Pixelworks, AMD team on set-top box platform Product News 8/29/2005 Post a comment System on-chip supplier Pixelworks Inc. has collaborated with AMD Inc. to co-design the Sailfish II platform, a reference design based on the Pixelworks PWBSP-16 broadband signal processor IC and the AMD Alchemy Au1550 processor that enables set-top boxes to integrate broadband video, voice and data access into a single device.
Development kit demonstrates viability of PCIe switch Product News 8/23/2005 Post a comment A hardware/software development kit for Integrated Device Technology Inc.’s 3-port, 24-lane Precise PCI Express (PCIe) switching solution is now available and will be used to demonstrate the company’s device at the Intel Developer Forum here this week.
Altera uses local firm for Indian R&D News & Analysis 8/19/2005 Post a comment Altera Corp. may be the only FPGA company to have a wholly-owned Indian subsidiary firm, but it has no plans to set up a R & D center or outsource software development to India.
Miniature 4-channel quad UARTs reduce board size Product News 8/19/2005 Post a comment Philips Semiconductor, an established supplier of universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter (UART) devices, continues to expand it product portfolio by offering its 4-channel advanced 16C quad UARTs in what it claims is the industry’s smallest packaging.
Altera, TI to partner on PCI Express solution News & Analysis 8/8/2005 Post a comment Altera Corp. and Texas Instruments Inc. have announced a partnership to develop a PCI-SIG compliant, low-cost PCI Express solution using Altera's Cyclone II FPGAs and the latest generation TI x1 physical layer (PHY) chip.
MoSys narrows loss as sales improve News & Analysis 8/3/2005 Post a comment System-on-chip embedded memory supplier Monolithic System Technology Inc. posted a net loss of $0.56 million, or 2 cents per share on sales of $3.1 million in the second quarter, compared with a loss of $1.4 million or 4 cents per share on sales of $2.7 million the previous quarter.
Maxim posts profit, Magna loss widens News & Analysis 8/1/2005 Post a comment Semiconductor supplier Maxim Integrated Products Inc. posted earnings of $126.1 million, or 37 cents per share, on sales of $400.4 million for its fiscal fourth quarter ended June 25, up from $124.7 million, or 36 cents per share on sales of $420.9 million for the same quarter a year ago.
USB transceivers connect mobile devices to a carkit Product News 8/1/2005 Post a comment Royal Philips Electronics’ semiconductor division has released what it claims is the industry’s first family of universal serial bus (USB) and USB On-the-Go (OTG) transceivers that provide manufacturers with a means to connect mobile devices to a carkit via a USB interface.
O2Micro files LCD TV patent suit against Sony and Rohm News & Analysis 8/1/2005 Post a comment Power management and security components supplier O2Micro International Ltd. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas against both Sony Corp. and Rohm Co. Ltd. of Japan for allegedly violating three patents related to certain Sony LCD TVs and other LCD products containing certain Rohm integrated circuits.
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.