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Transmeta lays off 67, names Arthur Swift new president, CEO
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3/31/2005   Post a comment
Transmeta Corp. cut 67 employees from its global workforce and the troubled processor company also named Arthur Swift new president and chief executive.
8051-based MCUs go lead-free
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3/31/2005   Post a comment
Goal Semiconductor has launched its 'go green' initiative with the VRS1000 " an 8-bit, flash 8051 MCU, modified to meet RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) standards.
32-bit MCUs run at 64 MHz for automotive apps
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3/30/2005   Post a comment
Offering twice the speed of its M32C/80 microcontrollers, four new M32C/95 MCUs from Renesas Technology America, Inc. have up to 768KBytes of flash, a 3-Channel CAN interface amont other on-chip peripherals.
AMD unveils virtualization platform
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3/30/2005   Post a comment
AMD Inc. has for the first time publicly disclosed key elements of its Pacifica virtualization technology for x86-based servers, desktops and mobile computers, at the AMD Reviewer's Day in Austin, Texas.
Intel CEO reportedly gains $10.7 million on options
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3/29/2005   Post a comment
Though the semiconductor industry finished 2004 with a whimper, the year finished with a flourish for Intel Corp. chief executive Craig Barrett, who realized a $10.7 million profit from exercising 384,000 stock options in 2004, according to an Associated Press report.
Un ancien spécialiste des microprocesseurs chez IBM rejoint AMD
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3/29/2005   Post a comment
Cherchant à dynamiser sa présence dans l’informatique d’entreprise, AMD Inc. a embauché Rich Oehler, ancien dirigeant d’IBM et directeur technique chez Newisys.
MIPS licenses processor to Shanghai research center
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3/28/2005   Post a comment
MIPS Technologies Inc. has announced that the IC and System Research Center of Shanghai Jiao Tong University has licensed the MIPS32 4Kc SMIC .18 hard core to develop SoCs for China's expanding digital television (DTV) market.
China microprocessor developer scrambles for funds
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3/28/2005   Post a comment
One of China's earliest microprocessor developers, BLX IC Design Corp., Ltd., is struggling to find cash to keep its product development on track after one of its main investors declined to deliver on more funding.
PowerPC-based MPU touts increased speed, memory performance and dual fast Ethernet
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3/25/2005   Post a comment
Applied Micro Circuits Corp. says its new AMCC 440GR PowerPC-based microprocessor offers increased processor speed, memory performance and integrated dual Fast Ethernets.
AMD will mit Opteron Embedded-Märkte angehen
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3/24/2005   Post a comment
AMD nimmt mit seinem Opteron-Prozessor den High-end-Embedded-Markt aufs Korn. Dem Unternehmen zufolge wird der Prozessor bereits unter anderem in der medizinischen Bildverarbeitung, bei Storage-Hardware und in Telekommunikationsanwendungen für Netzbetreiber eingesetzt.
Memory overcapacity to slow semi growth next year, warns Gartner
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3/23/2005   Post a comment
In a sign the electronics industry may be in for more rough sledding, market research firm Gartner said in an analysts' meeting here Wednesday (March 23) that growth in semiconductor market will slow down to 2.1 percent in 2006 from a projected 3.6 percent this year.
Intel annonce des bénéfices et une compétitivité accrue lors de la conférence de partenaires
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3/22/2005   Post a comment
Intel, plus modéré mais définitivement dynamique, a donné le coup d’envoi à sa conférence annuelle de partenaires, qui s’est tenue à Las Vegas, avec la promesse d’un support marketing plus important et de meilleures offres techniques à l’avenir.
Hella develops lane departure warning concept
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3/21/2005   Post a comment
Hella has developed a hardware concept for a lane departure warning system based on Freescale Semiconductor's 32-bit MPC5200 controller containing a PowerPC core.
Selon un dirigeant d’Intel, la transition vers le double cœur devrait être « évolutive »
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3/21/2005   Post a comment
La transition d’Intel vers les processeurs à double cœur au deuxième trimestre devrait être « évolutive » et provoquer peu de perturbation dans la chaîne logistique, a annoncé un dirigeant de la société.
