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HNDs slump as unattractive to students
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8/31/2001   Post a comment
The popularity of Higher National Diplomas in electronics-related subjects has slumped. Some courses have not secured acceptances from any students.
Tech research centre planned for Belfast
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8/30/2001   Post a comment
Queen's University Belfast (Northern Ireland) is creating a research institute for electronics, communications and information technology (ECIT)
Mindspeed claims successful test of XAUI optical interface to 10-Gbit Ethernet
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8/29/2001   Post a comment
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--Conexant Systems Inc.'s Mindspeed Technologies business unit today announced a partnership with Tyco Electronics, Blaze Network Products, and Alvesta to prove the feasibility of 10-Gigabit Attachment Unit Interface technology, known as XAUI.
Secretive DRAM group seeks standard status for its spec
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8/29/2001   Post a comment
A secretive group made up of the world's biggest memory makers and Intel Corp. has started circulating to PC makers specifications for a double-data-rate-like DRAM that the group's members hope will succeed Rambus and DDR-2 memories.
Philips settles serial bus patent suit against Linear Technology
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8/29/2001   Post a comment
NEW YORK -- Royal Philips Electronics N.V. today announced a patent lawsuit settlement with Linear Technology Corp. related to technology for two-wire bus systems for controlling communications between ICs.
Motorola in midst of brain drain
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8/28/2001   Post a comment
A top Motorola executive has departed to join Silicon Laboratories Inc. as chief operating officer, the second company manager to leave in recent days.
Engineering GCSE needs 400 schools and more industry support
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8/28/2001   Post a comment
The recently-launched vocational GCSE in engineering needs to be taught in at least 400 UK schools if it is to succeed, according to the Engineering Employers Federation and training body EMTA.
LTX posts loss and takes charges for outsourcing tester production
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8/28/2001   Post a comment
WESTWOOD, Mass.--Semiconductor test systems supplier LTX Corp. today reported a net loss of about $5.0 million on sales of $47.3 million in the fiscal fourth quarter, ended July 31. The loss included a $14 million charge related to LTX's announced plans to transfer test systems production to contract manufacturer Jabil Circuit Inc., while cutting 15% of its full-time workforce.
IR35 opponents take case to Court of Appeal
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8/28/2001   Post a comment
The Professional Contractors Group is taking its fight against IR35 to the Court of Appeal following March's failed attempt to get the government's tax clampdown on consultants ruled illegal under European law.
TI attempts to speed adoption of high-speed 1394b link
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8/27/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Texas Instruments Inc. today announced it was the first chip supplier to demonstrate 800-megabit-per-second devices for the industry's new 1394b serial bus standard, which doubles the speed of existing 1394 links and increases distances by more than 20 times to 100 meters.
Mosaid revenues slip in quarter, but licensing business makes profit
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8/24/2001   Post a comment
OTTAWA -- Mosaid Technologies Inc. here reported a 10% sequential drop in revenues to $21.8 million in the company's fiscal first quarter, ended July 27, compared to a record $24.3 million in the prior three-month period. Revenues were 19% higher than $18.3 million in the quarter last year.
China shrugs off import restrictions, plans 0.18-micron fabs
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8/24/2001   Post a comment
In what would be a major boost for the Chinese semiconductor industry, China's new 200-mm wafer foundries say they expect to use 0.18-micron process technology in 2002 — even though the United States has not yet loosened export rules for tools at that node.
Suddenly, cutting-edge fab capacity surpasses other IC processes
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8/24/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- While IC wafer fab utilization rates fell to an all-time low of 72.7% in the second quarter, chip plants producing 0.25-micron MOS integrated circuits took the biggest hit in Q2, according to this week's Semiconductor International Capacity Statistics (SICAS) report.
Via accuses Intel of 'scare tactics' to block DDR chip set for Pentium 4
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8/23/2001   Post a comment
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Via Technologies Inc. here today accused Intel Corp. of trying to stop it from selling chip sets for Pentium 4 processor-based PCs by using "scare tactics" and warning customers that the Taiwan company is infringing upon protected technology in a recently introduced product.
