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Catalina uses FFT chip to gain defense comms edge
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Catalina Research Inc. says that a juiced-up version of its fast Fourier transform chip, Pathfinder-2, can perform an IEEE floating-point operation in 17.7 microseconds, handle polyphasic filtering and packs an advanced signal-filtering capability that's of high interest to the intelligence community for both ground stations and sea- and space-based platforms.
CEO severance cuts Arrow's earnings
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Arrow Electronics Inc. today reported that second quarter net income from continuing operations fell 91%, to $576,000 from $6.3 million in the year ago comparable quarter.
Infineon uses PDF's technology to boost IC yields
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SAN JOSE -- PDF Solutions Inc. here today announced a major alliance with Germany's Infineon Technologies AG in the emerging IC yield arena. Under the terms, Infineon has selected PDF's Design-Based Yield Improvement technology to support its CMOS and embedded flash products at the 0.13-micron technology node.
Hynix clears up missed payment confusion
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Hynix Semiconductor Inc. Tuesday belatedly clarified that its missed payment last week on a $48 million (56 billion won) debenture with Korean Development Bank was due to confusion whether the security was part of last year's $2.3 billion debt-to-equity conversion and $1.1 billion debt writeoff package from major creditors.
NRZ-to-RZ converter
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The 13075RZ non-return-to-zero (NRZ) to return-to-zero (RZ) converter is targeted at Sonet OC-192 long haul and ultra long haul equipment designs.
Sub-600-mW ADC
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Supplied in a 48-pin LFQP, the AD9244 ADC provides 14-b of accuracy at a speed of 65 MSamples/s while consuming 590-mW power.
4x4-mm CDMA PA modules
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Delivering a 4 x 4-mm package, the AWT6112, AWT6113, and AWT6114 power amplifier modules have been unleashed for CDMA handset and PDA designs.
Securing WLAN Links: Part 3
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There's no escaping that WEP is a problem for WLAN designers. In the final part of this series, we'll layout some technology solutions that can help designers enhance security in WLAN systems.
Infineon joins AMD, UMC in nanometer process effort
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Infineon Technologies today joined a codevelopment between chip maker AMD and pure-play foundry UMC for 65nm and 45nm process technology using 300mm wafers.
FEI moves to new site, reports Q2 results
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HILLSBORO, Ore. -- FEI Co. here today announced that it has purchased a new campus in Oregon in an effort to consolidate its local operations into one site. The 27-acre campus includes one building with 68,000-square-feet for offices and another complex with 112,00-square-feet for R&D and manufacturing. The second complex also includes semiconductor clean room space and demonstration labs.
AMD, Fujitsu, Saifun to team up on multi-bit flash
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LONDON, England -- Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is expected to announce tomorrow (Wednesday July 31) that AMD and Fujitsu are to collaborate with Israeli specialist non-volatile technology developer Saifun Semiconductor Ltd. over multibit per cell flash memory technology According to one Internet web site Saifun announced late last week (July 26) that AMD had agreed to settle patent infringement litigation over flash memory technology and that the three companies would work together on future fl
Connector industry showing renewed life
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Orders are picking up, the industry's book-to-bill ratio is positive, and some suppliers are reporting improved earnings and revenue. Wishful thinking, you might ask?
NEC steps up effort to be more nimble
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Coming off a profitable first quarter, NEC Corp. is forging ahead with plans to streamline its corporate make-up and adopt a leaner supply chain in an effort to boost PC sales in Japan.
Old guard dukes it out over NPU market spoils
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It wouldn't be correct to say that the network processor market may evaporate, but it certainly hasn't come close to meeting expectations. Sales last year totaled less than $90 million, well short of the nearly $1 billion that some analysts and suppliers had forecast, and left many once-starry-eyed start-ups gasping for air.
Japanese chipmakers wary about market prospects
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's big chipmakers, some reporting quarterly earnings for the first time, posted strong results for the April-June period but were wary about the rest of the business year to March, spooked by U.S. economic uncertainty.
