Intel gives preview of new IXP network processor News & Analysis 8/30/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE--Intel Corp. Thursday gave a peek at its second- generation IXP network processor, planned for next year at a 1GHz frequency handling 10-gigabit/second transmission rates.
Sean Maloney, executive vice president and general manager of the Communications Group, told EBN at the Intel Developers Forum that the new IXP processor will use the next-generation Xscale ARM-based core that is also being introduced in 2002.
Intel delays launch of Foster chip for servers News & Analysis 8/29/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- The launch of the new Xeon server processor code-named Foster will be delayed three months until the fourth quarter due to a longer-than-expected validation time, the Intel Developers Forum was told Tuesday.
Intel sticks to Brookdale launch in first quarter News & Analysis 8/28/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE-- Intel Corp. Tuesday acknowledged that it will indeed be shipping its Brookdale 845 DDR chipsets to OEMs and motherboard makers in the fourth quarter, as growing industry reports indicate, but only to allow them to qualify the double-data-rate version for a gala launch in the first quarter of 2001 as Intel has long maintained.
IBM drops AMD from North American PC sales News & Analysis 8/14/2001 Post a comment NEW YORK- - International Business Machines Corp., struggling to eke a profit from its personal computer business, has stopped selling PCs containing Advanced Micro Devices Inc. chips in North America, a move intended to cut costs and satisfy business customers.
Excess inventory still huge, report claims News & Analysis 8/13/2001 Post a comment EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--Despite worldwide efforts to reduce chip inventories in the current downturn, the industry's supply chain is still awash with too many semiconductors--about $8 billion in excess inventory, based on new estimates released today by iSuppi Corp. here.
Telecom equipment prices fell last month News & Analysis 8/10/2001 Post a comment The recently released Producer Price Index for July showed the first significant drop in telecom equipment prices this year. The index fell 1% last month after holding steady for six months.
Sun plans parallelism times two for Ultrasparc 5 News & Analysis 8/2/2001 Post a comment Sun Microsystems Inc. will build into its Ultrasparc processor both instruction-level and multithreaded parallelism, two of the most talked-about ways of coaxing additional performance from high-end 64-bit processors, EE Times has learned.
Chip sales plunge 8.8% News & Analysis 8/2/2001 Post a comment Worldwide sales of semiconductors fell another 8.8% sequentially in June, and were 30.7% below June 2000 levels, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association. "Based on the inventory reduction that has occurred in the first half of 2001 and the further reductions projected for the third quarter, we believe the industry will return to sequential growth in the fourth quarter of this year," Scalise added.
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.