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Intel taps notebook CPU for power-sensitive servers
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7/28/2005   Post a comment
Intel Corp. will revamp its next-generation notebook microprocessor for use in servers as the first in a series of low-power server CPUs the company will release starting later this year.
Microcontrollers target automotive passive-keyless-entry
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7/27/2005   Post a comment
Microchip Technology's latest PICs combine data transmission security with power management.
Stanford dean elected to Intel's board of directors
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7/20/2005   Post a comment
James Plummer, dean of the Stanford School of Engineering, has been elected to Intel's board of directors.
Hot Chips Symposium: Nur die Bandbreite zählt
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7/20/2005   Post a comment
Die wichtigsten Trends für IC-Hochleistungs-Architekturen sollen beim anstehenden 'Hot Chips 17' Symposium kommenden Monat im Mittelpunkt stehen. Gleich mehrere Veröffentlichungen der Fachveranstaltung befassen sich mit der wachsenden Bedeutung von Consumer-Märkten, mit Parallel-Architekturen und dem Leistungsbedarf.
Intel raises capex despite sales, earnings decline in Q2
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7/19/2005   Post a comment
Microprocessor company Intel Corp. posted second-quarter sales of $9.2 billion, meeting its mid-quarter guidance but falling 2 percent from $9.4 billion the first quarter.
ARM-based configurable system-on-chip ICs boost time-to-market
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7/19/2005   Post a comment
Using its own Structured Processor Enhanced Architecture and the ARM946ES CPU running at 192Mhz, STMicroelectronics has begun marketing a family of configurable System-on-Chip ICs for such applications as digital engines for printers and scanners among other embedded control uses.
China will demand automotive electronics technology
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7/18/2005   Post a comment
Working on innovations such as immobilizers, display technologies, and connectivity (including in-car USB, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi), may give Chinese auto engineers a leg-up on the competition.
ITRS roadmap committee wants to drop term 'technology node'
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7/15/2005   Post a comment
The 2005 International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS), the roadmap committee is beginning an intentional de-emphasis on describing generations of semiconductor processing technology in terms of technology nodes.
Intel treibt Dual-Core-Strategie voran
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7/14/2005   Post a comment
Intel macht Druck, um seine zweite Generation von Dual-Core-Prozessoren auf den Markt zu bringen. Eine neue Roadmap, die Intel zurzeit seinen Kunden zukommen lässt, sieht bereits für Anfang 2006 die nächste Produktrunde vor.
AMD profit beats estimates
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7/13/2005   Post a comment
Answering skeptics who expected a weak quarter, microprocessor supplier AMD Inc. posted sales of $1.26 billion and net income of $11 million, or 3 cents per share, for the second quarter ended June 26.
July Newsletter: Freescale Introduces Impressive Application Processors
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7/13/2005   Post a comment
Last month Freescale introduced its latest application processors, the i.MX31 and the i.MX31L. The chips--which offer a number of impressive features--primarily target portable consumer electronics products such as cell phones, portable media players, and portable gaming devices. The chips also target portable medical applications and automotive entertainment.
Blackfin processors drive telematics platform
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7/13/2005   Post a comment
Analog Devices Blackfin processor is employed in the company's telematics platform for the automotive market. Blackfin provides a combination of DSP and microprocessor functionality for the embedded audio, video and communications requirements found in the applications in today's automobiles.
July Newsletter: TI Tools Get Numerous Enhancements
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7/13/2005   Post a comment
This month TI launched the "Platinum Edition" of its Code Composer Studio integrated development environment (IDE). The Platinum Edition offers a number of enhancements over previous versions. Most notably, the IDE includes two new features intended to improve developer productivity: a "rewind" feature and a fast connect/disconnect capability.
July Newsletter: Optimizing Presentations, Products, and Plans
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7/13/2005   Post a comment
Top-notch marketing presentations are key to convincing customers, investors, and others that a product is attractive and viable. Effective presentations combine clear, convincing technical information with a compelling marketing message--a difficult combination to achieve. Of course, even snappy presentations only go so far; vendors also need solid products and well-thought-out strategies.
July Newsletter: Jeff Bier's "Impulse Response"
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7/13/2005   Post a comment
A few weeks ago I participated in a panel discussion on benchmarking. The theme of the panel was how to benchmark multi-threaded and multi-core processors. In my view, this theme highlights a key problem with many benchmark approaches: too many benchmarks are designed to exercise hardware features, rather than to provide information that system developers need.
More materials research, investment needed to extend CMOS
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7/12/2005   Post a comment
Intel Corp. executives said new materials and greater investment will be needed to extend CMOS technology beyond the middle of the next decade.
Intel appoints Xu Yang vice president
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7/11/2005   Post a comment
Intel Corp. has appointed Xu (Ian) Yang to vice president of its Sales and Marketing Group.
