Lattice prepares to enter FPGA fray
News & Analysis 11/29/2001 Post a comment
Altera Corp. and Xilinx Inc. may soon be looking over their shoulders at Lattice Semiconductor Corp., which is planning to join the FPGA fray sometime next year. The company's newly appointed president Steven Laub called FPGAs "a natural extension for us, both customerwise and technologywise."
Altera, Synopsys plan 'ASIC-like' design solutions for complex PLDs
News & Analysis 11/14/2001 Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Altera Corp. and Synopsys Inc. today announced plans to jointly develop ASIC-like design solutions for complex system-on-programmable-chip (SoPC) devices. The partnership will address the need for next-generation design and verification flows for high-density programmable logic devices, said the two companies.
Clear Logic awarded FPGA-to-ASIC conversion patent
News & Analysis 11/8/2001 Post a comment
Clear Logic Inc. may be turning the legal tables on Altera Corp.
The tiny San Jose company, which is being sued by Altera for alleged illegal use of its mask technology in performing FPGA-to-ASIC conversions, today said it has been awarded a patent for the technique that may predate Altera's own conversion technology.
Cellular base station IC sales to regain momentum after 2002, says new report
News & Analysis 11/5/2001 Post a comment
OYSTER BAY, N.Y.-- Integrated circuit revenues for cellular-phone base stations will remain relatively flat at around $380 million in the next year or so, but IC sales are expected to gain momentum after 2003, when carriers move to next-generation wireless services and increase the volume of their networks, according to a new forecast from Allied Business Intelligence Inc. here.