Centillium sees stronger demand for DSL chips in Japan News & Analysis 3/28/2002 Post a comment FREMONT, Calif.--Centillium Communications Inc. here said a strong pickup in demand for digital subscriber line (DSL) products in Japan has caused the company to re-evaluate its chip inventory, which had been previously written down in value because it was believed to be obsolete or excessive for market conditions.
Denali Software sells market research to memory design customers News & Analysis 3/25/2002 Post a comment PALO ALTO, Calif. -- In an unusual move to expand services to customers of design automation and intellectual property (IP) products, Denali Software Inc. today launched a subscription-based market research program to help product development teams analyze changing standards, the proliferation of memories into new applications, and the revenue potential for new ICs.
Motorola steps up 16-bit MCU efforts leveraging automotive chip architecture News & Analysis 3/18/2002 Post a comment AUSTIN, Tex.--Motorola Inc.--the market leader in 8-bit microcontrollers and 32-bit embedded processors--is aiming to move up from its third-place ranking in 16-bit microcontrollers. The company today launched 10 new 16-bit microcontrollers, built on a flash-based MCU architecture that has been serving automotive applications for more than five years.
NEC targets cell-based routable ASICs at 'mid-volume' applications News & Analysis 3/18/2002 Post a comment TOKYO -- In a move to create a new class of ASIC products for "mid-volume" applications, NEC Corp. today introduced a functional-block chip architecture, which allows customers to quickly route pre-existing cells on ICs for custom designs using two upper layers of metal--just like a gate array.
Sarnoff launches IP core strategy for ICs in TV, digital video News & Analysis 3/12/2002 Post a comment SAN FRANCISCO -- New Jersey-based Sarnoff Corp. today announced a new silicon core strategy to offer intellectual property (IP) design blocks for integrated circuits in TV and digital video applications. The IP core series includes a "smarter" MPEG function, which the company says improves pictures and reduces storage requirements.
Infineon teams with Austria's NewLogic in wireless LAN licensing pact News & Analysis 3/7/2002 Post a comment MUNICH -- Infineon Technologies AG here and Austria's NewLogic Technologies AG today announced a cross-licensing and royalty agreement for intellectual property (IP) used in wireless local area network products. The two companies said the pact will help Infineon speed development of wireless LAN products while support NewLogic's IP portfolio.
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.