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Ethernet Still Reigns as King of Industrial-Control Universe
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8/27/2003   Post a comment
Given the promise it holds for a myriad of applications, the hubbub over wireless technology, particularly in communications, is understandable. It's equally understandable that this excitement would spill over into the realm of industrial controls. We have not seen the upsurge in the use of wireless and optical technologies in the industrial-control universe that many experts have predicted. Vibren Technologies' Dave LeClair and Steve Hastings explain that the industrial control world still
The logic price wars
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8/25/2003   Post a comment
Despite tough market conditions and aggressive pricing tactics, suppliers of commodity standard logic remain committed to their products. A number of these companies appear well positioned to take advantage of the industry's next upswing as they continue to expand wafer manufacturing capabilities, shift to larger 6in. wafer sizes for cost advantages, and launch hundreds of new products targeting the growing wireless and handheld sectors.
Intel sees spot shortages for chips
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8/22/2003   Post a comment
Broadcom's ServerWorks struggles as Intel turns up heat
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8/22/2003   Post a comment
When you go up against the electronics industry version of King Kong, you can get bruised badly, as Broadcom Corp. and its ServerWorks unit are finding out after engaging Intel Corp. in a struggle for dominance in the server I/O chipset market.
Chip designers move back from bleeding edge
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8/18/2003   Post a comment
The Hot Chips conference has long been the showcase for processors that hit blistering speeds by way of advanced architecture, bleeding-edge processes and full-custom design. But new approaches are emerging based on unconventional semi-custom design methodologies that wring the same kind of speed from familiar architectures and ordinary processes. EE Times' Ron Wilson is on the scene.
The Week in Review: August 3 to 9
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8/11/2003   Post a comment
PalmChip Bus Patent Threatens Most SoCs
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8/5/2003   Post a comment
A patent granted to PalmChip Corp. covers the techniques used to implement on-chip CPU bus structures in nearly all modern system-on-chip (SoC) designs, the company said. CPU or system-interconnect intellectual-property vendors and most SoC design teams may be infringing the new patent, PalmChip warned.
PalmChip patent looms over SoC on-chip buses
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8/4/2003   Post a comment
A patent granted to PalmChip Corp. on July 29 covers the techniques used to implement on-chip CPU bus structures in nearly all modern system-on-chip designs, the company said. CPU or system-interconnect intellectual-property vendors and most SoC design teams may be infringing the new patent, PalmChip warned.
Flat June chip sales up 10% y-on-y, says SIA
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8/4/2003   Post a comment
Worldwide sales of semiconductors totalled $12.54 billion in June, 2003 up less than 1 percent from $12.50 billion in May 2003 and up 10.4 percent from $11.35 billion in June 2002, according to Global Sales Report (GSR) figures released by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) on Monday (August 4, 2003).
Winbond narrows loss on falling sales
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8/1/2003   Post a comment
Winbond Electronics Corp. announced Friday (Augut 1, 2003) net sales for the 2003 second quarter of NT$6,228 million (about US$179 million), with the net loss totaling NT$791 million (about US$23 million).

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