Court throws out most Rambus claims against Infineon News & Analysis 4/30/2001 Post a comment RICHMOND, Va. -- U.S. District Court Judge Robert Payne late today dismissed all but three of the patent infringement claims filed against Infineon Technologies AG by Rambus Inc., ruling that Rambus had failed to prove that "dozens" of patents related to SDRAM and double-data-rate SDRAM technology had been violated.
Atmel joins project for new long-range RFID systems in Europe News & Analysis 4/20/2001 Post a comment HEILBRONN, Germany--Atmel Corp.'s chip operations here today said the company has joined a European project to create radio-frequency identification (RFID) components and systems for a new passive long-range standard that operates at 860 MHz to 2.45 GHz--from UHF to microwave frequency bands.
Intel stands firm behind ASML's takeover of SVG, says DoD okays merger News & Analysis 4/19/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Intel Corp. isn't budging one nanometer in its total support for the sale of Silicon Valley Group Inc. to ASM Lithography, despite the appearance of a controversial video tape that shows the former president of SVG Lithography and the chief technology officer of Ultratech Stepper Inc. against the deal because of national security concerns.
KLA-Tencor's revenues slip 8% quarter-to-quarter News & Analysis 4/18/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- KLA-Tencor Corp. today posted an 8% sequential drop in revenues to $529 million in the company's fiscal third quarter, ended March 31, compared to $573 million in the prior quarter. KLA-Tencor's revenues increased from $413 million in the same quarter last year.
Singapore bucks slowdown with new fab News & Analysis 4/18/2001 Post a comment In the face of a severe industry slowdown, Singapore is proceeding with plans to construct a fourth wafer fab in an industrial area called Senoko and is succeeding in attracting new investments from overseas.
Keithley's software deals with growing wafer-test recipes in fabs News & Analysis 4/18/2001 Post a comment CLEVELAND -- Keithley Instruments Inc. today introduced two new software modules for its Automated Parametric Test (APT) systems to significantly increase tester utilization by eliminating potential operator errors and by providing absolute historical correlation between test program changes, process control anomalies, and product field failures.
Teradyne sees Q1 orders plunge 45% from prior quarter News & Analysis 4/17/2001 Post a comment BOSTON--Teradyne Inc. here today reported a 23% sequential decline in sales to $605.2 million in the first quarter this year compared to $789.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2000. The supplier of testers and interconnect products reported a net income of $5.2 million in Q1 compared to earnings of $117.7 million in the final three months of 2000.
Fujitsu Microelectronics names new president and CEO News & Analysis 4/9/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- Fujitsu Microelectronics Inc. (FMI) here has reshuffled its management team, naming Kazuo "Ken" Iida as its new president and chief executive.
Iida replaces Ryusuke Hoshikawa, who becomes an advisor to Fujitsu Ltd. and president of Fujitsu LSI Technology Ltd. in Japan.
Appeals court rules against Rambus on fraud issue News & Analysis 4/6/2001 Post a comment WASHINGTON -- The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va. has upheld a lower court ruling that deals with the issue of whether Rambus Inc. may have committed fraud in failing to disclose its SDRAM patent applications to the JEDEC standards body in the 1992-96 time period.
Analog Devices forms new DSP group to expand growth News & Analysis 4/3/2001 Post a comment NORWOOD, Mass. -- Analog Devices Inc. today (April 3) announced it was pulling together all of its digital signal processor activities into a new DSP and Systems Products Group to enable it to apply the technology across more market segments.
Taiwan's China policy leaves some firms in limbo News & Analysis 4/3/2001 Post a comment TAIPEI--As their competitors increase their investments in mainland China, Via Technologies Inc. and Asustek Computer Inc. remain on the sidelines, waiting for Taiwan's government to make its next move. Taiwan's Investment Commission rejected applications submitted by the companies last month, and now Via and Asustek have submitted revised drafts for their proposed investments in China. The rejection has caused concern in Taiwan's electronics industry, which has been struggling to interpret last
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ 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.