Xilinx ships industry's largest 65-nm FPGA Product News 12/29/2006 Post a comment Xilinx started to ship the LX330, a 65-nm FPGA that is said to deliver 65% more logic than the largest 90-nm device. Xilinx fab partners UMC and Toshiba have quickly ramped 65-nm production, producing excellent yields that have enabled the chip vendor to deliver the complete 65-nm Virtex-5 LX platform on time and over one year ahead of its competition.
Multi-threaded design tackles SoC performance bottlenecks: Part 2 Design How-To 12/27/2006 Post a comment Coupling processor operation closely to bus and other computational demands leads to a dramatic increase in automotive vision system processor efficiency. With further tuning, optimizing the bus to work closely with the hardware threads improves performance and provides a more controllable, measurable, and predictable system latency.
Comparators top list of top 10 IC growth products News & Analysis 12/20/2006 Post a comment Comparators, chips used to measure two different voltages, will be the fastest growing semiconductor product segment in 2006, with projected growth of 37 percent, according to estimates by market research analyst firm IC Insights.
High-level tools become mainstream for DSP News & Analysis 12/12/2006 Post a comment "East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet," Rudyard Kipling famously wrote. Until recently, a similar perspective applied to the development process for signal processing systems. Read on to find out how this process for DSP can be broken down into three basic steps and how this trend will accelerate in 2007.
Slow growth may push analog, FPGA firms private Product News 12/8/2006 Post a comment The semiconductor industry is headed for an era of single-digit growth, that may attract analog and FPGA chip makers to go private as the industry consolidates, said the top chip analyst for Gartner Dataquest at a December 8 briefing
Xilinx lowers quarterly sales guidance News & Analysis 12/7/2006 Post a comment Programmable logic market leader Xilinx issued revised guidance for the current quarter, saying it now expects sales to be down 2 to 5 percent sequentially from the $467.2 million in sales the company posted for the previous quarter.
Graphical tools for rapid design, prototyping, and deployment Design How-To 12/6/2006 1 comment Graphical system design is a revolutionary approach that blends graphical programming and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware. It uses a single environment from initial design to final deployment, allowing you to leverage the knowledge of experts who are not embedded designers.
AMD, Hynix to crack top 10 in '06, iSuppli says News & Analysis 12/4/2006 Post a comment Advanced Micro Devices and Hynix Semiconductor will finally break into the list of the world's top 10 semiconductor suppliers this year, according to a preliminary ranking from market research analyst iSuppli, which increased its chip industry growth forecast to 9 percent for 2006.
Analyst cuts '06 chip forecast, warns of tough Q4 News & Analysis 12/4/2006 Post a comment A financial analyst cut his forecast for 2006 semiconductor industry growth for the third time and said the Philadelphia Stock Exchange SOX semiconductor index could decline in December given continued supply chain inventory reductions, impending first quarter seasonal weakness and continued negative year-on-year industry revenue comparisons.
SIA: Record October chip sales, but slowdown looms News & Analysis 12/1/2006 Post a comment October worldwide semiconductor sales reached $21.9 billion, setting a new monthly record for the fourth consecutive month, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association. But the organization's chief warned of a slowdown on the horizon.
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.