Nazomi offers plug-in Java accelerator for wireless handsets News & Analysis 1/28/2002 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Nazomi Communications Inc. today officially launched a universal Java accelerator chip, which offloads Java bytecode instructions from host microprocessors in wireless systems to speed applications by 15-to-60 times. The accelerator chip also saves battery power.
MoSys adds soft-error protection, correction to 1-transistor SRAM for 'free' News & Analysis 1/28/2002 Post a comment SUNNYVALE, Calif -- How about error correction in embedded SRAM memory for free? That's essentially what MoSys Inc. today announced with the launch of an enhanced single-transistor SRAM cell that combats a growing range of problems in manufacturing yields, chip reliability, and "soft error" rates as IC-design feature sizes shrink.
Trident's operating loss grows in quarter due to problems in chip set ramp News & Analysis 1/25/2002 Post a comment SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Trident Microsystems Inc. here reported an increase in operating loss despite a 17% sequential increase in revenues to $30.2 million in the company's fiscal second quarter, ended Dec. 31, from $25.7 million in the prior period. The graphics chip set supplier's sales were 14% below $35.1 million in the quarter a year ago.
TI claims highest analog integration on MCU for embedded displays News & Analysis 1/22/2002 Post a comment DALLAS -- Texas Instruments Inc. today claimed it has broken the 1-microampere barrier in a low-power 16-bit microcontroller, which integrates mixed-signal functions and flash memory for embedded display applications in utility metering, portable instruments, intelligent sensing, and other systems.
TI, National share roadmaps for initial Multipoint-LVDS products News & Analysis 1/21/2002 Post a comment DALLAS -- Interface logic competitors Texas Instruments Inc. and National Semiconductor Corp. today announced a partnership to help launch a new backplane technology--called Multipoint Low-Voltage Differential Signaling--into the marketplace after standards for M-LVDS were set late last year.
ESS licenses Super Audio CD from Philips for DVD chips News & Analysis 1/18/2002 Post a comment FREMONT, Calif. -- ESS Technology Inc. today announced it has licensed the Super Audio CD storage format from Royal Philips Electronics N.V. to incorporate in ICs for DVD player applications. The SACD format will be added to the company's Vibratto DVD single-chip solutions in the second quarter of 2002.
Conexant adds encoders for HDTV video on PCs, DVD, game systems News & Analysis 1/14/2002 Post a comment NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Conexant Systems Inc. today announced an expansion of its broadcast video offering to include new encoders that cut the cost of "TV-out" solutions for displaying high-definition television (HDTV) on PC systems, DVD players, game consoles, and other new systems.
STMicro, Thomson expand pact for SoC designs in digital consumer systems News & Analysis 1/10/2002 Post a comment PARIS -- STMicroelectronics and Thomson SA's multimedia unit in Paris today announced a five-year agreement to expand collaborate in system-on-chip (SoC) development for digital consumer product applications, including televisions, set-top boxes, and DVD systems. The pact extends a previous R&D partnership between the two European companies during the past decade.
Opti postpones liquidation to consider patent infringement suits News & Analysis 1/4/2002 Post a comment MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Opti Inc., once a high-flying PC chip set supplier, today announced postponement of its voluntary liquidation plan to allow the company more time to evaluate its intellectual property (IP) portfolio and the potential for filing patent infringement suits against other IC manufacturers.
Taiwan targets IC design as next expansion phase, plans SoC R&D park News & Analysis 1/3/2002 Post a comment TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A new system-on-chip technology park, located on the outskirts of Taipei, is being planned by Taiwan's Industrial Development Bureau to help the island's chip industry accelerate advanced IC design capabilities and expand its role in global semiconductor markets far beyond manufacturing.
Israel's Metalink expects Q4 sales to rise 40% from prior quarter News & Analysis 1/2/2002 Post a comment YAKUM, Israel -- Fabless chip supplier Metalink Ltd. today said it expects to report 40% sequential growth in revenues for the fourth of 2001, compared to $1.2 million in Q3. Revenues are expected to reach $1.7 million for the period, ended Dec. 31, according to Israeli communications chip company.