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.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times