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The Week in Review: April 24 to 30
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Magma grants stock options
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Magma Design Automation Inc. has granted stock options to 14 employees who joined the company through April 25, the company said.
Vishay settles Delaware class action suit over Siliconix offer
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology has executed a memorandum of understanding with plaintiffs in a consolidated class action litigation Delaware Chancery Court pertaining to Vishay's pending exchange offer for the outstanding shares of Siliconix Inc.
Alliance Semiconductor's quarterly loss jumps 134%
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Alliance Semiconductor Corp. reported a fiscal fourth quarter net loss of $23.2 million, or 65 cents per diluted share, on sales of $5.6 million.
WiMedia Alliance to support UWB regulatory effort
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
In a turnabout, Intel and the WiMedia Alliance have agreed to sponsor and attend a meeting in San Diego later this month in an effort to accelerate the move toward international rules for ultrawideband signaling.
NASA executive outlines future Mars exploration
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
The manager of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's exploration systems and technology office laid out space exploration's past and present in an address to chip designers.
Despite features, Longhorn unlikely to boost PC industry
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Microsoft Corp. released the schedule and sketched out some of the main features of Longhorn, its next major version of Windows.
Ultratech CEO is co-owner, investor in Ferrari dealership
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Arthur Zafiropoulo, chairman and chief executive of chip-equipment maker Ultratech Inc., has become a co-owner and an investor in a Ferrari car dealership in Northern California.
Dell to expand India outsourcing, says report
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Dell Computer plans to add 2,000 people in India by the year's end as the PC maker seeks to make the country a hub for software development and back-office work, an Associated Press report said Friday (April 29).
Hynix et ST entament la construction de l’usine de fabrication de mémoires en Chine
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Les travaux de construction d’une usine de fabrication de mémoire, co-entreprise entre STMicroelectronics NV et Hynix Semiconductors Inc., ont commencé à Wuxi City, dans la province de Jiangsu (Chine). Les sociétés ont posé la première pierre du site le 28 avril, en présence de représentants municipaux, régionaux et nationaux chinois et de coréens.
Juniper étoffe la technologie de mise en forme du trafic avec deux acquisitions
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Juniper Networks Inc. renforce sa présence dans les technologies d’accélération des applications WAN et dans le traitement du trafic avec l’acquisition de deux sociétés de serveurs monofonctionnels spécialisés à croissance rapide.
Solectron to cut headcount by 3,500 employees
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Solectron Corp., a provider of electronics manufacturing and integrated supply chain services, said that it plans to reduce its workforce by 3,500 employees.
E-passport makers hail U.S. retreat
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Global electronic passports suppliers hailed a decision by the U.S. State Department to add a requirement for additional security measures in next-generation U.S. passports.
Nanometrics posts profit on 14% sales gain in Q1
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Metrology-equipment specialist Nanometrics Inc. said revenues for the first quarter of 2005 were $23.5 million, an increase of 14 percent from $20.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2004 and an increase of 72 percent compared to $13.7 million for the first quarter of 2004.
Amid headcount reductions, ASE Test posts loss
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Amid a headcount reduction, Taiwan's ASE Test Ltd., the world's largest independent provider of semiconductor testing services, said revenues for the first quarter totaled $115.8 million, down 11 percent from Q1 2004 and down 21 percent from Q4 2004.
Siemens se sépare de sa division de téléphonie mobile
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Faisant face à des pertes considérables, Siemens a annoncé son intention de se séparer de son activité de dispositifs mobiles. Cette décision affecte, non seulement, les téléphones portables, mais également les dispositifs et équipements pour terminaux.
Samsung et Microsoft renforcent leur partenariat avec les jeux pour TVHD
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Dans le cadre d’un partenariat renforcé entre Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. et Microsoft Corp., les deux sociétés annoncent une alliance visant à passer les jeux informatiques sur les écrans de télévision haute définition.
