Cypress acquires ScanLogic to bring USB into non-PC markets News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- In a move to expand its presence in the Universal Serial Bus (USB) device market, Cypress Semiconductor Corp. here today announced it will acquire ScanLogic Corp. of Burlington, Mass.
With the acquisition of ScanLogic, Cypress will expand its USB presence into some new and emerging non-PC markets. ScanLogic's host/slave USB chip family is designed for use in PDAs, cellular phones, set-top boxes, digital cameras, Internet appliances and automotive communication systems.
LSI Logic acquires American Megatrends' storage I/O business News & Analysis 5/29/2001 Post a comment MILPITAS, Calif. -- In a move to expand its storage I/O product offerings, LSI Logic Corp. here today announced that it will acquire the assets of American Megatrends Inc.'s RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) business.
Under the terms, LSI Logic will acquire AMI's MegaRAID software intellectual property and host-adapter board product family. These boards support Fibre Channel, SCSI and other storage I/O standards.
Microsoft announcement boosts USB suppliers News & Analysis 5/11/2001 Post a comment Microsoft Corp. this week said it will make available a universal serial bus (USB) 2.0 software driver for users looking to add the upgraded peripheral interface to their Windows XP operating systems.
AMD readies HyperTransport bus consortium News & Analysis 5/4/2001 Post a comment As Intel Corp. readies its 3GIO spec for a fall debut at the Intel Developer Forum, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is quietly working to form an industry consortium based on the HyperTransport I/O technology, with an unveiling similarly slated for later this year. But proponents of rival networking interconnect technologies say HyperTransport's PC roots leave it wanting in embedded-system attributes.
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.