Opti sells semiconductor business to...Opti News & Analysis 9/30/2002 Post a comment Consumer-chip maker Opti Inc. today sold its semiconductor business to Opti Technologies Inc., an unaffiliated company formed to acquire the semiconductor business, for approximately $700,000 in cash plus future royalties.
Richardson has profit in quarter News & Analysis 9/30/2002 Post a comment Richardson Electronics, Ltd., LaFox, Ill., today reported revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2003, which ended August 31, were $108.6 million, an increase of 3.8% from the
Cirrus Logic lowers Q3 estimates amid downturn News & Analysis 9/30/2002 Post a comment Consumer-chip supplier Cirrus Logic Inc. today announced it estimates revenues for its second fiscal quarter, ended Sept. 28, 2002, to be between $72-to-$73 million, down approximately 4-5% from the first fiscal quarter and from the company's original guidance issued on July 22, 2002.
Solutions proposed for verification crisis News & Analysis 9/30/2002 Post a comment A validation crisis is stalking system-on-chip designs, according to a panel session at the 15th IEEE International ASIC/SoC Conference, though panel participants cited two possible routes toward its resolution.
AMD has DDR400 all to itself for now News & Analysis 9/30/2002 Post a comment It appears that Advanced Micro Devices Inc. will be the sole beneficiary of the first chipsets to support high-speed DDR400 PC memory.
Intel Corp. and third-party vendors said they have no plans -- at least for now --to offer DDR400 chipsets for Intel processors.
Intel invests in organic semiconductor startup News & Analysis 9/30/2002 Post a comment Nanolayers Ltd., a developer of organic semiconductor materials, today announced the closing of a seed round of financing from Intel Capital, Millennium Materials Technology Fund, and Summit Technology.
Nanolayers' ultra-thin film technology claims to be a breakthrough in the field of organic materials and molecular electronics. The Jerusalem-based company is developing organic materials for flat-panel displays, OLEDs, and semiconductor ICs, said Ben-Tzion Spitz, CEO of
Mobile multimedia processor News & Analysis 9/30/2002 Post a comment The SH7300 processor performs video and audio processing in next-generation portable communication designs, such as cell phones and PDAs.
Mattson, Varian collaborate on 65-nm processing News & Analysis 9/30/2002 Post a comment FREMONT, Calif. -- Mattson Technology Inc., a supplier of chip-making process equipment, and Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates Inc., a supplier of ion implantation systems, are to collaborate on the development of process technologies for 90-nanometer and more advanced process nodes.
RF Micro invests and strikes foundry deal with Jazz News & Analysis 9/30/2002 Post a comment GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Looking to expand its chip-manufacturing capabilities, RF Micro Devices Inc. here today announced it will invest $60 million for a minority equity position in Jazz Semiconductor Inc., the silicon-germanium (SiGe) and BiCMOS foundry spin-off of Conexant Systems Inc.
RF Micro and Jazz have also entered into a foundry manufacturing and development arrangement. Under the deal, RF Micro will obtain a guaranteed supply of wafers utilizing Jazz's SiGe, BiCMOS, and radio-frequency (
Halla thinks the next boom will be a hummer News & Analysis 9/30/2002 Post a comment
If Brian Halla could attach neon lights to his new SUV, the flashing message would dare high-tech executives to quit their hand-wringing and show more faith in the industry's ability to renew itself.
And just as the Hummer, the civilian version of the army's HumVee, dwarfs most vehicles on the road, National Semiconductor Corp.'s chief executive believes the battered high-tech sector is on the cusp of another major expansion that could see semiconductor sales more than triple from the record $
CTS cuts 140 more jobs, shifts work to China News & Analysis 9/30/2002 Post a comment Still reeling from softness in its communications end-markets, CTS Corp. is eliminating an additional 140 positions and expects to take a larger-than-expected restructuring charge in its third quarter ending September.
Motorola chip set digitally tweaks analog radio News & Analysis 9/30/2002 Post a comment As satellite digital radio services struggle for survival and terrestrial digital radio broadcasting in the United States faces at least three more months of dead air, Motorola Inc. is going retro, gambling on old-fashioned analog AM/FM.
Mentor Graphics offers speedy support for GDSII replacement News & Analysis 9/30/2002 Post a comment Mentor Graphics Corp. has said it will support a replacement data format for GDSII that it helped to develop, in its Calibre product family and the IC Station tool suite in the first quarter of 2003. Mentor claimed that it has been instrumental in developing the replacement format, which is being introduced today (September 30, 2002).
Synopsys adds logic BIST tool to test solutions News & Analysis 9/30/2002 Post a comment Synopsys Inc. is entering the logic built-in, self test (BIST) market this week with a tool named DFT Compiler SoCBIST, which will reduce both tester time and data volume, the company said. Synopsys joins other EDA vendors that have announced various techniques for test vector compression and expansion, and brings some new ideas to the table.
Amkor completes sale of Anam stake to Dongbu News & Analysis 9/30/2002 Post a comment CHANDLER, Arizona -- Amkor Technology Inc., a provider of contract semiconductor assembly and test services, has completed its sale of 20 million shares in Anam Semiconductor Inc. to Dongbu Group at a price of 5700 Korean Won (about $4.64) per share, for a total consideration of 114 billion Won or about $93 million. As a result, Amkor's ownership interest in Anam reduces from 42% to 22% and it effectively leaves the wafer foundry business.
EMS-företag i miljardklass News & Analysis 9/30/2002 Post a comment Två EMS-företag går nu samman: NOTE-koncernen och Xperi. Det ligger i linjer med Notes planer på att expandera och ger möjlighet att nå en miljard kronor i omsättning.
-- Vi hade att välja mellan att köpa en EMS-tillverkare på nedgång till billigt pris eller att gå samman med ett välmående företag. Vi valde det senare, förklarar Sten Dybeck, koncernchef för Note AB. Därmed kan vi snabbt följa marknaden när den åter tar fart.
Ericsson varslar i Kumla och Gävle News & Analysis 9/30/2002 Post a comment Ericsson fortsätter att varsla personalen. Varslet berör 750 personer i Kumla och 320 personer i Gävle som alla arbetar med att tillverka basstationer. På två år har därmed Kumlafabriken sänkt antalet anställda från 3 200 till 850. I Gävle kommer det efter neddragningen att återstå 1 130 anställda.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.