Actel's sales fall 6% in Q4 News & Analysis 1/31/2006 Post a comment Semiconductor and FPGA specialist Actel Corp. reported revenues of $43.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2005, up 9 percent from the fourth quarter of 2004 and down 6 percent from the third quarter of 2005.
SigmaTel profit falls, foresees loss News & Analysis 1/31/2006 Post a comment Mixed-signal multimedia semiconductor supplier SigmaTel Inc. reported fourth-quarter earnings of $4.6 million, or 12 cents per share on sales of $82.0 million, compared to $19.5 million, or 52 cents per share on sales of $78.6 million in the year-ago quarter.
SGI replaces CEO News & Analysis 1/31/2006 Post a comment Silicon Graphics named Dennis McKenna president, chairman and CEO. McKenna succeeds Robert Bishop, who will remain on the board of directors and serve as vice chairman.
PCI-X controller is cost-effective COTS board Product News 1/31/2006 Post a comment A single-board computer runs Freescale PowerPC e600 processors at clock speeds as high as 1.4-GHz. The board integrates two Gigbit Ethernet channels, two USB 2.0 ports, and two serial controllers, and flash-based firmware.
Cymer's sales, profits up News & Analysis 1/31/2006 Post a comment For the fourth quarter of 2005, lithography-light source vendor Cymer Inc. reported a net income of $16.4 million, or $0.45 per share, compared to net income of $10.4 million, or $0.28 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2004, and net income of $12.7 million, or $0.35 per share, in the third quarter of 2005.
Pixelworks posts loss, says CFO will resign News & Analysis 1/31/2006 Post a comment Graphics system-on-chip IC supplier Pixelworks Inc. posted a net loss of $35.9 million, or 75 cents per share on sales of $43.3 million in its fourth quarter ended December, compared with earnings of $4.0 million, or 8 cents per share on sales of $38.5 million in the year-ago quarter.
Asyst swings to profit despite drop in sales News & Analysis 1/31/2006 Post a comment Despite a dramatic drop off in sales, semiconductor fab automation provider Asyst Technologies swung to a profit in its third quarter of fiscal 2006, posting a GAAP net income of $3 million on sales of $106.8 million
Google's sales up 93% in 2005 News & Analysis 1/31/2006 Post a comment Search engine specialist Google Inc. reported revenues of $1.919 billion for the quarter ended Dec. 31, an increase of 86 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2004 and an increase of 22 percent compared to the third quarter of 2005.
Kodak ends OLED joint venture with Sanyo News & Analysis 1/31/2006 Post a comment Eastman Kodak Co. has relinquished control of its SK Display joint venture with Japan-based Sanyo Electric Co., choosing to broaden its participation in Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) displays by working with various partners.
Therma-Wave posts loss, names rep News & Analysis 1/31/2006 Post a comment Amid a shift in its European sales model, metrology specialist Therma-Wave Inc. said revenues for the fiscal third quarter of 2006 were $15.4 million, compared to net revenues of $17.3 million in the prior quarter.
Brooks chairman steps down News & Analysis 1/31/2006 Post a comment Brooks Automation Inc. said that chairman and former CEO Robert Therrien will not seek re-election to the board. The role of independent lead director will continue to be filled by Amin Khoury.
Chip ASPs to fall in Q1 News & Analysis 1/31/2006 Post a comment Market research firm iSuppli Corp. expects overall component pricing to decline by 3.3 percent in the first quarter of 2006.
Mentor adds verification expert News & Analysis 1/31/2006 Post a comment Harry D. Foster, chairman of Accellera's formal verification committee and chairman of the IEEE-1850 PSL working group, has joined Mentor Graphics' Design Verification and Test division as principal engineer.
Port expanders store user settings in non-volatile memory Product News 1/31/2006 Post a comment With Cypress Semiconductor's three latest I²C port expanders, designers don't have to perform reconfiguration after each power-up. The devices are designed with a proprietary addressing algorithm that allows them to store all user settings in non-volatile memory.
Freescale adds 5-volt capable family of 8-bit HCS08 MCUs Product News 1/31/2006 Post a comment Freescale says its new MC9S08AW family of 8-bit MCUs is the first HCS08 core-based microcontrollers that support 5-volt industrial and automotive applications. The devices offer enhanced brown-out detection for controlled power-on reset in the event of a brown-out or power failure.
Nokia to reorganize, job cuts likely News & Analysis 1/31/2006 Post a comment Hit by weakened profits and changing global markets, Finland-based communications company Nokia said it could eliminate hundreds of positions in its Enterprise Solutions Business and Networks business groups.
600 MHz MPU targets automotive infotainment apps Product News 1/31/2006 Post a comment Renesas Technology’s newest 32-bit superscalar processor runs at 600 MHz, the highest speed yet for an SH-based MPU. Targeted applications for the new SH7785 are automotive infotainment systems and other high-performance multimedia systems that process 2D and 3D graphics.
Researchers claim 3-D nanostructure breakthrough News & Analysis 1/31/2006 Post a comment A breakthrough by an international team of scientists affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center could pave the way for the building of complex, three-dimensional nanostructures using semiconductor photolithography equipment.
Inductors target high-frequency apps Product News 1/30/2006 Post a comment Stackpole Electronics has introduced three high-frequency inductor lines that target a broad range of consumer, RF and communications applications such as cell phones, GPS devices, Bluetooth products, cordless phones, PDAs and base stations.
Dual barrier strips free up board space Product News 1/30/2006 Post a comment Tyco Electronics has introduced a line of high-rise, dual-barrier strips for PC-board mounted applications. The unique high-rise design allows for space-saving dual-level wire entry on congested PC-boards.
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.