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Micron says it will challenge Hynix bailout
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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
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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
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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.
Memsic to expand manufacturing operations in China
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Memsic Inc., the microelectromechanical systems developer backed by Analog Devices Inc., will significantly increase its manufacturing capacity in mainland China for MEMS-based accelerometers next year.
GlobeSpan's 3Q sales fall 24% sequentially amid DSL slowdown
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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
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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!
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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
Microcontrollers and DSPs projected to grow in 2002
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Both the microcontroller and digital signal processor markets are expected to rebound in 2002 following sharp drops this year, according to iSuppli Corp.
JVC, Hitachi move LCOS devices to merchant market
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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.
Display maker meets guidance but cuts 2002 forecast
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Planar Systems, Inc., Beaverton, Ore., said sales in the fiscal fourth quarter ended September 28 were $50.6 million, a 6% increase over the same period a year ago.
Mentor, Ikos cite third-quarter improvements
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eflecting the semiconductor industry downturn, Mentor Graphics Corp. and Ikos Systems Inc. on Tuesday (Oct. 30) reported year-to-year revenue declines for the third quarter.
Intel courts wireless Internet developers in Asia
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Wireless Internet devices, seen as a promising development field in Asia, has a host of companies from the Asia-Pacific region scrambling to forge design and production ties with Intel Corp. and other U.S. players.
Semitool's 3Q sales drops 25% sequentially amid downturn
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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.
Broadcom transceiver tackles delay traces
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Broadcom Corp. is sampling a four-port Gigabit Ethernet transceiver for switches and routers that integrates a delay-locked loop.
Diode maker reports quarterly loss
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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
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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
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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.
LSI Logic rolls out world's fastest RISC processor core based on ARM's technology
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MILPITAS, Calif. -- LSI Logic Corp. here today announced the industry's fastest processor core, based on the technology from ARM Ltd. The ARM946E-S processor core from LSI Logic runs at 200-MHz, making it ideal for system-on-a-chip, embedded IC and other applications.
SanDisk files suit against four companies over flash-memory patents
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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
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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
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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.
Xilinx moves forward, Altera pulls back on PowerPC cores
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Xilinx Inc. says it's on track for yearend sampling of its Virtex 2 FPGA with an embedded PowerPC core. But rival Altera Corp. has postponed plans to offer PowerPC and MIPS-based processor cores for its FPGAs, citing cost concerns.
High cost of test scares off investors, conference goers told
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The howling cost of test is resounding on Wall Street this year.
Hynix says rescue package deal completed
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Hynix Semiconductor said Wednesday that an $8 billion creditor rescue package had been completed, although it gave no details of the agreement.
Taiwan's DRAM makers lose $1.23 billion this year
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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.
Scottish Electronics Action Plan already in the stocks
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It was launched only yesterday but already it's under attack for no new money, no Parliamentary debate and no new ideas.
Cree says SiC-based devices have 10 times the power levels as last year
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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.
Infineon and Micron file DRAM dumping claims against Hynix
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US and European chipmakers allege South Korean firm is getting unfair government subsidies in a petition to the World Trade Organisation.
Applied builds patent portfolio in CVD low-K as technology moves to products
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Applied Materials Inc. today notified the chip industry that it has secured two more U.S. patents for low-k dielectric film technology, based on chemical vapor deposition (CVD).
Beyond 'flat' recovery year, chip sales will boom 30% in 2003, says Dataquest
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SAN JOSE -- With 2001 becoming the biggest bust year ever for the chip industry, it will take a couple of years before boom times start up again in semiconductor markets, said Dataquest Inc. today while releasing its new 2002 forecast.
Bluetooth development program launched by Silicon Wave
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Silicon Wave, a designer and provider of RF communication system components, has announced the foundation of its Silicon Wave Connected Solutions Program
Alcatel to shed 1000 more staff
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Alcatel is to shed an additional 1000 staff, on top of the 23,000 positions announced earlier in the year
UMC slides further, but predicts uptick
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United Microelectronics Corp (UMC) losses deepened in the third quarter, as fewer orders from its key communications customers muted demand for its advanced process technologies
Cell phones as fashion create new lighting design challenges
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Color maps, games and browsers will add excitement to cell phones and PDAs. Lighting them without dramatically shortening battery life is a power management challenge reports National's Jim Schuessler
Alcatel to shed 10000 more staff
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Alcatel is to shed an additional 10000 staff, on top of the 23000 positions announced earlier in the year.
Att bygga eller inte bygga
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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.
BT CEO to quit in January with £1.5m payoff
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Sir Peter Bonfield says it's time to go after months of shareholder pressure
Amerikanskt mångmiljardkontrakt till Ericsson och Nokia
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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
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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
Intel CEO looks 'beyond the turbulence' in market during two-hour Web cast
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- During a two-hour Web cast today, Intel president and CEO Craig Barrett place his emphasis on "looking beyond the turbulence" in 2001 as he and other top executives outlined plans for better times next year. Those plans include the delivery of a 3-GHz Pentium microprocessor in 2002.
Tower posts $12.4 million loss in Q3, plans to lower cost of new 200-mm fab
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MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel--Silicon foundry supplier Tower Semiconductor Ltd. today reported a 21% sequential drop in sales to $9.9 million in the third quarter from $12.5 million in Q2. The revenue shortfall resulted in a loss of $12.4 million in the third-quarter period, ended Sept. 30.
Synplicity upgrades FPGA synthesis tool
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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
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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
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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.
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