Altera rolls out first PLD in stacked-chip package News & Analysis 3/5/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- Altera Corp. today (March 5) claimed it was the first supplier to offer a programmable logic device in a stacked-chip package. The new EPC16 uses stacked-chip packaging technology from Sharp Corp. of Japan to offer "the smallest board space for PLD configuration," said Steve Mensor, Altera director of product marketing.
Hyundai samples lower power 128-Mbit DDR memory News & Analysis 3/5/2001 Post a comment SEOUL -- Hyundai Electronics Industries Ltd. today (March 5) announced samples of a 128-mbit double data rate SDRAM for the DDR266 or PC2100 standards, using a new 0.18-micron process technology. The Korean chip maker said the third-generation, high-bandwidth device "reiterates" its commitment to DDR technology.
NEC business PC to feature AMD Athlon in Europe News & Analysis 3/5/2001 Post a comment Advanced Micro Devices Inc. today broke the corporate PC barrier in Europe, as NEC Computers International unveiled a 1.2-GHz Athlon processor and DDR memory in its Direction SP line for the business and government markets.
PMC-Sierra chip supports 1,024 HDLC channels News & Analysis 3/5/2001 Post a comment PMC-Sierra Inc., which has long played in the high end of HDLC controller chips, has extended its FREEDM family of controllers to 1,024 High-Level Data Link Control channels. The company this week will sample two devices, one offering 1,024 logical channels at OC-12 (622-Mbits/second) rates and supporting 336 T1 lines; and a second that supports 1,204 channels at OC-48 (2.5-Gbit/s) rates, or 84 T1 lines.
All-CMOS transceiver heads for GSM handsets News & Analysis 3/5/2001 Post a comment Silicon Laboratories has developed an all-CMOS transceiver for GSM handsets, the first of its kind. The company has used standard 0.18um and 0.25um processes from TSMC to build the three main devices that make up the transceiver, leaving only the power amplifier in GaAs or bipolar technology.
V3 Semiconductor's stock delisted by Nasdaq News & Analysis 3/2/2001 Post a comment V3 Semiconductor Inc., Toronto, a provider of interconnect and controller solutions for network and Internet infrastructure markets, announced today that it received a notification from the Nasdaq Stock Market that the Company's common stock has been delisted from the Nasdaq Stock Market effective March 1.
Motorola orders chip employees to take vacation News & Analysis 3/2/2001 Post a comment AUSTIN -- Motorola Inc. is taking the next step in a series of cost-cutting measures by ordering non-manufacturing employees in its semiconductor division to take one week of vacation time this month and another week in the second quarter.
Intel plans 4-bit-per-cell flash for mobile phones News & Analysis 3/2/2001 Post a comment Despite the barriers keeping memory suppliers from making multibit-per-cell flash chips, Intel Corp. and would-be flash vendor Azalea Microelectronics Corp. are moving ahead to pack 4 bits in a cell, officials at both companies said.
Intergraph claims victory over Intel in patent dispute News & Analysis 3/2/2001 Post a comment A federal court ruled Thursday that Intel Corp. is not licensed to use microprocessor technology owned by Intergraph Corp., technology that Intergraph says Intel uses in its Pentium products. Intel officials said the court ruling involved licensing issues, not the patents, which Intel claims are invalid.
Intel ready to speed up P4 production News & Analysis 3/2/2001 Post a comment After a long gestation hampered by chipset problems, Intel has said that shipments of its Pentium 4 processor are expected to increase more quickly than any other processor as a proportion of the output of its fabs, helped by a switch to more widely available memories.
Intel looks to move past false starts with Rambus News & Analysis 3/1/2001 Post a comment Intel Corp. and the three major vendors of Rambus DRAMs say they are ready to deliver on the long-promised RDRAM technology, following what Intel Fellow Peter MacWilliams this week called "many false starts" in the effort to bring the embattled architecture to the mainstream desktop market.
TI tries to put growth back ahead of industry News & Analysis 3/1/2001 Post a comment DALLAS -- Despite the semiconductor industry's banner year in 2000 and record chip sales, Texas Instruments Inc. is unhappy with its performance in the past year--especially in its prized digital signal processor and analog IC businesses. Consequentially, TI is going more "vertical" in its pursuit of emerging DSP applications, and it's not going to back off of capital spending for analog chip capacity, promised top executives during an annual briefing with analysts and the press.
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.