Vitesse sends chip contenders to Ethernet arena News & Analysis 11/1/2004 Post a comment When Simon Keeton took over as head of Vitesse Semiconductor Corp.'s Ethernet division last month, he knew he'd need more than "me-too" products to capture business from Ethernet chip behemoths Broadcom Corp. and Marvell Semiconductor Inc.
Biochip neural network earns wings as research tool News & Analysis 11/1/2004 Post a comment Living neurons taught to control an F-22 flight simulator may yield secrets that could not only demystify silicon-based artificial neural networks but also provide essential clues for understanding and treating neurological conditions, such as epilepsy, that result from malfunctioning neural circuitry.
Like it or not, IP's here to stay News & Analysis 11/1/2004 Post a comment It's been about 10 years since the chip industry first backed the idea of creating reusable blocks of circuitry, and for most of those years intellectual-property (IP) vendors and chip makers have been struggling to agree on a path that both can travel.
Working model News & Analysis 11/1/2004 Post a comment Let's be honest: Chip and IP companies have their own agendas, and that often leads to friction on the negotiating table or, worse, in the lab.
Chip advances open new design services door News & Analysis 11/1/2004 Post a comment All the buzz about Bangalore has bred a stereotype about design services companies: that they are offshore, inexpensive and generally useful for doing the routine work on middle-of-the-road map designs.
SIA numbers show volumes plunging, ASPs surging, says analyst News & Analysis 11/1/2004 Post a comment September numbers from the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) on unit shipments and average selling prices (ASPs) confirm that the semiconductor market is in the midst of an inventory correction that is likely to unit volumes below year-ago levels by year-end, according to Paul Leming, chief financial analyst with Princeton Tech Research.
Hynix claims 95% yield on 300-mm wafers, says report News & Analysis 11/1/2004 Post a comment South Korean DRAM and flash memory maker Hynix Semiconductors Inc. said it has achieved a 95 percent success rate for the production of die on 300-mm diameter wafers at its Gyeonggi province fabrication plant, according to a Korea Herald report, which cited company officials as its source.
Taiwan's eMemory debuts embedded flash process News & Analysis 11/1/2004 Post a comment Taiwanese IP provider eMemory Technology Inc. is unveiling details of a lower cost embedded flash process that will first be used by Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing before spreading to other interested foundries.
Marconi COO Donovan resigns News & Analysis 11/1/2004 Post a comment Marconi Corporation plc has parted ways with Mike Donovan, the communications equipment maker's chief operating officer who also ran the company's US operations.
Oki sets up IC design group in China News & Analysis 11/1/2004 Post a comment Oki Electric has set up a subsidiary in China focusing on designing chips targeted at communications applications and expanding the company's presence in the Chinese market.
SIA posts September global chip sales of $18.41 billion News & Analysis 11/1/2004 Post a comment The three-month average of global semiconductor sales rose to $18.41 billion in September, 27.4 percent ahead of the equivalent figure in 2003 and a sequential increase of 1 percent from the $18.23 billion three-month average sales in August, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported. The September figure was ahead of expectations of US$18.23 billion set the previous week.
SIA expected to post strong September chip sales News & Analysis 11/1/2004 Post a comment World chip sales were stronger than expected in September, with strength in PC and handset chips driving the three-month average of sales to US$18.41 billion, according to a source close to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and the European Electronic Component Manufacturers Association (EECA).
CRM in Action News & Analysis 11/1/2004 Post a comment How Alaska Airlines and Hilton Reservations Worldwide get more value from their call centers by listening to customers.
The Changing Face of Speech Rec News & Analysis 11/1/2004 Post a comment As speech becomes ubiquitous throughout call centers, we look at how the technology is changing and how speech providers are making it easier for you to implement.
Great Expectations Exceeded News & Analysis 11/1/2004 Post a comment North America's most anticipated call center event of the year lived up to the hype. So did many of the new products in the exhibit hall. Here are the finest tools to come out of the top call center show of 2004.
The End of Inbound vs. Outbound News & Analysis 11/1/2004 Post a comment Concerto's acquisition of Rockwell's Firstpoint Contact switch-making operation happily confirms the end of the distinction between inbound and outbound.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.