UMC trims capital spending despite rising sales
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HSINCHU, Taiwan -- United Microelectronics Corp. posted better earnings in the second quarter amid stronger demand for wireless products, but trimmed its 2002 capex plan as the industry prospect looks uncertain. In an effort to develop the most advanced technologies, UMC said that Infineon Technologies AG -- already an IDM customer of UMC's -- has joined itself and Advanced Micro Devices to develop 65 nanometer and 45nm manufacturing platform technologies on 300mm wafers.
Voice, data nets are stable, FCC chief tells Congress
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The nation's voice and data networks are stable despite unprecedented turmoil created by accounting scandals that have rocked the telecommunications industry, Federal Communications Commission chairman Michael Powell assured Congress on Tuesday (July 30).
Europe's 3G ambitions begin to fade
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Sooner or later, one of Europe's network operators that paid billions of dollars for 3G licenses had to admit it did not add up. Now that the Telefonica/Sonera grouping has taken the plunge, how long before others follow?
Mentor Graphics files emulation patent suit against Cadence
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WILSONVILLE, Ore.-- Mentor Graphics Corp. has filed a patent infringement suit against Cadence Design Systems Inc. over hardware emulation. The suit is one of a number of legal disputes that have flared around the topic over several years. . It is Ikos Systems, Mentor's subsidiary, that is suing in the Delaware U.S. district court, alleging that Cadence and its Quickturn subsidiary, infringe U.S. Patent No. 5,847,578, "Programmable Multiplexing Input/Output Port".
UMC cuts spending on 200mm, leaves 300mm alone
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A cautious customer outlook is prompting foundry United Microelectronics Corp. to reel in capital spending targeted at 200mm wafer capacity expansion, bringing its total capex budget down to $1.3 billion instead of the previously forecasted $1.6 billion.
LCDs the bright spot as Hitachi posts profit
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TOKYO -- Hitachi, Ltd. achieved consolidated net sales for the first quarter of its financial year, which ended June 30, of $15.5 billion. This was 4% lower than the same period in the previous year, but Hitachi managed to post an operating income of about $114 million, reversing an operating loss of $91 million recorded in the previous year's first quarter. According to Hitachi the Japanese economy saw an upturn in exports over the period, most notably to the U.S. but sluggishness in privat
AMD, Infineon, UMC tighten R&D alliance
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Chipmakers Advanced Micro Devices and Infineon Technologies AG are drawing closer to foundry United Microelectronics Corp. in a not-so-surprising move intended to tackle process development challenges at the deep sub-micron level, the companies said Tuesday.
MIT offers 10% discount on graduate-level courses to IEEE members
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IEEE Members are now eligible to receive a 10 percent discount on graduate-level courses from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Sales stay low for chip equipment firm Trikon
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NEWPORT, Wales -- Sales revenue for Trikon Technologies Inc. a semiconductor processing equipment company listed in the U.S. but based in Wales, remained stuck at historically low levels in the second quarter of 2002. As a result the company turned in a net loss for the period. Revenues for the quarter were $8.5 million, a decrease of 69% on $27.7 million for the second quarter of 2001 and an increase of 6% on $8.0 million for the first quarter of 2002. Revenues for the six months ended June 30
Gordon Brown launches surprise attack on Irish Corporation Tax
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The Inland Revenue has unveiled a controversial new rule that will force UK-owned subsidiaries based in the Republic to pay the difference between the two countries' different tax rates.
Chip, LCD businesses help Toshiba cut losses
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TOKYO - Toshiba Corp. showed a 2% growth in consolidated sales revenue for the first quarter of its 2003 fiscal year, to $9.9 billion and trimmed its losses to about $157 million from about $279 million in the same quarter a year earlier. The company's large capital item groups in information, communications, infrastrucuture and power saw lower sales. Digital media, PCs, visual products and electronic devices and components saw increased sales, the company said.
