Israeli startup develops faster DSP Product News 2/6/2006 Post a comment The Israeli startup Lenslet has developed a revolutionary electro-optic processor that hits the unprecedented speed of 8 tera calculation operations/second--one thousand times faster than any known digital signal processor.
MIPS uses "Virtual CPU" design to blunt rush to multicores Product News 2/6/2006 Post a comment MIPS Technologies introduced this week its next generation MIPS34K core with a new "virtual CPU" architecture that it believes can reduce or delay the need to move to more complex multicore designs in a variety of multimedia-based consumer devices, home entertainment systems and network applications.
TTPCom intros ref design for sub $20 handset sector News & Analysis 2/6/2006 Post a comment TTP Com Ltd. has joined the growing list of companies targeting the emerging “Ultra Low Cost” mobile handset market with a complete reference design that includes its AJAR ULC application suite, protocol software and CBEMacro modem technology.
Bookham basks in 'Cramer Effect' News & Analysis 2/3/2006 Post a comment For its second quarter, which ended Dec. 31, Bookham reported losses of $11.9 million, or 28 cents per share, on revenues of $60.7 million, compared with GAAP losses of $535,000, or 2 cents per share, on revenues of $62.6 million the previous quarter.
LCDs drive Sharp to strong sales News & Analysis 2/3/2006 Post a comment For its third fiscal 2005 quarter ended December, Sharp Corp. reported record high sales of 732 billion yen ($6.2 billion), up 12.5 percent from a year ago, and an operating profit of 44 billion yen ($371 million), up 20 percent year-to-year.
Microtune earnings slide News & Analysis 2/2/2006 Post a comment TV tuner supplier Microtune Inc. posted fourth-quarter 2005 earnings of $0.5 million, or 1 cent per share on sales of $15 million, compared to $2.1 million, or 4 cents per share on sales of $15.4 million a year ago.
STMicro, France Télécom partner on R&D News & Analysis 2/2/2006 Post a comment Chip maker STMicroelectronics and French Telecommunications operator France Télécom announced they have signed a R&D partnership agreement to jointly analyze and define end-to-end services and platform requirements.
Off-line switcher IC extends flexibility, power range Product News 2/2/2006 Post a comment Product Review - Power Integrations' TinySwitch III off-line switcher ICs expand the flexibility of the company's TinySwitch II devices in four areas: More power, user-selectable power levels, lower no-load power draw, and lower bulk capacitance requirements.
ESS posts loss, SiRF profit falls News & Analysis 2/1/2006 Post a comment Digital video and imaging semiconductor supplier ESS Technology lost $52.8 million, or $1.33 per share on sales of $44.1 million in its fourth quarter ended December, compared to $20.9 million, or 53 cents per share on sales of $43.1 million in the year-ago quarter.
American Semi, Siemens renew HTS pact News & Analysis 2/1/2006 Post a comment American Superconductor Corp. and the Corporate Technology unit of Germany-based Siemens AG have renewed their strategic alliance to develop and explore the commercialization aspects of high temperature superconductor (HTS) fault current limiters.
PortalPlayer to expand Indian center News & Analysis 2/1/2006 Post a comment PortalPlayer Inc., a fabless semiconductor house focusing on portable multimedia, said it plans to expand its Indian center at Hyderabad, adding 100 engineers and investing a further $10 million. The San Jose, Calif.-based company has invested $15 million in the site thus far.
SIA applauds State of the Union address News & Analysis 2/1/2006 Post a comment The Semiconductor Industry Association applauded U.S. President George Bush's State of the Union address, voicing strong support for Bush's proposals to enhance the competitiveness of U.S. high-tech industries.
Solid-state drive is 'smart' enough to monitor itself Product News 2/1/2006 Post a comment Realizing that drive wear out is a key concern among solid-state storage users, SiliconSystems developed SiSMART, a technology that allows enterprise system OEMs using solid-state drives to accurately forecast storage system lifespan. SiliconSystems has integrated SiSMART technology into its entire line of SiliconDrive products.