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Extraction tool for interconnects designs features per-hour licensing
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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.
Fostering Renaissance Designers
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Gigabit Silicon Weaves Choice Fabric
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Designers to Don Formal Habits
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California Micro Devices issues earnings warning
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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.
RosettaNet faces growth issues after embracing Nokia
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The admission of Nokia Corp. to RosettaNet expands the consortium's reach into the high technology industry, while heightening concerns that the group is becoming overextended.
JDS-SDL set shareholder meeting date
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JDS Uniphase and SDL Inc. have set Jan. 26 as the new date for shareholders to vote on the companies' proposed merger.
Ibis licenses IBM's process for new series of SOI wafers
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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
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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.
Making good times better
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Business was good. But it wasn't as good as it could be, Charlie felt.
Application-specific tack to guide next-gen design
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Application-specific tack to guide next-gen design It's an exciting time to be an electronics engineer, for you are at the center of a revolution, your designs in demand by essentially the entire consuming public.
Internet lets EEs choose where they live and work
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The internet has created some unexpected yet welcome benefits for engineering teams everywhere-benefits that will continue to serve them for many years to come.
Year of the Net
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If I had to sum up 2000 in a word, it's Internet.
Selling the EDA industry
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Japan electronics production to grow 7.1% in 2001, says group
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TOKYO -- Electronics production in Japan will hit a record high this year and will continue to grow by 7.1% next year, according to projections by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (Jeita).
ASE chairman gets jail sentence for real estate deal in Taiwan
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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. today reported that its chairman, Jason C.S. Chang, has been sentenced to six years in jail for allegedly falsifying documents in a real estate deal several years ago, prior to joining ASE.
Another Blackout Slams Taiwan Chipmakers
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The outage was triggered when a transformer operated by Macronix failed.
JDS Uniphase/SDL shareholder vote set for Jan. 26
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JDS Uniphase Corp. and SDL, Inc. said that their respective special stockholder meetings to approve their pending merger were adjourned today and have been rescheduled to January 26, 2001.
Analog Devices' decoder gets Dolby certification for surround-sound format
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NORWOOD, Mass. -- Analog Devices Inc. this week announced certification of its Melody audio decoder chip set by Dolby Laboratories Inc. for the new Dolby Surround Pro Logic II format.
Optical system put into operation in China
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Another blackout hits Taiwan chip makers; UMC reports generator fire
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HSINCHU, Taiwan -- A power outage struck semiconductor manufacturers here Monday evening, causing some wafer fabs to shut down equipment temporarily and other frontend processing lines to switch over to backup generators for a couple of hours, according to authorities in Hsinchu.
Remec acquires microwave component maker in Philippines
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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 assemblers.
Ring out the old, ring in the new
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12/26/2000   Post a comment
We indeed are living in interesting times, but interesting times are rarely tranquil.
3G-kostnaderna kan minska till en tiondel
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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
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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
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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.
Survey reports comms, semi jobs safest
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12/22/2000   Post a comment
The semiconductor and communications manufacturing industries are the safest in the United States, according to the latest Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses.
Intel buys Indian networking group
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Intel Corp. said this week that it will acquire the consulting group of Network Solutions, a privately held networking company based in Bangalore, India.
Excess DRAM eats at Micron's bottom line
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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.
Second-generation Internet TVs get mixed reviews
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A fresh troupe of Web appliances, including a second generation of Internet TVs powered by the latest graphics chips, will hit the show floor at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next month.
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SoC peripheral model makes dual run
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Embedded test complicates SoC realm
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Flow is shaky for programmable SoCs
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Lucent takes $700M hit
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Lucent Technologies Inc. this week said it will restate its revenues for the quarter ended Sept. 30, striking roughly $700 million from its books.
Zilog cuts staff by 7 percent, weighs fab sale
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Zilog Inc. said it is cutting 7 percent of its 1,300-member work force as it wraps up a sluggish fourth quarter that saw revenue plunge 15 percent from the third quarter.
Semiconductor Alert! (Dec. 18-22)
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