Silicon Labs acquires SNR Semiconductor News & Analysis 10/4/2000 Post a comment SRN, based in Austin, specializes in the design of CMOS-based analog and mixed-signal IC cores for use in communications applications. Under the terms, SNR Semiconductor will become part of Silicon Laboratories' Wireline Products Division.
Oki rolls out low-cost linear Codec for handsets News & Analysis 10/3/2000 Post a comment SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Oki Semiconductor here has announced a new linear Codec device designed to lower the costs of digital-cellular handsets.
Based on the company's digital signal processor (DSP) architecture, the ML7041 supports several cellular standards, such as code-division multiple access (CDMA), Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), and time-division multiple access (TDMA).
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.