Mentor debt sale may fuel acquisitions News & Analysis 7/31/2003 Post a comment A move by Mentor Graphics Corp. to sell $100 million in debentures may be a precursor to one or more coming acquisitions, according to both outside sources and Mentor's own announcement.
2mm backplane connectors try to climb out of telecom rubble News & Analysis 7/31/2003 Post a comment A marked decline in demand for telecommunications equipment has caused a similar reduction in demand for 2mm backplane connectors the past two years, but this connector sector is expected to slowly recover as prices stabilize and suppliers develop higher-performance devices.
Foundry Watch: GCS becomes 'virtual' opto foundry News & Analysis 7/31/2003 Post a comment In the mid- to late-1990s, a handful of startups emerged and entered into the pure-play gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundry business.
One of those hopefuls included Global Communication Semiconductors Inc. (GCS) of Torrance. Like its rivals, GCS hoped to offer GaAs foundry services for OEMs and chip makers. In the late 1990s, the company opened a 4-inch compound semiconductor fab for foundry services.
BTG, Semiconductor Insights form IC partnership News & Analysis 7/31/2003 Post a comment BTG plc, a licensor of third-party intellectual property formerly known as the British Technology Group, said Thursday (July 31, 2003) it would formalize a partnership with Semiconductor Insights Inc., a Canadian engineering consultancy that analyzes integrated circuits, devices structures and patent portfolios.
Tellium, Zhone agree to merge in all-stock deal News & Analysis 7/31/2003 Post a comment Optical-switch provider Tellium Inc. (Oceanport, N.J.) and access gear maker Zhone Technologies Inc. plan to merge in an all-stock transaction that will leave privately held Zhone (Oakland, Calif.) holding 60 percent of the merged company's equity.
SoC vendor woos military markets News & Analysis 7/31/2003 Post a comment Scores of system-on-chip companies have been scrambling in recent years to deliver the value of integration to OEMs in the consumer and communications sectors.
Loss-making Tokyo Electron to cut jobs, says report News & Analysis 7/31/2003 Post a comment Tokyo Electron Ltd. (TEL), world's second largest vendor of chip-making equipment, said Thursday (July 30, 2003) it would cut 10 percent of its workforce to about 9,000 people by March 2004 and curb capital investment and R&D spending, according to a Reuters report.
Test: the next big SoC challenge News & Analysis 7/31/2003 Post a comment With system-on-chip design productivity partially resolved by using external intellectual property (IP) and improved EDA, design verification and test have emerged as the new SoC bottlenecks.
Oki puts loss from quake at $25 million News & Analysis 7/31/2003 Post a comment Oki Electric Industry Co. Ltd. expects an "extraordinary loss" of roughly $25 million at its Miyagi Oki Electric Co. Ltd. subsidiary as a result of the earthquakes that rocked northern Japan late last month.
SoC interfaces going 'soft' News & Analysis 7/31/2003 Post a comment Somewhere lost in the shadows of computer prehistory lies a huge cognitive leap. We will never know whether it first came in the applications engineering department of an established computer company, in a cluttered research lab where open windows supplied just enough breeze to cool a refrigerator-sized minicomputer, or on the workbench of an engineer puzzling through the data sheet for a newfangled microprocessor chip.
TI élargit sa gamme de jeux de puces pour réseaux locaux sans fil après l'acquisition de Radia News & Analysis 7/31/2003 Post a comment Prouvant que le secteur des réseaux locaux sans fil doit disposer de ses propres jeux de puces, Texas Instruments a passé un accord mercredi 30 juillet concernant l'acquisition du jeune développeur de composants RF Radia Communications (Sunnyvale, Californie). Grâce à cette man?uvre, le célèbre développeur de processeurs de signaux numériques peut désormais offrir une solution complète de jeux de puces RF à bande de base pour des clients de réseaux locaux sans fil 802.11a, b et g. Depuis plusieu
Les puces élucident les mystères de la vision News & Analysis 7/31/2003 Post a comment Rendre la vue aux aveugles va au-delà de la prophétie biblique depuis que les chercheurs du monde entier s'attaquent de front au problème. Plusieurs chercheurs ont récemment présenté des prototypes de rétine artificielle à la Conférence Internationale sur les réseaux neuronaux. Ils rapprochent de la réalité les applications humaines de vision mécanique.
