D&R Headline News (July 2007)
Headlines for Tuesday Jul. 31, 2007
Chipidea Step-Down DC-DC Converter Core Supports 4.2V External Supply Voltage in Generic CMOS Process Using 3.3V DevicesThe CI2512tl Step-Down DC-DC Converter IP core is the latest offering from the company with the most comprehensive catalog of general purpose, programmable power management IP cores. This IP core allows SoC designers to integrate DC-DC converter functionality into their designs and avoid the additional expense of higher voltage process options.
- Faster ARM Core Boosts Processing Power of STMicroelectronics Nomadik Mobile Multimedia Chip
- Xilinx Virtex-5 Devices First FPGAs in Production to Demonstrate Interoperability with DDR3 SDRAM Technology
- Comsys Licenses ARM processor and System Design Tools For WiMAX Baseband Processors
Headlines for Monday Jul. 30, 2007
Synopsys Completes Acquisition of MOSAID Semiconductor IP AssetsThe integration of MOSAID's double data rate (DDR) memory controller and PHY semiconductor IP products into Synopsys' DesignWare® IP portfolio will further expand the breadth of Synopsys' standards-based connectivity IP solutions. The final purchase price for the acquisition was $15.3 million.
- S2 Technologies Offers Software Verification Platform for New Dual-Mode Wireless Handset
- S3 Supports OMA BCast Mobile TV Security with Discretix' Multi-Scheme Client
- LSI Samples New Generation of 65nm Physical Layer IP for Hard Disk Drives
- Actel Drives Low-Power Programmable Solutions into Asia Pacific with Extended Sales Network
- Crossbeam Uses Altera FPGAs for Powerful New Security Services Switches
- ECS develops new technology to facilitate System-on-Chip
Headlines for Friday Jul. 27, 2007
Silicon Interfaces announces the release of its new SI85SCC30-A Serial Communication Controller IPSilicon Interfaces SI85SCC30-A Serial Communication Controller (SCC) is a versatile full-duplex, dual-channel multi-protocol data communication peripheral, with triple-buffered Receiver and double buffered Transmitter. SI85SCC30-A is a refined and upgraded version of its predecessor, SI85SCC30. This SCC is a VHDL-based soft IP, which can be targeted to either Gate Arrays or Cell-based ASICs.
Headlines for Thursday Jul. 26, 2007
Arasan Chip Systems Releases SLIMbus IP Compliant with the MIPI Version 1.0 SpecificationThe new SLIMbus IP is optimized for customer applications providing a number of hardware/software partitioning choices depending on the SLIMbus operation needed. Arasan offers a complete SLIMbus Software Stack for supporting the SLIMbus protocol and software customization services to support legacy buses like I2C, I2S, SPI and UARTs.
- IEEE Forms Study Groups to Explore Creation of Standards Based on VSI Alliance Technology
- Tallika Announces the Successful Completion of Flagship SoC for Hughes
- ARM Holdings plc Reports Results For The Second Quarter and Half Year Ended 30 June 2007
- Infineon Expands Relationship With ARM
- Ariane Controls Selects ChipX Embedded Array for Powerline Communications
- Faraday Reported 2007 Second Quarter Results
- Saifun Semiconductors Reports Second Quarter 2007 Results
Headlines for Wednesday Jul. 25, 2007
Faraday Announces UWB MAC Solution for Wireless Applications that Require High-ThroughputFaraday Technology Corporation, a leading ASIC and silicon IP provider, today announced the availability of the Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Medium Access Controller (MAC) solution. By integrating UWB MAC into the SoC designs, designers can easily achieve 200Mbps+ throughput and significantly reduce the chip's pin counts.
- Siemens IT Solutions and Services Adopts Cadence's Assertion-based VIP to Speed Development
- LogicVision Reports Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results
- Global Unichip Presents the ARM926 Solution Achieving a 400MHz Performance
- Imagination Technologies Group plc - Interim Management Statement
- STMicroelectronics and IBM to Collaborate on Chip Technology
Headlines for Tuesday Jul. 24, 2007
Athena Announces the First Public Key MicroprocessorThe Athena Group today announced the introduction of its T5200 TeraFire® security accelerator, the first programmable public key microprocessor. Coupling Athena's ultra-efficient arithmetic technology and a comprehensive instruction set, the T5200 delivers both performance and flexibility for applications ranging from low speed data terminals to high performance network security appliances.