Fanless PC/104-Plus CPU modules operate over -40C to +85C extended Temperature
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7/11/2005   Post a comment
Parvus Corp's three new ruggedized 800MHz Pentium III-based embedded processor boards enable the Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) Intel Tualatin Pentium III processor to be integrated into mobile, high vibration, and extreme temperature computing applications.
PIC MCUs expand with passive-keyless-entry, more peripherals
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7/11/2005   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc.'s PIC MCU line has four new product offerings, expanding both the low- and high-end families into new 8-bit applications. The company has also launched an application-specific device for passive-keyless-entry and other wireless authentication uses.
Strom sparen mit Power-Prozessoren
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7/11/2005   Post a comment
Für den Einsatz in kleinen Servern und in Embedded-Anwendungen hat IBM einen neuen 64-Bit-Prozessor der PowerPC-Familie auf den Markt gebracht. Der Dual-Core-Prozessor 970MP zeichnet sich vor allem durch einen niedrigen Energiebedarf aus.
Transmeta expects Q2 to be cash-positive
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7/8/2005   Post a comment
Transmeta Corp. said it would report positive cash flow for the second fiscal 2005 quarter ended June 30, bettering its May forecast of reducing negative cash flow to under $5 million.
Quelle est l’utilité « réelle » des FPGA ?
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7/8/2005   Post a comment
Pour qui s’intéresse à l’impact global des FPGA sur l’industrie électronique, cette technologie peut être considérée comme une nouvelle méthode de mise en œuvre de logique numérique. Les FPGA sont alors un moyen plus performant, moins onéreux, plus rapide et configurable sur le terrain, de mise en œuvre de l’électronique numérique. A ce titre, ils s’inscriraient dans l’évolution incessante qui a conduit des puces discrètes de bas niveau aux PAL, puis aux FPGA que nous connaissons aujourd’hui. Si
ARM-7 based MCU is fully compliant to full-speed USB 2.0 standard
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7/7/2005   Post a comment
Philips has launched its fully-compliant USB 2.0 full speed ARM7 microcontroller. The LPC214x series, based on the ARM7TDMI-S, incorporates 32 double-buffered endpoints with maximum packet size support and flexible direct memory access.
32-Bit CISC MCU packs peripherals for automotive apps
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7/7/2005   Post a comment
Renesas has packed an enhanced two-channel local area network controller that's compatible with the controller area network (CAN) standard into its newly launched 32-bit 40MHz H8SX/1544F microcontroller. The MCU is being aimed at such applications as sophisticated meters and control functions as well as high-performance automotive instrument clusters including the speedometer, tachometer, fuel and temperature meter.
Customers using ASICs move to 32-bit MCUs
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7/7/2005   Post a comment
Philips' director of product innovation for microcontrollers sees a notable trend underway: "Many customers that have primarily used ASIC designs in the past have recently begun to move toward using and evaluating microcontroller -based systems."
AMD obtient le droit d’examiner des documents tiers dans son conflit contre Intel
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7/6/2005   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. sort gagnant d’une autre escarmouche dans ce qui promet d’être une bataille juridique de longue haleine contre Intel. La société a eu gain de cause dans sa requête de faire signifier aux fabricants d’ordinateurs, détaillants, distributeurs et constructeurs de systèmes, des assignations ordonnant la conservation de documents. Cette démarche s’inscrit dans le cadre de sa plainte selon laquelle Intel aurait contraint ces sociétés à utiliser son processeur x86 plutôt que
16-bit MCU boost performance for interrupt-intensive apps
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7/5/2005   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor's HCS12X family of 16-bit microcontrollers provides a performance upgrade of up to 40MHz for current HCS12 MCU users.
AMD wins rights to see third-party documents in fight against Intel
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7/4/2005   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. won another skirmish in what promises to become another protracted war in the courts action against Intel. The company has won a motion to serve document preservation subpoenas against computer makers, retailers, distributors and small system builders almost immediately after filing the motion Friday July as part of its claim that Intel coerced such companies to use its x86 processors rather than AMD's.
Philips lance la conception de puces 65 et 90 nm en Inde
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7/4/2005   Post a comment
Le géant européen de l’électronique grand public Royal Philips Electronics a annoncé qu’il allait commencer à travailler sur les conceptions de puces 65 et 90 nanomètres dans son centre de développement de Bangalore. Ces puces seront destinées aux produits de prochaine génération, notamment ceux utilisant les plates-formes Nexperia.
Two class action suits filed against Intel, according to report
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7/1/2005   Post a comment
Two owners of computers with Intel Corp. microprocessors have filed separate class action suits against the chip making giant in a U.S. District Court, according to the San Jose Mercury News.


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