Metron to rep IDS in three states News & Analysis 12/27/2002 Post a comment Innovative Design Solutions Inc. (IDS), a supplier of chemical and slurry delivery solutions for the semiconductor industry, has appointed Metron Inc. as its representative for Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas.
Nanya to boost '03 capital spending by 40% News & Analysis 12/27/2002 Post a comment Seeking to boost its position in the memory market, Taiwanese DRAM maker Nanya Technology Corp. plans to increase its capital expenditures by 40% to $400 million in 2003 over 2002, according to a report from SG Cowen Securities Corp. here today.
TTM buys Honeywell pc-board unit News & Analysis 12/27/2002 Post a comment TTM Technologies Inc., a pc-board manufacturer, said Thursday (Dec. 26) that it has acquired the Advanced Circuits operations of Honeywell International Inc. for approximately $2 million.
Scaling the mountaintop News & Analysis 12/27/2002 Post a comment At the International Electron Devices Meeting in San Francisco earlier this month, power was the hot topic, starting with Andrew S. Grove's thoughtful remarks.
Read-rite takes $30-million loan, offers stock News & Analysis 12/27/2002 Post a comment FREMONT, Calif. --- Magnetic head manufacturer Read-Rite Corp. has agreed the terms of a $30 million loan with Tennenbaum Capital Partners LLC and plans to draw $10.2 million of the loan today (December 27, 20020 the company said.
Taking stock at year's end News & Analysis 12/27/2002 Post a comment The second year of the new millennium is closing with a track record arguably worse than the first, albeit without a tragedy of the scale of Sept. 11, 2001.
Cable & Wireless sued by U.S investors News & Analysis 12/27/2002 Post a comment UK telecoms firm, Cable & Wirless (C&W) is being sued by its U.S investors after claims that the firm failed to reveal a £1.5bn tax charge linked to the sale of telecom operator One2One to Deutsche Telekom in 1999.
UMC takes 2% stake in SiS, says report News & Analysis 12/27/2002 Post a comment TAIPEI, Taiwan --- The world's number two pure-play foundry company United Microelectronics Corp. has acquired a 2.32% stake in chipset maker Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. (SiS) via open market purchases, according to a report on Dow Jones Business News.
6 GHz E-pHEMT FET News & Analysis 12/27/2002 Post a comment The ATF-511P8 enhanced-mode pHEMT (E-pHEMT) FET is optimized for wireless base stations operating at frequencies up to 6 GHz.
Flash firm lowers Q4 guidance, ASPs to blame News & Analysis 12/27/2002 Post a comment SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Sales revenue in the fourth quarter of 2002 at Silicon Storage Technology Inc. is now expected to be 6% to 10% down from that of the third quarter, compared to previous guidance of flat to 3% down, the company said yesterday (December 26, 2002).
DRAMs likely to be in oversupply in 2003, says report News & Analysis 12/26/2002 Post a comment DRAMs will be in significant oversupply by the end of 2003, according to a Nikkei Market Access survey reported by Nikkei Electronics Asia. The report says that as several major DRAM makers start manufacturing on 300-mm wafers the total DRAM output in terms of bits of memory will grow 66% year-on-year to 816.9-petabits.
Semi market '03 growth trimmed to 11.8%, report says News & Analysis 12/26/2002 Post a comment TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Market research organization iSuppli Corp. has lowered its prediction for the year-on-year growth of the 2003 worldwide semiconductor annual growth to 11.8% according to a report in Taiwan's Digitimes. The following year is now expected to record 22% growth.
Stacked packaging market to gain ground, says report News & Analysis 12/26/2002 Post a comment SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Worldwide revenue from 'stacked' multi-chip packages is set to grow from $140 million in 2001 to $672 million in 2006 according to the sixth edition of the 'Advanced IC packaging markets and trends' report from Electronics Trends Publications Inc. The same report predicts that the worldwide flip-chip packaging market will expand from 2.74 billion units in 2001 to 7.05 billion units in 2006.
Artesyn cuts 400 jobs, closes Irish plant News & Analysis 12/26/2002 Post a comment U.S power conversion equipment maker, Artesyn Technologies has announced plans to cut 400 jobs globally and close its manufacturing facility in Youghal, Co. Cork, with the loss of 160 jobs. The closure of the plant will be phased over nine months but the company will retain its sales and design offices in the area, which employs 82 people.
AT&T, NTT plan W-CDMA services in U.S. News & Analysis 12/26/2002 Post a comment Building on a partnership formed in 2000, AT&T Wireless Services Inc. and NTT Docomo Inc. on Thursday (Dec. 26) announced plans for the initial rollout of wideband CDMA (W-CDMA) technology in four U.S. markets by December 2004.
Broadcom purchases Unova patents News & Analysis 12/26/2002 Post a comment Unova Inc. said Thursday (Dec. 26) that it has sold about 150 of its wireless LAN and wireless communication patents to Broadcom Corp. for $24 million, and will recognize the payment in its fourth-quarter results.
Samsung, InterDigital resolve wireless IP suit News & Analysis 12/26/2002 Post a comment InterDigital Communications Corp., a supplier of intellectual property (IP) technology for handsets, and South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. have apparently battled to a draw in a patent dispute over wireless technology.
Arbiter resolves Samsung, InterDigital dispute News & Analysis 12/26/2002 Post a comment An international arbitration court has rendered a decision that resolves a dispute between Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and InterDigital Technology Corp. over rights to wireless communication technology, the latter company's parent, InterDigital Communications Corp., said Thursday (Dec. 26).
SiS and UMC settle dispute, says report News & Analysis 12/25/2002 Post a comment TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. (SiS) and United Microelectronics Corp. have reached a preliminary settlement in a patent dispute, according to Taiwanese reports. Reportedly UMC is to take three seats on the SiS board of directors.
ODM market to reach $50 billion in 2006, says report News & Analysis 12/25/2002 Post a comment SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The original design manufacturing (ODM) market is predicted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.6% from about $30.42 billion in 2001 to $50.43 billion in 2006, according to a report from Electronic Trend Publications Inc.
Former UK defense unit offers floating-point unit for FPGAs News & Analysis 12/24/2002 Post a comment Malvern, England -- A floating-point co-processor unit (FPU) that is compatible with both the MicroBlaze and PowerPC processors in Virtex-II Pro field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) is available from the real-time systems laboratory of Qinetiq, the commercial spin-off from Britain's Defence Evaluation Research Agency.
Verification vendor appoints execs News & Analysis 12/24/2002 Post a comment 0-In Design Automation Inc., a provider of assertion-based verification tools, announced the appointment of two marketing executives on Monday (Dec. 23). The company named Rick Hyman as vice president of worldwide sales and T.J. Boer as vice president of North American sales.
Perforce aims data management system at designers News & Analysis 12/24/2002 Post a comment Perforce Software Inc. this week rolled out the latest version of its Perforce SCM (software configuration management) system, calling it a data management alternative for electronic designers. While most Perforce SCM users are applications developers, version 2002.2 offers caching technology designed to appeal to hardware and software design teams, the company said.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 23 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...