Serverfarm-on-a-Chip schon bald Realität? Product News 10/26/2004 Post a comment Schon bald werden Entwickler die Rechenleistung ganzer Server-Farmen auf einen einzigen IC packen können. Dieses Zukunftsbild skizzierte jedenfalls Richard Newton, Dekan des College of Engineering der Universität Berkeley, vergangene Woche in seiner Rede auf dem 'Synopsys EDA Interoperability Developers Forum'. Geht es nach Newton, werden wir schon bald unzählige Software-konfigurierbare Prozessoren auf einem Chip haben, die arrangiert in verschiedene Bereiche unterschiedliche Aufgaben übernehme
New lawsuit accuses Lattice's management of widespread abuse News & Analysis 10/18/2004 Post a comment The controversy surrounding Lattice Semiconductor Corp. (Hillsboro, Ore.) intensifed Monday (October 18) as a shareholder derivative suit alleges the company's Board of Directors not only misstated its finances but granted themselves thousands of shares in stock options despite the company's poor fiscal performance.
Toshiba, Xilinx confirm foundry alliance for FPGAs News & Analysis 10/14/2004 Post a comment As expected, Toshiba Corp. and Xilinx Inc. on Thursday (Oct. 14) made official a foundry relationship under which the Japanese company will manufacture field programmable gate array (FPGA) products for the U.S. fabless design house.
Altera Demonstrates Industry's First Complete FPGA-Based DVB-ASI Solution Product News 10/12/2004 Post a comment Altera Corp demonstrated the industry's first complete FPGA-based digital video broadcast asynchronous serial interface (DVB-ASI) solution. DVB-ASI is a transmission protocol that is widely used to link broadcast equipment. When integrated into Altera® FPGAs, this solution delivers lower cost and greater flexibility than other alternatives.
More reconfigurable illogic Blog 10/6/2004 Post a comment Recently we ran two articles offering point-counterpoint perspectives on the future of microprocessors. They addressed the questions: Are microprocessors dead? Is reconfigurable logic the wave of the future? In response to those articles, here is one admittedly biased perspective that suggests that architectural options form more of a continuum than an either-or proposition.
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.