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On Semi sales/marketing VP Rohleder leaves company
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1/29/2002   Post a comment
PHOENIX-- On Semiconductor Corp. today said Michael Rohleder has resigned as senior vice president and director of sales and marketing to pursue other opportunities outside the company.
FTC wants more information on planned Synopsys-Avanti merger
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1/29/2002   Post a comment
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Synopsys Inc. here today said it has received a request from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for additional information on its proposed acquisition of Avanti Corp.
Designs with multiple clock domains: New tools avoid clock skew and reduce pattern counts
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1/23/2002   Post a comment
Nothing accelerates a DFT engineer's receding hairline as the addition of further clock domains to the latest SoC or IC design. Avoiding clock skew during test is becoming one of the biggest DFT challenges for designs with multiple clock domains. This Mentor engineer examines some techniques for increasing test coverage in designs with multiple clock domains.
LogicVision reports 13% sequential growth in Q4 revenues after IPO
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1/22/2002   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Fresh off one of the few successful initial public offerings of stock last fall, LogicVision Inc. here today reported a 13% sequential increase in revenues to $5.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2002 compared to $4.8 million in Q3. The supplier of embedded test for ICs said revenues were up 103% from $2.7 million in Q4 of 2000.
LeCroy and Tektronix up the ante in oscilloscope design
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1/22/2002   Post a comment
The WaveMaster 8500 (pictured with its SiGe front-end module) is LeCroy's move to improve oscilloscope design.
A New Growth Phase for Semiconductors
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1/21/2002   Post a comment
In this interview with Jack Harding, Chairman, President and CEO of eSilicon Corporation, you'll get Jack's views on the semiconductor business, his outlook for the future, and insight into eSilicon's fabless ASIC business model.
As president, Otellini could help Intel clear hurdles, say analysts
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1/18/2002   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Intel Corp.'s sudden move this week to shuffle its executive ranks is not expected to alter the company's direction, but its new management team will face some major challenges in 2002 and beyond, according to analysts.
ESS licenses Super Audio CD from Philips for DVD chips
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1/18/2002   Post a comment
FREMONT, Calif. -- ESS Technology Inc. today announced it has licensed the Super Audio CD storage format from Royal Philips Electronics N.V. to incorporate in ICs for DVD player applications. The SACD format will be added to the company's Vibratto DVD single-chip solutions in the second quarter of 2002.
X Initiative for new IC layout concept expands to 32 companies
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1/14/2002   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Nine more companies have joined the X Initiative consortium, which is backing a chip-interconnect concept that allows IC functions to be wired together diagonally for higher performance and lower costs. The group today said its membership roster is now at 32, more than triple the number of companies launching the X Initiative last June.
Novellus restructures corporate assignments for future growth
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1/14/2002   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- In a move to sharpen its corporate structure for the recovery in chip equipment markets, Novellus Systems Inc. today announced an expansion of its nine-month-old "office of the CEO" while re-establishing the office of chief technology officer.
Samsung licenses Ericsson's cell phone technologies
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1/11/2002   Post a comment
STOCKHOLM-- LM Ericsson today announced it has licensed patented technologies for 2G and 3G cellular phones to Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., which will pay royalties to the Swedish communications giant. Terms of the licensing pact were not released.
Chip materials to climb steadily from 2001 recession, says SEMI
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1/8/2002   Post a comment
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Demand for semiconductor manufacturing materials will recovery this year from sharp declines in 2001 with silicon wafer revenues growing 9.5% to $5.72 billion in 2002 from $5.23 billion last year, according to a new forecast being presented today at the Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) here.
TI will pay royalties to Tessera, settles suit over IC-packaging patents
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1/7/2002   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Tessera Technologies Inc. here today announced a settlement in a patent dispute with Texas Instruments Inc., which has agreed to make a one-time payment to Tessera and license the company's technology for fine-pitch ball-grid array (FBGA) packages.
Opti postpones liquidation to consider patent infringement suits
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1/4/2002   Post a comment
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Opti Inc., once a high-flying PC chip set supplier, today announced postponement of its voluntary liquidation plan to allow the company more time to evaluate its intellectual property (IP) portfolio and the potential for filing patent infringement suits against other IC manufacturers.
EDA revenues, employment grow in Q3, says consortium
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1/2/2002   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Electronic design automation revenues grew 9% to $987 million in the third quarter of 2001 compared to EDA revenues in Q3 of 2000, reported an industry trade group here today.
TI to demonstrate 1394b-based home networking, automotive links
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1/2/2002   Post a comment
DALLAS -- At next week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Texas Instruments Inc. plans to demonstrate new high-speed home networking capability and optical fiber links for automotive systems based on the proposed IEEE 1394b specifications.
MIPS to take $2 million charge for acquiring Lexra's R&D
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1/2/2002   Post a comment
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.-- MIPS Technologies Inc. here today announced it will take a one-time charge of $2.0 million for the purchase of in-process R&D from Lexra Inc. as part of a settlement in its patent infringement suit against the San Jose-based company.
November sales increase shows start of chip recovery on target, says SIA
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1/2/2002   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- The preamble of an expected 2002 semiconductor recovery appears to be on track with worldwide chip sales growing 1.6% to $10.60 billion in November from $10.44 billion in October, according to a new report released today by the Semiconductor Industry Association.


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