Extraction tool for interconnects designs features per-hour licensing News & Analysis 12/28/2000 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Silvaco is offering an extraction and characterization tool for on-chip interconnects that is one of the first IC physical design tools available exclusively on a pay-per-use basis. Silvaco will not sell licensed copies of the Quest tool but instead will offer it only online at $15 per use.
California Micro Devices issues earnings warning News & Analysis 12/28/2000 Post a comment California Micro Devices Corp., Milpitas, Calif., said today that it expects revenues for its third fiscal quarter ending
December 31 to be 8-10% lower than its second quarter revenues of $16.1 million and that earnings would be 10-20% lower than analysts' estimates of 14 cents per share.
Ibis licenses IBM's process for new series of SOI wafers News & Analysis 12/28/2000 Post a comment DANVERS, Mass.--Ibis Technology Corp. here today announced it has licensed IBM Corp.'s patented process for silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers using separation by implantation of oxygen technology, known as SIMOX. IBM's process employs a modified low-dose process to produce SIMOX-SOI wafers.
Extraction tool features per-hour licensing News & Analysis 12/28/2000 Post a comment Silvaco is offering an extraction and characterization tool for on-chip interconnects that is one of the first IC physical design tools available exclusively on a pay-per-use basis. Silvaco will not sell licensed copies of the Quest tool but instead will offer it only online at $15 per use.
Selling the EDA industry News & Analysis 12/28/2000 Post a comment We've often written about big EDA vendors buying small startups, but the recent acquisition of Micro Magic Inc. (MMI) by Juniper Networks is something different.
No shortage of challenges News & Analysis 12/28/2000 Post a comment At the start of this year, Bijan Davari came to a dinner hosted by EE Times annually prior to the International Solid-State Circuits Conference.
Dueling modulation schemes slow rollout of DTV News & Analysis 12/28/2000 Post a comment The pace of the U.S. digital TV rollout remains excruciatingly slow. Receivers cost too much; programming is spotty; cable-TV incompatibility issues dog deployments. And two modulation schemes continues to divide DTV backers.
IBM licenses SOI technology to Ibis News & Analysis 12/28/2000 Post a comment Ibis Technology Corp, Danvers, Mass., today said that it has licensed from IBM the right to manufacture and sell SIMOX-SOI(Separation by IMplantation of OXygen / Silicon-On-Insulator) wafers, using IBM's proprietary SIMOX process, to IBM and to all Ibis customers.
Japan electronics production hits new high News & Analysis 12/27/2000 Post a comment Electronics production in Japan will hit a record high this year and will continue to grow by 7.1 percent next year, according to projections by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (Jeita).
AXT to discontinue laser diode business News & Analysis 12/27/2000 Post a comment AXT, Inc., Milpitas, Calif., a manufacturer of compound semiconductor substrates and optoelectronic devices, today announced that it will discontinue its laser diode and consumer
product lines in 2001 in order to focus on its core businesses.
Optical system put into operation in China News & Analysis 12/27/2000 Post a comment Huawei Technologies, Shenzhen, China, Wednesday announced that its OptiX SDH 10G optical transmission system has been put into operation by China Telecom, the first commercial equipment in the country solely developed by a Chinese supplier.
Valence completes Telcordia lithium-ion battery patent takeover News & Analysis 12/27/2000 Post a comment Valence Technology, Inc., today announced that the Federal
Trade Commission (FTC) has granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act with respect to the company's acquisition of all of Telcordia's Bellcore lithium-ion polymer battery intellectual property rights.
TI introduces ADC supporting 8 input channels News & Analysis 12/27/2000 Post a comment Texas Instruments Inc has introduced a highly-integrated delta-sigma analog-to-digital converter (ADC) from the company's Burr-Brown product line, which features 24 bits of no missing code (NMC) performance, operates from 2.7V to 5.25V, and consumes less than 1mW of power, according to TI.
TI's 24-bit ADC packs eight-channel multiplexer, programmable gain amplifier News & Analysis 12/27/2000 Post a comment TUCSON, Ariz. -- Texas Instruments Inc. today claimed unmatched integration and performance in a new 24-bit analog-to-digital converter that features an eight-channel multiplexer, programmable gain amplifier, input buffer, burn-out current sensor, dual independent current DACs, and other functions for measurement and control applications.
Magnetic memory tests show impact of thin-film control on read speeds News & Analysis 12/27/2000 Post a comment TORONTO--Micromem Technologies Inc. here said its nonvolatile magnetic memory technology performed favorably in recent tests performed by Honeywell International Inc.'s Federal Manufacturing & Technologies unit. The tests also underscored the relationship of thin-film process control with read speeds of the nonvolatile memories, according to the Canadian company.
San Diego-based REMEC buying RF assembly/test firm in Philippines News & Analysis 12/27/2000 Post a comment SAN DIEGO -- REMEC Inc., a publicly-traded supplier of high-frequency subsystems here, announced it plans to acquire Pacific Microwave Corp., a device assembler and testing house in the Philippines. Privately-held PMC specializes in backend production and testing of radio-frequency (RF), microwave, and millimeter-wave gallium-arsenide (GaAs) devices, subsystems, and boards for broadband wireless applications.
Remec acquires microwave component maker in Philippines News & Analysis 12/26/2000 Post a comment Remec, Inc., San Diego, announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire for cash Pacific Microwave Corp. (PMC), a privately-held microwave electronics manufacturing company located in the Philippines. PMC has approximately 850 employees, including microwave engineers, technicians and
3G-kostnaderna kan minska till en tiondel News & Analysis 12/25/2000 Post a comment Radio Components har utvecklat en typ av basstationantenner som kan sänka systemkostnaderna till en tiondel för 3G-nät. Tack vare antennerna krävs det färre basstationer.
-- I princip skulle det räcka med de siter som finns för GSM, menar Torbjörn Johnsson, vd för Radio Components.
Skanova köper infrastruktur från Net Insight News & Analysis 12/24/2000 Post a comment Net Insight har slutit avtal med Telias nätbolag Skanova om leverans av infrastruktur till uppbyggnaden av ett medianät i Skanovas befintliga nät. Medianätet skall vara klart att sättas i drift i januari 2001.
Electroglas buys Statware News & Analysis 12/22/2000 Post a comment In a move to expand its portfolio of wafer probers, Electroglas Inc. announced that it has agreed to purchase software maker Statware Inc. for an undisclosed amount.
Excess DRAM eats at Micron's bottom line News & Analysis 12/22/2000 Post a comment Instead of raking in bigger sales and profits at the end of the year as they usually do, DRAM makers are being turned away by PC makers sitting on excess PC-100 DRAM inventory, according to Micron Technology Inc., which this week reported that its fiscal first quarter sales fell to $1.8 billion from $2.6 billion the previous quarter.
Lucent takes $700M hit News & Analysis 12/22/2000 Post a comment Lucent Technologies Inc. this week said it will restate its revenues for the quarter ended Sept. 30, striking roughly $700 million from its books.
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.