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Motorola rolls out RF device for multi-band handsets
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SAN JOSE -- At the Embedded Systems Conference here this week, Motorola Inc. expanded its efforts in the merchant cellular-phone chip business by rolling out a new radio-frequency (RF) device for multi-band handsets. Built around a high-speed BiCMOS process, the new MC13760 is an intermediate frequency (IF) chip designed for handsets, based on several analog and digital standards.
MSL turns to 3Com for support
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Motorola sues Ruiz for recruiting executives to AMD
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SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Motorola Inc. here on Thursday (Sept. 28) announced a lawsuit against the former president of its semiconductor business, Hector de J. Ruiz, alleging that he has broken a contract by recruiting Motorola chip executives to join Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Samsung applies DDR format to speed up 128-Mbit graphics DRAM
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SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. here today claimed to be the first chip maker to develop a 128-megabit double data rate (DDR) SDRAM for graphics memory applications. The memory supports three-dimensional images and video storage using the DDR memory format, achieving data rates of 500 Mbits per second, according to Samsung.
Technology a mother can love
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Telephone line isolators are probably some of the least glamorous products in the communications industry. But with PC makers under cost pressure to reduce component counts, these devices can be incredible moneymakers. Steve Ohr reports.
Motorola sues ex-president Hector Ruiz
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Motorola has filed suit against Hector Ruiz, who was president of Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector until he departed suddenly last January to take the president's job at Advanced Micro Devices. Motorola charges that Ruiz has violated an agreement not to recruit Motorola executives for positions within AMD.
Whither the FCC under Gore, Bush?
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What will happen to the Federal Communications Commission if Gore is elected president? Or Bush? That's what participants at a recent conference were wondering recently, as they sketched out contrasting scenarios of future regulatory actions and discussed how the 2000 elections might recast the U.S. regulatory and political landscape.
EBI soft; worries continue
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Sun UltraSPARC III Debuts in Next-Generation Workstation and Server
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New York - September 27, 2000 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. said that it has begun volume shipments of its second-generation 64-bit microprocessor, the UltraSPARC III chip. The cornerstone of Sun's next-generation network computing architecture, the UltraSPARC III microprocessor is designed to meet the demands of the "Net Effect."
Samsung unit eyes SoC niche
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Aptix Ships SOC Design Mapping Tool
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San Jose, CA - September 27, 2000 - Aptix Corp. announced shipment of an interactive emulation software environment enabling creation of prototypes for system-on-a-chip (SOC) devices directly from RTL designs.
IBM places big bet on Huawei
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Hitachi Semi looks to Nu Horizons
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ON adds All American to roster
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Altera APEX PLDs Selected for Cisco Systems' ADSL WAN Interface Card
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San Jose, CA - September 27, 2000 - Altera Corp. announced that Altera APEX PLDs have been chosen to provide the core functionality for Cisco's new ADSL WAN Interface Card (WIC) for 1700, 2600, and 3600 series routers.
Micro Control nurtures twins
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Credence Announces New MVNA Benchtop Test System for RF Devices
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Fremont, CA - September 26, 2000 - Credence Systems Corp., a manufacturer of automatic test equipment (ATE) for the semiconductor industry, announced the MI 4115A MVNA (Modulated Vector Network Analyzer), a benchtop test system to use real-world signals with vector error correction for test of next-generation RF devices, including third-generation (3G) wireless and Bluetooth ICs.
Kent boosts online services
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Nance guides Sun toward global ERP
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Agilent: New SOC Tester Starts at $1,500 per Pin
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Palo Alto, CA - September 27, 2000--Agilent Technologies, Inc. introduced a new model into its 93000 SOC Series Test System family, featuring full compatibility with the existing SOC test series at the price of $1,500 per pin.
Motorola sues former chip boss Ruiz for recruiting executives
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SCHAUMBURG, Ill.-- Motorola Inc. today announced a lawsuit against the former president of its semiconductor business, Hector de J. Ruiz, alleging that he has broken a contract by recruiting Motorola chip executives to join Advanced Micro Devices Inc. Last January, Ruiz surprised the industry and Motorola by deciding to join AMD as president and chief operating officer.
300-mm fabs could be bad news for current boom cycle, warns analyst
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SAN JOSE -- At the annual awards dinner here hosted by the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) trade group, analyst John Pitzer of Credit Suisse First Boston Corp. said capital spending next year will continue to be strong, but the transition to larger 300-mm wafers could dump too many semiconductors on the market.