Insider Trading (August)
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8/23/2001   Post a comment
Insider Trading (August)
Chip IP revenues fall, but overall EDA remains healthy in Q1, says group
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8/23/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Industry revenues for electronic design automation tools reached $987 million in the first three months of 2001, a 14% increase over Q1 in 2000 but a 6% decline from $1.05 billion in Q4 last year, according to new market data released today by a trade group.
Commission studies pan-European patent system
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8/22/2001   Post a comment
LONDON - In an attempt to cut soaring patent costs, European politicians are increasing their efforts to create a single patent system covering all of Europe.
Acer Laboratories plans HyperTransport I/O in Southbridge chips
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8/22/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Taiwan's Acer Laboratories Inc. (ALi) today announced plans to integrate HyperTransport data bus technology in future Southbridge chips to support the interconnect format launched by Advanced Micro Devices Inc. earlier this year.
Tellabs closes Irish site
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8/22/2001   Post a comment
Communications infrastructure specialist Tellabs has dealt the latest blow to the Irish Republic's high technology sector by announcing the closure of its site in County Clare, with the loss of 204 jobs.
Rise in SEMI book-to-bill points to bottom of slump, say analysts
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8/22/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- New book-to-bill numbers for North American-based suppliers of semiconductor equipment appear to provide more proof that the downturn has hit bottom, according to analysts reacting to data released on late Tuesday.
TDK, Seiko create single-chip modem for embedded Internet connections
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8/22/2001   Post a comment
TUSTIN, Calif. -- TDK Semiconductor Corp. here today announced it is collaborating with Seiko Instruments USA in nearby Torrance to develop the industry's first streaming media socket technology based on an Internet modem.
PixTech CEO Dieter Mezger dies
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8/22/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Industry veteran Dieter Mezger, president and CEO of PixTech Inc., died on Monday in Boise, Idaho, the company announced today. The cause of his death was not released by PixTech, which only said the 58-year-old executive died suddenly while in Boise.
Agilent's order cancellations ease, but still at $240m in quarter
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8/22/2001   Post a comment
There's good and bad news for Agilent Technologies
Agilent's CEO sees no relief in sight for slumping test business
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8/22/2001   Post a comment
Executives from Agilent Technologies Inc blamed the company's financial woes on several factors, especially "very weak" sales and losses in its flagship test and measurement business
Credence promotes two executives to lead company's growth
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8/21/2001   Post a comment
FREMONT, Calif. -- Credence Systems Corp. here today announced that Graham Siddall, president and CEO of the automatic test equipment (ATE) supplier, has been elected chairman. Siddall, who will remain the company's CEO, succeeds retiring chairman William G. Howard Jr. Howard will continue to serve on the company's board.
SEMI book-to-bill rises to 0.67 on slightly higher orders for chip gear
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8/21/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Orders for chip production systems grew 5% in July from the previous month at North American suppliers, but shipments fell 12% from June, reported the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) trade group today.
Avant! Resolves Criminal Case
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8/21/2001   Post a comment
Agilent's CEO sees no relief in sight for slumping test business
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8/21/2001   Post a comment
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Executives from Agilent Technologies Inc. blamed the company's financial woes on several factors, especially "very weak" sales and losses in its flagship test and measurement business. As reported, Agilent on Monday reported a smaller-than-expected loss in its fiscal third quarter, but it also announced plans to cut 4,000 jobs, or 9% of its workforce, to restore profitability "as soon as possible" (see Aug. 20 sto
Agere to use Bluetooth technology from Austria's NewLogic
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8/21/2001   Post a comment
LUSTENAU, Austria -- NewLogic Technologies AG here today announced it has licensed IC design cores and software for Bluetooth wireless connections to Agere Systems Inc., which will embed the functions in baseband processors and new chip sets for Bluetooth-enabled cellular phones.
Agilent to layoff 4,000 as it downsizes for slow recovery
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8/21/2001   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc has reported a smaller-than-expected loss in the company's fiscal third quarter, but it also announced plans to cut 4,000 jobs, or 9% of its workforce, to restore profitability "as soon as possible"
FLIR Systems chosen to check Artesyn's designs
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8/21/2001   Post a comment
Power conversion supplier Artesyn Technologies' power group has chosen FLIR Systems' thermography system to check its designs.
EU-wide patent plan strives to hit year end
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8/20/2001   Post a comment
European ministers have given new impetus to moves to create a single Europe-wide patent that will be much cheaper for inventors to obtain and defend.
