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posted in January 2005
ASICs face stiffening competition from ASSPs, says analyst
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1/28/2005   Post a comment
Although structured ASICs are helping designers shorten turn-around time and lower NRE costs for system-on-chip LSIs, ASSPs will emerge as the long-term solution for a wider range of core silicon, according to an analyst for iSuppli Japan.
NEC says fiscal 2004 profit will fall 45 percent
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1/28/2005   Post a comment
NEC Electronics of Japan has trimmed its business forecast for the 2004 fiscal year ending March to sales of 710 billion yen ($6.89 billion), slightly under fiscal 2003, and an operating profit of 33 billion yen ($320 million), nearly half that of fiscal 2003.
Understanding HSDPA's Implementation Challenges
Design How-To  
1/28/2005   4 comments
HSDPA promises to deliver "true" broadband data pipes to cellular networks. But it also brings with it a set of difficult engineering challenges. Fortunately, by using a software-based design, designers can address these challenges.
Broadcom, Zoran, AMI see Q4 sales slide
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1/27/2005   Post a comment
Although their full 2004 year fiscal results improved over 2003, AMIS Holdings Inc., Broadcom Corp., and Zoran Corp. all saw sequential sales declines in their December quarters due to slowing demand and inventory issues.
Cypress posts loss, cuts 200 jobs
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1/27/2005   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. posted a net loss of $28.1 million, or 22 cents per share on sales of $210.2 million in the fourth quarter, compared to net earnings of $23.2 million, or 15 cents per share on sales of $236 million in the year-ago quarter.
SST, Cirrus Logic expect soft quarters
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1/26/2005   Post a comment
Weak demand, falling prices, and lingering inventory issues contributed to less-than-stellar sales and earnings results for Cirrus Logic Inc. and Silicon Storage Technology (SST) Inc.
"Driving" FlexRay Development in 2005
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1/26/2005   Post a comment
In this feature article, Decomsys's Arnold Zimmerman predicts that for FlexRay, the future is crystal clear: The first FlexRay application will not be seen in real-life cars in 2005. This is the only "bad" news about this new de-facto communication standard for automotive electronics. But this year, two to three OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturer) will announce that they plan to employ this new communication system. And in 2006/2007, FlexRay will be a common part of the first line of cars.
Silicon Image CEO resigns after less than 3 months
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1/25/2005   Post a comment
Silicon Image Inc. has appointed Steve Tirado president and chief executive in a management shakeup, replacing Steve Laub who held the position less than three months.
Fairchild, Agere forecast flat quarters
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1/25/2005   Post a comment
Agere Systems and Fairchild Semiconductor both project lackluster March quarters after posting mixed results in their December quarters.
V6 Automation Tools Speed SOC and Embedded System Design by 'Several Orders of Magnitude'
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
New Compiler, Instruction-Set Simulator Make it Easier, Faster to Design With Configurable Processors than Custom Logic
Backwards to the future?
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
Dr. Frank says that it is inevitable that designs will run out of materials improvements that can be cost-effectively integrated into the manufacturing process, which means we will run out of ways to keep logic voltages from decreasing in proportion to device size. This has some strange implications such as the smallest transistors may not be the most power efficient. What to do?
Embedded Projections for 2005
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
2005 will bring more complex and powerful embedded systems than ever before. But each advancement will provide a new challenge for embedded systems designers. In this commentary, Kyle Craig and Richard Barry present their predictions for the next year.
Applied Micro Circuits settles lawsuit
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1/21/2005   Post a comment
Applied Micro Circuits Corp. announced Friday (Jan. 21) it has reached an agreement to settle a class-action litigation pending against the company and certain current and former officers and directors.
Semi suppliers still reeling from inventory, restructuring issues
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1/20/2005   Post a comment
Lingering inventory issues, restructuring charges, and product transition issues led to mixed results for Xilinx Inc., California Micro Devices Corp., and Trident Microsystems Inc. in their December fiscal quarters.
MIPS, Q-Logic report strong quarters
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1/19/2005   Post a comment
MIPS Technologies Inc. and QLogic Corp. reported year-over-year gains in earnings and sales for their December quarters, as demand for the products and services of both companies continue to remain robust.
Satisfying the need for an inexpensive non-isolated PoE dual power supply
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1/19/2005   Post a comment
Power Source Equipment like Hubs with Power over Ethernet capability are emerging and any of these applications are very price sensitive. To serve the powered devices with a supply voltage of 3.3V or 5V, it is necessary to have a buck converter that scales down the available input voltage from the power source equipment. A Texas Instruments engineer details how you can develop one.
JDS Uniphase expects wider loss
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1/18/2005   Post a comment
JDS Uniphase said Tuesday it was expecting to post a loss of 2 cents per share on revenue of approximately $180 million in its second fiscal 2005 quarter ended Dec. 2004, steeper than the 1 cent per share loss originally projected.
