Actel offers space-class FPGAs with radiation hardened latches News & Analysis 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.
Cypress to mix programmable logic, high-speed serial I/O in new chip series News & Analysis 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.
New chief executive says Altera will retake PLD crown News & Analysis 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" News & Analysis 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.
Xilinx files ITC complaint against Altera, but lowers Q4 sales projections News & Analysis 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
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.