TSMC almost doubles 1Q net profits News & Analysis 4/27/2006 Post a comment Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. nearly doubled net profits during its first quarter ended March 31 to $1 billion compared with the same period last year, citing better-than-expected demand for personal computers as one of the main drivers.
Small Tree, Apace show 10-Gbit MAC systems News & Analysis 4/27/2006 Post a comment Small Tree Communications Inc. and Apace Systems Inc. demonstrated the first fruits of a deal announced in January, where Apace will incorporate Small Tree’s 10-Gbit Ethernet products in a variety of systems for Macintosh-based editing and network-attached storage.
Dresden ramp on schedule, says AMD News & Analysis 4/27/2006 Post a comment Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.'s 300-mm wafer ramp-up here is "right on schedule, not a single day behind," according to Hans Deppe, corporate vice president and general manager of AMD Saxony.
Execs applaud as Cadence revenue, income surge News & Analysis 4/27/2006 Post a comment Executives from Cadence Design Systems characterized the first quarter as a good one in all respects after the EDA market leader posted a healthy 12 percent year-to-year revenue increase and a strong surge in net income.
Xilinx' sales jump 5 percent News & Analysis 4/26/2006 Post a comment FPGA chip maker Xilinx Inc. reported sales of $472.3 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006, up 5 percent sequentially from the prior quarter and up 21 percent from the same quarter a year ago.
Chinese chip makers post strong quarters News & Analysis 4/26/2006 Post a comment Chinese consumer chip maker Actions Semiconductor Co. Ltd. said revenue for the first quarter of 2006 was $35.8 million, a 4.4 percent increase over revenue of $34.3 million for the first quarter of 2005, and a 10.3 percent decrease over revenue of $39.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2005.
LSI Logic, Maxim, Cirrus post higher sales News & Analysis 4/26/2006 Post a comment Semiconductor supplier LSI Logic Corp. reported GAAP net earnings of $19 million, or 5 cents per share on sales of $476 million in the first quarter, compared to $5 million, or 1 cent per share on sales of $450 million the first quarter of 2005.
Clock supports multiple distribution networks Product News 4/26/2006 Post a comment Lattice Semiconductor Corp. unveiled the first member of its ispClock5300S family of in-system programmable, zero-delay, single-ended universal buffer devices with four operating configurations to support the implementation of multiple clock distribution networks.
SSRs feature fast switching Product News 4/26/2006 Post a comment Avago launches a pair of fast switching, dual-channel optically isolated MOSFET-output solid-state relays that operate over a wide industrial temperature range of -40 degrees C to 85 degrees C.
Encirq improves data-centric software framework Product News 4/26/2006 Post a comment Encirq Corp. has launched Version 2.2 of its data-centric software framework for embedded applications. Enhancements include user-extensible indexing that gives designers the flexibility to implement customized indexing strategies to achieve the best possible search performance for a given application.
Cadence, PDF in DFM collaboration News & Analysis 4/26/2006 Post a comment EDA market leader Cadence Design Systems plans to collaborate with process-design integration technology provider PDF Solutions on design-for-manufacturing technology and products to improve IC manufacturability, yield and reliability, the companies said.
April Newsletter: Reducing Product-Development Risk News & Analysis 4/26/2006 Post a comment To stay competitive, technology companies must consistently develop strong new products. This is particularly true for companies offering processors, tools, or systems that incorporate signal processing technology. Unfortunately, developing a major new product is risky.
April Newsletter: Jeff Bier's "Impulse Response" News & Analysis 4/26/2006 Post a comment You've probably been hearing a lot of buzz lately about multiprocessor chips. Such chips are gaining significant momentum both in general-purpose computing applications and in embedded systems. What you may not be hearing is that using multiprocessor chips requires a major shift in software development approaches and tools.
Indian firm sets up solar module plant News & Analysis 4/26/2006 Post a comment Spire Corp. said that it has completed installation and commissioning of a turnkey photovoltaic (PV) module assembly line for Emmvee Solar Systems Pte. Ltd., one of India’s leading manufacturers of solar energy products.