Bakslag för Telia i länsrätten News & Analysis 2/28/2002 Post a comment Länsrätten avslår Telias begäran om inhibition av Post- och Telestyrelsens, PTS, föreläggande om sänkt samtrafikpris för trafik till Telias GSM-nät.
Vidga diskussionen! News & Analysis 2/28/2002 Post a comment Jag hade knappast kunnat tänka mig att det skulle bli en sådan kalabalik om ersättningen till företagsledare efter det jag skrev i förra numrets inledare. Nej, jag tror inte att det var mina funderingar som startade det hela utan "äran" är helt och hållet Percy Barneviks, men visst känner jag mig lite profetisk.
Chip equipment sales falls 41% in 2001, but market has finally hit bottom News & Analysis 2/27/2002 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- The semiconductor equipment market fell a staggering 41% in terms of worldwide sales in 2001 over 2000, but it appears that the business has finally hit the bottom, according to new figures from the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) trade organization here today.
Worldwide sales of semiconductor equipment totaled $28 billion in 2001, representing a year-over-year decline of 41%, according to SEMI of San Jose.
Fairchild expects quarter to be sequentially flat News & Analysis 2/27/2002 Post a comment SAN FRANCISCO -- Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. today said revenue for the first quarter of 2002 is expected to be flat with the fourth quarter of 2001, with a top executive calling it a positive sign in a quarter typically marked by a seasonal dip.
House approves broadband bill News & Analysis 2/27/2002 Post a comment The House approved controversial broadband legislation on Wednesday(Feb. 27) that would free incumbent phone companies to provide broadband data service without opening the facilities to competitors.
Intel keynote to describe optical research News & Analysis 2/27/2002 Post a comment SAN FRANCISCO -- Intel Corp. on Thursday will describe research work the firm is doing on optical chip-to-chip connections and optical waveguides on chip for when copper interconnect reaches its physical limits.
Intersil flexes muscle in PC power market News & Analysis 2/27/2002 Post a comment Intersil Corp. told press and analysts at IDF that it dominates the market for Pentium voltage regulators. What's more, its Digital Power Architecture would put it deeper into Intel's drawers.
AMD affirms estimate of small loss in Q1 News & Analysis 2/27/2002 Post a comment SUNNYVALE, Calif.--Advanced Micro Devices Inc. continues to forecast revenues in the $900 million range for the first three months of 2002, said Robert Rivet, senior vice president and chief financial officer of AMD.
O'Keefe promises fiscal responsibility for NASA News & Analysis 2/27/2002 Post a comment Sean O'Keefe, the new NASA administrator, told Congress on Wednesday (Feb. 27) that he would get the space agency's fiscal house in order and ensure that programs like the troubled space station are driven by science, not politics.
At IDF, Intel rolls out new initiative and chips to drive notebook PCs News & Analysis 2/27/2002 Post a comment SAN FRANCISCO -- During the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) here today, Intel Corp. announced it will form a new initiative to help propel the development of low-power, high-speed notebook computers and related handheld products.
Executives from Intel also said the company will shortly announce a mobile version of its desktop Pentium 4 microprocessor line, while also disclosing more details about its next-generation notebook chip line, code-named Banias.
Intel offers 'Tidewater' and 'Big Water' reference platforms for developers News & Analysis 2/27/2002 Post a comment SAN FRANCISCO -- During the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) here today, Intel Corp. announced that it is developing two reference design platforms that will help system houses to manufacturer high-speed but low-power PCs.
The two platforms, dubbed Tidewater and Big Water, reportedly will not be marketed under the Intel brand name. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based chip giant will offer the platforms to OEMs in order to help them develop their products more rapidly.
Cell phones and PDAs yield to 'commoditization' News & Analysis 2/27/2002 Post a comment The wireless handset industry is heading for a new era of competition as component suppliers and software vendors rush to intercept the convergence of cell phones and handheld computers.
The trend, according to many in the industry, is likely to result in a rapidly commoditized market where brand is king and much of the technology used to build the next generation of handheld devices becomes interchangeable.
The trend was exemplified by a deal
Intel demos world's first 4-GHz and 90-nm desktop processors at IDF News & Analysis 2/27/2002 Post a comment SAN FRANCISCO -- During the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) here today, Intel Corp. gave a sneak preview of its future desktop microprocessor lines, including a 4-GHz chip as well as a 90-nm (0.090-micron) product called Prescott.
Intel demonstrated the world's first 4-GHz desktop processor, based on its Pentium 4 processor and Netburst architecture. The chip is twice as fast as the company's current Pentium 4 line, which is a 0.13-micron chip that runs at 2.2-GHz.
Startup pitches narrowband wireless approach News & Analysis 2/27/2002 Post a comment As ultrawideband communications gathers steam, Pegasus Data Systems Inc. is pushing an alternative wireless technology called ultranarrowband (UNB) that can increase the data rate performance of mobile networks, the company said. UNB will allow GPRS and other carriers to deliver 3-Mbit/second channels over existing infrastructure designs, Pegasus said.
IMP's profit turnaround continues despite drop in sales News & Analysis 2/27/2002 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- Analog chip maker IMP Inc. here increased its profitability in the last fiscal quarter after staging a dramatic turnaround in 2001. The company this week reported a net profit of $17,000 in the fiscal quarter, ended Dec. 31, compared to a loss of $1.2 million in the period last year.
Initiative to kick-start VDSL deployment News & Analysis 2/27/2002 Post a comment Five of the leading players in providing ICs for DSL applications have teamed on an initiative to create interoperable Discrete Multi-Tone (DMT) based chips that meet the emerging standards for broadband VDSL.
Note och Sanmina i samarbete News & Analysis 2/27/2002 Post a comment Nu skall företagen Note och Sanmina-SCI komplettera sina respektive kompetenser: Sanmina-SCI kan producera i höga volymer mot internationella företag medan Note producerar i mindre serier mot lokala beställare. Det är resultatet av ett avtal mellan företagen. Beställarna av elektronikproduktion får därmed en mjuk övergång allteftersom volymerna växlar.
Japan reins in Taiwan IC ties News & Analysis 2/27/2002 Post a comment Although the partnerships were based on different products, the breakups suggest the Japanese industry's hopes of using Taiwan as a cost reduction base have faded. Hitachi Ltd. said last week that it will soon end a 300mm-wafer fab joint venture with Taiwan's United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) to provide foundry services on the grounds that the economic slowdown has eroded prices and slashed demand.
Mattson to sell AG Associates RTP tool line to Metron News & Analysis 2/27/2002 Post a comment FREMONT, Calif. -- In a move to spin off mature chip-fabrication tools, Mattson Technology Inc. today announced it will sell its AG Associates rapid thermal processing (RTP) product line to Metron Technology N.V., a supplier of wafer fab support and maintenance services based in Burlingame, Calif.
Intel works toward ramp of 90-nm process in 2003 News & Analysis 2/27/2002 Post a comment SAN FRANCISCO -- In a move to keep up in the IC technology race, Intel Corp. plans to soon announce its 90-nm (0.09-micron) process for use in high-speed microprocessors, flash memories, and other chips, said company executives at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) here.
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