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SynaptiCAD generates OpenVera code
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Providing some of the first third-party tool support for the OpenVera hardware verification language, SynaptiCAD Inc. has rolled out TestBencher Pro version 7.4, which generates OpenVera testbenches from timing diagrams.
Court throws out most Rambus claims against Infineon
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RICHMOND, Va. -- U.S. District Court Judge Robert Payne late today dismissed all but three of the patent infringement claims filed against Infineon Technologies AG by Rambus Inc., ruling that Rambus had failed to prove that "dozens" of patents related to SDRAM and double-data-rate SDRAM technology had been violated.
ChipPAC revenues were down from year-ago quarter
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ChipPAC, Inc., a Santa Clara, Calif.-based provider of semiconductor packaging, test and distribution services, today announced net revenues for the first quarter ended March 31, were $89.9 million compared to $97.5 million in the same period a year ago.
UMC looks for sales to rebound by year's end
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United Microelectronics Corp. said its revenues will slip 30 percent from the first to second quarter this year, but anticipates greater outsourcing from integrated device manufacturers will help reverse its fortunes toward the end of the year.
ChipPac expects 5-10% sequential drop in Q2 sales, but sees some improvements
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Semiconductor packaging and test contractor ChipPac Inc. today reported a 32% sequential decrease in net revenues to $89.9 million in the first quarter, compared to $132.2 million in Q4 of 2000. ChipPac's sales were 8% lower than $97.5 million in the first quarter of 2000.
RosettaNet charts path to XML
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'Metamaterial' holds promise for antennas, optics
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University of California, San Diego (UCSD) researchers have announced the physical realization of negative-index-of-refraction materials that have been predicted by theory.
Virage Logic revenues up year-over-year and sequentially
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Virage Logic Corp., an embedded memory IP vendor, today reported revenues for the second quarter of fiscal 2001, ended March 31, were were $7.6 million, up 65% from $4.6 million a year ago, and up 15% from revenues of $6.6 million reported for the prior quarter.
GlobeSpan's Q1 up 248.4%, but reports $89.2 million loss
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RED BANK, N.J.-- GlobeSpan Inc. reported revenues of $108.2 million for the first quarter of 2001, an increase of 248.4% a year ago but a decrease of 17.3% from the fourth quarter of 2000. The supplier of chips for Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) applications said its pro forma net income was $8.9 million, or $0.12 a share, in the quarter, compared to $1.8 million, or $0.03, a year ago.
Wafer supplier MEMC cuts 7% of workforce, posts $17.6 million loss in Q1
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ST. PETERS, Mo. -- Silicon wafer supplier MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. reported a 14% sequential decrease in net sales to $219.8 million in the first quarter from $255.2 million in Q4 of 2000. MEMC's sales were 14% higher than $193.1 million in the first quarter of 2000.
Focus Report: Physical Design
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ZiLOG Makes Personnel Moves
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Microcontroller company ZiLOG hires general manager and COO and promotes employee to executive vice president.
Xilinx offers migration kit to Altera customers
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Xilinx Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) will introduce an Altera-to-Xilinx design migration kit this week that will allow users of Altera Corp. parts and Max+plus II software to transfer their designs to Xilinx's Integrated Synthesis Environment (ISE) tool flow.
Simtek rolls out FPGA replacement ICs in BGA packages
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Simtek Corp. here today announced an expansion of its field-programmable gate array (FPGA) replacement series to include ICs housed in ball-grid array (BGAs) packages with contacts counts as high as 900 balls.
GaAs to dominate fiber-optic analog IC market, analyst says
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BOSTON -- Gallium-arsenide (GaAs) devices will remain the predominant technology in the fiber-optic analog IC market, but suppliers of these products must reduce their costs to compete against silicon germanium (SiGe) chips, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics Inc. The GaAs-based fiber-optic analog IC market is expected to grow at an annual rate of 34%, from $350 million in 1999 to $1.621 billion by 2004, according to the Boston-based research house.
Trident accuses rivals of hiring employees to steal secrets
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Trident Microsystems Inc. has filed a lawsuit here in California court, accusing Via Technologies Inc. and the S3 Graphics joint venture in Taiwan of conspiring with a former engineering manager to misappropriate trade secrets by hiring employees.
Mindspeed plans switch-fabric chip set
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Mindspeed Technologies, a business unit of Conexant Systems Inc., is entering the increasingly competitive merchant market for switch-fabric ICs.
