Chip Designers Move Back from Bleeding Edge News & Analysis 8/20/2003 Post a comment The Hot Chips conference, which opens at Stanford
University, has long been the showcase for processors that hit
blistering speeds by way of advanced architecture, bleeding-edge
processes, and full-custom design. But this year two papers will
offer a different perspective, touting unconventional semi-custom
design methodologies that wring the same kind of speed from familiar
architectures and ordinary processes.
Chip designers move back from bleeding edge News & Analysis 8/18/2003 Post a comment The Hot Chips conference has long been the showcase for processors that hit blistering speeds by way of advanced architecture, bleeding-edge processes and full-custom design. But new approaches are emerging based on unconventional semi-custom design methodologies that wring the same kind of speed from familiar architectures and ordinary processes. EE Times' Ron Wilson is on the scene.
ATI steals the show from Nvidia for Xbox 2 News & Analysis 8/18/2003 Post a comment Nvidia Corp. confirmed last week that it will not supply the graphics processor for the next-generation Microsoft Xbox, which instead will feature a graphics engine designed by Nvidia rival ATI Technologies Inc.
Microsoft Corp., though declining to comment on its relationship with Nvidia, issued a statement last week that ATI, Markham, Ontario, would provide custom graphics technology for use in systems and services powering the Xbox 2.
National ushers Geode MPU line into AMD's stable News & Analysis 8/11/2003 Post a comment Advanced Micro Devices Inc. last week signed a letter of intent to purchase the Geode product line from National Semiconductor Corp., a move that will put the family of thin-client X86 processors and support silicon into the hands of a company that is better suited to exploit its strengths, according to analysts.
Analysis: Comics yield to a literate MPU News & Analysis 8/4/2003 Post a comment With the speed of a Bruce Lee karate chop, Hong Kong-based Culturecom Holdings Ltd. is shedding its past as a hawker of popular kung fu titles, like Dragon and Tiger Heroes, and springing forth with a Chinese character capable microprocessor.
Flat June chip sales up 10% y-on-y, says SIA News & Analysis 8/4/2003 Post a comment Worldwide sales of semiconductors totalled $12.54 billion in June, 2003 up less than 1 percent from $12.50 billion in May 2003 and up 10.4 percent from $11.35 billion in June 2002, according to Global Sales Report (GSR) figures released by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) on Monday (August 4, 2003).
New Group to Define Interfaces for Mobile Processors News & Analysis 8/1/2003 Post a comment What began last December as an agreement between
Texas Instruments and STMicroelectronics to standardize interfaces
for application processors targeting 2.5G and 3G mobile phones has
grown into a broader industry consortium called the Mobile Industry
Processor Interface (MIPI) Alliance that now includes ARM Ltd. and
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.