Starter kit validates ProASIC3/E FPGA programmability Product News 8/19/2005 Post a comment Actel Corp. is sampling its 250-K gate A3P250 field-programmable gate array (FPGA) for $1.50 in volume quantities. To help designers implement the part into their designs, Actel is also offering a ProASIC3 starter kit in two versions one for prototyping, another for evaluation.
Lattice Semi ousts Tsui, Sloss in management shakeup News & Analysis 8/9/2005 Post a comment Troubled programmable logic device supplier Lattice Semiconductor Corp. has appointed Stephen Skaggs as chief executive and Patrick Jones as chairman, while officially terminating incumbent chief executive Cyrus Tsui and vice president of finance Rodney Sloss.
Large, low-cost FPGA touted as ASIC, ASSP alternative Product News 8/9/2005 Post a comment Altera Corp. is offering what it claims is the largest, low-cost field programmable gate array (FPGA) with densities of more than 68K logic elements, up to 1.1-Mbits of embedded RAM and 150 dedicated 18 X 18 multipliers to support high-performance DSP applications.
Altera, TI to partner on PCI Express solution News & Analysis 8/8/2005 Post a comment Altera Corp. and Texas Instruments Inc. have announced a partnership to develop a PCI-SIG compliant, low-cost PCI Express solution using Altera's Cyclone II FPGAs and the latest generation TI x1 physical layer (PHY) chip.
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.