SynaptiCAD generates OpenVera code News & Analysis 4/30/2001 Post a comment Providing some of the first third-party tool support for the OpenVera hardware verification language, SynaptiCAD Inc. has rolled out TestBencher Pro version 7.4, which generates OpenVera testbenches from timing diagrams.
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.
ChipPAC revenues were down from year-ago quarter News & Analysis 4/30/2001 Post a comment ChipPAC, Inc., a Santa Clara, Calif.-based provider of semiconductor packaging, test and distribution services, today
announced net revenues for the first quarter ended March 31, were $89.9 million compared to $97.5 million in the same period a year ago.
UMC looks for sales to rebound by year's end News & Analysis 4/30/2001 Post a comment United Microelectronics Corp. said its revenues will slip 30 percent from the first to second quarter this year, but anticipates greater outsourcing from integrated device manufacturers will help reverse its fortunes toward the end of the year.
Virage Logic revenues up year-over-year and sequentially News & Analysis 4/30/2001 Post a comment Virage Logic Corp., an embedded memory IP vendor, today reported revenues for the second quarter of fiscal 2001, ended March 31, were were $7.6 million, up 65% from $4.6 million a year ago, and up 15% from revenues of $6.6 million reported for the prior quarter.
GlobeSpan's Q1 up 248.4%, but reports $89.2 million loss News & Analysis 4/30/2001 Post a comment RED BANK, N.J.-- GlobeSpan Inc. reported revenues of $108.2 million for the first quarter of 2001, an increase of 248.4% a year ago but a decrease of 17.3% from the fourth quarter of 2000.
The supplier of chips for Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) applications said its pro forma net income was $8.9 million, or $0.12 a share, in the quarter, compared to $1.8 million, or $0.03, a year ago.
Xilinx offers migration kit to Altera customers News & Analysis 4/30/2001 Post a comment Xilinx Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) will introduce an Altera-to-Xilinx design migration kit this week that will allow users of Altera Corp. parts and Max+plus II software to transfer their designs to Xilinx's Integrated Synthesis Environment (ISE) tool flow.
GaAs to dominate fiber-optic analog IC market, analyst says News & Analysis 4/30/2001 Post a comment BOSTON -- Gallium-arsenide (GaAs) devices will remain the predominant technology in the fiber-optic analog IC market, but suppliers of these products must reduce their costs to compete against silicon germanium (SiGe) chips, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics Inc.
The GaAs-based fiber-optic analog IC market is expected to grow at an annual rate of 34%, from $350 million in 1999 to $1.621 billion by 2004, according to the Boston-based research house.
Trident accuses rivals of hiring employees to steal secrets News & Analysis 4/30/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Trident Microsystems Inc. has filed a lawsuit here in California court, accusing Via Technologies Inc. and the S3 Graphics joint venture in Taiwan of conspiring with a former engineering manager to misappropriate trade secrets by hiring employees.
Mindspeed enters switch-fabric chip market with new device News & Analysis 4/30/2001 Post a comment NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Mindspeed Technologies Inc.--a spin-off of Conexant Systems, Inc.--here today announced the first in a family of switch-fabric chips.
Mindspeed's iScale switch-fabric is a two-chip solution, which includes the CX27301 Queue Manager and the CX27302 Crossbar Switch. The chip set uses a single-stage architecture that enables OEMs to develop high-speed ATM systems, digital cross-connect products, routers, and switches.
Net processor group vows fast work on specs News & Analysis 4/30/2001 Post a comment The Network Processing Forum (NPF) this week will describe its formal goals, which include some aggressive deadlines for the completion of draft specifications for several key chip-to-chip interfaces. The NPF will also begin a benchmarking process for network processors.
Altera Expands Design Services Offering News & Analysis 4/30/2001 Post a comment San Jose, CA - April 30, 2001 - Altera Corp. launched the third component to its design services strategy today with the unveiling of the Certified Design Center (CDC) partnership program.
Tharas Systems Closes Latest Round of Funding News & Analysis 4/30/2001 Post a comment Santa Clara, CA - April 30, 2001 - Tharas Systems, provider of electronic design automation (EDA) hardware accelerators, today announced it raised $4.2 million in its second round of funding, bringing the total amount raised to more than $10 million.
Michael Barr Joins Chalkboard as Embedded Systems Instructor News & Analysis 4/30/2001 Post a comment Cupertino, CA - April 30, 2001 -- The Chalkboard Network, a provider of online training courses, announced that Michael Barr, editor-in-chief of "Embedded Systems Programming" magazine and author of the best-selling book, "Programming Embedded Systems in C and C++," has joined the company's pool of expert instructors.
Photronics closing photomask units in 'final phase' of Align-Rite merger News & Analysis 4/30/2001 Post a comment JUPITER, Fla. -- Photronics Inc. here today announced a series of plant closings and consolidation of photomask operations in the U.S. as well as Europe to increase its competitiveness. The moves are also aimed at shifting more focus onto advanced reticles for 0.13-micron and below process technologies, the company said.
Taiwan's tech sector posts historic production decline News & Analysis 4/30/2001 Post a comment Taiwan's production of information technology hardware experienced its first ever year-to-year decline in the first quarter, and a leading analyst firm has reversed its earlier estimates for 15 percent growth and said IT production this year will instead contract by 0.3 percent.
Intel-backed startup floats network processor OS News & Analysis 4/30/2001 Post a comment Startup Teja Technologies Inc. has rolled out an operating system and applications software for network processors, in the belief that standard software that works across many chips will help drive the use of these devices.
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.