Vitesse launches InP-based ICs for 10- and 40-Gbit networks News & Analysis 11/26/2001 Post a comment CAMARILLO, Calif.--Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. today announced availability of its first indium-phosphide (InP) circuits for OC-192 and OC-768 communications systems, which operate at 10 and 40 gigabits per second, respectively. The InP process, called VIP-1, produces 0.8-micron feature sizes on 4-inch diameter wafers.
STMicro, HP roll out test chip with customizable VLIW core for multimedia ICs News & Analysis 11/19/2001 Post a comment GENEVA -- STMicroelectronics today described the first very-long instruction word (VLIW) microprocessor core resulting from an ongoing partnership with Hewlett-Packard Co. that began in 1998. The scaleable, customizable core has been designed for embedded use in multimedia system-on-chip (SoC) designs, with the ability to execute up to four instructions per clock cycle, said the company.
On Semi jumps into high-performance bus switch segment News & Analysis 11/14/2001 Post a comment PHOENIX--On Semiconductor Corp. today announced its entry into the high-performance bus switch market with the rollout of five CMOS devices aimed at serving multiple processors with shared memory systems, high-speed bus structures, notebook computer docking stations, high-speed memory, and relay replacement applications.
Sony, Infineon collaborate in contactless chip-card technology News & Analysis 11/13/2001 Post a comment MUNICH--Infineon Technologies AG here and Sony Corp. in Japan today announced plans to jointly develop secure ICs for contactless chip-card systems, which are used to authenticate and identify individuals in a range of applications, including online banking, electronic fares for public transportation, and security systems.
Cellular base station IC sales to regain momentum after 2002, says new report News & Analysis 11/5/2001 Post a comment OYSTER BAY, N.Y.-- Integrated circuit revenues for cellular-phone base stations will remain relatively flat at around $380 million in the next year or so, but IC sales are expected to gain momentum after 2003, when carriers move to next-generation wireless services and increase the volume of their networks, according to a new forecast from Allied Business Intelligence Inc. here.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times