Panel ponders cost of programmable system-on-chip News & Analysis 10/25/2000 Post a comment EDINBURGH, Scotland -- Adding programmable hardware to system-on-chip (SoC) devices is a little bit like the weather: Everyone talks about it but no one is doing anything about it, if discussions at the IP2000 Europe conference and exhibition are any indicator.
QuickLogic licenses technology to Aeroflex for space ICs News & Analysis 10/25/2000 Post a comment SUNNYVALE, Calif.--QuickLogic Corp. here announced it has licensed its ViaLink metal-to-metal interconnect technology for field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and embedded standard products to Aeroflex Corp.'s UTMC subsidiary. The Aeroflex unit will use the technology to offer radiation-hardened ICs in space applications.
Xilinx' Q2 profit jumps 93% News & Analysis 10/17/2000 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- Xilinx Inc. here today reported a net of $114.1 million, or $0.32 a share, for its second fiscal quarter ended Sept. 30, up 93% from $59.2 million, or $0.17 a share, posted in the like period a year ago. Sales for the programmable logic device supplier were $437.4 million in the period, an 83% jumped over a year ago.
Altera's sales jumps 84% in 3Q News & Analysis 10/16/2000 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- Altera Corp. here today reported record sales of $395.4 million for its third quarter ended Sept. 30, an 84% jump over the $215.1 million figure posted in the like period a year ago.
The San Jose-based supplier of programmable logic devices also reported a net of $118 million, or $0.28 a share, for the period, a 112% increase over the $55.7 million, or $0.13 a share, posted in the like period a year ago.
Altera, Xilinx reaffirm 15% sequential growth after downgrading of stock News & Analysis 10/10/2000 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- Programmable logic rivals Altera Corp. and Xilinx Inc. today both reiterated their forecasts for 15% sequential growth in revenues in the just-ended third quarter despite downgrading of their stock by analysts, who are worried about demand for their chips. Stock prices for both companies plunged in trading today following the downgrading by analysts.
Adaptive Silicon prepares FPGA cores for ASICs News & Analysis 10/10/2000 Post a comment LOS GATOS, Calif. -- Adaptive Silicon Inc. this week announced first silicon on its programmable ASIC cores and is lining up licensees in preparation for an early 2001 launch. Adaptive Silicon here said it does not expect to release products until March, and its initial sales will be to ASIC customers of LSI Logic Corp., its primary investor.
Xilinx acquires transceiver chip maker RocketChips News & Analysis 10/3/2000 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- Xilinx Inc. here today announced an agreement to acquire RocketChips Inc, a supplier of chips for local- and wide-area networking applications.
The acquisition of Minneapolis, Minn.-based RocketChips gives Xilinx some key transceiver technology for use in Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and Gigabit Ethernet networks. RocketChips specializes in developing CMOS-based, intellectual-property (IP) chip cores based on its high-end transceiver technology.
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.