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Cypress aims spin-off at flexible SoC designs
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3/9/2000   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (San Jose, Calif.) will use a new spin-off company to focus on configurable system-on-chip (PSoC)-type solutions, based on an 8-bit microcontroller core that Cypress developed for its Universal Serial Bus (USB) controller line.
ON Semi plucks Cherry for $250 million
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ON Semiconductor Inc. (Phoenix) said Thursday that it plans to acquire Cherry Semiconductor Corp. (East Greenwich, R.I.) for $250 million in cash, extending its presence in analog and automotive markets.
National pulls profit from wireless
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National Semiconductor Corp. managed to pull better-than-expected profit out of its wireless-related analog chip sales for the fiscal 2000 third quarter with earnings of $99.8 million or 51 cents per share.
This just in: On Semiconductor to purchase Cherry
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ON Semiconductor, the Motorola spin-out, will acquire Cherry Semiconductor Corporation, a subsidiary of The Cherry Corporation. The purchase price is $250 million in cash, subject to regulatory approvals. The acquisition gives ON added strength in automotive and PC power management ICs.
PL3 interfaces to multiple nodes
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3/6/2000   Post a comment
All participants in the Internet traffic pattern-carriers, service providers and geographically dispersed corporations-must serve an increasingly sophisticated user base that requires that richer information types be accessed more quickly than ever.
PLDs speed route to info appliances
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Encouraged by the explosive growth of the Internet and increasing digital information delivery needs, companies are racing to develop appliances and devices to meet the rising consumer demand for improved access.
Optical connectors expand beam
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The emergence of small-form-factor (SFF) fiber-optic interfaces brings big benefits to users in the form of higher densities and easier use.
How wavelength slicing works in an optical access net
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In the Quantum Bridge Optical Access Networking model, data is broadcast downstream from an optical access switch residing in the central office, point of presence or headend over a passive optical network (PON) to hundreds of intelligent optical terminals (IOTs) located on customer premises.
Wavelength slicing delivers the goods
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Since the emergence of optical networking as the Next Big Thing, the competitive landscape has become crowded with a host of equipment vendors promising to deliver a dedicated wavelength to every building.
WDM takes on add-drop traffic
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For virtually every transmission system ever developed, multiplexing the traffic to make better use of the transmission bearer means economies, and that goes for wavelength division multiplexing (WDM).
Service key to optical MAN success
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The dynamic nature of metropolitan-area networks presents a unique set of operational and connectivity challenges.
WDM for metropolitan enterprise
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To keep up with the exploding demands of networking traffic, three very different companies are seeking to expand their communications environment.
Lucent constructs 10-Gbit/s bridge to dense WDM
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Pushing to close the gap between electronic and all-optical networks, Lucent Technologies Inc. (Murray Hill, N.J.) announced a line of 10-Gbit/second optical networking products at the recent Cebit show in Hannover, Germany.
WDM makes its debut, Sonet remains standby
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Promises of imminent breakthroughs in liquid crystals, micromachined waveguides and semiconducting optical amps that would allow end-to-end optical networking have been made so regularly in the past two years that it's no wonder carriers are puzzled when they hear about the necessity of "transitional" architectures in optical transmission.
What the EDA industry doesn't know about analog design
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You can count the number of EDA tool developers devoted exclusively to analog on the fingers of one hand. Could it be they count the number of analog designers on the fingers of one hand? Perhaps they need to turn the focus knob in a different way.
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