Xilinx looks to ease path to custom FPGAs News & Analysis 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.
NEC targets cell-based routable ASICs at 'mid-volume' applications News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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).
Xilinx counters Altera with new FPGA offering News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.