Infineon to buy optical firm Catamaran for $250M in stock
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Infineon Technologies AG has agreed pay $250 million in stock to buy Catamaran Communications Inc., San Jose, in a move designed to widen its offerings in fiber optics networks.
Taiwan foundries see profits falling 60-70% this year
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HSINCHU, Taiwan -- Taiwan's silicon foundry giants have given gloomy forecasts for their 2001 net income.
Mindspeed enters switch-fabric chip market with new device
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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Mindspeed Technologies Inc.--a spin-off of Conexant Systems, Inc.--here today announced the first in a family of switch-fabric chips. Mindspeed's iScale switch-fabric is a two-chip solution, which includes the CX27301 Queue Manager and the CX27302 Crossbar Switch. The chip set uses a single-stage architecture that enables OEMs to develop high-speed ATM systems, digital cross-connect products, routers, and switches.
Net processor group vows fast work on specs
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The Network Processing Forum (NPF) this week will describe its formal goals, which include some aggressive deadlines for the completion of draft specifications for several key chip-to-chip interfaces. The NPF will also begin a benchmarking process for network processors.
Altera Expands Design Services Offering
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San Jose, CA - April 30, 2001 - Altera Corp. launched the third component to its design services strategy today with the unveiling of the Certified Design Center (CDC) partnership program.
Tharas Systems Closes Latest Round of Funding
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Santa Clara, CA - April 30, 2001 - Tharas Systems, provider of electronic design automation (EDA) hardware accelerators, today announced it raised $4.2 million in its second round of funding, bringing the total amount raised to more than $10 million.
Fluence Technology Launches University Partnership Program
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Beaverton, OR - April 30, 2001 - Fluence Technology today announced its University Partnership Program, designed to provide engineering students worldwide access to Fluence's test automation tools.
Avanti Reports 29th Consecutive Quarter of Record Growth
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Fremont, CA - April 27, 2001 - Avanti Corp. reported record results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2001. For the quarter, revenue was a record $94 million, a 10 percent increase over same quarter 2000 revenue of $85 million.
Michael Barr Joins Chalkboard as Embedded Systems Instructor
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Cupertino, CA - April 30, 2001 -- The Chalkboard Network, a provider of online training courses, announced that Michael Barr, editor-in-chief of "Embedded Systems Programming" magazine and author of the best-selling book, "Programming Embedded Systems in C and C++," has joined the company's pool of expert instructors.
Photronics closing photomask units in 'final phase' of Align-Rite merger
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JUPITER, Fla. -- Photronics Inc. here today announced a series of plant closings and consolidation of photomask operations in the U.S. as well as Europe to increase its competitiveness. The moves are also aimed at shifting more focus onto advanced reticles for 0.13-micron and below process technologies, the company said.
Taiwan's tech sector posts historic production decline
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Taiwan's production of information technology hardware experienced its first ever year-to-year decline in the first quarter, and a leading analyst firm has reversed its earlier estimates for 15 percent growth and said IT production this year will instead contract by 0.3 percent.
Thomas & Betts reports loss on lower sales
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Thomas & Betts Corp., Memphis, Tenn., reported sales for the first fiscal quarter ended April 1 were $396.9 million, compared with $475.1 million in the year-ago quarter.
Micron seeks to intervene in Rambus/Infineon trial
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Micron Technology Inc. has made a last-minute bid to intervene in the Rambus Inc. SDRAM patent infringement trial against Infineon Technologies AG, according to documents released by the Federal District Court in Richmond, Va.
Intel-backed startup floats network processor OS
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Startup Teja Technologies Inc. has rolled out an operating system and applications software for network processors, in the belief that standard software that works across many chips will help drive the use of these devices.
Trident accuses Via, S3 venture of hiring engineers to steal trade secrets
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Trident Microsystems Inc. has filed a lawsuit here in California court, accusing Via Technologies Inc. and the S3 Graphics joint venture in Taiwan of conspiring with a former engineering manager to misappropriate trade secrets by hiring employees.
STM video amps target CRT monitors
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Decoders set to scale to MPEG-4
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NVE fields speedy transceiver
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Chip fuse ships in 0402 size
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Chips boost DTV performance
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Pump system collects data
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Oscillators offer ultralow jitter
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New process, filter give Moto 24-bit DSP a boost
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Austin, Texas - Motorola Inc. has moved its 56L307 digital signal processor into production.
Submini relay coils to 24 Vdc
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