StarCore to close its doors

StarCore, the DSP group formed by Agere, Freescale and Infineon, is shutting down. The group, which was set up to help these companies compete with DSP giant Texas Instruments, will officially close Aug. 15 as its owners decided to develop the technology internally. "Although that high performance DSP core finally emerged this year in the form of Freescale's MSC8144 quad-core 1-GHz chip, StarCore was unsuccessful in licensing its earlier cores to other companies to help support the continuing development effort," said will Strauss, president of market research firm Forward Concepts, in an email newsletter.

To read more about StarCore's end:
- check out this report from EE Times