"How do I get an EE job without experience?" News & Analysis 6/30/1999 Post a comment I see alot [sic] of job offerings in the various branches of EE lately, which is really nice to see. But I don't see any entry-level BSEE jobs being offered. Right now I have about a year to go before I get my BSEE. Any suggestions on where/how I am supposed to get that 2-3 years or 5-10 years experience? What I'm looking for are ideas/suggestions on how and where to "get my foot in the door" in EE.
Japan turns new page with electronic-book field test News & Analysis 6/30/1999 Post a comment Japan's electronic-book industry will begin a new chapter in the deployment of electronic books next week when the E-Book Japan consortium begins to offer them on demand. The experimental launch will expand to become a nationwide field test in November involving about 5,000 titles and 500 e-book readers.
Tellabs acquires NetCore Systems News & Analysis 6/30/1999 Post a comment Tellabs Operations Inc. is back on the acquisition trail for the first time since its attempted acquisition of Ciena Corp. fell through in the summer of 1998. The company announced Wednesday (June 30) that it will acquire NetCore Systems Inc. (Wilmington, Mass.), a route/switch startup, for approximately $575 million in stock.
Avant! alters IP plans; Cypress buys Arcus News & Analysis 6/30/1999 Post a comment Fearing competition with its customers in the silicon intellectual property (IP) arena, Avant! Corp. has tabled its Galax! subsidiary and is preparing to roll out a new IP partnership program with its customers, EE Times has learned. As part of that change, Avant! has decided that it will not complete its planned purchase of Arcus Technology Ltd., an IP provider based in Bangalore, India.
Japan consortium looks to build IP distribution network News & Analysis 6/30/1999 Post a comment Attempting to address a missing link in the burgeoning intellectual property (IP) trade, four Japan-based semiconductor and consumer electronics companies and the Japanese subsidiary of one U.S.-based EDA vendor have agreed to develop an electronic distribution and exchange network for IP cores.
Tower adds Xemics low-power library News & Analysis 6/30/1999 Post a comment Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (Migdal Haemek, Israel), a semiconductor foundry, has licensed a version of Xemics SA's CooLib low-power, low-voltage digital cell library for use by customers of Tower's 0.5-micron chip manufacturing services.
Via Technologies to acquire Cyrix News & Analysis 6/30/1999 Post a comment Via Technologies Inc. and National Semiconductor Corp. have signed a letter of intent for Via, a Taiwan chip set vendor, to purchase Cyrix Corp., National's X86 PC processor business, for an undisclosed amount.
Cisco pays $435M for Sonet chip maker News & Analysis 6/30/1999 Post a comment Looking to bring some key component technology in-house, Cisco Systems Inc. has acquired StratumOne Communications Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.), a supplier of Sonet chips, for $435 million in stock.
SDMI nears security vote but struggles with other issues News & Analysis 6/29/1999 Post a comment The Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI) will ratify the much-anticipated specification Version 1.0 for Internet music portable devices at the next SDMI meeting scheduled here on July 7-8. The details of the spec will be released then on the group's website.
Configurable route to a serial interface News & Analysis 6/29/1999 Post a comment In the past, to get the kind of application-specificity we needed in our embedded systems, many of our previous designs involved placing a microcontroller and some form of programmable logic-FPGA or CPLD-both on the same board.
Heading off critical design issues in HDTV News & Analysis 6/29/1999 Post a comment One of the most pressing challenges in developing advanced multimedia and communications chips is the balance between the designer and the chip--that is, the ease of development, and the resulting performance and instruction efficiency.
New SoC platforms close 'design gap' News & Analysis 6/29/1999 Post a comment With the proliferation of electronics-enabled appliances, games and devices, the appetite for semiconductor content is enormous. However, as the market has expanded, the requirements have become very stringent: millions of gates with high utilization, all running with low power. The requirements for silicon solutions today are light years beyond what satisfied electronics companies only a few years ago.
Startups question fixed design rationale News & Analysis 6/29/1999 Post a comment The microprocessor wars of the past 10 years might make even major electronics companies think twice before attempting to launch a new single-chip architecture. Innovations such as RISC architecture are clearly a good idea from an engineering standpoint, but even the clout of the IBM-Motorola-Apple joint effort to introduce the Power PC microprocessor has led to mixed results in the market. While some system designers have taken to the new CPU, Intel Corp.'s X86 architecture remains dominant.
Redback in nationwide deal with Qwest News & Analysis 6/29/1999 Post a comment Only two weeks after completing its initial public offering, Redback Networks Inc. has turned its manufacturing lines up to full speed due to a multiyear, multimillion-dollar contract from Qwest Communications International Inc.
Avanti Announces New Finance Team News & Analysis 6/29/1999 Post a comment Fremont, Calif.--June 28, 1999--Avanti Corp. (Fremont) announced the creation of a new finance team at thecompany. Effective immediately, Sam Chang is Avanti's head offinance. ...
Infineon IGBTs exploit new thin-wafer process News & Analysis 6/29/1999 Post a comment Using a new "thin wafer process" technology that it said offers superior electrical quality and cost advantages, Infineon Technologies AG has extended its Fast IGBT (insulated gate bipolar transistor) product line.
'Jazz' plays for media stream audience News & Analysis 6/29/1999 Post a comment The Jazz architecture was designed with several goals in mind. Our target market-applications rich in data and computation such as video, audio and image processing-required an architecture with a high capacity for data throughput and a high performance rating.
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