Micron says it will challenge Hynix bailout News & Analysis 10/31/2001 Post a comment Micron Technology Inc. as expected, said it will challenge the multi-billion dollar bailout of Hynix Semiconductor Co. as an unwarranted Korean government subsidy to keep the memory chip maker alive.
Amy Kleiner, Micron government affairs manager, said the company will ask the U.S. Trade Representative and U.S. Treasury Department to file an unfair government subsidies case against Korea at the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Hitachi tunes 8-bit MCUs for Web server apps News & Analysis 10/31/2001 Post a comment In a move that could set the stage for ubiquitous Internet connectivity, Hitachi Europe Ltd. is working with LiveDevices Ltd. (York, England) to provide a real-time kernel and TCP/IP stack that fits in the ROM of Hitachi 8-bit microcontrollers. The effort is intended to help engineers build such items as Internet-connected washing machines, refrigerators and vending machines.
How chip markets will perform in 2002, based on new WSTS forecast News & Analysis 10/31/2001 Post a comment GRAZ, Austria -- A moderate chip recovery, starting in the fourth quarter this year, will lead a weak recovery year in 2002, with worldwide semiconductor revenues growing just 2.6% after plunging 32.1% in 2001, according to a new industry consensus forecast released by the WSTS group based here.
GlobeSpan's 3Q sales fall 24% sequentially amid DSL slowdown News & Analysis 10/31/2001 Post a comment RED BANK, N.J. -- GlobeSpan Inc. reported revenues of $46 million for the third quarter of 2001, a decrease of 58% from the third quarter of 2000 and a sequential decline of 24% from the previous period.
The supplier of chip sets for Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) and other applications also reported a net loss of $65.3 million in the quarter, or minus $0.89 a share, compared to a loss of $6.9 million, or $0.10, a year ago.
Schlumberger's Saber unit to provide IC-testing services on rival testers from Agilent News & Analysis 10/31/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- In a slight change in strategy, Schlumberger Semiconductor Solutions' Saber unit has begun to offer test and engineering consulting services on testers from a rival--Agilent Technologies Inc.
Previously, Saber--a business unit of Schlumberger Semiconductor of San Jose--offered design, test, engineering, and consulting services for customers exclusively on Schlumberger's own line automatic test equipment (ATE).
Välkommen till EiNs produktdatabas! News & Analysis 10/31/2001 Post a comment Nu finns äntligen Elektronik i Nordens marknadsöversikter på Internet. De är precis lika omfattande som i tidningen, men sökbara på ett mer effektivt sätt. Dessutom uppdaterar vi dem ständigt på nätet. Till en början har vi fem av översikterna tillgängliga. Du kommer åt dem genom att föra musen över den röda knappen märkt med "Marknadsöversikter" till vänster och därefter klicka på Norden (eller s
JVC, Hitachi move LCOS devices to merchant market News & Analysis 10/31/2001 Post a comment Victor Company of Japan Ltd. (JVC) and Hitachi Ltd. have started selling their respective homegrown liquid-crystal-on-silicon (LCOS) devices on the merchant market to meet what they say is growing demand for higher-resolution, brighter projectors.
Semitool's 3Q sales drops 25% sequentially amid downturn News & Analysis 10/31/2001 Post a comment KALISPELL, Mont. -- Semitool Inc. today reported sales of $41.1 million in its fourth fiscal quarter ended Sept. 30, compared to $54.6 million in the third quarter of this fiscal year and $64.5 million in the like period a year ago.
The company reported a loss of $637,000, or minus $0.02 per share, for the quarter, compared to net of $3.5 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, in the previous quarter and $7.3 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, in the same period last year.
Diode maker reports quarterly loss News & Analysis 10/31/2001 Post a comment Diodes Inc., Westlake Village, Calif., today reported revenues for the third quarter ended September 30 were $22.7 million, a sequential increase of 8% from the second quarter of 2001, but a 29.8% decrease as compared to $32.3 million for the third quarter of 2000.
Speaker advocates smarter test methods News & Analysis 10/31/2001 Post a comment Chip makers will be forced to "test smarter" with new, adaptive testing methods in order to maintain historic quality levels without increasing costs, according to Phil Nigh, a senior engineer at IBM Microelectronics, speaking Tuesday (Oct. 30) at the International Test Conference.
Japan breaks own record for fastest HEMT News & Analysis 10/31/2001 Post a comment Building on work to promote millimeter-wave communications in Japan, researchers here have built what they call the world's fastest high electron mobility transistor (HEMT), a device that runs at a current gain cutoff frequency of 472 GHz.
