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PTT Vision, Electroglas to develop high-speed 3-D wafer inspection systems
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4/30/2002   Post a comment
MINNEAPOLIS -- PPT Vision Inc. here and San Jose-based Electroglas Inc. today announced a partnership to develop high-speed inspection systems for semiconductor manufacturing using three-dimensional scanning technology.
BOC Edwards will acquire Semco to expand wet-processing portfolio
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4/30/2002   Post a comment
WILMINGTON, Mass. -- BOC Edwards today announced an agreement to acquire Semco Corp. of Livermore, Calif., a supplier of systems for liquid chemical blending, delivery, and collection used in wet deposition processes for copper plating and other semiconductor fab applications.
DDi reports greater-than-expected loss
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4/30/2002   Post a comment
DDi Corp. incurred a $5.9 million net loss during the company's first quarter of 2002, which ended in March.
Singapore EMS firm hunts for acquisitions
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4/30/2002   Post a comment
Like a fisherman casting a wide net, Ngit Liong Wong is looking for acquisitions to build Venture Manufacturing Ltd., which some analysts say is essential if the EMS provider is to continue to grow. But companies that are deemed too big, too expensive, or don't offer the advanced design/engineering capabilities that Wong is seeking will not be hauled in. As president and chief executive of Venture, Wong knows the 18-year-old Singapore EMS company, which reported 2001 sales of $1.5 billion, must
Simtek creates 3-V nonvolatile SRAMs with silicon-nitride technology
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4/30/2002   Post a comment
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Simtek Corp. here today announced development of next-generation low-voltage nonvolatile SRAMs for systems requiring high-speed random-access memory performance but 3-volt operation.
EMS provider has better-than-expected earnings
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Manufacturers' Services Ltd. reported a net loss of $7.2 million in the company's first quarter of 2002, ended March 31.
TI, IDT, Hitachi collaborate on small QFN packages for logic devices
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4/30/2002   Post a comment
DALLAS -- The big battle over tiny packages for advanced standard logic devices is expanding. Standard logic allies Texas Instruments Inc., Integrated Devices Inc., and Hitachi Ltd. today introduced quad flat no-lead (QFN) packages with 14, 16 and 20 contacts for gate and octal-bit width devices.
SEZ opens U.S. lab for 300-mm wafer cleaning processes
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4/30/2002   Post a comment
PHOENIX -- Austria's SEZ Group here today officially opened its first U.S. laboratory for development and testing of 300-mm wafer cleaning processes. The 3,000-square-foot lab is currently running three-to-four demos per week, said SEZ.
Creditors may have last word in determining fate of Hynix
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4/30/2002   Post a comment
The decision by the board of directors of Hynix Semiconductor Inc. to reject an acquisition offer by Micron Technology Inc. may be short-lived, according to knowledgable observers.
PRI sales fall 16% from prior quarter, resulting in $7 million net loss
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4/30/2002   Post a comment
BILLERICA, Mass. -- PRI Automation Inc. today reported a 16% sequential drop in revenues to $45.7 million in the company's fiscal second quarter, ended March 31, compared to $54.9 billion in the prior three-month period. The company's revenues were 37% lower than $72.9 million in the same fiscal quarter last year.
Hynix-Micron deal expires with rejection of restructuring plan
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4/30/2002   Post a comment
SEOUL -- The big memory deal is off. Micron Technology Inc.'s preliminary agreement to purchase the memory business of Hynix Semiconductor Inc. expired today with the Korean DRAM maker rejecting a restructuring plan proposed by its creditors.
Rudolph Technologies' revenues rise 13% from prior quarter
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4/29/2002   Post a comment
FLANDERS, N.J.--Metrology supplier Rudolph Technologies Inc. today reported a 13% sequential increase in revenues to $12.0 million in the first quarter compared to $10.7 million in Q4 of 2002. The company posted a net income of $447,000 in the first quarter vs. a net income of $662,000 in Q4.
Year-old Bermai packs all functions for 5-GHz wireless LANs in one chip
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4/29/2002   Post a comment
LAS VEGAS -- In a move that's certain to raise the stakes in wireless local area networks, startup Bermai Inc. plans to formally launch its single-chip solution for 5-GHz wireless LANs at the NetWorld+Interop trade show here this week. The year-old fabless chip company is jumping into a crowded market, claiming to be the first to offer a single "radio chip" for the emerging 802.11a wireless LANs.
Microsoft takes Nvidia to arbitration over pricing of Xbox processors
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Nvidia Corp. today said a dispute between itself and Microsoft Corp. over pricing of processor chip sets used in Xbox video game consoles has been taken to binding arbitration.
Nvidia hikes revenue and earnings estimate, names interim CFO
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. --Nvidia Corp. today announced it expects revenues to sequentially increase 14-to-16% to a record $570-to-$580 million in the company's fiscal first quarter, ended April 28 (Saturday), compared to $499.9 million in the prior quarter.
