To integrate or not? Analog, digital strategies diverge News & Analysis 11/6/2001 Post a comment
As enthusiasm for application-specific, system-level semiconductor solutions grows, some analog-IC makers maintain there is increased need for a "less is more" approach that allows discrete and mixed-signal functionality to remain partitioned from the digital blocks. Others, however, disagree.
Mitsubishi wedges two 16-bit MCU series between 8- and 32-bit segments News & Analysis 11/6/2001 Post a comment SUNNYVALE, Calif.--Believing that many microcontroller applications are ready to migrate from 8-bit to 16-bit processing performance, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. this week rolled out two new series products for a wide range of embedded control applications. The M16C/10 is aimed at bridging the "void" between 8- and 16-bit control, while the more powerful M32C/83 will be marketed as a low-cost alternative to 32-bit MCUs, said the company.
Cellular base station IC sales to regain momentum after 2002, says new report News & Analysis 11/5/2001 Post a comment OYSTER BAY, N.Y.-- Integrated circuit revenues for cellular-phone base stations will remain relatively flat at around $380 million in the next year or so, but IC sales are expected to gain momentum after 2003, when carriers move to next-generation wireless services and increase the volume of their networks, according to a new forecast from Allied Business Intelligence Inc. here.
AMCC, IDT to eliminate 'glue' chips between network and IP processors News & Analysis 11/5/2001 Post a comment BOSTON-- Integrated Device Technology Inc. and Applied Micro Circuits Corp. today announced a partnership to offer "seamless" interfaces between IDT's Internet protocol (IP) co-processors and AMCC's network processors for edge routers and security communications systems operating at OC-12 to OC192 line rates.
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.