USB Host Mass Storage Reference Design Kit for Embedded Designs
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1/17/2005   Post a comment
Low-Cost Kit Enables PC-Free Communication With USB Mass Storage
ZestSC1 High Speed USB 2.0 Interface Finds Home on Xilinx Spartan-3 FPGA Board
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1/17/2005   Post a comment
Intended for FPGA development work, training & education, this embedded interface can tackle data acquisition, control, DSP & image. processing.
Block-Based Design Entry Tool for Imaging and Video Applications
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1/17/2005   Post a comment
Delivers IP for Rapid System Implementation through C-based Synthesis.
Smallest, Most Highly Integrated PSoC Device Yet
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1/17/2005   Post a comment
Extensive Analog and Digital Integration Benefits Consumer and Industrial Applications- for Less than $1.00
New high-speed registers are designed to optimize memory performance
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1/17/2005   Post a comment
'Fastest registers on the market' take aim at DDR2 memory modules
Perpendicular Data Recording
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1/17/2005   Post a comment
A breakthrough technology in hard disk drives (HDD) based on perpendicular recording will set new benchmarks for data density
Industry's First PC2-5300 FBDIMMS?
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1/17/2005   Post a comment
Micron's modules used on the first demo of FBDIMMs running in systems as early as IDF, September 2004
World`s Smallest Non-Volatile Flash Memory Cell
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1/17/2005   Post a comment
Smaller cells for Flash memory can mean higher density stand alone memory devices, or better integration of Flash into FPGAs, ASICs, Microcontrollers, and Embedded Designs.
4GB PC3200 Low-Profile Registered DIMMs Stack The Latest Devices
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1/17/2005   Post a comment
Very low profile 0.72" and 1.2" low-profile versions available and Targeted for blade servers and high-performance computing applications.
Korea, Taiwan vendors threaten Japan's hold on consumer semis, says report
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1/13/2005   Post a comment
While major Japanese suppliers continued to dominate the market for consumer-electronics semiconductors in 2004, competitors from Korea and Taiwan have begun to make inroads, according to an iSuppli Corp. report.
Analysis: Intel's results mask underlying problems
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1/12/2005   Post a comment
Although Intel's fourth-quarter results exceeded projections, rising production costs could pose increasing problems.
Samsung develops digital TV receiver chip
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1/12/2005   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics announced Wednesday (Jan. 12) it has completed development of a digital TV receiver chip for terrestrial (VSB) and cable (QAM) digital TV broadcasting.
How Intel, TI fare at 90 nm
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1/10/2005   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices, Altera, IBM, Intel, Sony and Texas Instruments have all introduced 90-nanometer logic devices over the past year. Of those companies, AMD, Intel and IBM have relied solely on internal manufacturing capabilities. The others chose to outsource at least some of their manufacturing to a foundry (Altera to TSMC, Sony to Toshiba and TI to UMC). As with every successful node, the goal of 90-nm process development is to reduce size and costs while improving performance.
Thomson, Zarlink develop 'plug-and-play' DTV module
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1/6/2005   Post a comment
Zarlink Semiconductor and Thomson have produced what the companies claim is the industry's first single-conversion tuner module to meet U.S. performance specifications for "plug-and play" digital televisions.
Consumers to Drive Electronics Growth in 2005
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1/6/2005   Post a comment
Driven primarily by consumer thirst for the "latest and greatest" gadgets, several products are poised to show healthy growth in 2005; not as great as in 2004 but still quite respectable. In this feature article, Jim Lipman covers a few of these products and discusses some of the "wait until next year (or two of three)" product and technology candidates.
SigmaTel sues Chinese company for patent infringement
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1/5/2005   Post a comment
SigmaTel Inc. has filed suit in United States federal court in Austin against Actions Semiconductor, a China-based semiconductor supplier, for infringing multiple patents related to system-on-chip controllers used in portable MP3 players.
Fujitsu, Staccato partner on CMOS single-chip wireless solutions
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1/5/2005   Post a comment
Fujitsu Ltd. and Staccato Communications Inc. have announced a partnership under which they will provide all-CMOS, single-chip wireless universal serial bus (USB) and ultra-wideband (UWB) solutions for the global marketplace.
TI integrates Galio software on digital TV chip
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1/5/2005   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. has announced that it has incorporated Galio software from Ant Ltd. onto its TMS320DM642 digital media processor (DM642) to implement advanced digital TV applications.
BiCMOS Logic Device comes in tiny lead-free package
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1/5/2005   Post a comment
74LVT125 BQ and 74LVT126 BQ BiCMOS logic devices from Philips Semiconductors
LSI Logic expects higher sales, narrower loss in Q4
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1/4/2005   Post a comment
LSI Logic Corp. raised its 2004 fourth quarter revenue and earnings per share guidance as the company reported growth in its Storage Systems, Storage Components and Consumer businesses.


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