ARM et Artisan donnent leur feu vert pour une acquisition News & Analysis 12/28/2004 Post a comment Les actionnaires d’ARM Holdings PLC et d’Artisan Components Inc. ont donné leur accord par voie de vote à l’acquisition par ARM d’Artisan, laquelle avait été annoncée pour la première fois en août dernier. Suite au scrutin, la fusion a été réalisée à 17h30, heure de New York, le jeudi 23 décembre.
Embedded Systems: DSPs and MCUs Read from Each Other's Playbook News & Analysis 12/22/2004 Post a comment It's generally conceded that embedded systems will play a dominant role in electronics markets for a long time to come. The PC may have started the digital revolution four decades ago but PCs have now evolved into a mature market. The action for 2005 is in embedded systems of all descriptionsbut most specifically consumer electronics. In this feature article, Jack Shandle takes a look at embedded systems in 2005.
Semi suppliers cutting wafer starts, says iSuppli News & Analysis 12/14/2004 Post a comment Lingering excess chip inventories are forcing semiconductor suppliers to cut their wafer starts and reassess their capital spending plans, according to the latest research from iSuppli Corp.'s Semiconductor Inventory Tracker service.
December Newsletter: Xilinx Unveils Virtex-4 Details Design How-To 12/10/2004 Post a comment Xilinx recently announced the architectural details of its new FPGA family, the Virtex-4. Interestingly, some of the new parts resemble the older Virtex-II Pro FPGAs, while other family members resemble the competing Altera Stratix II FPGAs.
December Newsletter: Jeff Bier's "Impulse Response" News & Analysis 12/10/2004 Post a comment Signal processing applications are becoming more complicated, and so are the processors that run them. As a result, application developers rely on compilers and other tools more heavily than ever. This has made tools a decisive factor in processor-selection decisions.
December Newsletter: ZSP Family Adds Low-End, High-End Cores Design How-To 12/10/2004 Post a comment LSI Logic recently added two new processors, the ZSP200 and the ZSP540, to its ZSP family of superscalar DSP cores. With the addition of these cores, the ZSP family has become the largest family of code-compatible DSP cores available today. As with existing family members, the names of the new cores reflect their levels of parallelism. The ZSP200 offers less parallelism than the ZSP400, while the ZSP540 falls between the ZSP500 and ZSP600 in terms of parallelism.
Intel bullish on technology direction at Fall analysts' meeting News & Analysis 12/7/2004 Post a comment Sounding anything other than a company that has had its share of missteps in recent months, outgoing Intel chief executive Craig Barrett expressed confidence and even a bit of cockiness at the company's fall analysts' conference in New York, predicting Intel's technology strengths would distance the semiconductor giant from its competitors.
Mehr Power für China News & Analysis 12/2/2004 Post a comment Fünfzehn Unternehmen, unter ihnen Chipdesigner und –Hersteller, haben sich zusammengetan, um IBMs Power-Architektur zum offenen Standard zu machen. Eine enstsprechende Initiative wurde gestern in Peking der Öffentlichkeit vorgestellt.
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.