Samsung pushes deeper into digital audio with new SoC series News & Analysis 12/26/2001 Post a comment SEOUL -- Aiming to increase its presence in next-generation digital audio applications, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. this week announced development of a system-on-chip IC with integrated 16-bit microcontroller, 24-bit digital signal processor, 96-kilobyte cache SRAM, and other peripherals functions for handheld devices.
Intel drops suit against Via in patent dispute over chip sets for AMD's K7 News & Analysis 12/13/2001 Post a comment TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan's Via Technologies Inc. here today claimed victory in a long and bitter suit against Intel Corp. over Pentium III-enabled chip set patents.
On Dec. 11, Intel apparently dismissed the final claims relating to a suit, which involved Via's chip sets that supported Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s K7 microprocessors. The suit--file in July of 2000--contended that Via's K7-based chip sets infringed upon Intel's patents.
Cirrus expects explosive growth from latest acquisition--Stream Machine News & Analysis 12/11/2001 Post a comment AUSTIN, Tex. -- Cirrus Logic Inc. here said it has completed its stock-for-stock purchase of Stream Machine Co., a multimedia chip supplier based in Milpitas, Calif., and the company estimates that it will take a one-time, non-cash charge of $14-to-$20 million in the current quarter for goodwill in the acquisition.
NeoMagic to buy LinkUp to speed SoC products for Internet systems News & Analysis 12/7/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NeoMagic Corp. here announced it will acquire four-year-old LinkUp Systems Corp., a Santa Clara-based supplier of RISC-based design cores, for about $5 million in stock to expand its new strategy in system-on-chip products for Internet multimedia communications devices.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.