Silicon7's 8-Mbit SRAM sports single-transistor cell News & Analysis 9/11/2001 Post a comment Fabless startup Silicon7 Inc. said it has developed a one-transistor SRAM chip that can replace today's six-transistor SRAMs. The chip combines Silicon7's CompactCell SRAM (CCSRAM) technology and United Microelectronics Corp.'s DRAM technology.
Anadigics raises revenue estimates, but plans layoffs, cost cuts News & Analysis 9/10/2001 Post a comment WARREN, N.J.--Declaring it has hit a rocky bottom of the steep downturn, Anadigics Inc. today announced it will report slightly better-than-expected revenues for the third quarter, totaling about $16.0 million instead of a projected $15.5 million. The supplier of radio-frequency ICs also upped its forecast for the fourth quarter to show a sequential increase of $18.0-to-$18.5 million.
Wireless chip startup gets funding from Cisco News & Analysis 9/10/2001 Post a comment XtremeSpectrum Inc, a privately-held startup chip company, said it has received funding from corporate investors including Cisco Systems, Motorola, Inc and Texas Instruments Inc in its latest round of financing
TI hits 600MHz with DSPs on 0.13µm copper News & Analysis 9/10/2001 Post a comment Texas Instruments has built its first digital signal processors to use a 0.13um copper process. The company expects to move into volume production with the 600MHz C64x family processors, aimed at basestations and image-processing systems, in Q1 next year.
Intel must wait three more weeks before knowing it got Q3 forecast right News & Analysis 9/7/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- It's crunch time at Intel Corp., and probably the rest of the troubled semiconductor industry. The next three weeks in September will determine if Intel manages to squeeze out a slight sequential increase in chip revenues during the third quarter, as company officials said they expected on Thursday.
Fairchild buys Impala Linear to expand analog power chip portfolio News & Analysis 9/6/2001 Post a comment SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine--In a move to strengthen its analog power business, Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. today announced it has acquired San Jose-based Impala Linear Corp., a supplier of power management chips for a range of applications. The purchase was for $6 million in stock and cash.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.