Analyst Niles sees strong upturn just ahead
News & Analysis 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
Design How-To 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
Changing Your SoCs
Product News 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
Next downturn not far away, analyst says
News & Analysis 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.
Space FPGAs Return to Mars
Product News 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
Chip design knights ride to slay power dragon
News & Analysis 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
News & Analysis 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.
Xilinx revises FPGA design software
News & Analysis 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.