STMicro adds LCD drivers to IC portfolio for cell phones News & Analysis 3/27/2001 Post a comment GENEVA--STMicroelectronics today (March 27) said it has filled in the last gap of its cellular-phone chip offering with the introduction of two new liquid-crystal display (LCD) drivers. The new ICs integrate complete controller and driver functions for 65-by-128 column black-and-white graphic LCDs, said the European chip maker.
Atmel expands alliance for RF, baseband ICs in secure 3G networks News & Analysis 3/26/2001 Post a comment ROUSSET, France-- Atmel Corp. today (March 26) announced an expansion of its alliance in third-generation wireless networks with a company specializing in defense and security communications applications. Under the partnership, Atmel and EADS Defence & Security Networks (EDSN) plan to develop new platforms for all-digital "professional mobile radio" applications worldwide.
Intel's DSL effort in limbo after scrapping consumer-oriented chip News & Analysis 3/23/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Intel Corp.'s efforts to conquer the Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) chip market is in limbo, SBN has learned. The Santa Clara semiconductor giant has quietly scrapped a line of consumer-orient DSL chips, while also acknowledging that its entire DSL-chip program is "up in the air."
Is Vitesse driving new networking standard with chip set? News & Analysis 3/19/2001 Post a comment CAMARILLO, Calif. -- In a possible move to drive a new standard in the networking market, Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. here today (March 19) will announce a chip set that supports forward-error correction (FEC) operations at speeds of 11.5- and 12.5-gigabits-per-second.
Conexant becomes fifth licensees of LSI Logic's DSP core News & Analysis 3/16/2001 Post a comment PHOENIX -- During a briefing session here with analysts and the press, LSI Logic Corp. today announced it has licensed its ZSP400 digital signal processor core to Conexant Systems Inc., which will use the DSP in ICs for wireless and communications applications.
Infineon offers ADSL, 'plain old telephone' solution in chip set News & Analysis 3/15/2001 Post a comment MUNICH -- Infineon Technologies AG today (March 15) rolled out a telecommunications chip set that integrates voice and full-rate ADSL services on a single line card. The IVAX chip set is aimed at Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) applications in access network and digital loop carrier systems.
Sony switches supplier of embedded DRAM for Playstation News & Analysis 3/14/2001 Post a comment Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) has changed its development partner of embedded DRAM for Playstation chips from Fujitsu Ltd. to Toshiba Corp., which will fabricate the chips in a 0.13-micron process. Fujitsu had been SCEI's partner up until the 0.18-micron process generation.
SST, Oki enter into flash foundry, licensing pact News & Analysis 3/14/2001 Post a comment SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Silicon Storage Technology Inc. here announced a foundry and flash technology licensing agreement with Oki Electric Industry Co. Ltd. in Japan, which will begin volume production of ICs using SST's 0.25-micron SuperFlash memory design in the first half of 2002.
Matsushita inks Rambus licensing pact for SDRAM, DDR controllers News & Analysis 3/13/2001 Post a comment LOS ALTOS, Calif.--Japan's Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. has become the eighth chip maker to license Rambus Inc.'s patents for controllers used with synchronous DRAMs and double data rate (DDR) memories. Rambus today (March 13) said Matsushita is the first "logic-only" licensee to sign an agreement for those patents.
SiS claims to ship chipset for Intel's Tualatin News & Analysis 3/13/2001 Post a comment Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) of Taiwan Tuesday claimed it shipping production quantities of a single data rate SDRAM chipset and also a double data rate (DDR) chipset for Intel Corp.'s upcoming Tualatin 1.13-gigahertz Pentium III processor.
Adaptive Silicon claims to cut cost of embedded programmable logic in SoC designs News & Analysis 3/12/2001 Post a comment MUNICH -- What's best--embedding chunks of programmable logic in large system-on-chip (SoC) designs, or integrating standard functions in large programmable logic devices? Privately-held Adaptive Silicon Inc., founded by former managers from National Semiconductor Corp., believes embedded programmable logic in multi-million-gate ASICs and standard ICs is the best way to go.
PMC-Sierra chip supports 1,024 HDLC channels News & Analysis 3/5/2001 Post a comment PMC-Sierra Inc., which has long played in the high end of HDLC controller chips, has extended its FREEDM family of controllers to 1,024 High-Level Data Link Control channels. The company this week will sample two devices, one offering 1,024 logical channels at OC-12 (622-Mbits/second) rates and supporting 336 T1 lines; and a second that supports 1,204 channels at OC-48 (2.5-Gbit/s) rates, or 84 T1 lines.