Slowdown makes employers more selective about hiring News & Analysis 8/31/2001 Post a comment Though more engineering students have moved into digital circuitry, a shortage of analog engineers has persisted over the past several years. And while the sluggish economy has helped to relieve that shortage, employers said they can now be more choosy about analog specialists.
Intel takes two paths in its graphics strategy News & Analysis 8/31/2001 Post a comment
By confirming that it is developing its first integrated graphics core in years, Intel Corp. this week began pursuing divergent tracks for graphics support in its Pentium III and Pentium 4 microprocessor platforms.
Samsung installs Cymer's e-diagnostic tools to boost fab output News & Analysis 8/31/2001 Post a comment SOEUL -- Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. here has become the first company to install and deploy Cymer Inc.'s new e-diagnostics software tools used in its excimer-laser equipment.
Cymer claims that Samsung has installed its so-called CymerOnLine software. Launched last quarter, CymerOnLine provides e-diagnostics and performance monitoring for remote analysis and support of its excimer light sources.
Hitachi to eliminate 14,700 jobs, cut chip capital spending 57% News & Analysis 8/31/2001 Post a comment TOKYO -- Hitachi Ltd. today outlined massive cutbacks in its businesses, including the elimination of 14,700 jobs worldwide--about 4% of its workforce--and restructuring of its trouble semiconductor division. The company called the moves "emergency management measures" aimed at reviving turnaround efforts that began two years ago.
Arc and Siroyan catch ARM's Amba bus News & Analysis 8/31/2001 Post a comment ARC International and Siroyan have joined the list of companies to adopt ARM's Amba as an on-chip system bus, making it easier for both companies to plug into systems and IP built around it.
Intel and AMD declare an I/O truce News & Analysis 8/31/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE --- Archrivals Intel Corp. and AMD Corp. have reached d??tente on their separate high-speed I/O standards, and officials of both firms told EBN they are hoping to make Intel's 3GIO and AMD's HyperTransport work together.
Taiwan's Aopen issues apology to Intel for pre-announcing Brookdale News & Analysis 8/31/2001 Post a comment TAIPEI, Taiwan -- AOpen Inc. must be in hot water, as the Taiwanese company here issued an apology to Intel Corp. for pre-announcing a PC motherboard line based on Intel's 845 chip set, code-named Brookdale.
AOpen is now asking the news media to remove its news release "any print, electronic, or other form'' that pre-announced the Brookdale chip set.
3DSP lines up software development support from India's Wipro News & Analysis 8/30/2001 Post a comment BANGALORE, India --Wipro Technologies here today announced it has joined a partnership program at U.S.-based 3DSP Corp. to develop MPEG-4 video software for digital signal processing (DSP) ICs. The two companies said they are also planning an ongoing alliance for wireless and video applications, based on 3DSP's platform.
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.
Hynix samples first 0.13-micron DDR SDRAM devices News & Analysis 8/30/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- During the Intel Developer Forum (IDF), Hynix Semiconductor Inc. here announced that it has begun sampling its first 0.13-micron products--a family of 512-megabit double-data-rate (DDR) SDRAMs.
At the same time, the Korean chip giant also rolled out a new line of low-profile memory modules that supports DDR SDRAMs.
Cost drives handheld design to Linux Design How-To 8/30/2001 Post a comment When Agenda Computing and parent company Kessel International Holdings Ltd. (Hong Kong) set out to design the first Linux handheld computer, we knew that to compete with the Palm and Handspring devices, which together commanded about 85 percent of the handheld market, we had to come up with something very special.
Real-time Corba extends net devices Design How-To 8/30/2001 Post a comment Corba, the common object request broker architecture, is emerging as an important tool in the embedded arena to support designs in a wide variety of connected and distributed applications.
Next nets meld SNMP, Web protocols News & Analysis 8/30/2001 Post a comment Since the late 1980s the number of computer networks has been increasing tremendously. Companies are employing larger and more-extensive networks that span not just offices, but countries.
Samsung steps up flash memory efforts, shrinking process ahead of DRAMs News & Analysis 8/30/2001 Post a comment SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. today claimed to be shipping the world's first engineering samples of 1-gigabit NAND flash memory devices, fabricated with a 0.12-micron technology. The Korean chip giant said the new nonvolatile flash chip has leaped ahead of advanced DRAM manufacturing technologies, which are now based on 0.15-micron design rules.
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.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times