- VaST Completes Investment Round of $12 Million
- Kilopass Announces 90nm On-Chip Embedded Non-Volatile Memory IP for SoC Designs Using General Purpose and Low Power Standard Logic CMOS
- Lattice Semiconductor Expands Support For Its Open Source
- Altera Delivers First FPGA-Based IP Support for Key Industrial Ethernet Protocols
- Arasan Chip Systems Emerging Markets Program Sends USB IP Sales Soaring in China
- Sital announces the release of a new Mil-Std-1553 Transceiver board
- System-on-a-Chip (SoC) Market to Exceed $58 Billion by 2010, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
- Innovative Silicon Joins Cadence OpenChoice IP Program
- CEVA, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results
Headlines for Monday Jul. 23, 2007
ARM And Intrinsity Boost Performance Of CORTEX-R4 ProcessorARM and Intrinsity, Inc., today announced their agreement to produce high-performance implementations of the ARM® Cortex™ family of processors. The first of these will be implementations of the Cortex-R4 processor operating at around twice the frequency achievable using standard synthesis techniques on the same silicon process. The Cortex-R4X processor implementations are available for licensing from ARM immediately.
- Ridgetop Group Announces Availability of a Sensor for Real-Time Detection of Solder-Joint Faults in Programmed, Operational FPGAs
- Pentek Adds DDC and Interpolation Filter IP Cores to its Dual Digital Transceiver Module, Greatly Boosting Bandwidth Range
- Xilinx Adds Greater Power Efficiency to High Performance Spartan-3A DSP Platform FPGAs
- HD Lab, Inc. Releases "SystemC Behavioral Synthesis Style Guide"
- Knowlent Brings Advanced Analog/Mixed-Signal Verification Environment to Users of Synopsys Discovery AMS solutions
- CSR boosts Actions Semiconductor's MP3 design with wireless connectivity
- Newport Media Unveils World's First Mobile TV System-on-Chip (SoC) For ISDB-T Standard in Japan
- Staccato's Single-Chip CMOS Ultra Wideband Solution Achieves Certification Milestones in US and Japanese Markets
Headlines for Friday Jul. 20, 2007
GDA announces the availability of PCI Express Gen 2 Controller (GPEX-2) IPGPEX-2 IP is a flexible and configurable design targeted for end-point, root complex, switch and bridge implementation. The controller’s architecture is carefully crafted for optimal link utilization, latency, reliability, power consumption, and foot print.
- Imagination Technologies Licenses Video Display Processing Core to NEC Electronics
- CCID Consulting Forecasts IP Core Will Be an Opportunity for China's Chip Design Industry
Headlines for Thursday Jul. 19, 2007
Anagram Releases Digital PureLogic IP CoreThe ANAGRAM Digtial PureLogic family of products is based on patented digital filtering and delta-sigma technology and is ideal for applications requiring low power, high levels of integration and precise reconstruction of analog signals. The target technologies include TSMC 0.13um process and below; however all IP blocks are fully digital and therefore are easily portable to other processes.
- Ridgetop Group Receives Purchase Order from Raytheon Missile Systems for Solder-Soint BIST Demonstration Kits
- RF Engines wins another UK government grant
- European chip production not competitive, warns Infineon CEO
Headlines for Wednesday Jul. 18, 2007
ST Microelectronics licenses Lightspeed Logic's Manufacturability Optimized Reconfigurable Logic for 65nm and 45nmLightspeed Logic today announced that STMicroelectronics has selected Lightspeed Logic’s Reconfigurable Logic IP for use at 65nm and below. In addition to providing increased flexibility in chip architecture, significant reduction in design cost and rapid time-to-market, the regular structure of the tile-based architecture helps reduce lithography and stress-related variability challenges at nanometer scale process nodes.
- Lightspeed Logic announces Manufacturability-Optimized Reconfigurable Logic IP for 65nm and 45nm
- Wind River Provides On-Chip Debugging Solution to Address Growing Complexities of Device Manufacturing and Test Environments
- EtherCAT Real-Time Protocol IP Support Now Available on Altera's Low-Cost Cyclone III FPGAs
- VeriSilicon and DTS Announce Strategic Collaboration to Proliferate DTS HD Audio Technologies
- Dolphin Integration releases a High-resolution, low-noise ADC for sensor applications
- Chipidea Flexible Mixed-Signal IP Platform Architecture Provides Unprecedented Analog Integration
- Faraday Technology Enhances PowerSmart Design Flow to Include Sequence's RTL Power Analysis Tool
- ChipX signs Distribution Agreement with Nu Horizons Electronics for U.S. and Europe
Headlines for Tuesday Jul. 17, 2007
Denali Announces World's Fastest ECC Solution for NAND Flash SystemsDenali Software today announced that Beceem Communications has incorporated its Databahn™ DDR memory controller into the first commercially available terminal chipset for the latest Mobile WiMAX standard.
