Qualcomm: Claims to EU have no merit News & Analysis 10/28/2005 Post a comment CDMA technology supplier Qualcomm Inc. said the allegations of withholding intellectual property made to the European Commission by six rivals are factually inaccurate and legally meritless.
Conexant achieves profit ahead of schedule News & Analysis 10/27/2005 Post a comment Broadband communications semiconductor company Conexant Systems Inc. reported net earnings of $50.1 million, or 10 cents per share on revenue of $214.9 million in its fourth fiscal 2005 quarter ended September, compared with a net loss of $370.5 million, or 79 cents per share on sales of $213.1 million in the year-ago quarter.
MagnaChip Semiconductor narrows loss News & Analysis 10/27/2005 Post a comment Korean semiconductor supplier MagnaChip Semiconductor posted a net loss of $13.2 million on sales of $243.1 million in the third quarter, compared to a loss of $33.5 million on sales of $236.0 million the previous quarter.
Programmable PCIe solution costs less than $13 in volume Product News 10/27/2005 Post a comment For less than $13 in volume, Lattice Semiconductor Corp. is offering a programmable PCI Express (PCIe) solution that combines its LatticeECP and LatticeEC field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) with the Genesys Logic GL9711 PCIe PHY, and Northwest Logic’s PCIe IP core.
ESS posts loss, Zoran profitable News & Analysis 10/26/2005 Post a comment Video processor and imaging sensor supplier ESS Technology Inc. posted a net loss in its third fiscal quarter, while digital imaging semiconductor supplier Zoran Corp. was profitable.
Altera, Wi-LAN to partner on WiMAX modems News & Analysis 10/26/2005 Post a comment FPGA supplier Altera Corp. has formed a partnership with Canadian broadband wireless technology provider Wi-LAN Inc. to deliver a programmable, low-cost WiMAX-compliant base transceiver station (BTS) modem solution supporting the IEEE 802.16-2004 standard.
Mindspeed narrows loss, meets guidance News & Analysis 10/24/2005 Post a comment Network semiconductor supplier Mindspeed Technologies Inc. posted net loss of $4.3 million, or 4 cents per share on sales of $31.1 million for the fourth 2005 fiscal quarter ended Sept. 30, 2005.
Atheros posts profit News & Analysis 10/24/2005 Post a comment Wireless semiconductor supplier Atheros Communications Inc. reported net earnings of $2.2 million, or 4 cents per share on sales of $45.8 million in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with a net loss of $0.2 million on sales of $43.4 million the previous quarter.
H.264 video encoding with Stretch's S5000 software-configurable processor Design How-To 10/24/2005 Post a comment From a technical perspective, the primary difference between H.264 and other MPEG standards is the use of multiple reference frames, wider search ranges, and smaller macro blocks for motion estimation, all of which ultimately translate to increased computational intensiveness. A Stretch engineer explains how the new S5000 software-configurable processor offers unusual scalability and flexibility.
Cypress posts another loss News & Analysis 10/20/2005 Post a comment Semiconductor supplier Cypress Semiconductor Corp. reported a GAAP net loss of $5.9 million, or 4 cents per share on sales of $227.1 million in the third quarter, compared to earnings of $4.3 million, or 12 cents per share on sales of $219.6 million in the year-ago quarter.
Connectorless Probing Enables HyperTransport Debug at 2.4Gb/s News & Analysis 10/20/2005 Post a comment HyperTransport is becoming one of the most popular links for chip-to-chip communication. As HyperTransport continues to appear in more and more platforms, system engineers are requiring sophisticated debug tools to aid in validation. In most cases, engineers select a logic analyzer as their debug tool of choice. One of the biggest challenges facing engineers as they try to debug HyperTransport links is making the physical connection between their logic analyzer and the target system. Brock J. La
Update: Intel falls short of earnings guidance on charges News & Analysis 10/18/2005 Post a comment Semiconductor supplier Intel Corp. posted third-quarter earnings of $2 billion, or 32 cents per share on sales of $9.96 billion, compared with year-ago third quarter earnings of $1.9 billion, or 30 cents per share on sales of $8.5 billion in the year-ago quarter.
RF Monolithics posts loss as auto sales slump News & Analysis 10/13/2005 Post a comment Dallas-based RF wireless solutions provider RF Monolithics Inc. posted a loss of $0.2 million, or 3 cents per share on sales of $11.5 million in the fourth fiscal 2005 quarter ended Aug. 31, 2005, compared with net earnings of $0.56 million, or 7 cents per share, on sales of $12.5 million in year-ago quarter.
Matsushita to launch UniPhier LSI business Product News 10/13/2005 Post a comment Japan-based Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. has announced that its UniPhier integrated platform is ready for production, with the first chip going into an SD card movie camera due out this month.
Broadcom acquires fabless semi company Athena News & Analysis 10/6/2005 Post a comment Wireless and broadband semiconductor supplier Broadcom Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Athena Semiconductors Inc., a fabless semiconductor company that specializes in the design and development of mobile digital television tuner and low-power Wi-Fi technology.
SoC embeds flash memory yielding cost-effective designs Product News 10/6/2005 Post a comment AMI Semiconductor is now offering flash memory embedded in its 0.35-micron high-voltage CMOS-based SoC designs. The integration of High Injection MOS (HiMOS) non-volatile memory (NVM) with the company’s established I3T80 SmartPower technology allows its customers access to fully integrated solutions that achieve important cost and space savings plus performance benefits for automotive, medical and industrial applications.
Jazz Semi adopts Legend's tools for SoC design News & Analysis 10/5/2005 Post a comment Legend Design Technology Inc., a supplier of IP characterization and circuit simulation software, announced that wafer foundry Jazz Semiconductor has adopted its CharFlo-Memory and MSIM tools to recharacterize on-chip memory instance models at various process, voltage and temperature (PVT) corners.
Vitesse lowers guidance News & Analysis 10/3/2005 Post a comment Communications and storage semiconductor supplier Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. has announced that it expects revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005 ending Sept. 30 to be $48 million, compared to an earlier guidance range of $52 to $53 million established in July.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 7 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...