Xilinx goes to bat for Taiwan foundry
News & Analysis 9/23/2003 Post a comment
Xilinx Inc. is taking a more forthright position in the comeback campaign of foundry United Microelectronics Corp., averring that UMC and IBM Corp. are equals in technology development and reiterating its strategy to stick with UMC for high-volume manufacturing.
2003 semi outlook brightens a bit
News & Analysis 9/17/2003 Post a comment
The market research firm iSupply Corp. on Tuesday tweaked its outlook for 2003 semiconductor sales and revealed vendor rankings for the first half of the year, with newly formed Renesas Technology coming in as the third-largest chip maker in the world.
Programmable Logic Devices offer co processor muscle for high bandwidth image processing " Part 2
News & Analysis 9/9/2003 Post a comment
In medical imaging applications, such as Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging, the input data is not a stream of successive bytes, but rather it is a large data block (an image) residing in memory or on disk. The task of the image processing chain is typically to tile the image into sub-blocks, perform a series of linear algebraic transforms on those blocks, and place the resultant data back on the disk. In the second part of this series, an Altera engineers offers on configuring a