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Flomerics acquisition strengthens thermal modeling capabilities
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Looking to strenthen its offerings in the "hot" area of thermal modeling, Flomerics has acquired a Hungarian company with a technology that is syngergistic to its own.
Chuck Swoboda replaces Neil Hunter as Cree's chairman
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Cree Inc. has elected its president and chief executive Chuck Swoboda to the additional role of chairman of the board, replacing Neal Hunter, who resigned as a director on April 25.
IMEC raised contract revenues 12% in 2004
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Research organization IMEC vzw (Leuven, Belgium) achieved revenues of 125 million euro (about $160 million) in 2004 up 12 percent compared with 2003, IMEC said.
Microsoft throws UWB support to WiMedia Alliance
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Microsoft Corp. has become a member of the WiMedia Alliance, the larger of the two trade organizations supporting competing proposals for ultrawideband short-range wireless technology.
Microsoft rejoint l’Alliance WiMedia
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Microsoft Corp. a annoncé vendredi (29 avril) avoir rejoint l’Alliance WiMedia, groupe chargé de la promotion des technologies de communications sans fil à ultra large bande.
International Rectifier enthused about energy-conserving markets
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
International Rectifier is excited about white goods, lighting ballasts, WiMAX and other new applications of its power management components. CEO Alex Lidow (right) talked with Steve Ohr after Thursday's earning report.
Microsoft joins WiMedia Alliance
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Microsoft Corp. announced Friday (April 29) it has joined the WiMedia Alliance, an industry group promoting ultrawideband wireless communications technology.
EE Times updates list of 60 emerging startups
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
The EE Times 60 Emerging Startups list has been updated to version 3.0 to reflect the latest corporate, commercial and technological conditions.
Centillium plans to expand Indian R&D center
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Centillium Communications Inc. (Fremont, Calif.) plans to increase the number of staff at its R & D center here by about 20 percent this year, and expects the broadband market to take off in India.
Intel will einen Standard-Bus für Handys
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Vor dem Hintergrund der zunehmenden Komplexität bei Mobiltelefonen strebt Intel eine gemeinsame Busarchitektur für die Geräte an. Die Spezifikation soll vor allem unterschiedliche Speichertypen für Handys berücksichtigen.
Fujitsu verse 25 millions de dollars à Cirrus Logic pour règlement de litige
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Fujitsu Ltd. devra verser la somme de 25 millions de dollars à Cirrus Logic Inc. pour régler un litige entre Cirrus Logic, Fujitsu, Amkor Technology Inc. et Sumitomo Bakelite Co. au sujet d’un défaut de circuits intégrés vendus par Fujitsu à Cirrus Logic.
Produktionen var sju gånger billigare i Kina
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
– Komponentkostnaden för en mobiltelefon låg på cirka 70 dollar, oberoende av var vi producerade. Men i Kina kunde vi få mobilen tillverkad, monterad, testad och förpackad för ytterligare 2 USD. Till det kommer administration etc, med ytterligare cirka 10 dollar. I Kumla, Storbritannien, Frankrike och USA kostade produktion och administration 80 dollar. Det gick inte att konkurrera kostnadsmässigt med kineserna.
3G-Patente könnten Mobilgeräte-Innovation ausbremsen
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Lizenzgebühren für die Nutzung von Patenten in 3G-Mobilgeräten könnten der Wireless-Branche erheblich schaden. Besonders kleine Geräte-Anbieter könnten unter der Lizenzpolitik der Patentinhaber leiden, warnt das britische Marktforschungsunternehmen Informa.
Vorintegrierte Protokollstacks von QNX und Data Connection
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
QNX Software Systems und Data Connection Limited (DCL) wollen Herstellern von Networking- und Telekommunikationsgeräten gemeinsam komplette vorintegrierte Softwarelösungen anbieten.
SMIC's loss widens as sales fall 15% in Q1
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Chinese silicon foundry provider Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) reported sales of $248.8 million in the first quarter of 2005, down 14.7 percent from $291.8 million in the prior quarter.
