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ARM puts Java core, peripherals in one package
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10/9/2003   Post a comment
Attempting to reach out to smaller chip companies, ARM Holdings said it would offer discounts to customers that purchase its Java processor core and related intellectual property as part of the same package.
$7 Turbo Encoder Co-processor Supports 3GPP Wireless Apps
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10/9/2003   Post a comment
Altera Corporation has introduced a turbo encoder co-processor to support the recently established 14.4 Mbps. data throughput standard for wireless data applications. Designers can implement the new turbo encoder MegaCore function using Altera's Cyclone device family for as little as $7.00.<
Fujitsu Microcontrollers for Digital Consumer Gear
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10/9/2003   Post a comment
Fujitsu Microelectronics has targeted its latest 16- and 32-bit microcontrollers at digital consumer products with power requirements as low as 1 milliamp per megahertz.<
ACTEL Joins 8-bit MCU Market
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10/9/2003   Post a comment
Actel Corporation has jumped into the microcontroller market with introduction of the Core8051 8-bit embedded microcontroller, optimized for use with its ProASIC Plus, Axcelerator, SX-A and radiation-tolerant FPGAs.
Analog Devices Introduces Low-Distortion High-Speed Op Amp with Unprecedented Low Noise -- Company Version
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10/8/2003   Post a comment
They-say/we-say: Here are two views on an Analog Devices' high-speed op amp. One version is the company's press release, repeated almost verbatum. The other version is Chipcenter's take on the features and functions of this new device, authored by Paul O'Shea.
The fog is lifting: Chipmakers embrace long absent demand signals
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10/8/2003   Post a comment
The fog shrouding visibility in the semiconductor market since late 2000 appears to be lifting gradually, as a more stable industry outlook offers suppliers a chance to improve margins and update their product mix. While even the most optimistic suppliers are unwilling to declare a full market upswing is imminent because consumer confidence is eroding and there is slow to nonexistent employment growth, equipment makers, including those in the troubled communications sector, are sending positive
Programmable clock regeneration techniques get signals through extreme conditions
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10/8/2003   Post a comment
Blaming the victim? Blaming the clock for system failure is easy, but what are the root causes? Does the problem originate from the clock or is the clock a victim of the surrounding environment? While this article cannot attempt to answer all system specifics, Cypress' David Green does look at the methods of attenuating jitter in the presence of dirty clock reference sources. He explores redundant clocking architectures, and examines some logic-level filter produces that help attenuate jitter.
Debate rages over IC-equipment outlook for Q3, Q4
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10/7/2003   Post a comment
The consensus is that chip-equipment makers are seeing a slight order upswing Q3, but there is still considerable debate about Q4 and beyond.
Motorola hastens chip spin-off to stop the bleeding
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10/6/2003   Post a comment
Motorola Inc.'s sudden announcement today that it would spin-off its semiconductor unit produced more questions than answers, but analysts believe that the company must quickly execute on its strategy.
Motorola spins off semiconductor group
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10/6/2003   Post a comment
Motorola Inc. is spinning off its semiconductor products group into a separate, publicly traded company. The company said it remained committed to its remaining business units, including mobile phones and communications networks. From London, John Walko was the forst to pull this off the wire services.
Low-priced FPGAs gaining ground
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10/6/2003   Post a comment
Time-to-market pressures and rising ASIC development costs have helped make low-priced FPGAs an attractive alternative, and suppliers are happily seizing the opportunity.
Samsung turns to NAND flash as process technology driver
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10/6/2003   Post a comment
After using DRAM for years to prove its latest semiconductor manufacturing processes, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is shifting strategy by adopting NAND flash as its technology driver. The Korean company confirmed last week it will introduce a 70nm NAND process in 2004, a full year before it begins manufacturing DRAM on similar linewidths
Philips' new logic integrates two complementary functions
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10/6/2003   Post a comment
In a continuing drive to reduce board space, power, and cost, Philips Semiconductors last week unveiled the first multifunction logic device in its PicoGate family.
Motorola spins off semiconductor group
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10/6/2003   Post a comment
Motorola Inc. is spinning off its semiconductor products group into a separate, publicly traded company. The company said it remained committed to its remaining business units, including mobile phones and communications networks.
VC Watch
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10/5/2003   Post a comment
What's catching the attention of venture capitalists these days? Try wireless, FPGAs, and design-for-manufacturing, as TelASIC, Anadigm, and Sigma-C announced VC funding last week.
18-bit serdes chips head for comms
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10/2/2003   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp. said its low-voltage differential signaling 18-bit serializer/deserializer (serdes) makes it simpler to design such networking and communication systems as third-generation basestations, wireless local-loop systems and broadband access equipment.
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