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Intel sees spot shortages for chips
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8/22/2003   Post a comment
SiS joins DDR400 validation program
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8/21/2003   Post a comment
Chip Designers Move Back from Bleeding Edge
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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
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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.
ARC's IPShield software package addresses security concerns
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8/18/2003   Post a comment
ARC International has released a middleware software package and added extensions to its ARCtangent processor core that will allow designers to embed IP secure (IPsec) and Internet key exchange (IKE) capabilities to their communication chip designs.
ATI steals the show from Nvidia for Xbox 2
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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
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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.
Small company conjures up 'unique' synthesizable IP
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8/11/2003   Post a comment
A small company has produced what analysts say is unique synthesizable IP--a collection of up to nine 8051-compatible processors that can operate independently or as a single unit under the direct supervision of the lead CPU.
Patriot Scientific contends patents key to MPU design
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8/11/2003   Post a comment
A little-known microprocessor developer has been quietly amassing a patent portfolio that it now is bringing to bear with the hope of extracting licenses from systems companies.
The Week in Review: August 3 to 9
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8/11/2003   Post a comment
Patriot Scientific contends patents key to MPU design
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8/8/2003   Post a comment
A little-known microprocessor developer has been quietly amassing a patent portfolio that it now is bringing to bear with the hope of extracting licenses from systems companies.
AMD Opteron 200 processor goes to 2-GHz
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8/5/2003   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. said Tuesday (August 5, 2003) that the Opteron 246 model processor is available at a price of $794 in 1,000-unit quantities.
Intel's processor rivals face uncertain future
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8/4/2003   Post a comment
Intel Corp.'s microprocessor rivals have weathered the storm, but their respective futures remain uncertain, according to a report from In-Stat/MDR today (Aug. 4).
Analysis: Comics yield to a literate MPU
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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
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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
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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 Nokia.


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