Hitachi to eliminate 14,700 jobs, cut chip capital spending 57% News & Analysis 8/31/2001 Post a comment TOKYO -- Hitachi Ltd. today outlined massive cutbacks in its businesses, including the elimination of 14,700 jobs worldwide--about 4% of its workforce--and restructuring of its trouble semiconductor division. The company called the moves "emergency management measures" aimed at reviving turnaround efforts that began two years ago.
TI attempts to speed adoption of high-speed 1394b link News & Analysis 8/27/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- Texas Instruments Inc. today announced it was the first chip supplier to demonstrate 800-megabit-per-second devices for the industry's new 1394b serial bus standard, which doubles the speed of existing 1394 links and increases distances by more than 20 times to 100 meters.
Intel prepares for server chip set revival News & Analysis 8/23/2001 Post a comment Intel Corp. this week made its most comprehensive public disclosure to date of a chip set designed to propel its CPUs into highly scalable, multiprocessing systems. The microprocessor giant said at the Hot Chips conference that its forthcoming 870 chip set will allow OEMs to build 16 processors into a single system.
Agere to use Bluetooth technology from Austria's NewLogic News & Analysis 8/21/2001 Post a comment LUSTENAU, Austria -- NewLogic Technologies AG here today announced it has licensed IC design cores and software for Bluetooth wireless connections to Agere Systems Inc., which will embed the functions in baseband processors and new chip sets for Bluetooth-enabled cellular phones.
Cypress to acquire In-System Design News & Analysis 8/20/2001 Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire In-System Design, Inc. of Boise, Idaho, a privately-held system-on-chip design company specializing in personal communication applications.
OmniVision, TI bundle CMOS camera chip set with 1394 link News & Analysis 8/20/2001 Post a comment SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- OmniVision Technologies Inc. here today announced a partnership with Texas Instruments Inc. aimed at easing the development of low-cost digital cameras with CMOS-based image sensors and IEEE 1394 connections for high-speed data transfer.
NeoMagic still has $98 million in cash as it attempts to reinvent itself News & Analysis 8/17/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Hoping to find new success in multimedia Internet appliances, NeoMagic Corp. here posted revenues of $188,000 in its second fiscal quarter, ended July 31, compared to $31.9 million in the same period last year. NeoMagic is attempting to reinvent itself as a chip supplier for next-generation handheld systems after its PC graphics business disappeared.
Excess inventory still huge, report claims News & Analysis 8/13/2001 Post a comment EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--Despite worldwide efforts to reduce chip inventories in the current downturn, the industry's supply chain is still awash with too many semiconductors--about $8 billion in excess inventory, based on new estimates released today by iSuppi Corp. here.
Infineon offers quad-port framer-mapper for 40-Gbit networks News & Analysis 8/13/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- Munich-based Infineon Technologies Inc. today announced the first quad-port, framer-mapper device for 10- and 40-gigabit-per-second networking applications. The new device is the first product introduced by Infineon as a result of its recent acquisition of Catamaran Communications Inc. here.
Chip sales plunge 8.8% News & Analysis 8/2/2001 Post a comment Worldwide sales of semiconductors fell another 8.8% sequentially in June, and were 30.7% below June 2000 levels, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association. "Based on the inventory reduction that has occurred in the first half of 2001 and the further reductions projected for the third quarter, we believe the industry will return to sequential growth in the fourth quarter of this year," Scalise added.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 18 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 ...