- VeriSilicon Selects SRS WOW HD and SRS TruSurround HD for its ZSP (R) and VZ.Audio Platform
- MoSys Ships World's Fastest Embedded Flash Memory to Luminary Micro
- Samsung Selects Xilinx Low-Cost Solutions for Latest Digital Video Surveillance System
- IC vendors, get with the platform
- Analog Devices and TSMC Bring 65 Nanometer Technology to Softfone Baseband Processors
Headlines for Monday Jul. 16, 2007
Synopsys Agrees to Acquire MOSAID Semiconductor IP AssetsSynopsys plans to integrate such assets, consisting primarily of MOSAID's double data rate (DDR) memory controller and PHY semiconductor IP products, into its DesignWare® IP portfolio. The purchase will further increase the breadth of Synopsys' offerings in standards-based connectivity IP. The purchase price for the acquisition is approximately $15 million, payable in cash.
- Altera Announces Industry's First Full-Compliance With New JEDEC DDR3 SDRAM Standard
- Mixed-signal SoCs alter analog scene
- Infineon Licenses MIPS Next-Generation MIPS32 74K Core
- Toshiba Selects ARM Cortex-M3 Processor For Automotive Applications
- Tower Announces Plan to Further Ramp Up its Fab 2 Capacity
Headlines for Friday Jul. 13, 2007
Jetway Security Micro Adopts Elliptic's Public Key Cryptography EngineJetway Security Micro and Elliptic have signed a license agreement for Elliptic's asymmetric security engines. The license will permit Jetway to better serve the emerging Asian and world markets for security systems requiring high performance public key algorithms.
- Nasdaq Board of Directors Grants Stay to Rambus
- ARM Appoints VP Of China Sales To Strengthen Support To The Chinese Market
Headlines for Thursday Jul. 12, 2007
HelloSoft Launches VoIP for WiMAXWiMAX is emerging as the standard that will have one of the greatest impacts on VoIP in the near future. HelloSoft VoIP products include a complete set of media algorithms required for voice processing such as high compression Voice Coders, Acoustic Echo Canceller, Telephony components, Jitter Buffering, SIP Signaling Protocol, RTP/RTCP, Call Manager, OS Abstraction and Media and System Frameworks.
- Opulan Selects ARM High-Speed Physical Interface Solution For Next Generation Network SoC Designs
- MIPS Technologies Receives Anticipated Notice of Non-Compliance from NASDAQ
- Atmel Sells Network Storage Products to MoSys Inc.
- Ericsson and Samsung sign telecom cross license deal
- ATDF and UMC to Collaborate in Evaluating and Commercializing New Technologies
Headlines for Wednesday Jul. 11, 2007
11 North American Companies Adopt ARC's Low Power Configurable Solutions for a Wide Range of High-Volume ApplicationsLow power consumption is one of the most important considerations for system-on-chip (SoC) designers creating products for next-generation electronic applications. This is a key reason why eleven companies in North America have adopted ARC International's configurable media subsystem and processor solutions to create power-sensitive chips for medical, government/security, multimedia, and networking/peripheral devices.
- Tower Semiconductor licenses 20kV HBM ESD protection from Sarnoff
- Teradici Licenses MIPS Technologies' Most Popular Embedded Processor for Innovative TERA Chipset in Datacenter-Based Computing
- Mtekvision and Chips&Media announce a strategic alliance for multimedia IP products
- STMicroelectronics Outlines Next Steps to Improve Cost Structure
Headlines for Tuesday Jul. 10, 2007
MoSys Extends Technology Offering Beyond Leading 1T-SRAM Memory IP to Include Mixed Signal Technology Aimed at High Definition DVD and Other Consumer ProductsMoSys announces the acquisition of a number of mixed signal chip designs from Atmel Corporation. As part of the transaction, MoSys will also hire the Atmel design team that has developed these products.