Bookham grows but in uncertain times losses remain
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MILTON, England -- Sales at Bookham Technology plc, a maker of optical components for fiber optic communication networks, were $10.9 million in the second quarter, up 27% sequentially from $8.6 million in the first quarter and up 20% on the second quarter of 2001 when the company recorded about $9.0 million. The net loss for the quarter, including one-time charges of $1.4 million $24.8 million, down marginally from $26.0 million in the first quarter 2002 and down markedly from the $68.2 millio
UMC trims capital spend despite good times' return
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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Foundry manufacturer United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) grew its sales revenue and net profits in the second quarter of 2002 but the company still took the opportunity to announce a trimming of its plans for 2002 capital expenditure from US$1.6 billion forecast in the first quarter to $1.3 billion. UMC's sales revenue for the second quarter was $554 million up 52.8% from the first quarter of 2002 and up 23.9% from the $362 million of the same quarter in the previous year. UMC
AMD, Infineon, UMC to develop 65- and 45-nm IC technologies
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HSINCHU, Taiwan -- Advanced Micro Devices Inc., Infineon Technologies AG, and United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) here today announced major plans to collaborate on a "common" 300-mm, chip-manufacturing platform at the 65- and 45-nm technology nodes. The deal is expected to accelerate the development of next-generation ICs and foundry technologies at the 65- (0.065-micron) and 45-nm (0.045-micron) nodes, which are expected to move into production in 2005 and 2007, respectively, according to ana
Samsung launches embedded processor for wireless devices
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Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. is launching a line of embedded ARM-based application processors designed to work with Windows CE .NET version 4.1, the most recent version of Microsoft Corp.'s embedded operating system.
Synopsys merits continuing scrutiny, FTC says
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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has belatedly given the green light to Synopsys Inc.'s already-completed acquisition of Avanti Corp., but three of the five FTC commissioners who voted to approve the purchase expressed concern about the deal. The commissioners warned that the FTC may reopen its investigation if Synopsys attempts to lock customers into a proprietary, monolithic solution.
Infineon, National invest in MediaQ
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- MediaQ Inc., a developer of integrated circuit (IC) solutions for handheld information devices, today announced that it secured $15 million in Series D financing from existing investors and strategic corporate partners. MediaQ will use the working capital to expand its operational infrastructure to meet the challenges of volume growth in sales and production.
Supercomputer project sharpens climate simulations
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A supercomputer collaboration between Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Department of Energy's National Energy Research Supercomputer Center has achieved a new level of climate simulation characterized by high resolution over long periods of time.
EDA startup bets on Rosetta-based tools
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The Rosetta system-level design language is quietly coming to life at Edaptive Computing Inc., a startup here that is rolling out a tool flow based on the emerging language. While Edaptive won't be shipping off-the-shelf tools for another year or so, the company has developed a Rosetta-based methodology and is using it with a number of proprietary tools as part of a services offering.
Benchmark acquires ACT's overseas operations
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Benchmark Electronics, Inc., Angleton, Texas, said today that it has completed the acquisition of ACT Manufacturing Thailand Public Company Limited (Thailand) and ACT Manufacturing UK Ltd. (UK) for $45.2 million.
Infineon, National to invest in MediaQ
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- MediaQ Inc., a developer of integrated circuit (IC) solutions for handheld information devices, today announced that it secured $15 million in Series D financing from existing investors and strategic corporate partners. MediaQ will use the working capital to expand its operational infrastructure to meet the challenges of volume growth in sales and production.
IC spot-market index falls amid MPU, chip set pressures
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SAN JOSE -- VLSI Research Inc.'s spot-market IC pricing index hit 83.9 for the week ended July 21, down 1.1 points from 85 in the previous week. This ended six weeks of widening in the chip-price-performance-index (CPPI) in relation to Moore's Law, from 16.2 to 16, according to the San Jose-based research firm.
