NeoMagic ready to sample ICs for Net appliances News & Analysis 6/27/2001 Post a comment NeoMagic Corp. is poised to jump back into the semiconductor market after more than a year away. But instead of graphics components aimed at notebook computers the product generally associated with the company NeoMagic is moving into an entirely different segment with a family of parts designed for the handheld Internet appliance market.
Intel's 870 chip set, Pentium 4 and other ICs to air at 'Hot Chips' News & Analysis 6/26/2001 Post a comment PALO ALTO, Calif. -- During the annual Hot Chips Conference at Stanford University here in mid-August, Intel Corp. plans to disclose more details about its Pentium 4 and Itanium processor series as well as the awaited 870 chip set, which supports double data rate (DDR) synchronous DRAMs in computer servers. The 870 will also support Direct Rambus DRAMs.
IDT packs programmable features in first octal voice codec News & Analysis 6/25/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Codec chips have been around for decades converting analog telephone signals to digital formats for telecom switching systems, but now there's something new in coder-decoder ICs--the first programmable octal voice codec from Integrated Device Technology Inc.
IC Media announces 'true' single-chip digital color camera News & Analysis 6/25/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- Three-year-old IC Media Corp. today claimed development of the first "true single-chip digital color camera"--the ICM-532A--which provides common interchange format (CFI) resolution of 352-by-288 pixels for still or full-motion video up to 30-frames-per-second.
Transmeta, Seiko to develop 'energy-saving' processors for notebooks and Internet appliances News & Analysis 6/21/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Transmeta Corp. and Seiko Epson Corp. here today announced that they will co-develop a future line of "energy-saving" microprocessors, chip sets, and other products for notebook PCs and Internet appliances.
Under the terms, the companies will co-develop low-power processors that combines Transmeta's Crusoe family of x86-based MPUs and Seko Epson's "energy-saving" chip technology.
STMicro says HDTV decoder IC sets integration record News & Analysis 6/18/2001 Post a comment GENEVA--STMicroelectronics today announced it has set a chip-integration record for high-definition television (HDTV) applications by developing a single-chip decoder with additional circuit blocks for decoding multiple MPEG video data streams.
Tensilica environment will handle multiple CPU cores News & Analysis 6/11/2001 Post a comment In an effort to ease the burden on engineers designing multiple-processor chips, Tensilica Inc. is readying a design environment that packs system-modeling tools, a shared-memory interface and enhanced debug capabilities for its Xtensa reconfigurable processor.
Hynix adds picoTurbo RISC cores to ASIC, foundry offering News & Analysis 6/11/2001 Post a comment MILPITAS, Calif.--South Korea's Hynix Semiconductor Inc. has licensed two synthesizable RISC microprocessor cores from picoTurbo Inc. here for system-on-chip designs and ASICs aimed at cellular phones, MP3 players, smart cards, set-top boxes, modems, and other high-volume system applications.
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.