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Startup offers simulator for giant parallel processor
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Pact Corp. (Munich, Germany), developer of a giant chip that includes 128 proprietary 32-bit processor cores but measures 2 centimeters on a side, will offer a $20,000 simulator for its parallel-processing architecture.
SOI wafer supplier Ibis lays off 14% of workforce
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DANVERS, Mass--Silicon-on-insulator wafer supplier Ibis Technology Corp. today announced it was laying off 14% of its workers, cutting executive salaries, and reducing overall spending in response to the chip industry's downturn.
Microsoft sets sights on future displays
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It's high time displays started adapting to application architectures, not the other way around, says Gary Starkweather, an architect at the small, two-year-old Hardware Devices Group of Microsoft Research (Redmond, Wash.).
Intel sets up flash program in Taiwan
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- In a move to capitalize on the new manufacturing model in cellular phones, Intel Corp. has established a supply-chain program for its flash memory customers in Taiwan. But the program is also aimed at keeping its flash chip competitors at bay in Taiwan, most notably Advanced Micro Devices Inc., according to analysts.
Intel sets up flash-memory supply program with Taiwan's cell-phone makers
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- In a move to capitalize on the new manufacturing model in cellular phones, Intel Corp. has established a supply-chain program for its flash memory customers in Taiwan. But the program is also aimed at keeping its flash chip competitors at bay in Taiwan, most notably Advanced Micro Devices Inc., according to analysts.
Altera expects sales to sequentially drop 25% in Q2
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SAN JOSE -- Altera Corp. here today cut its forecast for second-quarter revenues, warning that sales will drop 25% from $287.4 million in Q1.
IDT projects 44% quarterly decline in revenues
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Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; today announced during its regular mid-quarter investor teleconference that it has reduced its revenue and earnings outlook for the quarter ending July 1, 2001.
AMCC and Plexus enter into reference design pact
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Applied Micro Circuits Corp., San Diego, and Plexus Corp., Neenah, Wisc., announced today that they have entered into a strategic design partnership.
Altera now expects revenue decline of 25%
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Altera Corp. today reduced its revenue guidance for the second quarter ending June 30, saying it now expects that revenues in quarter are likely to decline in the range of 25% from first quarter revenues of $287.4 million compared with earlier guidance for a 20% sequential decline.
Chip equipment trade groups merge, creating new SEMI North America division
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AUSTIN, Tex. -- A U.S. industry group, previous called SEMI/Sematech, has merged with the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) trade group.
Velio crosspoint switch integrates 140 serdes
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Velio Communications Inc. will announce a crosspoint switch next week that puts 140 serializer/deserializers onto a single chip — a level of integration that the company calls unprecedented.
Aspex repositions as broadband, 3G chip supplier
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Aspex Technology Ltd. — a startup fabless semiconductor company pioneering a form of single-instruction, multiple data parallel processing known as associative string processing — has decided to restrict its efforts to wired broadband and third-generation (3G) wireless applications.
Cypress acquires USB chip supplier for $22M
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Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has strengthened its USB hand with the acquisition of ScanLogic Corp., a supplier of USB chips, in a $22 million cash deal.
Iwill rolls out world's fastest board based on Intel's Xeon processors
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IRVINE, Calif. -- Iwill Corp. is sampling what the company calls the world's fastest dual-processor motherboard for workstations based on Intel Corp.'s Xeon microprocessor line. The DX400-SN features support for symmetric multi-processing, enabling the board to handle two Xeon processors running from 1.4- to 1.7-GHz. The board is designed for workstations and entry-level servers, said Sherman Teng, business development manager for Iwill in Irvine.
KLA-Tencor taps third-party tests for compatibility to 300-mm standards
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WILLISTON, Vt. -- CCS Technology Inc. here announced it will supply communications testing capability to KLA-Tencor Corp., which will use the technology to ensure that new equipment interfaces comply with plug-and-play interface standards.
Celestica acquires Czech-based firm
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Expanding its manufacturing presence in Central Europe, Celestica Inc. said today it will acquire a Czech Republic-based technology company that specializes in serving the communications, automotive and defense industries.
Hyperchip switch supports petabit speeds
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After more than two years of development, Hyperchip Inc. is ready to demonstrate the first core switch able to handle speeds exceeding 1 petabit/second, the company said.
Via, Acreo to establish wireless design center in Sweden
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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan's Via Technologies Inc. and a Swedish microelectronics institute called Acreo AB today announced they will establish a new design center for wireless applications in Lund, Sweden. The center will focus on the development on radio-frequency (RF) and mixed-signal device technologies. It will enable Via to add wireless capabilities to its product portfolio, said Wenchi Chen, president and chief executive of Via, based of Taipei.
