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"Is getting an EE worth it?"
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"How do I get an EE job without experience?"
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Credence eyes growing Chinese tester market
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Credence Systems Corp., a seller of semiconductor test tools, is pushing to expand in the fast-growing Chinese semiconductor manufacturing industry.
Tower adds Xemics low-power library
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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
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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.
Cirrus Cedes Joint Venture To Lucent
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The agreement is subject to regulatory approval.
Zilog CFO To Be COO Of Former Motorola Group
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James Thorburn will join the Motorola Semiconductor Components Group, which is to be renamed by Texas Pacific Group.
Cisco pays $435M for Sonet chip maker
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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.
VIA to acquire Cyrix
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SDMI nears security vote but struggles with other issues
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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
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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.
Configurable processors readied for SoC
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Existing system-on-chip design methods often create bottlenecks in block-level integration and verification, hardware/software co-development and semiconductor-process portability.
Heading off critical design issues in HDTV
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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.
Development environment targets SoC
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The Notation Environment for Jazz was devised to provide an intuitive, structured application-development system in Java.
Compiler unlocks complex architecture
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The key to a successful architecture is the compiler: It is the compiler that determines effective programming and efficient utilization of the target architecture.
IBM and Sequent in possible acquisition dance
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Sequent Computer Systems Inc. declined comment on a report that IBM Corp. is interested in acquiring the company.
New SoC platforms close 'design gap'
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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
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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
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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.
Philips Semiconductors Unveils Newest Dual UART Device and Impact Line for New Data Communications Family
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Sunnyvale, Calif.--June 28, 1999--Philips Semiconductors (Sunnyvale) announced the availability of the SC28L92 Dual UART, the third member of itsnew Impact line of communication ...
Xilinx Expands Silicon Xpresso Initiative With Free, Downloadable CPLD Synthesis
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San Jose--June 28, 1999--Xilinx, Inc. (San Jose) announcedthe availability of the Webpack suite--a new, integrated design environment specifically tailoredfor the XC9500 ...
PCI-X Addendum Released for Member Review
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Portland, Ore.--June 28, 1999--The PCI SpecialInterest Group (Portland) announced the release of the PCI-X addendum tothe SIG membership for formal review. The membership ...
Radisys Introduces Feature-Rich Multimedia Controller for OEM Embedded Applications
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Hillsboro, Ore.--June 28, 1999--Radisys Corp. (Hillsboro) announced the availability of the Radisys EPC-095, a flexible I/O multimedia controllerbaseboard, for use by OEM equipment. ...
Antrim's Parallel Software for Automating Mixed-Signal IC Design Now Available on HP 9000 Technical Servers and HP Visualize Workstations
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Scotts Valley, Calif.--June 28, 1999--Antrim Design Systems, Inc. (Scotts Valley) announced that Antrim-A/MS and Antrim-ACT software is nowavailable for Hewlett-Packard's ...
Philips Semiconductors Unveils Enhanced Trimedia Processor
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Sunnyvale, Calif.--June 28, 1999--Philips Semiconductors (Sunnyvale) announcedthe latest addition to the company's Trimedia processor family, the TM-1300. The new mediaprocessor ...
Avanti Announces New Finance Team
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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. ...
Oki Semiconductor Announces MAC1000 Gigabit Ethernet Media Access Controller
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Sunnyvale, Calif.--June 28, 1999--Oki Semiconductor (Sunnyvale) announced a new Ethernet-based device for use in local area and campusnetworking applications, the MAC1000 ...
Network processor startup lands $14M in new venture capital
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6/29/1999   Post a comment
SiTera Inc. has received $14 million in second-round funding, bringing the total capitalization for the network-processor startup to $24 million.
Infineon IGBTs exploit new thin-wafer process
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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.
Motorola teams with Sun, Audesi on Internet phones
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Motorola Inc.'s Semiconductor Products Sector is launching a development program for Java-enabled Internet phones, with the aid of Sun Microsystems Inc. and telephony software specialist AudeSi Technologies Inc.
Microchip unveils MCUs
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ISSI introduces X 24 SRAMs
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Analog-IC shortcut worth $1B
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'Jazz' plays for media stream audience
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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.
Cirrus to cede control of joint venture fab to Lucent
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Cirrus Logic Inc. announced today that Lucent Technologies Inc. will undertake full ownership and operational control of Cirent Semiconductor, the two companies' joint venture wafer fab in Orlando, Fla.
Microsemi Buys Narda Semiconductor
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Narda Semiconductor is expected to strengthen Microsemi's position in the military/defense sector.
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