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Year-old Bermai packs all functions for 5-GHz wireless LANs in one chip
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4/29/2002   Post a comment
LAS VEGAS -- In a move that's certain to raise the stakes in wireless local area networks, startup Bermai Inc. plans to formally launch its single-chip solution for 5-GHz wireless LANs at the NetWorld+Interop trade show here this week. The year-old fabless chip company is jumping into a crowded market, claiming to be the first to offer a single "radio chip" for the emerging 802.11a wireless LANs.
Microsoft takes Nvidia to arbitration over pricing of Xbox processors
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4/29/2002   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Nvidia Corp. today said a dispute between itself and Microsoft Corp. over pricing of processor chip sets used in Xbox video game consoles has been taken to binding arbitration.
Atmel claims $20 million verdict against SST in patent suit; appeal planned
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4/29/2002   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Atmel Corp. today announced a jury has awarded the company almost $20 million in a patent infringement suit against Silicon Storage Technologies Inc.
Therma-Wave sues Boxer Cross for patent infringement in metrology tool
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4/25/2002   Post a comment
FREMONT, Calif.--Therma-Wave Inc. here today announced it has filed a lawsuit against in-line metrology supplier Boxer Cross Inc. of Menlo Park, Calif., for allegedly infringing upon a U.S. patent related to ion-implant monitoring.
Insider Trading (April 2002)
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Insider Trading (April 2002)
IPWireless, Flextronics develop 3.5 million-gate IC for 3G broadband modem
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4/24/2002   Post a comment
SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- IPWireless Inc. here has teamed with Flextronics Semiconductor Inc. to develop a new 0.13-micron system-on-chip IC with up to 3.5 million gates to reduce the size of high-speed wireless broadband modems to a PC card format for communicates over 3G cellular networks.
Chartered CEO to step down; foundry names Jim Norling interim chief executive
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4/23/2002   Post a comment
SINGAPORE--Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. today announced that its president and CEO, Barry Waite, has requested early retirement for personal reasons. Waite, 53, has been Chartered's president and CEO since May 1998.
Philips says Level 3 approval from Visa will boost dual-interface smart card chips
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4/22/2002   Post a comment
EINDHOVEN, the Netherlands -- Philips Semiconductors today announced it has become the first IC maker to offer contact and contactless smart-card controllers with Level 3 approval in Visa International's GlobalPlatform program, supporting multiple applications in a single chip card.
Intel will pay Intergraph $300 million for patents in suit settlement
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4/15/2002   Post a comment
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Intergraph Corp. and Intel Corp. today announced they have agreed to bury the legal hatchet in their dispute over microprocessor patents. Under the settlement, Intel will pay Intergraph $300 million. Intergraph will transfer ownership of patents not covered by a new cross-licensing agreement in the settlement.
IXYS receives temporary stay of injunction in dispute with IR
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4/11/2002   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Power semiconductor supplier IXYS Corp. here announced it has won a temporary stay in its appeal of an injunction on products shipped to the U.S. market in connection with a court's decision on a legal settlement between the company's foundry, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., and International Rectifier Corp.
Transmeta names Cirrus executive as new CEO
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4/10/2002   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Transmeta Corp. today named a former executive from Cirrus Logic Inc. as its new chief executive officer, replacing industry veteran Murray A. Goldman, who temporarily took over the CEO post last fall to help stabilize the struggling microprocessor supplier (see Oct. 16 story).
Mentor says court finds Cadence infringing on patents in emulation system
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4/9/2002   Post a comment
WILSONVILLE, Ore.--Mentor Graphics Corp. today announced it has won a summary judgment from a federal court in California, which has found that Cadence Design Systems Inc.'s MercuryPlus in-circuit emulation system was infringing upon a U.S. patent.
ASML accuses Nikon of antitrust violations, patent infringement in counter suit
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4/8/2002   Post a comment
VELDHOVEN, the Netherlands -- ASML Holding N.V. today announces it has filed a counter suit against Nikon Corp. for U.S. patent infringement in photolithography technology, and it is accusing the Japanese equipment rival of violating antitrust laws in patent case filed late last year.
On Semi names Madavi as chairman after executive leaves TI
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4/2/2002   Post a comment
PHOENIX--After recently leaving Texas Instruments Inc. as the head of TI's high-performance analog business, Syrus Madavi has become the executive chairman and chairman of the board at On Semiconductor Corp. in Phoenix.
Mixed news for electronics from leading UK jobs survey
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4/2/2002   Post a comment
Manpower, the country's largest source of temporary and contract staff, says that the sector's net job loss may be at an end, but optimism still lags other industries.
France's Soitec says it won $3 million in SOI patent suit; SiGen claims victory
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4/1/2002   Post a comment
BERNIN, France -- Silicon-On-Insulator Technologies SA (Soitec) here today announced it has been awarded $3 million in its U.S. patent suit filed against Silicon Genesis Corp. of Campbell, Calif.

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