Infineon, National invest in MediaQ
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- MediaQ Inc., a developer of integrated circuit (IC) solutions for handheld information devices, today announced that it secured $15 million in Series D financing from existing investors and strategic corporate partners. MediaQ will use the working capital to expand its operational infrastructure to meet the challenges of volume growth in sales and production.
Terayon's sales fall but loss shrinks in second quarter
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Terayon Communication Systems, Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., today reported revenues of $22.4 million for the second quarter of 2002, a decrease of 66% from $65.7 million for the second quarter of 2001.
MEMC reaches break-even point in Q2
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ST. PETERS, Mo. -- MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. today reported sales of $174.3 million for its second quarter ended June 30, up 21.6% from $136.7 million in the first quarter and 10% from $156.9 in the like period a year ago. The company reported net income of $6 million, or $0.09 per basic share, compared to a net loss of $18.1 million, or minus $0.26 per basic share, for the 2002 first quarter. In the like period a year ago, MEMC reported a loss of $355.3 million.
BenQ stakes wireless handset claim
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Taiwan's original design manufacturers (ODMs) are getting a lot of attention these days, but BenQ Inc. appears to be stealing the spotlight in one key sector-cellular handsets.
Hitachi's IC-equipment arm cuts headcount by 10%
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SAN JOSE -- Hitachi High Technologies America (HHTA) here today announced plans to close its assembly operations in San Jose and streamline its life sciences group--a move that will impact 64 employees, or about 10% of its workforce. Employees were notified today of the pending reduction in force. No employees will be laid off for at least 60 days, with the majority not being affected for between 90 and 120 days.
Trident takes tiled path for PC graphics
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Trident Microsystems Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) will try to take a tiled graphics architecture into the PC mainstream this fall in an uphill battle against a growing number of players generally pushing highly parallel architectures.
Amkor to exit foundry arena following Dongbu deal
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CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Amkor Technology Inc. here today said it plans to exit the silicon foundry business as a result of its previously announced deal with South Korea's Dongbu Group. The move would enable Amkor to focus on its core chip-packaging, assembly and test businesses. Earlier this month, Amkor sold 20 million shares worth about $186.5 million in South Korean silicon foundry concern Anam Semiconductor Inc. to another competitor--Dongbu, based in Seoul. As a result, Amkor's ownership inter
Anadigics anticipates sequential drop in revenue
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Anadigics, Inc., Warren, N.J., today reported net sales of $23 million for the second quarter ended June 29, compared with $19.5 million for the first quarter ended March 30.
Amkor moves closer to sale of Anam stake
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Amkor Technology Inc. today announced that is has entered into a shareholders agreement with the Dongbu Group in connection with Amkor's previously-announced purchase agreement with Dongbu to sell 20 million shares of common stock of Anam Semiconductor, Inc. at a price of 5700 Korean Won per share.
Magma to add design-for-test to Blast Chip flow
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Magma Design Automation Inc. is in the process of adding design-for-test (DFT) capabilities to Blast Chip, its RTL-to-GDSII design system.
High tech brand values fall, but Samsung and Dell buck trend.
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Electronics and other related technology companies have seen the values of their brands decline significantly during the current downturn, according to the latest annual ranking from the Interbrand communications group.
ASM International moving up, sees continued improvement
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BILTHOVEN, The Netherlands --- ASM International N.V., a supplier of wafer processing equipment to the chip making industry, said its net sales for the second quarter of 2002 were about $138 million, 40.1% above first quarter 2002 sales and a decline of 8.0% compared to net sales of about $150 million second quarter of 2001. The net loss for the second quarter of 2002 was about $6.3 million. This compares with a profit of $9.1 million made in the same quarter a year earlier. But sequentially AS
Chipmakers regaining equilibrium
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For the first time in more than a year, OEM orders emanating from several sectors appear to be bringing semiconductor supply and demand close to equilibrium as suppliers report fewer order changes and cancellations. The unrelenting problems in the PC and telecom markets notwithstanding, chipmakers are even expressing the first hints of confidence that end-market demand could add a small spark of hope in a year that many are still determined to write off.
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