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Pacific Crest ups IC forecast; Future Horizons stays pat
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Investment banking firm Pacific Crest Securities Inc. has jumped on the bandwagon and raised its IC forecast to positive 4.2 percent growth in 2005, up from minus 4 percent in its original prediction.
Fujitsu Hitachi Plasma Display augmente sa production
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Dans une tentative de consolider sa part du marché en plein essor des téléviseurs à écran plat, Hitachi Ltd. annonce de nouveaux projets visant à augmenter la production d'écrans plasma dans l'usine Miyazaki Works de sa filiale Fujitsu Hitachi Plasma Display Ltd.
VIA Technologies lance le microprocesseur x86 C7
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La société VIA Technologies Inc. déploie actuellement un processeur de nouvelle génération, le C7, qui pourrait lui permettre de développer sa part de marché dans le domaine des ordinateurs portables et des ordinateurs de bureau de petit format.
EdXact présentera des outils de réduction de liste d’interconnexions lors de la DAC
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EdXact, la jeune pousse française de EDA (Automatisation de la Conception Electronique), profitera de la DAC (Conférence sur la conception automatisée) prévue en juin à Anaheim (Californie) afin de présenter deux versions de son outil autonome de réduction de liste d’interconnexions, Jivaro.
Sektoriserade antenner driver upp räckvidden för Wi-Fi
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Det Kalifornienbaserade 5G Wireless Solutions Inc har utvecklat och börjat testa ett nytt system att sprida Wi-Fi-signaler på ett cellradioliknande sätt.
Crusoe-processorn säljs till Hong Kong
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Det hårt pressade Transmeta säljer nu en av sina skyddslingar, Crusoe-processorn, till det Hong Kong baserade Culturecom Technology Ltd
Capex picture gloomy despite bullish IC outlook
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The capital spending picture remains gloomy despite a new and upbeat outlook for the semiconductor industry in 2005.
Altera reaffirms second quarter guidance
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Altera narrowed its second quarter guidance, saying that the company now expects second quarter revenue to be at the higher-end of its previous quarterly guidance.
Avanex inks former Alcatel exec to head optical group
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Avanex Corp. has named Yves LeMaitre as vice president and general manager of the newly formed optical components business unit, which combines the active and passive discrete components and the transmission modules groups.
Sigrity tools focus on IR drop analysis for packages and boards
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Sigrity introduced two standalone tools customized for analysis of voltage drop on packages and printed circuit boards.
Synopsys claims enhanced tool can speed verification by up to 5X
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Synopsys said new capabilities added to its VCS register-transfer level product can improve verification speed by up to five times.
Novellus raises guidance in Q2
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During its scheduled mid-quarter update, chip-equipment provider Novellus Systems Inc. raised its guidance for the second quarter.
Credence, Spirox combine Taiwan operations
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Semiconductor test solutions provider Credence Systems Corp. has announced it would combine its Taiwan operations with the T1 test division of Spirox Corp. to form Credence Spirox Integration Corp.
Accellera approves new version of co-emulation modeling interface standard
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The Accellera EDA standards organization said its standard co-emulation modeling interface 1.1 was approved by the organization's board of directors last month.
Transmeta sells processor line to Hong Kong firm
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Troubled Transmeta Corp. announced plans to license and sell its x86-based microprocessor technology to Culture.com Technology Ltd., a subsidiary of Culturecom Holdings Ltd of Hong Kong. The deal is valued at $15 million, plus other considerations.
TSMC, UMC, start pushing out lead times
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The top two foundries, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC), have been lengthening lead times for their products as they increase their manufacturing capacity utilization rates due to increased orders.
5G Wireless begins testing cellular Wi-Fi
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5G Wireless Solutions Inc. has begun testing a cellular approach to Wi-Fi the company believes could reduce the cost of deploying large-scale broadband wireless networks.
Virage makes memory compilers for TSMC 65-nm processes
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Virage Logic Corp., has agreed to develop libraries in support of 65-nanometer manufacturing processes from leading foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
EE Times' venture capital counter stands at $861.5 million
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So far in 2005, up to and including Tuesday May 31, EE Times has reported on 75 startup deals that have raised $861.5 million from more than 100 venture capital firms and other investors.
JDS Uniphase sells CATV business to Emcore
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JDS Uniphase Corp. has sold the assets of its CATV business to communications semiconductor and subsystems supplier Emcore Corp. for $1.5 million.
Chartered appoints ST's Pasquale Pistorio to board of directors
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Singaporean foundry Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing has appointed Pasquale Pistorio, Honorary Chairman of STMicroelectronics to Chartered's board of directors.
WSTS ups chip forecast for 2005, 2006
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The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) group raised its semiconductor forecast, by projecting moderate growth over the next two years verses a relatively flat market.
Toshiba, Canon prep SED production
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Toshiba Corp. will use a former CRT factory for volume production of surface-conduction electron-emitter displays beginning in January 2007.
Toshiba selects Himeji for SED panel production
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Toshiba Corp. will convert a former CRT factory in Himeji, Hyogo prefecture to handle volume production of SED (Surface conduction electron-emitter display) panels under the SED Inc. joint venture with Canon.
Feroceon processor reorganizes ARM's pipeline, says In-Stat
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Marvell Technology Group Ltd. has disclosed the development of a complex ARM-based processor with a variable-length processing pipeline that allows out-of-order instruction execution, according to In-Stat.
RF device maker closes $15 million round of funding
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Paratek Microwave Inc., a developer of electronically tunable miniaturized 3D RF devices, said it has completed a Series C financing of $15 million.
