices for consumer-electronics gear more quickly.
Samsung expands core library
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Beefing up its ability to offer customers a wider complement of ASICs and ASSPs for networking applications, Samsung Semiconductor Inc. has licensed two DSP cores to expand its embedded communications lineup.
Quake recovery could sap critical supplies
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9/29/1999   Post a comment
A leading semiconductor market research firm is warning that Taiwan's foundry industry may sap the available supply of critical materials needed to restore production facilities to full operation following the devastating earthquake that rocked the island last week.
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