Atmel claims $20 million verdict against SST in patent suit; appeal planned
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4/29/2002   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Atmel Corp. today announced a jury has awarded the company almost $20 million in a patent infringement suit against Silicon Storage Technologies Inc.
Signs emerge of comeback for flash memory
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4/29/2002   Post a comment
Speculation among analysts and suppliers that the flash memory market will rebound in the latter half of this year has sent some buyers to the negotiating table to update contracts and lock in prices.
UMC to double capital spending from earlier plans
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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- United Microelectronics Corp. posted a drop in its first-quarter earnings, but said it's planning to double 2002 capex spending as the semiconductor market gathers steam.
MIPS Technologies aims new 32-bit core at multi-CPU chip designs
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SAN JOSE--At the Embedded Processor Forum here today, MIPS Technologies Inc. today announced a new 32-bit synthesizable RISC core, designed to optimize system-on-chip (SoC) designs implemented with multiple central processing units on chip.
Fairchild rolls out MicroPak as next-generation logic package
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4/29/2002   Post a comment
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine--Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. today released 50 standard logic functions in its new MicroPak chip-scale package, which is 65% smaller than widely used SC70 packages, according to the company. Fairchild said the MicroPak is its next-generation package for a wide range of logic and switch functions.
NetLogic rolls out 'glue-less' CAMs for AMCC's net processors
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4/29/2002   Post a comment
MOUNTAIN VEIW, Calif. -- In a move to lower the cost of communications equipment, NetLogic Microsystems Inc. here today announced the world's first "glue-less" search engines, based on the company's ternary content addressable memory (CAM) technology.
UMC doubles capital spending to $1.6 billion in 2002, posts net income in Q1
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TAIPEI, Taiwan--United Microelectronics Corp. today reported a 12.8% sequential decline in net sales to NT$12.16 billion ($349 million) compared to revenues in Q4 of 2001, but the world's second largest silicon foundry company posted its first net income in three quarter.
Sharp to build plant to make LCDs for portable devices
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4/26/2002   Post a comment
Sharp Corp. will build a new plant in Mie Prefecture in western Japan to build next-generation small LCDs for mobile phones, PDAs, digital cameras, and other portable devices.
STMicro tailors 4-Mbit flash for DSPs with programmable logic, multifunction I/Os
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4/26/2002   Post a comment
GENEVA--STMicroelectronics today rolled out a new 4-megabit flash memory designed specifically to support digital signal processors from Analog Devices Inc. with on-chip programmable logic.
Fate of Hynix-Micron deal unclear as deadline looms
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4/26/2002   Post a comment
Although a deadline has been set for Hynix Semiconductor Inc.'s creditors to decide on whether to sell the South Korean chipmaker's DRAM assets to Micron Technology Inc., a deal between the two companies remains tentative. The Hynix Creditors Council on Tuesday is scheduled to vote on the nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MOU) reached with Micron this week to acquire Hynix's six memory fabs. But it isn't clear what will happen if Hynix's creditors don't agree to a deal by the end of the
Bel Fuse has loss but expects improvement
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4/26/2002   Post a comment
Bel Fuse Inc. reported a net loss for the first quarter ended March 31 of $1.8 million, or 17 cents per diluted share, on sales of $16.5 million.
Macronix has loss but predicts rebound
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4/26/2002   Post a comment
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Macronix International Co. posted losses in the first quarter as shipments to OEM customers fell and product prices plunged, but it gave upbeat guidance for the rest of 2002.
IR's space-grade wafer fab capacity expands in Italy with U.S. certification
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4/26/2002   Post a comment
TORINO, Italy -- International Rectifier Corp. announced its wafer fabrication plant here, southeast of Milano, has become the company's fifth production fab to be receive JANS certification from the U.S. Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC) for high-reliability space- and military-grade Schottky diodes and fast recovery epitaxial diodes, know as "FREDs."
Boxer Cross refutes Therma-Wave suit in fight over ion-implant monitoring patent
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4/26/2002   Post a comment
MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Boxer Cross Inc. here has refuted Therma-Wave Inc.'s charge of patent infringement related to a U.S. lawsuit filed against the Menlo Park company in an attempt to stop the sale and shipment of optical transistor junction-depth measurement systems.
IR reports largest sequential orders increase in seven quarters
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4/25/2002   Post a comment
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--International Rectifier Corp. today reported a 3.8% sequential increase in revenues to $178.6 million in the company's fiscal third quarter, ended March 31, compared to $172.1 million in the prior quarter. IR's net income was $12.2 million in the just-ended quarter vs. $10.2 million in the prior three-month period.
Intel heads down Madison avenue
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TSMC's net income rises on 8% sequential sales growth in Q1
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HSINCHU, Taiwan -- Silicon foundry giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. today reported an 8% sequential increase in net sales to NT$35.8 billion ($1.0 billion) in the first quarter compared to NT$33.1 billion ($951 million) in Q4 of 2001. TSMC posted a net income of NT$6.6 billion ($190 million) in the first quarter vs. NT$4.5 billion ($129 million) in the prior quarter.
