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What is an ASIC?
An application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) is an IC that is customised for a specific application (end product or a closely related family of end products), such as a chip which is designed to run a cellular handset.
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2014-12-18 What's hot at IEDM 2014?
The 2014 International Electron Devices Meeting proved that Moore's Law is still alive. The event was a victory lap for Intel, which gave more details on the 14nm finFET process.
2009-06-10 Weighing in on the Intel-Wind River deal
With its acquisition of embedded software provide Wind River Systems Inc., Intel Corp. has unambiguously signaled that it is again attempting to diversify beyond X86 processors. We polled our U.S. and European editors to get their take on the deal.
2007-07-02 Web compiler supports embedded memory IP
Seeking to reduce the cost and cycle times of IC designs, Novelics Inc. will roll a Web-based compiler technology that supports its line of intellectual property cores for embedded memory applications.
2015-08-13 Weak mobile infrastructure opens opportunities for RF chips
The report from Mobile Experts, which analyses transceivers for bandwidth, power level and other factors, couldn't have picked a better time just as the market seems to slow down.
2008-03-25 Weak memory segment drags chip market
Surprising weakness in the memory chip market in Q4 took the wind out of the sails of the global semiconductor market, causing growth in 2007 to fall short of expectations, according to iSuppli.
2006-10-12 Waves Audio opens new China tech support office
Waves Audio, a developer of audio signal processing software, has opened a new semiconductor sales and technical support office in Shenzhen, China.
2009-06-01 Voltage translators achieve 100Mbit/s data rate
Intersil Corp. has launched a new series of voltage logic level translators (VLTs) featuring ESD protection and 100Mbit/s data rates for translating fast data streams.
2008-07-29 Voltage monitors, sequencers underscore accuracy
Leveraging ADI's precision analog design techniques, the ADM1184 and ADM1186 quad voltage-monitor and sequencer ICs are twice as precise as competing devices, offering best-in-class accuracy.
2002-05-22 Vivace multiservice IP switches scale to 2.5Tbps
A multiservice IP switch family from Vivace Networks Inc. allows per-flow control and per-channel scheduling of as many as 256 interfaces operating at up to 10Gbps.
2014-06-17 Vision-based AI boosts surveillance applications
Cost, performance and power consumption advances are now paving the way for the proliferation of embedded vision into diverse surveillance applications.
2006-03-31 Virtex-4 FPGAs turn into traffic managers for triple-play apps
Xilinx has partnered with Modelware to provide designers of networking infrastructure equipment with a product that will enable them to integrate advanced traffic management features into their systems.
2004-03-18 Virage to power Kawasaki's ASIC initiative
Kawasaki Microelectronics has partnered with Virage Logic Corp. in developing its Matrix ASIC strategic initiative.
2008-07-18 Virage new DDR3 interface handles up to 1.6Gbit/s
Virage Logic has broadened its Intelli DDR memory interface product portfolio with the Intelli DDR3 memory interface that operates up to 1.6Gbit/s.
2014-03-06 Viewpoint: FD-SOI supports Moore's Law
STMicroelectronics' Laurent Remont believes that when it comes to price, power, and performance, fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator comes into its own as a viable option in the journey towards 10nm process technology.
2016-03-15 Vicor's 48V modules support Google's 48V server infrastructure
The modules allow for more efficient, dense, cost-effective and reliable power distribution, meeting what Google aims to promote as server and distribution infrastructure standard for data centers.
2012-12-20 Vertical crosspoint memory for Internet of Things
Here's a look at antifuse NVM and the recent advances that make it a good solution for IoT MCUs.
2009-03-09 VDC: Embedded processors defy downturn
More than 10 billion embedded processors, including CPUs, DSPs, FPGAs and MCUs, shipped in 2008, and should reach 10.76 billion units in 2009 according to VDC Research Group Inc.
2005-02-15 Users laud C design in DAC 'trip report'
Engineers are warming to C language design tools, according to reviews in the Design Automation Conference (DAC) &quote;trip report&quote; released Friday (Feb. 11) by industry gadfly John Cooley.
2008-05-01 Use MSGQ module to optimize sRIO gains
Serial RapidIO overcome limitations of traditional DSP I/Os by providing a high performance, packet-switched, interconnect technology which is very beneficial for complex DSP topologies.
2012-05-03 Use FPGAs to harness potential of flash for enterprise apps
The design challenges associated with flash are readily addressed via deployment of FPGA-based PSM for memory management and I/O.
2009-06-30 USB set to SuperSpeed after slow 2009
In-Stat predicts cutting-edge USB technology SuperSpeed will enable 10x faster performance.
2005-06-09 Updated: Europe's IC makers tumble in Q1 rankings
Europe's Infineon Technologies AG, STMicroelectronics NV and Philips Semiconductors lost ground in the semiconductor market in the first quarter of 2005 in counterpoint to the success of Japanese rivals Renesas Technology Corp. and Toshiba Corp., according to figures from market research company iSuppli Corp. (See rankings table
2009-08-13 Update: ITC import ban impact remains unclear
The U.S. import ban of a broad range of chips using fine-pitch BGA packages potentially has far reaching impact.
2013-07-04 Understanding the control characters in JESD204B
Here's a closer examination of the control characters that are employed in the JESD204 interface.
2005-08-10 ULPI interface specs support hi-speed USB transceivers
The ULPI Working Group announced the first public availability of the UTMI+ low-pin interface (ULPI) industry specification for hi-speed universal serial bus (USB) and USB on-the-go (OTG) transceiver chips.
2011-09-07 U.K., France's path in electronics arena
EE Time's Peter Clarke has examined the development of U.K. and France in the electronics industry by pointing out crucial factors in their respective histories.
2007-03-22 Tundra offers RapidIO Endpoint IP for license
Tundra Semiconductor Corp. is developing RapidIO Endpoint IP for license, offering designers low risk and accelerated time-to-market.
2015-09-23 TSMC to make headway in MEMS, mics, gas sensors
TSMC plans to use its advantages in being able to combine CMOS logic and MEMS sensors together to come up with novel sensors and use cases to expand its role as a supplier to fabless MEMS vendors.
2015-09-29 TSMC lays down MEMS mic, gas sensor plan
TSMC plans to use its advantages in being able to combine CMOS logic and MEMS sensors together to come up with innovative sensors and use cases.
2009-05-11 TriQuint nabs $50M deal with China's ZTE
TriQuint Semiconductor has signed a framework agreement with China wireless communication system equipment manufacturer ZTE Corp.
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