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Hynix raises DRAM prices by 30% to raise capital, says report
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SEOUL -- In what could be a last ditch effort to obtain some capital, Hynix Semiconductor Inc. here today announced that it has raised its prices for select DRAM products by up to 30%, according to a report from Reuters. The troubled Korean chip maker raised its long-term contract prices for 128-megabit DRAMs, according to the report. Hynix' DRAM customers include Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and others.
Verticalnet wraps acquisition of Atlas Commerce
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Software vendor Verticalnet Inc. has completed the acquisition of Atlas Commerce Inc., a move the will help the Horsham, Pa. company round out its collaborative sourcing offering.
Standard logic sales fall 46% in 2001, won't fully recover by 2005, says report
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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The standard logic market was hit hard by the 2001 downturn, with worldwide revenues dropping 46% to $1.6 billion last year from $3 billion in 2000, according a new report from iSuppli Corp. today.
Standard logic said to have worst decline ever
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The latest projections from the iSuppli Market Intelligence Service indicate that the market for standard logic will experience its worst decline in history during 2001.
ARC names former Virata president its CEO
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ARC International plc, a developer and licenser of 32-bit processor cores and related IP, has named Michael Gulett as chief executive officer.
TI to demonstrate 1394b-based home networking, automotive links
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DALLAS -- At next week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Texas Instruments Inc. plans to demonstrate new high-speed home networking capability and optical fiber links for automotive systems based on the proposed IEEE 1394b specifications.
Chip sales inch up again in November
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Worldwide sales of semiconductors in November rose to $10.6 billion, a month-to-month increase of 1.6% from $10.44 billion in October making this the second month in a row with sequential growth, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association. Worldwide sales of semiconductors in November rose to $10.6 billion, a month-to-month increase of 1.6% from $10.44 billion in October making this the second month in a row with sequential growth, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association. "
Cost crunch will continue in 2002, analyst says
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Capital spending by top telecommunications service providers in North America will slide a further 24 percent in 2002 from the depressed levels of 2001, and Sprint and Qwest will cut their purchases as much as 35 percent, according to a top analyst at Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.
MIPS to take $2 million charge for acquiring Lexra's R&D
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.-- MIPS Technologies Inc. here today announced it will take a one-time charge of $2.0 million for the purchase of in-process R&D from Lexra Inc. as part of a settlement in its patent infringement suit against the San Jose-based company.
Israel's Metalink expects Q4 sales to rise 40% from prior quarter
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YAKUM, Israel -- Fabless chip supplier Metalink Ltd. today said it expects to report 40% sequential growth in revenues for the fourth of 2001, compared to $1.2 million in Q3. Revenues are expected to reach $1.7 million for the period, ended Dec. 31, according to Israeli communications chip company.
Routing set to take new paths
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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.
Bättre SiGe med kol
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Flera företag har lagt till kol i sina kiselgermanium-processer, s k SiGe:C. Kommersiellt sett var Motorola först med detta. Nu ser vi efterföljare.
Ericsson hyr sig till positiv kassa
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För att förbättra kassaflödet för året som gått sålde Ericsson testutrustning för cirka 8 miljarder kronor, utrustning de hädanefter tvingas hyra tillbaka av finansiärerna. Genom denna tekniska fint hoppas företaget kunna uppvisa positivt kassaflöde för 2001.
Re-creating the WWII decoding machines
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When a handful of specialist electronics engineers sat down to recreate a working replica of a famous Second World War code-breaking machine little did they know that soon they'd have a vital role to play in one of last year's most successful films.
ETSI goes for US approach in broadband wireless access standard
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Europe and the US standards bodies are bringing standards for broadband fixed wireless access closer together following the decision by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) to adopt a second section of the US IEEE 802.16 specification for its 2GHz to 11GHz Hiperman standard.
The electronic route to learning
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November sales increase shows start of chip recovery on target, says SIA
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SAN JOSE -- The preamble of an expected 2002 semiconductor recovery appears to be on track with worldwide chip sales growing 1.6% to $10.60 billion in November from $10.44 billion in October, according to a new report released today by the Semiconductor Industry Association.
US RF amplifier company buys into Bristol team
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US RF amplifier company Powerwave Technologies has acquired Bristol-based mobile communications design consultancy Toracomm.
Management buyout for Scottish PCB maker
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Scottish PCB and backplane manufacturer Signum has been taken out of receivership in a management buy-out (MBO).
Finland inviger 3G-nät
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Finska Soneras nät för tredje generationens mobiltelefoni, UMTS eller 3G är nu igång i Finland. Det finns dock inga telefoner att köpa.
CEO shuffle at UK start-ups
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ARC International has found a permanent CEO but fellow UK start-up Celoxica has said it is looking for a someone to replace Jon Treanor who quit as president and CEO after five years at the company.
Lexra to quit IP cores business in deal with MIPS
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US-based Lexra has decided to quit the intellectual property (IP) cores business and becoming a fabless chipmaker as part of a deal with MIPS Technologies that settles the lawsuit brought by MIPS against it.
SOI design start-up wins €4m in funding
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A French company has won €4m in funding to build up a business designing circuits for silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology. The round includes cash from a fellow French SOI specialist company.
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