- Xilinx Delivers ISE WebPACK 9.2i - Offering Expanded Support for Latest 65nm Virtex-5 FPGAs
- Faraday's UR-IP Center Begins Operations; Afatech, CAT, and SMedia Join as Core Members
- Thrane & Thrane Licenses HelloSoft VoIP for EXPLORER Handset
- STMicroelectronics Licenses Leading-Edge Smart Power Process Technologies to Bosch Automotive
- TSMC June 2007 Sales Report
- Inovys Introduces YieldVision(TM), a Revolutionary Suite of Analysis Tools for Advanced SOCs
Headlines for Monday Jul. 09, 2007
SoC Standards Leader VSI Alliance Announces Plans to Close OperationsThe VSI Alliance (VSIA), the leading IP standards body for the electronics industry, today announced that the Board has voted to close operations and transfer the work of the VSIA to other organizations who develop IP and electronics standards. The VSIA Board will act as a stewardship committee shepherding the donation of VSIA IP standards to other industry organizations, supporting the industry’s goal of consolidating this work.
- Kilopass Announces Collaboration with TSMC in Embedded Non-volatile Memory Technology and Qualification of 0.13-micron Process Technology
- Altera and eCosCentric Announce eCosPro Support for Nios II Embedded Processor
- NXP acquires BlueStreak microcontroller product line from Sharp; Second acquisition this year by NXP strengthens lead in ARM7 and ARM9 MCUs
- Observers link Apple to Imagination's latest license deal
- XMOS Software Defined Silicon to bring low cost flexibility to consumer product design
- OCP-IP Announces Support for Cadence's Assertion Based OCP Protocol Verification IP
- Beijing Microelectronics Technology Institute Licenses ARM922T Processor For Advanced SoC Research
- Xilinx Accelerates Serial Adoption with New Gigabit Ethernet Development Kit for Virtex-5 FPGAs
- Denali IP Products Deployed in First Terminal Chipset Solutions for Mobile WiMAX
- Improv Systems Lays Foundation for Growth in China, New Facility, Partnerships to Help Meet Demand for Configurable DSP Solutions
- Novas Extends Industry-Standard Debug Platform with Faster Performance and Advanced SystemVerilog Capabilities
- Imagination Technologies Licences Multimedia IP Cores To An International Electronics Systems Company
- Dolphin Integration: Mid-Year Activity Report: Sustained and Profitable Growth
Headlines for Friday Jul. 06, 2007
AMD Makes Strategic Investment in TransmetaTransmeta Corporation and AMD today announced that AMD has invested $7.5 million in Transmeta in exchange for Transmeta preferred stock.
- Faraday Monthly Sales Report -- June 2007
- Bull Purchases Moore Microprocessor Patent Portfolio License
Headlines for Thursday Jul. 05, 2007
Analysis: 1 GHz MIPS core is DSP speed demonIn May 2007 MIPS introduced the MIPS 74K, a new, high-performance synthesizable general-purpose microprocessor core. The 74K targets demanding multimedia and networking applications such as H.264 and WiMaX, and according to MIPS, the core has already been shipped to initial licensees.
- Melexis Collaborates with UMC to Deliver Chips for Automobile Applications
- Transmeta Announces That NEC Electronics' M2 Mobile Phone Chip Incorporates LongRun2 Technologies
- ARM Approves Three New Training Centers In China
Headlines for Wednesday Jul. 04, 2007
Stream Processors Licenses PLDA PCI Express XpressRich IP corePLDA today announced that Stream Processors has licensed PLDA's XpressRich ASIC PCI Express IP core for use in its next generation of Storm stream processors.
Headlines for Tuesday Jul. 03, 2007
New eSilicon Peripheral Subsystem offers Design Flexibility for ARM Processor-Based Chipshe subsystem is designed in single- and multi-AHB (AMBA® High-performance Bus) configurations, making it easy to accommodate specialty IP including PCI, USB, Ethernet, 802.11 and Bluetooth. This provides chip developers with the ability to modify the subsystem in-house, or work directly with eSilicon to optimize the subsystem for their application.
- Tower Semiconductor Delivers the First Space Application SoC Product
- Wi-LAN Completes Tri-Vision Acquisition
- MIPS Technologies Files Annual Report, Quarterly Reports and Proxy Statement
Headlines for Monday Jul. 02, 2007
Saifun Acquires 90nm Process Know-How from SMICSMIC and Saifun Semiconductors today announced that the two companies have signed an agreement whereby Saifun will acquire the IP and know-how of 90nm process technology. This IP purchase is the first part of a development cooperation which will continue to next generation advanced technologies.
- Worldwide Chip Sales in May Grew by 2.4 Percent from 2006
- Acacia Technologies Purchases 3 Patent Portfolios with 36 Patents Relating to Flash Memory, Computer Graphics and DRAM from Alliance Semiconductor
- Actel Expands Sales Channel in Europe