Conexant shareholders file suit, saying company hid troubles News & Analysis 12/28/2004 Post a comment Shareholders of Conexant Systems Inc. have filed a class-action suit against the company in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, claiming the communications semiconductor supplier failed to fully inform them about the company's deteriorating finances and inventory problems.
Chinese company develops complete RFIC transceiver News & Analysis 12/21/2004 Post a comment Comlent, a fabless RFIC design house, announced Tuesday (Dec. 21) it is the first Chinese company to successfully develop a whole radio-frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) transceiver and power amplifier (PA) chip set for PHS/PAS handsets.
Cirrus Logic lowers guidance, cuts workforce News & Analysis 12/16/2004 Post a comment Cirrus Logic Inc. said Thursday (Dec. 16) it would reduce revenue guidance for the third fiscal 2005 quarter ending Dec. 25 and implement restructuring actions including reducing workforce and reorganizing its business across product lines rather than functions.
Altera opens FPGA lab in Bangalore News & Analysis 12/16/2004 Post a comment Altera Corp. has set up India's first university development lab for field programmable gate array/system-on-a-programmable-chip technology at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc.).
Semi suppliers cutting wafer starts, says iSuppli News & Analysis 12/14/2004 Post a comment Lingering excess chip inventories are forcing semiconductor suppliers to cut their wafer starts and reassess their capital spending plans, according to the latest research from iSuppli Corp.'s Semiconductor Inventory Tracker service.
Conexant lowers guidance as inventory issues remain News & Analysis 12/13/2004 Post a comment Conexant Systems Inc. said Monday (Dec. 13) it would reduce its first fiscal 2005 quarter sales target to $140 million from $175 million to $185 million projected previously, as the company expects to write off $50 million in inventory.
ATI says DTV chips meet ATSC guidelines News & Analysis 12/9/2004 Post a comment ATI Technologies Inc. said Wednesday (Dec. 8) that several of its digital television (DTV) receiver chips meet the performance guidelines established by the Advanced Television Systems Committee in June for high-definition digital television broadcasts.
The Myth of the Neutral Wire Design How-To 12/8/2004 Post a comment This white paper from American Power Conversion Corp discusses many common misunderstandings about the function of the neutral wire and its relation to power problems. The subjects of dedicated lines, phase reversal, isolation transformers, and grounding are addressed. Various myths are described and criticized.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 24 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 ...