Lattice Spins 10-Gbit Transceiver Chip News & Analysis 6/25/2003 Post a comment Lattice Semiconductor Corp. this week will unwrap a transceiver chip that moves data at 10 Gbits/second, considered the luxury class among off-the-shelf
transceivers. Lattice becomes the second programmable-logic vendor, after Xilinx Inc., to move into standalone serializer/deserializer transceivers as a way to gain
sockets in networking equipment.
Altera drives deeper into ASIC turf News & Analysis 6/23/2003 Post a comment Altera Corp. appears to be issuing its biggest challenge yet to ASIC manufacturers by enabling customers to convert the company's Stratix FPGAs into mask-programmed ASICs through its HardCopy program. Altera's move is intended to further highlight and take advantage of the cost and time-to-market differences between FPGAs and ASICs.
Actel Unveils Space FPGA Family News & Analysis 6/1/2003 Post a comment The hi-rel business segment accounts for nearly one-third of Actel's total revenues. This segment includes space, military/aero, and automotive. Last month, Actel announced that it is pursuing the automotive electronics markets with the introduction of a group of extended-temperature-range devices (see Actel Goes After Auto Market). Designers of hi-rel equipment are attracted to Actel's antifuse FPGAs since
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.