National expects 15-20% decline in revenues News & Analysis 6/7/2001 Post a comment National Semiconductor Corp. today reported break-even results on revenue of $401.2 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2001, which ended May 27, 2001. However, it is possible that the worst bookings quarter may be behind us --- because we saw improved turns orders in May.
ISSI rolls out low-power SRAMs for wireless applications News & Analysis 6/7/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Integrated Silicon Solution Inc. (ISSI) here introduced a new 8-Megabit asynchronous SRAM for wireless and related applications.
Dubbed the IS62VV51216LL, the-low power SRAM from ISSI features an access time of 70ns, a standby current as low as 15A, and a low operating current of 20mA. It operates from a 1.65-to-1.95-volt power supply.
Via Technologies plans stock sale News & Analysis 6/7/2001 Post a comment
Taipei, Taiwan -- Via Technologies Inc., the top competitor of Intel Corp. in chipsets, said today that it's planning to sell shares in the form of American Depository Receipts (ADRs) for US$300 million - US$500 million in the se
SIA predicts upturn News & Analysis 6/7/2001 Post a comment The Semiconductor Industry Association has reiterated its forecast for a 2001 second-half, industry-wide recovery.
SIA forecasts 20% chip growth for 2002 News & Analysis 6/6/2001 Post a comment The Semiconductor Industry Association today forecast a 14% decline in chip revenue this year, to $175.5 billion, brought on by a massive inventory correction in all sectors of the market.
Updated: Lara Networks to be acquired by Cypress News & Analysis 6/6/2001 Post a comment Cypress Semiconductor Corp. today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Lara Networks Inc., a San Jose company specializing in silicon-based packet processing products for wide-area-network (WAN) infrastructure equipment.
Synplicity's entry in ASIC synthesis focuses on design gap problem News & Analysis 6/5/2001 Post a comment SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Synplicity Inc. here figures it is doing something rather unusual with its entry into the ASIC synthesis market. Instead of focusing strictly on leading-edge designs, the company is emphasizing productivity and mainstream ASICs, which are produced with 0.35- to 0.18-micron processes.
Intel samples 0.13-micron Pentium 4 in Taiwan News & Analysis 6/5/2001 Post a comment TAIPEI -- Intel Corp. has shipped samples of its next- generation 0.13-micron process Pentium 4 Northwood processor to Taiwan's key motherboard makers, preparing for a late fourth quarter launch.
ASUSTek Computer Inc. and Gigabyte Technology Co. officials
interviewed Tuesday at the Computex computer show confirmed
they are starting to prepare Northwood boards for the expected
2-GHz processor. Engineering specialists staffing Computex booths of the other Big Five motherboard makers said they cou
Intel's new DSP-based voice processor fires shot at TI News & Analysis 6/5/2001 Post a comment ATLANTA -- Firing a shot at Texas Instruments Inc. in the communications chip market, Intel Corp. here today will re-launch a programmable digital signal processor (DSP) product that supports voice and data applications in carrier-class networks.
Using multiple, proprietary DSPs on the same device, the IXS1000 Media Signal Processor from Intel enables a system to support voice, data, fax and other capabilities over ATM or voice-over-Internet Protocol (IP) networks. The IXS1000 will be announced
Improv moves Jazz DSP core into high-volume 16-bit markets News & Analysis 6/5/2001 Post a comment BEVERLY, Mass. -- Taking aim at a broader range of DSP applications, Improv Systems Inc. here this week rolled out its Jazz 2 digital signal processor technology, using a streamlined 16-bit derivative of its initial 32-bit Jazz 1 architecture launched last year.
ALI plans to launch Pentium 4 chipset next month News & Analysis 6/5/2001 Post a comment
Taipei -- Acer Labs Inc. (ALI) will sample its first single data rate SDRAM and DDR chipset supporting Intel Corp's Pentium 4 processor, starting in July. ALI President Chin Wu told EBN in an interview at Computex Monday that production of its chipset will launch in the fourth quarter.
Infineon orders $42.5 million of 300-mm scanners from ASML News & Analysis 6/5/2001 Post a comment VELDHOVEN, the Netherlands--ASM Lithography here today announced a major order for multiple 300-mm wafer scanners from Infineon Technologies AG of Munich. The order includes ASML's Twinscan systems for 248-nm krypton fluoride (KrF) and 193-nm argon-fluoride (ArF) exposure tools.
Germany's SZ Testsysteme moves into Japanese market News & Analysis 6/4/2001 Post a comment TOKYO -- In a move to expand its presence in Japan and Asia, SZ Testsysteme AG of Germany today opened a new subsidiary in the Tokyo suburb of Chiba. Until now, the company had relied on distributors to sell its mixed-signal test equipment in Japan and the region.
Taiwan's Acer to make boards based on ATI's graphics chips News & Analysis 6/4/2001 Post a comment TAIPEI, Taiwan -- During the Computex trade show here today, ATI Technologies Inc. announced an outsourcing deal with Acer Inc., Taiwan's largest PC maker.
Under the terms, Taipei-based Acer will develop and make board-level products based on graphics chips from ATI of Ontario, Canada. Acer will sell the boards to systems integrators and distributors.
Railtrack evaluates schoolboy's device News & Analysis 6/4/2001 Post a comment Railtrack is evaluating a design from a Young Electronic Designer Awards finalist who has invented a cheap rail safety device that could help prevent disasters like the Hatfield crash.
Groups face off over 64bit chips News & Analysis 6/4/2001 Post a comment The battle to dominate the next-generation 64bit chip market has begun in earnest, with Intel and Hewlett-Packard (HP) releasing their Itanium microprocessor and Transmeta planning to use Advanced Micro Devices' HyperTransport technology to develop 64bit processors.
Sequoia is sole Tioga rep News & Analysis 6/4/2001 Post a comment Tioga Technologies has appointed specialist design-in and start-ups distributor Sequoia as sole UK representative for its digital subscriber line silicon.
Chip sales 'may drop 13%' News & Analysis 6/4/2001 Post a comment The highly cyclical and volatile nature of the global semiconductor market will be evident once again this year as chip sales, which grew 37% in 2000 to $204bn, will decline 13.5% this year to $177bn.
Bluetooth backers plead for patience News & Analysis 6/1/2001 Post a comment Bluetooth proponents next week will again try to convince an increasingly skeptical audience that interoperability and pricing issues will not derail the technology's deployment.
AMD to attack Intel with new 1.4-GHz Athlon and 950-MHz Duron processors News & Analysis 6/1/2001 Post a comment SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- In another attack on Intel Corp. in the microprocessor market, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is expected to announce its fastest processors for the low- and high-end PC markets.
AMD will announce two processors--a 1.4-GHz Athlon and a 950-MHz Duron--at next week's Computex trade in Taipei, Taiwan, according to sources.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 2 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 ...