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Analysis: To-do list for the next MIPS CEO
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12/30/2009   2 comments
As John Bourgoin, president and CEO at MIPS, retires on this Thursday, his successor will find plenty on his plate. The new chief's to-do list includes: defending its turf against ARM; further proliferating its cores in new markets; and re-energizing the company as a new offensive player in the IP processor market.
The 10 most popular stories of 2009
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12/29/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top ten stories for 2009 as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Tuesday, Dec. 29. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
RTL simulator adds enhanced assertions, Xilinx SecureIP support
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12/23/2009   Post a comment
EDA vendor Aldec released its latest RTL and gate-level simulator, Active-HDL 8.2 sp1, for FPGA design and verification engineers.
Global sales were strong in November, says analyst
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12/23/2009   Post a comment
Global chip sales in November were strong according to analysts at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway). The average of September, October and November chip sales is expected to be reported as $22.5 billion versus $21.7 billion for the equivalent figure in October.
Automotive chip market to grow 13.5% in 2010, says Gartner
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12/22/2009   Post a comment
The automotive semiconductor market is expected to decline by 26.5 percent in 2009 to $14.58 billion, after declining nearly 5 percent in 2008 to $19.53 billion, according to a fourth quarter update from market research firm Gartner.
Sun exec named Altera CFO
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12/21/2009   Post a comment
Programmable logic supplier Altera Corp. Monday (Dec. 21) appointed Ronald J. Pasek, a 19-year veteran of Sun Microsystems Inc., to the position of chief financial officer.
Winning, losing sectors in equipment markets through 2013
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12/21/2009   Post a comment
The compound annual growth rates for the various market sectors quoted by IC Insights for the period 2008 to 2013 are generally low as they factor in a fall in the market for electronic equipment in 2009.
ATIC completes acquisition of Chartered
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12/18/2009   Post a comment
Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. has announced that its acquisition by Advanced Technology Investment Company LLC (ATIC) of Abu Dhabi has become effective Friday (Dec. 18).
Achronix' 1.5-GHz FPGA in commercial production
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12/17/2009   Post a comment
FPGA startup Achronix Semiconductor's Speedster 1.5-GHz FPGA is now in commercial production on TMSC's 65-nm G-Plus process technology, according to a statement.
Draft of FIPS 140-3 released
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/16/2009   Post a comment
NIST released for public comment the second draft of the proposed FIPS 140-3 government computer security standards, which contain requirements for resistance to power analysis attacks.
VC funding to fall for ICs in 2010
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
Venture capitalists are ''cautiously optimistic'' about 2010, but there's more gloomy news for the chip sector.
Chinese processor drives $99 netbook, say reports
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12/16/2009   3 comments
Recently formed Cherrypal (Palo Alto, Calif. and Hong Kong, China) has launched a netbook computer priced at $99 that, according to reports, is powered by a processor from Ingenic Semiconductor Co. Ltd. (Beijing, China).
Study: Indian companies not using innovation to reposition themselves
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
A study of R & D in ICT has found that Indian companies are not using innovation to position themselves higher in the value chain. They also innovate mostly with clients and customers and are mostly short-term oriented in this too.
10 most popular Programmable Logic DesignLine feature articles of 2009
Design How-To  
12/16/2009   1 comment
As we prepare to turn the calendar to 2010, we've prepared a list of the 10 most popular design feature articles to appear on Programmable Logic DesignLine 2009.
Lattice rolls dev platform for Serdes, video clock distribution
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12/14/2009   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor announced the immediate availability of a $169 evaluation board for the ispClock 5400D programmable clock device.
Appliance makers outline needs for smart grid
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12/14/2009   Post a comment
The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, a trade association of appliance makers, has released a technical paper outlining what the group needs to enable its products for a smart electric grid as talks continue at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.
Lattice unveils development platform for SERDES and video clocks
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12/14/2009   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation has unveiled of an evaluation board for the ispClock 5400D programmable clock device.
Best of 2009:eeProductCenter's top 10 products of the year
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12/14/2009   Post a comment
eeProductCenter's top 10 products of the year
EE Times' Top 10 Design Features of 2009
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12/14/2009   Post a comment
The top ten EETimes design features of 2009 show the conflicts inherent with grip of C on embedded programmers, the popularity of teardowns and the need for further education, both on the basics as well as cutting-edge design issues such as HDMI/DVI handshaking.
Primed for growth in 2010, whenever it comes
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12/14/2009   Post a comment
This was a brutal year, but the industry gets a nod for showing grace under fire. We look ahead at what to expect in 2010.
Economic whiplash shaping tech strategies
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12/14/2009   Post a comment
The old strategies no longer cut it. As 2010 approaches, electronics executives are spending more time than usual reading the economic tea leaves for a clearer idea of how the industry will play out in the months ahead.
Ten hot apps, winners, losers lead weekly story ranking
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12/11/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Dec. 6, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Dec. 11. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Lattice ups Q4 guidance; expects profit
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12/10/2009   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor Corp. Thursday (Dec. 10) became the latest programmable logic supplier to increase its sales target for the calendar fourth quarter, saying it now expects sales to be up 10 to 13 percent compared with the third quarter.
U.K. appoints managers for $500 million national VC fund
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12/10/2009   Post a comment
The U.K. government has appointed Hermes Private Equity and the European Investment Fund as managers for the UK Innovation Investment Fund.
U.K. launches national plastic electronics initiative
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12/10/2009   Post a comment
The U.K. government has launched a national strategy for plastic electronics and alongside it the government-backed Technology Strategy Board has announced an £8 million (about $13 million) investment in plastic electronics technologies.
Impulse offers FPGA-based financial feed handling solutions
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12/9/2009   Post a comment
Impulse Accelerated Technologies has delivered an FPGA-based financial feed and network packet parsing solution to a New York-based quantitative investment manager, the company said.
