Concerns raised over Japan tech programs News & Analysis 2/24/2000 Post a comment The Semiconductor Industry Association is raising questions over the Japanese government's multimillion-dollar plan to fund research aimed at busting through fundamental chip technology barriers and reviving Japan's semiconductor industry. The moves could reopen some old wounds in U.S.-Japanese semiconductor trade relations.
Partial cable, DTV agreement reached News & Analysis 2/23/2000 Post a comment The cable industry and TV manufacturers have settled a lengthy dispute over digital TV-cable compatibility but must still resolve copy-protection issues or face a government review.
SRAM standards should drive comms: vendors News & Analysis 2/16/2000 Post a comment A pair of new SRAM standards will help increase sales into the booming communications markets, memory vendors said Wednesday (Feb. 16). JEDEC completed work on a standard packaging and pinout for multi-chip modules that include both SRAM and flash silicon, while a three-company consortium has developed a new, quad-data-rate SRAM design for networking applications.
PC industry group promotes serial interface News & Analysis 2/16/2000 Post a comment The parallel interface ribbon cable, long an internal staple of PCs, may soon be a computing relic. A group of PC industry companies is pushing to develop an industry specification that would drop the parallel interface in favor of a serial design.