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Startup to field next-generation design language
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Launching what appears to be the strongest private attempt in years to create a new high-level design language, Co-Design Automation Inc. will announce its Superlog language this week. The system-level language combines the best features of Verilog and C/C++ while allowing interfaces and translations to and from C/C++, Verilog and VHDL, the company said.
Products, processes comprise Lucent comm assault
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Lucent Technologies is ramping up new process technologies in CMOS and silicon germanium, as part of a continuing focus on single-chip design methods that it plans to apply across a range of communications devices. Offering a look ahead at the road map, Lucent executives last week disclosed the company is in the early stages of production with its first chips to be built in a low-cost SiGe process. The company also tipped news of a number of integrated devices planned for the next year.
Cost crunch creates push for single-chip drive
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Intensifying cost pressures have spurred manufacturers of hard-disk drives to step up the push for more highly integrated electronics, turning up the heat in the race toward system-on-chip ICs. Yet the various drive manufacturers and their component suppliers are taking surprisingly different routes toward the single-chip system.
Synopsys and Hitachi to Provide New Models for Hardware/Software Coverification
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London--May 27, 1999--Synopsys, Inc. (Mountain View, Calif.) announced that it and Hitachi, Ltd., have agreed to develop and distribute the first coverification models of Hitachi's ...
Teradyne Makes Strategic Investment in Logicvision
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San Jose--May 27, 1999--Logicvision, Inc. (San Jose) and Teradyne, Inc. (Boston) announced that Teradyne has made a strategic investment in Logicvision. As part of the agreement, ...
Xilinx Unveils Xilinx Online Program
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San Jose--May 25, 1999--In conjunction with a newreconfigurable demonstration and customer endorsements Xilinx, Inc.(San Jose) announced the Xilinx Online program to enable,identify, ...
Zilog, Inc. Seeks Progressive Z8 or Z8 Plus OTP Designs
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Campbell, Calif.--May 26, 1999--Zilog, Inc. and CMP Media, Inc. areco-sponsoring a worldwide "Driven to Design" contest to find the mostinnovative and creative use of Zilog's ...
Intel ties upcoming PC-on-a-chip to Rambus
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Intel Corp. will take a crack at putting a PC-on-a-chip late next year. The so-called Timna processor, manufactured with 0.18-micron technology, includes a Pentium II-class processor, a graphics controller, 128 kbytes of L2 cache and — the item that's raising the most eyebrows — a Direct Rambus memory controller.
NEC invests to beef up 128-Mbit DRAM production
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Reaffirming its commitment to DRAMs and leading-edge semiconductor process technology, NEC Corp. will up its investments in two domestic memory fabs to increase production of 128-Mbit synchronous and Rambus DRAMs. Moreover, the company will pump more money into a soon-to-be completed 0.18-micron logic fab with the expectation that it will be finished ahead of schedule.
Go for the Masters
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I will be graduating this May with BSEE and have some analog background. I like to work on mixed-signal IC design but have found that most of the semiconductor companies want someone with an MS degree and experience.
Starting as a grunt
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I recently started my first full-time job after receiving a MSEE in VLSI design. All my previous engineering experience (summer jobs) had been in academic settings, so this is my first taste of "real world" engineering.
Software's replacing everything
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I'm currently a technician working in an R&D group, writing some test code, debugging, simple fixture designs, etc. I'm working on a degree as well and have been on the EE path.
Sensory licenses Sarnoff speech-enhancement algorithms
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In a bid to bring practical voice control to consumer products such as home appliances and cell phones, Sarnoff Corp. is lending its speech-enhancement algorithm expertise to Sensory Inc., a provider of speech-recognition technology.
.30-inch displays over Tokyo
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DRAM tags plunge
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Agere proposes network processor standards group
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Agere Inc. has sent a proposal to many of its network-processor competitors, as well as to communication industry OEMs and network software developers, proposing the creation of a Network Processor Standards Organization (NPSO). The company has registered a domain name, www.npstandards.org, and wants to have a founding meeting in or near San Jose, Calif. in July or August.
Crystal Clear
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Crystals & Oscillators
NEC looks to lead long-haul 1394 standards efforts
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Hoping to influence the standards process for long-distance IEEE 1394 networks, NEC Corp. has introduced a physical-layer chip and has prototyped a bridge device that it says will enable 1-km networks. The company will be at the 1394 Developer's Conference in San Jose, Calif., next week to show a prototype wiring concentrator based on a demonstration board that houses the new devices.
