KLA-Tencor's sales, profits up News & Analysis 4/27/2006 Post a comment Metrology and inspection equipment giant KLA-Tencor Corp. reported net income of $98 million, and earnings per diluted share of $0.48 on revenues of $518 million for the quarter.
Renesas' sales fall 10% on weak demand News & Analysis 4/27/2006 Post a comment Renesas Technology Corp. reported that fiscal 2005 year ended March with a 10 percent decline in sales to 906 billion yen ($7.9 billion) from 1 trillion yen ($8.7 billion) in fiscal 2004.
Magma's revenue soars, but loss widens News & Analysis 4/27/2006 Post a comment Partially blaming litigation expenses tied to its high-profile litigation with Synopsys, Magma Design Automation posted record revenue but a widening loss for both the fiscal year and the quarter.
To the rescue News & Analysis 4/27/2006 Post a comment As the deadline for the European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances directive quickly approaches, all players in the electronics supply chain should be beyond planning their approach to RoHS compliancy and well into execution of this monumental transition.
The true cost of global outsourcing News & Analysis 4/27/2006 Post a comment In the first three parts of this series, we looked at how manufacturing costs are accrued and prices formulated, then reviewed three alternatives for reducing manufacturing costs without compromising quality, flexibility or responsiveness. Finally, we suggested a number of alternatives for how OEMs and their EMS suppliers might amicably resolve the divisive issue of inventory liability (see "Striking a balance," ESM, November 2005).
EMS companies get RoHS stamp of approval News & Analysis 4/27/2006 Post a comment Last month, the trade association IPC released a "RoHS Lead-Free Electronics Assembly Process Capability Certification" for electronics equipment manufacturers. Two EMS companies took part in the beta test with IPC and have received certification. They are Solectron Corp.'s Charlotte, N.C., facility and Raven Industries Inc.'s Electronics Systems Division, in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Hitachi profit declines News & Analysis 4/27/2006 Post a comment Japan-based Hitachi Ltd. reported earnings of $319 million on sales of $80.9 billion in its 2005 fiscal year ended March 31, 2006. Net earnings declined 28 percent from fiscal 2004, while sales rose 5 percent.
Cadence 'segments' PCB product line Product News 4/27/2006 Post a comment Cadence Design Systems has segmented its Allegro PCB product line into three different "tiers" representing different price levels and capabilities. Cadence is also rolling out a new version of its Design Workbench data management product, and a new Design Publisher tool that places designs into PDF files.
Terminal blocks are RoHS compliant Product News 4/27/2006 Post a comment Available in RoHS-compliant versions, Spectrum Control's filtered terminal block line is offered in barrier strip or PCB models for filtering of AC power, DC power and control lines.
K&S posts loss, sales up News & Analysis 4/27/2006 Post a comment Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc. said revenue from continuing operations for the second fiscal quarter was $160.3 million, compared to $102.6 million in the comparable year-ago quarter.
TSMC a presque doublé son bénéfice net au 1er trimestre News & Analysis 4/27/2006 Post a comment Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. a presque doublé son bénéfice net au cours du premier trimestre, clos le 31 mars, à un milliard de dollars, par rapport à la même période de l’an passé, évoquant une demande d’ordinateurs personnels plus forte que prévu.
Evergreen Solar posts loss News & Analysis 4/27/2006 Post a comment Solar-cell maker Evergreen Solar Inc. announced that revenues for the first quarter of 2006 increased 12 percent to $11.6 million from $10.3 million in the first quarter of 2005, and were flat compared to the $11.6 million reported for the fourth quarter of 2005.
Hohes Risiko für VCs in China News & Analysis 4/27/2006 Post a comment Etliche Risikokapitalgeber pumpen zwar viel Geld nach China, aber offensichtlich zahlen sich dort immer noch zahlreiche Deals einfach nicht aus. Große Vorsicht ist offensichtlich angesagt.
Chip-Foundries droht Konsolidierung News & Analysis 4/27/2006 Post a comment Das Chip-Foundry-Modell hat zwar nicht ausgedient, doch der Branche steht eine umfassende, lang erwartete Konsolidierung bevor. So lautet das Fazit der Teilnehmer einer Podiumsdiskussion auf der SEMI Strategic Business Conference, die kürzlich im kalifornischen Napa stattfand.
