8051-based MCUs go lead-free Product News 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.
AMD unveils virtualization platform News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
AMD will mit Opteron Embedded-Märkte angehen Special Report 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.
32-bit MCUs boast speed, integration for embedded apps Product News 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.
Freescale's Mayer sees single-digit growth News & Analysis 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.
ARM7-based MCU touts tiny size Product News 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
Intel raises first-quarter guidance News & Analysis 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.
Sony management shakeup may cause game exec to step down News & Analysis 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 Product News 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.
Audio-Prozessoren möbeln Auto-Infotainment auf Product News 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.
MCU-Anbieter stürzen sich in 90-nm-Entwickung News & Analysis 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.
MIPS establishes China subsidiary News & Analysis 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.
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.