Company uses MIPS to "Ramp" toward DSL platforms News & Analysis 12/27/1999 Post a comment Ramp Networks Inc., a company with nearly five years' experience developing broadband access systems for small-office/home-office markets, will make a break with its original ISDN WebRamp routers, moving to a platform optimized for Digital Subscriber Line service.
Hitachi, UMC eye logic at 300-mm joint venture fab News & Analysis 12/27/1999 Post a comment Hitachi Ltd. and Taiwan's United Microelectronics Corp. today (12/27) announced plans for a joint venture in 300-mm wafer processing, which will be based in Japan and begin manufacturing operations in early 2001. The unnamed joint-venture company will be located in Hitachi's N3 building in Hitachinaka, and it is scheduled to begin pilot runs of 300-mm wafers in January 2001.
National acquires DSP technology developer Algorex News & Analysis 12/16/1999 Post a comment Aiming to boost its presence in third-generation (3G and 2.5G) wireless systems, National Semiconductor Corp. Thursday (Dec. 16) said it was purchasing Algorex Inc., a San Francisco-based provider of intellectual property for digital signal processors.
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.