Lexra, LSI Logic cores combine RISC and DSP functions
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LSI Logic Corp. and Lexra Inc. have separately introduced synthesized processor cores with enhanced DSP functions. LSI Logic is touting the best-in-class performance of its core, while Lexra is promoting its core's reduced power consumption.
NEC-Hitachi DRAM venture renames itself 'Elpida'
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TOKYO — The DRAM joint venture between NEC Corp. and Hitachi Ltd. today branded itself as Elpida Memory Inc. The two Japanese chip giants also announced that the joint venture has completed development of its first product using 0.13-micron design rules to create a 256-megabit memory in half the die size of today's 0.18-micron DRAMs.
Matsushita forms PDP venture with Toray
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To boost its plasma display panel (PDP) operations, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. has formed a joint venture with Toray Industries Inc. that will begin production in June 2001 with a capacity of 10,000 substrates per month. The joint venture, Matsushita PDP Co. Ltd. (Ibaraki, Osaka), plans to increase its capacity to 30,000 substrates/month by 2002.
Capitol, Philly building on economic base
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In Washington, D.C., Ginanne Italiano of the Greater Washington Board of Trade is helping to marshal a coordinated effort by a cluster of organizations to lure skilled labor to the city and its high-technology suburbs.
Altera APEX PLDs Selected for Cisco Systems' ADSL WAN Interface Card
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San Jose, CA - September 27, 2000 - Altera Corp. announced thatAltera APEX PLDs have been chosen to provide the core functionality forCisco's new ADSL WAN Interface Card ...
Agilent: New SOC Tester Starts at $1,500 per Pin
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Palo Alto, CA - September 27, 2000--AgilentTechnologies, Inc. introduced a new model into its93000 SOC Series Test System family, featuring fullcompatibility with the ...
Credence Announces New MVNA Benchtop Test System for RF Devices
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Fremont, CA - September 26, 2000 - Credence Systems Corp., a manufacturer ofautomatic test equipment (ATE) for the semiconductor industry, announced the MI 4115A MVNA (Modulated ...
Sun UltraSPARC III Debuts in Next-Generation Workstation and Server
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New York - September 27, 2000 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. said that it has begun volume shipments of its second-generation 64-bit microprocessor, the UltraSPARC III chip. ...
Kyma to offer aluminum-nitride wafers for commercial use
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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- Kyma Technologies Inc. here today announced development of aluminum-nitride (AlN) wafers with 2- and 4-inch diameters for optoelectronics, communications, and semiconductor applications.
Audi to adopt TTP for safe auto electronics
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Upmarket carmaker Audi AG will use the Time Triggered Protocol, a safety-critical bus originally developed at the Technical University of Vienna, for data exchange among in-car electronic systems starting with the 2004 or 2005 model year.
LSI Logic says revised PlayStation2 launch won't impact Q3 results
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MILPITAS, Calif. -- LSI Logic Corp. today said Sony Corp.'s plans to limit initial shipments of the PlayStation2 entertainment system due to parts shortages will not negatively impact the company's financial results in the third quarter.
Motorola ships world's first certified Bluetooth PC Card
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SAN JOSE -- At the Embedded Systems Conference here, Motorola Inc. announced that it has it begun shipping the world's first certified Bluetooth-enabled PC Card for the OEM and retail channels.. Motorola's new product, called the Bluetooth PC Card, has been certified by the Bluetooth Qualifications Body (BQB), which ensures that the product meets the 1.0 standard as defined by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (BSIG).
Analog Devices rolls out embedded Internet modem chip
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SAN JOSE -- During the Embedded Systems Conference here today, Analog Devices Inc. introduced a single-chip Internet modem, which the company says is the first device to combine TCP/IP protocol stack and modem functionality.
NEC-Hitachi Memory Venture Renamed Elpida
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Team to ship samples of the 0.13-micron, 256-Mbit DRAM in first quarter of 2001.
Wind River, Intel partner on development support for XScale I/O chip set
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ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Embedded-systems tool supplier Wind River Systems Inc. today announced an agreement with Intel Corp. to support the chip giant's move into data storage, networking, and communications applications, based on the new Intel StrongArm and XScale processor architectures.
Rise discloses more details about its x86 processor strategy
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SAN JOSE -- At the Embedded Systems Conference here, Rise Technology Co. disclosed more details about its plans to compete in the x86-based microprocessor business. The San Jose-based company rolled out the first member of its iDragon System-on-Chip line, an x86-based processor designed for use in set-top boxes, Internet appliances, and related products
NEC-Hitachi Memory Venture Renamed "Elpida"
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Team to ship samples of the 0.13-micron, 256-Mbit DRAM in first quarter of 2001.
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