Rhines keynote spotlights EDA 'discontinuities' News & Analysis 1/31/2001 Post a comment Five "discontinuities" that may lead to explosive EDA growth were highlighted in a keynote speech by Wally Rhines, Mentor Graphics president and chief executive, at this week's DesignCon 2001 conference. What may be most controversial, however, is Rhines' belief that physical synthesis one of the hottest topics in EDA does not represent a discontinuity.
ARM unruffled by cellular slowdown News & Analysis 1/31/2001 Post a comment Strong sales of initial licenses for processor intellectual property (IP) helped ARM Holdings plc (Cambridge, England) record its "largest growth in revenues for the last few years," according to Pete Magowan, ARM's senior vice president of sales and marketing.
Avanti earnings pullback spooks investors News & Analysis 1/31/2001 Post a comment Avanti Corp. stock tumbled nearly 20 percent Wednesday (Jan. 31) after the company abruptly delayed its fourth-quarter 2000 earnings release by two weeks. But the EDA company's reporting delay probably isn't due to a revenue or earnings shortfall, according to an analyst who follows the company.
Maxim's sales up 51.2% News & Analysis 1/31/2001 Post a comment SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Maxim Integrated Products Inc. reported record net revenues of $305.1 million for its fiscal second quarter ended Dec. 30, a 51.2% increase over the $201.7 million reported for the same quarter a year ago.
Net income increased to a record $99.1 million in the second quarter, compared to $64.6 million last year, a 53.3% increase. Diluted earnings per share were $0.31 for the second quarter, a 55.0% increase over the $0.20 reported for the same period a year ago.
Mattson's Q4 profits jump 471%, but orders pushed out in 2001 News & Analysis 1/31/2001 Post a comment FREMONT, Calif. -- Mattson Technology Inc. today reported sales of $62.3 million for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, an 74% increase over $35.8 million in the same period a year ago.
Pro-forma net income was $8.3 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, a 471% increase over $1.5 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, a year ago.
Ando teams with Yokogawa to create stronger test player News & Analysis 1/31/2001 Post a comment In a shakeup that principals said underscores a new willingness in Japan to break business ties to better compete in the global market, Yokogawa Electric Corp. and Ando Electric Co. Ltd. have agreed to combine their measurement and electronic device testing equipment businesses.
Consumer-oriented MEMS market to hit $1.5 billion by 2005, report says News & Analysis 1/31/2001 Post a comment SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) market for consumer electronics products is projected to jump from $200 million in 2000 to more than $1.5 billion in 2005, according to a report released today by Cahners In-Stat Group here.
"MEMS have been used in specialized markets--primarily automotive and medical--for a number of years but are on the cusp of impacting the consumer electronics market in a big way," said Marlene Bourne, senior analyst for In-Stat of Scottsdale, A
Amkor braces for weaker Q1, but expects rebound in 2001 News & Analysis 1/31/2001 Post a comment WEST CHESTER, Pa. -- Amkor Technology Inc. dodged a bullet in the fourth quarter as the chip industry sank into an unexpected downturn. The contract chip manufacturer today reported fourth-quarter revenues of $637 million, a 1.8% sequential drop from $649 million in the third quarter of 2000, but it could have been worse than that if it wasn't for an increase in sales to Amkor's largest customers.
ARM's Q4 sales flat, but company bullish for 2001 News & Analysis 1/31/2001 Post a comment CAMBRIDGE, England -- ARM Holdings plc here today reported sales of $20.3 million (29.8 million) for its fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, up 58% from $12.9 million (18.9 million) in the like period a year ago.
The company also reported flat earnings of $5.95 million (8.75 million) in the period, compared to $5.99 (8.81 million) a year ago. Earnings per fully diluted share increased to $0.13 in the quarter, from $0.8 a year ago. The company was projected to earn $0.03 a share, according to Zacks I
Fed cuts interest rates one-half percent News & Analysis 1/31/2001 Post a comment The Federal Reserve Board today slashed short-term interest rates by half a percentage point, while acknowledged the problem of excess inventory that manufacturers, including electronics OEMs and component suppliers, said savaged their fourth quarter results.
Ericsson launches China 3G research News & Analysis 1/31/2001 Post a comment Swedish cell phone giant Ericsson is supporting a third-generation (3G) wireless effort in China designed to back the China Wireless Telecommunication Standard (CWTS) group.
Zilog reports operating loss and falling revenues News & Analysis 1/31/2001 Post a comment CAMPBELL, Calif. -- One day after announcing its chief executive officer was stepping down, Zilog Inc. today reported net sales of $56 million for the fourth quarter of 2000, as compared to the $65.4 million in Q4 1999. Annual net sales for 2000 were $239.2 million compared with $245.1 million in 1999.
Matsushita commits to Coware's development platform News & Analysis 1/31/2001 Post a comment Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. has signed a three-year contract to use Coware Inc.'s N2C co-design tool as a development platform for system-on-chip (SoC) devices and software for consumer electronics applications. Matsushita is the second major Japanese consumer electronics company, after Sony Corp., to commit to the Coware tool.
Entegris to buy fluid-handling product line from Nisso Engineering News & Analysis 1/31/2001 Post a comment CHASKA, Minn.-- Entegris Inc. today announced it will acquire the fluid-handling product line of Nisso Engineering Co. Ltd. in Tokyo. The purchase will give Entegris NSE's product line of pumps, valves, and fittings as well as the rights to distribution of level sensors and related intellectual property.
China holds huge bargaining chip in hunt for wireless tech News & Analysis 1/31/2001 Post a comment China is dangling entry to its huge wireless market as a bargaining chip to gain access to core code-division multiple-access (CDMA) technologies that will form the basis for next-generation mobile telecommunications services there, a U.S. government report has found.
Diodes sees weak demand for first half News & Analysis 1/31/2001 Post a comment WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. -- Diodes Inc. here today reported sales of $26.1 million for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, an increase of 12.5% compared to $23.2 million in the like period in 1999.
Net income for the same period rose 18.1% to $2.8 million, or $0.31 or share, as compared to $2.4 million, or $0.27 a share, a year ago.
Cabot's market share in CMP slurries hits 75%, says report News & Analysis 1/31/2001 Post a comment AURORA, Ill. -- Cabot Microelectronics Corp. here continues its dominance in wafer-polishing slurry applications for chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) in 2000. The company increased its market share to 75% of worldwide slurry sales, which totaled $284.5 million in 2000, said a new report from The Information Network.
Elcoteq fyrdubblade resultatet och tror på fortsatt tillväxt News & Analysis 1/31/2001 Post a comment Då Elcoteq idag presenterade bokslutet för 2000 framgick att omsättningen ökat från 752,5 miljoner euro till 2,2135 miljarder samt att bruttoresultatet fyrdubblades och uppgick till 66,4 miljoner euro.
Trots förändringarna i affärsförhållandet med Ericsson räknar Elcoteq-ledningen med att omsättningen kommer att öka under 2001 samt att resultatet blir positivt.
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.