Industry capacity utilization drifts lower, says SIA
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The U.S. Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported that overall manufacturing capacity utilization declined slightly in the first quarter to around 85 percent from 86 percent in the fourth quarter 2004.
Mentor rachète un fournisseur d’outils de conception de réseau automobile
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Mentor Graphics Corp. a annoncé le rachat de Volcano Communications Technologies, un fournisseur suédois de solutions de communications de données et de réseautage automobile. Les termes du rachat n’ont pas été dévoilés.
En årsproduktion TV på en DVD
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Iomega presenterar en ny metod för att lagra information på en DVD som kan öka lagringskapaciteten med upp till 100 gånger. Den nya tekniken kallas för AO-ROM.
IBM startar Linuxutbildning för högskolan
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IBM och Red Hat ska samarbeta med högskolor och universitet för att ge elever baskunskaper inom öppen källkod.
Nytt riskkapitalbolag för högteknologi
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Sting Capital heter ett nytt riskkapitalbolag som ska investera tidigt i teknikföretag med unika produkter
AMD launches Athlon 64 dual-core processor
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Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has announced that the Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor is available at a price of between $537 and $1001 in 1000 unit quantities.
SIA confirms April semiconductor sales stall
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The three-month average of worldwide sales of semiconductors came in at $18.15 billion in April according to World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS), the U.S. Semiconductor Industry Association reported. This was a sequential decline of 1.2 percent from the $18.43 billion reported in March and up 6.9 percent from sales in April of 2004.
Ska Japan bli räddningen för Anoto
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Toshiba Solutions ska sälja skräddarsydd dokumenthantering med Anotos digitala pennor till företag och myndigheter i Japan.
Wildpass: Ein Netzwerkprozessor für alle Fälle
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Eine Art eierlegende Wollmilchsau für Datenkommunikationseinrichtungen im Consumermarkt hat Infineon entwickelt: Aufgrund der Vielfalt seiner Schnittstellen lässt sich der Dual-Band-Netzwerkprozessor 'WildPass' in einer großen Vielzahl von Applikationen einsetzen.
Canon hinkt im Lithographie-Geschäft hinterher
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5/30/2005   Post a comment
Seit Jahren peilt Canon einen Spitzenplatz im Markt für Lithographie-Tools an. An Ehrgeiz mangelt es dem Unternehmen nicht; etablierte Anbieter wie die niederländische ASML oder den einheimischen Konkurrenten Nikon will man überflügeln. Doch Produktverzögerungen und schwache Unternehmenszahlen zeigen, dass dem Unternehmen noch einiges zur Pole-Position fehlt.
Senior technologist resigns from Chartered
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Silicon founder vendor Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. has appointed Liang Choo "LC" Hsia as senior vice president of technology development.
Samsung starts making 4-Gbit flash on 70-nm process
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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. said it has started mass producing a 4-Gbit NAND flash device made on a 70-nanometer manufacturing process technology.
Global chip sales fall 1.2% in April, says WSTS
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Worldwide semiconductor sales appear to be slowing as they hit $18.15 billion in April, down 1.2 percent from March but up 6.8 percent from the like period a year ago, according to a report.
Arithmatica goes EDA, reveals Toshiba as 65-nm licensee
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Arithmatica Inc., a startup company that offers to improve chips through offering innovations in mathematical circuit blocks, has expanded its product scope to include EDA tools, and revealed that Toshiba has licensed the tools for work at the 65-nm manufacturing node.
DC/DC-Stepdown-Wandler für knifflige Fälle
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Für Anwendungen, in denen es auf eine präzise sequentielle Einstellung mehrerer Spannungspegel ankommt, hat Linear Technology den synchronen Dual-Step-Down-Schaltcontroller LTC3828 entwickelt.
Infineons Biochip-Sparte geht an Siemens Medical
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Das Rästselraten um den Käufer von Infineons Biochip-Technologie ist zu Ende: Der Käufer ist der Siemens-Konzern.
Fujitsu Hitachi baut Plasma-Display-Fertigung aus
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Um seinen Anteil am boomenden Markt für Flachbildschirme zu sichern, stockt Hitachi die geplanten Investitionen in die Fertigung bei seiner Tochter Fujitsu Hitachi Plasma Display (FHP) auf.
Cell phone users: Make 'em simpler
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It's highly likely that the 2 billionth mobile-phone subscriber will sign up for service within the next two years and will hail from an emerging market, like China or India.
Cell phone users: Make 'em simpler
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It's highly likely that the 2 billionth mobile-phone subscriber will sign up for service within the next two years and will hail from an emerging market, like China or India.
Bid adieu to 'fair use' concept
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Often I find myself listening to panelists at various conferences rehash the debate over copy protection and digital rights management (DRM).
IBM, Chartered pioneer 90-nm process compatibility
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Foundries IBM Microelectronics and Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. are breaking new ground as they attempt to achieve full design portability between their two 90-nanometer facilities.
In Corrigan's wake, whither LSI Logic?
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As Wilfred J. Corrigan handed over the titles of president and chief executive officer of LSI Logic Corp. to his reportedly hand-picked successor, Intel's Abhi Talwalkar, last week, industry watchers were assessing Corrigan's legacy even as they pondered the future of the company he founded 24 years ago.
For PS3's creator, this isn't a game
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Ken Kutaragi, president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., proposed the underpinnings of the Cell processor to IBM engineers as part of a next-generation gaming platform that would fully realize the "computer" portion of computer entertainment.
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