Cypress to withdraw from PLD business News & Analysis 7/31/2003 Post a comment Cypress Semiconductor Wednesday (July 30)confirmed that it is phasing out its programmable logic business, saying that it makes little sense to fight with a handful of chip companies that focus exclusively on PLDs.
Transmeta takes stake in Chinese Linux JV News & Analysis 7/31/2003 Post a comment Processor and software developer Transmeta Corp. is joining with two Hong Kong based companies to form a joint venture to develop and sell the Midori Linux operating system together with embedded and portable computing equipment into the greater China market.
Bookham va fermer son installation ASOC de Milton. 180 emplois vont disparaître News & Analysis 7/31/2003 Post a comment Le groupe de composants et de modules optiques Bookham Technology plc va cesser le développement et la production de sa technologie ASOC et fermer son installation de R&D et fabrication de Milton, entraînant la suppression de 160 à 180 emplois. La société a aussi annoncé qu'elle allait réaffecter et réduire ses dépenses de R&D en prévision d'une croissance ralentie. Dans son ensemble, cette restructuration va réduire l'érosion du capital et son seuil de rentabilité d'encaisse à un chiffre compri
Illuminated mini toggle switches fit varied apps Product News 7/31/2003 Post a comment The illuminated ultraminiature toggle switches in NKK Switches' G series stand 0.276 inch tall and measure 0.276 x 0.177 inch for use in applications ranging from video cameras, audio/broadcast equipment and electric guitars to medical gear.
Centralized wireless LAN interface proposed News & Analysis 7/31/2003 Post a comment A multivendor consortium, led by NTT DoCoMo and Airespace, has put before the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) a proposal for a standardized interface between wireless LAN access points and switches in centralized WLAN architectures.
Bus switch families News & Analysis 7/31/2003 Post a comment The CB3T, CB3Q, and CBT-C bus switch families handle interfacing, interleaving, isolation, and signal gating in datacom, networking, and portable comm. designs.
TI acquires RF chip maker Radia News & Analysis 7/31/2003 Post a comment DALLAS -- Texas Instruments Inc. said it has acquired Radia Communications Inc., a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based chip maker that specializes in radio frequency (RF) design.
Antenova directs its antennas two ways News & Analysis 7/31/2003 Post a comment Antenna developers Antenova (Cambridge, England) and Galtronics (Tiberias, Israel), have joined forces to speed the development and marketing of Antenova's High Dielectric Antenna (HDA) technology into the mobile handset and laptop/adapter market. Separately Antenova has joined a team to examine the prospects for MIMO antenna arrays for handheld devices and laptops as part of a UK government funded project to increase spectrum efficiency.
Strand säljer ut News & Analysis 7/31/2003 Post a comment Strand Interconnect AB, som trädde i frivillig likvidation den 1 Juli 2003 efter ett enhälligt beslut på extra bolagsstämma, har börjat föra inledande diskussioner om försäljning av egendom, såväl maskiner som patent och process.
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Teliasonera andra kvartalet News & Analysis 7/31/2003 Post a comment Teliasoneras försäljning under andra kvartalet uppgick till 20 275 miljoner kronor, alltså ungefär det samma som under andra kvartalet i fjol då försäljningen nådde 20.290 miljoner.
IC-test outsourcing market set to double by '05 News & Analysis 7/31/2003 Post a comment After years of select resistance and flat growth in the marketplace, the IC-test outsourcing business is expected to gain traction and double in sales by 2005, according to the top U.S. executive for Taiwanese chip-packaging and test giant Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE).
TI to buy Radia to complete WLAN chip set offering News & Analysis 7/31/2003 Post a comment Proving that the wireless LAN (WLAN) sector will be a complete chipset business going forward, Texas Instruments has struck an accord late today (July 30) to acquire startup RF component developer Radia Communications (Sunnyvale, Calif. ).
Cypress phasing out PLD business News & Analysis 7/31/2003 Post a comment Cypress Semiconductor Wednewsday (July 30) confirmed that it is phasing out its programmable logic business, saying that it makes little sense to fight with a handful of chip companies that focus exclusively on PLDs.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
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