Antimatter detects defects in semiconductors
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8/17/2001   Post a comment
Antimatter may soon be living up to its science fiction reputation as a useful commodity. Researchers from Germany have developed a scanning positron microscope which is sensitive enough to detect defects in semiconductors.
Analysts doubt industry optimism of an upturn
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8/16/2001   Post a comment
Industry hopes that the slowdown will bottom out in Q3 this year have been questioned by analysts. Malcolm Penn, of analysts Future Horizons, said: "Things have not reached the bottom yet."
Credence sales fall to $18.8 million from $204 million in quarter last year
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8/15/2001   Post a comment
FREMONT, Calif. -- How bad it is in the chip tester business? Look no further than Credence Systems Corp., which today reported a 91% drop in sales to $18.8 million its fiscal third quarter, ended July 31, compared to $204.0 million in the period last year.
Credence combines units to expand test offerings
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8/15/2001   Post a comment
In a move that looks to expand the breadth of its test offerings, Credence Systems Corp. recently merged its wholly owned DFT subsidiary, Fluence Technology, with the newly acquired Integrated Measurement Systems Inc. (IMS).
Amkor creates fully-automated assembly/test system for multimedia cards
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8/15/2001   Post a comment
CHANDLER, Ariz.--Amkor Technology Inc. today announced development of a fully automated system for packaging and testing multimedia cards, which are used to finish flash memory-based storage products for portable and handheld systems.
Atmel, Troy team up in Bluetooth chip, software solutions
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8/14/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE--Atmel Corp. here today announced a partnership with Troy Group Inc.'s Wireless and Connectivity Division to include Bluetooth-specific software in a series of baseband controllers for the marketplace.
Avanti revenues grow, but criminal case causes $217 million net loss
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8/14/2001   Post a comment
FREMONT, Calif. -- Despite its legal problems, design automation supplier Avanti Corp. here announced its 30th consecutive quarter of record revenue. In the second quarter, Avanti's revenue grew 4.3% sequentially to $98 million from $94 million in the first three months of 2001.
Sequence Design sues Avanti for patent infringement
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8/14/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Add a new patent suit to Avanti Corp.'s legal woes. Privately-held Sequence Design Inc. here today announced it was suing Avanti for allegedly infringing upon a U.S. patent covering IC layout software based on parasitic extraction techniques to measure impedance in chip designs.
Tegal believes injunction against TEL will be reinstated in patent case
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8/13/2001   Post a comment
PETALUMA, Calif.--Tegal Corp. today said it believes a federal court in Virginia will reinstate its injunction against Tokyo Electron Ltd. and TEL's U.S. subsidiary after an appellate court sent a patent infringement case back to the lower court for "further fact finding on certain issues."
SVR sues Avanti for competing with stolen code from Cadence
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8/13/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- The legal battles for Avanti Corp. aren't over. A few weeks after the company was ordered to pay $195 million to Cadence Design Systems Inc. for theft of software, another design automation supplier--Silicon Valley Research Inc.--has filed a suit against Avanti for unfair competition, false advertising, conspiracy, and other charges of wrongdoing.
Zarlink job cuts could signal closure of Plymouth test facility
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8/13/2001   Post a comment
Zarlink Semiconductor is shedding two thirds of its test operations staff in Plymouth
Scope picks out rogue waveforms
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8/13/2001   Post a comment
Tektronix has created a technique for showing up rogue waveforms on an oscilloscope to identify intermittent faults more quickly.
Judge overturns part of Rambus verdict in split decision
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8/10/2001   Post a comment
RICHMOND, Va. -- A U.S. judge here cleared Rambus Inc. of alleged wrongdoing in setting industry standards for double data rate (DDR) synchronous DRAMs, but he also upheld a jury's verdict on fraud allegations in connection with SDRAM specifications, according to opposing sides in the civil case.
TEL says injunction in Tegal patent suit vacated by appeals court
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8/10/2001   Post a comment
AUSTIN, Tex. -- The U.S. subsidiary of Tokyo Electron Ltd. today said a U.S. appellate court overturned an injunction and ruling won by Tegal Corp. in its patent infringement suit against TEL.
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