ARM extends Java deal for wireless with J2ME licence News & Analysis 6/29/2001 Post a comment ARM Holdings has taken out a licence for the J2ME technology from Sun Microsystems in a move that will see the companies look at adapting Java further for "the segments that ARM serves", according to Reynette Au, ARM's vice-president of corporate marketing.
WAP med inbyggd säkerhet News & Analysis 6/29/2001 Post a comment AU-System kan enligt ett licensavtal integrera Diversinets PKI-lösning i sin WAP-browser vilket möjliggör säkrare mobila transaktioner.
Helms keeps eye on the ball at Sematech News & Analysis 6/28/2001 Post a comment Managing Sematech's many projects while staying in close touch with the 13 member companies and the myriad firms that develop the equipment and materials they use means plenty of field work for new chief Bob Helms.
Aetrium expects sales to fall 46% from prior quarter News & Analysis 6/28/2001 Post a comment ST. PAUL, Minn.--Aetrium Inc. here today said it expects to post a loss and a 46% sequential decline in revenues to $4.3 million in the second quarter compared to $8.0 million in Q1. The supplier of test and chip-assembly systems had been forecasting sales of $6.0 million in the quarter, ending June 30.
SiS changes tack for next round of graphics battle News & Analysis 6/28/2001 Post a comment Core logic maker Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. is girding for another run at the cutthroat market for discrete graphics chips, where it hopes to carve out space by offering lower-priced add-in cards than competing products with similar performance. The company is also shifting from its strategy of integrating core logic and graphics functions in a system-on-chip and is moving instead to develop a two-chip discrete solution.
Agere gets Sirius about satellite radio design News & Analysis 6/28/2001 Post a comment When Agere Systems unveiled a satellite digital radio chip set recently, the company's onetime Lucent engineers put on display not only their technical ingenuity but also the complexities implicit in this new broadcasting architecture.
Casio aims for auto market with PDA
News & Analysis 6/28/2001 Post a comment Casio Inc. this week rolled out a personal digital assistant (PDA) aimed at business professionals and automotive telematics users, strengthening its position in the mobile computing market.
Group preps protocols for 1394-based 'hybrid' storage News & Analysis 6/28/2001 Post a comment A National Committee on Information Technology Standards (NCITS) working group is pursuing a new protocol standard for the IEEE 1394 bus in a bid to enable 1394-based "hybrid" storage devices that could efficiently handle both computer data and audio/video streams.
MIT to build media lab in India News & Analysis 6/28/2001 Post a comment India will be home to Asia's first media laboratory under terms of a deal between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)and India's Ministry of Information Technology.
Lucent narrows chip and logistics vendor base to reduce costs News & Analysis 6/28/2001 Post a comment MURRAY HILL, N.J. -- In its latest move to cut costs, troubled Lucent Technologies Inc. here moved to narrow its supplier base by announcing strategic agreements with nine chip makers and global logistics providers.
Lucent has signed supplier agreements with a total of six chip makers, including Agere Systems, Cypress Semiconductor, Integrated Device Technology, Motorola, PMC-Sierra and Xilinx.
Canada's West Bay Semi rolls out its first chip product for optical networks News & Analysis 6/28/2001 Post a comment VANCOUVER -- Communications-chip startup West Bay Semiconductor Inc. here today rolled out its first product--the industry's first 16-port 155-megabits-per-second, channelized framing device for optical networks.
West Bay--a two-year-old, fabless design house started by former members of PMC-Sierra Inc.--said the new WB1501 chip will lower the costs of networking-equipment based on SONET/SDH and other protocols.
Communications IC market to drop 15.1% in 2001, but wireline will fall faster and last to recover News & Analysis 6/28/2001 Post a comment SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.-- Chip consumption in the communications market is projected to fall by 15.1% in 2001 over last year, according to a new report from the In-Stat Group here today. But given the financial reports from various chip makers this week, the communications IC market may be falling at even faster--and unprecedented--rates.
Wireline-chip makers have been especially hard hit in the market. These once-high-flying suppliers began to see a slowdown in orders late last year, but they insist