32-bit MCUs boast speed, integration for embedded apps
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3/18/2005   Post a comment
Among the messages from the recent Embedded Systems Conference is how significant 32-bit microcontrollers have become in the embedded applications space. The on-chip features and performance specs of the new SH7080 series from Renesas Technology America are certainly a good indicator of what's needed for the newer embedded applications. Marty Gold offers an assessment in his product review.
Controller chips tout 100 MIPS, 32-Bit DSP performance for embedded apps
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3/18/2005   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has beefed-up its digital signal controller line with the launching of three units for motor control, power conversion, and advanced sensing applications.
ARM9-based MCUs decode up to 24 to 30 frames/sec. of MPEG4 encoded content
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3/18/2005   Post a comment
Operating at clock speeds of 250 and 266MHz respectively, the LH7A400 and LH7A404 ARM9-based microcontrollers from Sharp Microelectronics provide the extra boost in performance to support portable media players, audio jukeboxes, gaming products and other handheld devices.
Intel gains extension in Japanese antitrust probe
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3/18/2005   Post a comment
Intel Corp.'s Japanese unit has won a two-week extension to reply to allegations of antitrust violations.
Freescale's Mayer sees single-digit growth
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3/15/2005   Post a comment
The semiconductor industry can expect at best single-digit growth in the coming years because no industry can "outgrow the GDP," the chief executive of Freescale Semiconductor said Tuesday (March 15) at the Semico Summit here.
64-bit RISC MPU boasts performance and features for digital consumer apps
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3/15/2005   Post a comment
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.'s new 64-bit single-chip MIPS-based RISC microprocessor is targeted at diverse digital consumer applications, including IP set-top box, home gateways and multimedia appliances.
32-bit MCU line targets network-enabled appliances
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3/15/2005   Post a comment
The MB9140x series of 32-bit microcontrollers from Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) pack a full range of networking security features, on-board ROM and RAM, and support for IPv6, the next-generation Internet protocol.
8-bit MCU boasts 12x speed from single-cycle 8051 core
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3/14/2005   Post a comment
Atmel Corp.'s new AT89LP family of 8-bit microcontrollers is based on a single-cycle 8051 core which the company says is twelve times faster than the standard 8051 core.
ARM7-based MCU touts tiny size
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3/14/2005   Post a comment
Oki Semiconductor claims having the smallest packaged ARM processor as part of its introduction of two new series of low-power ARM7-based general-purpose microcontrollers. The units are available in a wafer-level chip size package that is less than 25 square millimeters
Programmable DSP family boasts up to sixteen 375MHz DSP engines
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3/14/2005   Post a comment
Beefing-up its high performance multiprocessor DSP platform solutions for real-time multimedia, Cradle Technologies, Inc. has launched three devices in its new CT3600 product family. The units integrate multiple general purpose processors alongside multiple DSPs.
Intel raises first-quarter guidance
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3/10/2005   Post a comment
In a positive sign for the semiconductor industry, Intel Corp. said Thursday (March 10) it expects revenue for the first quarter to range from $9.2 billion to $9.4 billion, as compared to previous guidance of $8.8 billion to $9.4 billion.
Intel's Moore echoes competitiveness concerns
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3/10/2005   Post a comment
Intel Corp. co-founder Gordon Moore warned that the U.S. must boost spending on basic research and education in order to maintain global competitiveness.
Cirrus launches audio processor with CobraNet controller and audio DSP engine
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3/10/2005   Post a comment
Cirrus Logic Inc.'s new family of audio system processors, which include a 120-Mips DSP, along with a CobraNet communications processor in a single chip, can reduce audio system costs, and enhance audio processing features for networked digital audio products.
Intel critique alors qu’AMD applaudit la décision antitrust prise par le Japon
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3/10/2005   Post a comment
Intel Corp. a critiqué la « recommandation » adressée à sa filiale Intel K.K. par la Commission japonaise de libre échange (JFTC) concernant les pratiques commerciales d’Intel. AMD a loué ces recommandations et a lancé un appel aux autres régions pour punir Intel.