SanDisk files suit against four companies over flash-memory patents News & Analysis 10/31/2001 Post a comment SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- SanDisk Corp. announced today that it has filed a suit against four companies over alleged patent infringement concerning its flash-memory technology.
The suit, filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, cited the following companies for patent infringement: Memorex Products Inc., Santa Fe Springs, Calif., Pretec Electronics Corp., Fremont, Calif., Ritek Corp., Hsinchu, Taiwan; and Power Quotient International Co., Ltd, Fremont, Cali
LogicVision raises about $40.5 million in IPO News & Analysis 10/31/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- LogicVision Inc.--a supplier of built-in-self-test (BIST) technology that promises to reduce the cost of chip-testing--here today announced that it commenced its initial public offering.
The company sold 4,500,000 shares of its common stock at a price of $9.00 per share, for a total of $40.5 million. The deal was managed by UBS Warburg LLC, SG Cowen Securities Corp. and Dain Rauscher Inc.
DSP and microcontroller markets to rebound in '02 and '03, says iSuppli News & Analysis 10/31/2001 Post a comment EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- It's been a terrible year for microcontrollers (MCUs) and digital signal processors (DSPs), but these chip markets are expected to hit the bottom by year's end--with a recovery slated for 2002, according to a new report from iSuppli Corp. here today.
In 2001, the MCU and DSP markets are projected to fall 40% and 45% over 2000, respectively, according to iSuppli, a market research firm based in El Segundo.
Taiwan's DRAM makers lose $1.23 billion this year News & Analysis 10/31/2001 Post a comment HSINCHU, Taiwan -- All of Taiwan's DRAM manufacturers suffered losses in the third quarter as a global downturn diminished demand and eroded prices.
For the first 9 months of this year, Taiwan's six DRAM companies have lost a combined $1.23 billion, according to reports from the companies.
Cree says SiC-based devices have 10 times the power levels as last year News & Analysis 10/31/2001 Post a comment TSUKUBA, Japan -- At a technical conference here this week, Cree Inc. disclosed development a silicon-carbide PiN power diode and SiC-based power MOSFET transistors that have 10 times the power levels of devices announced at last year's the meeting. The Durham, N.C.-based company said these scaled-up devices could soon address power conditioning applications in commercial and military systems.
Att bygga eller inte bygga News & Analysis 10/31/2001 Post a comment Att bygga upp ett DSL-testlab är en stor och dyrbar operation som är avgörande för ett företags konkurrenskraft, skriver här John Bloomfield, Senior Product Applications Manager hos Alcatel Microelectronics.
Amerikanskt mångmiljardkontrakt till Ericsson och Nokia News & Analysis 10/31/2001 Post a comment Den amerikanska mobiloperatören Cingular Wireless ska med hjälp av Ericsson, Nokia och tyska Siemens bygga upp ett gsm- och gprs-nät. Det ska ske parallellt med uppbyggnaden av företagets nuvarande mobilnät. Cingular satsar nu på samma mobilteknik som de europeiska mobiloperatörerna.
Intel relying heavily on distributors to sell Pentium 4 News & Analysis 10/31/2001 Post a comment Intel Corp. will ship close to half of Pentium 4 chips through distributors in this quarter, said Paul Otellini, executive vice president and general manager of the Intel Architecture Group.
Otellini, as on previous conference calls with analysts, reiterated the strong growth of the distributor channel for PC processors, which grew 46% in the third quarter over the same period a year ago. "The distributor channels last quarter accounted for 24% of all Pentium 4 shipments and will account for 4
Synplicity upgrades FPGA synthesis tool News & Analysis 10/30/2001 Post a comment Synplicity Inc. has put a performance-enhancing algorithm into the latest version of its Amplify Physical Optimizer software and added retiming for Altera Corp. FPGAs plus a new timing-analysis engine to the latest version of its Synplify Pro FPGA synthesis tool.
Intel doesn't reveal 2002 capex plans but says it will accelerate 0.09-micron efforts News & Analysis 10/30/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Executives from Intel Corp. here today did not reveal the company's capital spending plans for 2002, but noted it will accelerate the development of its next-generation, 90-nm (0.09-micron) process technology.
During a Web cast event here today, Craig Barrett, president and chief executive of Intel, said the company plans to unveil its 0.09-micron process technology by "early-2003."
IMEC improves turbo coding technique News & Analysis 10/30/2001 Post a comment In a development that could boost channel coding efficiency of wireless communication standards, researchers at the Interuniversities Microelectronics Center (Leuven, Belgium) say they have implemented a convolutional turbo coding core capable of performing encoding and decoding functions faster and with less power than available methods.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.