Amkor pays $40 million to Fujitsu over defective compounds
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Amkor Technology Inc. has agreed to pay $40 million to Fujitsu Ltd. as part of a settlement involving allegedly defective mold compounds for ICs.
Samsung plans to reduce MCP variations
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
In an effort to cut costs, Samsung Semiconductor Inc. plans to reduce the variations of multi-chip packages that it currently offers to the cellphone market, said Ivan Greenberg, director of flash strategic marketing at Samsung Semiconductor USA.
Intel pushing for common bus for cellphone ICs
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
Faced with increasingly complex cellular handsets, Intel Corp. is pushing for a common bus specification that would be used by different types of memories within cellphones, said Mark Leinwander, system architecture manager at Intel's flash products group.
Fujitsu to pay $25 million settlement to Cirrus Logic
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
Fujitsu Ltd. will pay Cirrus Logic Inc. $25 million to settle all claims between Cirrus Logic, Fujitsu, Amkor Technology Inc. and Sumitomo Bakelite Co. over alleged failure of ICs that Cirrus Logic sold to Fujitsu.
Pixelworks set to acquire fabless company, reports quarterly earnings
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
System-on-chip IC provider Pixelworks Inc. reported first quarter revenue of $40.3 million, down 11 percent from the $45.3 million that the company posted for the fourth quarter of 2004, but up 5 percent from the $38.5 million that it posted for the fourth quarter of 2004.
Toshiba, AMI, IR see tough sledding amid sluggish results
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
Based on the financial results from a select group of chip makers, it will be a long and tough year in 2005.
Zoran, Portal Player report sales and earnings
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
Two suppliers of semiconductors for digital multimedia, Zoran Corp. and PortalPlayer Inc., posted mixed results for their first fiscal 2005 quarters ended March.
Isonics readies wafer reclaim service on 300-mm line
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
Isonics Corp. announced the completion of a new manufacturing line for 300-mm silicon wafers. The line will involve both the production of new test wafers and reclaim services.
Svensk designverksamhet i Kina
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
Nu börjar resultaten komma från det samarbetsavtal som undertecknades i maj 2004 mellan Hong Kong Design Centre och SVID, Stiftelsen Svensk Industridesign, med avsikt att öppna kontakter mellan den svenska designvärlden och Hong Kong.
Ohotat i toppen för halvledarjättarna
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
Nedgången på halvledarmarknaden har skakat om bland de 10 största. Intel, Samsung och Texas Intruments är kvar i topp men Infineon och STMicroelectronics rasar trots positiva resultat jämfört med året innan.
Matsushita chief backs effort to unify next-generation DVD spec
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
Matsushita President Kunio Nakamura endorsed the effort to unify the next-generation DVD standard, saying concessions from both sides on technology are possible.
Updated: Magma's loss deeper than expected
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
Three weeks after revising its fiscal fourth quarter guidance downward, Magma Design Automation reported a net loss for the quarter that was even larger than expected.
Updated: Magma's loss deeper than expected
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
Three weeks after revising its fiscal fourth quarter guidance downward, Magma Design Automation reported a net loss for the quarter that was even larger than expected.
Freescale, Toshiba gain in IC rankings for Q1 '05
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
The current IC downturn has reshuffled the rankings for chip makers in the first quarter of 2005, as Freescale Semiconductor Inc. and Toshiba Corp. gained ground during the period, according to IC Insights Inc.
Quantum encryption enters product phase
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
Network security systems that rely on the laws of quantum mechanics to create hack-proof networks are arriving in the form of practical products that are easily integrated into optical networks.
August, Cabot, KLA, K&S, MEMC, Varian post mixed quarterly results
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
Chip-equipment vendors August Technology Corp. and Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc. separately posted losses for their respective quarters.
March global chip sales hit $18.4 billion, says analyst
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
Handelsbanken Capital Markets expects the three-month rolling average of worldwide semiconductor sales for March, due to be announced by the U.S. Semiconductor Industry Association, to be $18.40 billion.
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