FPGAs helps embed wireless phone functions
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3/9/2005   Post a comment
Embedded wireless VoIP and VoWLAN handheld Wi-Fi phone reference design for 802.11b/g
Sony management shakeup may cause game exec to step down
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3/8/2005   Post a comment
Howard Stringer's ascension to CEO at Sony Corp. dramatically displaces his predecessor, Nobuyuki Idei, but a more significant casualty of the executive shakeup might well be Ken Kutaragi, the outspoken executive who confounded many experts by turning Sony into a heavyweight in the video game market with the invention of PlayStation.
In-system programming board targets Atmel micros during production
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3/8/2005   Post a comment
Here's news of an in-system flash-equipped microcontroller programming system for use in automated test systems, as well as during production runs. Unlike products designed for programming ICs that are mounted on circuit boards, this system uses an open architecture to integrate automated test with manufacturing systems.
Infineons neue 16-Bit-MCUs sind Steuerungs-Spezialisten
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3/8/2005   Post a comment
Maßgeschneidert für industrielle Steuerungen sind die neuen 16-Bit-Microcontroller von Infineon. Mit ihnen lassen sich die Systemkosten um bis zu 30 Prozent senken, verspricht der Hersteller.
New support for ARM, MIPS and PowerPC processors
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3/8/2005   Post a comment
New CPU Support Offers Maximum Choices for new Product Development
Technology leader branches out with encompassing support for AMD Opteron.
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Expertise in a Can. High end graphics to communications now a drop into high end embedded designs.
Actel integriert ARM7-Prozessoren in FPGAs
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3/7/2005   Post a comment
151 Der FPGA-Hersteller Actel wird in seinen Schaltkreisen künftig ARM-Prozessoren einbetten. Damit bestückte Produkte sollen noch in diesem Jahr auf den Markt kommen.
Audio-Prozessoren möbeln Auto-Infotainment auf
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3/7/2005   Post a comment
Mit zwei neuen DSPs will Analog Devices vor allem den Markt für Infotainment-Systeme im Auto-Umfeld bedienen. Die Prozessoren sind für die Verarbeitung digitaler Audio-Signale optimiert. Eine passende Drag-and-drop-fähige Entwicklungsumgebung vereinfacht die Erstellung von Anwendungen.
Intel targets multithreaded software for multicore processors
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3/3/2005   Post a comment
Intel Corp. Senior Fellow Justin Rattner predicted that future multicore processors will divide and conquer rather than depend faster single-processor speeds.
Development kit speeds migration to 32-bit ARM MCUs
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3/3/2005   Post a comment
Atmel Corp. and IAR Systems AB are offering a full featured ARM development kit for $295. The development kit supports Atmel's ARM7-based MCU called the AT91SAM7S32.
Epson claims the world's first flexible 8-bit asynchronous microprocessor
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3/2/2005   Post a comment
A flexible circuit containing 32000 poly silicon thin-film transistors from Epson offers designers an innovative technology to enable new design applications with respect to 8-bit microprocessors.
MCU-Anbieter stürzen sich in 90-nm-Entwickung
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3/2/2005   Post a comment
Bislang war vielen Anbietern von Mikrocontrollern (MCU) der Umstieg auf 130- und 90-Nanometer-Prozesse zu teuer und versprach nur eine geringe Chip-Ausbeute. Jetzt schlagen drei Hersteller einen neuen MCU-Kurs ein: Mit gezielten Projekten wollen NEC, Fujitsu und Philips typische 90-nm-Probleme umgehen und in diesem Markt Fuß fassen.
Mixed-Signal Technologies Spur In-Vehicle Networking
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3/1/2005   Post a comment
Integration leads to greater fuel economy and reduced emissions.
MIPS establishes China subsidiary
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3/1/2005   Post a comment
MIPS Technologies Inc. announced Tuesday (March 1) it has entered the China market with the establishment of a local subsidiary, MIPS Technologies (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
Mentor, Via to collaborate on chipset reference designs
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3/1/2005   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics Corp. has announced a collaboration with Via Technologies Inc. to provide reference designs for use with the Expedition series design flow for Via's P4M800/Pro, PT894/Pro and K8T890/Pro next-generation chipsets.
Fast, full-function emulation for TI's OMAP2420 software development platform
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3/1/2005   Post a comment
Virtual platform lets codesmiths run application code long before hardware becomes available.
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