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WSTS revises forecast for stronger chip market growth
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10/29/2003   Post a comment
With the threat from Sars retreating for now, the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization sees double-digit percentage growth year-on-year for the worldwide market from 2003 through 2005. The personal computing, wireless communications and digital consumer sectors are driving the current upturn. From Brussels, Peter Clarke reports.
Mil. Designs Get a Boost
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10/28/2003   Post a comment
Mil. Designs Get a Boost
Altera and Gidel Announce Stackable Development System
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10/27/2003   Post a comment
Altera Corporation and Gidel, an Altera Consultants Alliance Program (ACAP) member, today announced the immediate availability of Gidel's stackable PROCSuperStar Stratix 80 development board for reconfigurable system development.
Programmable System-on-Chip (PSoC) Devices Combine Low-Power Digital and Instrumentation-Quality Analog Blocks, Flash, SRAM, M8 MCU, Clock--for under $2
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10/27/2003   Post a comment
Programmable System-on-Chip (PSoC) Devices Combine Low-Power Digital and Instrumentation-Quality Analog Blocks, Flash, SRAM, M8 MCU, Clock--for under $2
Condor Engineering Introduces the World's First Multi-function RT Validated Intellectual Property Core for MIL-STD-1553 COTS Applications
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10/27/2003   Post a comment
Condor Engineering Introduces the World's First Multi-function RT Validated Intellectual Property Core for MIL-STD-1553 COTS Applications
Lattice Semiconductor and Tyco Electronics Demonstrate 10 Gbps SERDES Across High Speed Cable Interconnect and FR-4 Backplane Solutions
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10/27/2003   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor and Tyco Electronics Demonstrate 10 Gbps SERDES Across High Speed Cable Interconnect and FR-4 Backplane Solutions
AMCC, IBM, INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES, TEXAS INSTRUMENTS AND XILINX TEAM TO ALIGN 10Gbps STANDARDS
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10/27/2003   Post a comment
AMCC, IBM, INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES, TEXAS INSTRUMENTS AND XILINX TEAM TO ALIGN 10Gbps STANDARDS
Programmable spread-spectrum clock reduces EMI jitters
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10/27/2003   Post a comment
Cypress announces what it feels is the industry's First Field-Programmable Spread-Spectrum Clock Generators. Spread spectrum has be used for EMI reduction. New programmming techniques and Socket Adaptor Kits round out a complete interface for a broad range of digital systems and peripherals. Jon Gabay has this assessment.
Suppliers moving more parts, lead times stretch
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10/20/2003   Post a comment
After two years of double-digit price erosion and falling revenue, the market for standard logic parts has begun to turn, with some suppliers seeing lead times stretch as they scramble to meet demand.
FPGAs Boost Performance Levels of Wideband Digital Receivers
Design How-To  
10/8/2003   Post a comment
Few component technologies have evolved as rapidly in the last few years as FPGAs. In this highly competitive market, each new generation of devices delivers faster speeds, improved density, larger memory resources, and more flexible interfaces. Totally new resources, such as dedicated hardware multiplier blocks and complete processor cores, also appear. Specifically, hardware multipliers have afforded FPGAs a strategic entry into DSP applications, where they are now challenging both ASICs and p
Philips' new logic integrates two complementary functions
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10/6/2003   Post a comment
In a continuing drive to reduce board space, power, and cost, Philips Semiconductors last week unveiled the first multifunction logic device in its PicoGate family.


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