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Lexra to become fabless chip supplier, settles RISC patent suit with MIPS
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SAN JOSE -- Lexra Inc. today (Dec. 31) announced it was changing its business plan to become a fabless semiconductor company after reaching an agreement to settle a two-year-old patent lawsuit filed by MIPS Technologies Inc.
Asia passes Americas as leading IC market earlier than expected
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Successor to silicon transistor needed earlier than expected
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Foundries hit hard by downturn, but speed new process technology
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Why Intel spent record $7.5 billion for new generation fabs
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The problems multiply at Motorola Semiconductor
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China begins living up to its 'press clippings'
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DRAMs generate plenty of news but no profits
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Chip equipment business: boom to bust in weeks
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No one saw chip industry's 'worst year ever' coming
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China may be heading for optical glut
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The China Ministry of Information Industries had bad news for global optical fiber telecommunications equipment suppliers to begin the new year: China may be joining the rest of the world in an oversupply of optical networks.
EBN 100 Stock Index
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Hynix says talks with Micron aim for merger agreement
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More details emerged Friday (Dec. 28) on the talks between Micron Technology Inc. and Hynix Semiconductor Inc., indicating that the Boise-based memory chip maker is seeking a formal merger instead of a "strategic alliance" with debt-laden Hynix.
Flextronics wraps up Orbiant deal
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Flextronics today said it has completed its acquisition of 91% of The Orbiant Group from Swedish telecommunications giant, Telia.
Low-Power Design Table 2
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eCos Porting Guide Table 3
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Despite slump, chips lead the way for Korea
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Semiconductors continue to be the largest single export category in Korea, with shipments through November totaling $13.4 billion, a billion dollars more than auto exports, according to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy.
China and U.S. establish permanent trade relations
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President Bush Thursday took the official step of granting permanent normal trade relations (NTR) to China beginning Jan. 1, a pro forma step set up last year when Congress repealed the law requiring annual NTR approval for China once the country joined the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Linux driver software for WLANs
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The linux-wlan software package is designed for WLAN architectures housing a USB interface.
Embedded Bluetooth stack development platform
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An embedded protocol stack development platform has been unleashed for Bluetooth designs.
Nanometrics expects 25% sequential drop in Q4 revenues
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MILPITAS, Calif.--Metrology supplier Nanometrics Inc. today cut its revenue estimate for the fourth quarter to show a 25% sequential drop in sales from $10.1 million in Q3. Nanometrics had previously said it expected sequentially flat revenues in the fourth quarter.
Samsung directors ordered to pay $69 million fine
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Nine current and former directors of Samsung Electronics Co. Thursday were ordered by a lower court in Suwon, Korea personally to pay a total of $69 million in damages to stockholders in a class action law suit for failing to stop illegal cross-subsidies to sister affiliates of the parent chaebol.
Highly experienced women top IEEE-USA salary survey
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WASHINGTON -- The gender gap for professional salaries in U.S. electronics and information technology fields now shows women with 20-to-29 years of experience being paid more than men, according to a new survey by the IEEE-USA organization.
IMT claims largest dedicated MEMS fab for independent supplier
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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Innovative Micro Technology here this week announced an expansion of its microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) fab and assembly/packaging facility. The MEMS frontend fab now has 30,000 square feet of class 100 production area, while the backend packaging section totals 4,000 square feet, according to the company.
Wireless crystal
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The FX32B crystal has been unveiled for wireless, portable, and handled system architectures.
Sanmina-SCI executive joins MSL as president
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Manufacturers' Services Ltd. today tapped the ranks of a larger EMS competitor to name Robert Bradshaw as its new chief executive and president, effective January 7.
Viterbi decoder core
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An enhanced Viterbi decoder core has been released for 3G wireless base station and fixed broadband wireless designs.
U.S. housing starts
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Routing to take new path
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It would be both incomplete and inaccurate to preview the internetworking world of 2002 without acknowledging the horrendous body count resulting from the recession of 2001.
Net embedded software to grow
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Even as many embedded software-tool and operating-system companies trade punches with Microsoft Corp. over the potentially highly profitable net-centric computing device market populated by Web-enabled set-top boxes, Internet-enabled wireless information appliances and cell phones, their attention is divided.
Integration grows to system level
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Displays are metamorphosing into "system-level displays" by integrating once-external functions onto the glass together with higher-performance thin-film transistors (TFTs).
DOD presses for net-centric tools
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U.S. military planners have long talked about their desire to harness the power of networking technology to link the Defense Department's far-flung network of reconnaissance and surveillance sensors.
PCs, Ethernet occupy factory floor
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The factory floor's long-awaited move toward PC controls and Ethernet-based communications isn't complete, but industry analysts say they expect major progress in 2002.
Semiformal tools to speed tests
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Semiformal analysis tools promise to speed up the process of functionally verifying integrated-circuit designs.
Design tools exceed timing closure
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The most significant development of the new year in electronic design automation may be the advent of integrated, "IC implementation" tool suites that incorporate both logical and physical design.
Tech potential nixes price wars
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Although DRAM pricing has plumbed depths never seen before 2001, researchers have continued to reach for new heights.
Intellectual property adolescence
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Both the natural process of maturity and new pressures are changing the intellectual property industry.
Power hogs are handheld woes
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Authorities on analog and mixed-signal technology believe that handheld electronics will soon incorporate an unprecedented number of features.
Technical trial-by-fire awaits NPUs
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It's make or break for many network processor vendors as they enter 2002.
Security dons chip, card mantles
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Security has long been a bugaboo for anyone involved in the development of next-generation chips, systems and networks.
Custom IC advances see price caps
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The close of 2001 couldn't come soon enough for IC companies building application-specific and programmable logic ICs.
Software model needs overhaul
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As the trend toward putting multiple processors on a chip spills into the commercial marketplace, thought leaders say it's time for an even more radical shift, to new software models that reveal, rather than hide, the details of all the hardware resources engineers can now cram into a microprocessor.
DDR memory prices soar pending Intel introduction
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The premium for double-data-rate SDRAMs is almost double the price of comparable density single data rate chips, as OEMs and suppliers gear up for Intel Corp.'s touted January launch of its 845D DDR chipset.
Power supply vendor Ault reports loss
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External power supplier Ault Inc., Minneapolis, reported that sales for its second 2002 fiscal quarter ended December 2, were $9.9 million, down from the $26.5 million reported for the second quarter of fiscal 2001.
Dense wave nets' future is cloudy
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Amid the political and economic turmoil of the past year, one market condition has remained absolutely constant: the rapidly increasing demand for Internet service.
Larger IC makers won't shift to foundries, concludes research firm
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LONDON -- Silicon foundry companies could eventually capture up to 40% of revenues from processed wafers at integrated device manufacturers, but the top 10 IDMs will outsource no more than 10-to-15% of their ICs to third-party wafer fabs, according to a new report from Future Horizons this week.
IEDM2001 - Halvledarklubbens teknologiska skyltfönster
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SOI, silicon on isulator, har väl de flesta hört talas om, men vad sägs om SON, silicon on nothing? Om detta bland annat handlade årets stora halvledarkonferens, IEDM. Den kom att spegla halvledarföretagens tekniksatsningar.
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