Xilinx ships 10-Gbit core for Ethernet News & Analysis 8/14/2001 Post a comment In an attempt to get out in front of emerging I/O standards for networking, Xilinx Inc. has rolled out 10-Gbit Ethernet, PCI-X and Common Switch Interface (CSIX) products. Hypertransport and Infiniband offerings are in the works, Xilinx said.
Excess inventory still huge, report claims News & Analysis 8/13/2001 Post a comment EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--Despite worldwide efforts to reduce chip inventories in the current downturn, the industry's supply chain is still awash with too many semiconductors--about $8 billion in excess inventory, based on new estimates released today by iSuppi Corp. here.
Xilinx licenses API's HyperTransport technology for FPGAs News & Analysis 8/13/2001 Post a comment CONCORD, Mass.--API Networks Inc. here today announced it has licensed its HyperTransport technology to Xilinx Inc. of San Jose for use in high-density field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) that connect to the high-speed bus promoted by Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Chip sales plunge 8.8% News & Analysis 8/2/2001 Post a comment Worldwide sales of semiconductors fell another 8.8% sequentially in June, and were 30.7% below June 2000 levels, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association. "Based on the inventory reduction that has occurred in the first half of 2001 and the further reductions projected for the third quarter, we believe the industry will return to sequential growth in the fourth quarter of this year," Scalise added.
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.