Synopsys to help Hitachi develop models of RISC cores
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Synopsys Inc. announced here at the Embedded Systems Conference that it will jointly develop and distribute with Hitachi Ltd. the first co-verification models of Hitachi's SH3-DSP and SH-4 RISC microprocessor cores.
AMD seeks logic support for K7
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Methode buys Polycore, extends transceiver module line
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In a move that adds lower-speed transceiver modules to its existing gigabit-speed optoelectronic product line, Methode Electronics Inc. has acquired Polycore Technologies Inc., a small supplier of highly integrated datacommunications modules for LAN equipment.
Adaptec opens manufacturing facility in Singapore
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Adaptec Inc. has officially opened its new $17 million manufacturing facility in the Chai Chee area of Singapore, significantly expanding its presence in the Asian market.
Motorola readies $40 million expansion at Arizona fab
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Motorola Inc. is ready to start the next expansion phase of its MOS-12 wafer fab here, the company said Thursday (May 27). The $40 million phase will complete the interior of the east portion of the fab building, add infrastructure to the plant, and install several process tools. It is part of a $1.1 billion project announced in October 1997.
Tumultuous year keeps Tellabs hopping
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5/27/1999   Post a comment
Over the last 18 months, Tellabs Operations Inc. has been a microcosm of the changes many large OEMs have dealt with over the last year. The maker of communication-infrastructure equipment has dealt with an acquisition, both buoyancy and battering in the stock market, an increased reliance on remote design sites, and the impact of globalization.
Alliances target voice over DSL
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Burgeoning interest in voice over digital subscriber line (VoDSL) as a special case of voice over Internet Protocol was evident this week, as two separate companies created partnerships intended to help drive common architectures that will channel voice over DSL systems from customer premises to telco central offices. Announcement of the PacketLoop Partners Program by AccessLAN Communications Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) and of the VoDSL Partner Program by gateway specialist Jetstream Communications
Intel, HP Reveal IA-64 Instruction Set Architecture
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Santa Clara, Calif.--May 26, 1999--Intel Corp. (Santa Clara) and Hewlett-Packard Co. (Palo Alto, Calif.) published the details of the IA-64 Instruction Set Architecture (ISA). ...
Tensilica Establishes Japanese Subsidiary, Appoints Country Sales Manager
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Santa Clara, Calif.--May 23, 1999--Tensilica, Inc. (Santa Clara) announced the formation of the company's first international subsidiarycompany. The new entity, Tensilica ...
Cadence Launches New Platform for Mobile Information Appliance Design
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San Jose--May 25, 1999--Cadence DesignSystems, Inc. (San Jose) announced the introduction of asystem integration platform and design services targeting the mobileinformation ...
Motorola Offers Three Megabits On-Chip Memory on New Digital Signal Processor
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Austin--May 24, 1999--Developers of multi-channel communication and networking systems now have a new choice for their high performance applications that require digital signal ...
Cadence and Denali Sign Agreement to Speed Verification of SOC Designs
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San Jose--May 26, 1999--Cadence DesignSystems, Inc. (San Jose) and Denali Software, Inc. (Palo Alto, Calif.)announced an agreement to integrate Denali's Memory Modeler and ...
Coware and ARM Announce System Design Environment for Complex Hardware and Software Designs
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Santa Clara, Calif.--May 24, 1999-Coware, Inc. (Santa Clara) and ARM (Cambridge, U.K.) announced an agreement that allows engineers to use the Coware N2C design system to develop ...
Cypress to evaluate silicon-28 wafers
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Isonics Corp. and Cypress Semiconductor Corp. announced today that they have signed a joint research and development agreement to explore the use of isotopically pure silicon-28 in semiconductor memory devices.
TI, Symbian and Nokia ally on 3G platform
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Texas Instruments Inc., Symbian plc and Nokia Group have developed and will broadly promote a new platform for next-generation wireless phones. Nokia said it will be the first supplier to use the jointly developed Open Multimedia Application Platform (OMAP), which includes an ARM processor and digital-signal processor from TI, and the Epoc real-time operating system from Symbian. The companies hope to make the platform an industry standard for next-generation phones.
DRAM sinks IC giants
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Analog out of doldrums
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