Samsung erhält Design-Win für iPod News & Analysis 4/27/2006 Post a comment Samsung hat nach eigenen Angaben einen wichtigen MP3-Chip-Design-Win bei Apple unter Dach und Fach gebracht. Apples bisheriger MP3-Lieferant PortalPlayer hatte das Nachsehen.
OIF and NPF seek synergies in merger News & Analysis 4/27/2006 Post a comment Two leading industry associations, the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and the Network Processing Forum (NPF), are to merge in a move they say will make both a stronger force by bringing component and systems issues closer together.
Nuasis Q&A: The Real Value of IP News & Analysis 4/27/2006 Post a comment A candid Q&A session with Nuasis' Kevin McPartlan on how call centers are preparing for the biggest technological revolution in twenty years -- the VoIP switching era.
Jeux portables : la 3G passe à la 3D News & Analysis 4/27/2006 Post a comment Les jeux vidéo portables en 3D sont en pleine mutation. À l’heure actuelle, la grande majorité d’entre eux sont commercialisés sous la forme de consoles compactes de jeux 2D et 3D. Avec les performances accrues des processeurs, l’arrivée de capacités de traitement avancées sur les appareils de milieu de gamme et, plus particulièrement, l’accélération des cartes graphiques, nous sommes sur le point d’assister à l’émergence de jeux sur téléphone portable offrant
UTAC registers Q1 profit but fails to please News & Analysis 4/27/2006 Post a comment Singapore's United Test and Assembly Center Ltd. posted its 11th consecutive quarter of growth but the achievement was dampened by lackluster demand for the testing of some products and resource constraints.
Reconfigurable processor firm offers FFT support Product News 4/27/2006 Post a comment IPFlex Inc., a Japanese developer of a reconfigurable paralleling processing platform in the form of its DAPDNA-2 chip, has teamed up with Sobal Corp. to offer a codeveloped FFT development kit. The FFT/inverse FFT library in the kit was developed by Sobal.
TSMC almost doubles 1Q net profits News & Analysis 4/27/2006 Post a comment Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. nearly doubled net profits during its first quarter ended March 31 to $1 billion compared with the same period last year, citing better-than-expected demand for personal computers as one of the main drivers.
Small Tree, Apace show 10-Gbit MAC systems News & Analysis 4/27/2006 Post a comment Small Tree Communications Inc. and Apace Systems Inc. demonstrated the first fruits of a deal announced in January, where Apace will incorporate Small Tree’s 10-Gbit Ethernet products in a variety of systems for Macintosh-based editing and network-attached storage.
Rekordstart för Data Respons News & Analysis 4/27/2006 Post a comment Data Respons växer så det knakar, 52 procents tillväxt i första kvartalet jämfört med 2005. Företaget har stärkt sin position i Sverige med det tidigare köpet av Memstore AB.
MPEG licensing body makes deals in China News & Analysis 4/27/2006 Post a comment Intellectual property clearing house MPEG LA is making moves to deepen its reach into China, inking agreements in Beijing on Thursday (April 27). The deals struck with Chinese industry groups covered its MPEG-2 patent portfolio and may lead to better compliance by local exporters of consumer electronics equipment such as DVD players.
Cisco/Motorola abandon Wi-Fi/Cellular venture News & Analysis 4/27/2006 Post a comment A cellular/WiFi roaming technology partnership between Cisco Systems Inc. and Motorola has gone the way of the dodo. And the culprit could be carrier reluctance to buy in to some vendor fixed/mobile convergence ideas.
Dresden ramp on schedule, says AMD News & Analysis 4/27/2006 Post a comment Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.'s 300-mm wafer ramp-up here is "right on schedule, not a single day behind," according to Hans Deppe, corporate vice president and general manager of AMD Saxony.
Execs applaud as Cadence revenue, income surge News & Analysis 4/27/2006 Post a comment Executives from Cadence Design Systems characterized the first quarter as a good one in all respects after the EDA market leader posted a healthy 12 percent year-to-year revenue increase and a strong surge in net income.
Xilinx' sales jump 5 percent News & Analysis 4/26/2006 Post a comment FPGA chip maker Xilinx Inc. reported sales of $472.3 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006, up 5 percent sequentially from the prior quarter and up 21 percent from the same quarter a year ago.
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.