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Chip market recovery set to last, says researcher
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3/31/2004   Post a comment
Market researcher Future Horizons is bucking the conventional industry wisdom in a report that downplays forecasts of a short-lived recovery and chip market downturn in 2005.
Analyst Niles sees strong upturn just ahead
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3/31/2004   Post a comment
Dan Niles, the oft-quoted stock analyst turned high-tech fund manager, said here Tuesday (March 30)that underinvestment in semiconductor capital equipment over the past three years has created a favorable climate for semiconductor supply and demand.
Program Your Way To SoC Success With FPGAs
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3/26/2004   Post a comment
With silicon rapidly evolving from single-function devices to more intricate SoCs that pack myriad functions on just one die, designers are facing unprecedented levels of complexity. Improvements in process technology continue to push the theoretical limits of wiring to create crosstalk bedlam. The need to integrate existing or third-party IP offer unusual challenges to teams accustomed to building chips from scratch. And, design tools and methods often solve yesterday's problems better than cur
China chip demand to grow 35% in 2004, says study
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3/24/2004   Post a comment
IC market researcher Databeans Inc. is predicting that China's demand for semiconductors will increase by 34.9 percent in 2004 to $30.9 billion. The forecast is up from $22.9 billion in 2003.
Flurry of Activity, FPGA boards for Prototyping and Design Verification
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3/24/2004   Post a comment
It's more difficult to prototype with advanced packages. To meet the challenges, many are spinning new and powerful development and prototype boards for FPGA designers.
Changing Your SoCs
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3/23/2004   Post a comment
FPGA Development Tools Bring the Dream of a System On A Chip Closer as They Integrate Core Micros and Peripherals Better
Appealing to the Masses - Great Low Cost CPLD's
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3/23/2004   Post a comment
Lower Cost, Higher Density, Lower Power, Higher Speed... Talk about improvements....
FPGA Development and Prototyping Boards Flourish
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3/23/2004   Post a comment
Prototyping and Verifying An FPGA Based Design is Getting Easier as More Development Boards and Systems Are Introduced.
A Funny Thing Happened On My Way To An ASIC
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3/23/2004   Post a comment
A Strategy of Tightly Coupling an ASIC Design and Verification Tool to FPGA Verification Boards May Make Many Rethink About Using FPGAs.
Next downturn not far away, analyst says
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3/17/2004   Post a comment
The semiconductor industry's return to profitability probably will be short-lived, as a coming slowdown in consumer and IT upgrade spending are conspiring with capacity additions to create another recession in 2005, according to Semico analyst Jim Feldhan. From Phoenix, Brian Fuller reports.
DSP synthesis tool supports FPGAs, ASICs, and structured ASICs
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3/16/2004   Post a comment
A DSP Synthesis tool has been introduced by AccelChip Inc. to accelerate the ASIC and FPGA development process by providing automatic implementation and verification flow for DSP algorithms.
ATCA Development Platform Program Enabling Rapid Deployment of Xilinx's programmable AdvancedTCA
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3/15/2004   Post a comment
Collaboration Provides Complete Development and Support Program for PICMG Designs
Software Delivers Advanced Technology for High-Density FPGA Design
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3/15/2004   Post a comment
Quartus II Version 4.0 Software Supports Stratix II Devices, the Industry's Biggest and Fastest FPGAs
EDA Vendors Get on Board with MAX II
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3/15/2004   Post a comment
Complete support for the new MAX II device family, the industry's lowest-cost CPLDs
Automotive Development Kit to Support FPGAs
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3/15/2004   Post a comment
Actel SX-A FPGAs and Memec Design's Controller Area Network IP Core to Ease Automotive System Design
Three-Dimensional Nanofabrication Using Electron Beam Lithography
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3/15/2004   Post a comment
New manufacturing techniques could have promise for memory and custom logic
EDA software Designs Camera ICs on Mars Rovers
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3/15/2004   Post a comment
EDA Enables Martian Images For Earthling Consumption
Actel Drives Flash into Automotive
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3/15/2004   Post a comment
ProASIC Plus Flash-Based FPGAs Add Reprogrammability to Automotive Offerings
Integrated Design's Cores Meet Performance and Reliability Standards
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3/15/2004   Post a comment
LIN and CAN Cores Added to Extensive Library
Space FPGAs Return to Mars
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3/15/2004   Post a comment
Radiation-Tolerant and Radiation-Hardened Devices Integrated Throughout All Phases of the Mars Exploration - From Launch Vehicles to Rovers
Next-Generation of Device Programmers
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3/15/2004   Post a comment
Desktop programming solution designed for accelerated programming times
Multiple Memory I/O Standards Simplify FPGA Designs
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3/15/2004   Post a comment
Multi-Function I/O (MFI/O) product IP family for broadly compatible memory interface solution free from being locked into a single design strategy
Chip design knights ride to slay power dragon
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3/8/2004   Post a comment
Chip designers are wielding new weapons in the struggle to control power leakage. Transistors with more than one threshold voltage, chips with multiple voltage "islands" and substrate-biasing techniques are among the schemes being brought to bear to quell what an IBM manager called "clearly the most pressing problem facing our industry, one that threatens our very lifeblood." David Lammers has this report.
January chip sales down 3.0%, says SIA
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3/3/2004   Post a comment
Is the glass half-empty? Or half-full? The Semiconductor Industry Association said global chip sales totaled $15.55 billion in January, down 3 percent from $16.03 billion in December. Out of the other side of its mouth, the SIA also reaffirmed its forecast for the chip market to grow by 19.4 percent in 2004. Silicon Strategies Peter Clarke filed this report.
Programmable skew components offer designers migration from 3.3V to 2.5V, no board redesign
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3/2/2004   Post a comment
Exar Corporation unveiled a family of five new programmable skew clock components, including an industry first - the smallest package and the highest frequency range.
Xilinx revises FPGA design software
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3/1/2004   Post a comment
Xilinx Inc. said Version 6.2i of its integrated software environment (ISE) for FPGA design taps optimizations that deliver a 40 percent performance boost in Virtex-II Pro FPGAs.


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