µSerDes device uses CTL technology Product News 4/24/2007 Post a comment Fairchild Semiconductor introduced the FIN212AC, a µSerDes device designed for serializing high-speed signals in multi-megapixel-resolution CMOS and CCD image sensors, commonly found in portable products including cell phones with built-in cameras.
Computer products boost Arrow's 1Q News & Analysis 4/24/2007 Post a comment Arrow Electronics Inc. reported sales of computer products grew 33 percent in the first quarter of 2007 and hoisted the distributor's overall sales and profits to record levels for the period that ended in March.
TI stung by 1Q inventory correction News & Analysis 4/24/2007 Post a comment Excess inventory choked first-quarter revenue and profits at Texas Instruments Inc., as the company struggled with lower-than-expected demand for DSP chips used in cell phones.
iSuppli lowers 2007 chip forecast News & Analysis 4/24/2007 Post a comment Market research firm iSuppli has reduced its forecast for 2007 global semiconductor revenue growth to 8.1 percent, down from its previous estimate of 10.6 percent growth for the year.
iSuppli lowers 2007 chip forecast News & Analysis 4/24/2007 Post a comment Global semiconductor revenue will rise to $281.4 billion in 2007, up 8.1 percent from $260.2 billion last year, according to market research group iSuppli, who previously estimated a 10.6 percent growth for the year.
Sprint goes femto with WiMax News & Analysis 4/24/2007 Post a comment Sprint Nextel Corp. wants to shrink WiMax base stations even further so that they can be used to enhance data transfer speed and capacity in the home, according to Unstrung .
picoChip deal with GWT extends femtocell reach News & Analysis 4/24/2007 Post a comment picoChip is partnering with Global Wireless Technologies (GWT) for a reference design that extends its picoArray platform to support CDMA2000 and EvDO femtocells and picocells, thus covering the entire spectrum of 3G standards.
AMD fights back with boosted Barcelona performance News & Analysis 4/24/2007 Post a comment Advanced Micro Devices revealed today (April 23) its upcoming quad-core Opteron will exceed the integer performance of Intel Corp's high-end four-core CPU by 20 percent. Previously, the company had only said the chip will provide a "double digit" boost over its archrival's processor.
Zero-IF TV tuner eliminates SAW filters Product News 4/23/2007 Post a comment Maxim has introduced a fully integrated, ZIF direct-conversion TV tuner for DVB-T applications. The MAX3580 tuner uses ZIF architecture and an on-chip RF tracking filter to eliminate the need for external discrete filtering components and a SAW filter required by older, IF-based tuners.
Group to commercialize molecular memory devices News & Analysis 4/23/2007 Post a comment Technology transfer and patent license specialist Competitive Technologies, Inc. has signed an exclusive worldwide agreement with Dr Branimir Simic-Glavaski to commercialize his patented molecular information/large-scale memory devices.
Samsung wins in Q1 mobile shipments, says iSuppli News & Analysis 4/23/2007 Post a comment Global mobile-phone shipments in the first quarter of 2007 fell by 12.8 percent sequentially, declining to 253 million units, down from 290.1 million in the fourth quarter, according to market research group iSuppli Corp. The only mobile phone maker in the top five not to have suffered a quarterly decline was Samsung.
North, South Korea planning IT forum News & Analysis 4/23/2007 Post a comment Following in the path of other emerging markets, North Korea is eager to get its hands on advanced technology and will hold a meeting with South Korea to forge closer tech ties.
UC Berkeley confirms $10 cell phone project News & Analysis 4/23/2007 1 comment How cheap is cheap? Try 10 bucks for a cell phone. UC Berkeley confirmed that it is, indeed, working on such a device, but it will be years before it gets to the serious engineering stage.
Intel SoC processor powers new consumer electronics generation Product News 4/23/2007 Post a comment Intel has unveiled a highly integrated media processor for the consumer electronics (CE) market segment that will power a new generation of devices, such as digital set top boxes and networked media players, and bring consumers advanced in-home information and entertainment services.
2-Mbit FRAMs ship in volume Product News 4/23/2007 Post a comment Aimed at automotive, printer and instrumentation applications, Fujitsu is now offering in volume production a pair of 2-Mbit FRAMs that feature non-volatile memory with high-speed data writing, low power consumption, and the ability to provide a high number of write cycles.
Bell Micro reports double-digit growth in 1Q News & Analysis 4/20/2007 Post a comment Bell Microproducts Inc. reported preliminary revenue for the first quarter of 2007 was in the range of $990 million to $1.01 billion, up 14 to 16 percent from the $867 million reported in the first quarter of 2006.
Green Hills toolkit supports Freescale's auto MCUs Product News 4/20/2007 Post a comment Components of the Green Hills Software development toolkit include: royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOS), optimizing C/C++ compilers for Power Architecture, MULTI integrated development environment (IDE) with multicore debugger, virtual prototyping platform, TimeMachine tool suite and high-speed Nexus hardware probes.
AMD reports huge loss News & Analysis 4/20/2007 Post a comment Hit hard by a price war with Intel Corp., Advanced Micro Devices Inc. reported first-quarter 2007 revenue of $1.233 billion and a net loss of $611 million, or minus $1.11 per share.
Multi-threading analog simulator cuts run time by 80% Product News 4/19/2007 Post a comment Tanner EDA introduced their T-Spice simulator for analog and mixed-signal chip designs which has been developed for use on computers with multiple processor cores. On average, the tool delivers 40% faster simulations on single-processor, dual-core computers and 80% faster run times on two-processor, dual-core machines.
TI unveils LTE solution for wireless infrastructure Product News 4/19/2007 Post a comment TI has created a Long Term Evolution (LTE) development platform that combines its wireless infrastructure optimized DSPs, software libraries and ATCA/AMC cards from two leading systems developers. This combination hardware/software package provides a starting point for the development of LTE prototype systems.
Intel cranks 45nm ultramobile CPU News & Analysis 4/19/2007 Post a comment Intel Corp. is applying its 45nm process technology to a new processor designed for ultramobile PCs. The chip, code named Silverthorne, is Intel's first ground up design aimed at a new class of mobile systems smaller than notebooks but larger and more feature rich than cellphones.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 18 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...