Hynix raises DRAM prices by 30% to raise capital, says report News & Analysis 1/2/2002 Post a comment 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.
Chip sales inch up again in November News & Analysis 1/2/2002 Post a comment 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 News & Analysis 1/2/2002 Post a comment 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 News & Analysis 1/2/2002 Post a comment 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 News & Analysis 1/2/2002 Post a comment 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 News & Analysis 1/2/2002 Post a comment 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 News & Analysis 1/2/2002 Post a comment 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 News & Analysis 1/2/2002 Post a comment 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 News & Analysis 1/2/2002 Post a comment 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 News & Analysis 1/2/2002 Post a comment 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.
Finland inviger 3G-nät News & Analysis 1/2/2002 Post a comment 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 News & Analysis 1/2/2002 Post a comment 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.
SOI design start-up wins €4m in funding News & Analysis 1/2/2002 Post a comment 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.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times