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posted in March 2002
New Devices, Design Tools Fuel Programmable Logic Resurgence
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3/28/2002   Post a comment
Jim Lipman, TechOnLine's Content Director, discusses a continued interest by FPGA/CPLD vendors in configurable SoC chips along with reasons why programmable-logic design is becoming more "ASIC-like".
Xilinx's EasyPath seeks to skirt costly redesigns
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3/26/2002   Post a comment
Answering the call for lower-cost alternatives to big FPGAs, Xilinx Inc. is offering a software-based solution, rather than re-engineering silicon.
Xilinx looks to ease path to custom FPGAs
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3/25/2002   Post a comment
Several years after exiting the FPGA-to-ASIC conversion business, Xilinx Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) has come up with a "no-risk" alternative for customers who want a lower piece price for higher volume orders, the company said.
Early indicators show 'uneven' bounce from downturn's bottom, says report
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3/20/2002   Post a comment
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The integrated circuit business is now staging an apparent recovery, but the initial steps in the bounce-back are extremely uneven in IC markets when revenues are broken down into major product segments, observed IC Insights Inc. in its new March newsletter released this week.
NEC targets cell-based routable ASICs at 'mid-volume' applications
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3/18/2002   Post a comment
TOKYO -- In a move to create a new class of ASIC products for "mid-volume" applications, NEC Corp. today introduced a functional-block chip architecture, which allows customers to quickly route pre-existing cells on ICs for custom designs using two upper layers of metal--just like a gate array.
UMC says Xilinx foundry relationship not threatened by IBM pact
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3/5/2002   Post a comment
HSINCHU, Taiwan--United Microelectronics Corp. here today said its silicon foundry relationship with customer Xilinx Inc. remains intact despite a major manufacturing agreement between Xilinx and IBM Corp. On Monday, IBM announced it had reached a multi-million dollar two-year agreement to make Xilinx field-programmable gate arrays using its most advanced copper processes (see March 4 story).
IBM to fab Xilinx ICs, moves copper 0.13-/0.10-micron processes to foundry services
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3/4/2002   Post a comment
EAST FISHKILL, N.Y. -- IBM Corp. today announced it will make available its most advanced copper-based chip processing technologies to Xilinx Inc. as part of a multi-million dollar, two-year foundry agreement to produce field-programmable gate arrays for the San Jose-based FPGA supplier.
Xilinx counters Altera with new FPGA offering
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3/4/2002   Post a comment
Now that OEMs are beginning to replenish depleted inventories, the stakes are being raised in the PLD contest, with the two dominant players maneuvering for market share and mind-share as they strive to bring programmable logic to a new level.
Xilinx begins sampling PowerPC-based FPGA
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3/4/2002   Post a comment
Xilinx is sampling its Virtex-II Pro FPGAs, a family of five devices with four, eight or 16 serial transceivers running at 3.125Gbit/s and up to four IBM PowerPC 405 processor cores, each running at up to 300MHz.


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