VSI releases Virtual Component Transfer spec News & Analysis 9/27/1999 Post a comment The Virtual Socket Interface alliance, a standards group for silicon intellectual-property (IP), this week will release its Virtual Component Transfer (VCT) specification, which promises to ease the search, evaluation, selection, integration and verification of cores for system-on-chip designs.
Sweden launches SoC initiative News & Analysis 9/22/1999 Post a comment Sweden has announced a national system-on-chip (SoC) R&D program along with plans, supported by telecommunications giant L.M.Ericsson, to foster increased system-on-chip design work in the country.
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.