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Metron to rep IDS in three states
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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.
Heard on the Beat
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Nanya to boost '03 capital spending by 40%
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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.
EDA industry gets smaller
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12/27/2002   Post a comment
The most important EDA story of 2002, in my view, was consolidation.
TTM buys Honeywell pc-board unit
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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
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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.
Micronetics to acquire microwave component maker
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12/27/2002   Post a comment
Micronetics Inc. (Hudson, N.H.) announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Microwave Concepts Inc. (Micro-Con).
Read-rite takes $30-million loan, offers stock
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Phone line monitor IC
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12/27/2002   Post a comment
The CPC5710N can be used to monitor phone line in traditional POTS or emerging VoIP applications.
6 GHz E-pHEMT FET
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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
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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).
SST expects wider loss than forecast
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DRAMs likely to be in oversupply in 2003, says report
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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
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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
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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.
Cash-strapped Semx says CEO may dump stock
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12/26/2002   Post a comment
Cash-strapped Semx Corp. announced today that its chairman, president and CEO, Gilbert Raker, may sell a sizable portion of his stock through a private sale.
Intel donation expands SRC's Master's Scholarship Program
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12/26/2002   Post a comment
The Semiconductor Research Corp. (SRC) Education Alliance has received $100K from the Intel Foundation to increase the number of scholarships it offers to women students at the master's level.
Artesyn cuts 400 jobs, closes Irish plant
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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.
Leeds University outsources tech transfer to Axiomlab
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12/26/2002   Post a comment
Leeds University has entered into a partnership with Manchester-based technology investment company, Axiomlab to commercialise its intellectual property (IP), in a deal which is a first for the UK tech transfer market.
AT&T, NTT plan W-CDMA services in U.S.
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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.
Hitachi, Mitsubishi sign to merge chip units in Renesas venture
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12/26/2002   Post a comment
Japan's Hitachi Ltd. and Mitsubishi Electric Corp. today (Dec. 26) officially signed a deal to merge their chip operations and announced plans to combine their sales operations.
Hitachi, Mitsubishi form joint chip venture
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12/26/2002   Post a comment
Hitachi and Samsung, two of Japan's largest chip developers, have agreed to merge their Japanese semiconductor operations into a new company called Renesas Technology Corp.
Broadcom purchases Unova patents
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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
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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.
Broadcom acquires wireless patents from Unova
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12/26/2002   Post a comment
Broadcom Corp. here today announced it has acquired about 150 wireless technology patents from supply-chain specialist Unova Inc. of Woodland Hills, Calif., for $24 million.
Arbiter resolves Samsung, InterDigital dispute
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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).
Network Technology predicts U.S upturn but Europe, Asia lag behind
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12/26/2002   Post a comment
UK hardware manufacturer, Network Technology has told the City that it does not expect to make a full recovery in its markets until 2005.
AT&T, NTT plan W-CDMA launch in 4 US markets
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12/26/2002   Post a comment
Building on a partnership agreement announced in 2000, AT&T Wireless and NTT DoCoMo announced plans for the initial rollout of wideband CDMA (W-CDMA) technology in four US markets.
40-Gbit CRC-32 core
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12/26/2002   Post a comment
A CRC-32 intellectual property (IP) core has been unleashed for 40-Gbit designs.
128-kbit two-wire EEPROM
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12/26/2002   Post a comment
The IS24C128 is a 128-kbit EEPROM that operates at frequencies up to 400 MHz and runs.
Hynix creditors to vote on restructure Dec. 30, says report
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12/26/2002   Post a comment
Creditors of South Korea's Hynix Semiconductor Inc. are set to meet on Monday December 30, 2002, to vote on restructuring measures proposed by the main lender, Korea Exchange Bank, according to a Dow Jones Business News report today (December 26, 2002).
SiS and UMC settle dispute, says report
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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
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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.
Intel faces another Via suit in Taiwan, says report
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12/25/2002   Post a comment
TAIPEI, Taiwan --- Processor and chipset builder Via Technologies Inc. filed a further complaint against Intel Corp. with Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission on December 24, 2002, according to a report in Taiwan's TaDigitimes.
Former UK defense unit offers floating-point unit for FPGAs
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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
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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
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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.
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