G4 PowerPC and C6000: A Comparison News & Analysis 9/28/2001 Post a comment Traditional DSP chips are now being challenged by a new generation of RISC microprocessors. Pentek's Rodger Hosking compares Motorola's G4 PowerPC RISC device and Texas Instruments' C6000 DSP family by examining both hardware and software issues, and by highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of each device.
Via accuses Intel of violating patent for storage of formats in MPUs News & Analysis 9/20/2001 Post a comment TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Via Technologies Inc. today stepped up its legal counterattack against Intel Corp. by providing more details about a U.S. patent lawsuit filed against the microprocessor giant for infringement of patented MPU technology. Last week, Via said it has filed a counter suit against Intel, which is suing the Taiwan chip maker for infringement of its Pentium 4 technology.
TI hits 600MHz with DSPs on 0.13µm copper News & Analysis 9/10/2001 Post a comment Texas Instruments has built its first digital signal processors to use a 0.13um copper process. The company expects to move into volume production with the 600MHz C64x family processors, aimed at basestations and image-processing systems, in Q1 next year.
Intel must wait three more weeks before knowing it got Q3 forecast right News & Analysis 9/7/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- It's crunch time at Intel Corp., and probably the rest of the troubled semiconductor industry. The next three weeks in September will determine if Intel manages to squeeze out a slight sequential increase in chip revenues during the third quarter, as company officials said they expected on Thursday.
UPDATE: Pentium 4 price cuts hit Intel's margins News & Analysis 9/6/2001 Post a comment Intel CFO Andy Bryant conceded during a conference call Thursday that the steep 45%-to-50% Pentium 4 price cuts at the end of August will cut gross margin for the third quarter slightly below the originally forecast 47%..3 billion for the second quarter.
HP to use Intel architecture in future PDA designs News & Analysis 9/6/2001 Post a comment Intel Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co. today announced that HP plans to use Intel's StrongARM microprocessor in the new Jornada 560 series of personal digital assistants (PDAs), and will collaborate on future designs based around the Intel Personal Internet Client Architecture (PCA).
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.