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Actel offers space-class FPGAs with radiation hardened latches
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12/22/2000   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--Actel Corp. here said it is introducing the industry's first field-programmable gate array series with radiation hardened latches for space applications. The new antifuse FPGAs eliminates the need for triple module redundancy (TMR), which is used in programmable logic devices that do not have radiation hardened latches, said the company.
ITC to investigate Xilinx patent claims against Altera
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12/20/2000   Post a comment
Xilinx, Inc. said that the International Trade Commission has decided to investigate Xilinx claims that Altera Corp. is importing products that infringe three Xilinx patents.
ITC to pursue Xilinx case against Altera
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12/20/2000   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- The U.S. International Trade Commission said it plans to investigate Xilinx Inc.'s charges of patent infringement against Altera Corp.
Cypress to mix programmable logic, high-speed serial I/O in new chip series
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12/18/2000   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Cypress Semiconductor Corp. here today announced plans to offer a new series of devices that mix programmable logic and serial interface functions for high-bandwidth communications applications. Cypress said its new family of programmable serial interface chips, called PSI, will reduce system development, complexity and cost.
Embedded FPGA cores possible from STMicro next year
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12/13/2000   Post a comment
Sedona, Ariz. -- STMicroelectronics Inc. Tuesday shed more light on its eFPGA program to embed programmable logic cores in system-on-chip devices, saying it hopes to offer the devices by next year.
Actel becomes latest chip company to cut revenue expectations
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12/12/2000   Post a comment
Actel Corporation today became the latest chip company to reduce revenue guidance for the fourth quarter.
Actel expects flat sales in quarter after bookings slowdown
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12/12/2000   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Actel Corp. became the latest chip maker to reduce its revenue forecast for the fourth quarter. The company cited lower-than-expected "turns" in bookings during the first two weeks of December.
New chief executive says Altera will retake PLD crown
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12/5/2000   Post a comment
Though Altera Corp. early this year gave up its PLD market lead to rival Xilinx Inc., newly-named CEO John Daane believes Altera is on the verge of a comeback. He touted the company's semiconductor technology and design software as superior, and said higher manufacturing yields will provide a cost advantage that translates into lower prices for customers.
Altera CEO calls Xilinx action "saber rattling"
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12/5/2000   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Xilinx Inc. has escalated its long-running legal battle with arch-rival Altera Corp. by filing a complaint with the International Trade Commission asking for an order blocking the importation of Altera's Flex, Apex and Acex families into the United States because those products allegedly infringe on three Xilinx patents.
Altera disputes Xilinx's ITC case aimed at barring products in U.S.
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12/5/2000   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- In an ongoing battle over patent rights, Altera Corp. here today disputed a new complaint filed by rival Xilinx Inc. before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). Xilinx on Monday announced it was attempting to bar the import of Altera's Flex, Apex and Acex products in a new case filed before the commission (see Dec. 4 story).
Xilinx files ITC complaint against Altera, but lowers Q4 sales projections
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12/4/2000   Post a comment
SAN JOSE, Calif.-- Xilinx Inc. here today lowered its sales projections for the fourth-quarter of 2000, citing weak demand from several large North America customers. The San Jose-based supplier of programmable logic devices is changing its sequential revenue growth projections for the quarter from 12%, to somewhere between 5% to 7%. The company also said that combined inventory days between Xilinx and its distributors is expected to be at the high end of its corporate target of 150 to 180 day
ISS offers shrink-wrapped cores for speech coding applications
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12/1/2000   Post a comment
SAN JOSE-- Intellectual property (IP) core developer Integrated Silicon Systems Ltd. today announced availability of a series of off-the-shelf design blocks for adaptive differential pulse code modulation (ADPCM) speech coding.

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