Taiwan EMS firm lands China contract
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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Legend Holdings Ltd., the biggest PC company in China, will raise its notebook PCs procurement from Taiwan's First International Computer Inc.
Fujitsu, Infineon add app-specific DRAMs
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Fujitsu Microelectronics Inc. and Infineon Technologies NA Corp. will roll out two new application-specific DRAMs later this year, adding to the list of specialty memory parts each company is now separately gearing up to produce.
Closer Look: Get ready for 4G wireless
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What? Wireless telecom leaders in Asia are beating the drums about fourth generation (4G) cellular networks when we can't even get 3G systems off the ground yet? There seems to be a timing mismatch, but you can credit the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) for this. Right now, the vaunted global third generation (3G) wireless phone launch is sputtering.
Agere sues Proxim in growing patent fight over wireless LAN technology
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ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- Agere Systems Inc. today announced it was suing Proxim Inc. for patent infringement in a growing legal fight over technology rights in high-speed wireless local area networks.
Chip makers keep 3G in their sights
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Ericsson execs reaffirm commitment to 3G
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Rattled by tight capital markets and sluggish sales of mobile handsets and infrastructure equipment, LM Ericsson flew its executives to New York last week to reassure analysts and the media of its commitment to developing leading-edge 3G basestations and handsets while cutting corporate costs to the tune of $3.5bn
Cirrus to integrate Silicon Wave's Bluetooth technology in processors
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Silicon Wave Inc has announced it has licensed Bluetooth wireless connectivity technology to Cirrus Logic Inc, which plans to integrate the function into its Maverick microprocessors for consumer products, such as Internet audio players, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and electronic books
Canada gears up for system-on-chip research
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Hoping to push Canada into the forefront of system-on-chip (SoC) design, Canadian Microelectronics Corp (CMC) will launch the SoC Research Network at a workshop June 8
Cambia links CDMA wireless phones to the Net
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Cambia Networks, a maker of wireless data networking equipment for mobile service providers, has announced its third-generation (3G) play in the form of the first-ever open-platform CDMA packet data system for bridging mobile devices to the Internet
PHS MEMS completes third round funding
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PHS MEMS has announced it has raised over 31m euros ($26.3m) in a third funding round
STMicro to close Ottawa fab, cut capital spending to $1.5 billion
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GENEVA--STMicroelectronics today announced it was cutting its capital spending plans to $1.5 billion from a previous budget of $1.9 billion this year and closing down its production wafer fab in Ottawa in response to the semiconductor downturn.
Ansoft announces year-end results
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Ansoft has announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended April 30, 2001
Trident-Acer chipset targets PIII
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Philips Semi, Cadence's Tality unit team up in Bluetooth solutions
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EINDHOVEN, the Netherlands -- Philips Semiconductors here today announced a strategic partnership with the design services subsidiary of Cadence Design Systems Inc. to provide complete embedded solutions for wireless connections using Bluetooth radio-frequency links.
Private GW is bought by Asyst
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GW Associates, a 25-year-old privately-held company which develops software connecting fab equipment, has been bought by fab automation firm Asyst Technologies.
SigmaRAM group to roll out memory roadmap, first products for fast networks
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SAN JOSE -- Attempting to play catch up in the market, the SigmaRAM Consortium next month will finally unveil its roadmap and first wave of SRAM products for high-performance networking applications.
Lucent ville inte
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Det blev ingen affär mellan Alcatel och Lucent.
Bell engineers: calm amid Lucent's storm
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Life at Lucent Technologies Inc. has been anything but settled in the past year, with losses, layoffs and talk of a corporate takeover. Even at fabled Bell Labs, which was fairly isolated from its parents' woes, many of the staff broke old ties when spinouts Avaya and Agere were formed.
Corrent to unveil next-generation security processor next month
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TEMPE, Ariz. -- Look for Corrent Corp. next month to roll out its first product--a high-end security processor for next-generation networking applications.
Wireless handsets on pace for 500 million units in 2001, says cautious Dataquest
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SAN JOSE--Worldwide mobile phone sales to end users reached 96.7 million units in the first quarter of 2001, keeping the wireless handset market on pace to reach as many as 500 million units this year, said Dataquest Inc. today.
Component shortage could hit as fast as glut
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Patrick Frizoni, European president of specialist passives distributor TTI, has warned that components supply could shift as quickly back to allocation as it moved into excess inventories at the end of last year.
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