AC #600 Integrated Circuit Engineering Collection Series 16

April 17, 1976   Description:

    A series of 1976 reviews of  Don Hoefler's Microelectronics News

    ICE Collection - Project File 10085 - May 10, 1976 - review of :

MICROELECTRONICS NEWSLETTER
April 17, 1976

1. FAIRCHILD MICROWAVE
It's very likely that with some close attention to the microwave field, Fairchild could have made good money in their microwave activity. For those people that have learned how, the Solid State Phase Arrays have been a winner. Gallium-arsenide field effect transistors provide low noise amplification up to 12-14 gHz. Although it's likely to be somewhere in the `80's before this becomes a major market, microwave will ultimately become a huge communication market. It's simply going to be cheaper for broad band than the copper wire.

2. AMERICAN MICROSYSTEMS - SAM WAUCHOPE
Almost everybody has become bullish on the microprocessor and the new markets it's going to develop. Wauchope's numbers would indicate that the typical system is very small, with less money in memory and I/O than in the CPU.

3. SYNERTEK MICROPROCESSOR
Synertek's decision to go with MOS Technology seems like a good one. The MOS Technology microprocessor part (in spite of the loss to Motorola in the recent legal action) is still a strong runner in the microprocessor market.

4. ELECTRONIC WATCHES
ICE has joined with Gordon Ness to do a major report on the status of the electronic watch industry. This report will outline the current and future economics of the electronic watch as well as outlining participation of the various companies.

5. RAYTHEON
This 29--series microprocessor represents the most exciting product offered by Raytheon in some time, and satisfactory deliveries will further accelerate the establishment of the 29OO-series as the leading industry standard in bipolar microprocessor bit slices. The product fits particularly well with Raytheon's military product posture.

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