SOFTWARE TOOLS - Enhanced tools for DPU design speed Xtensa development
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12/9/2009   Post a comment
Tensilica's Version 8 development tools for DPU design perform functions normally handled by hardware blocks and speed development.
GigOptix intros 2nd-generation, 65-nm hybrid ASIC
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12/9/2009   Post a comment
GigOptix introduced its second-generation CX7800 hybrid ASIC technology in 65-nm, said to offer the benefits of structured cell ASICs without the tradeoffs associated with them.
Counterpoint: Samsung's foundry challenge will succeed
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12/9/2009   Post a comment
Samsung wants to rival $10 billion Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. at the foundry game? Is Samsung serious? And should others take them seriously? Here's the case in favor of saying yes and yes.
Day of the Indian engineer
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12/9/2009   17 comments
Indian engineers can have their day under the sun soon blessed as they are with advantages such as low average age, desirous of staying current on news and continuing technical education and are not blinkered by age-old methods, according to a senior Mentor Graphics executive.
Analyst: FPGA firms to outgrow semi industry by 2X
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12/9/2009   Post a comment
Xilinx and Altera, which together control more than 85 percent of the programmable logic market, are poised to grow twice as fast as the broader semiconductor industry going forward, a Wall Street analyst said.
FPGA platform targets scalable systems development
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12/8/2009   Post a comment
Pico Computing announced the immediate availability of its E-17 development platform, described as a compact, laptop-compatible solution for FPGA development and scalable deployment.
Update: Xilinx ratchets up sales guidance
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12/8/2009   Post a comment
Following in the footsteps of rival Altera, programmable logic vendor Xilinx raised its December quarter sales target by a significant margin, citing broad-based strength across all end market categories and geographies.
Semiconductor startup funding fell in 2009, says Gartner
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12/8/2009   Post a comment
Semiconductor startups have attracted more than $750 million in 2008 and the first ten months of 2009 but whereas about $590 million was raised in 2008, less than $200 million was raised in the first ten months of 2009, according to Gartner analysts.
Xilinx rolls dev kits to support design platforms
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12/8/2009   Post a comment
Programmable logic vendor Xilinx launched six new development kits for Virtex-6 and Spartan-6 FPGAs as part of the company's targeted design platforms initiative.
UMC's November sales rise 52% year-on-year
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12/8/2009   Post a comment
The world's number two foundry United Microelectronics Corp. (Hsinchu, Taiwan) has reported sales for November that are 52 percent higher than they were in the same month a year before.
Third-party IP and design partner network links to X-FAB processes
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12/8/2009   Post a comment
X-FAB Silicon Foundries announced strategic and technical customer support services to speed up time-to-market and optimize supply chain organization.
Demonstration kit shows precision analog capabilities of the Cypress PSoC 3 architecture
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12/7/2009   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp., has introduced a demonstration kit highlighting the broad precision analog capabilities of its new PSoC 3 architecture.
Altera shipping Stratix IV E dev kit
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12/7/2009   Post a comment
Programmable logic vendor Altera announced the availability of its latest development kit targeting Stratix IV FPGAs.
Salary survey, Analog Devices lead weekly story ranking
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12/5/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Nov. 29, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Saturday, Dec. 5. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
PicoChip, Lime team on femtocell reference design
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12/4/2009   Post a comment
Lime Microsystems and PicoChip Designs have announced they are collaborating to develop a reference design for 3G and 4G femtocells.
October 'actual' chip sales up 14% on a year ago
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12/4/2009   Post a comment
October's global market for semiconductors was $22.05 billion, up 13.8 percent on the $19.38 billion sales recorded in October 2008, according to "actual" data from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization.
Samsung plans to rival TSMC in foundry, says report
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12/4/2009   4 comments
South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. plans to double its production of chips for others, so called foundry production, every year until it rivals market leader Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., according to a Chosun Ilbo report that referenced an un-named company spokesman as its source.
Panelists question fabless model viability
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12/4/2009   Post a comment
Is fabless still fabulous? In a panel session at the IP-ESC 2009 Conference this week in Grenoble, France, panelists discussed the evolution of semiconductor business models and confronted views on whether the fabless model is dead or alive and kicking.
BOARDS - Pentek introduces first Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA Module for radar and telemetry
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12/3/2009   Post a comment
Pentek has introduced the first Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA Module for radar and telemetry. The XMC module 71620 has three 200 MHz A/Ds and two 800 MHz D/As, and comes with GateFlow Design Kit for integrating custom IP.
Altium eases FPGA-prototyping adoption with peripheral add-on
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12/3/2009   Post a comment
Altium has released a new prototyping peripheral add-on board for its NanoBoard FPGA-based development boards. The board works with both the fixed-FPGA NanoBoard 3000 and the fully-configurable NanoBoard NB2.
FPGA synthesis can be a leverage point in your design flow
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12/2/2009   Post a comment
Large FPGA devices pose significant challenges to an FPGA project team, requiring sound design flow practices. FPGA synthesis can provide significant leverage in achieving project cost, time and quality goals. This article discusses how FPGA synthesis tools can help designers achieve their goals efficiently and effectively.
Cramer salutes Altera
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/2/2009   Post a comment
Altera's fourth quarter sales guidance improvement got props from TV's Jim Cramer.
COMMENTARY: How to bring out the best in your design team
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12/1/2009   Post a comment
Based on experience as a programming team leader at Acme Technologies, Deepti Sharma provides 15 suggestions on how to get the most productive use out of your design team.
Analyst: Taiwan foundries on allocation
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12/1/2009   Post a comment
Contrary to one report, the foundry business is hot, as Taiwan vendors are sold out and leading-edge yields are improving, according to an analyst.
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