SOI wafer supplier Ibis lays off 14% of workforce News & Analysis 5/31/2001 Post a comment DANVERS, Mass--Silicon-on-insulator wafer supplier Ibis Technology Corp. today announced it was laying off 14% of its workers, cutting executive salaries, and reducing overall spending in response to the chip industry's downturn.
Intel sets up flash program in Taiwan News & Analysis 5/31/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- In a move to capitalize on the new manufacturing model in cellular phones, Intel Corp. has established a supply-chain program for its flash memory customers in Taiwan. But the program is also aimed at keeping its flash chip competitors at bay in Taiwan, most notably Advanced Micro Devices Inc., according to analysts.
Intel sets up flash-memory supply program with Taiwan's cell-phone makers News & Analysis 5/31/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- In a move to capitalize on the new manufacturing model in cellular phones, Intel Corp. has established a supply-chain program for its flash memory customers in Taiwan. But the program is also aimed at keeping its flash chip competitors at bay in Taiwan, most notably Advanced Micro Devices Inc., according to analysts.
Altera now expects revenue decline of 25% News & Analysis 5/31/2001 Post a comment Altera Corp. today reduced its revenue guidance for the second quarter ending June 30, saying it now expects that revenues in
quarter are likely to decline in the range of 25% from first quarter revenues of $287.4 million compared with earlier guidance for a 20% sequential decline.
Celestica acquires Czech-based firm News & Analysis 5/31/2001 Post a comment Expanding its manufacturing presence in Central Europe, Celestica Inc. said today it will acquire a Czech Republic-based technology company that specializes in serving the communications, automotive and defense industries.
Three activate OLED News & Analysis 5/31/2001 Post a comment DuPont Displays is joining forces with Philips Components and US start-up Alien Technology to develop active matrix polymer organic LED (OLED) on plastic technology.
Incubation for frozen switch News & Analysis 5/31/2001 Post a comment US-based incubator Atlantic Technology Ventures has signed an agreement to license optical technology from the University of Rochester, New York, for use in its refrigerated network kit.
Band-gap control boost to displays News & Analysis 5/31/2001 Post a comment Toronto-based company Luxell Technologies has developed a technique to improve the efficiency of thin-film electroluminescent (EL) displays by controlling the band-gap within the active layer.
Tiny moulds make 3D structures News & Analysis 5/31/2001 Post a comment Engineers at the NanoStructure Laboratory at Princeton University have developed a lithographic printing technique to produce 3D structures smaller than 40nm.
Cypress acquires USB designer ScanLogic News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment Cypress Semiconductor Corp. today announced the acquisition of ScanLogic Corp., a privately-held company specializing in Universal Serial Bus (USB) controllers for embedded applications.
Catalyst posts 27% sequential drop in sales during quarter News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment SUNNYVALE, Calif.--Catalyst Semiconductor Inc. here today reported a 27% sequential drop in revenues to $17.3 million in the company's fiscal fourth quarter, ended April 30, compared to $23.6 million in the prior three-month period. Catalyst's sales were up 1% from $17.1 million in the fiscal fourth quarter last year.
Cypress acquires ScanLogic to bring USB into non-PC markets News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- In a move to expand its presence in the Universal Serial Bus (USB) device market, Cypress Semiconductor Corp. here today announced it will acquire ScanLogic Corp. of Burlington, Mass.
With the acquisition of ScanLogic, Cypress will expand its USB presence into some new and emerging non-PC markets. ScanLogic's host/slave USB chip family is designed for use in PDAs, cellular phones, set-top boxes, digital cameras, Internet appliances and automotive communication systems.
Jabil opens three more design centers News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment Jabil Circuit, Inc., St. Petersburg, Fla., has opened three new design centers in Bergamo, Italy; Penang, Malaysia and Raleigh, North Carolina for its Jabil Technology Services operation.
Micron and Infineon to co-develop low-latency memory News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment Infineon Technologies AG and Micron Technology, Inc., today announced they signed an agreement to co-develop a new family of
Reduced Latency DRAM (RLDRAM) for high-performance memory applications. Infineon and Micron are aiming RLDRAM at switches, routers and other high-bandwidth latency-sensitive applications.
Altera, Nortel strike R&D alliance and five-year PLD supply pact News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- Altera Corp. here today announced a long-term agreement with Nortel Networks Corp. to cooperate in development of future products and technologies. In addition to the R&D pact, Nortel has signed a five-year purchasing agreement to gain access to Altera programmable logic devices and system-on-a-programmable-chip (SoPC) solutions.
ADC to restructure operations after sales drop News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment ADC, the fibre-optic network equipment company saw sales for the second quarter of 2001 decline by 15% from the same quarter's value in the previous. They were in line with the guidance that the company gave last month, coming in at $652m.
Japan's reign on top of chip gear sales will be short lived, predict analysts News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- Japan stunned most industry observers by becoming the world's largest semiconductor equipment market in the first quarter of 2001. For a variety of reasons, equipment shipments in Japan surged 31.7% in Q1 from the prior quarter while other regions nose-dived, according to new data released last week (see May 23 story). But now, most industry analysts expect Japan's capital spending to plunge as well in the second
Intel finds more money for formal methods News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment Intel Capital, the investment arm of the world's largest chip maker, has take part in a third round of venture capital funding for France-based Esterel Technologies. The funding is worth €12.3m.
Cirrus to integrate Silicon Wave's Bluetooth technology in processors News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment SAN DIEGO--Silicon Wave Inc. here announced it has licensed Bluetooth wireless connectivity technology to Cirrus Logic Inc., which plans to integrate the function into its Maverick microprocessors for consumer products, such as Internet audio players, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and electronic books.
Applied to buy Israel's Oramir to expand wafer-defect control systems News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Applied Materials Inc. today announced plans to acquire Oramir Semiconductor Equipment Ltd., an Israeli-based supplier of advanced laser cleaning technologies for wafer fabs. The acquisition will expand Applied Material's portfolio of wafer-defect control systems, said company officials.
Shipley enters spin-on low-k dielectric arena with porous film process News & Analysis 5/29/2001 Post a comment MARLBOROUGH, Mass. -- Shipley Co. L.L.C. today entered the spin-on dielectric market for next-generation interconnects on ICs with the launch of a new porous material, called Zirkon LK. The porous film can be applied with standard dielectric spin-coating tools for k values between 2.6 and 2.0, according to the company.
EMS provider signs deal with Catena Networks News & Analysis 5/29/2001 Post a comment Manufacturers' Services Ltd., Concord, Mass., today announced that it has signed an agreement with Catena Networks to provide
electronics manufacturing services (EMS) for Catena's line of broadband access products.
Solectron buys Cisco's DWDM operations News & Analysis 5/29/2001 Post a comment Solectron Corp. said today it has acquired Cisco Systems,
Inc.'s, Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) multiplex, demultiplex, and add/drop optical module manufacturing capabilities located in Cisco's West Columbia, S.C., facility.
LSI Logic acquires RAID storage business News & Analysis 5/29/2001 Post a comment LSI Logic Corp., Milpitas, Calif., and American Megatrends, Inc., Atlanta, today announced an agreement in which LSI Logic will acquire the assets of AMI's RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) business.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Timesí 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.