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Valley View: Remembering what really matters
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11/29/2001   Post a comment
At a moment when our industry's focus is fixed on declining revenues, layoffs and red ink, it's the perfect time to step back and remind ourselves why we stay in this roller-coaster business in the first place.
Price parity evades DDR market
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11/28/2001   Post a comment
Boise, Idaho -- It turns out that Micron Technology's vow to sell DDR modules at parity with single data rate SDRAM DIMMS was a "campaign promise." When double data rate chips suddenly became scarce and DDR started selling at a nice premium over SDRAM, guess who is no longer selling at parity?
Executive Comment: The leap to 0.13-micron poses risks
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11/26/2001   Post a comment
For companies that have already undertaken the expense and challenge of migrating from 0.25-micron chip designs to 0.18-micron, another leap forward to 0.13-micron may seem daunting.
Executive Comment: The secondary market is here to stay
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11/20/2001   Post a comment
Hand wringing over the issue of excess inventory in the secondary market is rife within our industry.
Processor makers need to climb off the speed bandwagon
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11/14/2001   Post a comment
Forget it, Intel. The processor clock speed race is over, killed by its own success. ITEM: The faster the processor runs, the more circuitry is needed to control the chip at fantastic speeds. That additional overhead cuts into the processing power, according to the October issue of MIT's Technology Review Magazine.
Reporter's notebook: IC executives poke fun at SIA's fickle forecasts
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11/8/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Is it real or wishful thinking? For sure, it is the SIA annual fall forecast, which was released here on Wednesday calling for 6.3% growth in semiconductor sales to $149.5 billion this year followed by a 21.1% increase to $181.1 billion in 2003 (see Nov. 7 story).
Opinion: China adapts even before WTO entry
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11/1/2001   Post a comment
When China finally enters the World Trade Organization (WTO) the event might not be as earth-shaking as some believe.


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This year, for EELive! I had a little surprise that I was quite eager to share. Qualcomm had given us a TOQ smart watch in order to award someone a prize. We were given complete freedom to ...

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Sometimes it can feel like you're really performing in the big tent when presenting your hardware. This month's caption contest exemplifies this wonderfully.

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The Frankenstein's Fix contest for the Tektronix Scope has finally officially come to an end. We had an incredibly amusing live chat earlier today to announce the winners. However, we ...

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