SOI wafer supplier Ibis lays off 14% of workforce News & Analysis 5/31/2001 Post a comment DANVERS, Mass--Silicon-on-insulator wafer supplier Ibis Technology Corp. today announced it was laying off 14% of its workers, cutting executive salaries, and reducing overall spending in response to the chip industry's downturn.
Microsoft sets sights on future displays News & Analysis 5/31/2001 Post a comment It's high time displays started adapting to application architectures, not the other way around, says Gary Starkweather, an architect at the small, two-year-old Hardware Devices Group of Microsoft Research (Redmond, Wash.).
Intel sets up flash program in Taiwan News & Analysis 5/31/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- In a move to capitalize on the new manufacturing model in cellular phones, Intel Corp. has established a supply-chain program for its flash memory customers in Taiwan. But the program is also aimed at keeping its flash chip competitors at bay in Taiwan, most notably Advanced Micro Devices Inc., according to analysts.
Intel sets up flash-memory supply program with Taiwan's cell-phone makers News & Analysis 5/31/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- In a move to capitalize on the new manufacturing model in cellular phones, Intel Corp. has established a supply-chain program for its flash memory customers in Taiwan. But the program is also aimed at keeping its flash chip competitors at bay in Taiwan, most notably Advanced Micro Devices Inc., according to analysts.
Altera now expects revenue decline of 25% News & Analysis 5/31/2001 Post a comment Altera Corp. today reduced its revenue guidance for the second quarter ending June 30, saying it now expects that revenues in
quarter are likely to decline in the range of 25% from first quarter revenues of $287.4 million compared with earlier guidance for a 20% sequential decline.
Aspex repositions as broadband, 3G chip supplier News & Analysis 5/31/2001 Post a comment Aspex Technology Ltd. a startup fabless semiconductor company pioneering a form of single-instruction, multiple data parallel processing known as associative string processing has decided to restrict its efforts to wired broadband and third-generation (3G) wireless applications.
Iwill rolls out world's fastest board based on Intel's Xeon processors News & Analysis 5/31/2001 Post a comment IRVINE, Calif. -- Iwill Corp. is sampling what the company calls the world's fastest dual-processor motherboard for workstations based on Intel Corp.'s Xeon microprocessor line.
The DX400-SN features support for symmetric multi-processing, enabling the board to handle two Xeon processors running from 1.4- to 1.7-GHz. The board is designed for workstations and entry-level servers, said Sherman Teng, business development manager for Iwill in Irvine.
Celestica acquires Czech-based firm News & Analysis 5/31/2001 Post a comment Expanding its manufacturing presence in Central Europe, Celestica Inc. said today it will acquire a Czech Republic-based technology company that specializes in serving the communications, automotive and defense industries.
Via, Acreo to establish wireless design center in Sweden News & Analysis 5/31/2001 Post a comment TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan's Via Technologies Inc. and a Swedish microelectronics institute called Acreo AB today announced they will establish a new design center for wireless applications in Lund, Sweden.
The center will focus on the development on radio-frequency (RF) and mixed-signal device technologies. It will enable Via to add wireless capabilities to its product portfolio, said Wenchi Chen, president and chief executive of Via, based of Taipei.
Fujitsu, Infineon add app-specific DRAMs News & Analysis 5/31/2001 Post a comment Fujitsu Microelectronics Inc. and Infineon Technologies NA Corp. will roll out two new application-specific DRAMs later this year, adding to the list of specialty memory parts each company is now separately gearing up to produce.
Closer Look: Get ready for 4G wireless News & Analysis 5/31/2001 Post a comment What? Wireless telecom leaders in Asia are beating the drums about fourth generation (4G) cellular networks when we can't even get 3G systems off the ground yet?
There seems to be a timing mismatch, but you can credit the
International Telecommunications Union (ITU) for this. Right now, the vaunted global third generation (3G) wireless phone launch is sputtering.
Ericsson execs reaffirm commitment to 3G News & Analysis 5/31/2001 Post a comment Rattled by tight capital markets and sluggish sales of mobile handsets and infrastructure equipment, LM Ericsson flew its executives to New York last week to reassure analysts and the media of its commitment to developing leading-edge 3G basestations and handsets while cutting corporate costs to the tune of $3.5bn
Cambia links CDMA wireless phones to the Net News & Analysis 5/31/2001 Post a comment Cambia Networks, a maker of wireless data networking equipment for mobile service providers, has announced its third-generation (3G) play in the form of the first-ever open-platform CDMA packet data system for bridging mobile devices to the Internet
Private GW is bought by Asyst News & Analysis 5/31/2001 Post a comment GW Associates, a 25-year-old privately-held company which develops software connecting fab equipment, has been bought by fab automation firm Asyst Technologies.
Bell engineers: calm amid Lucent's storm News & Analysis 5/31/2001 Post a comment Life at Lucent Technologies Inc. has been anything but settled in the past year, with losses, layoffs and talk of a corporate takeover. Even at fabled Bell Labs, which was fairly isolated from its parents' woes, many of the staff broke old ties when spinouts Avaya and Agere were formed.
Component shortage could hit as fast as glut News & Analysis 5/31/2001 Post a comment Patrick Frizoni, European president of specialist passives distributor TTI, has warned that components supply could shift as quickly back to allocation as it moved into excess inventories at the end of last year.
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.