Trident banks on 0.13-micron 3-D processor, chip set for rebound
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4/25/2002   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Trident Microsystems Inc. here reported a 4.4 sequential decrease in revenues to $28.8 million in the company's fiscal third quarter, ended March 31, compared to $30.2 million in the prior three-month period. The graphics chip supplier's sales were 16.6% higher than $24.7 million in the quarter last year.
Therma-Wave sues Boxer Cross for patent infringement in metrology tool
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4/25/2002   Post a comment
FREMONT, Calif.--Therma-Wave Inc. here today announced it has filed a lawsuit against in-line metrology supplier Boxer Cross Inc. of Menlo Park, Calif., for allegedly infringing upon a U.S. patent related to ion-implant monitoring.
Chip gear book-to-bill to keep rising, but how long, how strong?
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4/25/2002   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- With the book-to-bill for North American-based chip equipment suppliers rising above parity in March for the first time since November 2000, analysts tracking semiconductor capital spending appear to be confident that the ratio has no where to go but up--probably for at least several months. It will be in the summer when the chip industry determines if the current "recovery" has legs to run beyond the second half of 2002.
Insider Trading (April 2002)
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Insider Trading (April 2002)
SST turns a surprise profit in the first quarter
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4/24/2002   Post a comment
Silicon Storage Technology Inc.'s first quarter profits declined 71% from the year-ago comparable three-month period, but the flash memory supplier easily exceeded analysts' expectation on strong sales into the consumer electronics market.
Cadence to buy Simplex for $300 million in stock
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4/24/2002   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Cadence Design Systems Inc. announced an agreement to acquire IC design and verification software supplier Simplex Solutions Inc. for stock work about $300 million.
Taiwan's ASE cuts losses in Q1 despite 2% sequential sales drop
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4/24/2002   Post a comment
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. today posted a net loss of NT$230 million ($6.6 million) on sales of NT$10.0 billion ($287 million) in the first quarter. ASE's sales were 2% lower than revenues in the fourth quarter of 2001 and 11% below sales in the same quarter last year.
Siliconix claims smallest level-shifted load switch in MOSFET series
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4/24/2002   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Siliconix Inc. today introduced a new series of "Little Foot" power MOSFETs housed in tiny 6-lead SC-89 packages. The new series features the industry's smallest level-shifted load switch, said the Santa Clara company.
DuPont Photomasks revenues slip 3.7% from prior quarter
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4/24/2002   Post a comment
ROUND ROCK, Tex. -- DuPont Photomasks Inc. today reported a 3.7% sequential drop in revenues to $83.4 million in the company's fiscal third quarter, ended March 31, compared to $86.6 million in the prior three-month period. The lithography photomask maker's revenues were 23% below $108.0 million in the same quarter last year.
IPWireless, Flextronics develop 3.5 million-gate IC for 3G broadband modem
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4/24/2002   Post a comment
SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- IPWireless Inc. here has teamed with Flextronics Semiconductor Inc. to develop a new 0.13-micron system-on-chip IC with up to 3.5 million gates to reduce the size of high-speed wireless broadband modems to a PC card format for communicates over 3G cellular networks.
Jabil to cut hundreds of jobs at Marconi plants
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4/24/2002   Post a comment
Jabil Circuit Inc. will reduce headcount at two European plants that are leased from financially troubled Marconi plc.
austriamicrosystems offers SiGe chip set, ASIC library for passive optical networks
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GRAZ, Austria ---Chip maker austriamicrosystems AG here today announced development of a new generation of design functions in an ASIC library for electro-optical interface ICs for passive optical networks (PON). In addition, the Graz-based company said it has created a new chip set, called Key Electro-Optical Elements (KEOPE), which will be fabricated in a high-speed, low-power silicon-germanium (SiGe) technology.
AMD tells Intel to 'get aboard' the 32/64-bit bandwagon
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4/24/2002   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. today announced it is collaborating with Microsoft to incorporate 64-bit support for the future 8th-generation processors into the Windows operating system. Dirk Meyer, group vice president of AMD Computation Products group, said AMD "would encourage Intel to get aboard" the combined x86 and 64-bit processor market. "We would welcome Intel's support to make this an industry standard," he added.
UMC, SuperH to offer 32-bit RISC cores in 0.13-micron foundry process
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HSINCHU, Taiwan -- United Microelectronics Corp. today announced it has become the first pure-play silicon foundry to offer fabrication services for ICs based on 32-bit RISC cores from SuperH Inc., a year-old joint venture between Hitachi Ltd. and STMicroelectronics Inc. (see April 3, 2001, story).
Mastering Turbo Coding for Wireless Apps
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4/24/2002   Post a comment
Turbo coding has become a key ingredient in the 3G system design process. Here's a look at the key elements of a turbo coder as well as some implementation issues.
Chartered CEO to step down; foundry names Jim Norling interim chief executive
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4/23/2002   Post a comment
SINGAPORE--Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. today announced that its president and CEO, Barry Waite, has requested early retirement for personal reasons. Waite, 53, has been Chartered's president and CEO since May 1998.
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